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  • 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...

  • Remaking Domestic Intelligenceby Richard A. Posner

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    The author reveals the dangerous weaknesses undermining domestic intelligence in the United States and tells why a new national security service should not be part of the FBI. He explains the need for a new domestic intelligence agency, modeled on the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and lodged in the Department of Homeland Security. 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...

  • Why States? The Challenge of Federalismby Matthew Spalding; Eugene Hickok

    The Heritage Foundation 2013; US$ 10.95

    Everyone knows from childhood civics, or at least from the moment they try to get a driver's license, that this is a nation of states. So what?Federalism is a core component of the infrastructure of freedom. It checks the centralization of the national government and protects a sphere of state autonomy and local self-government, the result of which... more...

  • Politikverflechtung in Föderalismusreformenby Dominic Heinz

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 37.61

    Politikverflechtung in FoĚ?deralismusreformen : Deutschland, OĚ?sterreich und die Schweiz in vergleichender Perspektive more...

  • Collaborationby John M. Kamensky; Thomas J. Burlin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.99

    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 Paul Strangio; Nick Dyrenfurth

    Melbourne University Press 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Laws, Men and Machinesby Michael Foley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    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...

  • The Hidden Handby Richard H. Immerman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95

    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... more...