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  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis De Tocqueville; Henry Reeve

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95

    Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields... more...

  • Talking Politics?by Sheila Suess Kennedy

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 4.95

    Honest, objective, and informed political debates are all too rare in today?s polarized and partisan climate. Public policy is increasingly driven by ideology while political spin, distortions, and even demonizing opponents by disseminating outright lies are routine practice from Washington to the local city council. Super-heated and hyper-partisan... more...

  • The Race to 270by Daron R. Shaw

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    The Electoral College has played an important role in presidential politics since our nation’s founding, but surprisingly little information exists about precisely how it affects campaign strategy. Daron R. Shaw, a scholar who also worked as a strategist in both Bush-Cheney campaigns, has written the first book to go inside the past two presidential... more...

  • Serious Moneyby Clifford W. Brown; Lynda W. Powell; Clyde Wilcox

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 39.00

    Serious Money offers analysis of the relationship between fundraising methods and contributing decisions in presidential campaigns. more...

  • Financing the 2012 Electionby David B. Magleby

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    The amount of money flowing through U.S. politics continues to astound. "While not all expenditures are reported," writes David Magleby, "our best estimate is that at least $8 billion was spent in the 2012 federal elections." In this essential volume, the latest in a quadrennial series dating back to 1960, Magleby and his colleagues reveal where all... more...

  • The Impression of Influenceby Justin Grimmer; Sean J. Westwood; Solomon Messing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Constituents often fail to hold their representatives accountable for federal spending decisions?even though those very choices have a pervasive influence on American life. Why does this happen? Breaking new ground in the study of representation, The Impression of Influence demonstrates how legislators skillfully inform constituents with strategic... more...

  • Common Groundby Cal Thomas; Bob Beckel

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    Inspired by their popular USA Today column, conservative Cal Thomas and liberal Bob Beckel unmask the hypocrisy of the issues, organizations, and individuals that have created and deepened the partisan divide at the center of American politics, and make a strategic case for why this bickering must stop. Thomas and Beckel explain how bipartisanship... more...

  • Electing the Senateby Wendy J. Schiller; Charles Stewart III

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people?instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving the public a direct vote. Electing the Senate investigates the electoral connections among constituents,... more...

  • Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelationby Walter Mosley

    Nation Books 2011; US$ 12.00

    Combining the personal with the political, bestselling writer Walter Mosley draws from his own addictions to explore the forms that oppression takes in our everyday lives. more...

  • Millennial Momentumby Morley Winograd; Michael D. Hais

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    In their 2008 book, Millennial Makeover , Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais made a prescient argument that the Millennial Generation (born 1982-2003) would change American politics for good. Later that year, a huge surge of participation from young voters helped to launch Barack Obama into the White House. Now, in Millennial Momentum , Winograd... more...