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Product Description: The fierce polarization of contemporary politics has encouraged Americans to read back into their nation's past a perpetual ideological struggle between liberals and conservatives. However, in this timely book, David S. Brown advances an original interpretation that stresses the critical role of moderate statesmen, ideas, and alliances in making our political system work...read more

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9781469629230 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, January 16, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The fierce polarization of contemporary politics has encouraged Americans to read back into their nation's past a perpetual ideological struggle between liberals and conservatives.

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Product Description: In the last decade, observers of Western governments have become increasingly concerned about an apparent crisis of democracy. They argue that endemic corruption, inadequate services, and increasing voter disaffection have produced a dire result: a global resurgence of authoritarianism...read more

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9780190459895 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 1, 2017, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: In the last decade, observers of Western governments have become increasingly concerned about an apparent crisis of democracy.

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Product Description: For a century at least, parties have been central to the study of politics. Yet their typical conceptual reduction to a network of power-seeking elites has left many to wonder why parties were ever thought crucial to democracy. This book seeks to retrieve a richer conception of partisanship, drawing on modern political thought and extending it in the light of contemporary democratic theory and practice...read more

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9780199684175 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: For a century at least, parties have been central to the study of politics.

Product Description: The overwhelming negativity with which the American public views the news media is largely misplaced. Indeed, negative, emotional, and even biased political news coverage has some benefits for the American people―influencing their ability to perceive a clear choice between the two major parties, increasing their willingness to participate in politics, focusing their attention on important issues, improving their political knowledge, and building their own feelings of political efficacy...read more

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9781138926455 | Routledge, December 1, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The overwhelming negativity with which the American public views the news media is largely misplaced.

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9781138926462 | Routledge, December 1, 2016, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: The overwhelming negativity with which the American public views the news media is largely misplaced.

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Product Description: This book challenges the conceptual and practical effectiveness of resistance to achieve social and political change, and considers an alternative framework that goes beyond a desire to resist sovereign power, but offers political movements that expand individual and collective capabilities...read more

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9781783487530 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 16, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Has political resistance has lost its ability to confront political and economic power and achieve social change?

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9781783487547 | Reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 16, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This book challenges the conceptual and practical effectiveness of resistance to achieve social and political change, and considers an alternative framework that goes beyond a desire to resist sovereign power, but offers political movements that expand individual and collective capabilities.

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Product Description: As one of the key pro-democracy movements of the 21st Century, Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement' provides important insight into the organization and structure of modern-day social protests. The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong from Comparative Perspectives provides innovative insight into the movement itself, through the lens of comparative studies of other revolutionary campaigns...read more

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9781783269402 | Imperial College Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: As one of the key pro-democracy movements of the 21st Century, Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Movement' provides important insight into the organization and structure of modern-day social protests.

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Product Description: This is an in-depth look at the Russian presidency as a case study of institution-building in a setting in which a strong executive faces the dual tasks of creating political, economic and social stability while simultaneously institutionalizing democratic rule.

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9780872894044 | Cq Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: This is an in-depth look at the Russian presidency as a case study of institution-building in a setting in which a strong executive faces the dual tasks of creating political, economic and social stability while simultaneously institutionalizing democratic rule.

Product Description: By analyzing the key theories of political behavior in the context of Latin America, Orlando Pérez illustrates the impact, nature, and limits of democratization. This book fills a longstanding gap in comparative politics by tying together the transformations in political institutions and processes in the developing world and the empirical data on political participation among the citizens of these countries...read more

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9780415737746 | Routledge, October 15, 2016, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: By analyzing the key theories of political behavior in the context of Latin America, Orlando Pérez illustrates the impact, nature, and limits of democratization.

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9780415737753 | Routledge, October 15, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: By analyzing the key theories of political behavior in the context of Latin America, Orlando Pérez illustrates the impact, nature, and limits of democratization.

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Product Description: This ground breaking text provides the ideal introduction to the ever-changing field of foreign policy. With a unique combination of theories, actors and cases in a single volume, the expert contributors provide students with a valuable and accessible introduction to what foreign policy is and how it is conducted...read more
By Tim Dunne (editor)

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9780198708902 | 3 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 18, 2016), cover price $50.00 | About this edition: This ground breaking text provides the ideal introduction to the ever-changing field of foreign policy.
9780199596232 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 7, 2012), cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Offering a balanced view of IR theory and real-world practice, Foreign Policy, Second Edition, provides an engaging introduction to this dynamic and evolving field.

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Product Description: The countries of Southeast Asia continue to change, evolve and chart courses that sometimes leave outside observers puzzled. Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia thoroughly assesses the political challenges and changes faced by the countries of Southeast Asia in the 21st century...read more

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9781138889439 | Routledge, September 26, 2016, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: The countries of Southeast Asia continue to change, evolve and chart courses that sometimes leave outside observers puzzled.

