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Full Circle: Death and Resurrection In Canadian Conservative Politics

by Bob Plamondon eBookIt.com (November 21, 2014)

Full Circle tells the dramatic story of how the Canadian conservative movement was fractured in the 1990s and how it was restored to glory and was returned to power in 2006. It recounts the humiliating defeat...


Imagination in Politics: Freedom or Domination?

by Mihaela Czobor-Lupp Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Imagination is a complex and ambiguous culture-making power that is a rather marginal concept in contemporary political theory. This book addresses how imagination can be both a source of freedom and domination...


Engaging Enemies: Hayek and the Left

by Simon Griffiths Rowman & Littlefield International (October 09, 2014)

Engaging Enemies examines responses of the British left to Friedrich Hayek, one of the gurus of Thatcherism, and attempts to rethink socialism in response to neoliberalism.


The Little Black Book of Political Wisdom

by Sanford L. Jacobs Skyhorse (November 04, 2014)

Politics. It’s a word that carries a great deal of weight, and there have been many words spoken about it ever since human beings decided it might be a good idea to come down from the trees and form some kind...


Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement

by William Upski Wimsatt Akashic Books (September 14, 2010)

Best-selling author and activist William Upski is back with a blueprint for political activists in 2010.


Right Turn: How the Tories Took Ontario

by Christina Blizzard Dundurn (January 10, 1995)

Relying on a combination of video tapes, clever advertising, and a brilliant campaign plan, the Harris team pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in Canadian political history. Right Turn tells the story....


America's Failing Experiment: How We the People Have Become the Problem

by Kirby Goidel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2013)

In this book, author Kirby Goidel makes the controversial case that the American political system suffers from too much democracy and that the trend toward greater democratization has led to greater citizen...


Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home

by Susan Clark & Woden Teachout Chelsea Green Publishing (October 10, 2012)

Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities.

Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary...


The Social Basis of the Rational Citizen: How Political Communication in Social Networks Improves Civic Competence

by Sean Richey, Ikeda Ken'ichi, Sarah Brosnan & J. Benjamin Taylor Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

Social networking lies at the heart of a number of fascinating political questions and social concerns, including citizen competence, social movements, and voter mobilization. In The Social Basis of the Rational...


Political Polling: Strategic Information in Campaigns

by Jeffrey M. Stonecash Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 25, 2008)

Professor Stonecash combines his twenty years of polling experience with academic theory to show how and why polling is done and how information can be used to help win elections.


Shakespeare and the Body Politic

by Dustin A. Gish, Bernard J. Dobski, Laurence D. Nee & Timothy Burns et al. Lexington Books (April 25, 2013)

The chapters in Shakespeare and the Body Politic examine the tensions between the passion and ambition of individuals and the limits of the political communities that encompass and inform them. Shakespeare provides...


The Soul of Civil Society: Voluntary Associations and the Public Value of Moral Habits

by Don Eberly & Ryan Streeter Lexington Books (September 11, 2002)

Americans care about the public value of moral habits. They like to see virtue rewarded and vice censured, appealing as this does to the nation's deep sense that one's success rests neither in money nor in power...


American Catholics and Civic Engagement: A Distinctive Voice

by Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, William A. Galston, W Shepherdson Abell & Kirk Adams et al. Sheed & Ward (October 22, 2003)

Sheed & Ward proudly presents the first of two volumes in a groundbreaking series called American Catholics in the Public Square. The result of a three-year study sponsored by Pew aimed at understanding the...


Community Media: A Global Introduction

by Ellie Rennie Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 27, 2006)

This concise text will help readers understand the ongoing fascination with do-it-yourself media around the world. Ellie Rennie explains how community media has, since its beginning, challenged the mainstream....


Localizing and Transnationalizing Contentious Politics: Global Civil Society Movements in the Philippines

by Joel F. Ariate Jr, Zuraida Mae D. Cabilo, Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem & Ma Glenda S. Lopez Wui et al. Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)

A country facing serious economic challenges, the Philippines is also a democratic polity with a vibrant civil society sector. This collection is the first of its kind to focus on five global civil society movements...


Destiny Calling: How the People Elected Barack Obama

by Charles M. Madigan Ivan R. Dee (October 16, 2009)

Emphasizing the revealing experiences of representative Americans from around the country, who tell how the previous eight years of failed policies shaped their personal fate and prompted them to vote for a...


Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2008

by , The Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government & Harvard University Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2009)

Every four years following the presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University convenes a distinguished gathering of campaign managers, media commentators, and interested political observers...


The Mendacity of Hope

by Roger D. Hodge HarperCollins e-books (October 05, 2010)

The Mendacity of Hope should help wake up all those Obama-voters who've been napping while the wars escalate, the recession deepens, and the environment goes straight to hell.” —Barbara Ehrenreich

From...


Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin HarperCollins e-books (February 23, 2010)

The gripping inside story of the 2008 presidential election, by two of the best political reporters in the country.

“It’s one of the best books on politics of any kind I’ve read. For entertainment value,...


Toward Better Governance in China: An Unconventional Pathway of Political Reform

by Dennis V. Hickey, Baogang Guo, Chunlong Lu & Chia-chen Chou et al. Lexington Books (November 12, 2009)

This book examines contemporary Chinese political reform through an examination of a number of policy initiatives taken in recent years. These include programs designed to improve administrative efficiency,...


Cyber War

by Richard A. Clarke & Robert Knake HarperCollins (April 20, 2010)

Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability...


Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for the Article V Amendment Process

by Darren Patrick Guerra Lexington Books (June 10, 2013)

This book provides a brief intellectual and constitutional history of the Article V amending process from the Imperial Crisis until the present and shows Article V to be a vital part of the Constitutional architecture....


Culture of Opportunity: Obama's Chicago

by Rebecca Janowitz Ivan R. Dee (June 16, 2010)

Rebecca Janowitz's portrait of Hyde Park-the Chicago South Side neighborhood long noted for its progressive politics-offers an expert, insider's social and political perspective on this intriguing community...


The Politics of Historic Districts: A Primer for Grassroots Preservation

by William E. Schmickle AltaMira Press (September 18, 2006)

Politics of Historic Districts is your political battle plan in a fight to designate a local historic district. Thirty-four brief chapters cover everything you need to know about the politics of organizing a...


America and the Limits of the Politics of Selfishness

by Sidney Waldman Lexington Books (February 03, 2007)

America and the Limits of the Politics of Selfishness examines Congress, the Presidency, the public, and public policy, demonstrating the important impact of the public's selfishness, morality, compassion, and...


Crowded Land of Liberty: Solving America's Immigration Crisis

by Dirk Chase Eldredge Bridgeworks (December 09, 2002)

This book examines the impact of immigration on U.S. society—on schools, social services, jobs, taxpayers. This book offers alternatives to present policies.


The King Years (Enhanced Edition): Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

by Taylor Branch Simon & Schuster (January 08, 2013)

Taylor Branch, author of the acclaimed America in the King Years, introduces selections from the trilogy in clear context and gripping detail.

The King Years delivers riveting tales of everyday heroes who achieved...


Popular Mobilization and Empowerment in Georgia's Rose Revolution

by Kelli Hash-Gonzalez Lexington Books (October 18, 2012)

While other studies explain the Rose Revolution in terms of the contribution of the “power players,” Popular Mobilization and Empowerment in Georgia’s Rose Revolution, by Kelli Hash-Gonzalez, adds to our...


Poor America: A Comparative-Historical Study of Poverty in the U.S. and Western Europe

by Samuel J. Eldersveld Lexington Books (February 09, 2007)

Poor America describes the sharp contrast in the extent of poverty between the United States and six Western European countries. Samuel J. Eldersveld seeks to discover why America struggles more with this social...


Political Rules of the Road: Representatives, Senators and Presidents Share their Rules for Success in Congress, Politics and Life

by Lou Frey Jr. & Aubrey Jewett UPA (July 10, 2012)

Political Rules of the Road is a collection of informal rules, advice, and anecdotes shared by former and current members of congress, presidents, governors, and cabinet members.


What Do We Expect from Our Government?

by Joshua M. Chanin, Beryl A. Radin, William M. LeoGrande & , Edelman, Peter B. et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

What Do We Expect From Our Government? provides a glimpse at this set of developments by focusing on a number of policies, such as climate change, immigration, and terrorism, as well as governance processes...


Moral Victories in the Battle for Congress

by Marty Cohen University of Pennsylvania Press (June 28, 2019)

While Christian conservatives had been active in national politics for decades and had achieved a seat at the table by working with the Republican Party, the 1980s and 1990s saw them make significant strides...


