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Henry L. Stimson: The First Wise Man

by David F. Schmitz

The twentieth century witnessed the rise of the United States as the preeminent player on the world stage. While many individuals were responsible for the American ascension, few have left a larger legacy in...


New Immigrants, Changing Communities: Best Practices for a Better America

by Elzbieta M. Gozdziak & Micah N. Bump

This handbook provides a review of promising practices and strategies facilitating immigrant integration, especially in new settlement areas. The purpose of this handbook is to foster a constructive approach...


Places and Politics in an Age of Globalization

by Roxann Prazniak, Arif Dirlik & John Brown Childs

This unique work opens a field of inquiry around place-based critiques of global capital as it focuses on the interactions between local issues and international financial flows. Framing their discussions around...


Thinking History, Fighting Evil: Neoconservatives and the Perils of Analogy in American Politics

by David B. MacDonald

This accessible study critiques the rise of a new exceptionalism: a victim-centered nationalism promoted by American conservatives since the 1980s, borrowing imagery and vocabulary from the civil rights era...


In Praise of Ageing

by Patricia Edgar

Retirement is not the time to cut all ties and head off to live in a warm climate but rather to ask: Who do I want to be near? How will my relationships be reaffirmed? What do I care about? What can I create...


Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Elisee Reclus

by Élisée Reclus, John Clark & Camille Martin

The first comprehensive introduction to the thought of Elisée Reclus, the great anarchist geographer and political theorist, Anarchy, Geography, Modernity presents his groundbreaking critique of all forms of...


Armed Drones and the Ethics of War: Military Virtue in a Post-Heroic Age

by Christian Enemark

This book assesses the ethical implications of using armed unmanned aerial vehicles ('hunter-killer drones') in contemporary conflicts.

The American way of war is trending away from the heroic and towards the...


Religion and the Realist Tradition

by Jodok Troy

This volume picks up a rather uninvested field of international relations theory: the influence of religion on Realism as well as the power of Realism to address religious issues in world politics. Although...


Islamic Fundamentalism

by Beverley Milton-Edwards

Featuring a brand new examination of Islamic fundamentalism in the wake of the Arab Spring, this fully revised and updated second edition of Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945 analyzes the roots and emergence...


India's Human Security: Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges

by Jason Miklian & Ashild Kolas

India's explosive economic growth and emerging power status make it a key country of interest for policymakers, researchers and scholars within South Asia and around the world. But while many of India's threats...


International Human Rights 2nd Edition

by Michael Haas

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to international human rights: international human rights law, why international human rights have increasingly risen to world prominence, what is being done about...


The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

by Jonas Wolff, Hans-Joachim Spanger & Hans-Jürgen Puhle

Though scholarly attention to democracy promotion is increasing, there is still little comparative and theoretically-based work on the protagonists of democracy promotion. This book investigates the motives...


Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences: The State of the Art

by David Byrne & Gillian Callaghan

In four parts, this book seeks to establish 'the state of the art' of complexity-informed social science as it stands now, examining: the key issues in complexity theory; the implications of complexity theory...


More Liberty Means Less Government: Our Founders Knew This Well

by Walter E. Williams

In this collection of thoughtful, hard-hitting essays, Walter E. Williams once again takes on the left wing's most sacred cows with provocative insights, brutal candor, and an uncompromising reverence for personal...


The Flat Tax

by Robert E. Hall & Alvin Rabushka

This new and updated edition of The Flat Tax—called "the bible of the flat tax movement" by Forbes—explains what's wrong with our present tax system and offers a practical alternative. Hall and Rabushka set...


National Health Policy: What Role for Government?

by Isaac Erlich

Many papers included in this volume express skepticism regarding both the diagnosis of the American health system as fundamentally ailing and the prescription of greater public intervention in the financing...


Why Government Is the Problem

by Milton Friedman

Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people,...


Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged, and Worsened the Financial Crisis

by John B. Taylor

In this concise volume, leading economist John B. Taylor offers empirical research to explain what caused the current financial crisis, what prolonged it, and what dramatically worsened it more than a year after...


Corn Ethanol: Who Pays? Who Benefits?

by Ken G. Glozer

The author documents the political history of federal corn ethanol policy, showing how it has evolved from 1977 through 2008. He then offers an in-depth, fact-based look at the major assertions made by the advocates...


The Case Against the Employee Free Choice ACT

by Richard A. Epstein

With the Obama administration in the White House and an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress, passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) appears likely. But it can and should be stopped if at all possible,...