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  • 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...

  • Watchdogs on the Hillby Linda L. Fowler

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Linda Fowler evaluates how the legislature?s most visible and important watchdogs performed from the mid-twentieth... more...

  • Untrodden Groundby Harold H. Bruff

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Harold H. Bruff is the Rosenbaum Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School. He is the author, most recently, of Bad Advice: Bush?s Lawyers in the War on Terror . more...

  • After Hope and Changeby James W. Ceaser; Andrew E. Busch; John J. Pitney

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 26.99

    Updated to include the 2014 midterms and previewing the coming 2016 election cycle, After Hope and Change provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the national election by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, and John J. Pitney Jr. more...

  • The Imperfect Primaryby Barbara Norrander

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 35.95

    The complex and ever-changing rules governing American presidential nomination contests are continuously up for criticism, but there is little to no consensus on exactly what the problems are, or on how to fix them. The evolving system is hardly rational because it was never carefully planned. So how are we to make sense of the myriad complexities... more...

  • Sicherheitspolitik und Streitkräfte im Urteil der Bürgerby Heiko Biehl; Harald Schoen

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 49.99

    Sicherheitspolitische Fragen betreffen alle Bürger, da die Schaffung von Sicherheit eine wesentliche Voraussetzung für das gesellschaftliche Zusammenleben ist. Dieser Band versammelt Beiträge, die aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven analysieren, wie Bürger sicherheitspolitische Fragen, Akteure und Instrumente wahrnehmen, wie sie sich Urteile darüber... more...

  • Barack Obama: Präsident der polarisierten Staaten von Amerikaby Helge Fuhst

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 80.79

    Wie hat Barack Obama als US-Präsident den ?Wandel? umgesetzt, den er als Kandidat in seinem erfolgreichen Wahlkampf 2008 versprochen hatte? Als Wahlkämpfer hatte Obama mit ?Change? und ?Yes, We Can!? die etablierten Politiker besiegt, im Präsidentenamt versuchte er ohne Regierungserfahrung eine lange Liste an Reformen durch das politische System zu... more...

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

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 89.95

    Introduction John M. Bryson, Barbara C. Crosby, and Laura Bloomberg DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP INTRODUCTION Public Value as a Contested Democratic Practice John Benington Creating Public Value: Contributions of the New Civic Politics Harry C. Boyte Value of Voices, Voice of Values: Participatory and Value Representation in Networked... more...

  • Congress and Civil-Military Relationsby Colton C. Campbell; David P. Auerswald

    Georgetown University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    While the president is the commander in chief, the US Congress plays a critical and underappreciated role in civil-military relations—the relationship between the armed forces and the civilian leadership that commands it. This unique book edited by Colton C. Campbell and David P. Auerswald will help readers better understand the role of Congress... more...

  • Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Centuryby Frits M. Van der Meer; Jos C.N. Raadschelders; Theo A.J. Toonen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 33.00

    This revised and expanded edition of a benchmark collection compares how civil services around the world have adapted to cope with managing public services in the 21st century. The volume provides insights into multi-level governance, juridification and issues of efficiency and responsiveness as well as exploring the impact of fiscal austerity. more...