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Unreasonable Men

by Michael Wolraich

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Republican Party stood at the brink of an internal civil war. After a devastating financial crisis, furious voters sent a new breed of politician to Washington. These...


Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

by Alan Patten

Conflicting claims about culture are a familiar refrain of political life in the contemporary world. On one side, majorities seek to fashion the state in their own image, while on the other, cultural minorities...


Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics

by Daniel Stedman Jones

Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan...


Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

by Tracy McNulty

Wrestling with the Angel is a meditation on contemporary political, legal, and social theory from a psychoanalytic perspective. It argues for the enabling function of formal and symbolic constraints in sustaining...


The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State

by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge

From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state

Dysfunctional...


Unlearning with Hannah Arendt

by Marie Luise Knott

Short-listed for the Tractatus Essay Prize, an examination of the innovative strategies Arendt used to achieve intellectual freedom

 

After observing the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt articulated her...


Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency

by Smita A. Rahman

In recent years, there has been an increased attention to temporality in political theory, and such attention is sorely needed. For too long political theory, with the exception of occasional phenomenological...


American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Race: Multicultural Exorcisms

by Edmund Fong

In contemporary American political culture, claims of American exceptionalism and anxieties over its prospects have resurged as an overarching theme in national political discourse. Yet never very far from such...


Reform: A Memoir

by Geoffrey Palmer

Politician and law professor Geoffrey Palmer recounts the events and forces that shaped him in this memoir, as well as his many adventures in reforming a wide range of institutions, laws, and policies. Reform...


The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine

by Henry A. Giroux

A sweeping criticism of neoliberalism, public amnesia, inequality, and the rise of an authoritarian surveillance state.


Liberalism: The Life of an Idea

by Edmund Fawcett

Liberalism dominates today’s politics just as it decisively shaped the past two hundred years of American and European history. Yet there is striking disagreement about what liberalism really means and how...


Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals

by Gary Jonathan Bass

International justice has become a crucial part of the ongoing political debates about the future of shattered societies like Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Chile. Why do our governments sometimes display...


When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda

by Mahmood Mamdani

"When we captured Kigali, we thought we would face criminals in the state; instead, we faced a criminal population." So a political commissar in the Rwanda Patriotic Front reflected after the 1994 massacre of...


The Struggle for America's Promise: Equal Opportunity at the Dawn of Corporate Capital

by Claire Goldstene

In The Struggle for America's Promise, Claire Goldstene seeks to untangle one of the enduring ideals in American history, that of economic opportunity. She explores the varied discourses about its meaning during...


Silent Revolution

by Barry Rubin

Over the past fifty years, a silent revolution has allowed the radical left to seize power to an extent unthinkable only a decade ago. Stranger still, no one has noticed.

Throughout the twentieth century, leftists...


Hobbes: Morals and Politics

by D D Raphael & D. D. Raphael

First published in 1977 this book is both expository and critical and concentres on Hobbes' ethical and political theory, but also considering the effect on these of his metaphysics. Updated, with a new preface...


Comparative Public Administration

by J.A. Chandler

This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis to the contemporary system of public administration and management in a number of significant countries....


The Politics of Bureaucracy: An Introduction to Comparative Public Administration

by B.Guy Peters

Written by a leading authority in the field, this comprehensive exploration of the political and policy-making roles of public bureaucracies is now available in a fully revised sixth edition, offering extensive,...


Theories of International Relations

by Siegfried Schieder & Manuela Spindler

This book is a comprehensive guide to theories of International Relations (IR). Given the limitations of a paradigm-based approach, it sheds light on eighteen theories and new theoretical perspectives in IR...


Jane Austen, Game Theorist

by Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Game theory—the study of how people make choices while interacting with others—is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. But as Michael Chwe reveals in his insightful new book,...