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  • Nations in Transit - 2001-2002by Carlton J. H. Hayes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 55.95

    "How are democracy and market reforms faring in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union? Is civil society expanding or shrinking? Are the media free or fettered by official constraints? To what degree are nations governed by the rule of law? Are human rights respected? Do taxation and trade policies, property rights reforms, banking laws, privatization,... more...

  • Legislative Styleby William Bernhard; Tracy Sulkin

    University of Chicago Press 2018; US$ 35.00 US$ 29.75

    Once elected, members of Congress face difficult decisions about how to allocate their time and effort. On which issues should they focus? What is the right balance between working in one’s district and on Capitol Hill? How much should they engage with the media to cultivate a national reputation? William Bernhard and Tracy Sulkin argue that these... more...

  • Israeli Visions and Divisionsby Myron J. Arnoff

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 44.95

    This finely etched, on-site work examines the relationships between the changing political system and political culture in Israel, with particular focus on the decade of the 1980s. Written by a scholar equally at home in the United States and in Israel, and intellectually equally at home in political science and anthropology, Israeli Visions and Divisions... more...

  • The Media, Journalism and Democracyby Margaret Scammell; Holli Semetko

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 160.00

    This title was first published in 2000. Offering original insights into the relationship between media and democratic theory, this volume brings together a renowned collection of international specialists who examine media and democracy, professional journalism, the anatomy of content and the current issues which concern both institutions. Challenging... more...

  • Hating Americaby John Gibson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 1.99

    John Gibson is one of the Fox News Channel's most outspoken personalities. Now, as the aftershocks of the war in Iraq reverberate around the world, Gibson exposes the outrageous tenor of anti-American sentiment filling newsprint and airwaves beyond our borders and how disagreements over policy have mushroomed into poisonous hatred. "I loathe America... more...

  • Straight Talk from the Heartlandby Ed Schultz

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99

    Ed Schultz is here to slay the "right-wing radio dragon" and revitalize the charge against Bush-era "conservative cruelty" with his own bold, irreverent truth-talk. When the self-described "gun-toting, meat-eating, drug-free liberal" from America's heartland came out swinging with his syndicated radio program, The Ed Schultz Show , listeners realized... more...

  • Being Americaby Jedediah Purdy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Having risen to national attention with his first book, For Common Things , Jedediah Purdy now cements his claim to being one of the most arresting public intellectuals of his generation. In Being America , Purdy turns his erudition and unique perspective to America’s relationship with a world that both admires and hates it. Purdy has absorbed... more...

  • Democratic Innovationsby Graham Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    This book examines democratic innovations from around the world, drawing lessons for the future development of both democratic theory and practice. more...

  • The Europeanization of Cyprusby Dr Angelos Sepos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Drawing from rationalist and constructivist approaches, the book examines the impact of the EU on the polity, policies and politics of Cyprus. This book considers the impact at home and abroad. more...

  • Representative Democracyby Michael L. Mezey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 39.50

    Although we tend to use the terms 'representative democracy' and 'democracy' as synonyms, they are not. Democracy means that the people govern; representative democracy means that the people elect others to govern for them. This raises the question of the extent to which representative government approximates democracy, a question that turns on the... more...