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Government. Public administration

  • Accountableby Tavis Smiley; Stephanie Robinson

    Atria Books 2009; US$ 5.99

    Accountable provides real-life examples of how crucial issues -- including health care, education, the economy, unequal justice, and the environment -- manifest themselves in our communities. The book demonstrates the urgent need to hold politicians and ourselves responsible, because the stakes have never been higher. Accountable examines present-day... more...

  • At the Center of the Stormby George Tenet

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.71

    In the whirlwind of accusations and recriminations that emerged in the wake of 9/11 and the Iraq war, one man's vital testimony has been conspicuously absent. Candid and gripping, At the Center of the Storm recounts George Tenet's time at the Central Intelligence Agency, a revealing look at the inner workings of the most important intelligence organization... more...

  • The Audacity of Races and Gendersby Zillah Eisenstein

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 34.95

    In this exciting and insightful new work, Zillah Eisenstein engages the 2008 election of Barack Obama as a site of new anti-imperial possibility. Contiuning her relentless anti-racist feminist narrative to uncover the new shiftings and changes surrounding the meanings and practices of race, gender, and class, she likens the end of the Bush/Cheney presidency... more...

  • Behind the Ballot Boxby Douglas Amy

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 115.00

    Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of different voting systems used in the USA and many other Western democracies, this text provides information and analytical tools needed to examine voting systems and their far-reaching political implications. more...

  • CQ's Guide to Current American Government, Fall 2006by CQ Press

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2006; US$ 32.20

    Every spring and fall, researchers, students, people who work in the world of politics or simply enjoy reading about it, look forward to the new edition of CQ Press's Guide to American Government. This resource contains the best Congressional Quarterly reporting published during the past six months in CQ Weekly and related CQ publications. The... more...

  • Continuity and Change in the Rhetoric of the Moral Majorityby W David Snowball

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 114.00

    The persuasive strategies employed by the Moral Majority in the early 1980s reassured and calmed a segment of the American population left confused and uncertain by recent national events. David Snowball analyzes this powerful movement, how its rhetoric energized its supporters, the positions it endorsed and causes it championed, and its response... more...

  • Contracting Out Government Servicesby Paul Seidenstat

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 122.00

    Privatization of government services in the United States has accelerated in the last two decades, especially at the state and local levels. This work focuses on contracting out—the most widely used method of privatization. Contributors from academia, consulting firms, government agencies, and private providers discuss the why and how of contracting... more...

  • Cooperation, Conflict and Consensus in the Organization of American Statesby Carolyn M. Shaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    An examination of how the Organization of American States' rules and norms affect behavior and decisions of member countries, including the United States more...

  • Delaware Politics and Governmentby William W Boyer; Edward C. Ratledge

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of both the historical and the contemporary dimensions of the politics and government of the “First State.” Once a sparsely populated, agrarian, and relatively insignificant polity, Delaware has become a densely and diversely populated financial and legal center often called the “corporation... more...

  • A Field Guide to the Culture Warsby Michael Mcgough

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00

    Like any realignment in politics, the Democratic takeover of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections inspired a raft of instant analyses. One take on the results that is surely wrong is that the change in control of Congress and the spike in Democratic hopes for the 2008 presidential race mark an end to the culture wars that conventional wisdom blamed... more...