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Citizenship and Service

By Etta Bick
Subjects: Area Studies

Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.

The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer

Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.

Recovering the Liberal Spirit

Develops a theory of spiritual freedom and explores its relationship to problems of liberal political regimes.

The Historical Mind

Timely and provocative asessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in "post-constitutional" America.

Tools of War, Tools of State

Examines why many governments, rebels, and terrorist organizations are using children as soldiers.

Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject

Examines the effects of culturally specific interpretations of refugeehood with an ethnographic focus on Cyprus

Inside North Korea’s Theocracy

By Ra Jong-yil
Translated by Jinna Park
Subjects: Asian Studies

Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.

I'll Be Home

Editorials, op-eds, and other writings by a memorable newspaperman.

Only the People Can Save the People

Examines the egalitarian, creative, and inclusive practice of radical democracy in contemporary Venezuela.

Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project

An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel's religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.

Confrontational Citizenship

Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.

Spontaneous Combustion

Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change.

Teaching Politics in Secondary Education

By Wayne Journell
Subjects: Education

Uses data collected from multiple studies to offer recommendations on best practices for use in a polarized climate.

Understanding Immigration

Undergraduate-level textbook introducing students to the factors which define immigration politics in the United States and Europe.

Failed State

Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform.

Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought

Reflections on principle and prudence in the thoughts and actions of great thinkers and statesmen.

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.

Minima Cuba

Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.

Beyond Post-Zionism

By Eran Kaplan
Subjects: Area Studies

Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.

The Devil Is in the Details

Seeks to explain the causes of ambiguously worded state legislation.

Back in the Game

Chronicles changes in American political party behavior between 1996 and 2008.

Seeking the Beloved Community

Selected essays on radical social change.

William Almon Wheeler

An American success story about the life of William Almon Wheeler, a poor boy from northern New York who became the nineteenth vice president of the United States.

Term Limits and Their Consequences

Comprehensive examination of legislative term limits and how they have changed the American political system.

Felony Disenfranchisement in America, Second Edition

Reveals how state felony disenfranchisement laws are undermining American democracy.

Tales from the Sausage Factory

A former state legislator and a political scientist team up to show how New York's legislature was once the nation's model professional legislature, and how it might recover from its present dysfunction.

Toward Filipino Self-Determination

Examines the project of Filipino self-determination in the context of capitalist globalization.

Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt

Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.

Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia

By Asafa Jalata
Subjects: Area Studies

Applies the concept of oppressor and oppressed nationalisms to explore the historical forces and social processes that have shaped modern Ethiopia.

King of the Bowery

The first full-length biography of Timothy D. "Big Tim" Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.

The Erotics of Corruption

A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.

Follow the Money

Reveals the powerful influence of financial elites on New York City’s mayors.

The Emotions of a New Era

DVD capturing crowd reactions and emotions during the inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, in Washington, D. C.

Race, Class, and the Death Penalty

Examines both the legal and illegal uses of the death penalty in American history.

Color and Money

A case study of Milwaukee, Wisconsin exploring how lending practices and access to capital are shaped by race.

Doing Justice

Offers a revised liberal political philosophy, arguing that group-based policies are discriminatory and proposing individual-oriented policies in their place.

Power and Ideas

The first comprehensive political-science treatment of the global politics and diplomacy of intellectual property and antitrust, with focus on relations between developing and industrialized countries.

Religion and Political Power

This book explores the interaction between two of the most charged topics in the modern world, religion and politics. It shows the inextricable connection between religious attitudes and representations, ...

The President as Prisoner

This book focuses, not on the Constitutional balance of power between Congress and the White House—a focus that restricts analysis to questions of means—but on the more unsettling and often unexamined ...

Low-Key Politics

Study of a Jordanian village, focusing on the choice of available political strategies.

Parties and Power in Modern Argentina 1930-1946

An analysis of the immediate causes of Peronism in its formative stages is included in this study of the emergence of powerful pressure groups and the decay of traditional political parties in Argentina ...