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African Americans in White Suburbia: Social Networks and Political Behavior

by Ernest McGowen

Despite decades of progress, African Americans living in largely white affluent suburbs still often find themselves caught between the two worlds of race and class. High economic status has afforded them considerable...


Cracking the China Conundrum

by Yukon Huang

China's rise is altering global power relations, reshaping economic debates, and commanding tremendous public attention. Despite extensive media and academic scrutiny, the conventional wisdom about China's economy...


Global Governance from Regional Perspectives

by Anna Triandafyllidou

Global Governance from Regional Perspectives argues that the academic debate on global governance has neglected the combination of power with value constellations/culture. Both input and output legitimacy, for...


Leo Tolstoy: A Letter to a Hindu

by Leo Tolstoy, M. K. Gandhi, Aylmer Maude & Leo Wiener

A Letter to a Hindu was a letter written by Leo Tolstoy to Tarak Nath Das on 14 December 1908 in response to two letters sent by Das, seeking support from the famous Russian author and thinker, for India's independence...


The Moral Heart of Public Service

by Claire Foster-Gilbert, Peter Hennessy, William Hague & Mary McAleese et al.

Now more than ever, public servants must consider and reassess how to keep moral courage in public life alive. With ethical expectations and needs changing and government policies under increasing moral scrutiny,...


Foreign Service

by James Dobbins

A behind the scenes look at 50 years of US diplomacy.

From Vietnam in the 1960s to Afghanistan in this decade, James Dobbins was on the frontlines of American diplomacy and worked to advance U.S. national interests...


Gender, Sexuality, and the Cold War

by Philip E. Muehlenbeck

As Marko Dumančić writes in his introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and the Cold War, "despite the centrality of gender and sexuality in human relations, their scholarly study has played a secondary role in...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. Common Sense was signed "Written by an Englishman", and...


Election Watchdogs

by Pippa Norris & Alessandro Nai

Recent decades have seen growing concern regarding problems of electoral integrity. The most overt malpractices used by rulers include imprisoning dissidents, harassing adversaries, coercing voters, vote-rigging...


Unusually Cruel

by Marc Morje Howard

The United States incarcerates far more people than any other country in the world, at rates nearly ten times higher than other liberal democracies. Indeed, while the U.S. is home to 5 percent of the world's...


Before We Go to War with China and North Korea: The Unmastered Lessons of America's Wars Against Confucian Asia, from Pearl Harbor to the Fall of Saig

by David Williams

A war with China and North Korea is not inevitable, but neither is an American victory should such a war come. To prepare Americans for all eventualities, we might want to learn more about how East Asians think...


Some Causes of Organizational Ineffectiveness Within the Department of State (Occasional Paper #2)

by Chris Argyris

So vast has the international commitment of our government grown in the last decades, and with this the corresponding increase in the staff engaged in foreign affairs activities, that it is no longer possible...


Rock in a Hard Place

by Orlando Crowcroft

A muggy night in Abu Dhabi, 2011. Under the stadium lights a 30,000-strong sea of Libyans, Palestinians, Syrians and Egyptians wait in anticipation. Alongside them are Saudis, Iranians and Israelis. Defiance...


Private Security in Africa

by Paul Higate & Mats Utas

Across Africa, growing economic inequality, instability and urbanization have led to the rapid spread of private security providers. While these PSPs have already had a significant impact on African societies,...


Progress and Poverty

by Henry George

Progress and Poverty by Henry George. 

 

This classic work is an enquiry into the cause of industrial depressions and the persistence of poverty amid advancing wealth. Published in 1879, it was admired and advocated...


The Resistance Handbook

by Markos Moulitsas & Huttner Michael

The Resistance Handbook: 45 Ways to Fight Trump

It’s time to fight back.

In November 2016, Donald Trump lost the national popular vote—by a lot!—yet managed to stumble into the White House. Trump’s presidency...


Where the Line Is Drawn: A Tale of Crossings, Friendships, and Fifty Years of Occupation in Israel-Palestine

by Raja Shehadeh

A moving account of one man's border crossings-both literal and figurative-by the award-winning author of Palestinian Walks, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Day War

In what has become a classic...


Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

by Adam Greenfield

A field manual to the technologies that are transforming our lives

Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. But at what cost? In this urgent and revelatory excavation of our...


Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals

by Jeremy McCarter

From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, the stunning story of five American radicals fighting for their ideals as the country goes mad around them

Where do we find our...


Understanding Trump

by Newt Gingrich & Eric Trump

The presidency of Donald Trump marks a profound change in the trajectory of American government, politics, and culture. Like his administration, the movement that put him in office represents a phenomenon that...