Politics & International Relations: Introductory Politics

  • China Factors: Political Perspectives and Economic Interactions book cover

    China Factors

    Political Perspectives and Economic Interactions, 1st Edition

    By Gordon Cheung

    China Factors offers a first-hand perspective on political and socio-economic changes in Hong Kong after the official changeover to control by China. It reflects the author's observations, personal encounters, interviews, and experiences, especially after 1997 when the changeover occurred, and also…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Mind the Gap: Perspectives on Policy Evaluation and the Social Sciences book cover

    Mind the Gap

    Perspectives on Policy Evaluation and the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

    By Phillip Allman, Jos Vaessen

    Over the past twenty to thirty years, evaluation has become increasingly important to the field of public policy. The number of people involved and specializing in evaluation has also increased markedly. Evidence of this trend can be found in the International Atlas of Evaluation, the establishment…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Government Abuse: Fraud, Waste, and Incompetence in Awarding Contracts in the United States book cover

    Government Abuse

    Fraud, Waste, and Incompetence in Awarding Contracts in the United States, 1st Edition

    By William Sims Curry

    Government contracting is plagued by nefarious, amateurish, and criminal behavior. By awarding government contracts to corporations as compensation for lavish gifts and personal favors, the United States government fails to serve the public interest effectively and honestly. William Sims Curry…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Homeland Security Scams book cover

    Homeland Security Scams

    1st Edition

    By James T. Bennett

    A direct consequence of the War on Terror launched after the attacks of September 11, 2001 is an awareness of the need for homeland security. This war is being used to justify a huge expansion of government powers and spending, but funds allocated for homeland security are often for programs far…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Encyclopaedia of Soviet Life book cover

    Encyclopaedia of Soviet Life

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ilya Zemtsov

    A by-product of the amazing changes now taking place within the Soviet Union is a change in rhetoric no less than reality. Under Gorbachev, the Russian language has been changing parallel with novoe politichaskoe myshenie - new political thinking - with the effect that such new expressions as have…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • From Muhammad to Bin Laden: Religious and Ideological Sources of the Homicide Bombers Phenomenon book cover

    From Muhammad to Bin Laden

    Religious and Ideological Sources of the Homicide Bombers Phenomenon, 1st Edition

    By David Bukay

    From Muhammad to Bin Laden analyzes the ideological, religious, and cultural foundations of one of the most inconceivable phenomena in contemporary world politics. Bukay analyzes the homicide bombings and atrocities perpetuated by worldwide jihad. He also uses information from primary sources to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • The Communist Experience in America: A Political and Social History book cover

    The Communist Experience in America

    A Political and Social History, 1st Edition

    By Harvey Klehr

    Arguments about whether distinctive features of American society, culture, political structure, economic system, or population account for the relative weakness of American radicalism have engaged historians, sociologists, and political scientists for decades. Influential concepts such as "frontier…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Designing Denuclearization: An Interpretive Encyclopedia book cover

    Designing Denuclearization

    An Interpretive Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Larkin

    This work canvasses nuclear weapon abolition, proposals placed on the table since 1945 and the obstacles and issues which a realistic program for abolition confronts today. It has an ambitious purpose, to show that nuclear abolition can and should be placed on the public agenda.a The author terms…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Environmental Risk and the Press book cover

    Environmental Risk and the Press

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter M. Sandman

    Toxic spills, acid rain, poor air quality-scarcely a day goes by without a report in the press on an environmental risk issue. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in New Jersey, a leading state in the production of chemicals, and the state with the largest number of Superfund cleanup sites. How…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Human Rights and the Catholic Tradition book cover

    Human Rights and the Catholic Tradition

    1st Edition

    By Donald Dietrich

    From the French Revolution to Vatican II, the institutional Catholic Church has opposed much that modernity has offered men and women constructing their societies. This book focuses on the experiences of German Catholics as they have worked to engage their faith with their culture in the midst of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Legitimacy and Revolution in a Society of Masses: Max Weber, Antonio Gramsci, and the Fin-de-Sicle Debate on Social Order book cover

    Legitimacy and Revolution in a Society of Masses

    Max Weber, Antonio Gramsci, and the Fin-de-Sicle Debate on Social Order, 1st Edition

    Edited by M. F. N. Giglioli

    Questions surrounding the concept of legitimacy the force that keeps a polity together, and whose absence causes it to shatter are possibly the most important concern of a study of politics. M. F. N. Giglioli examines the shift to a distinctly modern understanding of the concept in Continental…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Holding the Center: In Defense of Political Trimming book cover

    Holding the Center

    In Defense of Political Trimming, 1st Edition

    By Eugene Goodheart

    Politicians and pundits often scorn polarization and compromise�the intransigence of the former and the feebleness of the latter�without suggesting an alternative way. Polarization, when opposing forces are equal or close to equal in strength, leads to stalemate. Compromise threatens to betray…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

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