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Ship of Fools
by Tucker Carlson ~ Hardback

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The popular FOX News star of Tucker Carlson Tonight offers his signature fearless and funny political commentary on how America's ruling class has failed everyday Americans. "You look on in horror, helpless and desperate. You have nowhere to go. You're trapped on a s...

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Too Dumb to Fail
by Matt K. Lewis ~ Hardback

In 1963 Richard Hofstadter published his landmark book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. Today, Matt Lewis argues, America's inclination toward simplicity and stupidity is stronger than ever, and its greatest victim is the Republican Party. Lewis, a respected Republican columnist and frequent M...

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Our 50-State Border Crisis
by Howard G Buffett ~ Paperback / softback

Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over the nation's southern border in record quantities, turning Americans...

Pre-order - out 2 Apr 2019
Public Diplomacy, Foundations for Global Engagement in the Digital Age
by Nicholas John Cull ~ Paperback / softback

New technologies have opened up fresh possibilities for public diplomacy, but this has not erased the importance of history. On the contrary, the lessons of the past seem more relevant than ever, in an age in which communications play an unprecedented role. Whether communications are electronic or h...

Pre-order - out 15 Mar 2019
by Nolan McCarty ~ Hardback

The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump invoked a time for reflection about the state of American politics and its deep ideological, cultural, racial, regional, and economic divisions. But one aspect that the contemporary discussions often miss is that these fissures have been opening over several deca...

Pre-order - out 31 Aug 2019
Trigger Warnings: political correctness and the rise of the right
by Jeff Sparrow ~ Paperback / softback

The man lives, quite literally, in a building serviced by a golden elevator. Somehow, he presented himself as the scourge of the elites. For decades, he built a persona based on the most conspicuous consumption and the crassest of excess - and then he won the presidency on an antiestablishment ticke...

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Intellectuals and Society
by Thomas Sowell ~ Paperback / softback

This much revised and reorganized edition of Intellectuals and Society is more than half again larger than the first edition. Four new chapters have been added on intellectuals and race, including a chapter on race and intelligence. These new chapters show the radically different views of race pr...

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Public Diplomacy, Foundations for Global Engagement in the Digital Age
by Nicholas John Cull ~ Hardback

New technologies have opened up fresh possibilities for public diplomacy, but this has not erased the importance of history. On the contrary, the lessons of the past seem more relevant than ever, in an age in which communications play an unprecedented role. Whether communications are electronic or h...

Pre-order - out 15 Mar 2019
Scorched Earth
by Michael Savage ~ Hardback

Michael Savage says that for the past eight years there has been a retrovirus in the White House and that the last Presidential term has infected the body politic with hateful, anti-American views and nation destructive ideas. According to Savage, the entire Democratic Party, plus many Republicans, ...

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by Fiyaz Mughal ~ Paperback / softback

How, and why, have perceptions of Muslims changed in our society? What does this mean for Muslims growing up today? What has triggered large spikes in anti-Muslim prejudice and hatred, following the Brexit referendum and election of Donald Trump? Offering an informed overview of a frighteningly com...

Pre-order - out 21 Mar 2019
by Nolan McCarty ~ Paperback / softback

The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump invoked a time for reflection about the state of American politics and its deep ideological, cultural, racial, regional, and economic divisions. But one aspect that the contemporary discussions often miss is that these fissures have been opening over several deca...

Pre-order - out 31 Aug 2019
`Our Lincolnshire': Exploring public engagement with heritage
by Carenza Lewis ~ Paperback / softback

`Our Lincolnshire' (2015-16) was devised as a robust, multi-vocally informed exploration of the attitudes of residents and visitors in Lincolnshire to the county's heritage and the ways in which they engage with it. The context for this was the recognition amongst the county heritage sector of a dis...

Pre-order - out 28 Feb 2019
Unleashing Demons
by Craig Oliver ~ Paperback / softback

As David Cameron's Director of Politics and Communications, Craig Oliver was in the room at every key moment during the EU referendum campaign - interacting with all the players including David Cameron, George Osborne, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Theresa ...

