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Towards Consensus?: The 1993 Election and Referendum in Nz

by Peter Aimer

Based on a nationwide survey of voters, this is a study of the historic 1993 New Zealand general election and referendum. It seeks to explain why New Zealanders made the choices they did - an extremely narrow...


Proportional Representation on Trial: New Zealand's Second Mmp Election and After

by Peter Aimer, Jack Vowles & Susan Banducci

Tracing the transition of a democracy as it moves in between electoral systems, this book details the current and past public opinion surrounding New Zealand’s 1999 election. As a result of the second election...


Building the New World: Work, Politics and Society in Caversham, 1880s1920s

by Erik Olssen

These essays are the result of a study of the Dunedin working-class suburb of Caversham. Olssen discusses a number of important theoretical issues the writing of history, the question of class, the role of gender,...


Politics in New Zealand

by Richard Mulgan

This revised edition of a classic introduction to the New Zealand political, constitutional, and electoral system covers recent elections and the constitutional and legal changes that have attracted the attention...


Globalisation and the Wealth of Nations

by Brian Easton

Neither an argument for nor against globalization, this book is a careful and thorough analysis of the issues of globalization and an imaginative, wide-ranging picture of the globalizing world. It aims to both inform and...


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...