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Boston 1945 - 2015

by Russ Lopez

Against all oddes Boston revived itself to become one of the leading centers of the global economy. This book captures how rogue politicians, passionate neighborhood activists, new immigrants, and old time...


China’s Global Engagement

by Jacques deLisle & Avery Goldstein

Assessing China's rapidly changing role on the international stage

China is again undergoing a period of significant transition. Internally, China's leaders are addressing challenges to the economy and other...


A Glass Half Full

by Michael E. O'Hanlon & James Steinberg

China has achieved near superpower status in both the economic and military realms. The United States has reacted with a strategy of rebalancing, pivoting, toward Asia, and China. How the United States should...


Beating the Odds

by Justin Yifu Lin & Celestin Monga

How poor countries can ignite economic growth without waiting for global action or the creation of ideal local conditions

Contrary to conventional wisdom, countries that ignite a process of rapid economic growth...


Dream Hoarders

by Richard V. Reeves

America is becoming a class-based society.

It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity...


Trading Barriers

by Margaret E. Peters

Why have countries increasingly restricted immigration even when they have opened their markets to foreign competition through trade or allowed their firms to move jobs overseas? In Trading Barriers, Margaret...


Communism's Shadow

by Grigore Pop-Eleches & Joshua A. Tucker

It has long been assumed that the historical legacy of Soviet Communism would have an important effect on post-communist states. However, prior research has focused primarily on the institutional legacy of communism....


Ideology in the Supreme Court

by Lawrence Baum

Ideology in the Supreme Court is the first book to analyze the process by which the ideological stances of U.S. Supreme Court justices translate into the positions they take on the issues that the Court addresses....


Arab Patriotism

by Adam Mestyan

Arab Patriotism presents the essential backstory to the formation of the modern nation-state and mass nationalism in the Middle East. While standard histories claim that the roots of Arab nationalism emerged...


The Corruption Cure

by Robert I. Rotberg

Corruption corrodes all facets of the world's political and corporate life, yet until now there was no one book that explained how best to battle it. The Corruption Cure provides many of the required solutions...


Terror in France

by Antoine Jardin & Gilles Kepel

In November 2015, ISIS terrorists massacred scores of people in Paris with coordinated attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, cafés and restaurants, and the national sports stadium. On Bastille Day in 2016,...


The Administrative Threat

by Philip Hamburger

Government agencies regulate Americans in the full range of their lives, including their political participation, their economic endeavors, and their personal conduct. Administrative power has thus become pervasively...


Avoiding War with China

by Amitai Etzioni

Are the United States and China on a collision course? In response to remarks made by Donald Trump’s secretary of state, China’s state-run newspaper Global Times asserted, "Unless Washington plans to wage...


Building an American Empire

by Paul Frymer

Westward expansion of the United States is most conventionally remembered for rugged individualism, geographic isolationism, and a fair amount of luck. Yet the establishment of the forty-eight contiguous states...


Getting Tough

by Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

In 1970s America, politicians began "getting tough" on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's social upheaval...


Perception and Misperception in International Politics

by Robert Jervis

With a new preface by the authorSince its original publication in 1976, Perception and Misperception in International Politics has become a landmark book in its field, hailed by the New York Times as "the seminal...


The Beginning of Politics

by Moshe Halbertal & Stephen Holmes

The Book of Samuel is universally acknowledged as one of the supreme achievements of biblical literature. Yet the book's anonymous author was more than an inspired storyteller. The author was also an uncannily...


The Collapse of Apartheid and the Dawn of Democracy in South Africa, 1993

by John C. Eby & Fred Morton

This game situates students in the Multiparty Negotiating Process taking place at the World Trade Center in Kempton Park in 1993. South Africa is facing tremendous social anxiety and violence. The object of...


Politics

by Aristotle

Politics is a work of political philosophy by Aristotle, a 4th-century BC Greek philosopher. The end of the Nicomachean Ethics declared that the inquiry into ethics necessarily follows into politics, and the...


On the Importance of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau

On the Importance of Civil Disobedience is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to...