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Voters' Victory: New Zealand's First Election Under Proportional Representation

by Jack Vowles

Completes a triad of studies charting New Zealand's shift to a new MMP electoral system. This volume is the story of the first MMP election in 1996 and asks the question: is MMP beginning to deliver what its...


Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy

by Andrew Cockburn

Donald Rumsfeld, who as secretary of defense oversaw the army, navy, air force, and marines from 2001 to December 2006, is widely blamed for the catastrophic state of America's involvement in Iraq. In his groundbreaking...


Our Brave New World: Essays on the Impact of September 11

by Wladyslaw Pleszczynski

Every American remembers exactly how it unfolded and where they were and what they were doing on that terrible morning of September 11. And like any other unprecedented historic jolt, September 11 continues...


Tea Party Catholic: The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing

by Samuel Gregg & Michael Novak

Targeting core tenets of the Tea Party movement, including political economy and economic history, Samuel Gregg makes the case for a new breed of conservative—the Tea Party Catholic. Long married to the conventional...


Liberty and Research and Development: Science Funding in a Free Society

by Tibor R. Machan

The contributors to this volume explore the implications of government funding of scientific research and offer alternatives to the heavy reliance on government support that research and development (R&D) currently...


Song for My Father: Memoir of an All-American Family

by Stephanie, Stokes Oliver

On Election Day in 1960, a classmate of Stephanie Stokes Oliver threatened to beat her up. Why? Because in their class's mock presidential election, Stephanie revealed that she would follow her father's lead...


Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home

by James Carville & Mary Matalin

Twenty years after the publication of the bestselling All’s Fair, James Carville and Mary Matalin look at how they—and America—have changed in the last two decades.

 

James Carville and Mary Matalin have...


The Audacity to Win: How Obama Won and How We Can Beat the Party of Limbaugh, Beck, and Palin

by David Plouffe

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David Plouffe not only led the effort that put Barack Obama in the White House, but he...


Institutions and Incentives in Regulatory Science

by Jason Scott Johnston, Susan Dudley & James W., Jr. Conrad

Institutions and Incentives in Regulatory Science explores fundamental problems with regulatory science in the environmental and natural resource law field. Each chapter covers a variety of natural resource...


Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries

by Danielle Sarver Coombs

When Barack Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, took the blame for being alternately too moderate or too conservative; his vast wealth made him unappealing...


Soldier Repatriation: Popular and Political Responses

by Kaare Dahl Martinsen

Britain, Denmark and Germany all deployed soldiers soon after the 9/11 attacks, yet their role in Afghanistan and the casualty rates suffered, have been vastly different. This book looks at how their casualties...


The Liminal Worker: An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece

by Manos Spyridakis

The Liminal Worker examines the experience of work, employment, employment insecurity and precariousness in a context of high unemployment and welfare state crisis in modern Greece. A theoretically-informed,...


State-led Privatisation and the Demise of the Democratic State: Welfare Reform and Localism in an Era of Regulatory Capitalism

by Mike Raco

Across the world the prevailing narrative has become one of Good Governance, devolution, liberation, and freedom of expression. In policy fields as diverse as development planning, healthcare, and public transport...


The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President

by Edward Klein

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the most polarizing figure in American politics. Love her or hate her, everyone has a strong opinion about the former first lady turned senator who is almost certainly going to run...


Bridging the Information Gap: Legislative Member Organizations as Social Networks in the United States and the European Union

by Nils Ringe & Jennifer Nicoll Victor

Legislative member organizations (LMOs)-such as caucuses in the U.S. Congress and intergroups in the European Parliament-exist in lawmaking bodies around the world. Unlike parties and committees, LMOs play no...


Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy

by Erik J. Engstrom

Erik J. Engstrom offers a historical perspective on the effects of gerrymandering on elections and party control of the U.S. national legislature. Aside from the requirements that districts be continuous and,...


Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush: More Political Subversion from Jim Hightower

by Jim Hightower

America in 2004 is color coded—and it’s not just a matter of red, white, and blue. The terror alert bounces from yellow to orange. The economy offers up a hundred shades of red ink. The environment is turning...


Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire--Two Evolutionary Psychologist

by Alan S. Miller & Satoshi Kanazawa

Now available in paperback?a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior ?as disturbing [as it is] fascinating? (Publishers Weekly).

Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers...


The Unarmed Truth: My Fight to Blow the Whistle and Expose Fast and Furious

by John Dodson

After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, John Dodson pulled bodies out of the wreckage at the Pentagon. In 2007, following the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech, John Dodson walked through the classrooms,...


Co-ed Combat: The New Evidence That Women Shouldn't Fight the Nation's Wars

by Kingsley Browne

A scholar makes a definitive, controversial argument against women in combat 

More than 155,000 female troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002. And more than seventy of those women have...