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Principles and Politics in Contemporary Britain

by Mark Garnett

This book shows the importance of political ideas in policy-making and demonstrates the extent to which pragmatic considerations preclude the imposition of rigid ideological programmes. It charts the decline...


Stakeholders: Government-Ngo Partnerships for International Development

by Ian Smillie, Henny Helmich & Judith Randel

This unique study from the OECD Development Centre presents a comprehensive review by independent experts of the relationships and division of responsibility between the 22 member governments of the OECD Development...


Hijacking Environmentalism: Corporate Responses to Sustainable Development

by Richard Welford

This text demonstrates how businesses and institutions continue to operate outside the ecological carrying capacity of the environment, and highlights the need for participation and social innovation on their...


A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

by Anna Harvey

Introductory textbooks on American government tell us that the Supreme Court is independent from the elected branches and that independent courts better protect rights than their more deferential counterparts....


Killing Machine: The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare

by Lloyd C. Gardner

With Obama’s election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign...


Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives

by Martin G. Wagner, Mark A. Abramson & Jonathan D. Breul

Written for newly appointed government agency heads and their senior management teams, this revised edition of Getting It Done addresses the current environment of government and what government leaders ought...


Democratic Vanguardism: Modernity, Intervention, and the Making of the Bush Doctrine

by Michael Harland

Democratic Vanguardism explores the origins, development, and implication of the United States’ policy after 9/11 to promote democracy by force and thereby advance its national security. It explores disputes...


The Garden and the Wilderness: Church and State in America to 1789

by David Dean Bowlby

The Garden and the Wilderness examines church and state in the colonial and early national periods up to the framing of the religion clauses of the First Amendment by the First Congress. Throughout, the book...


Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

by Garry Wills

A groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy.

In Bomb Power, bestselling author Garry Wills presents a blistering critique of excessive executive...


Local Government in Central and Eastern Europe: The Rebirth of Local Democracy

by Andrew Coulson & Adrian Campbell

Advocates of democratization in Central and Eastern Europe before 1989 placed great emphasis on community self-government as the basis of civil society and democracy. After the 'Velvet Revolutions' of 1989 and...


The Earth Policy Reader: Today's Decisions, Tomorrow's World

by Lester R. Brown, Janet Larsen & Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts

In this study, the award-winning environmental analyst Lester Brown and his colleagues have charted progress in building the eco-economy - an economy in harmony with the Earth's ecosystems, not undermining them....


The State of the American Empire: How the USA Shapes the World

by Stephen Burman

As the USA's domination of world affairs meets ever-widening international resentment, this revealing interrogation of America's global footprint explores the complexities of its impact on the world. Covering...


Politics and the Environment: Risk and the Role of Government and Industry

by Michael Howes, Griffith University & Australia

'An evenhanded, realistic and thoughtful approach to identifying environmental problems and management goals' Stephen Zavestoski, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, University of San...


Politics and Policy in Greece: The Challenge of 'Modernisation'

by Kevin Featherstone

This rare focus on the politics of contemporary Greece explores in particular the country's processes of public policy-making.

It is more than thirty years since the restoration of democracy in Greece and in...


Assassination!: The Brick Chronicle of Attempts on the Lives of Twelve US Presidents

by Brendan Powell Smith

Creator of the bestselling The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament and The Brick Bible: The New Testament, author Brendan Powell Smith offers a new take on American history. For more than a decade,...


Village Democracy

by John Papworth

The author passionately sets out his argument for radical decentralisation of power as the only answer to the current crises in politics, trade, ecology, and international affairs.


The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics--And Can Again

by Joe Scarborough

Joe Scarborough—former Republican congressman and the always insightful host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe—takes a nuanced and surprising look at the unexpected rise and self-inflicted fall of the Republican...


Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

by Jan E. Leighley & Jonathan Nagler

Who Votes Now? compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and nonvoters in American presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choices offered by...


The Us Secretaries of State and Transatlantic Relations

by Klaus Larres

Transatlantic relations have been among the most crucially important areas for US foreign policy since 1945. For reasons of self-interest and with regard to common transatlantic values and political, economic...


Contemporary Environmentalism in the Baltic States: From Phosphate Springs to 'Nordstream'

by David J. Galbreath

This book examines the relationship between environmentalism and political transition in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Environmentalism was a strong force behind the nationalist movements preceding the independence...