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  • Running from Officeby Jennifer L. Lawless; Richard L. Fox

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Running from Office explores young people's opinions about contemporary politics and their political ambition (or lack of it). The book paints a political profile of the next generation that should sound alarm bells about the long-term, deeply embedded damage contemporary politics has wrought on U.S. democracy and its youngest citizens. more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.01

    With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history. Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the... more...

  • The American Revolutionby Gordon S. Wood

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 11.65

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An elegant synthesis done by the leading scholar in the field, which nicely integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but never loses contact with the older, classic questions that we have been arguing about for over two hundred years.” —Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers... more...

  • Capitalism, Democracy, and Ralph's Pretty Good Groceryby John Mueller

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    Democracy is overrated. Capitalism, on the other hand, doesn't get enough credit. In this provocative and engaging book, John Mueller argues that these mismatches between image and reality create significant political and economic problems--inspiring instability, inefficiency, and widespread cynicism. We would be far better off, he writes, if we recognized... more...

  • The Supreme Court in American Politicsby Isaac Unah

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 41.00

    The Supreme Court's involvement in many hot political and personal conflicts makes crucial an understanding of its internal workings and evolution. This book gives students a firm historical and institutional base upon which to evaluate contemporary Supreme Court decisions and the impact of those decisions on the lives of ordinary citizens. more...

  • Give Me Libertyby Naomi Wolf

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 9.99

    As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder -- if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American... more...

  • World Orderby Henry Kissinger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    As Henry Kissinger observes in this magisterial book, there has never been a true world order. For most of history, civilizations have defined their own concepts of order, each one envisioning its distinct principles as universally relevant. Now, as international affairs take place on a global basis, these historic concepts of world order are meeting.... more...

  • America's Crisisby Daniel B. Jeffs

    Hard Shell Word Factory 2002; US$ 7.00

    America is steeped in uncertainty. We have been subjected to political terrorism, social aggression, legal anarchy, and media-driven chaos. We've lost our voice in government, education, and almost everything else in society - even as we have entered the age of communications and information technology. It is a good time to discover democracy. more...

  • Is Democracy Exportable?by Zoltan Barany; Robert G. Moser

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This books explains the normative and empirical issues behind the concept known as 'democracy promotion'. more...

  • Decentralization and Local Democracy in the Worldby United Cities and Local Governments

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    Decentralization and Local Democracy in the World constitutes a global reference on decentralization by presenting the contemporary situation of local governments in all regions of the world. The report analyzes local authorities in each continent under three main themes: the evolution of territorial structures; responsibilities and power, management... more...