e-books in Political Science category
by John J. Patrick - Oxford University Press , 2006
This handy pocket guide explains the core concepts of democracy in a clear A-Z format. Ideal for civics and government classrooms, Understanding Democracy is a concise, scholarly starting point for research papers and writing assignments.
by Daniel Brauer, et al. - De Gruyter Open , 2018
The aim of this publication is to contribute philosophical depth to the debates on globalization conducted within various fields. The interdisciplinary nature of this book also serves to scientifically ground the discourse on global responsibility.
by T. M. Sell , 2014
This book will attempt to demystify the political world, and make it relevant by showing how things actually work and why -- how economic and political systems intersect and how approaches to politics have evolved to bring us where we are today.
by Alexander S. Belenky - Springer , 2016
This book addresses the peculiarities of the current presidential election system. It argues that any rules for electing a President that may replace the current ones should provide an equal representation of states as equal members of the Union ...
by David Paletz, Diana Owen, Timothy Cook , 2014
The text is a comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics. It introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties and the conflicts over civil rights.
by Richard Bellamy, Andrew Mason - Manchester University Press , 2003
Written by a powerful international team of theorists, this book offers a sophisticated analysis of the central political concepts in the light of recent debates in political theory. All political argument employs political concepts ...
by James Tully - Bloomsbury Academic , 2014
The book develops James Tully's distinctive and influential approach to political philosophy and applies it to the field of citizenship. The second part of the book provides a commentary on Tully's approach to political philosophy more generally.
by Geoffrey Kellow, Neven Leddy - University of Toronto Press , 2016
A testament to the continuing influence of the concept and the ongoing scholarly debate which surrounds it, 'On Civic Republicanism' addresses fundamental questions regarding democratic participation, liberal democracy, and the public good.
by Peter Drahos (ed.) - ANU Press , 2017
This volume introduces readers to regulatory theory. Aimed at practitioners and postgraduate students, the book includes chapters on the social-psychological foundations of regulation as well as theories of regulation such as responsive regulation.
by Richard Lung - Smashwords , 2015
The sheer difficulty of genuine electoral reform is shown and explained. The defeat of democracy is also a defeat for science. Freedom and knowledge depend on each other. Therein is the remedy. I base voting method on logic of measurement...
by Jenny Stewart - ANU Press , 2009
In this monograph, Stewart maps out the principal approaches used by governments to consult with and engage affected communities of interest. Stewart critically assesses the available literature and draws upon the experiences of political actors ...
by Gilles Paquet - University of Ottawa Press , 1999
This book favours a distributed view of governance based on a mix of coercion, quid pro quo market exchange and reciprocity, on a division of labour among the private, public, and civic sectors, and on the co-evolution of these different mechanisms.
by Neera Chandhoke - Bloomsbury Academic , 2015
By exploring the concept of political violence from the perspective of critical political theory, Neera Chandhoke investigates its nature, justification and contradictions. She uses the case study of Maoist revolutionaries in India ...
by Noam Chomsky - Open Book Publishers , 2014
Chomsky's early insights into the workings of power in the modern world remain timely and compelling. This series of lectures also provides the reader with an invaluable introduction to the essential ideas of one of the leading thinkers of our time.
- Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs , 2008
This booklet explains some of the most important and frequently used terms and concepts of diplomacy. In recognition of the importance of multilateral diplomacy nowadays, a number of universal and regional organisations also receive brief mention.
by Mark Bevir - eScholarship , 2013
This book explores philosophical, sociological, and democratic approaches to organization. Mark Bevir offers a humanist and historicist perspective, arguing that people creatively make and remake organizations in particular contexts ...
by Tony Fitzpatrick - Manchester University Press , 2003
Social democracy has made a political comeback in recent years. Not everyone is convinced, however, that Third Way social democracy is the best means of reviving the Left's project. This book considers this dissent and offers an alternative approach.
by Dennis AuBuchon - AuBuchon Books, Articles and Services , 2014
This book provides information about each article and amendment to the Constitution in a way that the reader understands the requirements in relation to issues of the day. Examples of decisions are provided in relation to the article being discussed.
by Peter Larmour, Nick Wolanin - Asia Pacific Press , 2013
The book deals with the international dimensions of corruption, including campaigns to recover assets of former dictators, and the links between corruption, transnational and economic crime. It deals with corruption as an issue in political theory.
by H.W.R. Wade - Stevens & Sons , 1980
The book addresses some of the key issues facing the British Constitution, such as fair representation of the electorate in Parliament, the problem of entrenching a Bill of Rights and the use of the powers of the Executive and Judiciary.
