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Product Description: On its face, New York State's constitution is an elaborate and impressive aggregation of processes, powers, mandates, and limits. But many of these are "inoperative," and New Yorkers who read the document and believe what it says will come away with a massive misunderstanding of the realities of state government...read more
By Gerald Benjamin (editor)

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9781438463339 | State Univ of New York Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: On its face, New York State's constitution is an elaborate and impressive aggregation of processes, powers, mandates, and limits.

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9781438463322 | Reprint edition (State Univ of New York Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: On its face, New York State's constitution is an elaborate and impressive aggregation of processes, powers, mandates, and limits.

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Product Description: The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.

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9781438463179 | State Univ of New York Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.

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Product Description: With long-time legal and social barriers to marijuana falling across much of the United States, the time has come for an accessible and informative look at attitudes toward the dried byproduct of Cannabis sativa. Marijuana: A Short History profiles the politics and policies concerning the five-leaf plant in the United States and around the world...read more

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9780815729068 | Brookings Inst Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With long-time legal and social barriers to marijuana falling across much of the United States, the time has come for an accessible and informative look at attitudes toward the dried byproduct of Cannabis sativa.

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Product Description: For decades now, American voters have been convinced to support public policies that only benefit those in power. But how do the powerful extract consent from citizens whose own self-interest and collective well-being are constantly denied? And why do so many Americans seem to have given up on quality public education, on safe food and safe streets, on living wages—even on democracy itself? Kill It to Save It lays bare the hypocrisy of contemporary US political discourse, documenting the historical and theoretical trajectory of capitalism’s triumph over democracy...read more

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9781447317128 | Policy Pr, October 15, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: For decades now, American voters have been convinced to support public policies that only benefit those in power.

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Product Description: Few provisions of the American Constitution have had such a tumultuous history as the contract clause. Prompted by efforts in a number of states to interfere with debtor-creditor relationships after the Revolution, the clause—Article I, Section 10—reads that no state shall “pass any...read more

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9780700623075 | Univ Pr of Kansas, October 10, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Few provisions of the American Constitution have had such a tumultuous history as the contract clause.

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Product Description: The Mississippi Secession Convention is the first full treatment of any secession convention to date. Studying the Mississippi convention of 1861 offers insight into how and why southern states seceded and the effects of such a breech...read more

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9781628460971 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 25, 2014, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: The Mississippi Secession Convention is the first full treatment of any secession convention to date.

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9781496809575 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, October 1, 2016), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The Mississippi Secession Convention is the first full treatment of any secession convention to date.

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Product Description: The Missouri legislature passes a bill to flout federal gun-control laws it deems unconstitutional. Texas refuses to recognize same-sex marriages, citing the state's sovereignty. The Tenth Amendment Center promotes the “Federal Health Care Nullification Act...read more
By Sanford Levinson (editor)

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9780700622979 | Univ Pr of Kansas, August 10, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The Missouri legislature passes a bill to flout federal gun-control laws it deems unconstitutional.

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9780700622993 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Kansas, August 10, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Missouri legislature passes a bill to flout federal gun-control laws it deems unconstitutional.

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Product Description: Despite the destabilizing potential of governing of a vast territory and a large multicultural population, the centralized government of the People's Republic of China has held together for decades, resisting efforts at local autonomy...read more

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9780231176200, titled "Centrifugal Empire: Central–local Relations in China" | Columbia Univ Pr, September 6, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Despite the destabilizing potential of governing of a vast territory and a large multicultural population, the centralized government of the People's Republic of China has held together for decades, resisting efforts at local autonomy.

