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Comparative Politics: Exploring Concepts and Institutions Across Nations, 6th edition

Comparative Politics: Exploring Concepts and Institutions Across Nations, 6th edition

Gregory S. Mahler

Among the many tools available for teaching comparative politics, Gregory Mahler's text stands out for its unique exploration of concepts, structures, and illustrative cases. The first part of the book, after setting the stage with a discussion of comparison as a method of inquiry, focuses on the core institutions that affect politics within nations, as well as on political behavior and    More >

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: A Comprehensive Introduction to Actors and Actions

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: A Comprehensive Introduction to Actors and Actions

Henry Prunckun and Troy Whitford

What is terrorism? How do terrorists operate—what are their means, targets, and motivations? How can governments prevent terrorist attacks from happening? Henry Prunckun and Troy Whitford address these questions in their systematic, comprehensive exploration of terrorism and counterterrorism. Notably, this authoritative text: • Explains complex issues in an objective, accessible    More >

Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts: Small Steps to Peace

Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts: Small Steps to Peace

Dekha Ibrahim Abdi and Simon J. A. Mason

The result of a long collaboration between a Kenyan-Somali mediator and a Swiss scholar-practitioner, Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts introduces an innovative, practical approach to resolving an enduring issue: How can conflicts be resolved in polarized societies? This approach breaks out of the insider/outsider dichotomy to develop a framework for achieving peace in the most    More >

Surprising News: How the Media Affect—and Do Not Affect—Politics

Surprising News: How the Media Affect—and Do Not Affect—Politics

Kenneth Newton

What role do the media play in influencing political life and shaping public opinion and behavior? Do they support—or undermine—our democratic beliefs and institutions? Claims about the media’s powerful influence are frequently made, but where is the evidence? Kenneth Newton scrutinizes these complex questions. Recognizing that differing forms of political communication have    More >

Democracy in Crisis: Why, Where, How to Respond

Democracy in Crisis: Why, Where, How to Respond

Roland Rich

Democracy is in crisis. After the hope engendered by the Third Wave, democracies around the world are beleaguered with threats from multiple sources. What are these threats? Where did they come from? And how can the challenges to democratic governance best be overcome? Grappling with these questions, Roland Rich interprets the danger signs that abound in the United States and Europe, in Asia    More >

Africa’s International Relations: Balancing Domestic and Global Interests

Africa’s International Relations: Balancing Domestic and Global Interests

Beth Elise Whitaker and John F. Clark, Africa's International Relations

Comprehensive and engaging, this timely introduction to Africa's international relations explores how power, interests, and ideas influence interactions both among the continent's states and between African states and other actors in the global arena. How has history shaped the international relations of African states and peoples? What role does identity play? How are foreign policies    More >

 

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Congratulations to our 2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title winners:Disability and Aging: Learning from Both to Empower the Lives of Older Adults by Jeffrey S. Kahana and Eva Kahana and The Resurgence of Populism in Latin America by Robert R. Barr! Both books are half price on our website for the month of January!
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