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Debating Scotland

by Michael Keating

On 18 September 2014, Scotland held a referendum on the question: Should Scotland be an independent country? This is a most unusual event in modern democracies and engaged the political class, civil society,...


Listen, We Need to Talk

by Brian F. Harrison & Melissa R. Michelson

American public opinion tends to be sticky. Although the news cycle might temporarily affect the public zeitgeist about abortion, the death penalty, or gun control, public support or opposition on these issues...


The Globalization of International Society

by Tim Dunne & Christian Reus-Smit

The Globalization of International Society re-examines the development of today's society of sovereign states, drawing on a wealth of new scholarship to challenge the landmark account presented in Bull and Watson's...


Norms Without the Great Powers

by Adam Bower

Can multilateral treaties succeed in transforming conduct when they are rejected by the most powerful states in the international system? In the past two decades, coalitions of middle-power states and transnational...


Localism and neighbourhood planning: Power to the people?

by Sue Brownill & Quintin Bradley

A critical analysis of neighbourhood planning. Setting empirical evidence from the UK against international examples, the Editors engage in broader debates on the purposes of planning and the devolution of power...


WHAT WE DO NOW: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump's America

by Dennis Johnson & Valerie Merians

The election of Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States of America shocked and dismayed progressives across the country. What We Do Now, a collection of passionate manifestos by some of the...


Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb

by Mike Davis

On a September day in 1920, an angry Italian anarchist named Mario Budaexploded a horse-drawn wagon filled with dynamite and iron scrap nearNew York’s Wall Street, killing 40 people. Since Buda’s...


Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

by Steve Early & Bernie Sanders

The People vs. Big Oil—how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community

Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once...


Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus

by Matt Taibbi & Victor Juhasz

Dispatches from the 2016 election that provide an eerily prescient take on our democracy’s uncertain future, by the country’s most perceptive and fearless political journalist.

The 2016 presidential contest...


How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft

by Edward Jay Epstein

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting...


Is Anything Happening?

by Robin Lustig

In the days before mobile phones, the internet and 24-hour news channels, the easiest way for a British foreign correspondent to find out what was going on in the world was to phone the local office of Reuters...


Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

by Michael Eric Dyson

In the wake of yet another set of police killings of black men, Michael Eric Dyson wrote a tell-it-straight, no holds barred piece for the New York Times on Sunday July 7: "Death in Black and White" (It was...


Tears We Cannot Stop

by Michael Eric Dyson

**A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice**

**A Best/Most Anticipated Book of 2017 from The Washington Post, Bustle, Men's Journal, The Chicago Reader, StarTribune, and Blavity**

“One of the most frank...


Immigration, Emigration, and Migration: NOMOS LVII

by Jack Knight

Questions of immigration and border enforcement practices are particularly salient in contemporary public discourse, and examinations of policy and practice bring forth new philosophical quandaries. Why the...


Audacity

by Jonathan Chait

An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America’s best and most accomplished presidents.

Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of...


Guided by the Mountains

by Michael Lerma, Avery Denny & Robert Yazzie

What do traditional Indigenous institutions of governance offer to our understanding of the contemporary challenges faced by the Navajo Nation today and tomorrow? Guided by the Mountains looks at the tensions...


The Science of Right

by Immanuel Kant

The theoretical knowledge of right and law in principle, as distinguished from positive laws and empirical cases, belongs to the pure science of right The science of right thus designates the philosophical and...


The Soul of Man Under Socialism

by Oscar Wilde

In The Soul of Man under Socialism Oscar Wilde expounds on an anarchist world view. Wilde argues that under capitalism the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism-are forced,...


The Souls of Black Folk

by W. E. B. Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an African American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. The importance of his work to the...


The Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution

by Thomas Paine

In The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine defends the representational form of government. He posits that all men are born with God-given rights that cannot be taken from them by any government. Paine's position on...