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American Public Opinion
by Robert S. Erikson ~ Paperback / softback

Providing an in-depth analysis of public opinion, including its origins in political socialization, its role in the electoral process, and the impact of the media, American Public Opinion goes beyond a simple presentation of data to include a critical analysis of the role of public opinion in Americ...

Pre-order - out 26 Mar 2019
Class War?
by Benjamin I Page ~ Paperback / softback

Recent battles in Washington over how to fix America's fiscal failures strengthened the widespread impression that economic issues sharply divide average citizens. Indeed, many commentators split Americans into two opposing groups: uncompromising supporters of unfettered free markets and advocates f...

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The Outsider
by Paul M Sniderman ~ Paperback

This text combines research methods and analysis to upend many of our assumptions about prejudice. Noting that hostility toward immigrants has been on the rise throughout Western Europe, Paul Sniderman and his team conduct a study of prejudice in Italy and offer insights applicable to nearly all cou...

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Political Obligations
by George Klosko ~ Hardback

Political Obligations provides a full defense of a theory of political obligation based on the principle of fairness (or fair play), which is widely viewed as the strongest theory of obligation currently available. The work responds to the most important objections to the principle of fairness, and ...

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Europe at the Polls

In election after election for the European parliament there has been a growing ability for voters to deal with Europe, by-passing categories that are still used to think about essential political issues within individual countries. This title highlights this liberation of the "European Question" fr...

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Public Opinion and Democratic Accountability
by Vincent L. Hutchings ~ Paperback

Much of public opinion research over the past several decades suggests that the American voters are woefully uninformed about politics and thus unable to fulfill their democratic obligations. Arguing that this perception is faulty, Vincent Hutchings shows that, under the right political conditions, ...

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Studies in Interactional Sociolinguistics: Series Number 19
by Greg Myers ~ Paperback / softback

Matters of Opinion offers an interesting insight into 'public opinion' as reported in the media, asking where these opinions actually come from, and how they have their effects. Drawing on the analysis of conversations from focus groups, phone-ins and broadcast interviews with members of the public,...

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Japanese Public Opinion and the War on Terrorism

In this volume the contributors argue that the events of 9-11 and the subsequent "war on terrorism" have had big implications for Japan. These events have called into question the assumptions and limits of Japan's war-renouncing constitution.Author BiographyROBERT D. ELDRIDGE is Associate Professor ...

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British Social Attitudes

The indispensable annual British Social Attitudes survey compiles, describes and comments on a range of current social attitudes. The series charts changes in British social values, with annual surveys carried out from a nationwide sample of around 3,500 people by the National Centre for Social Rese...

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In Time of War
by Adam J. Berinsky ~ Hardback

From World War II to the war in Iraq, periods of international conflict seem like unique moments in U.S. political history - but when it comes to public opinion, they are not. To make this groundbreaking revelation, "In Time of War" explodes conventional wisdom about American reactions to World War ...

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Loyalty And Locality
by Mark Stoyle ~ Paperback / softback

This volume is a study of popular behaviour during the English Civil War. The book makes three claims. The first is that English counties did not behave as homogeneous units during the conflict of 1642-46, but that they divided instead along regional lines, certain areas supporting Parliament, other...

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A History of War Resistance in America
by James M Volo ~ Hardback

This two-part book examines the roots of warfare and the development of the peace movement in America from the Colonial period through the Vietnam War.Author BiographyJames M. Volo is a teacher, lecturer, and historian.

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Abortion Politics in the United States and Canada
by Ted G Jelen ~ Hardback

This edited collection examines various aspects of the explosive abortion issue in the United States and Canada. In both countries, decisions of the national supreme court have made access to legal abortion easier than had previously been the case. This volume looks at the aftermath of Roe v. Wade i...

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Campaign Strategies and Message Design
by Mary Anne Moffitt ~ Paperback / softback

How do professionals plan and execute a public communications campaign? This is a step-by-step examination of the conceptualizing, planning and execution of a public relations, marketing/advertising, political, or social issue campaign. Mary Anne Moffitt provides basic theories, concepts and issues ...

