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State government

  • Red Tapeby Herbert Kaufman; Philip K. Howard

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Death, taxes, and red tape. The inevitable trio no one can escape. That wry sense of reality colors Herbert Kaufman's classic study of red tape, the bureaucratic phenomenon that all of us have encountered in some form?from the confounding tax form filled out annually to the maddeningly time-consuming wait at the driver's license bureau. The complaints... more...

  • The Spy's Sonby Bryan Denson

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 23.99

    The riveting true story of the father-and-son co-conspirators who sold US national secrets to Russia. Jim Nicholson was the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage. A single father, respected mentor, and brilliant case officer, he was also a double agent selling thousands of state secrets to the Russians. However, it was from... more...

  • The Struggle for Democracyby Roger Mason

    The History Press 2015; US$ 26.24

    The town of Old Sarum, which contains not three houses, sends two members; and the town of Manchester, which contains upwards of sixty thousand souls, is not admitted to send any. Is there any principle in these things?' (Tom Paine, Rights of Man, 1791). Britain's voting arrangements prior to the 1832 Reform Act are almost unbelievable to us now.... more...

  • Guide to the Presidencyby Michael Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 525.00

    The Guide to the Presidency is an extensive study of the most important office of the U.S. political system. Its two volumes describe the history, workings and people involved in this office from Washington to Clinton. The thirty-seven chapters of the Guide , arranged into seven distinct subject areas (ranging from the origins of the office to the... more...

  • Military Families and War in the 21st Centuryby Rene Moelker; Manon Andres; Gary Bowen; Philippe Manigart

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00

    This book focuses on the key issues that affect military families when soldiers are deployed overseas, focusing on the support given to military personnel and families before, during and after missions. Today?s postmodern armies are expected to provide social-psychological support both to their personnel in military operations abroad and to their... more...

  • California Dreamingby Lawrence J. McQuillan

    Independent Institute 2015; US$ 14.99

    California?s unfunded public pension liability, when measured correctly, is two to four times larger than official government estimates. In total, California?s 86 defined-benefit public pension plans are underfunded by roughly $430 billion, representing California?s greatest financial challenge since the Great Depression. The failure to fully fund... more...

  • The American Vice Presidencyby Jody C. Baumgartner; Thomas F. Crumblin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    Concise yet comprehensive, The American Vice Presidency is the fullest and most accurate examination of the office of the vice president to date, covering the origins and constitutional roots of the institution, its history, and the slow transformation of the office starting in the mid-twentieth century. more...

  • A Citizen's Guide to Presidential Nominationsby Wayne P. Steger

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 23.95

    Presidential nominations in the United States can sometimes seem like a media circus, over-hyped and overly speculative. Even informed citizens might be tempted to tune them out. Yet understanding the process, one distinct to American politics, is crucial for civic participation. If presidential elections are about who will lead the nation, presidential... more...

  • State Legislatures Todayby Peverill Squire; Gary Moncrief

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 34.99

    A concise and provocative introduction to state legislative politics, this book a supplement for state and local government courses and upper level courses on legislative politics. It examines state legislatures and state lawmakers, putting them in historical context, showing how they have evolved over the years, and differentiating them from... more...