Political Science / General

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Arms for the Horn

Arms for the Horn

U.S. Security Policy in Ethiopia and Somalia, 1953–1991

Through massive documentation and extensive interviewing, Jeffrey A. Lefebvre explains what price the United States has paid for its relations with two weak and vulnerable arms recipients in the Horn of Africa.

The Budget-Maximizing Bureaucrat

The Budget-Maximizing Bureaucrat

Appraisals and Evidence

Thirteen scholars reexamine the provocative models of bureaucratic behavior developed by William A. Niskanen in his seminal book, Bureaucracy and Representative Government.

Traffic Safety Reform in the United States and Great Britain

Traffic Safety Reform in the United States and Great Britain

This book combines theory and research to analyze attempts to improve traffic safety through stricter drinking-age laws, seat-belt requirements, and deterrents to drunk driving.

A Revolution Aborted

A Revolution Aborted

The Lessons of Grenada
Edited By Jorge Heine

Twelve essays address the political and cultural features of the Grenada experience, in light of the 1979 uprising that toppled Prime Minister Eric Gairy, and the subsequent U.S. invasion of 1983.

The Political Failure of Employment Policy, 1945–1982

The Political Failure of Employment Policy, 1945–1982

This book follows the impact of economic ideas and opinions on federal employment policy from the 1946 Employment Act to the Job Training Partnership Act of 1982. Among many factors, Mucciaroni traces policy failures to the fact that labor and management were not centrally involved in making policy, and employment programs lacked a stable and organized constituency committed to their success. Additionally, employment programs were not integrated with economic policy, were hampered by conflicting objectives, and were difficult to carry out effectively.

Private Markets and Public Intervention

Private Markets and Public Intervention

A Primer for Policy Designers

Averch describes and analyzes common strategies for solving problems in public policy including the use of markets, bureaus, regulation, planning and budgeting, benefit-cost, systems analysis, and evaluation.

Party Organizations in American Politics

Party Organizations in American Politics

Contradicting the conventional political wisdom of the 1970s, which said state political parties were dormant and verging upon extinction, this book reveals that state party organizations actually grew stronger in the 1960s and 1970s.

Reprinted with a new preface that covers changes in the 1980s in electoral politics, Party Organizations in American Politics encourages a reappraisal of scholarly treatment of party organization in political science.

Economic Decline and Political Change

Economic Decline and Political Change

Canada, Great Britain, the United States

During the 1970s, Canada, Great Britain, and the United States witnessed unprecedented inflation, unemployment, and sluggish growth. This book examines government changes in economic policymaking and the public’s response to such changes, and sheds light on the political economy of three of the world’s oldest democracies.

Imagery and Ideology in U.S. Policy Toward Libya 1969–1982

Imagery and Ideology in U.S. Policy Toward Libya 1969–1982

How close to reality was the official U.S. image of Libya through the Nixon-Ford, Carter, and Reagan administrations? ElWahrfally concludes that it was very far from accurate. Using personal interviews as well as scholarly research, ElWarfally demonstrates that U.S. relations with Libya, regardless of rhetoric, have been primarily determined by whether or not Libya serves U.S. interests in the region: maintaining access to Middle Eastern oil, protecting Israel, and limiting Soviet expansionism.

Pesticides And Politics

Pesticides And Politics

The Life Cycle of a Public Issue

Winner of the 1988 Policy Studies Organization Book Award, Pesticides and Politics traces the long battle over control of pesticides through an analytical framework that is at the same time historical, comparative, and theoretical. Christopher J. Bosso’s account analyzes the responses to this complex problem by commercial interests, government, the media, and the public, and shows how the issue evolved over forty years of technological and political change.

The Politics of the U.S. Cabinet

The Politics of the U.S. Cabinet

Representation in the Executive Branch, 1789-1984

Jeffrey E. Cohen presents a detailed, quantitative study of the characteristics of presidential cabinets from the days of George Washington through the first Reagan administration.

Restructuring Domination

Restructuring Domination

Industrialists and the State in Ecuador

Using Ecuador as her case study, she shows how industrial growth has given birth to an exclusive, ingrown bourgeoisie that is highly dependent on the state and foreign capital and is increasingly alienated from the peasants and urban poor.

Iran and the United States

Iran and the United States

A Cold War Case Study

Richard Cottam draws upon his expert personal knowledge of Iranian politics to describe the spiraling decline of U.S.-Iranian relations since the cold war and the political consequences of those years.

The Impact of Policy Analysis

The Impact of Policy Analysis

During the 1960s and 1970s over $108 million was spent on four unprecedented social scientific experiments to test the effectiveness of a major proposal to reform the welfare system. Now out of favor, the negative income tax was then considered to be an appealing alternative to welfare. Starting in New Jersey and Pennsylvania during the Johnson administration, the experimental research continued through Carter’s term and helped to keep reform proposal and research organizations alive. This book examines the results of these experiments and their effect on Carter’s reform attempt-the Program for Better Jobs and Income.

Congress and Economic Policy Making

Congress and Economic Policy Making

This book examines congressional decision making on economic policy during the Reagan administration.

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