No one did political corruption quite like Rod Blagojevich. The 40th governor of Illinois made international headlines in 2008 when he was roused from his bed and arrested by the FBI at his Chicago home. He was accused of running the state government as a criminal racket and, most shockingly, caught on tape trying to barter away President-elect Barack Obama’s US Senate seat. Most politicians would hunker down, stay quiet, and fight the federal case against them. But as he had done for years, Rod Blagojevich proved he was no ordinary politician. Instead, he fueled the headlines, proclaiming his innocence on seemingly every national talk show and street corner he could find. Revealing evidence from the investigation never before made public, Golden is the most complete telling yet of the Blagojevich story, written by two Chicago reporters who covered every step of his rise and fall and spent years sifting through evidence, compiling documents, and conducting more than a hundred interviews with those who have known Blagojevich from his childhood to his time in the governor’s office. Dispensing with sensationalism to present the facts about one of the nation’s most notorious politicians, the authors detail the mechanics of the corruption that brought the governor down and profile a fascinating and frustrating character who embodies much of what is wrong with modern politics. With Blagojevich now serving 14 years in prison, the time has come for the last word on who Blagojevich was, how he was elected, how he got himself into trouble, and how the feds took him down.

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9781569763391 | 1 edition (Chicago Review Pr, September 14, 2012), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: No one did political corruption quite like Rod Blagojevich.

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9781613736692 | Chicago Review Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $15.99

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Product Description: It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U...read more
By Jennifer Van Dyck (narrator)

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9781531813680 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 16, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro's enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success.

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Product Description: An in-depth look at California's remarkable 21st century turnaround, focusing on the role played by the state government under Jerry Brown.In the most economically important state in the country―and the 7th largest economy in the world―a political revolution of historic importance has occurred which has not been sufficiently covered by the media...read more

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9780312649357 | Thomas Dunne Books, August 16, 2016, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: An in-depth look at California's remarkable 21st century turnaround, focusing on the role played by the state government under Jerry Brown.

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Product Description: America’s founders envisioned a federal government of limited and enumerated powers. What they could not envision, of course, was the vast and complex infrastructure that the growing nation would demand—a demand that became ever clearer as the power and importance of railroads emerged...read more

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9780700623006 | Univ Pr of Kansas, August 19, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: America’s founders envisioned a federal government of limited and enumerated powers.

Product Description: First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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9780415933308 | Routledge, April 1, 2002, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: First published in 2002.

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9781138967939 | Routledge, July 31, 2016, cover price $47.95 | About this edition: First published in 2002.

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Product Description: The Europeanization of the World puts forward a defense of Western civilization and the unique gifts it has bequeathed to the world-in particular, human rights and constitutional democracy-at a time when many around the globe equate the West with hubris and thinly veiled imperialism...read more

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9780691133126 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 22, 2007, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The Europeanization of the World puts forward a defense of Western civilization and the unique gifts it has bequeathed to the world-in particular, human rights and constitutional democracy-at a time when many around the globe equate the West with hubris and thinly veiled imperialism.

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9780691171487 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 26, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Europeanization of the World puts forward a defense of Western civilization and the unique gifts it has bequeathed to the world-in particular, human rights and constitutional democracy-at a time when many around the globe equate the West with hubris and thinly veiled imperialism.

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Product Description: This book offers a comprehensive overview of the role of parliamentary administrations in the control of European Union policy-making. It questions whether the decision to give parliaments greater powers in the aftermath of the Lisbon Treaty had only the intended effect of political debate on European policies, or whether it has also resulted in the bureaucratisation of parliaments...read more

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9780230360365 | Palgrave Macmillan, February 8, 2016, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: This book offers a comprehensive overview of the role of parliamentary administrations in the control of European Union policy-making.

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Product Description: In his widely acclaimed volume Our Undemocratic Constitution, Sanford Levinson boldly argued that our Constitution should not be treated with "sanctimonious reverence," but as a badly flawed document deserving revision. Now Levinson takes us deeper, asking what were the original assumptions underlying our institutions, and whether we accept those assumptions 225 years later...read more
By A. T. Chandler (narrator)

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9781522695806 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 5, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: In his widely acclaimed volume Our Undemocratic Constitution, Sanford Levinson boldly argued that our Constitution should not be treated with "sanctimonious reverence," but as a badly flawed document deserving revision.

