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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 31.99
Every four years following the presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University convenes a distinguished gathering of campaign managers, media commentators, and interested political observers to reflect on presidential campaign strategies from the earliest primaries through Election Day. The result is a book, and the 2008 election... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
The 2004 US election provided French citizens and their media with a springboard for re-conceiving 'self' and 'other'. Given its prominent opposition to recent US foreign policy such as the invasion of Iraq, a volley of insults and caustic remarks reverberated between France and the US. French observers linked the Bush administration's policies to... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 27.99
Jeffrey Alexander, a preeminent figure in social theory, offers here a new way of looking at democratic struggles for political power, discussing what happened, and why, during Barack Obama's remarkable run for president. Illustrated with vivid examples drawn from a range of media coverage, participant observation at a Camp Obama, and interviews... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00
Barack Obama?s inauguration as president on January 20, 2009, inspired the world. But the great promise of "Change We Can Believe In" was immediately tested by the threat of another Great Depression, a worsening war in Afghanistan, and an entrenched and deeply partisan system of business as usual in Washington. Despite all the coverage, the backstory... more...
- Nation Books 2011; US$ 14.99
In this ?agenda-setting? polemic, journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what is really happening with the Obama presidency. While Obama?s many compromises have disappointed liberals, Alterman argues that these concessions are largely due to a political system that is rigged against progressive change. These structural impediments to democracy... more...
- Scribner 2007; US$ 26.00
With its barbecues, new Cadillacs, and $4,000 snakeskin cowboy boots, Texas is all about power and money -- and the power that money buys. This detailed and wide-scope account shows how a group of wealthy Texas Republicans quietly hijacked American politics for their own gain. Getting George W. Bush elected, we learn, was just the tip of the iceberg....... more...
- Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 15.27
Hauptbeschreibung Fast unbemerkt von der Öffentlichkeit zahlen Parlamentsfraktionen seit Jahren verfassungswidrige Zulagen in Millionenhöhe an eine Vielzahl von Abgeordneten in Bund und Ländern. Erlaubt sind Zusatzgehälter nach ständiger Rechtsprechung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts nur für Parlamentspräsidenten, Vizepräsidenten und Fraktionsvorsitzende.... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.39
?Provocative and compelling.? ? New York Newsday ?Both entertaining and insightful.? ? Washington Post Book World ?It should be on the required reading list.? ? Chicago Sun-Times What Obama Means by Jabari Asim, renowned cultural critic and author of The N Word, is a timely and sharp analysis... more...
- Beast Books 2014; US$ 15.99
Wingnuts exist on the extreme edges of the political spectrum. They?re the professional polarizers and the unhinged activists, the hardcore haters and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They?re people who always try to divide us instead of unite us. And at a time when the fringe is blurring with the base, they?ve hijacked American politics. The... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
The election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States has opened a new chapter in the country?s long and often tortured history of inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations. Many relished in the inauguration of the country?s first African American president ? an event foreseen by another White House aspirant, Senator Robert Kennedy,... more...