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  • The CIA's Russiansby John Limond Hart

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    During the Cold War a number of high-ranking Soviet citizens spied for the CIA, providing the United States with valuable information while putting themselves and their families in great danger. In this book a seasoned CIA field operator and station chief looks at what drove these agents to betray their own country. Unlike many authors who write about... more...

  • Collaborationby John M. Kamensky; Thomas J. Burlin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 42.99

    As government faces more complex problems, and citizens expect more, the way government delivers services and results is changing rapidly. The traditional model of government agencies administering hundreds of programs by themselves is giving way to one-stop services and cross-agency results. This translation implies collaboration?within agencies;... more...

  • Confusionby Nick Dyrenfurth; Paul Strangio

    Melbourne University Press 2009; US$ 33.32

    In Confusion, some of Australia's foremost political historians including Judith Brett and Stuart Macintyre revisit the seminal moment when liberals threw in their lot with the conservatives. In May 1909, Alfred Deakin, the radical liberal doyen, struck an agreement for a controversial 'fusion' with the anti-Labor factions, with the new grouping... more...

  • Laughter in the Shadowsby Stuart E. Methven

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    This memoir of a CIA operations officer captures the spirit of the early years of the Agency, a period sometimes described as its 'finest hours.' Using the alias 'St. Martin,' Stuart Methven served in the CIA from the 1950s through the 1970s. The book opens by describing the author's training in the clandestine arts and subsequent assignment to Asia... more...

  • Corporate Political Agencyby Barry M Mitnick

    SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 54.00

    How do business firms decide on their strategies for political advocacy? What agents do they use to influence the business and governmental environments? Should a corporation use an outside agent such as a trade association or rely on an in-house public affairs manager? This book represents the first-ever comprehensive overview of the burgeoning phenomenon... more...

  • Laws, Men and Machinesby Michael Foley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1990, Laws, Men and Machines is an original interpretation of the lasting influence that Newtonian mechanics has had on the design and operation of the American political system. The author argues that it is this mechanistic tradition that now instinctively shapes the way we conceive of, analyse, and evaluate American politics,... more...

  • Creating Public Value in Practiceby John M. Bryson; Barbara C. Crosby; Laura Bloomberg

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 89.95

    Creating Public Value in Practice: Advancing the Common Good in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power, No-One-Wholly-in-Charge World brings together a stellar cast of thinkers to explore issues of public and cross-sector decision-making within a framework of democratic civic engagement. It offers an integrative approach to understanding and applying the... more...

  • The Hidden Handby Richard H. Immerman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 35.95

    The Hidden Hand is a succinct accessible and up-to-date survey of the Central Intelligence Agency?s history from its inception in 1947 to the present. Covers both aspects of the CIA?s mission ? the collection and analysis of intelligence and the execution of foreign policy through covert, paramilitary operations De-mythologizes the CIA?s role... more...

  • Vital Statistics on American Politics 2013-2014by Harold W. (Watkins) Stanley; Richard G. (Gene) Niemi

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 104.00

    Editors Harold Stanley and Richard Niemi have consulted hundreds of sources to calculate and locate the data, facts and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies. Fully updated. more...

  • The Art of Intelligenceby William J. Lahneman; Rubén Arcos

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    This is the first textbook to offer in one volume original simulations, exercises, and games designed by academics and intelligence professionals from several countries. These innovative methods are meant to enhance the learning experience and provide an international perspective to the topics and approaches discussed in class. Intelligence simulations... more...