- Wikibooks , 2013
This style guide is an introductory wiki-book for beginners who want to produce political messages in various media formats. It is not a rule book; rather, it is a set of guidelines to facilitate effective political communication.
by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels - Marxists Internet Archive , 1848
One of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Written by communist theorists Marx and Engels, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle and the problems of capitalism.
by Keat Peng Goh - Smashwords , 2013
This author subscribes to the principle of check and balance in all human enterprises and endeavours to mitigate the effects of human sin. Therefore he supports a two-party system as the only legitimate democratic process...
by Barry Rubin - Smashwords , 2013
This book is a history of the American foreign policymaking process. It narrates the development of the decision-making institutions and the content of policy from the founding of the republic through the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
by Dean Baker - Center for Economic and Policy Research , 2011
Progressives need a fundamentally new approach to politics. They have been losing not just because conservatives have so much more money and power, but also because they have accepted the conservatives' framing of political debates...
by Jon Lebkowsky, Mitch Ratcliffe - Lulu.com , 2005
Extreme Democracy is a collection of writings about the impact of technology on the political process. Authors include Steven Johnson, Joi Ito, David Weinberger, Jay Rosen, Mitch Ratcliffe, Jon Lebkowsky, danah boyd, and many others.
by D.L. Paletz, D. Owen, T.E. Cook - Flat World Knowledge , 2011
A comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics. The text introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights.
by Jean-Jacques Rousseau - J. M. Dent , 1923
Rousseau argues that all government is fundamentally flawed and that modern society is based on a system of inequality. The philosopher proposes an alternative system for the development of self-governing, self-disciplined citizens.
by Timothy Rodgers - Smashwords , 2012
A review of our over all situation as a country and humanity of Earth. After covering the systematic flaws of the leverage over human need held by money; I cover the viable options of applying a check and balance on the monetary structure ...
by Paul F. deLespinasse - Van Nostrand Reinhold Company , 1981
The goal of this textbook is to provide students with a comprehensive survey of the American political system and with a framework for analyzing its processes and functions. It will appeal to instructors of introductory American government courses.
by Edward R. Tufte - Prentice Hall , 1974
A great book for the beginning data analyst and a must for political science graduate students. It is a clear introduction to the use of regression analysis. Edward Tufte was a political scientist of the first order and a teacher par excellence.
by George Clack - U.S. Department of State , 2007
A concise account of the intellectual origins, history, and basic values of democratic systems of government. The book covers rights and responsibilities of citizens, free and fair elections, the rule of law, the role of a written constitution, etc.
by Arthur Clark - UBC Press , 2010
The ABCs of Human Survival examines the effect of militant nationalism and the lawlessness of powerful states on the well-being of individuals and local communities -- and the essential role of global citizenship within that dynamic.
by Jean-Jacques Rosa - Hoover Institution Press , 2006
Jean-Jacques Rosa shows how the transformation in communication and information technology has led to the downfall of twentieth century political and corporate hierarchies and is a driving force behind today's democratic free-market trend.
by Peter Berkowitz - Hoover Institution Press , 2004
The contributors to this volume examine the past, present, and future of progressivism in America from different perspectives and with different expertise. What is the future of progressivism in America in increasingly unfriendly political climate?
by Peter Berkowitz - Hoover Institution Press , 2004
The distinctive group of contributors examine the questions that divide conservatives today and reveal the variety of answer put forward by classical conservatives, libertarians, and neoconservatives. They each bring a distinctive voice to bear.
by William Flax - Prodigy , 2009
This handbook is intended to instruct young Conservatives in the art of political debate: Not from the standpoint of participation in an Oxonian debating society, but from how best to demonstrate a clear advantage before a public gathering.
by Kristen R. Monroe - University of California Press , 1997
How can we best understand the major debates and recent movements in contemporary empirical political theory? In this volume, the contributors present their views of the central core, methodologies and development of empirical political science.
by Tibor R. Machan - Hoover Institution Press , 2002
This volume explores whether government action is in fact indispensable in the face of natural calamities, and what might be done to restrain the expansion of the scope of governmental power if emergency circumstances warrant intervention.
by Tibor R. Machan - Hoover Institution Press , 2002
This book takes an unflinching look at the difficult emotional issues that arise when egalitarianism collies with individual liberties, ultimately showing why the kind of egalitarianism preached by socialists is not an option in a free society.
by Lewis Corey - Covici, Friede , 1934
The depression which set in after 1929 was the worst economic disaster in American history. It was aggravated by the acute world crisis, a major catastrophe of capitalism. The revival, because of its speculative character, did not lead to recovery.
