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  • Forcing Choiceby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 11.99

    Direct voting on key issues is a measure of society’s democratic maturity. “Forcing choice,” says Patrick Boyer, shows that a nation respects the judgment of its people and that its government is prepared to heed their will, and it can strengthen the bond that unites a country. But, just as a general election, a referendum can be risky business. more...

  • The Law & Politics of Brexitby Federico Fabbrini

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 38.99

    This book covers the political and legal implications of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union. Structured in four parts, the book covers the background of how Brexit came to be, the implications of Brexit on the constitutional structure of the UK, and also the EU, and finally how the EU project can go forward beyond Brexit. more...

  • How The Right Lost Its Mindby Charles J. Sykes

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    Once at the centre of the American conservative movement, bestselling author and radio host Charles Sykes is a fierce opponent of Donald Trump and the right-wing media that enabled his rise. Sykes presents an impassioned, regretful and deeply thoughtful account of how the American conservative movement came to lose its values. How did a movement... more...

  • Elections, Voting Rules and Paradoxical Outcomesby William V. Gehrlein; Dominique Lepelley

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.11

    This monograph studies voting procedures based on the probability that paradoxical outcomes like the famous Condorcet Paradox might exist. It is well known that hypothetical examples of many different paradoxical election outcomes can be developed, but this analysis examines factors that are related to the process by which voters form their preferences... more...

  • Manipulating Political Decentralisationby Lovise Aalen; Ragnhild L. Muriaas

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Can autocrats establish representative subnational governments? And which strategies of manipulation are available if they would like to reduce the uncertainty caused by introducing political decentralisation?? In the wake of local government reforms, several states across the world have introduced legislation that provides for subnational elections.... more...

  • How To Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again)by Nick Clegg

    Random House 2017; US$ 12.68

    Keep calm – but do not carry on. There is nothing remotely inevitable about Brexit – except that it will be deeply damaging if it happens. Extricating Britain from Europe will be the greatest challenge this country has faced since the Second World War. And as negotiations with the EU expose the promises of the Brexit campaign to have been hollow,... more...

  • Multi-Level Electoral Politicsby Sona N. Golder; Ignacio Lago; André Blais; Elisabeth Gidengil; Thomas Gschwend

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 69.99

    This volume re-examines how the incentives created by specific electoral institutions affect the behaviour of voters and party elites. It provides the first systematic analysis of multi-level politics at three distinct levels: regional, national, and European Parliament elections. more...

  • The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Electionby Rachel Bitecofer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 53.09

    This book explains the 2016 presidential election through a strategic focus. In the primaries both parties faced challenges from insurgent outsiders riding waves of populist fervor in the electorate, but only the Democrats were able to steer the nomination into the hands of their establishment favorite. Why weren’t Republican elites able to stop Donald... more...

  • The Race Cardby Tali Mendelberg

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    Did George Bush's use of the Willie Horton story during the1988 presidential campaign communicate most effectively when no one noticed its racial meaning? Do politicians routinely evoke racial stereotypes, fears, and resentments without voters' awareness? This controversial, rigorously researched book argues that they do. Tali Mendelberg examines... more...

  • Embattled Nationby Patrice Dutil; David MacKenzie

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 14.99

    Embattled Nation explores Canada’s tense wartime election of 1917. Amidst the drama of the First World War, Canada’s most divisive election ever raised pivotal questions about Canada’s place in the war and the world. This book examines the issues, people, and events behind one of the most important elections in Canada’s history. more...