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Imagination in Politics: Freedom or Domination?

by Mihaela Czobor-Lupp

Imagination is a complex and ambiguous culture-making power that is a rather marginal concept in contemporary political theory. This book addresses how imagination can be both a source of freedom and domination...

Engaging Enemies: Hayek and the Left

by Simon Griffiths

Engaging Enemies examines responses of the British left to Friedrich Hayek, one of the gurus of Thatcherism, and attempts to rethink socialism in response to neoliberalism.

Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement

by William Upski Wimsatt

Best-selling author and activist William Upski is back with a blueprint for political activists in 2010.

Right Turn: How the Tories Took Ontario

by Christina Blizzard

Relying on a combination of video tapes, clever advertising, and a brilliant campaign plan, the Harris team pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in Canadian political history. Right Turn tells the story....

America's Failing Experiment: How We the People Have Become the Problem

by Kirby Goidel

In this book, author Kirby Goidel makes the controversial case that the American political system suffers from too much democracy and that the trend toward greater democratization has led to greater citizen...

Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home

by Susan Clark & Woden Teachout

Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities.

Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary...

Political Polling: Strategic Information in Campaigns

by Jeffrey M. Stonecash

Professor Stonecash combines his twenty years of polling experience with academic theory to show how and why polling is done and how information can be used to help win elections.

Shakespeare and the Body Politic

by Dustin A. Gish, Bernard J. Dobski, Laurence D. Nee & Timothy Burns et al.

The chapters in Shakespeare and the Body Politic examine the tensions between the passion and ambition of individuals and the limits of the political communities that encompass and inform them. Shakespeare provides...

The Soul of Civil Society: Voluntary Associations and the Public Value of Moral Habits

by Don Eberly & Ryan Streeter

Americans care about the public value of moral habits. They like to see virtue rewarded and vice censured, appealing as this does to the nation's deep sense that one's success rests neither in money nor in power...

Polarization and Transformation in Zimbabwe: Social Movements, Strategy Dilemmas and Change

by Erin McCandless

This book investigates polarization and prospects for transformation in Zimbabwe through the lens of social movements working for land redistribution and constitutional change. It examines their strategy dilemmas,...

American Catholics and Civic Engagement: A Distinctive Voice

by Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, William A. Galston, W Shepherdson Abell & Kirk Adams et al.

Sheed & Ward proudly presents the first of two volumes in a groundbreaking series called American Catholics in the Public Square. The result of a three-year study sponsored by Pew aimed at understanding the...

Community Media: A Global Introduction

by Ellie Rennie

This concise text will help readers understand the ongoing fascination with do-it-yourself media around the world. Ellie Rennie explains how community media has, since its beginning, challenged the mainstream....

Localizing and Transnationalizing Contentious Politics: Global Civil Society Movements in the Philippines

by Joel F. Ariate Jr, Zuraida Mae D. Cabilo, Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem & Ma Glenda S. Lopez Wui et al.

A country facing serious economic challenges, the Philippines is also a democratic polity with a vibrant civil society sector. This collection is the first of its kind to focus on five global civil society movements...

Destiny Calling: How the People Elected Barack Obama

by Charles M. Madigan

Emphasizing the revealing experiences of representative Americans from around the country, who tell how the previous eight years of failed policies shaped their personal fate and prompted them to vote for a...

Campaign for President: The Managers Look at 2008

by , The Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government & Harvard University

Every four years following the presidential election, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University convenes a distinguished gathering of campaign managers, media commentators, and interested political observers...

The Mendacity of Hope

by Roger D. Hodge

The Mendacity of Hope should help wake up all those Obama-voters who've been napping while the wars escalate, the recession deepens, and the environment goes straight to hell.” —Barbara Ehrenreich


Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin

The gripping inside story of the 2008 presidential election, by two of the best political reporters in the country.

“It’s one of the best books on politics of any kind I’ve read. For entertainment value,...

Toward Better Governance in China: An Unconventional Pathway of Political Reform

by Dennis V. Hickey, Baogang Guo, Chunlong Lu & Chia-chen Chou et al.

This book examines contemporary Chinese political reform through an examination of a number of policy initiatives taken in recent years. These include programs designed to improve administrative efficiency,...

Cyber War

by Richard A. Clarke & Robert Knake

Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America’s vulnerability...

Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for the Article V Amendment Process

by Darren Patrick Guerra

This book provides a brief intellectual and constitutional history of the Article V amending process from the Imperial Crisis until the present and shows Article V to be a vital part of the Constitutional architecture....