Politics & International Relations: Introductory Politics

  • The Developing Place of Portugal in the European Union book cover

    The Developing Place of Portugal in the European Union

    1st Edition

    By Jose Magone

    After decades of isolation and a turbulent transition to democracy, Portugal's integration into the European Union has given political, economic, social, and cultural stability to a country that had to overcome the trauma of losing an empire. This volume clearly is a major contribution to the study…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • The Quest for Human Longevity: Science, Business, and Public Policy book cover

    The Quest for Human Longevity

    Science, Business, and Public Policy, 1st Edition

    By Lewis D. Solomon

    Many scientists today are working to retard the aging process in humans so as to increase both life expectancy and the quality of life. Over the past decade impressive results have been achieved in targeting the mechanisms and pathways of aging. In The Quest for Human Longevity, Lewis D. Solomon…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • Sovereignty Under Challenge: How Governments Respond book cover

    Sovereignty Under Challenge

    How Governments Respond, 1st Edition

    By Nathan Glazer

    Sovereignty-the authority of a state to wield ultimate power over its territory, its citizens, its institutions-is everywhere undergoing change as states respond in various ways to the challenges posed, from above and below. "Above" the state is the widening net of international institutions and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • Fallen Walls: Prisoners of Conscience in South Africa and Czechoslovakia book cover

    Fallen Walls

    Prisoners of Conscience in South Africa and Czechoslovakia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lynda Gilfillan

    This collection of prison writings straddles two continents, and compares and contrasts the political struggles that gave birth to two vibrant new democracies of the twenty-first century: South Africa and the Czech Republic. The triumph over decades of suffering endured by the ordinary citizens of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • Collaboration in Public Services: The Challenge for Evaluation book cover

    Collaboration in Public Services

    The Challenge for Evaluation, 1st Edition

    By Bill Jenkins

    The International Group for Policy and Program Evaluation (INTEVAL) serves as a forum for scholars and practitioners of public policy to discuss ideas and developments as a community dedicated to enhancing the contribution of evaluation to government. From the group's studies has emerged a concern…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15

  • The New Custodians of the State: Programmatic Elites in French Society book cover

    The New Custodians of the State

    Programmatic Elites in French Society, 1st Edition

    By William Genieys

    The New Custodians of the State uses contemporary France to reassess sociological theories of political and policymaking elites. Based on detailed case studies drawn from social policy and national defense sectors, it concludes that a new type of sectorally-based elite has risen to prominence in…

    Paperback – 2017-11-10

  • Introduction to Global Politics book cover

    Introduction to Global Politics

    3rd Edition

    By Richard W. Mansbach, Kirsten L. Taylor

    The fully updated third edition of Introduction to Global Politics continues to provide a vital resource for students looking to explain global politics using an historical approach, firmly linking history with the events of today. By integrating theory and political practice at individual, state,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09

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


    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 – 2017-10-25

  • The Proto-totalitarian State: Punishment and Control in Absolutist Regimes book cover

    The Proto-totalitarian State

    Punishment and Control in Absolutist Regimes, 1st Edition

    By Dmitry Shlapentokh

    Totalitarian rule is commonly thought to derive from spe- cific ideologies that justify the complete control by the state of social, cultural, and political institutions. The major goal of this volume is to demonstrate that in some cases brutal forms of state control have been the only way to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23

  • Order and Legitimacy: Political Thought in National Spain book cover

    Order and Legitimacy

    Political Thought in National Spain, 1st Edition

    By Francis Graham Wilson

    Edited by H. Lee Cheek Jr., M. Susan Power, Kathy B. Cheek, Thomas J. Metallo

    A growing body of readers is rediscovering Francis Graham Wilson's tremendous contribution to the study of politics and humane learning. In this volume, he offers an extensive assessment of the nature of politics and the search for order in Spanish politics, concentrating on the central figures who…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Library of Conservative Thought

  • Questioning Authority: Political Resistance and the Ethic of Natural Science book cover

    Questioning Authority

    Political Resistance and the Ethic of Natural Science, 1st Edition

    By Diana M. Judd

    The West is currently witnessing the slow destruction of the classical liberal tradition. The casualties are reason, the willingness to question political or religious authority, and the validity of natural science. Replacing these are a crippling intellectual relativism, political apathy, and a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12

  • What Do We Owe Each Other?: Rights and Obligations in Contemporary American Society book cover

    What Do We Owe Each Other?

    Rights and Obligations in Contemporary American Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Howard Rosenthal

    What Do We Owe Each Other? includes essays by some of the finest social and political policy researchers in the United States. They address critical issues in contemporary American society. These range from the making of public opinion, the nature of the presumed social contract between government…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12

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