The Year of Voting Dangerously Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Year of Voting Dangerously

  • Author : Maureen Dowd
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455539246

The Year of Voting Dangerously Excerpt :

Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016--the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history. Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking campaign season, The New York Times columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever. Dowd has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the '90s. She was with the real estate mogul when he shyly approached his first Presidential rope line in 1999, and she won a Pulitzer prize that same year for her penetrating columns on the Clinton impeachment follies. Like her bestsellers, Bushworld and Are Men Necessary?, THE YEAR OF VOTING DANGEROUSLY will feature Dowd's trademark cocktail of wry humor and acerbic analysis in dispatches from the political madhouse. If America is on the escalator to hell, then THE YEAR OF VOTING DANGEROUSLY is the perfect guide for this surreal, insane ride.

Are Men Necessary  Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Are Men Necessary

  • Author : Maureen Dowd
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-11-08
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101205556

Are Men Necessary Excerpt :

Outspoken, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd tackles the hot-button topic of gender politics in this “funny, biting, and incisive take on women's place in American society today” (Library Journal). Are men afraid of smart, successful women? Why did feminism fizzle? Why are so many of today’s women freezing their faces and emotions in an orgy of plasticity? Is “having it all” just a cruel hoax? In this witty and wide-ranging book, Maureen Dowd looks at the state of the sexual union, raising bold questions and examining everything from economics and presidential politics to pop culture and the “why?” of the Y chromosome. In our ever-changing culture where locker room talk has become the talk of the town, Are Men Necessary? will intrigue Dowd's devoted readers—and anyone trying to sort out the chaos that occurs when sexes collide. THE INSPIRATION FOR WHITNEY CUMMINGS' FORTHCOMING HBO® COMEDY PILOT “A LOT”

Dangerously Divided Book

Dangerously Divided

  • Author : Zoltan Hajnal
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108487009

Dangerously Divided Excerpt :

Race, more than class or any other factor, determines who wins and who loses in American democracy.

Yes We  Still  Can Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Yes We Still Can

  • Author : Dan Pfeiffer
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2018-06-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538711729

Yes We Still Can Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency and how Democrats can fight back in the Trump era. On November 9th, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer woke up like most of the world wondering WTF just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How was it that a decent and thoughtful president had been succeeded by a buffoonish reality star, and what do we do now? Instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country (which were his first and second thoughts), Pfeiffer decided to tell this surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here. Pfeiffer was one of Obama's first hires when he decided to run for president, and was at his side through two presidential campaigns and six years in the White House. Using never-before-heard stories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, YES WE (STILL) CAN examines how Obama succeeded despite Twitter trolls, Fox News (and their fake news), and a Republican Party that lost its collective mind. An irreverent, no-BS take on the crazy politics of our time, YES WE (STILL) CAN is a must-read for everyone who is disturbed by Trump, misses Obama, and is marching, calling, and hoping for a better future for the country.

How Democracies Die Book
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

How Democracies Die

  • Author : Steven Levitsky
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524762940

How Democracies Die Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Comprehensive, enlightening, and terrifyingly timely.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITH BOOK PRIZE • SHORTLISTED FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Time • Foreign Affairs • WBUR • Paste Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved. Praise for How Democracies Die “What we desperately need is a sober, dispassionate look at the current state of affairs. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, two of the most respected scholars in the field of democracy studies, offer just that.”—The Washington Post “Where Levitsky and Ziblatt make their mark is in weaving together political science and historical analysis of both domestic and international democratic crises; in doing so, they expand the conversation beyond Trump and before him, to other countries and to the deep structure of American democracy and politics.”—Ezra Klein, Vox “If you only read one book for the rest of the year, read How Democra

The Second Media Age Book

The Second Media Age

  • Author : Mark Poster
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745677989

The Second Media Age Excerpt :

This book examines the implications of new communication technologies in the light of the most recent work in social and cultural theory and argues that new developments in electronic media, such as the Internet and Virtual Reality, justify the designation of a "second media age".

How India Became Democratic Book

How India Became Democratic

  • Author : Ornit Shani
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107068032

How India Became Democratic Excerpt :

Uncovers the greatest experiment in democratic history: the creation of the electoral roll and universal adult franchise in India.

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

  • Author : Bandy X. Lee
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250256287

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump Excerpt :

As this bestseller predicted, Trump has only grown more erratic and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. This new edition includes new essays bringing the book up to date—because this is still not normal. Originally released in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway bestseller. Alarmed Americans and international onlookers wanted to know: What is wrong with him? That question still plagues us. The Trump administration has proven as chaotic and destructive as its opponents feared, and the man at the center of it all remains a cipher. Constrained by the APA’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to weigh in on the issue have shied away from discussing it at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both. The prestigious mental health experts who have contributed to the revised and updated version of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump argue that their moral and civic "duty to warn" supersedes professional neutrality. Whatever affects him, affects the nation: From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond. With eight new essays (about one hundred pages of new material), this edition will cover the dangerous ramifications of Trump's unnatural state. It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his.

