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American Panic

by Mark Stein

In American Panic , New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim...


Age of Fear: Power Versus Principle in the War on Terror: Power Versus Principle in the War on Terror

by Amitav Acharya

First published in 2004 in the immediate wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, this is an accessible commentary intended to provoke thought and debate on the topic of terrorism. In a collection of challenging...


Environmental Victims

by Christopher Williams

This study looks at environmental problems from the perspective of the victims. The bottom line consequences are often damaging to the health of individuals or communities and they raise a wide range of issues...


Quotas in International Environmental Agreements

by Amanda Wolf

Quotas have been used in international environmental agreements for at least a century and, in tandem with incentive approaches, should continue to be crucial to realizing a sustainable environment. This text...


Feeding Frenzy: Land Grabs, Price Spikes, and the World Food Crisis

by Paul McMahon

Feeding Frenzy traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of recent turmoil in food markets. Supplies are running short, prices keep spiking, and the media is full of talk...


HIV/AIDS and the South African State: Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Respond

by Annamarie Bindenagel Šehovic

This book does not seek to absolve the South African state of its responsibility to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Moreover, it argues that although the state, the government, before, during, and after the...


Re-mapping the Americas: Trends in Region-making

by W. Andy Knight & Julián|Ghany, Hamid Castro-Rea

The book informs academic as well as non-academic audiences about regional developments in the Americas, in particular those dating back to the last twenty years. Beyond the primary purpose of summarizing the...


Political Science Research Methods: Exploring America at a Crossroads

by Cal Clark

The principal goal of this textbook is to provide clear and elementary descriptions of the major statistical techniques used in political and social science research. The book is built on two basic assumptions....


Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted

by Eric M. Patashnik

Reforms at Risk is the first book to closely examine what happens to sweeping and seemingly successful policy reforms after they are passed. Most books focus on the politics of reform adoption, yet as Eric...


The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America

by F. H. Buckley

This remarkable book shatters just about every myth surrounding American government, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers, and offers the clearest warning about the alarming rise of one-man rule in the...


Super Pac!: Unregulated Money in American Politics: Money, Elections, and Voters After Citizens United

by Conor M. Dowling & Michael G. Miller

Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely...


Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better

by Peter Schuck

From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. At the same time, Americans have never been more disaffected with Washington, seeing...


All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power

by Nomi Prins

Prins shows how powerful Wall Street bankers partnered with presidents to became the unelected leaders of the 20th century.


Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State

by Bent Greve

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400...


Taking Action on Internet Gambling: Federal Policymaking 1995-2011

by Russell K. Mayer

In Taking Action on Internet Gambling, Russel K. Mayer uses the rise and fall of the Internet gambling industry to illustrate a new and comprehensive approach to understanding how public policy is made in the...


The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government

by Philip K. Howard

The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?” What’s wrong in Washington is deeper than you think.

Yes, there’s gridlock, polarization,...


Religion and Politics in the United States

by Kenneth D. Wald & Allison Calhoun-Brown

From marriage equality, to gun control, to immigration reform and the threat of war, religion plays a fascinating and crucial part in our nation's political process and in our culture at large. Now in its seventh...


Globalisation, Multilateralism, Europe: Towards a Better Global Governance?

by Mario Telò

This student-friendly textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to globalization studies and the European Union within a multipolar world. It provides its readers with critical analysis of the key concepts...


Dark Money, Super Pacs, and the 2012 Election

by Melissa M. Smith & Larry Powell

This book helps identify and explain how the new federal campaign finance rules changed the way campaigns were run and paid for in 2012, along with shifting the balance of power from political parties to third-party...


Presidential Lessons in Leadership: What Executives (and Everybody Else) Can Learn from Six Great American Presidents

by Ron Felber

This book crystallizes the methods of leadership from America's greatest presidents during moments of personal challenge and turns them into concrete lessons that business leaders, and anyone interested in becoming...