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The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and Politics of Place

by Robert D. Bullard

This book brings together key essays that seek to make visible and expand our understanding of the role of government (policies, programs, and investments) in shaping cities and metropolitan regions; the costs...


The Uprooted: Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration

by Susan F. Martin, Patricia Weiss Fagen & Kari M. Jorgensen

The Uprooted is the first volume to methodically examine the progress and persistent shortcomings of the current humanitarian regime. The authors, all experts in the field of forced migration, describe the organizational,...


Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia

by Edward Kissi

Revolution and Genocide in Ethiopia and Cambodia is the first comparative study of the Ethiopian and Cambodian revolutions of the early 1970s. One of the few comparative studies of genocide in the Third World,...


Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations: Methodology in the Study of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution

by Zeev Maoz, Alex Mintz & Clifton T. Morgan

Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations provides a uniquely valuable view of current approaches and findings in conflict studies. While expanding our knowledge of particular conflicts, from the...


Border Crossings: Toward a Comparative Political Theory

by Fred Dallmayr

Comparative political theory is at best an embryonic and marginalized endeavor. As practiced in most Western universities, the study of political theory generally involves a rehearsal of the canon of Western...


Aid Effectiveness in Africa: Developing Trust between Donors and Governments

by Phyllis R. Pomerantz

A significant contribution to the ongoing debate on aid effectiveness, this work examines the extent to which trust is present in today's aid relationships. Pomerantz offers valuable recommendations, learned...


Mosh the Polls: Youth Voters, Popular Culture, and Democratic Engagement

by Brian Cogan

The purpose of this book is to undertake an analysis from a variety of scholarly standpoints of the innovative ways in which both the political process and the entertainment industry appeal to voters under 30...


Race and Reconciliation: Redressing Wounds of Injustice

by John B. Hatch & Aaron David Gresson III

Hatch develops a robust rhetorical theory of reconciliation and applies it to contemporary national and global efforts to redress the racialized wounds and injustices created by slavery. What emerges from this...


Legislating Without Experience: Case Studies in State Legislative Term Limits

by John C. Green, Rick Farmer & Christopher Z. Mooney

Legislating Without Experience provides an in-depth analysis of individual states experiencing state legislative term limits as well as apples-to-apples comparisons with states that are untermed. It is a valuable...


Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity

by Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Iranian Revolution represented to intellectuals and professionals the potential of spiritual values to triumph over the great power of economic imperialism. Yet out of this revolution has emerged an identity...


Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking

by Colton C. Campbell & John F., Jr. Stack

The Supreme Court is frequently portrayed as an isolated entity void of politics that reaches judgments by some unseen and unknowable logic. At the same time, Congress is cast as a singularly political enterprise...


From the Center to the Edge: The Politics and Policies of the Clinton Presidency

by William C. Berman

From the Center to the Edge is the first historical interpretation of the politics and public policies of the Clinton administration. Eminent political historian William C. Berman describes in penetrating detail...


Conundrum: Why Every Government Gets Things Wrong - And What We Can Do About It

by Richard Bacon & Christopher Hope

Government failure is affecting everyone. The single mum worried sick by a tax credit demand from HMRC to ‘repay’ thousands of pounds she never received; the family whose holiday was ruined because the Passport...


The Value of Violence

by Benjamin Ginsberg

This provocative thesis calls violence the driving force not just of war, but of politics and even social stability.

 

     Though violence is commonly deplored, political scientist Ginsberg argues that...


A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, And American Culture

by Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn was without question one of the most influential journalists of his generation, whose writing stems from the best tradition of Mark Twain, H.L. Menchken and Tom Paine. Colossal Wreck, his...


The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age

by Daniel A. Bell & Avner de-Shalit

Cities shape the lives and outlooks of billions of people, yet they have been overshadowed in contemporary political thought by nation-states, identity groups, and concepts like justice and freedom. The Spirit...


Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power

by Xuetong Yan, Daniel A. Bell & Sun Zhe

The rise of China could be the most important political development of the twenty-first century. What will China look like in the future? What should it look like? And what will China's rise mean for the rest...


State of the Union: A Century of American Labor

by Nelson Lichtenstein

In a fresh and timely reinterpretation, Nelson Lichtenstein examines how trade unionism has waxed and waned in the nation's political and moral imagination, among both devoted partisans and intransigent foes....


Bush Must Go

by Press Bill

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


China's Uncertain Future

by Jean-Luc Domenach & George Holoch

Based on his experience as a scholar and diplomat stationed in China, Jean-Luc Domenach consults a wealth of archival and recent materials to examine China’s contemporary and future place in the world. A sympathetic...