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  • Political Alienation and Political Behaviorby David C. Schwartz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    Why do people adopt attitudes of political alienation--attitudes of estrangement from, or lack of identification with, the political system? Why do some politically alienated people react to their alienation by engaging in revolutionary behavior, while others similarly alienated--become reformers or ritualists, and still others simply drop out of political... more...

  • Nation and State in Latin Americaby Jose Carlos Chiaramonte

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    No one in Latin American historiography has paid more attention to questions related to the emergence of nations than Jose Carlos Chiaramonte. Reflecting on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century uses of the concept of nation in Europe and the Americas, Chiaramonte argues that historical questions related to the term "nation" derive from its changing meaning... more...

  • Gorbachevby John Farrar

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    Gorbachev: The Man and the System portrays Gorbachev's rise to power and his tenure in office against the background of a period of critical change and development in the Soviet system. The research is primarily based on Soviet materials, supplemented and critically compared with a wide range of Western press and academic studies. Both Zemtsov and... more...

  • Political Campaign Craftsmanshipby Edward Schwartzman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    Over one billion dollars are spent in presidential election years on an expensive art form: political campaigns. Many political observers believe that at least half that amount is wasted. But, which half? Edward Schwartzman answers that question based upon experience gained in seventy-five campaigns. "Political Campaign Craftsmanship" treats both the... more...

  • Empowering the Public-Private Partnershipby George V. Voinovich; R. Gregory Browning; Hunter Morrison

    Ohio University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Using lessons from Cleveland, Mayor George V. Voinovich developed this handbook for governments and private entities seeking a mutually enriching partnership. It is his legacy to those who will guide America’s cities to new growth and vitality. more...

  • The Leader, the Led, and the Psycheby Edward Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    In this book of absorbing stories, Bruce Mazlish illuminates the lives of intellectual and political leaders with the penetrating light of psychohistory and in doing so illuminates our own lives as well. A pioneer in this field, Mazlish demonstrates that study of the origins of leaders—their personal history—can help us understand their work, and... more...

  • New Perspectives in American Politicsby Lucius J. Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    The official publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, this annual publication includes significant scholarly research reflecting the diverse interests of scholars from various backgrounds who use a variety of models, approaches, and methodologies. What unites the organization, and this annual publication, is its focus... more...

  • Communism, Conformity and Libertiesby Ferdinand Tonnies

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    If there is a-"desert island" book in the conduct of social research, it is arguably this book. Whether in terms of sociological structures or psychological nuances, Communism, Conformity, and Civil Liberties, originally published in 1955, is a recognized landmark. Stouffer helped strengthen the fundamental liberties of all Americans by showing... more...

  • A Theory of Public Opinionby Francis Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 48.54

    This book traces the emergence of the ideas and institutions that evolved to give people mastery over their own destiny through the force of public opinion. The Greek belief in citizen participation is shown as the ground upon which the idea of public opinion began and grew. For Wilson, public opinion is an "orderly force," contributing to social and... more...

  • Emotional Bureaucracyby Rupert Hodder

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 45.92

    This study casts doubt on the classic model of bureaucracy and its relevance to developing areas. In particular, Hodder challenges the Weberian distinction between the role of emotion and a modern bureaucracy's impersonal and rational qualities. He suggests that bureaucracies function differently, and offers a different perspective. The focus is the... more...