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9781138889446 | Reprint edition (Routledge, September 26, 2016), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: The countries of Southeast Asia continue to change, evolve and chart courses that sometimes leave outside observers puzzled.

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Product Description: “Vivid…Barron has given us a rich and detailed history.” —The New York Times Book Review “Ambitious...a deep history and a thoughtful inquiry into how the constitutional system of checks and balances has functioned when it comes to waging war and making peace...read more

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9781451681970 | Simon & Schuster, October 4, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: “Vivid…Barron has given us a rich and detailed history.

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Product Description: A National Bestseller! Canada’s Only Full-Time Political Campaign Manager ― 50 Campaigns in 45 Years with 30 Victories John Laschinger opens the doors to the backrooms and war rooms of the political campaigns he has run, providing lessons for aspiring campaign managers, and exposing what really happens behind the scenes...read more
By Geoffrey Stevens (contributor)

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9781459736535 | A J. Patrick Boyer Book, October 4, 2016, cover price $22.99 | About this edition: A National Bestseller!

East Manchester has been the site of one of the most substantial regeneration projects internationally. The initiative in east Manchester confirmed the tag that the city is the 'regeneration capital' of the United Kingdom.While the book focuses on a single project, it has wider relevance to national and international regeneration initiatives. The book assesses the outcomes of the regeneration, although it demonstrates the difficulties in producing a definitive evaluation. It has a political focus and illuminates and challenges many assumptions underpinning three major current academic debates: governance, participatory democracy and ideology.The book is relevant to students of politics, geography, sociology, public administration and recent history but will also interest practitioners, academics and general readers interested in urban regeneration. Mancunians will also be fascinated by the rapidly changing face and character of their city as will those with an interest in Manchester's football, the Commonwealth Games and Sportcity.

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9780719084409 | Manchester Univ Pr, October 31, 2013, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: East Manchester has been the site of one of the most substantial regeneration projects internationally.

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9781526107190 | Reprint edition (Manchester Univ Pr, October 1, 2016), cover price $34.95

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Product Description: A chance encounter diverted Abdolreza Ansari from completing his doctorate in the US, and set him on a professional journey which mirrored the prolific rise and the precipitous fall of the regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran...read more

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9781784536329, titled "The Shah’s Iran—rise and Fall: Conversations With an Insider" | Tauris Academic Studies, September 30, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: A chance encounter diverted Abdolreza Ansari from completing his doctorate in the US, and set him on a professional journey which mirrored the prolific rise and the precipitous fall of the regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.

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Product Description: Following the popular uprisings that swept across the Arab world beginning in 2010, armed forces remained pivotal actors in politics throughout the region. As demonstrators started to challenge entrenched autocratic rulers in Tunis, Cairo, Sana'a, and Manama, the militaries stormed back into the limelight and largely determined whether any given ruler survived the protests...read more
By Fred H. Lawson (editor)

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9780812248548 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, September 19, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Following the popular uprisings that swept across the Arab world beginning in 2010, armed forces remained pivotal actors in politics throughout the region.

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Product Description: Understanding of the theories that underpin international political economy (IPE), and their practical applications, is crucial to the study of international relations, politics, development and economics. This is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with an engaging and coherent foundation to the subject...read more

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9781138808409 | 2 revised edition (Routledge, September 8, 2016), cover price $165.00 | About this edition: Understanding of the theories that underpin international political economy (IPE), and their practical applications, is crucial to the study of international relations, politics, development and economics.
9781138836754 | Reprint edition (Routledge, December 22, 2014), cover price $140.00

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9781138808416 | 2 revised edition (Routledge, September 8, 2016), cover price $57.95 | About this edition: Understanding of the theories that underpin international political economy (IPE), and their practical applications, is crucial to the study of international relations, politics, development and economics.
9780582473683 | Taylor & Francis, January 11, 2011, cover price $57.95 | About this edition: No approach to world affairs in the 21st century can afford to ignore the impact that processes of globalisation are having on governments, economies, cultures, and individuals.

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Product Description: When the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) came to power in September 2009, Japanese citizens expected the imminent arrival of a new political era, characterized by a two-party system. However, in addition to the triple disasters of March 2011, the DPJ faced numerous difficulties arising from its controversial policies and massive party defections following the government’s consumption tax hike legislation...read more
By Yoichi Funabashi (editor) and Koichi Nakano (editor)

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9781138638709 | Routledge, August 15, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: When the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) came to power in September 2009, Japanese citizens expected the imminent arrival of a new political era, characterized by a two-party system.

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Product Description: Caroline Lucas is an outsider, inside, fighting for parliamentary reform and for the interests of her constituents. She is a politician with a radical mission and a clear vision of how change can be achieved. From the NHS to corporate tax evasion, from climate change to immigration, Honourable Friends? tells the story of 5 years in Westminster and offers bold and practical suggestions for a fairer British political system...read more

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9781846275951 | Portobello Books, September 1, 2016, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Caroline Lucas is an outsider, inside, fighting for parliamentary reform and for the interests of her constituents.