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Candidate Images in Presidential Elections
by Kenneth L. Hacker ~ Paperback / softback

Since Nimmo and Savage's work, "Candidates and Their Images" (1976), there has been no book dedicated solely to the examination of political candidate images. This volume adds to the development of the candidate image construct initiated by Nimmo and Savage. It provides a compendium of state-of-the-...

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Index to International Public Opinion, 1997-1998

The 1997-1998 edition of the Index to International Public Opinion continues to provide the most comprehensive information available for public opinion data throughout the world. Surveys from 67 countries are included, and 127 countries and regions are referenced in these studies. Data compiled by 2...

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Why People Don't Trust Government
Paperback / softback

Confidence in American government has been declining for three decades. Three-quarters of Americans said they trusted the Federal government to do the right thing in 1964. Today, only a quarter do. Why the decline? Is this mistrust a healthy reflection of America's long-lasting skepticism of a stron...

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Framing the Intifada
by Akiba A. Cohen ~ Hardback

The intifada, which began in December 1987, has become one of the longest running confrontations within the broad context of the Israeli-Arab conflict. This volume is not concerned with why the intifada phenomenon began, how it developed, or possible scenarios for the future. Rather, it is about com...

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The New England Town Meeting
by Joseph F. Zimmerman ~ Hardback

In this groundbreaking study, Zimmerman explores the town meeting form of government in all New England states. This comprehensive work relies heavily upon surveys of town officers and citizens, interviews, and mastery of the scattered writing on the subject. Zimmerman finds that the stereotypes of ...

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Index to International Public Opinion, 1984-1985

This seventh volume of the annual Index to International Public Opinion contains data from public opinion polls conducted primarily from the spring of 1984 through the first half of 1985 in all major regions of the world. Over one hundred and fifty-nation states are represented. The data published i...

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France in the Hollande Presidency
by J. Gaffney ~ Hardback

An analysis of the first half of Francois Hollande's five-year presidential term that examines the strengths and weaknesses of presidential politics following the Left's return to power in 2012 and puts forward an interpretation of the underlying nature of contemporary French politics, and the Frenc...

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Well You Did Ask
by Michael Ashcroft ~ Paperback / softback

The UK's vote to leave the European Union shocked the world - not to mention many people in Britain. What it revealed about our country is at least as significant for the future of politics as Brexit itself. Drawing on more than two years of intensive research by Lord Ashcroft Polls, Well, You Did A...

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Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality
by Amy Adamczyk ~ Hardback

Public opinion about homosexuality varies substantially around the world. While residents in some nations have embraced gay rights as human rights, people in many other countries find homosexuality unacceptable. What creates such big differences in attitudes? This book shows that cross-national diff...

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Trends in Public Opinion
by Richard G Niemi ~ Hardback

Polls are at their best as indicators of public opinion when they allow comparison over extended periods of time. Yet all too often changes in question working and in questionnaire content make over-time comparisons impossible. This works aims to overcome this difficulty by bringing together a compe...

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Australian Social Attitudes
Paperback / softback

A fascinating insight into what Australians think about contemporary political and social issues using data collected from the inaugural Australian Survey of Social Attitudes on the expressed opinions of some 4300 Australian adults. An excellent resource for students, teachers, researchers and polic...

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Counting on the Latino Vote
by Louis DeSipio ~ Hardback

Latinos, along with other new immigrants, are not being incorporated into U.S. politics as rapidly as their predecessors, raising concerns about political fragmentation along ethnic lines. In Counting on the Latino Vote, Louis DeSipio uses the first national studies of Latinos to investigate whether...

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Reconceiving Decision-making in Democratic Politics
by Bryan D. Jones ~ Paperback / softback

Most models of political decision-making maintain that individual preferences remain relatively constant. Why, then, are there often sudden abrupt changes in public opinion on political issues? Or total reversals in congressional support for specific legislation, as happened with the voting on the S...

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