Political Science - Political Process

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The Power Manual: How to Master Compl...

Liberate yourself by understanding and mastering power dynamics All social relations are laden with power. Getting out from under dominant power relations and mastering power dynamics is perhaps the most essential skill for change ag...

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Published: May 2018

The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemi...

Jonathan Alter

From the bestselling author of The Promise, the thrilling story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration.In The Cen...

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Published: May 2014

Aep: Washington Rules

Andrew Bacevich

"Tough-minded, bracing, and intelligent . . . the country is lucky to have a fierce, smart peacemonger like Bacevich."—The New York Times Book ReviewHailed as "brilliant" (The Washington Post), Washington Rules i...

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Published: Mar 2011

The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governi...

Amy Gutmann

To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis--dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years. In The Spirit of Compromise, eminent political...

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Published: Apr 2014

Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racia...

Lspez Haney

Campaigning for president in 1980, Ronald Reagan told stories of Cadillac-driving "welfare queens" and "strapping young bucks" buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In trumpeting these tales of welfare run amok, R...

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Published: Mar 2015

Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics...

John R. Lott

Judges have enormous power. They determine whom we can marry, whether we can own firearms, whether the government can mandate that we buy certain products, and how we define ''personhood.'' But who gets to occupy these powerful positi...

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Published: Sep 2013

Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporati...

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader's Getting Steamed will make you repeat that phrase from the movie Network: "I'm as mad as Hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!" His compendium of corporate crime, greed, and exploitation of honest people e...

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Published: Nov 2011

Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right ...

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations and their government patrons on our society. In Unstoppable, he ramps up the fight and shows how Left-Right coal...

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Published: Sep 2015

Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media...

John Nichols

Fresh from the first $10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy.Blending vivid reporting fr...

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Published: Aug 2014

A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment: A C...

Barbara Radnofsky

Impeachment is based upon "those offences which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust … as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the societ...

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Published: Sep 2017

The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Intro...

Donald A. Ritchie

In the second edition of The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill, pointing out the key players, explaining thei...

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Published: May 2016

Enough Said: What's Gone Wrong with t...

Mark Thompson

There's a crisis of trust in politics across the western world. Public anger is rising and faith in conventional political leaders and parties is falling. Anti-politics, and the anti-politicians, have arrived. In Enough Said, Presiden...

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Published: Sep 2017

Nullification: Reclaiming Consent of ...

Clyde N. Wilson

In this second installment of The Wilson Files, we collect some of Dr. Wilson's most sagacious writings on the topic of nullification and the unenumerated rights reserved to the several sovereign States that comprise the confederation...

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Published: Aug 2016
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