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Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?

by Philip E. Tetlock

The intelligence failures surrounding the invasion of Iraq dramatically illustrate the necessity of developing standards for evaluating expert opinion. This book fills that need. Here, Philip E. Tetlock explores...

Everyday Occupations: Experiencing Militarism in South Asia and the Middle East

by Kamala Visweswaran

Everyday Occupations engages visual culture and the ethnography of space, satire and parody, poetry and political critique to examine militarization as it is wielded as a cultural and political tool, and as...

Unlocking V. O. Key Jr.: Southern Politics for the Twenty-First Century

by Angie Maxwell

Modern perspectives on a twentieth-century classic

Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance

by Jason Pierceson, Adriana Piatti-Crocker & Shawn Schulenberg

This volume sheds light on regional, national, and individual-level factors that have led to major developments for same-sex relationship equality in Latin America and explores institutional, political, and...

Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party

Demanding Democracy: American Radicals in Search of a New Politics

by Marc Stears

This is a major work of history and political theory that traces radical democratic thought in America across the twentieth century, seeking to recover ideas that could reenergize democratic activism today....

Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis

by Brahma Chellaney

This pioneering and authoritative study considers the profound impact of the growing global water crunch on international peace and security. Writing in a direct, non-technical, and engaging style, Brahma Chellaney...

Historical Dictionary of International Intelligence

by Nigel West

Once dubbed espionage, the practice of intelligence has never been more important nor more sophisticated than it is today. Its coming-of-age began during World War II, which saw the birth of the Office of Strategic...

Civic Education and the Future of American Citizenship

by Jonathan W. White, Elizabeth Kaufer Busch & John Agresto

Lack of civic knowledge, ignorance about the U.S. Constitution, and general ambivalence about education threaten the fiber of this nation. The remedy to this malaise, advocated in various ways by a diverse group...

The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture: Life Beneath the Level of the Marketplace

by Tony Waters

This book is about how the modern market world transformed the lives of remote agricultural farmers. Waters uses diverse examples to illustrate how the modern market economy captured persistent subsistence farmes...

Why Presidents Fail: White House Decision Making from Eisenhower to Bush II

by Richard M. Pious

Why Presidents Fail takes a fresh look at cases that became defining events in presidencies from Dwight D. Eisenhower through George W. Bush and uses these cases to draw generalizations about presidential power,...

The Myth of Digital Democracy

by Matthew Hindman

Is the Internet democratizing American politics? Do political Web sites and blogs mobilize inactive citizens and make the public sphere more inclusive? The Myth of Digital Democracy reveals that, contrary to...

Why Not Socialism?

by G. A. Cohen

Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles...

Code Red: An Economist Explains How to Revive the Healthcare System without Destroying It

by David Dranove

The U.S. healthcare system is in critical condition--but this should come as a surprise to no one. Yet until now the solutions proposed have been unworkable, pie-in-the-sky plans that have had little chance...

Understanding Institutional Diversity

by Elinor Ostrom

The analysis of how institutions are formed, how they operate and change, and how they influence behavior in society has become a major subject of inquiry in politics, sociology, and economics. A leader in applying...

Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence

by Jefferson Adams

The Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence presents the turbulent history of German intelligence through a chronology, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the agencies...

Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations

by Sylvia Ellis

The Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations surveys Anglo-American relations from 1607 to the present and covers key events, individuals, and issues that have played a part in its history. With an...

The Price of Politics: Lessons from Kelo v. City of New London

by Kyle Scott

The Price of Politics examines the historical, political, and legal heritage of the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights to come to grips with modern political developments. Using a cross-disciplinary, multi-methods...

A Pure Theory of Democracy

by Antonio García-Trevijano & Miguel Rodríguez de Peñaranda

The author builds a realistic theory of democracy to end the false idea that corruption, state crime, and public immorality are democracy's (undesirable) products, not the natural and inevitable fruits of oligarchic...

Chinese Cyber Nationalism: Evolution, Characteristics, and Implications

by Xu Wu

Chinese Cyber Nationalism offers the first comprehensive examination of the social and ideological movement that mixes Confucian cultural traditions and advanced media technology. Over the past decade, the Internet...