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Presidents and Terminal Logic Behavior: Term Limits and Executive Action in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina

by Genevieve M. Kehoe

Presidents of nations with constitutionally imposed term limits are often viewed as growing weaker as they approach the end of their time in office. However, in this important new study, political scientist...


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...


Electroral 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...


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 supremely entertaining work, and also an important one." -David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z

Upon hearing the news of tenuous peace in Sudan, foreign correspondent Dan Morrison bought a plank-board...


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.


Japan's Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment

by Purnendra Jain & Peng Er Lam

Japan faces significant challenges in both traditional and non-traditional areas of national security policy as the economic resurgence of China and the loss of US hegemonic clout significantly transform the...


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...


State of War: The Secret History of the C.I.A. and the Bush Administration

by James Risen

With relentless media coverage, breathtaking events, and extraordinary congressional and independent investigations, it is hard to believe that we still might not know some of the most significant facts about...


Emerging Powers in a Comparative Perspective: The Political and Economic Rise of the BRIC Countries

by Vidya Nadkarni & Norma C. Noonan

The book examines the rising influence of emerging powers in global politics, with a special focus on the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China).

Chapters contributed by international scholars first look...


The Single Currency and European Citizenship: Unveiling the Other Side of The Coin

by Giovanni Moro

Established in 2002, the Euro is now the currency of 17 countries used by over 335 million people daily. Although the single currency is much discussed in terms of macroeconomics and global finances, policymakers...


Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemporary Theory

by Valerie M. Hudson

This succinct yet comprehensive introduction is the first text to gear foreign policy analysis (FPA) theory toward advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Cogently written, clearly organized,...