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The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton; Ian Shapiro (Editor); James Madison; John Jay
Call Number: KF4515 .F4 2009ceb
ISBN: 9780300118902
Publication Date: 2009-04-28
This authoritative edition of the complete texts of the Federalist Papers, the Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, and the Amendments to the U.S. Constitution features supporting essays in which leading scholars provide historical context and analysis.
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Edmund Burke in America - Drew Maciag
Call Number: JC 573.2.U6 M335 2013eb
ISBN: 9780801467875
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
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Authority Figures : rhetoric and experience in John Locke's political thought - Torrey Shanks
ISBN: 0271065044
Publication Date: 2014-10-23
In Authority Figures, Torrey Shanks uncovers the essential but largely unappreciated place of rhetoric in John Locke's political and philosophical thought. Locke's well-known hostility to rhetoric has obscured an important debt to figural and inventive language.
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Studies in the History of Political Thought - Martin Burke
Call Number: JA 71 .W4575 2012eb
ISBN: 9789004194908
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
The volume explores distinctive issues involved in translating political and social thought. Thirteen contributors consider problems arising from the study of translation and cultural transfers of texts, in particular in terms of translation studies, and the history of concepts (Begriffsgeschichte).

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Extremism in America - George Michael (Editor)
Call Number: HN 90.R3 M423 2014eb
ISBN: 9780813048543
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
"Extremism in America" is a sweeping overview and assessment of the various brands of bigotry, prejudice, zealotry, dogmatism, and partisanship found in the United States, including the extreme right, the antiglobalization movement, Black Nationalism, Chicano separatism, militant Islam, Jewish extremism, eco-extremism, the radical antiabortion movement, and extremist terrorism.
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Progressive Politics after the Crash - Olaf Cramme (Editor); Patrick Diamond (Editor); Michael McTernan (Editor)
Call Number: JN 50 .P76 2013eb
ISBN: 9780857722713
Publication Date: 2013-08-30
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Modern Theories of Politics - Evangelia Sembou
Call Number: JA 71 .S46 2013 eb
ISBN: 1906165459
Publication Date: 2013
Everything you ever wanted to know about modern political theory, but never dared to ask ... This book offers a concise introduction to the main ideas and arguments of the major political thinkers of modernity. It considers the following key thinkers: Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, J. S. Mill, Rousseau, Burke, Hegel and Marx. Perhaps the best way to understand the ideas of a thinker is to read from their work. This book devotes each chapter to the main writings of a single thinker, providing excerpts from their work and explaining their views in detail. Readers are not expected to have any previous knowledge of the writings of these eight political philosophers, but by the end they should have a solid grasp of their central ideas. This book serves as an essential guide to some of the most important writings on political philosophy of modern times.


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Discovering America - Lance Dehaven-Smith
ISBN: 9781921666759
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Why has suspicion of criminal wrongdoing at the highest levels of government been rejected out-of-hand as paranoid thinking akin to superstition? Conspiracy Theory in America investigates how the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct--articulated in the Declaration of Independence--has been replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition.

Public policy: why ethics matters - Boston, Johnson
Publication Date: 2010
Why Ethics Matters brings together original contributions from leading scholars and practitioners with expertise in various academic disciplines, including economics, philosophy, physics, political science, public policy and theology. The volume addresses three main issues: fist, the ethical considerations that should inform the conduct of public officials and the task of policy analysis; second, the ethics of climate change; and third, ethics and economic policy....

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Doing Good or Doing Better - Monique Kremer (Editor); Robert Went (Editor); Peter van Lieshout (Editor); Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (Netherlands) Staff (Editor)
ISBN: 9789089641076
Publication Date: 2010-09-15
What drives development? What new issues have arisen due to globalization? And what kind of policies contribute to development in a rapidly changing world? The studies in Doing Good or Doing Better analyze the different development strategies employed on various continents, address current challenges

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Bending Opinion - Ton van Haaften (Editor); Henrike Jansen (Editor); Jaap de Jong (Editor); Willem Koetsenruijter (Editor)
Call Number: P 301.5.P47 B46 2011eb
ISBN: 9789087280994
Publication Date: 2011-10-15
From classical antiquity until the present, people and groups have taken to public spaces, now largely virtual, in order to relay their message and attempt to persuade others. And for just as long, the methods of organizing and conducting such public debate and decision making have been hotly contested. This collection of essays by distinguished international scholars presents an overview of the state of interdisciplinary scholarship on the art of rhetoric and the varied approaches and methodologies within it. Bending Opinion cites a host of relevant examples, from Barack Obama to Geert Wilders, as well as compelling case studies.


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Political Reason - Allyn Fives
Call Number: JA 71 .F527 2013
ISBN: 9781137291622
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
In modern democracies, existing moral pluralism conflicts with a commitment to resolve political disputes by way of moral reasoning. Given this fact, how can there be moral resolutions to political disputes and what type of reasoning is appropriate in the public sphere? Fives explores this by closely analysing the work of MacIntyre and Rawls.

