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Religion and Political Power
Religion and Political Power (July 1989)
Gustavo Benavides - Editor
Martin W. Daly - Editor

This book explores the interaction between two of the most charged topics in the modern world, religion and politics. It shows the inextricable connection between religious attitudes and representations, and political activities.

After an introductory chapter explores theoretically the religious articulations of political power, the authors examine the role played by religion in the current political situation in several cou...(Read More)
The President as Prisoner
The President as Prisoner (July 1989)
A Structural Critique of the Carter and Reagan Years
William F. Grover - Author

"Daring arguments are among the easiest to criticize. This book says a lot that needs to be said, and does so well. A strong thumbs up." -- Robert Spitzer, State University of New York, Cortland

This book focuses, not on the Constitutional balance of power between Congress and the White House--a focus that restricts analysis to questions of means--but on the more unsettling and often unexamined question of the ends of the pres...(Read More)
Margins of Political Discourse
Margins of Political Discourse (July 1989)
Fred Dallmayr - Author

"Margins of political discourse" are those border zones where paradigms intersect and where issues of order and disorder, meaning and non-meaning must be continually renegotiated.

Our age is marked by multiple dislocations, by political as well as philosophical paradigm shifts. Politically, a Europe-centered world order has given way to a decentered arena of global power struggles. Philosophically, traditional metaphysics -- itself ...(Read More)
New York State Today
New York State Today (June 1985)
First Edition
Peter W. Colby - Editor

This is the ideal reader on New York State—a fresh, up-to-date introduction to the politics, government, and public policies. Its list of thirty-one contributors includes many well-known and active figures in government. The text covers the history and background of Empire State politics, the state constitution, the political geography of the state, its branches of government, voting and elections, and such vital issues as crime, educati...(Read More)
Low-Key Politics
Low-Key Politics (June 1979)
Local-Level Leadership and Change in the Middle East
Richard T. Antoun - Author

Study of a Jordanian village, focusing on the choice of available political strategies.
Civilian Control of the Military
Civilian Control of the Military (June 1976)
Theory and Cases from Developing Countries
Claude E. Welch Jr. - Editor

“In this book, the contributors look at the issue of civilian control of the military from a comparative viewpoint. They examine several countries where the civilian government appears to be in control of the military, looking for some underlying principles which allowed that control to develop. The countries examined are India, Guyana, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Japan, Finland, Mexico, Lebanon and Chile. Welch provides introduc...(Read More)
Parties and Power in Modern Argentina 1930-1946
Parties and Power in Modern Argentina 1930-1946 (June 1974)
Alberto Ciria - Author
Carlos A. Astiz - Translator
Mary F. McCarthy - Translator

An analysis of the immediate causes of Peronism in its formative stages is included in this study of the emergence of powerful pressure groups and the decay of traditional political parties in Argentina during the period 1930–1946. A detailed, well-documented description of Argentine politics through four administrations. Originally published in Spanish as Partidos y poder en la Argentina Moderna (1930–1946) by Editioria...(Read More)
The Money Machines
The Money Machines (June 1970)
The Breakdown and Reform of Governmental and Party Finance in the North, 1860-1920
Clifton K. Yearley - Author

The Money Machines advances the provocative thesis that the mechanisms for financing state and local government in the Northern United States from 1860 to 1920 were deeply enmeshed with those financing the extralegal--often illegal--activities of the major political parties, complicating reform or change mandated by the post-Civil War breakdown of the North's legal fiscal machinery.

Few reformers then recognized the interdependence of ...(Read More)
Transformation of Austrian Socialism,The
Transformation of Austrian Socialism,The (June 1961)
Kurt Leo Shell - Author

As most political observers know, the powerful socialist parties of Western and Central Europe are facing a profound crisis due to their departure from the Marxist slogans of their youth and their increasing inability to define the meaning of “socialist” goals in the prosperous mixed economy of individual enterprise and welfare state now in full blast in most European countries.

In Dr. Shell’s judgmen...(Read More)
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