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Social Justice in the Liberal State

by Bruce Ackerman

This essay has taken up much of my time, and more of my energy, for the past ten years. It has been impossible to be my friend during this period without enduring countless conversations and scribblings devoted...


Security and Profit in China's Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk

by Oystein Tunsjo

China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies for managing the international petroleum market, maintaining a favorable energy mix, pursuing overseas equity oil production, building a state-owned tanker...


Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

by Robert Egnell, David H. Ucko & Colin Gray

The British military confronted significant challenges during the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Adhering to the principles and doctrines of previous campaigns, they failed to prevent Basra and Helmand from...


Contemporary Japanese Politics: Institutional Changes and Power Shifts

by Tomohito Shinoda

Decentralized policy-making power in Japan had developed under the long reign of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). In the1990s, institutional changes were introduced, fundamentally altering Japan’s modern...


African American Children and Families in Child Welfare: Cultural Adaptation of Services

by Ramona Denby & Carla M. Curtis

This text proposes corrective action to improve the institutional care of African American children and their families, calling attention to the specific needs of this population and the historical, social,...


Are the Lips a Grave?: A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex

by Lynne Huffer

Lynne Huffer’s ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She...


Front Porch Politics

by Michael Stewart Foley

An on-the-ground history of ordinary Americans who took to the streets when political issues became personal

The 1960s are widely seen as the high tide of political activism in the United States. According to...


The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

by Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era, an international authority on artificial intelligence, and one of our greatest living visionaries. Now he offers a framework...


Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000

by Adam Fairclough

From the end of postwar Reconstruction in the South to an analysis of the rise and fall of Black Power, acclaimed historian Adam Fairclough presents a straightforward synthesis of the century-long struggle of...


Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident

by Bill Ayers

In this sequel to Fugitive Days, Ayers charts his life after the Weather Underground, when he becomes the GOP’s flaunted “domestic terrorist,” a “public enemy.”

 

Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by...


Murder in Italy: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, and the Murder Trial that Shocked the World

by Candace Dempsey

The true story behind the notorious international murder--updated to cover Amanda Knox's acquittal.

In Perugia, Italy, on November 2, 2007, police discovered the body of a British college student stabbed to...


The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy: How Foreign Nations and International Organizations Influence U.S. Policy

by Wesley Kendall & Joseph M. Siracusa

The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy analyzes the institutional response to specific forms of foreign intervention and influence such as consular intervention, international litigation, and extradition negotiation....


Language and State: An Inquiry into the Progress of Civilization

by Xing Yu

This book argues that a primitive society is formed on the basis of kinship ties while a civilized society is formed on the basis of language. Yu presents a new theory about the importance of language in the...


The Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today

by Andrew J. Cherlin

The Marriage-Go-Round illuminates the shifting nature of America's most cherished social institution and explains its striking differences from marriage in other Western countries.

Andrew J. Cherlin's three...


Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

by Joel Best

Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Is methamphetamine our number one drug...


Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir

by Neil Nakadate

During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the U.S. government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three...


The War Game: Studies of the New Civilian Militarists

by Irving Louis Horowitz & Howard G. Schneiderman

This book raises questions about the role of civilians in public policy making, with particular emphasis on military policy. This edition includes a thoughtful new introduction by Howard Schneiderman, as well...


Race, Gender, and Identity: A Social Science Comparative Analysis of Africana Culture

by Jr., James L. Conyers

This volume examines race, gender, and identity in African American culture. As with previous volumes in the series, these collected essays provide a social science and interdisciplinary framework for the exploration...


Film, Nihilism and the Restoration of Belief

by Darren Ambrose

This book explores the possibility that cinema can challenge our contemporary nihilism and restore belief in new transformative possibilities for life.


Far/Aim 2014: Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual

by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Adhering to a reputation for excellence, this latest combo edition of apropos parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the full Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) has been fully updated and indexed...