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Product Description: In this first biography of Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. in more than 30 years, Chuck McFadden explores the unique persona of one of the most idiosyncratic politicians in California history. The son of California political royalty who forged his own political style against the tumultuous backdrop of a huge, balkanized state―and shoved to and fro by complex currents―Jerry Brown pursued visionary impulses as well as his grandiose ambitions...read more
By Joe Barrett (narrator)

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9781522674795 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, June 28, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: In this first biography of Edmund Gerald Brown Jr.

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Product Description: The Speechwriter brings you inside the spin room of the modern politician in “a wry and eloquent memoir” (The Wall Street Journal) that is “the best book about politics I’ve read in years” (GQ) and “will become a classic” (The Washington Post)...read more

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9781476769929 | Simon & Schuster, July 14, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An intimate and hilarious look inside the spin room of the modern politician: a place where ideals are crushed, English is mangled, people are humiliated, and the opportunity for humor is everywhere.

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9781476769943 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, July 5, 2016), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The Speechwriter brings you inside the spin room of the modern politician in “a wry and eloquent memoir” (The Wall Street Journal) that is “the best book about politics I’ve read in years” (GQ) and “will become a classic” (The Washington Post).
9780397553990, titled "Computers in Nursing''s Nurses'' Guide to the Internet" | Bk&disk edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, October 1, 1996), cover price $29.95 | also contains Computers in Nursing''s Nurses'' Guide to the Internet | About this edition: This handbook, targeted specifically at nurses and other health professionals, is designed to help readers connect and navigate around today's best online nursing resources.

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Product Description: The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work...read more

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9780199579679 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 3, 2014, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking.

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9780198778462 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 3, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking.

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Product Description: Bankruptcy law is a major part of the American legal landscape. More than a million individuals and thousands of businesses sought relief in the United States' ninety-three bankruptcy courts in 2014, more than twenty-seven thousand of them in the Eastern District of Michigan...read more

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9780814336076 | Wayne State Univ Pr, June 1, 2016, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Bankruptcy law is a major part of the American legal landscape.

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Product Description: Congress possesses broad regulatory powers, including the power of complete or partial preemption of state and local regulatory powers. Congress rarely enacted preemption statutes before the twentieth century, but since the 1960s such interventions have grown significantly in number, now totaling over seven hundred, and have transformed the nature of the American federal system...read more

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9781438460970 | State Univ of New York Pr, March 1, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Congress possesses broad regulatory powers, including the power of complete or partial preemption of state and local regulatory powers.

Product Description: The development of centre-regional relations has been at the forefront of Russian politics since the formation of the Russian state and numerous efforts have been made by the country’s subsequent rulers to create a political model that would be suitable for the effective management of its vast territory and multiple nationalities...read more

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9781138993686, titled "Russia’s Federal Relations: Putin's Reforms and Management of the Regions" | Reprint edition (Routledge, May 31, 2016), cover price $47.95 | About this edition: The development of centre-regional relations has been at the forefront of Russian politics since the formation of the Russian state and numerous efforts have been made by the country’s subsequent rulers to create a political model that would be suitable for the effective management of its vast territory and multiple nationalities.

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Product Description: In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so. But why do states follow different secularizing strategies? The literature has already shattered the illusion that secularization of the state has been a unilinear, homogeneous and universal process, and has convincingly shown that secularization of the state has unfolded along different paths...read more

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9780415743518 | Routledge, May 28, 2014, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so.

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9781138696396 | Reprint edition (Routledge, May 22, 2016), cover price $42.95 | About this edition: In the 1920s and the 1930s, Turkey, Iran and Russia vehemently pursued state-secularizing reforms, but adopted different strategies in doing so.

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Product Description: Many people are unaware that from 1945 to 1975, downstate lawmakers dominated the Illinois political arena. In TheDealmakers of Downstate Illinois, Robert E. Hartley details the lives and contributions of three influential southern Illinois politicians, Paul Powell, Clyde Choate, and John Stelle...read more

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9780809334742 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, April 18, 2016, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Many people are unaware that from 1945 to 1975, downstate lawmakers dominated the Illinois political arena.

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