I Alone Can Fix It Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

I Alone Can Fix It

  • Author : Carol D. Leonnig
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-08-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 593
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526642660

I Alone Can Fix It Excerpt :

THE NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'A blockbuster . . . Essential reading' GUARDIAN'Packed with hair-raising revelations' OBSERVERThe definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump's final year in office, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters and authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Very Stable GeniusThe true story of what took place in Donald Trump's White House during a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. Focused on Trump and the key players around him, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig provide a forensic account of the most devastating year in a presidency like no other. With unparalleled access, they reveal exactly who enabled and who foiled Trump as he sought desperately to cling to power.

Southeast Asian Affairs 2019 Book

Southeast Asian Affairs 2019

  • Author : Daljit Singh
  • Publisher : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Release Date : 2019-04-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814843157

Southeast Asian Affairs 2019 Excerpt :

“Southeast Asian Affairs, first published in 1974, continues today to be required reading for not only scholars but the general public interested in in-depth analysis of critical cultural, economic and political issues in Southeast Asia. In this annual review of the region, renowned academics provide comprehensive and stimulating commentary that furthers understanding of not only the region’s dynamism but also of its tensions and conflicts. It is a must read.” – Suchit Bunbongkarn, Emeritus Professor, Chulalongkorn University “Now in its forty-sixth edition, Southeast Asian Affairs offers an indispensable guide to this fascinating region. Lively, analytical, authoritative, and accessible, there is nothing comparable in quality or range to this series. It is a must read for academics, government officials, the business community, the media, and anybody with an interest in contemporary Southeast Asia. Drawing on its unparalleled network of researchers and commentators, ISEAS is to be congratulated for producing this major contribution to our understanding of this diverse and fast-changing region, to a consistently high standard and in a timely manner.” – Hal Hill, H.W. Arndt Professor of Southeast Asian Economies, Australian National University

Predicting the Next President Book

Predicting the Next President

  • Author : Allan J. Lichtman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2020-08-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538148662

Predicting the Next President Excerpt :

In the updated 2020 edition of this classic text, Allan J. Lichtman applies his trademark 13 keys to predicting the outcome of presidential elections to every election since 1860 and shows readers the current state of the 2020 race, dispelling much of the mystery behind electoral politics. An indispensable resource for political junkies!

The New York Times Book of Politics Book

The New York Times Book of Politics

  • Author : Andrew Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Sterling
  • Release Date : 2018-10
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1454931264

The New York Times Book of Politics Excerpt :

In today's turbulent world, The New York Times's political reporting and advocacy for freedom of the press is more relevant than ever. This anthology explores the newspaper's political coverage from 1851 to today, and includes everything from memorable campaigns and elections to controversial legislation, scandals, and domestic and international issues. Compiled by famed New York Times editor Andrew Rosenthal, it contains approximately 80 stories, 45 illustrations, commentary, and annotations.

Voting from Abroad Book

Voting from Abroad

  • Author : Andrew Ellis
  • Publisher : International Idea
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105124063269

Voting from Abroad Excerpt :

A unique assessment for anyone involved in present electoral structures, external voting processes, or debates, this handbook explains and compares worldwide external voting provisions. The guide offers proposals for enabling external voting systems and stopping the disenfranchisement of voters living abroad—topics which have been highlighted in campaigns in Afghanistan, Estonia, Iraq, and Italy.

Broken Ballots Book

Broken Ballots

  • Author : Douglas Jones
  • Publisher : Stanford Univ Center for the Study
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN 10 : 1575866366

Broken Ballots Excerpt :

For many of us, the presidential election of 2000 was a wake-up call. The controversy following the vote count led to demands for election reform. But the new voting systems that were subsequently introduced to the market have serious security flaws, and many are confusing and difficult to use. Moreover, legislation has not kept up with the constantly evolving voting technology, leaving little to no legal recourse when votes are improperly counted. How did we come to acquire the complex technology we now depend on to count votes? Douglas Jones and Barbara Simons probe this question, along with public policy and regulatory issues raised by our voting technologies. Broken Ballots is a thorough and incisive analysis of the current voting climate that approaches American elections from technological, legal, and historical perspectives. The authors examine the ways in which Americans vote today, gauging how inaccurate, unreliable, and insecure our voting systems are. An important book for election administrators, political scientists, and students of government and technology policy, Broken Ballots is also a vital tool for any voting American.

Democracy for Realists Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Democracy for Realists

  • Author : Christopher H. Achen
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400888740

Democracy for Realists Excerpt :

Why our belief in government by the people is unrealistic—and what we can do about it Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human nature of democratic citizens. Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels deploy a wealth of social-scientific evidence, including ingenious original analyses of topics ranging from abortion politics and budget deficits to the Great Depression and shark attacks, to show that the familiar ideal of thoughtful citizens steering the ship of state from the voting booth is fundamentally misguided. They demonstrate that voters—even those who are well informed and politically engaged—mostly choose parties and candidates on the basis of social identities and partisan loyalties, not political issues. They also show that voters adjust their policy views and even their perceptions of basic matters of fact to match those loyalties. When parties are roughly evenly matched, elections often turn on irrelevant or misleading considerations such as economic spurts or downturns beyond the incumbents' control; the outcomes are essentially random. Thus, voters do not control the course of public policy, even indirectly. Achen and Bartels argue that democratic theory needs to be founded on identity groups and political parties, not on the preferences of individual voters. Now with new analysis of the 2016 elections, Democracy for Realists provides a powerful challenge to conventional thinking, pointing the way toward a fundamentally different understanding of the realities and potential of democratic government.