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News Narratives and News Framing: Constructing Political Reality

by Karen S. Johnson-Cartee

News Narratives and News Framing is a revealing look at how the media's construction of news affects our political, economic, and social realities. In this introduction to the theory behind news framing, Karen...


Latin American and Caribbean Foreign Policy

by Jeanne A. K. Hey, Frank O. Mora & JoAnn Fagot Aviel

This comprehensive text analyzes the foreign policies of eighteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. First assessing the state of the discipline, the introduction develops a common framework that...


James K. Polk: A Clear and Unquestionable Destiny

by Thomas M. Leonard

When he was elected President in 1845, James K. Polk was only 49 years old-at that time the youngest president ever to be elected. He faced a conflicted nation on the verge of tremendous territorial expansion....


Implementing Sustainable Development: From Global Policy to Local Action

by Phillip J. Cooper & Claudia Maria Vargas

Implementing Sustainable Development focuses on the challenge of turning international commitments and policy promises into action. Using examples and cases from around the U.S. and around the world, it examines...


Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy: Right versus Left

by Gardenia Harris, Bernard Ivan Tamas & Nancy S. Lind

Covering important social work issues aimed at today's students, paired articles 'talk to each other,' thus setting up a clear 'pro-con' format. Each pair of readings features an introduction with a list of...


Home Advantage: Social Class and Parental Intervention in Elementary Education

by Annette Lareau

This new edition contextualizes Lareau's original ethnography in a discussion of the most pressing issues facing educators at the beginning of the new millennium.


Human Rights and Revolutions

by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Greg Grandin & Lynn Hunt

Now in a revised and updated edition with added original chapters, this acclaimed book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the complex links between revolutionary struggles and human rights. Covering...


Justices, Presidents, and Senators: A History of the U.S. Supreme Court Appointments from Washington to Bush II

by Henry J. Abraham

Totally revised and updated, this classic history of the 110 members of the U.S. Supreme Court addresses the vital questions of why individual justices were nominated to the highest court, how their nominations...


A Field Guide to Left-Wing Wackos: And What to Do About Them

by Kfir Alfia

Here's everything you need to know about Anarchists, Peace Moms, Granolas, and many other types of left-wing wackos...so you can annoy them before they annoy you!

Dreadlocks. Megaphones. The stench of patchouli...


The Geography of Transport Systems

by Jean-Paul Rodrigue

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature...


Mary Wollstonecraft, Pedagogy, and the Practice of Feminism

by Kirstin Hanley

This study examines Mary Wollstonecraft-generally recognized as the founder of the early feminist movement-by shedding light on her contributions to eighteenth-century instructional literature, and feminist...


The Longings and Limits of Global Citizenship Education: The Moral Pedagogy of Schooling in a Cosmopolitan Age

by Jeffrey S. Dill

As the world seemingly gets smaller and smaller, schools around the globe are focusing their attention on expanding the consciousness and competencies of their students to prepare them for the conditions of...


America's Dysfunctional Political System: Stability Without Success

by Steven E. Schier & Todd E. Eberly

Popular distrust and the entrenchment of government by professionals lie at the root of America's most pressing political problems. This characterization of contemporary American politics stems from the transformations...


Media Management, Telecommunications, and Business Strategy

by Richard A. Gershon

With today's dynamic and rapidly evolving environment, media managers must have a clear understanding of different delivery platforms, as well as a grasp of critical management, planning, and economic factors...


Policing Cities: Urban Securitization and Regulation in a 21st Century World

by Randy K Lippert & Kevin Walby

Policing Cities brings together international scholars from numerous disciplines to examine urban policing, securitization, and regulation in nine countries and the conceptual issues these practices raise. Chapters...


Tactical Nuclear Weapons and Euro-Atlantic Security: The Future of NATO

by Paolo Foradori

This book offers a comprehensive examination of the important security issue of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

Nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament have returned to the top of the international political...


Sports Videogames

by Mia Consalvo, Konstantin Mitgutsch & Abe Stein

From Pong to Madden NFL to Wii Fit, Sports Videogames argues for the multiple ways that sports videogames-alongside televised and physical sports-impact one another, and how players and viewers make sense of...


Masculinity in Opera

by Philip Purvis

This book addresses the ways in which masculinity is negotiated, constructed, represented, and problematized within operatic music and practice. Although the consideration of masculine ontology and epistemology...


Militancy and Violence in West Africa: Religion, Politics and Radicalisation

by James Gow, Funmi Olonisakin & Ernst Dijxhoorn

This volume provides a systematic and cross-regional analysis of radicalisation, militancy and violence in West Africa.

Concern about terrorism in, or from, West Africa, has been recognised in academic research,...


The Sharia State: Arab Spring and Democratization

by Bassam Tibi

Set against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, The Sharia State examines the Islamist concept of political order. This order is based on a new interpretation of sharia and has been dubbed "the Islamic state" by...