Politics & International Relations: Introductory Politics

  • 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

  • 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

  • From Manual Workers to Wage Laborers: Transformation of the Social Question book cover

    From Manual Workers to Wage Laborers

    Transformation of the Social Question, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Castel

    In this monumental book, sociologist Robert Castel reconstructs the history of what he calls "the social question," or the ways in which both labor and social welfare have been organized from the Middle Ages onward to contemporary industrial society. Throughout, the author identifies two constants…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26

  • The Oslo Idea: The Euphoria of Failure book cover

    The Oslo Idea

    The Euphoria of Failure, 1st Edition

    By Raphael Israeli

    The idea of peace is always enchanting, for it encompasses the tranquility and serenity for which every human yearns. The nation of Israel has never known peace, but it dreams of peace. In practice Israel navigates between the poles of war and peace, with endless middle-of the-road situations like…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26

  • President McKinley, War and Empire: President McKinley and the Coming of War, 1898 book cover

    President McKinley, War and Empire

    President McKinley and the Coming of War, 1898, 1st Edition

    By Richard F. Hamilton

    The "progressive" reading of history focuses on two major antecedents for the origins of the United States' 1898 war with Spain: the 1896 presidential election and the Hearst-Pulitzer press war that, reportedly, generated an irresistible clamor from an "aroused public." Underlying those narratives…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26

  • Understanding Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional Approach book cover

    Understanding Globalization

    A Multi-Dimensional Approach, 1st Edition

    By Kavous Ardalan

    This book discusses eight dimensions of globalization�world order, culture, the state, information technology, economics, production, development, and Bretton Woods Institutions�from the perspective of four diverse sociological paradigms: functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist, and radical…

    Paperback – 2017-07-26

  • Dialectics in World Politics book cover

    Dialectics in World Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shannon Brincat

    This volume explores the conceptual, methodological and praxeological aspects of dialectical analysis in world politics. As dialectics has remained an under-theorised analytical tool in international relations, this volume provides a critical resource for those seeking to deploy dialectics in their…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Word Plays: Collected Writings on Politics and Culture book cover

    Word Plays

    Collected Writings on Politics and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Robert Brustein

    According to Robert Brustein, the theater should be taken seriously as one of the fine arts, but it should also be considered a means to reflect on our world, times, and culture from a different perspective. However, this presents a great challenge—the masses must come to appreciate the theater as…

    Paperback – 2017-04-03

  • Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army book cover

    Forced into Genocide

    Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, 1st Edition

    By Adrienne G. Alexanian

    This memoir recalls Yervant Alexanian’s death-defying experiences in the center of the Armenian Genocide. Like other Armenians of his generation, he was an eyewitness to the massacre and dislocation of his family and fellow countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during World War I. Alexanian was conscripted…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
    Genocide Studies

  • False Consciousness: An Essay on Mystification book cover

    False Consciousness

    An Essay on Mystification, 1st Edition

    By Guenter Lewy

    In this book, Guenter Lewy explains and critiques the idea of false consciousness - that people living under capitalism do not know their best interests. This idea was prevalent in the writings of nineteenth century Marxism, modern communism, and the New Left. Lewy applies what German scholars call…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30

  • Presidential Relations with Congress book cover

    Presidential Relations with Congress

    1st Edition

    By Richard S. Conley

    The presidential-congressional relationship is the most important and vivid of all the inter-branch relationships. It defines presidential activities, priorities, and successes. No president, from Eisenhower to Nixon to Reagan, has been able to ignore or denigrate that relationship. …

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • God Wills it: Presidents and the Political Use of Religion book cover

    God Wills it

    Presidents and the Political Use of Religion, 1st Edition

    By David O'Connell

    God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O'Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
    American Presidents Series

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