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  • The American Anomaly: U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective, 3rd Editionby Raymond A. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    The American Anomaly systematically analyzes and explains the U.S. political system by way of comparison with other countries, especially other industrialized democracies. It is organized into four distinct sections, respectively covering the constitutional order, governmental institutions, political participation, and public policymaking. more...

  • Maryland Politics and Political Communication, 1950-2005by Theodore F. Sheckels

    Lexington Books 2006; US$ 32.99

    Maryland Politics and Political Communication, 1950-2005 is not a survey of all that occurred between 1950 and 2005. Rather, this book focuses on a set of interesting political events in which communication is a very important variable. These events, be they elections or episodes of governance, are also_arguably_the most dramatic ones during the period. more...

  • The California Republicby Brian P. Janiskee; Ken Masugi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 32.99

    The essays in The California Republic explore the evolution of Progressivism in California and also its contemporary policy consequences. Designed to work in tandem with other texts or as a stand-alone reader, the book examines themes ranging from founding principles to institutions, from local government to statesmanship, and from elections to policy... more...

  • The Coming Age of Direct Democracyby Mark Baldassare; Cheryl Katz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 24.99

    This book examines the new, hybrid democracy that has been taking shape in California since the 2003 recall of Gov. Gray Davis and election of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Using the results of surveys with more than 150,000 Californians, the book reveals the public attitudes behind the move to supplant governance by elected representatives with an increased... more...

  • Public Mattersby William A. Galston

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 29.99

    After preparing to lead a quiet life as a teacher and scholar of political theory, William Galston has spent the past quarter century crossing the boundaries between academia and public life, including a two-year stint as Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy under President Clinton. Reflecting these boundary-crossings, Public Matters contains a selection... more...

  • Ulrichs von Hutten polemische Dialoge im Spannungsfeld von Humanismus und Politikby Arnold Becker

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 52.50

    Hauptbeschreibung Die polemischen Dialoge des deutschen Reichsritters und poeta laureatus Ulrich von Hutten (1488 - 1523) konnten in den reformatorischen Diskursen zwischen 1517 und 1521 eine große Wirkung entfalten, die an ihrer Verbreitung und ihrem Einfluss auf die späteren deutschsprachigen Reformationsdialoge ablesbar ist. Die vorliegende Monographie... more...

  • This Splendid Gameby Christian P. Potholm

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 34.99

    This Splendid Game offers a unique close-up examination of seminal U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and gubernatorial elections?and one referendum vote?in Maine. Potholm focuses especially on the dynamics of candidates' and groups' use of polling and the media. more...

  • Intelligence and Surprise Attackby Erik J. Dahl

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    How can the United States avoid a future surprise attack on the scale of 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, in an era when such devastating attacks can come not only from nation states, but also from terrorist groups or cyber enemies?. Intelligence and Surprise Attack examines why surprise attacks often succeed even though, in most cases, warnings had been available... more...

  • Eyes on Spiesby Amy B. Zegart

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Amy Zegart examines the weaknesses of US intelligence oversight and why those deficiencies have persisted, despite the unprecedented importance of intelligence in today's environment. She argues that many of the biggest oversight problems lie with Congress—the institution, not the parties or personalities—showing how Congress has collectively and persistently... more...

  • Issues on My Mindby George P. Shultz; Henry A. Kissinger

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Former Nixon and Reagan cabinet member George Shultz offers his views on how to govern more effectively, get our economy back on track, take advantage of new opportunities in the energy field, combat the use of addictive drugs, apply a strategic overview to diplomacy, and identify necessary steps to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. If we can... more...