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  • Dynamics of Democracy in Timor-Lesteby Rui Graça Feijó

    Amsterdam University Press 2016; US$ 114.99

    The Indonesian province of Timor-Leste made international news when it decided to break away from Indonesia in 1999. The decision sparked deadly rampages by pro-integrationist militias, violence that only abated when the UN sent a force to maintain peace and help ease the way to actual independence. This book details the political history of Timor-Leste,... more...

  • The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introductionby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 7.99

    In the second edition of The U.S. Congress , Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill, pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and translating parliamentary language into plain English. No mere civics lesson, this eye-opening book... more...

  • Why Young People Don’t Voteby Mitchell Agg

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    Why don't young people vote? Through four main reasons, Mitchell helps us answer this question as well as giving some solutions. more...

  • The International Politics of Eurasia: v. 9: The End of Empire? Comparative Perspectives on the Soviet Collapseby S. Frederick Starr; Karen Dawisha

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 35.80

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company. more...

  • How to Be a Government Whipby Helen Jones

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    One of the most misunderstood and oft-caricatured jobs in British politics whips are the unseen unsung heroes of the parliamentary system without whom governments would doubtless crumble and legislative business would almost certainly grind to a halt. Whips are shrouded in mystery however often portrayed in the media and by colleagues as a brutish... more...

  • The Cabinet Office, 1916–2018by Anthony Seldon; Jonathan Meakin

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Since its creation in the depths of the Great War in December 1916, the Cabinet Office has retained a uniquely central place in the ever-changing political landscape of the last century. While the revolving door of 10 Downing Street admits and ejects its inhabitants every few years, the Cabinet Office remains a constant, supporting and guiding successive... more...

  • Canadian Municipal Governmentby G. Kenneth Crawford

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1954; Not Available

    Mr. Crawford's aim is to show how various Canadian municipal systems function, rather than to present a critical analysis of existing institutions and practices. more...

  • Beyond Power and Resistanceby Peter Bloom

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 38.99

    This book challenges the conceptual and practical effectiveness of resistance to achieve social and political change, and considers an alternative framework that goes beyond a desire to resist sovereign power, but offers political movements that expand individual and collective capabilities. more...

  • A Defense of Ruleby Stuart Gray

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 77.99

    While political theorists tend to regard rule as a necessary evil, this book aims to explain how rule need not be understood as anathema to political life. By looking at some of the earliest traditions of political thought, Stuart Gray establishes a new analytic approach to understanding fundamental political ideas of other cultures and time periods,... more...

  • Uncontrolledby Jim Manzi

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? Jim Manzi argues that throughout history, various methods have been attemptedexcept for controlled experimentation. Experiments provide the feedback loop that allows us, in certain limited ways, to identify error in our beliefs as a first... more...