Politics & International Relations: Introductory Politics

  • Unnatural States: The International System and the Power to Change book cover

    Unnatural States

    The International System and the Power to Change, 1st Edition

    By Peter Ian Lomas

    Unnatural States is a radical critique of international theory, in particular, of the assumption of state agency�that states act in the world in their own right. Peter Lomas argues that since the universal states system is inequitable and rigid, and not all states are democracies anyway, this…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • The Dark Side of Church/State Separation: The French Revolution, Nazi Germany, and International Communism book cover

    The Dark Side of Church/State Separation

    The French Revolution, Nazi Germany, and International Communism, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Strehle

    The Dark Side of Church/State Separation analyzes the Enlightenment's attack upon the Judeo-Christian tradition and its impact upon the development of secular regimes in France, Germany, and Russia. Such regimes followed the anti-Semitic/anti-Christian agenda of the French Enlightenment in blaming…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • The Individualist Anarchists: Anthology of Liberty, 1881-1908 book cover

    The Individualist Anarchists

    Anthology of Liberty, 1881-1908, 1st Edition

    By Frank H. Brooks

    Among the political ideologies generally considered to be of continuing significance, anarchism alone has never been implemented. Perhaps its rigors are too strong and its advocates are too weak. That it is still considered worth studying is testimony to its intellectual credibility, particularly…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • The Vital Center: Politics of Freedom book cover

    The Vital Center

    Politics of Freedom, 1st Edition

    By Irving Horowitz, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

    With a new introduction by the author The Vital Center is an eloquent and incisive defense of liberal democracy against its rivals to the left and to the right, communism and fascism. It shows how the failures of free society had led to the mass escape from freedom and sharpened the appeal of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-22
    Routledge

  • The End of Economic Man: The Origins of Totalitarianism book cover

    The End of Economic Man

    The Origins of Totalitarianism, 1st Edition

    By Peter Drucker, Peter Drucker

    In The End of Economic Man, long recognized as a cornerstone work, Peter F. Drucker explains and interprets fascism and Nazism as fundamental revolutions. In some ways, this book anticipated by more than a decade the existentialism that came to dominate the European political mood in the postwar…

    Hardback – 2017-09-22
    Routledge

  • Mandate Madness: How Congress Forces States and Localities to Do its Bidding and Pay for the Privilege book cover

    Mandate Madness

    How Congress Forces States and Localities to Do its Bidding and Pay for the Privilege, 1st Edition

    Edited by James T. Bennett

    What do drivers' licenses that function as national ID cards, nationwide standardized tests for third graders, the late unlamented 55 mile per hour speed limit, the outlawing of the eighteen-year-old beer drinker, and the disappearing mechanical lever voting machine have in common? Each is the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Wodak, Bernhard Forchtner

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of this important and dynamic area of study and research. Language is indispensable to initiating, justifying, legitimatising and coordinating action as well as negotiating conflict and, as such, is intrinsically…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Cuba: From Economic Take-off to Collapse Under Castro book cover

    Cuba

    From Economic Take-off to Collapse Under Castro, 1st Edition

    By Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, Andro Nodarse-Leon

    This book is a study of Cuba's economic development under communism over the last fifty-five years. The authors find that Cuba's socioeconomic development has gone backward since the Cuban Revolution in 1959. The authors conclude that Fidel Castro's revolution has been an economic disaster for Cuba…

    Paperback – 2017-08-09
    Routledge

  • Harold Laski and American Liberalism book cover

    Harold Laski and American Liberalism

    1st Edition

    By Gary Best

    For nearly three decades, the English political scientist Harold Laski was the gray eminence of American liberalism and its most influential Marxist public intellectual. As a fervent proponent of the New Deal in the 1930s, much of Laski's success stemmed from the fact that he offered answers when…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge

  • The Paleoconservatives: New Voices of the Old Right book cover

    The Paleoconservatives

    New Voices of the Old Right, 1st Edition

    By Raphael Israeli, Joseph A. Scotchie

    "Paleoconservatism" as a concept came into circulation during the 1980s as a rejoinder to the rise of neoconservatism. It signifies a brand of conservatism that rose up in opposition to the New Deal, setting itself against the centralizing trends that define modern politics to champion the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge

  • Open to the Public: Evaluation in the Public Sector book cover

    Open to the Public

    Evaluation in the Public Sector, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan D. Breul

    Open to the Public grows out of concern with evaluation in the public arena and the struggle to understand how best to use the information it generates. Many concepts and models of evaluation, how to undertake it, and how to make it more useful, were developed before government performance became…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge

  • Evaluating the Complex: Attribution, Contribution and Beyond book cover

    Evaluating the Complex

    Attribution, Contribution and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Mita Marra

    In the economic atmosphere following the crisis of 2008, not only have governments reacted by creating more complex policy initiatives, but they have also promised that all of these initiatives will be evaluated. Due to the complexity of many of the initiatives, the ways of evaluating are becoming…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge

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