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Product Description: Are corporations citizens? Is political inequality a necessary aspect of a democracy or something that must be stamped out? These are the questions that have been at the heart of the debate surrounding campaign finance reform for nearly half a century...read more

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9780199340002 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2014, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Are corporations citizens?

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9780190627324 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2016), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Are corporations citizens?

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Product Description: Fully updated with new data and scholarship, the Ninth Edition examines the 2014 midterm elections and the use and misuse of polls in campaigns, and delivers new coverage of web-based and smartphone polling. It also provides a non-technical explanation of the methodology of polling so that students become informed participants in political discourse...read more

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9781506352428 | 9 edition (Cq Pr, August 23, 2016), cover price $44.00 | About this edition: Fully updated with new data and scholarship, the Ninth Edition examines the 2014 midterm elections and the use and misuse of polls in campaigns, and delivers new coverage of web-based and smartphone polling.
9781604266061 | 8 edition (Cq Pr, April 15, 2011), cover price $48.00 | About this edition: Asher's central objective - to help students become savvy consumers of polls - has only grown in importance as polling data have become more central to public and civic discourse.
9781568024004 | 4th edition (Cq Pr, February 1, 1998), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: How can a public opinion poll of only 1,500 Americans accurately represent the entire population?
9780871877550 | 3rd edition (Cq Pr, March 1, 1995), cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Uses personal anecdotes, cartoons, and quotations to explain polling methods, factors affecting poll results, and techniques used to manipulate public opinion

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Product Description: This book is based on the assumption that great powers determine global politics and, in this instance, environmental politics. It addresses the approaches of both established and rising powers and their implications for the advancement of international climate negotiations...read more
By Charlotte Streck (editor)

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9781138200029 | Routledge, November 22, 2016, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: This book is based on the assumption that great powers determine global politics and, in this instance, environmental politics.

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Product Description: Democracies evolve. Their evolution is not only key to their survival; it is also a reflection of the changing environment in which they operate. This book contributes to the analysis and understanding of how democratic states have transformed over time by examining a number of challenges and opportunities that they face...read more
By Micha‰l Tatham (editor)

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9781138100473 | Routledge, August 22, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Democracies evolve.

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9781138100480 | Routledge, August 22, 2016, cover price $53.95 | About this edition: Democracies evolve.

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Product Description: Conquest, Famine, War, Death: the four horsemen are coming, in the form of the national debt, widespread dependence on government, turmoil in the Middle East, and the expansion of the bureaucratic state. In Obama’s Four Horsemen, syndicated columnist David Harsanyi takes a provocative look at how the Obama Administration allowed four big problems to mushroom into looming disasters we can no longer avoid or postpone...read more
By Alpha Trivette (narrator)

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9781531815271 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 16, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Conquest, Famine, War, Death: the four horsemen are coming, in the form of the national debt, widespread dependence on government, turmoil in the Middle East, and the expansion of the bureaucratic state.

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Product Description: A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, NonfictionNamed a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington PostNamed a Best Book of the Year by NPR, The Boston Globe, and Kirkus Reviews (Best Nonfiction)Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed...read more

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9780374158279 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, August 4, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, NonfictionA New York Times Notable Book of 2015A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2015A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2015An NPR Best Book of 2015Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed.

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9781250094728 | Picador USA, August 2, 2016, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, NonfictionNamed a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington PostNamed a Best Book of the Year by NPR, The Boston Globe, and Kirkus Reviews (Best Nonfiction)Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed.

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9781494566128 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 4, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The adoption of the landmark Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement.
9781494516123 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 4, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The adoption of the landmark Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement.

Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television. But does all the noise really make a difference? Drawing on numerous studies, Diana Mutz provides the first comprehensive look at the consequences of in-your-face politics. Her book contradicts the conventional wisdom by documenting both the benefits and the drawbacks of in-your-face media. "In-your-face" politics refers to both the level of incivility and the up-close and personal way that we experience political conflict on television. Just as actual physical closeness intensifies people's emotional reactions to others, the appearance of closeness on a video screen has similar effects. We tend to keep our distance from those with whom we disagree. Modern media, however, puts those we dislike in our faces in a way that intensifies our negative reactions. Mutz finds that incivility is particularly detrimental to facilitating respect for oppositional political viewpoints and to citizens' levels of trust in politicians and the political process. On the positive side, incivility and close-up camera perspectives contribute to making politics more physiologically arousing and entertaining to viewers. This encourages more attention to political programs, stimulates recall of the content, and encourages people to relay content to others. In the end, In-Your-Face Politics demonstrates why political incivility is not easily dismissed as a disservice to democracy--it may even be a necessity in an age with so much competition for citizens' attention.

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9780691165110 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 22, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television.

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9780691173535 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, August 2, 2016), cover price $23.95

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