From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a gripping history of the early years of the Cold War, the CIA's covert battles against communism, and the tragic consequences which still affect America and the world today
In The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, the eminent authority on American foreign policy Michael Mandelbaum offers a new framework for understanding the history of the foreign policy of the United States. He divides that history into four distinct periods, each of them defined by the consistent increase in the power the country has had at its disposal in its relations with other countries.
First as Ambassador to the UN, and then as Special Envoy for Iraq, the UK's highest authority on the ground, Sir Jeremy Greenstock was centre stage in the tumultuous days leading up to the Iraq war and witnessed first-hand its tremendous impact. This book is a record of what he saw.
This reference offers a concise A-Z volume based solely on US Supreme Court Decisions. The book includes a new introduction and a new appendix comprised of the US Constitution, and an updated list of the nominations and successions of justices.
The second entry in the Pocket Politics series provides an accessible account of the ideas and shifts that propelled Donald Trump to victory in the 2016 US presidential election and looks at the likely consequences of the result. -- .
In The Captured Economy, Brink Lindsey and Steven M. Teles identify a new culprit for increasing inequality: the government-corporate sector nexus. They explain why the perverted form of governance that this alliance has created subverts the goals of egalitarian-minded policymakers and suggest feasible policies to correct the problem.
Anchored in contemporary debates over identity politics in the study of international relations, this book reconsiders the origins of the United State's "special relationships" with Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand.
'Rob Singh has written a finely organized and informative textbook that combines to an unusually high degree analytical clarity, accessibility of style and form, and an enlightened scepticism about received wisdom. This is an admirable book' - Nigel Bowles, St Anne's College, Oxford
'For those who still believe that politics is normally, naturally, about economics, Rob Singh has gathered the evidence and dialed the wake-up call: seven major instances of an ongoing culture war meet a common analytic framework here in a lively and informative fashion' - Byron E Shafer, University of Wisconsin
On 26 January, 2009, during the depths of the financial crisis and having just completed five years as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the author was sworn in by President Barack Obama as the seventy-fifth Secretary of the Treasury of the US. This book takes you behind the scenes during the darkest moments of the crisis.
Written by a team of leading experts of American politics, this text provides an authoritative and informed analysis of the latest issues, trends and developments. Fully up-to-date, the book takes full account of the political landscape that followed the 2012 elections and the policy dilemmas which face Obama's second administration.
An account of Governor Schwarzenegger and his tenure in California politics, this work traces the roots of both movie and political populism, how Schwarzenegger used these twin forces to win election and, especially, how he has used them to govern. It reports on whether this system of governing proves blessing, curse or mess.
Provides a concise, up-to-date and accessible introduction to US government and politics. It offers a survey of core institutions such as the presidency, Congress and the US Supreme Court, assesses the electoral system and considers the part played by organized interests and political parties.
Telling the full story of the Trump phenomenon, from its tragi-comic beginnings to the apocalyptic election, the author presents an analysis that goes beyond the bizarre and disturbing election to tell a wider story of the apparent collapse of American democracy.
In The Long Reach of the Sixties, legal historian Laura Kalman explores the Supreme Court nomination and confirmation battles of the late 1960s and early 1970s and shows how they have haunted-indeed, scarred-the Supreme Court appointments process ever since.
Designed to draw students in to become critical thinkers about American government, this collections of readings will complement the Morone/Kersh By the People: Debating American Government, 2e text, but it can be used alongside any text, as it connects with the standard topics and concepts taught in the American Government course.
Following its publication in 1974, Grant Gilmore's compact portrait of the development of American law from the eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century became a classic. In this edition, the portrait is brought up to date with a new chapter that surveys the trajectory of American law since the original publication.