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The Republican Hero
Explores the question of whether heroes matter in the modern republic.
Working through Surveillance and Technical Communication
This book addresses contemporary surveillance practices and examines technical communicators' roles in carrying them out.
The China Record
Detailed assessment of the People's Republic of China as an alternative mode of political system and as a distinctive model of socioeconomic development.
Making the Public Service Millennial
Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.
Adventures in Chinese Realism
Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.
Technologies of Human Rights Representation
Analyzes the effects of new technologies on human rights, with a particular focus on how representations of technology affect our ability to understand and control it.
How Trump and the Christian Right Saved LGBTI Human Rights
Traces the Trump administration's surprising support for LGBTI human rights abroad to Trump's indifference and the cynicism and political interests of Christian conservative elites.
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State
Looking at Japan, traces crisis narratives across three decades and ten policy fields, with the aim of disentangling discursively manufactured crises from actual policy failures.
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
Describes the profound social impact of the overthrow of the Thai absolute monarchy in 1932, and explains the importance of democracy in a country long known for authoritarian politics.
Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow?
Intensive look at restrictive new voting laws ostensibly designed to target voter fraud but criticized as being racially-based voter suppression.
Democracy at the Ballpark
Examines how the national pastime of baseball has the capacity to shape politics and American democracy.
The Nation or the Ummah
Explains why Turkey embraced the Arab Spring despite the risk both domestically and internationally.
Return to Point Zero
Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.
Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War
Offers a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war.
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity
A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson's ambiguous racial identity.
America in Denial
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
Holidays of the Revolution
Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.
Citizenship and Service
Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.
Moral Responsibility in Twenty-First-Century Warfare
Confronts the ethical challenges of warfare carried out by artificial intelligence.
Leadership and Legacy
Applies a variety of scholarly approaches to analyze the long-term impact of President Obama as a leader and policymaker.
The Specter of Babel
Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals
Argues for refocusing attention on publicness and the critical exploration of underlying assumptions that are foundational to the study and practice of public affairs.
The Politics of Right Sex
Examines the limitations of rights-based mobilization and litigation for advancing the interests of trans individuals in the contemporary United States.
Reconstructing the Civic
Explores the civic activism of the Palestinian minority in Israel for a better understanding of the relationship between civic activism and democratization in ethnic states.
Bringing the Nation Back In
Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics.
China in Ethiopia
Examines China’s involvement in Ethiopia as the latter embarks on modernization and economic development.
Suffrage and Its Limits
Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women's social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.
The Politics of Presidential Impeachment
Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.
Bending the Arc
Inspiring collection narrating how peace activists found their calling and why the world still needs peace activism.
African Americans and the First Amendment
The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.
Culture and Tactics
Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice.
The Art of the Watchdog
Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators
Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.
The Distortion of Nature's Image
Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.
John Marshall's Constitutionalism
A study of John Marshall's political thought with special emphasis on his views of constitutional legitimacy, sovereignty, citizenship, and national identity.
Stranger in a Strange State
Examines why some politicians take the drastic step of becoming a carpetbagger and how that shapes their campaigns and chances for victory.
Organizing for Transgender Rights
Illuminates transgender activists' successful strategies to organize for social and political change in the US.
Help (Not) Wanted
Shows how Japan’s immigration policy is shaped by the nature of Japan’s economy and elite debates about the country’s national identity.
Political Power in America
Introduction to American politics and government, intended for students of political science. Provides a critical examination of both political institutions and political behavior.
The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority
Traces the US Supreme Court’s effect on federal government growth from the founding era forward.
Dimensions of Blackness
A multidimensional approach captures the complexities of African American racial identity.
Black Women in Politics
Examines how Diasporic Black women engage in politics.
The Battle over a Civil State
Traces the genealogy of the Western philosophic concept of the civil state, how that concept was assimilated into Egyptian political thought, and how it affected the 2013 coup against President Mursi.
The Future of (Post)Socialism
Explores the current and future trajectories of the paradigm of postsocialism.
Congress and Diaspora Politics
Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.
Get Things Moving!
Recounts the forgotten but important work of Wayne Coy, the Office for Emergency Management's Liaison Officer, during the early years of World War II.
From the Streets to the State
Blends academic and activist perspectives to explore recent emancipatory struggles to win and transform state power.
Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project
An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel's religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.
