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.
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. -- .
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Federalist Papers comprise eighty-five essays written to persuade New Yorkers to ratify the Constitution of the United States in 1787-8. Written by key players in the American Revolution, they made a case for a new, united nation. They are the most important work of political thought to have come out of America.
This book helps students to understand American politics by guiding them through the different institutions of American government. It covers the electoral and party systems, the separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, and the division of powers between the federal government and the states.
Carrying the history of containment through the end of the Cold War, this book begins with Franklin D Roosevelt's postwar plans. It provides an analysis of George F Kennan's original strategy of containment, NSC-68, The Eisenhower-Dulles "New Look," and provides an assessment of how Reagan and Gorbechev completed the process of containment.
All-powerful, brilliant, decisive, ruthlessly effective... this is the image of the CIA as portrayed in countless films and novels. It is wrong. This book, based on thousands of declassified documents and interviews with agents at all levels, shows the reality behind the glamorous myth.