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  • Emotional Bureaucracyby Rupert Hodder

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • The Process of Governmentby Arthur F. Bentley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Arthur F. Bentley originally wrote this book over the years 1896-1908 while working as a Chicago newspaper reporter and editor, during which time he had a sense of tremendous social activity taking place, and a feeling that all the politics of the country, so to speak, were drifting across [his] desk. This prompted Bentley to develop an analysis of... more...

  • Towards a Regional Political Class?by Klaus Stolz

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 94.99

    Focussing on professional politicians Klaus Stolz investigates the interrelationship between political career patterns and political institutions in two of the most widely discussed cases of regionalism: Catalonia and Scotland. more...

  • Europeanizing Greeceby Nancy Vamvakas

    University of Toronto Press 2012; US$ 47.95

    Europeanizing Greece serves as a perceptive case study of the EU's continual enlargement and resulting regional challenges. more...

  • The Politics of Reapportionmentby Malcolm Jewell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The issue of apportionment is one of the most important problems facing citizens of most of the states in America. It underlies many other problems of state government. Growing judicial concern with apportionment is evidence of a failure of the political process in many states. A political solution to the problem requires better understanding and more... more...

  • Authority in Islamby Hamid Dabashi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    From the origins of Muhammad's prophetic movement through the development of Islam's principal branches to the establishment of the Umayyad dynasty, the concept of authority has been central to Islamic civilization. By examining the nature, organization, and transformation of authority over time, Dabashi conveys both continuities and disruptions inherent... more...

  • The Dark Side of Church/State Separationby Stephen Strehle

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    The Dark Side of Church/State Separation analyzes the Enlightenment's attack upon the Judeo-Christian tradition and its impact upon the development of secular regimes in France, Germany, and Russia. Such regimes followed the anti-Semitic/anti-Christian agenda of the French Enlightenment in blaming the Judeo-Christian tradition for all the ills of European... more...

  • The Soviet Unionby Aron Katsenelinboigen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company. more...

  • Public Opinion in the United Statesby Rita J. Simon

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    Public Opinion in the United States tracks developments in American society since World War II through the lens of public opinion. The authors assess national public opinion poll data from 1945 to 2008, targeting opinions about African Americans, Jews, Muslim Americans, gays and lesbians, immigration, abortion, and affirmative action. The authors... more...

  • Twilight of Libertyby William A. Donohue

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Twilight of Liberty is a sequel to Donohue's highly regarded The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union, but with a marked change in emphasis. Instead of challenging the ACLU's nonpartisan reputation, as he did in the earlier volume, Donohue now seeks to demonstrate why and how recent ACLU policy undermines the process of liberty. He argues... more...