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In the Shadow of the Great Charter: Common Law Constitutionalism and the Magna Carta

by Robert M. Pallitto

In the Supreme Court's 2008 ruling on whether Guantanamo detainees could be barred from U.S. courts, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited the U.S. Constitution, of course. But he also linked the decision to the Magna...


Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document

by Mike Lee

The still-unfolding story of America’s Constitution is a history of heroes and villains—the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty’s safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied...


In Defense of the Founders Republic: Critics of Direct Democracy in the Progressive Era

by Lonce H. Bailey & Jerome M. Mileur

Who were the Progressive reformers arguing with? The answer might surprise you. Drawing together a veritable powerhouse of scholars from across the political spectrum, In Defense of the Founders Republic examines...


In His Father's Shadow

by Stanley A. Renshon

From a pampered son who showed little promise, to his rise to the presidency, George W. Bush has transformed himself through acts of will and faith. Stanley Renshon examines the psychological transformation...


Thinking About the Presidency: The Primacy of Power

by David Milton Brent & William G. Howell

All American presidents, past and present, have cared deeply about power--acquiring, protecting, and expanding it. While individual presidents obviously have other concerns, such as shaping policy or building...


Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

by Linda L. Fowler

An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign...


Individualism in the United States: A Transformation in American Political Thought

by Stephanie M. Walls

Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. The American emphasis on the individual in politics...


The Principles of Gender-Sensitive Parliaments

by Lena Wängnerud

Gender serves as a lens that makes visible important issues in the field of representation: Whom do elected politicians represent? What is at stake in the parliamentary process? What do we know about the interplay...


A Dictionary of the European Union

by Lee McGowan & David Phinnemore

This unique collection of data includes concise definitions and explanations relating to all aspects of the European Union. It explains the terminology surrounding the EU and outlines the roles and significance...


God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy

by Mike Huckabee

The New York Times Bestseller!

In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's...


Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, The War on Terror, and His Critics

by Stephen F. Knott

George W. Bush has been branded the worst president in history and forced to endure accusations that he abused his power while presiding over a "lawless" administration. Stephen Knott, however, contends that...


American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone

by Marco Rubio

Dear Friends,

 

My parents came to the United States in 1956. The country they found was truly a land of opportunity, where hardworking people with grade school educations could afford a home, a car, and college...


The Last Warrior: Andrew Marshall and the Shaping of Modern American Defense Strategy

by Andrew F. Krepinevich & Barry D. Watts

Andrew Marshall is a Pentagon legend. For more than four decades he has served as Director of the Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagon’s internal think tank, under twelve defense secretaries and eight administrations....


The European Union and Japan: A New Chapter in Civilian Power Cooperation?

by Paul Bacon, Hartmut Mayer & Hidetoshi Nakamura

The EU and Japan have one of the most important trade relationships in the world. Fittingly, this book presents a detailed analysis of their bilateral regulatory environment and negotiation processes. Moreover,...


Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea: The Leader State

by Jae-Cheon Lim

The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders' personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily...


Building a World Federation: The Key to Resolving Our Global Crises

by Sovaida Ma'ani Ewing & Reza Mostmand

Humanity has been passing through stages of collective growth towards integration and unity. Our current collective crises--climate change, financial upheavals, proliferation of nuclear weapons, gross human...


The Promise of Representative Bureaucracy: Diversity and Responsiveness in a Government Agency: Diversity and Responsiveness in a Government Agency

by Sally Coleman Selden

This text on representive bureaucracy covers topics such as: bureaucracy as a representative institution; bureaucratic power and the dilemma of administrative responsibility; and representative bureaucracy and...


Film and the American Presidency

by Jeff Menne & Christian B. Long

The contention of Film and the American Presidency is that over the twentieth century the cinema has been a silent partner in setting the parameters of what we might call the presidential imaginary. This volume...


The Nordic Countries and the European Union: Still the other European community?

by Caroline Howard Grøn, Peter Nedergaard & Anders Wivel

In European policy-making, the Nordic countries are often viewed as a relatively coherent bloc; in international and European affairs the Nordic position has traditionally been conditioned on being different...


The Promise and Perils of Populism: Global Perspectives

by Carlos de la Torre

From the protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square to the Tea Party in the United States to the campaign to elect indigenous leader Evo Morales in Bolivia, modern populist movements command international attention...