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American Government - A Brief Introduction (Paperback, Brief Fifteenth Edition): Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth... American Government - A Brief Introduction (Paperback, Brief Fifteenth Edition)
Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Stephen Ansolabehere
R2,031 Discovery Miles 20 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why does the American political system work the way it does? This major revision brings a renewed focus to the institutions, processes and data that illuminate big questions about governance and representation in the United States. With a new adaptive learning tool, this edition does more than ever to help students understand how American government developed over time and how it works today.

The Fall of the Faculty (Paperback): Benjamin Ginsberg The Fall of the Faculty (Paperback)
Benjamin Ginsberg
R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Until very recently, American universities were led mainly by their faculties, which viewed intellectual production and pedagogy as the core missions of higher education. Today, as Benjamin Ginsberg warns in this eye-opening, controversial book, "deanlets"-administrators and staffers often without serious academic backgrounds or experience-are setting the educational agenda. The Fall of the Faculty examines the fallout of rampant administrative blight that now plagues the nation's universities. In the past decade, universities have added layers of administrators and staffers to their payrolls every year even while laying off full-time faculty in increasing numbers-ostensibly because of budget cuts. In a further irony, many of the newly minted-and non-academic-administrators are career managers who downplay the importance of teaching and research, as evidenced by their tireless advocacy for a banal "life skills" curriculum. Consequently, students are denied a more enriching educational experience-one defined by intellectual rigor. Ginsberg also reveals how the legitimate grievances of minority groups and liberal activists, which were traditionally championed by faculty members, have, in the hands of administrators, been reduced to chess pieces in a game of power politics. By embracing initiatives such as affirmative action, the administration gained favor with these groups and legitimized a thinly cloaked gambit to bolster their power over the faculty. As troubling as this trend has become, there are ways to reverse it. The Fall of the Faculty outlines how we can revamp the system so that real educators can regain their voice in curriculum policy.

American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, Fifteenth Edition): Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A.... American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, Fifteenth Edition)
Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Stephen Ansolabehere
R2,389 Discovery Miles 23 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thoroughly updated based on recent scholarship and current events, American Government: Power and Purpose remains the gold standard for teaching a political scientific perspective on American government. Thorough analysis of the 2018 midterm elections and the first years of the Trump presidency make this revision more current and authoritative than ever.

American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, Core Fifteenth Edition): Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A.... American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, Core Fifteenth Edition)
Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Stephen Ansolabehere
R2,246 Discovery Miles 22 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thoroughly updated based on recent scholarship and current events, American Government: Power and Purpose remains the gold standard for teaching a political scientific perspective on American government. Thorough analysis of the 2018 midterm elections and the first years of the Trump presidency make this revision more current and authoritative than ever.

Congress - The First Branch--companion Readings (Paperback): Benjamin Ginsberg, Kathryn Wagner Hill Congress - The First Branch--companion Readings (Paperback)
Benjamin Ginsberg, Kathryn Wagner Hill
R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A reader to accompany Ginsberg and Wagner Hill's Congress: The First Branch This reader offers an examination of such topics as congressional elections, the internal structure of Congress, the legislative process, Congress and the president, and Congress and the courts. It is designed to accompany the course text Congress: The First Branch, which introduces Congress as America's most democratic institution. Based more on the history of the branch than on its modern applications, this volume is essential for students utilizing the main text and studying Congress at large.

Analytics, Policy, and Governance (Paperback): Jennifer Bachner, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kathryn Wagner Hill Analytics, Policy, and Governance (Paperback)
Jennifer Bachner, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kathryn Wagner Hill
R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first available textbook on the rapidly growing and increasingly important field of government analytics This first textbook on the increasingly important field of government analytics provides invaluable knowledge and training for students of government in the synthesis, interpretation, and communication of "big data," which is now an integral part of governance and policy making. Integrating all the major components of this rapidly growing field, this invaluable text explores the intricate relationship of data analytics to governance while providing innovative strategies for the retrieval and management of information.

We the People (Paperback, 12th Core Twelfth ed.): Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir, Caroline J Tolbert,... We the People (Paperback, 12th Core Twelfth ed.)
Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir, Caroline J Tolbert, Andrea L Campbell
R2,925 Discovery Miles 29 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Congress - The First Branch (Paperback): Benjamin Ginsberg, Kathryn Wagner Hill Congress - The First Branch (Paperback)
Benjamin Ginsberg, Kathryn Wagner Hill
R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An introduction to the U.S. Congress, from seasoned political historians and teachers In this accessible overview of the United States Congress's past and present, Ginsberg and Hill introduce students to the country's most democratic institution. This text surveys Congressional elections, the internal structure of Congress, the legislative process, Congress and the President, and Congress and the courts. Congress: The First Branch offers a fresh approach to the First Branch grounded in a historical, positive frame.