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The American Vice Presidency - Jules Witcover
Call Number: E 176.49 .W58 2014 (eBook
ISBN: 9781588344717
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
The American Vice Presidency is an all-inclusive examination of the vice presidency throughout American history.

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Shadow Government - Tom Engelhardt; Glenn Greenwald (Foreword by)
Call Number: UB 251 .U6 .E384 2014 (eBook)
ISBN: 9781608464272
Publication Date: 2014-09-15
A powerful survey of a militarized America building a surveillance structure unparalleled in history

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The United States in Decline - Richard Lachmann (Editor)
Call Number: JK468.S4 .U558 2014eb
ISBN: 9781783508303
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
The essays in this volume examine finance, industry and strategy both internally and on a global scale. Contributors clarify our understanding of the current state and future trajectory of the United States and the effect of decline on its citizens and the world.

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Conspiracy theory in America - Lance Dehaven-Smith
Call Number: E839.5 .D44 2013eb
ISBN: 9780292749115
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Why has suspicion of criminal wrongdoing at the highest levels of government been rejected out-of-hand as paranoid thinking akin to superstition? Conspiracy Theory in America investigates how the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct--articulated in the Declaration of Independence--has been replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition. Lance deHaven-Smith reveals that the term "conspiracy theory" entered the American lexicon of political speech to deflect criticism of the Warren Commission and traces it back to a CIA propaganda campaign to discredit doubters of the commission's report. He asks tough questions and connects the dots among five decades' worth of suspicious events, including the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, the attempted assassinations of George Wallace and Ronald Reagan, the crimes of Watergate, the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages deal, the disputed presidential elections of 2000 and 2004, the major defense failure of 9/11, and the subsequent anthrax letter attacks. Sure to spark intense debate about the truthfulness and trustworthiness of our government, Conspiracy Theory in America offers a powerful reminder that a suspicious, even radically suspicious, attitude toward government is crucial to maintaining our democracy.

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Homer Simpson Ponders Politics - Joseph J. Foy (Editor); Timothy M. Dale (Editor); Margaret Weis (Foreword by)
Call Number: JA75.7 .H66 2013eb
ISBN: 9780813141473
Publication Date: 2013-04-23
It is often said that the poet Homer "educated" ancient Greece. Joseph J. Foy and Timothy M. Dale have assembled a team of notable scholars who argue, quite persuasively, that Homer Simpson and his ilk are educating America and offering insights into the social order and the human condition. Following Homer Simpson Goes to Washington (winner of the John G. Cawelti Award for Best Textbook or Primer on American and Popular Culture) and Homer Simpson Marches on Washington, this exceptional volume reveals how books like J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter, movies like Avatar and Star Wars, and television shows like The Office and Firefly define Americans' perceptions of society.

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Democracy's Blameless Leaders - Neil J. Mitchell
Call Number: JC 330.3 .M57 2012eb
ISBN: 9780814763377
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
From the American and British counter-insurgency in Iraq to the bombing of Dresden and the Amristar Massacre in India, civilians are often abused and killed when they are caught in the cross-fire of wars and other conflicts. In Democracy's Blameless Leaders, Neil Mitchell examines how leaders in democracies manage the blame for the abuse and the killing of civilians, arguing that politicians are likely to react in a self-interested and opportunistic way and seek to deny and evade accountability. Using empirical evidence from well-known cases of abuse and atrocity committed by the security forces of established, liberal democracies, Mitchell shows that self-interested political leaders will attempt to evade accountability for abuse and atrocity, using a range of well-known techniques including denial, delay, diversion, and delegation to pass blame for abuse and atrocities to the lowest plausible level. Mitchell argues that, despite the conventional wisdom that accountability is a central feature of democracies, it is only a rare and courageous leader who acts differently, exposing the limits of accountability in democratic societies.As democracies remain embroiled in armed conflicts, and continue to try to come to grips with past atrocities, Democracy's Blameless Leaders provides a timely analysis of why these events occur, why leaders behave as they do, and how a more accountable system might be developed.

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Central and Eastern European Forum for Legal, Political, and Social Theory Yearbook - Miodrag A. Jovanovic
Call Number: K 235 .C4382 2011eb
ISBN: 9783653015409
Publication Date: 2012-09-03
The second Yearbook of the Central East European Forum of Young Legal, Political and Social Theorists aims at reassessing some major legacies of jurisprudence and political philosophy, thereby celebrating one hundred years from the publication of the first important theoretical account of Hans Kelsen - Hauptprobleme der Staatsrechtslehre; the fifty-years anniversary of one of the most important contemporary books in legal theory - Herbert Hart's The Concept of Law; as well as the forty-years heritage of the most influential 20th century account of justice - John Rawls's A Theory of Justice. On this occasion fourteen scholars from Eastern and Central Europe gave their accounts and interpretations of jurisprudential and political philosophical problems that persist or emerge anew in contemporary debates.

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The Political Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Mads Qvortrup
ISBN: 9780719065804
Publication Date: 2004-04-03
Mads Qvortrup taught for several years at the London School of Economics. A Research Director and Senior Fellow at the Initiative and Referendum Institute, Washington DC, he is also a senior advisor to the British government


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