Time to Talk

by Michael Healy-Rae Gill Books (October 26, 2018)

The biggest regret of Michael Healy-Rae’s life was a time he didn’t talk when somebody needed him the most. After that, he vowed to never stop talking, listening and trying to really hear what people were...


The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers

by Gordon Weiss Bellevue Literary Press (September 04, 2012)

An incisive first account of the formation, history, and bloody dissolution of the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka.


Democracy and Its Enemies

by Paul N. Goldstene Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

America, it is often argued, emerged from the Enlightenment. It follows that the prevailing elements of politics in the United States are echoes of struggles among what is here referred to as the moderate Enlightenment,...


De Valera: Rule

by David McCullagh Gill Books (October 26, 2018)

In this, the concluding volume of David McCullagh’s monumental new life of the revolutionary and statesman, we join De Valera in 1932 as he takes the reins of power in the first Fianna Fáil government, and...


Madam Politician

by Martina Fitzgerald Gill Books (October 12, 2018)

Only 10 per cent of those who have sat at the cabinet table in Ireland in almost 100 years have been women, totalling just 19 female politicians. Along with the two former female presidents of Ireland, all of...


Power & Choice

by W. Phillips Shively Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 03, 2018)

W. Phillips Shively’s Power & Choice offers an in-depth look into the nuances of politics, both domestic and international, through the use of multiple comparative perspectives and theoretical approaches....


The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia

by Howard Schweber, David A. Schultz, Gerard Michael D’Emilio & Mary Welek Atwell et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Many hoped or feared that Antonin Scalia’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1986 would guarantee a conservative counter-revolution that would reverse the liberal jurisprudence of the Supreme Court under...


Donald Trump and the Prospect for American Democracy

by Arthur Paulson Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This book goes beyond examining Donald Trump as a unique and controversial President to place his election in a historical and systematic perspective. It offers an analysis of the 2016 presidential nominations...


Gerrymandering

by Franklin L. Kury Hamilton Books (May 18, 2018)

In the spring of 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in the Wisconsin gerrymandering case that could have a revolutionary impact on American politics and how legislative representation is chosen....


Changemakers

by Fay Weller & Mary Wilson New Society Publishers (June 05, 2018)

With every news report, the world seems to be careening off the rails. It's all too easy to slip into despair waiting for co-opted, self-serving governments to act.

Hope and action is the antidote. We each...


The Power Manual

by Cyndi Suarez New Society Publishers (July 03, 2018)

All social relations are laden with power. Getting out from under dominant power relations and mastering power dynamics is perhaps the most essential skill for change agents across all sectors seeking to ignite...


An American Political Scientist in Israel: From Athens to Jerusalem

by Paul Eidelberg Lexington Books (August 20, 2010)

This book recounts the author's meetings with some of Israel's political and intellectual leaders after he immigrated to Israel in 1976. He reveals the flawed mentality of Israel's elites and their policy of...


Look Where You're Going

by Paddy Briggs Biteback Publishing (July 05, 2018)

Look Where You’re Going has unique insights into political decision-making in an area which was, and is, a political football. But above all it shows how one man’s intellectual power combined with a special...


Forgotten Patriot

by Brian Murphy The Collins Press (September 01, 2016)

It had been a busy few days for Adolf Hitler, but Douglas Hyde had not slipped his mind … On 25 June 1938, Douglas Hyde became the first President of Ireland. His values stood in stark contrast to those of...


Regional Actors in Multilateral Negotiations

by Diana Panke, Stefan Lang & Anke Wiedemann ECPR Press (February 28, 2018)

Since the end of WWII, not only the number of international regimes and organizations, but also the number of regional organisations and groups increased considerably. Today, states are often members of regional...


Cartelisation, Convergence or Increasing Similarities?

by Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi ECPR Press (March 02, 2018)

It is often suggested that political parties are becoming increasingly alike, and that party politics has turned into an elite affair where political professionals collude to further their self-interest rather...


The Resilient Voter

by Shauna Reilly & Stacy G. Ulbig Lexington Books (February 19, 2018)

The Resilient Voter: Stressful Polling Places and Voting Behavior provides a new perspective on the role voting barriers play, demonstrating that they not only discourage participation but also affect the quality...


Brexit and Beyond

by Benjamin Martill & Uta Staiger UCL Press (January 29, 2018)

Brexit will have significant consequences for the country, for Europe, and for global order. And yet much discussion of Brexit in the UK has focused on the causes of the vote and on its consequences for the...