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George Washington

by 50MINUTES.Com

Recognized as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, George Washington played a part in the birth of the nation. From the Seven Years’ War against the French to the definition of American...

Political Suicide: Missteps, Peccadilloes, Bad Calls, Backroom Hijinx, Sordid Pasts, Rotten Breaks, and Just Plain Dumb Mistakes in the Annals of Amer

by Erin McHugh

A collection of entertaining and cautionary tales of political missteps in American history, from the birth of the nation through the present day. Just in time for the presidential election of 2016 comes Political...

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

by Christopher H. Achen & Larry M. Bartels

Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human...

The Heir Apparent Presidency

by Donald A. Zinman

It was during the Depression, with the Republican regime in disarray, that Franklin D. Roosevelt came into office with a mandate to change the role of government. His was one of the presidencies—like Jefferson’s,...

Fighting Hurt

The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden

by Joel Goldstein

“I am nothing, but I may be everything,” John Adams, the first vice president, wrote of his office. And for most of American history, the “nothing” part of Adams’s formulation accurately captured the...

Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

by James K. Libbey

Born to poor tenant farmers in a log cabin in Graves County, Kentucky, Alben Barkley (1877--1956) rose to achieve a national political stature equaled by few of his contemporaries. His memorable public career...

How Europeans View and Evaluate Democracy

Political and Economic Dynamics of the Eurozone Crisis

The Fight to Vote

by Michael Waldman

“Important and engaging” —The Washington Post

From the president of NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice and the author of The Second Amendment, the history of the long struggle to win voting rights for all...

The Dynamic Welfare State

Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act

by Zachary McLeod Hutchins

An important reconsideration of the Stamp Act as prelude to the American Revolution

Herman Dooyeweerd: Christian Philosopher of State and Civil Society

by Jonathan Chaplin

The twentieth-century Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977) left behind an impressive canon of philosophical works and has continued to influence a scholarly community in Europe and North America,...

Insuring Life: Value, Security and Risk

by Luis Lobo-Guerrero

This book is a contribution to the scholarly engagement with the wider problem of governing through risk and the politics of uncertainty. It takes life insurance as an empirical site from which to ask: what...

Shooting Up

The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics

by Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations first edition was winner of the ISA-Northeast's Yale H. Ferguson Award, and the ISA Theory Section's Best Book of the Year award.

The Conduct of Inquiry in International...

Social Advantage and Disadvantage

by HARTLEY DEAN & Lucinda Platt

Social advantage and disadvantage are potent catch-all terms. They have no established definition but, considered in relation to one another, they can embrace a wide variety of more specific concepts that address...

George Washington's Journey: The President Forges a New Nation

by T.H. Breen

This is George Washington in the surprising role of political strategist.

T.H. Breen introduces us to a George Washington we rarely meet. During his first term as president, he decided that the only way to fulfill...

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory