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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)

The essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement are set in historical context by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the magisterial America in the King Years trilogy--Parting the Waters; Pillar of Fire;...


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...


Fire in the Lake

by Frances FitzGerald & Jeff Bottoms Hachette Book Group (March 06, 2018)

This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald's own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam--into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between...


How Democracy Ends

by David Runciman Basic Books (June 04, 2018)

How will democracy end? And what will replace it? A preeminent political scientist examines the past, present, and future of an endangered political philosophy

Since the end of World War II, democracy's sweep...


Game of Thorns

by Doug Wead Center Street (February 27, 2017)

Here is the first, insider, account of the precipitous fall of Hillary Clinton. How the scandals of a lifetime finally reached critical mass. How, in the last few days of the campaign, some on her staff saw...


The Year of Voting Dangerously

by Maureen Dowd Twelve (September 12, 2016)

Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016--the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history.

Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables,...


American Politics

by Jon Roper Oneworld Publications (June 01, 2011)

To understand the world events today, you need to understand American politics. Exploring the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, Jon Roper provides a sharp analysis...


Democracy Hacked

by Martin Moore Oneworld Publications (September 27, 2018)

Technology has fractured democracy, and now there’s no going back.

All around the world, the fringes have stormed the palace of the elites and unleashed data miners, dark ads and bots on an unwitting public....


Africa

by Tom Young Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

Vast, diverse, dynamic, and turbulent, the true nature of Africa is often obscured by its poverty-stricken image. In this controversial and gripping guide, Tom Young cuts through the emotional hype to critically...


The Blunders of Our Governments

by Anthony King & Ivor Crewe Oneworld Publications (September 04, 2014)

With unrivalled political savvy and a keen sense of irony, distinguished political scientists Anthony King and Ivor Crewe open our eyes to the worst government horror stories and explain why the British political...


British Politics

by Richard S. Grayson Oneworld Publications (April 07, 2016)

No one saw it coming. No pundit, no pollster and no political leader predicted David Cameron’s Conservative Party would win a majority of seats in Parliament and his three main opponents would resign as party...


Populism

by Simon Tormey Oneworld Publications (July 04, 2019)

Every day we hear that the rise of populism threatens democracy around the world, but is this really true? Did populism cause the current crisis, or is it the other way around?

To understand the state of our...


The Good State

by A. C. Grayling Oneworld Publications (February 27, 2020)

The foundations upon which our democracies stand are inherently flawed, vulnerable to corrosion from within. What is the remedy?

A. C. Grayling makes the case for a clear, consistent, principled and written constitution,...


The First

by Stanley Fish Atria/One Signal Publishers (November 05, 2019)

“Fish’s points arrive in thoughtful, dense provocations.” --Kirkus Reviews

From celebrated public intellectual and New York Times bestselling author, Stanley Fish, comes an urgent and sharply observed look...


What You Need to Know About Voting--and Why

by Kim Wehle & Nicol Zanzarella HarperAudio (June 16, 2020)

A step-by-step guide to every American's most fundamental right and civic duty --just in time for the 2020 presidential election.

Nothing is more important to the health of a democracy than the right to vote....


Reaching for Glory

by Michael R. Beschloss Simon & Schuster Audio (November 01, 2001)

Reaching for Glory lets us eavesdrop on LBJ's private, often tortured thoughts during the most crucial year of his presidency -- when his dreams of being hailed as the equal of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt...


In the Arena

by Pete Hegseth Simon & Schuster Audio (May 03, 2016)

This vigorous call-to-arms to reignite American citizenship at home and restore American power abroad by the Fox News contributor and decorated Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran uses the timeless truths of Teddy...


Bobby Kennedy

by Chris Matthews Simon & Schuster Audio (October 31, 2017)

In Chris Matthews’s New York Times bestselling portrait of Robert F. Kennedy, “Readers witness the evolution of Kennedy’s soul. Through tragedy after tragedy we find the man humanized” (Associated Press)....


Forged in Crisis

by Nancy Koehn Simon & Schuster Audio (October 03, 2017)

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

“Five gritty leaders whose extraordinary passion and perseverance changed history…a gripping read on a timeless and timely topic” --Angela Duckworth, #1 bestselling author...


The First

by Stanley Fish & Rick Adamson Simon & Schuster Audio (November 05, 2019)

“Fish’s points arrive in thoughtful, dense provocations.” --Kirkus Reviews

From celebrated public intellectual and New York Times bestselling author, Stanley Fish, comes an urgent and sharply observed look...


The Great Debate

by Yuval Levin & Mike Chamberlain Blackstone Publishing (December 03, 2013)

For more than two centuries, our political life has beendivided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In TheGreat Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the Left-Right divide byexamining...


The Art of Political War and Other Radical Pursuits

by David Horowitz & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (September 11, 2008)

Politics is war; but in America, one side is doing all the shooting--the liberals. Shell-shocked conservatives blame their failures on the media or on unscrupulous opponents, but they refuse to name the real...


Pennsylvania Avenue

by John Harwood, Gerald F. Seib & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (May 13, 2008)

With keen inside analysis and great stories drawn from astonishing access to Washington’s key players, Pennsylvania Avenue takes us behind the scenes to show what really happens on the first street in America...