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Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right

by Bernard Goldberg

Enough of the leftist lunatics like Rosie O'Donnell who think "Radical Christians" are "as big a threat to America as Radical Muslims." Enough of the hyperbolic liberal rhetoric comparing Bush to Saddam and...

The Political Battle over Congressional Redistricting

by Jeremy D. Walling, William J. Miller & Rickert Althaus

In this volume, scholars discuss the most recent wave of redistricting Congress. Emphasizing the state-level factors and processes, the volume ultimately shows how national requirements and state requirements...

A Bad Day On The Romney Campaign: An Insider's Account

by Gabriel Schoenfeld

Why did Romney lose? How can Republicans win?  In A Bad Day on the Romney Campaign, Gabriel Schoenfeld, a senior adviser to presidential nominee Mitt Romney for nearly two years, is the first insider to speak...

Cosmopolitan Government in Europe: Citizens and Entrepreneurs in Postnational Politics

by Owen Parker

The invocation of 'the market' has been omnipresent in media discussions of 'crisis Europe'. On the one hand, 'the market' is presented as that to which EU member states must collectively respond. It is the...

Congress Online: Bridging the Gap Between Citizens and their Representatives

by Dennis W. Johnson

While more than a million e-mails clog the inboxes of Congress each day, some legislators can't even find their own websites without the help of their staffers. In fact, laptops aren't even allowed on the floor...

Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties

by Harold F., Jr. Bass

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of United States Political Parties addresses the historical development, organization, operation, and leadership of the parties, as well as their broader environment....

Emerging Trends in Indian Politics: The Fifteenth General Election

by Ajay K Mehra

This study presents 13 articles interrogating themes likely to impinge on India's 15th general elections in 2009. These were written following intense discussion between the contributors and use available data...

Direct Democratic Choice: The Swiss Experience

by Hanspeter Kriesi

Direct Democratic Choice sets out to understand how the citizens actually decide in direct-democratic votes. Author Hanspeter Kriesi has analyzed nearly twenty years of post-election surveys in Switzerland (1981-1999),...

Barack Obama and the New America: The 2012 Election and the Changing Face of Politics

by Larry J. Sabato, James Campbell & Alan Abramowitz

Larry Sabato, one of the leading experts in American politics, has brought together respected journalists and academics from across the political spectrum to examine every facet of the 2012 election, and what...

The Centrist Manifesto

by Charles Wheelan

A vision—and detailed road map to power—for a new party that will champion America’s rational center. From debt ceiling standoffs to single-digit Congress approval ratings, America’s political system...

Partisan Publics: Communication and Contention across Brazilian Youth Activist Networks

by Ann Mische

During the 1980s and 1990s, Brazil struggled to rebuild its democracy after twenty years of military dictatorship, experiencing financial crises, corruption scandals, political protest, and intense electoral...

Three's A Crowd: The Dynamic of Third Parties, Ross Perot, and Republican Resurgence

by Ronald B. Rapoport & Walter J. Stone

A significant contribution to our understanding of minor parties and party system change. The authors develop a new theory and provide strong empirical evidence in support of it. They show that the Perot's candidacy...

Funding Loyalty: The Economics of the Communist Party

by Eugenia Belova

The flow of money to national, regional, and local Soviet communist party organizations, the manner in which money was collected, and how their financial discipline was enforced all yield deep insights into...

Managing Conflicts in Africa's Democratic Transitions

by Akanmu G. Adebayo, Mike Adeyeye & Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina

This book explores the nascent and complex terrain of democratization and peaceful political transitions in Africa. It analyzes major election-related conflicts across the continent, explains their root causes...

Ideas and Actions in the Green Movement

by Brian Doherty

The 'Western' green movement has grown rapidly in the last three decades: green ministers are in government in several European countries, Greenpeace has millions of paying supporters, and green direct action...

New Sinn Féin: Irish Republicanism in the Twenty-First Century

by Agnès| Maillot

As a consequence of Sinn Féin's connection with the IRA, the military side of the republican movement has tended to overshadow the political, both in terms of its internal operation and strategic choices and...

Challengers to Duopoly: Why Third Parties Matter in American Two-Party Politics

by J. David Gillespie

A comprehensive history and thoughtful evaluation of American third parties

Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America

by Robert B. Reich

For anyone who believes that liberal isn’t a dirty word but a term of honor, this book will be as revitalizing as oxygen. For in the pages of Reason, one of our most incisive public thinkers, and a former...

Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

by Jeffery A. Jenkins & Charles, III Stewart

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the most powerful partisan figure in the contemporary U.S. Congress. How this came to be, and how the majority party in the House has made control of the speakership...

Labour Unionism in the Financial Services Sector: Fighting for Rights and Representation

by Gregor Gall

In recent years, there has been an acute crisis of worker representation in the finance sector in Britain. Labour union and staff association membership and density has fallen, collective organisation has experienced...