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  • Rules for Radicalsby Saul Alinsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this... more...

  • Populism in Latin Americaby Michael L. Conniff; Kenneth Roberts; Jorge Basurto; Michael L. Conniff; Paul Drake; Steve Ellner; Joel Horowitz; William Francis Robinson; Ximena Sosa-Buchholz; Steve Stein; Kurt Weyland

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71

    Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This updated edition of Populism in Latin America discusses new developments in populism as a political phenomenon and the emergence of new populist political figures in Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela in particular.   For more than one hundred years—from the beginning of the twentieth to... more...

  • The Open Society and Its Enemiesby Karl Popper

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.54

     ‘If in this book harsh words are spoken about some of the greatest among the intellectual leaders of mankind, my motive is not, I hope, to belittle them. It springs rather from my conviction that, if our civilization is to survive, we must break with the habit of deference to great men.’ - Karl Popper, from the Preface Written in political exile... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Mediaby Robert Y. Shapiro; Lawrence R. Jacobs

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 54.99

    With engaging new contributions from the major figures in the fields of the media and public opinion The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media is a key point of reference for anyone working in American politics today. more...

  • Clientelism in Everyday Latin American Politicsby Tina Hilgers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book improves understandings of how and why clientelism endures in Latin America and why state policy is often ineffective. Political scientists and sociologists, the contributors employ ethnography, targeted interviews, case studies, within-case and regional comparison, thick descriptions, and process tracing. more...

  • The Allure of Toxic Leadersby Jean Lipman-Blumen

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 12.99

    Toxic leaders, both political, like Slobodan Milosevic, and corporate, like Enron's Ken Lay, have always been with us, and many books have been written to explain what makes them tick. Here leadership scholar Jean Lipman-Blumen explains what makes the followers tick, exploring why people will tolerate--and remain loyal to--leaders who are destructive... more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase,... 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$ 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$ 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...