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Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy

by Erik J. Engstrom

Erik J. Engstrom offers a historical perspective on the effects of gerrymandering on elections and party control of the U.S. national legislature. Aside from the requirements that districts be continuous and,...


Let's Stop Beating Around the Bush: More Political Subversion from Jim Hightower

by Jim Hightower

America in 2004 is color coded—and it’s not just a matter of red, white, and blue. The terror alert bounces from yellow to orange. The economy offers up a hundred shades of red ink. The environment is turning...


Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire--Two Evolutionary Psychologist

by Alan S. Miller & Satoshi Kanazawa

Now available in paperback?a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior ?as disturbing [as it is] fascinating? (Publishers Weekly).

Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers...


The Unarmed Truth: My Fight to Blow the Whistle and Expose Fast and Furious

by John Dodson

After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, John Dodson pulled bodies out of the wreckage at the Pentagon. In 2007, following the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech, John Dodson walked through the classrooms,...


Co-ed Combat: The New Evidence That Women Shouldn't Fight the Nation's Wars

by Kingsley Browne

A scholar makes a definitive, controversial argument against women in combat 

More than 155,000 female troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002. And more than seventy of those women have...


Migrants and the Courts: A Century of Trial and Error?

by Geoffrey Care

Written from the perspective of a leading immigration judge, this book examines how states resolve disputes with migrants. The chapters reflect on changes in the laws and rules of migration on an international...


The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy

by John Davis

The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw examines a range of successful and unsuccessful protest strategies and counter revolutionary tactics employed by protestors and autocratic regimes. Contributors explore the reactions...


Eu Policies in a Global Perspective: Shaping or Taking International Regimes?

by Gerda Falkner & Patrick Müller

Recent decades have seen a rise in the significance of governance layers beyond the nation state and even Europe. Nonetheless, few efforts have been made thus far to systematically examine the EU's interaction...


Law Morality and International Armed Intervention: The United Nations and Ecowas in Liberia: The United Nations and Ecowas

by Mourtada Deme

International law is often manipulated in the debate about humanitarian intervention. The Liberian case provides an opportunity to challenge the UN and The Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS')...


ASEAN and the Security of South-East Asia

by Michael Leifer

Problems of internal and external security in South-East Asia have persisted as one set of competing global alignments has been succeeded by another, with major impact on regional relationships. This book, first...


A Citizen's Guide to American Foreign Policy: Tragic Choices and the Limits of Rationality

by David Patrick Houghton

American foreign policy often looks like a trail of man-made debris and disaster. Of course, the explanations for many poorly-made decisions are rather complex. In this brief and cogent analysis, Houghton shows...


Controlling Small Arms: Consolidation, Innovation and Relevance in Research and Policy

by Peter Batchelor & Kai Michael Kenkel

This edited volume takes stock of the state of research and policy on the issue of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), ten years after the UN first agreed to deal with the problem.

The end of the Cold War originated...


Historical Tales and National Identity: An introduction to narrative social psychology

by János László

Social psychologists argue that people's past weighs on their present. Consistent with this view, Historical Tales and National Identity outlines a theory and a methodology which provide tools for better understanding...


United States - Africa Security Relations: Terrorism, Regional Security and National Interests

by Kelechi A. Kalu & George Klay Kieh

United States-Africa relations have experienced four major cycles. The first cycle was during the Cold War(1960-1990). During this period, the U.S. developed a one-sided relationship with various African states...


Memory and Trauma in International Relations: Theories, Cases and Debates

by Erica Resende & Dovile Budryte

This work seeks to provide a comprehensive and accessible survey of the international dimension of trauma and memory and its manifestations in various cultural contexts.

Drawing together contributions and case...


Democracy in Eastern Asia: Issues, Problems and Challenges in a Region of Diversity

by Edmund S. K. Fung & Steven Drakeley

With the 'Asian Century' now upon us, bringing with it many profound economic and political changes to the world order, it is very timely to assess the state of democracy in the Asian region. Focusing on Eastern...


Gender Politics in Global Governance

by Mary K. Meyer & Elisabeth Prügl

This volume draws together a wide range of exciting new research that looks at the gendered nature of the institutions, practices, and discourses of global governance.


The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London

by Steve Moysey

Learn the story of the infamous 1975 standoff between the London Police and the IRA

The Road to Balcombe Street: The IRA Reign of Terror in London is the highly detailed account and analysis of law enforcement...


Women Navigating Globalization: Feminist Approaches to Development

by Jana Everett & Sue Ellen M. Charlton

This up-to-date text offers a clear and cogent introduction to women in development. Assessing the global structures and processes that impede or support the empowerment of women, Jana Everett and Sue Ellen...


Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance

by Jessica F. Green

Rethinking Private Authority examines the role of non-state actors in global environmental politics, arguing that a fuller understanding of their role requires a new way of conceptualizing private authority....