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Politics and Rhetoric: A Critical Introduction

by James Martin

Rhetoric is the art of speech and persuasion, the study of argument and, in Classical times, an essential component in the education of the citizen. For rhetoricians, politics is a skill to be performed and...


Re-Imagining Humane Governance

by Richard Falk

In this important and path-breaking book, esteemed scholar and public intellectual Richard Falk explores how we can re-imagine the system of global governance to make it more ethical and humane.

Divided into...


If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities

by Barber Benjamin R.

In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time—climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people—the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big,...


The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen

by Neal Leavitt

This book describes the foreign policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen while building up towards a policy recommendation. By redirecting some military spending to development goals, the core needs of more civilians...


Politics on a Human Scale: The American Tradition of Decentralism

by Jeff Taylor

In Politics on a Human Scale, Jeff Taylor examines political decentralization in the United States, including agrarianism, states’ rights, the abandonment of the decentralist impulse by the national leadership...


Endangered Private Practice: Surviving Health Care Reform

by Ronald R. Hixson

Endangered Private Practice explains how private practices are being absorbed by the current health care reform movement as a way to control costs, limit access, decrease disparities, and increase quality of...


Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought

by H. Lee, Jr. Cheek, Sean R. Busick & Carey M. Roberts

In 1826 Americans witnessed the spectacle of President John Quincy Adams and Vice-President John C. Calhoun taking to the press to debate the nature of power and liberty under the pseudonyms “Patrick Henry”...


Why States? the Challenge of Federalism

by Matthew Spalding & Eugene Hickok

Everyone knows from childhood civics, or at least from the moment they try to get a driver's license, that this is a nation of states. So what?Federalism is a core component of the infrastructure of freedom....


Reducing Armed Violence with Ngo Governance

by Rodney Bruce Hall

NGOs have proliferated in number and become increasingly influential players in world politics in the past three decades. From the 1970s, with the access of social movements and private NGOs to local and international...


Modern Politics

by C. L. R. James & Noel Ignatiev

Back in print for the first time in 30 years, this volume provides a brilliant and accessible summation of the ideas of left Marxist giant C. L. R. James. Originally delivered in 1960 as a series of lectures...


RCRA Hazardous Wastes Handbook

by Ridgway M., Jr. Hall, Robert C., Jr. Davis & Richard E. Schwartz

This updated edition examines the latest regulatory and judicial developments involving the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and provides a clear, practical explanation of its requirements. New...


Nazi Ideology

by C. M. Vasey

What was the Nationalist Socialist Party (Nazi's)? What did they believe? Where did these beliefs originate? What led them to commit such atrocities and war crimes? This work explores the philosophical and historical...


Approaches to Political Thought

by William L. Richter, Charles J. Cavenee & Lisa V. Binckes

This book focuses on the ways in which major contemporary scholars approach political thought and writing from Plato to the present.


Critical Theory in the Twenty-First Century

by Darrow Schecter

Critical Theory in the Twenty-First Century provides a thorough overview of critical theory, looking at its history and shortfalls.

First, the book explains the developments from the Frankfurt School and from...


Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey

by Ramesh Thakur, Thomas G. Weiss & John Gerard Ruggie

In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions,...


Out of the Cold: The Cold War and Its Legacy

by Michael R. Fitzgerald & Allen Packwood

Featuring first hand accounts by international politicians and diplomats along with analyses by leading scholars, this unique collection of essays provides insights from multiple perspectives to foster better...


Russell Kirk

by John M. Pafford

Russell Kirk is widely regarded as the individual most responsible for the revival of conservative thought in the latter half of the twentieth century. Kirk's conservative philosophy was well-established with...


Changing Role of the Public Intellectual

by Dolan Cummings

Ideas can define and transform society, but how healthy is intellectual life today? In a period when Big Brother refers not to George Orwell but to a reality TV show, and when bright young things are developing...


Redeeming "The Prince": The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece

by Maurizio Viroli

In Redeeming "The Prince," one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition....


America Back on Track

by Senator Edward M. Kennedy

From one of America's most respected progressive voices comes an inspiring vision of reform and renewal

In a Senate career spanning more than four decades, Edward M. Kennedy has become one of the most authoritative...