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Secret lunches, off-the-record briefings, the leaking of confidential information and tightly-organised media launches - the well-known world of modern political spin. But is this really a new phenomenon or have politicians been manipulating the press for as long as newspapers have existed?
Sylvia Pankhurst dedicated her life to fighting oppression and injustice. In this vivid biography Katherine Connelly charts Pankhurst's activism from her teens as a member of the Independent Labour Party, to her time as a leading suffragette before the First World War, through to her revolutionary socialist, anti-fascist and anti-imperialist campaigning in later years.
Bobby Friedman introduces us to the big businesses, eccentric loners, fraudsters and dodgy wheeler-dealers who are rubbing shoulders against some of the most senior politicians in the country - with disturbing consequences for our democracy.
News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval. How does news publishing change when a newspaper sells as little as 300,000 copies but its website attracts 31 million visitors? These shifts are f...
Battle for Ground Zero goes behind the scenes of the fight to rebuild Ground Zero, revealing how grieving families, commercial interests, and politicking bureaucrats clashed at every step of the way, confounding progress and infuriating the public.
During the chaos of the eurozone crisis, few mainstream commentators have stopped to question the purpose of the European Union itself, and whose interests it serves. Corporate Europe goes beyond the divisions between nation-states, focusing instead on the division between the corporate elite and the peoples of Europe.
In this penetrating new study, Harvard University's Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson go beyond images of protesters in Colonial costumes to provide a nuanced portrait of the Tea Party. What they find is sometimes surprising.
The Senate of the mid twentieth century, which was venerated by journalists, historians, and senators alike, is today but a distant memory. Electioneering on the Senate floor, playing games with th...
Tony Wright's Very Short Introduction to British Politics is an interpretative essay on the British political system, rather than an abbreviated textbook on how it currently works.
An illuminating account of the inner workings of the financial sector and innovative ideas for financial activism.
In this readable and accessible book, leading UKIP politician Gerard Batten looks at the constitutional issues surrounding Britain's membership of the European Union.
Political scientist Lorelei Moosbrugger posits a continuum of political vulnerability that predicts how different combinations of institutions should affect a political system's ability to resist interest group pressure.
This book tells the compelling story of The Gurkha Justice Campaign, narrated by its leader, Peter Carroll. It charts the campaign's humble origins and looks at how it famously put right a historical wrong.
This book examines and explains all aspects of lobbying in an expert yet accessible manner.
This book is a unique account of the way politics has shaped the information age in America.
This book is an informal ‘how-to’ guide for consumers, pressure groups, residents groups, and others to demonstrate how and when to use your national and local politicians to assert your rights as both a consumer and a citizen.
This unique book is a practical guide to the effective implementation of consultation, and covers all the essential, up-to-date techniques to allow you to put in consultations of the highest standard.