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  • The Life You Can Saveby Peter Singer

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 13.10

    The End of Poverty meets Nudge in an empowering, life-changing manifesto more...

  • Winner-Take-All Politicsby Jacob S. Hacker; Paul Pierson

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 12.99

    A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time— the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich. We all know that the very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades while most Americans haven’t. In fact, the exorbitantly paid... more...

  • unSpunby Brooks Jackson; Kathleen Hall Jamieson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Americans are bombarded daily with mixed messages, half-truths, misleading statements, and out-and-out fabrications masquerading as facts. The news media–once the vaunted watchdogs of our republic–are often too timid or distracted to identify these deceptions. unSpun is the secret decoder ring for the twenty-first-century world of disinformation.... more...

  • The Outrage Industryby Jeffrey M. Berry; Sarah Sobieraj

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    A stimulating expose on how the roots of today's partisan rage lie in the "outrage industry" - deregulated, commodified media markets that will do anything for money and attention. more...

  • Skeletons in the Closetby Monika Nalepa

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    This book explores pacted transitions to democracy, in which former autocrats are granted amnesty in exchange for allowing free elections. more...

  • Fleecedby Dick Morris; Eileen McGann

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.51

    Here are the facts: The United States has released 425 terrorists from Guantánamo, at least 50 of whom have returned to the battlefield to fight our troops. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both say they're fiscally responsible. But each has called for $1 trillion in tax increases over the next ten years—and dressed them up as tax cuts! Mainstream... more...

  • Building Policy Legitmacy in Japanby Professor Takayuki Sakamoto

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 99.00

    Why do politicians sometimes make unpopular or contested policies that could damage their electoral prospects? This is the question Sakamoto tries to answer. Political scientists have long claimed that political behaviour can be explained as actors' self-interested goal-seeking behaviour. But Sakamoto demonstrates that politicians sometimes show behaviour... more...

  • The Death of Britain?by John Redwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 42.00

    Can the United Kingdom survive devolution, European integration, reform of the Lords, slimming of the monarchy and proportional representation? Will the new House of Lords be anything more than a rubber stamp full of friends of the Prime Minister? Will Scotland now shatter the Union by demanding full independence? In this dramatic new book John Redwood... more...

  • Politics in the Russian Regionsby Graeme Gill

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00

    This volume analyzes the changing power relations in the Russian regions and in their relationship with the centre. It considers Russian federalism and the changes that Putin has introduced, and the distribution of power at the regional level. The result is a rich survey of the state of federal relations in Russia. more...

  • Backstage Politicsby Phillip Adams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.68

    Retiring in 1975, Fred Daly liked to tell the story of the new Member who sat next to him in the House. Turning to Fred, he said, 'I like to sit here and look across at the enemy.' 'Son,' said Fred, 'you are looking at the Opposition. The enemy is behind you.' Phillip Adams has been close to governments of various persuasions for over fifty years.... more...