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Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

by Wendy J. Schiller & Charles Stewart III

From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people—instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment...


Apartheid In Canada: The Highway to Frenchifucation and Separation

by Wayne Jay Hawthorne

Are you traveling in Canada? Are you considering moving to, moving within, planning a visit, doing business or investing in Canada? Here are facts you need to know. You will be welcomed in much of our vast country,...


Congressional Realignment, 1925-1978

by Barbara Sinclair

Ronald Reagan's election in 1980 brought with it a major shift in the composition of the U.S. Congress for the first time in several decades. The subsequent introduction of an enormous amount of new legislation...


White House Operations: The Johnson Presidency

by Emmette S. Redford & Richard T. McCulley

The relation of White House assistants to the president, their appropriate role in the governmental process, and the most effective means for organizing and managing the White House have been subjects of both...


Liberty Risen: The Ultimate Triumph of Libertarian-Republicans

by Thaddeus McCotter

In this Internet Age, is the Grand Old Party over for the Republican Establishment? If so, what individuals and ideas will ascend to meet the moment and revitalize a party that is now viewed as more of an antiquated...


The K Street Gang: The Rise and Fall of the Republican Machine

by Matthew Continetti

“You’ve got to understand, we are ideologues,” Tom DeLay once told a journalist. “We have an agenda. We have a philosophy. I want to repeal the Clean Air Act. No one came to me and said, ‘Please repeal...


God Wills It: Presidents and the Political Use of Religion

by David O'Connell

God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O’Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious...


Local Governance Innovation in China: Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance

by Jessica C. Teets & William Hurst

Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified...


Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States and Empowering Their People

by James L Buckley

Saving Congress from Itself proposes a single reform: eliminate all federal grants-in-aid to state and local governments. This action would reduce federal spending by over $600 billion a year and have a profound...


Centrist Rhetoric: The Production of Political Transcendence in the Clinton Presidency

by De Velasco, Antonio

Focused on the centrist rhetoric of President Bill Clinton, Centrist Rhetoric explores questions about the basic nature and function of pleas to transcend partisan division. Using close textual analysis in the...


The European Union with(in) International Organisations: Commitment, Consistency and Effects across Time

by Amandine Orsini

Consisting of a two part structure, this book is focussed in Part I on more general trends of the EU's long-term participation with(in) International Organisations (IOs) and in Part II on more precise case studies...


Congress for Dummies

by David Silverberg, Tom Daschel & Dennis Hastert

Congress For Dummies helps you sort out what Congress does on a daily basis and what it all means to you, the citizen. It shows you how to get organized, make your voice heard, and influence legislation that...


New Dynamics in US-China Relations: Contending for the Asia Pacific

by MINGJIANG LI & Kalyan M. Kemburi

Washington's strategic pivot to Asia and Beijing's pursuit of new strategic and security interests in the region have led to increasing tensions between the two powers. US leaders have stressed that their increased...


Political Conventions

by Allan Bonner

Launched in honour of President Obama's inaugural, this book was written during the most remarkable political season in American history. The author visited all major presidential campaign offices in New York...


Limits: A Biblical and Secular Argument for Limited Government

by Kevin Flegler

Does the Bible really reveal the role government should have in society? In Limits: A Biblical and Secular Argument for Limited Government, author Kevin Flegler takes the reader on an examination of God's purpose...


Mitt Romney in His Own Words

by Phillip Hines

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has articulated his vision for America’s future in an election-year tumult of campaign speeches and media interviews; now, this essential collection of Romney’s...


Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America

by Glenn Beck

The new nonfiction from #1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck.

THEIR NAMES ARE FAMILIAR.

THEIR STORIES ARE NOT.

Everyone has heard of a “Ponzi scheme,” but do you know what...


America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation

by John Bicknell

The year 1844 saw a momentous presidential election, religious turmoil, westward expansion, and numerous other interwoven events that profoundly affected the U.S. as a nation. Author and journalist John Bicknell...


The BRICS and Beyond: The International Political Economy of the Emergence of a New World Order

by Li Xing

Recent 'great transformations' are characterized by a diffusion of power away from the traditional North Western powers and towards the global South. This volume suggests that the world will witness a new era...


Moving Health Sovereignty in Africa: Disease, Governance, Climate Change

by John J. Kirton, Andrew F. Cooper & Franklyn Lisk

Today's era of intense globalization has unleashed dynamic movements of people, pathogens, and pests that overwhelm the static territorial jurisdictions on which the governance provided by sovereign states and...