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Discourses on Violence and Punishment

by Krešimir Petković

This book brings together various discourses concerned with violence and punishment, paying special attention to the extreme variations of these phenomena. Starting from a narrow definition of violence as an...

Maria or the Wrongs of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft

"Maria, or The Wrongs of Woman" is an unfinished novelistic sequel to her revolutionary political treatise "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman". The book is widely considered to be her most radical feminist...

The Declaration of Independence

by Carl Lotus Becker

In this long essay Becker analyzed the structure, drafting, and philosophy of the Declaration. He recognizes that it was not intended as an objective historical statement of the causes of the Revolution, but...

Myth and Reality of the Legitimacy Crisis

by Carolien van Ham, Jacques Thomassen, Kees Aarts & Rudy Andeweg

Theories about the decline of legitimacy or a legitimacy crisis are as old as democracy itself. Yet, representative democracy still exists, and the empirical evidence for a secular decline of political support...

Contemporary Archaeology and the City

by Laura McAtackney & Krysta Ryzewski

Contemporary Archaeology and the City foregrounds the archaeological study of post-industrial and other urban transformations through a diverse, international collection of case studies. Over the past decade...


by Robert E. Tully & Bruce Chilton

Aristotle accurately characterized humans as political animals. Whether through birth or from choice, people naturally cluster into groups for protection, advancement, and the pursuit of well-being. But Aristotle’s...


by Colbert Rhodes

Offering a deep look into the moral uncertainty in the contemporary social sciences and American society, this book explores an in-depth solution. This solution, as articulated by Pitirim A. Sorokin in the 20th...

The Ultimatum of Pleasure

by Arsen Dallakyan & Karlen Dallakyan

This book is dedicated to the research of the “pleasure phenomenon” as the most important factor in individual and socio-cultural development. In a society of mass consumption, pleasure—having turned into...

Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons

by Robin Levi, Ayelet Waldman & Michelle Alexander

Inside This Place, Not of It reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women’s prisons in the United States. In their own words, the thirteen narrators in this book recount their lives...

Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives

by Peter Orner & Luis Urrea

Millions of immigrants risk deportation and imprisonment by living in the US without legal status. They are living underground, with little protection from exploitation at the hands of human smugglers, employers,...

Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated

by Lola Vollen, Dave Eggers & Scott Turow

Surviving Justice presents oral histories of thirteen people from all walks of life, who, through a combination of all-too-common factors—overzealous prosecutors, inept defense lawyers, coercive interrogation...

The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts

by Becca Anderson

Rebels, trailblazers, and visionaries who shaped our history . . . and our future!

International Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Issues

by Sheldon Anderson, Mark Allen Peterson & Stanley W. Toops

This core text is the first to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to international studies. Emphasizing the interconnected nature of history, geography, anthropology, economics, and political science,...

"Can We All Get Along?": Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics

by Paula D. McClain, Jessica Carew & Paula McClain

In a nation built by immigrants and bedeviled by the history and legacy of slavery and discrimination, how do we, as Americans, reconcile a commitment to equality and freedom with persistent inequality and discrimination?...

Theories of the Policy Process

by Christopher M. Weible & Paul A. Sabatier

Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for experts in the most established and widely used theoretical frameworks in policy process research to present the basic propositions, empirical evidence, latest...

Abortion Pills, Test Tube Babies, and Sex Toys

by L. L. Wynn & Angel M. Foster

From Viagra to in vitro fertilization, new technologies are rapidly changing the global face of reproductive health. They are far from neutral: religious, cultural, social, and legal contexts condition their...

The Book of Awesome Women

by Becca Anderson

• 2016 ushers in a new attention to women’s accomplishments with the United State’s first women nominee by a major party for president. This book contains MANY females firsts • Feminism has gotten a...

Latin American Politics and Development

by Harvey F. Kline, Christine J. Wade & Howard J. Wiarda

For over thirty years, Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs and changes in Latin America. Now in its ninth edition, this definitive text has been...

Inequality in America: Race, Poverty, and Fulfilling Democracy's Promise

by Stephen M. Caliendo

Why does inequality have such a hold on American society and public policy? And what can we, as citizens, do about it? Inequality in America takes an in-depth look at race, class and gender-based inequality,...

International Human Rights

by Jack Donnelly & Daniel J. Whelan

International Human Rights examines the ways in which states and other international actors have addressed human rights since the end of World War II. This unique textbook features substantial attention to theory,...