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Presidential Payola: The True Stories of Monetary Scandals in the Oval Office that Robbed Taxpayers to Grease Palms, Stuff Pockets, and Pay for Undue

by Thomas J. Craughwell

Presidents with little oversight short of checks and balances have abused funding, misdirected money, misused personal funds, and misappropriated tax payer contributions for personal gain. This history of presidential...


Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Barack Obama, 2009, Book 1

by Office of the Federal Register

Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. The material is presented in chronological...


Homer Simpson Goes to Washington

by Joseph Foy

Americans are turning to popular culture to make sense of the American political system, a trend that explains the success of television shows such as The Simpsons, The West Wing, The Daily Show, and Chapelle's...


Syria under Bashar al-Asad: Modernisation and the Limits of Change

by Volker Perthes

Syria entered a new phase with the death of its long-serving leader, Hafiz al-Asad, and the accession of his son Bashar in 2000.  While the new president has disappointed much of the hopes for political opening...


Congressional Primary Elections

by Robert G. Boatright

Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20th century as a means of...


Bureaucracy

by Ludwig Von Mises

Author Ludwig von Mises was concerned with the spread of socialist ideals and the increasing bureaucratization of economic life. While he does not deny the necessity of certain bureaucratic structures for the...


Presimetrics: What the Facts Tell Us About How the Presidents Measure Up On the Issues We Care About

by Mike Kimel & Nigel Holmes

The authors cut through party bias to present the quantifiable facts about how modern presidents have performed on critical national issues

Politicians and the media spend a lot of time telling Americans how...


Incitement in International Law

by Wibke K. Timmermann

This book offers a comprehensive study of incitement in its various forms in international law. It discusses the status of incitement to hatred in human rights law and examines its harms and dangers as well...


Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Constitutional Authority

by Jasmine Farrier

Is the United States Congress dead, alive, or trapped in a moribund cycle? When confronted with controversial policy issues, members of Congress struggle to satisfy conflicting legislative, representative, and...


LBJ and the Presidential Management of Foreign Relations

by Paul Y. Hammond

In this insightful study, Paul Y. Hammond, an experienced analyst of bureaucratic politics, adapts and extends that approach to explain and evaluate the Johnson administration's performance in foreign relations...


From Ballot to Bench: Judicial Elections and the Quest for Accountability

by Philip L. Dubois

Over several decades, many U.S. states abandoned the practice of selecting their judges by direct popular election and adopted the Missouri Plan of judicial selection. In From Ballot to Bench, Philip L. Dubois...


Progressive Cities: The Commission Government Movement in America, 1901-1920

by Bradley Robert Rice

Although the commission government movement is often treated by historians as an element of the reform surge of the Progressive Era, this is the first full-scale study of the origins, spread, and decline of...


One Nation Under Siege

by Jocelyn Evans

Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, America's political institutions underwent radical changes as they adapted to comprehensive security reforms. While the media exhaustively covered new security protocols...


Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law

by Scott Sheeran & Sir Nigel Rodley

The Routledge Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides the definitive global survey of the discipline of international human rights law. Each chapter is written by a leading expert and provides a...


The African Union and Its Institutions

by John Akokpari, Angela Ndinga-Muvumba & Tim Murithi

Written by eminent scholars on Africa and practitioners who have worked in or with the African Union (AU), this report brings together the analysis and research of 17 largely Pan-African scholars, policymakers,...


European Union and New Regionalism: Competing Regionalism and Global Governance in a Post-Hegemonic Era

by Mario Telò

Stemming from an international and multidisciplinary network of leading specialists, this best-selling text is fully updated with new chapter additions. With the first edition prepared at the end of the last...


Understanding Statebuilding: Traditional Governance and the Modern State in Somaliland

by Rebecca Richards

Much analysis of state building focusses on dissecting specific projects and attempting to identify what has gone 'wrong' in states such as Afghanistan and Iraq. What draws less attention is what has gone 'right'...


Zunami!: The 2009 South African Elections

by John Daniel & Roger Southall

Analyzing the South African general elections of April 2009, the voting trends and results, this investigation also ponders the future prospects for South Africa. Those elections were the most momentous and...


Indonesia Matters: Asia's Emerging Democratic Power

by Amitav Acharya

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world after China, India and the United States. It is also the world's largest Muslim majority country and the third largest democracy. Its economy is currently...


The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea

by Paul Ryan

From the intellectual leader of the Republican party, an unvarnished look into the state of the conservative movement today and a clear plan for what needs to be done to save the American Idea.

THE WAY FORWARD...