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Inside the Parliamentary Press Gallery: Seeing Beyond the Spin

by Julian Fitzgerald

This book takes a look at the Press Gallery from its transfer to the new Parliament House in 1988 through to the present day. These years have coincided with massive change in communications technology and a...


Eve of Destruction: The Coming Age of Preventive War

by Thomas M. Nichols

In an age of new threats to international security, the old rules of war are rapidly being discarded by the great powers. This study explores how and why states will exercise the preventive use of force in the...


Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't

by Robert G. Kaiser

An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and doesn’t—that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008.

The founding...


Debtors' Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility

by Robert Kuttner

One of our foremost economic thinkers challenges a cherished tenet of today’s financial orthodoxy: that spending less, refusing to forgive debt, and shrinking government—“austerity”—is the solution...


Political Violence, Crises and Revolutions (Routledge Revivals): Theories and Research

by Ekkart Zimmermann

First published in 1983, this extraordinary study provides a comprehensive systematic evaluation of cross-national theorizing and quantitative empirical evidence on four interrelated phenomena:

  • Political violence...

Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists: Word Flesh and Revolution

by Anne Norton

How do you write history when it's no longer linear? In Bloodrites of the Post-Structuralists, respected political theorist Anne Norton reminds us of the real interplay between words (laws, scriptures, myths,...


Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century

by Clarence Taylor

Professor Clarence Taylor sheds some much-needed light on the rich intellectual and political tradition that lies in the black religious community. From the Pentecostalism of Bishop Smallwood Williams and the...


Emergentist Marxism: Dialectical Philosophy and Social Theory

by Sean Creaven

In tackling emergentist Marxism in depth, this well-written volume demonstrates that critical realism and materialist dialectics are indispensable to theorizing the functioning of complex social and physical...


Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan and Rwanda

by Scott Peterson

As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events...


Managing Transitions: The Chinese Communist Party, United Front Work, Corporatism and Hegemony

by Gerry Groot

Managing Transitions examines the history and roles of China's minor parties and groups (MPG's) in the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) united front between the 1930's and 1990's using Antonio Gramsci's principles...


Kwame Nkrumah's Contribution to Pan-African Agency: An Afrocentric Analysis

by Daryl Zizwe Poe

This study analyzes contributions made by Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) to the development of Pan-African agency from the 1945 Pan-African Congress in Manchester to the military coup d'etat of Nkrumah's government...


Congress Online: Bridging the Gap Between Citizens and Their Representatives

by Dennis W. Johnson

While more than a million e-mails clog the inboxes of Congress each day, some legislators can't even find their own websites without the help of their staffers. In fact, laptops aren't even allowed on the floor...


Framing Terrorism: The News Media, the Government and the Public

by Pippa Norris, Montague Kern & Marion Just

Terrorism now dominates the headlines across the world-from New York to Kabul. Framing Terrorism argues that the headlines matter as much as the act, in political terms. Widely publicized terrorist incidents...


The New Accountability: High Schools and High-Stakes Testing

by Martin Carnoy, Richard Elmore & Leslie Siskin

"Standard-based accountability" has become a consistent buzzword emanating from the mouths of hopeful politicians-liberal and conservative-for almost twenty years. But does accountability work? The New Accountability...


Palestinian Identity in Jordan and Israel: The Necessary "Others" in the Making of a Nation

by Riad M. Nasser

The book examines the process of national identity formation. It argues that identity, whether of a small community, a nation, an ethnic group, or a religious community, requires an Other against whom it becomes...


Votes and More for Women: Suffrage and After in Connecticut

by C. Nichols

This fascinating book demonstrates the diversity of Connecticut's women's feminist activities in pre- and post-suffrage eras and refutes the notion that feminist activism died out with the passage of the Nineteenth...


Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

by Peter E. Gordon & John P. McCormick

During its short lifespan, the Weimar Republic (1918-33) witnessed an unprecedented flowering of achievements in many areas, including psychology, political theory, physics, philosophy, literary and cultural...


Growth of Market Relations in Post-Reform China: A Micro-Analysis of Peasants, Migrants and Peasant Entrepeneurs

by Hiroshi Sato

This book, based on in-depth field research at the local level, assesses the different factors that are contributing to the transition to a market economy and the growth of networks in rural China. It analyses...


Political Thought and Political History: Studies in Memory of Elie Kedourie

by Moshe Gammer

This volume is limited to contributions by Professor Kedourie's previous students. It reveals the far-reaching range of his interests and the immense expanse of his horizons. The first part deals with philosophy,...


New Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Identity

by Stefania Panebianco

The Euro-Mediterranean Partnership was formed in 1995 in Barcelona. In this volume, concepts of democracy, civil society, human rights and dialogue among civilizations in the Mediterranean region are addressed...