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  • On Environmental Governance

    Sustainability, Efficiency, and Equity, 1st Edition

    By Oran R Young

    In On Environmental Governance, Oran R. Young examines a variety of efforts to meet the challenge of governing human interaction with the environment in the interest of sustainability. At the same time, he considers measures to minimize restrictions on human actors in using their natural resources.…

    Paperback – 2013-01-30

  • New Directions in American Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Raymond J. La Raja

    New Directions in American Politics introduces students not just to how the American political system works but also to how political science works. La Raja brings together top scholars to write original essays across the standard curriculum of American government and politics, capturing…

    Paperback – 2013-01-16
    New Directions in American Politics

  • In Defense of Politicians

    The Expectations Trap and Its Threat to Democracy, 1st Edition

    By Stephen K. Medvic

    Politicians are reviled. From jokes on late-night TV talk shows to radio show rants and from public opinion polls to ubiquitous conventional wisdom—politicians are among the most despised professional class in modern society. Drawing on seminal work in political science, Stephen K. Medvic…

    Paperback – 2012-12-17
    Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

  • Interest Groups in American Politics

    Pressure and Power, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony J. Nownes

    Americans rail against so-called special interests but at the same time many members of society are themselves represented in one form or another by organized groups trying to affect the policymaking progress. This concise but thorough text demonstrates that interest groups are involved in the…

    Paperback – 2012-09-24

  • Understanding American Political Parties

    Democratic Ideals, Political Uncertainty, and Strategic Positioning, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey M. Stonecash

    How do parties respond to the electorate and craft winning strategies? In the abstract parties are the vehicles to make democracy work, but it is often difficult to see the process working as well as we think it might. Indeed, voters often struggle to see parties as the valuable vehicles of…

    Paperback – 2012-08-17

  • Politics USA

    3rd Edition

    By Robert McKeever, Philip Davies

    Politics USA is a lively and authoritative introduction to American politics, giving students a rich and varied resource for all aspects of their course. The book provides expert and comprehensive analysis of US politics and government, including in-depth coverage of the presidency, the Congress,…

    Paperback – 2012-07-12

  • New Directions in Judicial Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin T. McGuire

    With its often vague legal concepts and institutions that operate according to unfamiliar procedures, judicial decision-making is, in many respects, a highly enigmatic process. New Directions in Judicial Politics seeks to demystify the courts, offering readers the insights of empirical research to…

    Paperback – 2012-03-05
    New Directions in American Politics

  • Managing Local Governments

    Designing Management Control Systems that Deliver Value, 1st Edition

    By Emanuele Padovani, David W. Young

    Local Government is an area where management skills are tested to the extreme. With political considerations evident both locally and nationally, managing resources can be complex and subject to change. This book introduces new concepts and new ways of doing business that can greatly enhance the…

    Paperback – 2011-12-16
    Routledge Masters in Public Management

  • Digital Governance

    New Technologies for Improving Public Service and Participation, 1st Edition

    By Michael E. Milakovich

    The application of digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) to reform governmental structures, politics, and public administration is widely and perhaps naively viewed as the twenty-first century "savior," the enlightened way to reinvigorate democracy and improve the quality of…

    Paperback – 2011-09-27

  • International Development and Global Politics

    History, Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    By David Williams

    This textbook provides a historical survey of economic and political development theory and practice from 1945. Against the background of changes in global politics, it explores how the project of international development has been shaped in a series of wider contexts. Divided into two historical…

    Paperback – 2011-09-15

  • Cases in Congressional Campaigns

    Riding the Wave, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Randall E. Adkins, David A. Dulio

    After Barack Obama’s historic 2008 victory, Democrats were riding high. But a number of tough fights on policy initiatives, coupled with an economy struggling to recover, put Democrats in a difficult position leading up to the 2010 congressional elections. With nearly all the electoral gains…

    Hardback – 2011-08-16

  • Judging Law and Policy

    Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System, 1st Edition

    By Robert M. Howard, Amy Steigerwalt

    To what extent do courts make social and public policy and influence policy change? This innovative text analyzes this question generally and in seven distinct policy areas that play out in both federal and state courts—tax policy, environmental policy, reproductive rights, sex equality,…

    Paperback – 2011-08-08

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