Political Science / General

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Enduring Controversies in Presidential Nominating Politics

Enduring Controversies in Presidential Nominating Politics

Retraces the more than 200-year history of presidential elections in the US—a spectacle that never fails to engage, excite, and enrage millions of Americans—showing the evolution from the days of the founders to today.

Becoming Europe

Becoming Europe

Immigration Integration And The Welfare State

Patrick Ireland argues that it is incorrect to expect unavoidable conflict between Muslim immmigrants and European host socieites. His insighful work shows that institutions matter more than culture in determining the shape and style of ethnic relations.

The Limits Of Protectionism

The Limits Of Protectionism

Building Coalitions for Free Trade

Using a wide-ranging array of case studies, Michael Lusztig reveals how governments can eliminate obstacles to free trade and enjoy continued economic growth without fear of protectionist groups seeking revenge at the ballot box.

High Risk And Big Ambition

High Risk And Big Ambition

Presidency of George W. Bush

Assesses the trajectory and character of Bush’s time in office—a presidency best characterized by a series of bold risks in the service of two primary goals: the transformation of American foreign policy and the creation of a lasting Republican dominance of domestic politics.

Bureaucrats, Politics And the Environment

Bureaucrats, Politics And the Environment

An informative case study of how bureaucrats establish and enforce policy and law. By focusing on personnel from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New Mexico Environment Department Bureaucrats, Politics, and the Environment puts a face on bureaucracy and provides an explanation for its actions.

Politics In The Andes

Politics In The Andes

Identity, Conflict, Reform

This volume represents the first comprehensive examination of the persistent political challenges facing Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Managing National Security Policy

Managing National Security Policy

The President and the Process

William Newmann examines the ways in which presidents make national security decisions, and explores how those processes evolve over time. He creates a complex portrait of policy making, which may help future presidents design national security decision structures that fit the realities of the office in today’s world.

The U.S. Experiment in Social Medicine

The U.S. Experiment in Social Medicine

The Community Health Center Program, 1965–1986

The first political history of the Community Health Center Program, the only federal experiment in social medicine. Sardell views the inherent political struggles, and the survival of the program on the condition that it only serve the poor.

Leadership At The Apex

Leadership At The Apex

Politicians and Administrators in Western Local Governments

Leadership at the Apex offers a revision of the general view concerning the boundaries of public administration. It reveals that there is more interdependence and shared influence between elected officials and appointed executives than previously realized.

Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence against Women

Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence against Women

A Cross-National Comparison

S. Laurel Weldon provides a comparative study of governmental response to the problem of violence against women in thirty-six democracies. In addition to examining the causes and consequences of the inadeqate public policies dealing with violence against women, she offers practical suggestions about how to improve them.

Executive Leadership in Anglo-American Systems

Executive Leadership in Anglo-American Systems

Eighteen essays address the problems of executive leadership in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia.

The Moderation Dilemma

The Moderation Dilemma

Legislative Coalitions and the Politics of Family and Medical Leave

Anya Bernstein offers a unique perspective on one of the few major policy innovations of the 1990s, and on the contentious issue of the role of the state in legislating family and medical leaves in the United States.

Grassroots Expectations of Democracy and Economy

Grassroots Expectations of Democracy and Economy

Argentina in Comparative Perspective

Nancy Powers addresses fundamental questions about the interaction of politics and economics, and how ordinary people think about their standard of living and their government. Her book narrows the gaps in the existing scholarship on economic voting, social movements, and populism, and works to untangle the field’s inherent contradictions.

Organized Crime and Democratic Governability

Organized Crime and Democratic Governability

Mexico and the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands

Organized Crime and Democratic Governability brings together scholars and specialists, including current and former government officials, from both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border to trace the history and define the reality of this situation.

The Politics Of Democratization In Korea

The Politics Of Democratization In Korea

The Role of Civil Society

A study that demonstrates how crucial civil society has been to democratic transition, democratic failure, and the recent, ongoing efforts to reform, deepen, and consolidate democracy in Korea.

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