A Turbulent South Africa
Highlights the continuing social unrest and public protest occurring in South Africa’s poorest districts.
The Caribbeanization of Black Politics
Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.
NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World
Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges.
Citizens' Power in Latin America
Examines why some democratic innovations succeed while others fail, using Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile as case studies.
Only the People Can Save the People
Examines the egalitarian, creative, and inclusive practice of radical democracy in contemporary Venezuela.
Race, Nation, and Refuge
Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.
Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court
Examines the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the US Supreme Court.
Because We Are Human
Offers a complete empirical account of US government programs, policies, and interventions outside the United States on behalf of the human rights of LGBTQ people.
Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change.
Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010
Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.
Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.
Tells the untold story of the life and career of Nathan Sanford, a New York State lawyer-politician who capitalized on opportunities created by the new politics of the early Republic to achieve social mobility.
Austerity and the Labor Movement
An overview and analysis of austerity policies and labor movement resistance in several countries.
Philosophy, History, and Tyranny
The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny.
Behind the Facade
Explores why authoritarian regimes bother to hold elections.
Leo Strauss on Science
The first study of Strauss’s confrontation with modern science and its methods.
Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform.
The Phantom of a Polarized America
Indicates how the rightward shift in the ideology of House Republicans has been mistaken for a broader "polarization" of both parties as well as voters.
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship
Offers a more democratic way to think about families, politics, and public life.
New York's Broken Constitution
Examines the significant gaps between what New York State’s constitution says and how the state is actually governed and offers ideas for reform.
American Politics and the Environment, Second Edition
Examines the role of politics in the environmental policy making process.
Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century
Demonstrates how local political parties have retained a role of critical importance in American politics.
Groundbreaking study demonstrating how Japan's leaders play an important role in diplomacy.
A History of Political Murder in Latin America
A sweeping study of political murder in Latin America.
Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State
Addresses the power of oligopolistic corporations in contemporary society.
The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe
Detailed examination of the territorial and governance dimensions of contemporary welfare reforms in the United States and Europe.
Unifying the Nation
In-depth examination of a rarely studied article of the United States Constitution.
World Politics at the Edge of Chaos
Comprehensive overview of the inroads made by Complexity Thinking approaches and ideas in the study and practice of world politics.
Government in the Twilight Zone
Illuminates how local board systems operate and the motivations and experiences of their members.
Massively Parallel Globalization
Explores how individuals and groups adapt to the challenges of globalization.
Disenchanted Realists, Second Edition
New edition of the provocative history of the tenuous relationship between the scientific study of politics and the real world of American democracy.
Michael Oakeshott and the Conversation of Modern Political Thought
A fresh reading of Oakeshott’s contributions to the ongoing conversation of modern political thought.
The Senator from New England
Chronicles JFK’s growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.
Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.
Why Hawks Become Doves
Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.
The Losing War
Critical analysis of Plan Colombia, a multibillion dollar US counternarcotics initiative.
Examines the origins, spread, and effectiveness of the initiative.
Checking the Courts
Examines and measures the extent to which statutory language affects judicial behavior.
Strategic Decision-Making in Presidential Nominations
Seeks to understand and explain the behavior of party elites during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential race.
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People?
A compelling intellectual and political study of a leading post–civil rights era African American political theorist and strategist.
Inspiring oral history of the impact of cultural and educational exchange between South Africa and the United States during apartheid.
The Recall, Second Edition
In-depth study of the recall, the most important popular device allowing voters to remove unresponsive elected officials from office.
Universal Rights and the Constitution
Innovative examination of the tensions between universal and more uniquely American definitions of cherished rights.
The Devil Is in the Details
Seeks to explain the causes of ambiguously worded state legislation.
Knowledge, Power, and Black Politics
Develops an alternative framework for describing and explaining African American politics and the American political system and applies it to a number of case studies.
Complexity Science and World Affairs
Applies complexity science to the study of international politics.
Demonstrates how activists and others use art and popular culture to strive for a more democratic future.
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition
Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.
Exposes how ex-gay and post-abortion ministries operate on a shared system of thought and analyzes their social implications.
Systems of Violence, Second Edition
Expanded new edition of an important study of the protracted violence in Colombia.
On the Ethics of Torture
A detailed, clear, and comprehensive overview of the current philosophical debate on toture.