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Lawyers, Guns, and Money

by Carol X. Vinzant

This inspiring book, Lawyers, Guns, and Money by Carol X. Vinzant, recounts the heroic efforts of Tom McDermott, a lawyer and victim of the infamous Colin Ferguson rampage on the Long Island Railroad, to take...


In Defense of the Founders Republic: Critics of Direct Democracy in the Progressive Era

by Lonce H. Bailey & Jerome M. Mileur

Who were the Progressive reformers arguing with? The answer might surprise you. Drawing together a veritable powerhouse of scholars from across the political spectrum, In Defense of the Founders Republic examines...


The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present

by David Runciman

Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging,...


Individualism in the United States: A Transformation in American Political Thought

by Stephanie M. Walls

Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. The American emphasis on the individual in politics...


Is Spain Different?: A Comparative Look at the 19th and 20th Centuries

by Nigel Townson

The slogan that launched the tourist industry in the 1960s, “Spain is Different!,” has come to haunt historians. Much effort and energy have been expended ever since in endeavoring to show that Spain has...


New Labour's Old Roots: Revisionist Thinkers in Labour's History: Second Edition

by Patrick Diamond

The New Labour project was not conjured up out of thin air - it only looks that way because of the party's amnesia about the intellectual roots and political traditions which have guided it. This book provides...


After the White House

by Max J. Skidmore

What exactly has Bill Clinton been doing since he left office? What can he expect to accomplish? What have his predecessors in his position done? Many presidents have had enormous impacts on the course of history...


Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Friendship

by Jon Nixon

For Hannah Arendt, friendship had political relevance and importance. The essence of friendship, she believed, consisted in discourse, and it is only through discourse, she argued, that the world is rendered...


Sympathetic Sentiments: Affect, Emotion and Spectacle in the Modern World

by John Jervis

Sympathetic Sentiments develops an innovative interdisciplinary framework to explore the implications of living in a culture of feeling that seems ill at ease with itself, one in which sentiments are frequently...


Sensational Subjects: The Dramatization of Experience in the Modern World

by John Jervis

Under what conditions does 'sensation' become 'sensational'?

In the early nineteenth century murder was a staple of the sensationalizing popular press and gruesome descriptions were deployed to make a direct...


Individual Agency and Policy Change at the United Nations: The People of the United Nations

by Ingvild Bode

This book highlights how temporary international civil servants play a crucial role in initiating processes of legal and institutional change in the United Nations system. These individuals are the "missing"...


Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Ce

by Chris Wickham

Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government—the commune—arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into...


The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

by Julian E Zelizer

A majestic big-picture account of the Great Society and the forces that shaped it, from Lyndon Johnson and members of Congress to the civil rights movement and the media

Between November 1963, when he became president,...


Empire Within: International Hierarchy and its Imperial Laboratories of Governance

Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea: The Leader State

Deja Vu and the End of History

by Paolo Virno & David Broder

Déjà vu, which doubles and confuses our experience of time, is a psychological phenomenon with peculiar relevance to our contemporary historical circumstances. From this starting point, the acclaimed Italian...


State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

by Isabell Lorey, Aileen Derieg & Judith Butler

Years of remodelling the welfare state, the rise of technology, and the growing power of neoliberal government apparatuses have established a society of the precarious. In this new reality, productivity is no...


Introduction to Political Theory

by John Hoffman & Paul Graham

Introduction to Political Theory is a text for the 21st century. It shows students why an understanding of theory is crucial to an understanding of issues and events in a rapidly shifting global political landscape....


Challenges of Constructing Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, and East Timor

by Daisaku Higashi

Peacebuilding is a critical issue in world politics. Surprisingly, however, there has not been a full examination of concrete policies and implementation strategies to generate legitimacy in "host states" by...


Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

by Lily Geismer

Don’t Blame Us traces the reorientation of modern liberalism and the Democratic Party away from their roots in labor union halls of northern cities to white-collar professionals in postindustrial high-tech...