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Campaigns and Elections American Style

by James A Thurber & Candice J. Nelson

With new and revised essays throughout, Campaigns and Elections American Style provides a real education in practical campaign politics. In the fourth edition, academics and campaign professionals explain how...


American Identity in the Age of Obama

by Amílcar Antonio Barreto & Richard L. O'Bryant

The election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States has opened a new chapter in the country's long and often tortured history of inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations. Many relished in...


Government Accountability and Legislative Oversight

by Riccardo Pelizzo & Frederick Stapenhurst

The purpose of the book is to investigate parliaments' capacity to oversee government activities, policies and budget legislation. By analysing the survey data that the World Bank Institute in collaboration...


Financial Management for Local Government

by Kay Spearman

This series is designed to cover all aspects of sound financial management for local governments in developed and developing countries and economies in transition. Concepts of good governance, transparency and...


Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives

by Ashley D. Ross

Since 2000, the Gulf Coast states - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida - have experienced a series of hurricanes, multiple floods and severe storms, and one oil spill. These disasters have not...


Daley: A Retrospective: A Historical Exploration of Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley

by Chicago Tribune Staff

From the second half of the twentieth century through today, no family has defined Chicago in the public's eye more than the Daleys. Between Richard J. Daley and his son, Richard M. Daley, a member of this prominent...


The Great Withdrawal: How the Progressives' 100-Year Debasement of America and the Dollar Ends

Inventive Politicians and Ethnic Ascent in American Politics: The Uphill Elections of Italians and Mexicans to the U.S. Congress

by Miriam Jiménez

This innovative book investigates the process through which ethnic minorities penetrate into higher echelons of political power: specifically, how they succeed in getting elected to the U.S. Congress. Analysts...


Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies: Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society

by Moira B. MacKinnon & Ludovico Feoli

Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social...


A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don't!)

by Mike Huckabee

The New York Times bestseller that offers clear solutions to the key issues facing our nation.

Armed with little money but a lot of common sense, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee surprised the nation...


Can Scientists Believe: Some Examples of the Attitude of Scientists to Religion

by Sir Nevill Mott

In this collection of thought-provoking essays, a range of distinguished scientists and theologians, men and women, young and old, all with strong scientific training and deeply held religious beliefs, in the...


The Nature and Uses of Lotteries: A Historical and Theological Treatise

by Thomas Gataker

Thomas Gataker was a disputatious Puritan divine. His The Nature and Uses of Lotteries (1627) was the first systematic exposition of a modern view of lotteries, not just as a form of gambling, but as a fair...


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...