Politics by Other Means - Politicians, Prosecutors, and the Press from Watergate to Whitewater (Paperback, Third Edition):... Politics by Other Means - Politicians, Prosecutors, and the Press from Watergate to Whitewater (Paperback, Third Edition)
Benjamin Ginsberg, Martin Shefter
R588 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R97 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In a far reaching shift of the political landscape, contenders now seek to discredit or take hostage their opponents rather than to expand the electorate or otherwise compete for votes.

In this new edition, which includes a full chapter on the politics of Bush v. Gore, the authors discuss the long-term significance of the decline of electoral competition: voters are increasingly alienated, the government's effectiveness is weakened, and the democratic process is threatened."

America's State Governments - A Critical Look at Disconnected Democracies (Paperback): Jennifer Bachner, Benjamin Ginsberg America's State Governments - A Critical Look at Disconnected Democracies (Paperback)
Jennifer Bachner, Benjamin Ginsberg
R925 Discovery Miles 9 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This timely and important new work takes a critical look at government in the American states and illustrates the disconnect between state government institutions and their constituents. The text illuminates three basic political problems of state governments: weak constitutional and institutional foundations; a lack of civic engagement; and long histories of unchecked public corruption. In addition, the book explains why some states did and others did not respond promptly to the COVID-19 pandemic and examines America's long-standing problem of police and prosecutorial misconduct-providing a context for understanding the demonstrations and protests that rocked American cities in the summer of 2020. For students and citizens of state politics, the book concludes with a proposal aimed at civic literacy and action

How the Jews Defeated Hitler - Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism (Hardcover): Benjamin Ginsberg How the Jews Defeated Hitler - Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism (Hardcover)
Benjamin Ginsberg
R1,594 Discovery Miles 15 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the most common assumptions about World War II is that the Jews did not actively or effectively resist their own extermination at the hands of the Nazis. In this powerful book, Benjamin Ginsberg convincingly argues that the Jews not only resisted the Germans but actually played a major role in the defeat of Nazi Germany. The question, he contends, is not whether the Jews fought but where and by what means. True, many Jews were poorly armed, outnumbered, and without resources, but Ginsberg shows persuasively that this myth of passivity is solely that-a myth. The author describes how Jews resisted Nazism strongly in four major venues. First, they served as members of the Soviet military and as engineers who designed and built many pivotal Soviet weapons, including the T-34 tank. Second, a number were soldiers in the U.S. armed forces, and many also played key roles in discrediting American isolationism, in providing the Roosevelt administration with the support it needed for preparing for war, and in building the atomic bomb. Third, they made vital contributions to the Allies-the Soviet Union, the United States, and Britain-in espionage and intelligence (especially cryptanalysis), and fourth, they assumed important roles in several European anti-Nazi resistance movements that often disrupted Germany's fragile military supply lines. In this compelling, cogent history, we discover that the Jews were an important factor in Hitler's defeat.

Moses of South Carolina - A Jewish Scalawag during Radical Reconstruction (Hardcover): Benjamin Ginsberg Moses of South Carolina - A Jewish Scalawag during Radical Reconstruction (Hardcover)
Benjamin Ginsberg
R992 R853 Discovery Miles 8 530 Save R139 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Franklin Moses Jr. is one of the great forgotten figures in American history. Scion of a distinguished Jewish family in South Carolina, he was a firebrand supporter of secession and an officer in the Confederate army. Moses then reversed course. As Reconstruction governor of South Carolina, he shocked and outraged his white constituents by championing racial equality and socializing freely with former slaves. Friends denounced him, his family disowned him, and enemies ultimately drove him from his home state.

In "Moses of South Carolina," Benjamin Ginsberg rescues this protean figure and his fascinating story from obscurity. Though Moses was far from a saint--he was known as the "robber governor" for his corrupt ways--Ginsberg suggests that Moses nonetheless deserves better treatment in the historical record. Despite his moral lapses, Moses launched social programs, integrated state institutions, and made it possible for blacks to attend the state university.

