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

by John Heilemann & Mark Halperin

"This shit would be really interesting if we weren't in the middle of it."—Barack Obama, September 2008

In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race...


Cyber War

by Richard A. Clarke & Robert Knake

Richard A. Clarke warned America once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national security—and he was right. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. Cyber War is a...


American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party

by Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover has been a lifelong member of the Republican Party. She grew up a self-described “ditto head.” She worked in the White House for President George W. Bush. Today she is a political commentator...


Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government

by P. J. O'Rourke & Andrew Ferguson

Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" (The New York Times), P. J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American...


The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy

by Murray Bookchin, Debbie Bookchin & Blair Taylor

From Athens to New York, recent mass movements around the world have challenged austerity and authoritarianism with expressions of real democracy. For more than forty years, Murray Bookchin developed these democratic...


Headscarf: The Day Turkey Stood Still

by Richard Peres

"Headscarved women are here, they are not going away, and they are maybe growing in number and they want to participate in public life," Merve Kavakci, 2010. Can the wearing of an Islamic headscarf ever be reconciled...


Revolution to Devolution: Reflections on Welsh Democracy

by Kenneth O. Morgan

This is an integrated range of studies focusing on Wales by a long-established and internationally-recognised academic authority and member of the House of Lords on the advance of democracy and the evolving...


Full Circle: Death and Resurrection In Canadian Conservative Politics

by Bob Plamondon

Full Circle tells the dramatic story of how the Canadian conservative movement was fractured in the 1990s and how it was restored to glory and was returned to power in 2006. It recounts the humiliating defeat...


The One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take to Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About

by Christopher Kush

No matter what your political persuasion, The One-Hour Activist is your guide to influencing lawmakers, candidates, and reporters. The One-Hour Activist reveals fifteen powerful, proven grassroots actions that...


Spiritual Politics: Changing the World from the Inside Out

by Corinne Mclaughlin

Do you need a source of hope for the future?  Do you wonder about the hidden, metaphysical causes of crises today?  Is there a link between human thought, collective karma and world events such as natural...


Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 Things You Need To Know About British Elections

by Philip Cowley, Robert Ford & Daniel Finkelstein

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED… … what emotions really influence where your cross goes on the ballot paper? … whether people are claiming to vote when they haven’t? … which party’s supporters are the kinkiest...


The Violence of Peace: America's Wars in the Age of Obama

by Stephen Carter

"The man who many considered the peace candidate in the last election was transformed into a war president," writes bestselling author and leading academic Stephen l. Carter in The Violence of Peace, his new...


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.


The Little Black Book of Political Wisdom

by Sanford L. Jacobs

Politics. It’s a word that carries a great deal of weight, and there have been many words spoken about it ever since human beings decided it might be a good idea to come down from the trees and form some kind...


Federalism: A Normative Theory and its Practical Relevance

by Kyle Scott

Using case studies from around the world, the book develops a new theory of federalism, showing that it can enhance deliberative democracy and civil society.


The Arab State and Neo-liberal Globalization, The: The Restructuring of State Power in the Middle East

by Laura Guazzone

This collection of essays by leading academics offers an alternative approach to the study of today's Arab states by focusing on their participation in neo-liberal globalization rather than on authoritarianism...


The Day Turkey Stood Still, The: Merve Kavakci's Walk into the Turkish Parliament

by Richard Peres

On May 2nd 1999, Merve Kavakci walked into the Turkish Grand National Assembly to take her oath of office as a member of Turkish Parliament, wearing her Islamic headscarf (hijab), which is banned for civil servants...


Reform in the Middle East Oil Monarchies

by Anoushiravan Ehteshami

The oil rich monarchies of the Arabian Peninsula are frequently dismissed as having no democratic systems compared to most other regions of the world. Indeed, the United States justified its action in Iraq by...


The News Machine: Hacking, The Untold Story

by James Hanning & Glenn Mulcaire

There is one mystery figure at the heart of ‘Hackergate’ – Glenn Mulcaire, the News of the World’s top private investigator. The former AFC Wimbledon footballer has never spoken publicly or in court about...


Closing the Feedback Loop: Can Technology Bridge the Accountability Gap?

by Björn-Sören Gigler & Savita Bailur

This book is a collection of articles, written by both academics and practitioners as an evidence base for citizen engagement through information and communication technologies (ICTs). In it, the authors ask:...