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  • Politicsby Andrew Heywood

    Macmillan Education UK 2013; US$ 36.48

    Stimulating, succinct and accessible, the fully revised and updated fourth edition of this highly successful text offers a truly comprehensive introduction to the study of politics, written from an international perspective. more...

  • Bobby Kennedyby Chris Matthews

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 14.99

    New York Times Bestseller A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball . With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy , Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America’s most beloved Presidents... more...

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

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 3.99

    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...

  • The Spirit of Compromiseby Amy Gutmann; Dennis Frank Thompson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 17.95 US$ 16.33

    To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis—dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years. In The Spirit of Compromise , eminent political thinkers Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson show why compromise is so important, what stands in the way of achieving... more...

  • Leadershipby James MacGregor Burns

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian examines transformational leaders from Moses to Machiavelli to Martin Luther King Jr. in this “impressive book” ( The Washington Post ).   Historian and political scientist James MacGregor Burns has spent much of his career documenting the use and misuse of power by leaders throughout history. In this groundbreaking... more...

  • Manufacturing Consentby Edward S. Herman; Noam Chomsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    An intellectual dissection of the modern media to show how an underlying economics of publishing warps the news. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Skeletons in the Closetby Monika Nalepa

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    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$ 14.39

    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...