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Managing the Planet: The Politics of the New Millennium

by Norman Moss

We are at a watershed of history. The human race is now so numerous and its technological power so great that we are having an unprecedented impact on the biosphere, the entire planet. The need to control this...


An Affordable Future: Challenges facing Australians and their governments

by Paul Bailey & Kerry Davies

An Affordable Future: Challenges facing Australians and their governments, is about how national wealth and income is created in Australia; how governments tax and spend that wealth; and the state of public...


European Parliament Elections After

by Hermann Schmitt

This book reflects on the questions raised by the European Election Study 2004 whose analytical focus was on the legitimacy of EU politics after Eastern enlargement. It also assesses the dynamics and the...


The Roles Function Parliamentary Questions - Martin

by Shane Martin & Olivier Rozenberg

Parliamentary questions are a feature of almost all national legislatures. Despite this, we know very little about how questions are used by MPs and what impact questions have on controlling the government....


The Politics of the Real World: A Major Statement of Public Concern from over 40 of the UK's Leading Voluntary and Campaigning Organisations

by Real World Coalition

Many people today feel that something has gone wrong with British society and British politics. The quality of like seems to be declining. Crime soars. Traffic and pollution spiral. Mass unemployment is undiminished,...


Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment

by Andrew C McCarthy

We still imagine ourselves a nation of laws, not of men. This is not merely an article of faith but a bedrock principle of the United States Constitution. Our founding compact provides a remedy against rulers...


The Weed Agency: A Comic Tale of Federal Bureaucracy Without Limits

by Jim Geraghty

The spellbinding mock history of the Department of Agriculture's most secretive and vital agency

The little-known USDA Agency of Invasive Species -- founded by President and humble peanut farmer Jimmy Carter...


Playing President: My Close Ecounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton--and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush

by Robert Scheer

Award-wnning L.A. Times columnist Scheer offers unique insider perspectives on every president from Nixon to Bush Jr.


Reconfiguring Global Climate Governance in North America: A Transregional Approach

by Marcela López-Vallejo

This book details previous discussions about the concept of global climate governance and its limits. The author puts forward a theoretical proposal for re-territorialization and coordination of policies for...


Harmonious Intervention: China's Quest for Relational Security

by Chiung-Chiu Huang & Chih-Yu Shih

Two major features of international relations at the beginning of the 21st century are global governance and an ascendant China. Whether or not China will ultimately sinicize global governance or become assimilated...


The Challenge of Global Commons and Flows for US Power: The Perils of Missing the Human Domain

by Mika Aaltola, Juha Käpylä & Valtteri Vuorisalo

Global Commons refer to domains that fall outside the direct jurisdiction of sovereign states - the high seas, air, space, and most recently the man-made cyberspace - and thus should be usable by anyone. These...


Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

by John Paul Stevens

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.

By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest...


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: Humor, Blunders, and Other Oddities from the Presidential Campaign Trail

by Charles Osgood

Charles Osgood, one of America's favorite news personalities, offers a hilarious compendium of anecdotes from the last seventy years of presidential campaigns. With anecdotes from Harry Truman to JFK to George...


We, the People(s): Participation in Governance

by Claire Charters & Dean R Knight

The analyses in this book focus on the participation of the people within New Zealand’s system of government. The chapters provide a thorough examination of the government’s size, accessibility, structure,...


Corruption and Legislative Oversight

by Riccardo Pelizzo & Frederick Stapenhurst

This book investigates parliaments' role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider...


The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

by Christopher E. Smith, Christina DeJong & Michael McCall

By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal...


Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.

by Harry S. Jaffe & Tom Sherwood

With a new afterword covering the two decades since its first publication, two of Washington, D.C.’s most respected journalists expose one of America’s most tragic ironies: how the nation’s capital, often...


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...


Love and Death in Kathmandu

by Amy Willesee & Mark Whittaker

On June 1, 2001, the heir to the Nepalese throne, Crown Prince Dipendra, donned military fatigues, armed himself with automatic weapons, walked in on a quiet family gathering, and, without a word, mowed his...


Freedom: Where Did It Go

by W.R. Wilcox

Author W.R. Wilcox, doesn't think we have done a very good job of "keeping the republic." In Freedom: Where Did It Go? he chronicles the long, steady erosion of freedom in the United States. The Founding Fathers,...