by Tibor R. Machan - Hoover Institution Press , 2002
In this book, contributors grapple with issue of the role of democracy in a society that is committed to respecting the individual rights of all. They challenge conventional thinking, offering provocative ideas on democracy and individual freedom.
by Peter Berkowitz - Hoover Institution Press , 2005
These essays from a diverse group of distinguished contributors deepen our understanding of the new national security threats posed by terrorism, by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and by the spread of Islamic extremism.
by Niccolo Machiavelli - Antonio Blado d'Asola , 1532
Shorter than most classic works, and more accessible to current readers because of their familiarity with politics, this work yields benefits to all who read, and critically examine the precepts it explains. A must-read classic of world literature.
by Wayne Sandholtz - University of California Press , 1992
A study of cooperative efforts in the high-tech industries of Europe. Sandholtz examines why collaboration came late to these countries, how protective walls came down, how countries work together in economically sensitive areas.
by Isabel Paterson - G.P. Putnam's Sons , 1943
The author presents an original theory of history and a bold defense of individualism as the source of moral and political progress. When it was published, her book placed her in the vanguard of the free-enterprise movement now sweeping the world.
by David L. Norton - University of California Press , 1995
At a time when politics and virtue seem less compatible than oil and water, Democracy and Moral Development shows how to bring the two together. Philosopher David Norton applies classical concepts of virtue to the premises of modern democracy.
by Judith Gruber - University of California Press , 1988
How can citizens exercise control over government officials in ways that allow for effective government? In this book, Professor Gruber merges a sophisticated analysis with empirical research to develop a new approach to this perennial problem.
by Ludwig Von Mises - Libertarian Press , 1994
The author searches for the roots of the common anti-capitalist bias. What makes so many people unhappy in the private property order? In such a system, the failures need a scapegoat. People whose ambitions have not been satisfied blame the system.
by Ekaterina A. Stepanova - Oxford University Press, USA , 2008
This thought-provoking book challenges the conventional discourse on contemporary terrorism. It examines the synergy between the extremist ideologies and the organizational models of non-state actors that use terrorist means in asymmetrical conflict.
by George Reisman - Jameson Books , 1996
Reisman's ringing manifesto for laissez-faire capitalism free of all government intervention is at once a conservative polemic and a monumental treatise, brimming with original theories, remarkable for its depth, scope and rigorous argument.
by Alan Wolfe - University of California Press , 1992
This book presents twenty-two sociological essays which form a surprising portrait of America in the throes of change. Michael Schudson's chapter on the media and Bart Landry's piece on racism provide the high points of the collection.
by Hans-Hermann Hoppe - Springer , 1988
This book is a study on the economics, politics and morals of socialism and capitalism: how to organize society so as to promote the production of wealth and eradicate poverty, and how to arrange it so as to make it a just social order.
by Murray Rothbard - Von Mises Institute , 2007
This is ultimate manual for completely de-mystifying the myth of the state. The book will inoculate the reader against the even the slightest temptation to invoke the state as a solution to any social or economic problem.
by John V. Denson - Mises Institute , 2001
This remarkable book is the first full-scale revision of the official history of the U.S. executive state. Contributors examine the usual judgments of the historical profession to show the ugly side of supposed presidential greatness.
by Dominick Abel Severance - Christendom College , 2007
Truman’s true intention was to use the destruction of a Japanese city to shock the world and manipulate the horror and destructive power of the bomb to create fear in the international community to ensure the security of American political interests.
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell - Ludwig Von Mises Institute , 1990
Ludwig von Mises Institute advocates the free market, private property, individual liberty, and sound money. In this publication the authors battle old threats like central banking and bureaucracy, and new threats like civil rights and Green-o-mania.
by Peter Barnes - Berrett-Koehler Publishers , 2006
Barnes' idea is that we need to use a 3rd institution to develop a better form a capitalism that takes into account natural resources that are used and not accounted for. This is needed, because government has failed to do a good job in this regard.
by Paul deLespinasse - Global Text Project , 2008
The goal of this text is to to describe and analyze a wide range of political phenomena and issues. It is an invitation for the student to think creatively, to join in the continual rethinking of political issues that is a prerequisite of progress.
- Wikibooks , 2008
The perfect introduction for high school lessons on UK government. It is also a quick guide for people of other nations to get some insight into the arcane governance of the UK with its powerless head of state and all powerful House of Commons.
by Mary J., Ph.D. Ruwart - Sunstar Press , 1993
Dr. Ruwart explains with simple examples how all of our good intentions with legislation end up hurting us all instead of solving society's problems. A must read if you want to understand how we got into this mess and how we can get out of it.