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Breakdown and Change of Private Interest Governments

by Claudius Wagemann

Private Interest Governments were identified in the 1980s as a special form of public regulation in selected economic sectors, rivalling conventional market, state, or community-based forms of public order....


Blair, Labour, and Palestine: Conflicting Views on Middle East Peace After 9/11

by Toby Greene

Many of Tony Blair's policy decisions in the Israeli-Palestinian arena were controversial and politically costly. Blair, Labour and Palestine argues that gaps between him and much of his party were rooted in...


The Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

by Adam Michnik

Renowned Eastern European author Adam Michnik was jailed for more than six years by the communist regime in Poland for his dissident activities. He was an outspoken voice for democracy in the world divided by...


An Uncanny Era: Conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik

by Elzbieta Matynia

Czech playwright and dissident Vaclav Havel first encountered Polish historian and dissident Adam Michnik in 1978 at a clandestine meeting on a mountaintop along the Polish-Czechoslovak border. This initial...


The National Origins of Policy Ideas: Knowledge Regimes in the United States, France, Germany, and Denmark

by John L. Campbell & Ove K. Pedersen

In politics, ideas matter. They provide the foundation for economic policymaking, which in turn shapes what is possible in domestic and international politics. Yet until now, little attention has been paid to...


Electoral Systems and Governance: How Diversity Can Improve Policy-Making

by Salomon Orellana

Diversity and dissent have been shown to improve decision-making in small groups. This understanding can be extended to the political arena and in turn it can enlighten ideas about policy-making.

This book focuses...


U.S.-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue

by Abbas Maleki & John Tirman

Can Iranians and Americans find common ground to overcome their troubled history? U.S.-Iran Misperceptions is the first written dialogue on the key issues that separate these two great countries. Bringing together...


Why America Must Not Follow Europe

by Daniel Hannan

Daniel Hannan, a British Conservative Member of the European Parliament, calls on Americans to avoid Europe's future. He traces the common roots of British and American liberty, and describes how both countries...


The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River

by Dan Morrison

A spectacular modern-day adventure along the Nile River from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean Sea

With news of tenuous peace in Sudan, foreign correspondent Dan Morrison bought a plank-board boat, summoned...


The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age

by Archie Brown

From one of the world’s preeminent political historians, a magisterial study of political leadership around the world from the advent of parliamentary democracy to the age of Obama


The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union

by Michael Johns

In The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union, Michael Johns looks to intra-EU migration as a way to analyze our understanding issues such as minorities, free movement, and rights. Tracing...


Telling Our Stories: The Lives of Latina Women

by Theresa Baron-McKeagney

Stereotypes of Mexican American women and the lack of their representation in research literature contribute to misrepresentations of Mexican American culture and their invisibility. In this qualitative study,...


Party Attitudes Towards the Eu in the Member States: Parties for Europe, Parties Against Europe

by Nicolo Conti

In a moment where the EU is facing an important number of challenges, there is growing interest in understanding how parties influence the way Europe evolves as a political issue, notably how parties structure...


World Report 2014: Events of 2013

by Human Rights Watch & Kenneth Roth

Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2014 is the global rights watchdog’s flagship twenty-fourth annual review of global trends and news in human rights. An invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and...


Direct Democracy in Canada: The History and Future of Referendums

by J. Patrick Boyer

A well researched analysis of three national referenda in Canada: prohibition in 1898, conscription in 1942, and the Constitution in 1992.


Categorically Incorrect: Ethical Fallacies in Canada's War on Terror

by A. Alan Borovoy

Borovoy argues that Canada has pursued an ethically cockeyed war against terror, being needlessly dovish abroad and excessively hawkish at home.


Comparative Issues in Party and Election Finance: Volume 4 of the Research Studies

by F. Leslie Seidle

This book is one of 23 volumes of research commissioned by the Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing, and one of five volumes within this series dealing specifically with party and election...


The Foundations of the British Conservative Party: Essays on Conservatism from Lord Salisbury to David Cameron

by Bradley W. Hart & Richard Carr

A concise survey of the ideology, structure, and evolution of the British Conservative Party from the 19th century to the Cameron administration.


The Selection of Political Party Leaders in Contemporary Parliamentary Democracies: A Comparative Study

by Jean-Benoit Pilet & William Cross

This book explores the ways in which political parties, in contemporary parliamentary democracies, choose their leaders and then subsequently hold them accountable. The authors provide a comprehensive examination...


Conserving Liberty

by Mark Blitz

Mark Blitz defends the principles of American conservatism, countering many of the narrow or mistaken views that have arisen from both its friends and its foes. He asserts that individual liberty is the most...