As a Jew, Moses grew up on the fringe of southern plantation society. After the Civil War, Moses envisioned a culture different from the one in which he had been raised, one that included the newly freed slaves. From the margins of southern society, Franklin Moses built America's first black-Jewish alliance, a model, argues Ginsberg, for the coalitions that would help reshape American politics in the decades to come.

Revisiting the story of the South's "most perfect scalawag," Ginsberg contributes to a broader understanding of the essential role southern Jews played during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

How the Jews Defeated Hitler - Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism (Paperback): Benjamin Ginsberg How the Jews Defeated Hitler - Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism (Paperback)
Benjamin Ginsberg
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the most common assumptions about World War II is that the Jews did not actively or effectively resist their own extermination at the hands of the Nazis. In this powerful book, Benjamin Ginsberg convincingly argues that the Jews not only resisted the Germans but actually played a major role in the defeat of Nazi Germany. The question, he contends, is not whether the Jews fought but where and by what means. True, many Jews were poorly armed, outnumbered, and without resources, but Ginsberg shows persuasively that this myth of passivity is solely that-a myth. The author describes how Jews resisted Nazism strongly in four major venues. First, they served as members of the Soviet military and as engineers who designed and built many pivotal Soviet weapons, including the T-34 tank. Second, a number were soldiers in the U.S. armed forces, and many also played key roles in discrediting American isolationism, in providing the Roosevelt administration with the support it needed for preparing for war, and in building the atomic bomb. Third, they made vital contributions to the Allies-the Soviet Union, the United States, and Britain-in espionage and intelligence (especially cryptanalysis), and fourth, they assumed important roles in several European anti-Nazi resistance movements that often disrupted Germany's fragile military supply lines. In this compelling, cogent history, we discover that the Jews were an important factor in Hitler's defeat.

Downsizing Democracy - How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public (Paperback): Matthew A. Crenson, Benjamin... Downsizing Democracy - How America Sidelined Its Citizens and Privatized Its Public (Paperback)
Matthew A. Crenson, Benjamin Ginsberg
R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Originally publushed in 2002. In Downsizing Democracy, Matthew A. Crenson and Benjamin Ginsberg describe how the once powerful idea of a collective citizenry has given way to a concept of personal, autonomous democracy. Today, political change is effected through litigation, lobbying, and term limits, rather than active participation in the political process, resulting in narrow special interest groups dominating state and federal decision-making. At a time when an American's investment in the democratic process has largely been reduced to an annual contribution to a political party or organization, Downsizing Democracy offers a critical reassessment of American democracy.

America's State Governments - A Critical Look at Disconnected Democracies (Hardcover): Jennifer Bachner, Benjamin Ginsberg America's State Governments - A Critical Look at Disconnected Democracies (Hardcover)
Jennifer Bachner, Benjamin Ginsberg
R3,037 Discovery Miles 30 370 Out of stock

This timely and important new work takes a critical look at government in the American states and illustrates the disconnect between state government institutions and their constituents. The text illuminates three basic political problems of state governments: weak constitutional and institutional foundations; a lack of civic engagement; and long histories of unchecked public corruption. In addition, the book explains why some states did and others did not respond promptly to the COVID-19 pandemic and examines America's long-standing problem of police and prosecutorial misconduct-providing a context for understanding the demonstrations and protests that rocked American cities in the summer of 2020. For students and citizens of state politics, the book concludes with a proposal aimed at civic literacy and action

A Guide to the United States Constitution (Paperback, 4th ed.): Erin Ackerman, Benjamin Ginsberg A Guide to the United States Constitution (Paperback, 4th ed.)
Erin Ackerman, Benjamin Ginsberg
R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Out of stock
We the People (Loose-leaf, 12th Full Twelfth ed.): Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir, Caroline J Tolbert,... We the People (Loose-leaf, 12th Full Twelfth ed.)
Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir, Caroline J Tolbert, Andrea L Campbell
R2,423 Discovery Miles 24 230 Out of stock
We the People (Paperback, 12th Essentials Twelfth ed.): Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir, Caroline J Tolbert,... We the People (Paperback, 12th Essentials Twelfth ed.)
Benjamin Ginsberg, Theodore J. Lowi, Margaret Weir, Caroline J Tolbert, Andrea L Campbell
R2,090 Discovery Miles 20 900 Out of stock
Jews in American Politics - Essays (Hardcover, New): Sandy L. Maisel, Ira N. Forman Jews in American Politics - Essays (Hardcover, New)
Sandy L. Maisel, Ira N. Forman; Contributions by Joyce Antler, Robert A. Burt, Jerome A. Chanes, …
R2,606 Discovery Miles 26 060 Out of stock

