Russian For Dummies (Language & Literature)
Covers common expressions, conversations, and cultural notes
Your fun and friendly guide to communicating in Russian
Whether you're a student, a traveler, or a businessperson, or if you just want to speak basic Russian, you'll find this book packed with practical lessons...
American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure
American Government: Constitutional Democracy Under Pressure highlights the necessary tension between our constitutional principles and institutions and the populist heat that sometimes roils our national politics, especially at the current political moment. Our constitutional democracy has been under pressure for some time,...
Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11
In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11. Until now, those failures have been attributed largely to individual mistakes. But Zegart shows how and why the intelligence system itself left us vulnerable.
Zegart argues that after the Cold War...
Counting the Public In "A major scholarly work that adds greatly to our knowledge of the linkages between general public opinion and foreign policy." -- American Political Science Review
Ralph Levering Department of History, Davidson College, and author of The Public and American Foreign Policy, 1918-1978
Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties under the Law (America's Freedoms) An innovative narrative approach combines history, politics, and legal doctrine to explore the origin and evolution of Americans' constitutional right to free speech. The First Amendment's declaration that "Congress shall make no law...abridging the Freedom of Speech" is the keystone of our democracy. However, the meaning of this freedom... Street Art and Democracy in Latin America (Studies of the Americas)
This book explores street art’s contributions to democracy in Latin America through a comparative study of five cities: Bogota (Colombia), São Paulo (Brazil), Valparaiso (Chile), Oaxaca (Mexico) and Havana (Cuba). The author argues that when artists invade public space for the sake of disseminating rage, claims or statements, they...
Blog Theory: Feedback and Capture in the Circuits of Drive
The challenge of this book is thinking critically about media practices in a setting where they are fast, fun, and ubiquitous. As an avowedly engaged and political approach to thought, critical theory of any sort encounters challenges. Attempting to analyze and intervene in the present, it nonetheless adopts a backward gaze, an idea G.W.F....
Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate
Politics in America are polarized and trivialized, perhaps as never before. In Congress, the media, and academic debate, opponents from right and left, the Red and the Blue, struggle against one another as if politics were contact sports played to the shouts of cheerleaders. The result, Ronald Dworkin writes, is a deeply depressing political...
Digital Privacy: PRIME - Privacy and Identity Management for Europe
Information technologies are becoming pervasive and powerful to the point
that the privacy of citizens is now at risk. Indeed, more and more of our daily
transactions are conducted electronically and require us to transmit personal
information. Examples include using an electronic identity card to prove one’s
age in a...
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