By John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
“It’s the best books on politics of any type I’ve learn. For leisure price, I positioned it up there with Catch 22.” —The monetary Times
“It transports you to a parallel universe during which every little thing within the National Enquirer is true….More attention-grabbing is what we find out about the applicants themselves: their frailties, egos and virtually super-human stamina.” —The monetary Times
“I can’t placed down this book!” —Stephen Colbert
Game swap is the New York instances bestselling story of the 2008 presidential election, through John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, of the simplest political newshounds within the kingdom. within the spirit of Richard Ben Cramer’s What It Takes and Theodore H. White’s The Making of the President 1960, this vintage crusade path ebook tells the defining tale of a brand new period in American politics, going deeper behind the curtain of the Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin campaigns than the other account of the ancient 2008 election.
By Alison Lurie
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new ebook approximately children’s people rhymes. regardless of wearing a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels primarily English and relatively appears down on her fellow americans. yet inspite of that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly gratifying affair with an Oklahoman vacationer who attire extra Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.
Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague Fred Turner, a good-looking, flat broke, newly separated, and punctiliously depressing younger guy attempting to concentrate on his personal study. as an alternative, he's distracted by way of a stunning and unpredictable English actress and the realm she belongs to.
Both American, either out of the country, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their careworn alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. neatly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs continues to be a permanent comedian masterpiece.
“A most excellent comedy, very vibrant, brilliantly written in a convinced and unique demeanour. the simplest booklet via one in every of our best writers.”
“There is not any American author i've got learn with extra consistent excitement and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns a similar shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton.”
“If you be able to learn just a couple of sturdy novels a yr, make this one among them.”
“An creative, touching book.”
“A ideal jewel.”
By Jodi Dean
In a provocative research of public tradition and well known issues, Jodi Dean examines how critical UFO-logists and their pop-culture opposite numbers faucet into fears, phobias, and conspiracy theories with a deep earlier and a brilliant found in American society. extraterrestrial beings, the writer exhibits, supply cultural icons during which to entry the recent stipulations of democratic politics on the millennium. as a result technological complexity of our age, political offerings and judgements became almost meaningless, virtually very unlikely. How will we pass judgement on what's actual, plausible, reliable, or authoritative? while in fact available in the market, yet we will belief not anyone, Dean argues, paranoia is certainly the main brilliant reaction. extraterrestrial beings have invaded the USA. now not limited to technology fiction and tabloids, extraterrestrial beings seem within the long island occasions, Washington put up, and Wall highway magazine, at sweet counters (in chocolate-covered alien craft and Martian melon-flavored lollipops), and on net sites. extraterrestrial beings are on the middle of a college conflict at Harvard. they've been used to industry AT&T mobile telephones, Milky approach sweet bars, Kodak movie, vitamin Coke, Stove-Top Stuffing, skateboard components, and abduction coverage. A Gallup ballot experiences that 27 percentage of usa citizens think house extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth. A Time/CNN ballot reveals eighty percentage of its respondents think the U.S. executive is overlaying up wisdom of the lifestyles of extraterrestrial beings. What does the frequent American trust in extraterrestrials say in regards to the public sphere? How universal are our assumptions approximately what's actual? Is there this type of factor as "common" feel? extraterrestrial beings, the writer indicates, supply cultural icons during which to entry the recent stipulations of democratic politics on the millennium. a result of technological complexity of our age, political offerings and judgements became nearly meaningless, virtually most unlikely. How can we pass judgement on what's genuine, plausible, reliable, or authoritative? whilst the fact is in the market, yet we will be able to belief nobody, Dean argues, paranoia is certainly the main good reaction.
This student-friendly advent to the foremost theories and ideas of comparative politics now offers even broader insurance of the world's democracies, with examples drawn from around the globe. Foundations of Comparative Politics encompasses a wealth of data, essentially dependent and simple to learn, with transparent definition of keyword phrases. It covers all of the very important topics within the box, together with constitutional layout and associations; mass and elite politics; policy-making and implementation; and the way forward for the kingdom and democracy in a globalising global. a brand new bankruptcy on learning comparative politics, and new What Have We discovered? and classes of comparability precis sections aid scholars pull jointly the teachings of every bankruptcy. Combining evidence and conception all through, debate is prompted by using Controversy packing containers, and truth records and Briefings provide scholars fascinating info that illustrates the foremost concerns within the textual content. on-line assets, together with MCQs and Powerpoint slides, entire the package deal.
By Craig Parsons
On the way to enterprise into factors of political motion we want a map of our easy techniques: what varieties of examinations are available in the market? Even complex scholars and students can locate the panorama tough to navigate. They confront a bewildering maze of partial typologies, contrasting makes use of of phrases, and debates over what counts as an explanation.
How to Map Arguments in Political Science presents a uncomplicated map and toolkit for research in political technology that references political examples and quite a lot of fabric from the political technology literature. whereas universal terms--structural, institutional, ideational, and mental logics--form the sectors of the map, this publication is exclusive in its arguments concerning how one can most sensible outline those phrases. Adopting a scientific and exhaustive framework, it defines the most analytical techniques in ways in which facilitate either pageant and mixture. ultimately, it results in revisions of winning perspectives on philosophy of technological know-how and learn layout to inspire extra open and rigorous debates.
By Marcus E. Ethridge
Supplying a origin for a comparative knowing of political existence, POLITICS IN A altering global contains in-depth chapters on political technological know-how ideas (ideology, political tradition, curiosity teams, governmental associations, events) by means of a sequence of short nation stories. The options and state reports support scholars collect a greater knowing of the actors and associations that play a component in assorted political platforms, how and why they act relating to each other, and what their activities suggest for the political procedure and its voters. The 6th version is punctiliously up to date all through, together with insurance of the worldwide monetary main issue, the 2010 midterm elections within the US, the Conservative Party-Liberal Democratic occasion coalition and the victory of a brand new Conservative best Minister in nice Britain, and the democratic upheavals in Egypt and in different places within the Arab global.
By David George
By Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter is again, extra fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the 3rd rail in American politics, attacking the immigration factor head-on and flying within the face of los angeles Raza, the Democrats, a media decided to hide up immigrants' crimes, church buildings that receives a commission through the govt. for his or her "charity," and grasping Republican businessmen and crusade consultants—all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that’s tearing the rustic aside. utilizing her trademark biting humor to the catastrophe that's U.S. immigration coverage, Coulter proves that immigration is an important factor dealing with the US today.
By David Collier
With cutting edge new chapters on strategy tracing, regression research, and ordinary experiments, the second one version of Rethinking Social Inquiry additional extends the succeed in of this path-breaking ebook. the unique debate with King, Keohane, and Verba_now updated_remains principal to the amount, and the hot fabric illuminates evolving discussions of crucial methodological instruments. therefore, approach tracing is usually invoked as basic to qualitative research, yet is never utilized with precision. Pitfalls of regression research are often famous, yet frequently are inadequately tested. And the advanced assumptions and trade-offs of traditional experiments are poorly understood. the second one variation extends the methodological horizon via exploring those serious instruments. a particular characteristic of this version is the web placement of 4 chapters from the past variation, all eager about the discussion with King, Keohane, and Verba. additionally published on-line are workouts for teaching technique tracing and understanding method tracing.
By Robert Bryce
Fueling our society calls for that we make stable judgements and clever investments in keeping with proof. In Power Hungry, Bryce crushes a phalanx of power myths, displaying why renewables aren't eco-friendly, carbon catch and sequestration will not paintings, and even--surprise!--that the U.S. is major the area in power potency. Power Hungry grants a clear-eyed view of what is had to rework the gargantuan international strength sector.