Joseph Lieberman's Vice Presidential nomination and Presidential candidacy are neither the first nor last words on signal Jewish achievements in American politics. Jews have played an important role in American government since the early 1800s at least, and in view of the 2004 election, there is no political office outside the reach of Jewish American citizens. For the first time, Jews in American Politics: Essays brings together a complete picture of the past, present, and future of Jewish political participation. Perfect for students and scholars alike, this monumental work includes thoughtful and original chapters by leading journalists, scholars, and practitioners. Topics range from Jewish leadership and identity; to Jews in Congress, on the Supreme Court, and in presidential administrations; and on to Jewish influence in the media, the lobbies, and in other arenas in which American government operates powerfully, if informally. In addition to the thematically unified essays, Jews in American Politics: Essays concludes with an invaluable roster of Jews in key governmental positions from Ambassadorships and Cabinet posts to federal judges, state governors, and mayors of major cities. Both analytical and anecdotal, the essays in Jews in American Politics offer deep insight into serious questions about the dilemmas that Jews in public service face, as well as humorous sidelights and authoritative reference materials never before collected in one source. The story of the rich tradition of Jewish participation in American political life provides an indispensable resource for any serious follower of American politics, especially in election year 2004.

Do Elections Matter? (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Benjamin Ginsberg, Alan Stone Do Elections Matter? (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Benjamin Ginsberg, Alan Stone
R2,663 Discovery Miles 26 630 Out of stock

Originally published in 1991. A collection of essays around the Soviet Unions breakdown with East Germany, Hungary and other nations breaking away from its domination since World War II.

The American Lie - Government by the People and Other Political Fables (Hardcover): Benjamin Ginsberg The American Lie - Government by the People and Other Political Fables (Hardcover)
Benjamin Ginsberg
R2,295 Discovery Miles 22 950 Out of stock

Going all the way back to the time of George Washington, much of what we see and hear in the political world consists of lies and deceptions. Despite assurances to the contrary, politics is not about truth, justice, and principle. It is about money, power, and status. As astute political commentator Ben Ginsberg convincingly demonstrates, politicians habitually lie, pretending to fight for principles, in order to conceal their true selfish motives. Citizens who need the frequent injunctions to participate in politics and abjure political cynicism are likely to be duped into contributing their tax dollars and even their lives for dubious purposes. Most individuals gain little from political participation. Participants are the foot soldiers of political warfare, but even if their side is victorious, they receive few of the spoils of war. Thus, in this new political season, Ginsberg encourages citizens to think outside the (ballot) box, finding new ways to act on behalf of their interests and the public good. But if they do vote, their motto should be when in doubt vote them out. The elections of 2008 are a good time to begin.

Do Elections Matter? (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Benjamin Ginsberg, Alan Stone Do Elections Matter? (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Benjamin Ginsberg, Alan Stone
R2,668 Discovery Miles 26 680 Out of stock

This text provides an analysis of the variety of consequences that elections may have for the operation of American political institutions and the formulation and administration of policy.

Do Elections Matter? (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Benjamin Ginsberg, Alan Stone Do Elections Matter? (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Benjamin Ginsberg, Alan Stone
R1,135 Discovery Miles 11 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This text provides an analysis of the variety of consequences that elections may have for the operation of American political institutions and the formulation and administration of policy.

American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, core 7th ed): Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle American Government - Power and Purpose (Paperback, core 7th ed)
Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg, Kenneth A. Shepsle
R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Out of stock

Since its initial publication in 1990, American Government has set the standard for American government texts with its distinctive historical and institutional approach. The Seventh Edition raises the bar yet again with the addition of new coauthor Kenneth A. Shepsle and a thorough renewal of the text. New to the Seventh Edition are increased attention to the analytic narrative; emphasis on fundamental, underlying principles of politics; and a critical examination of institutional reform. With meaningful pedagogy throughout the text and an outstanding multimedia instructional package, American Government leads students to analyze the core principles of politics and to understand how these principles influence American political development. Available with chapters on policy (Seventh Edition) and without (Core Seventh Edition).

We the People 8th Shorter (Hardcover): Benjamin Ginsberg We the People 8th Shorter (Hardcover)
Benjamin Ginsberg
R2,379 Discovery Miles 23 790 Out of stock
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