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Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations

by Van John Sant, Peter Mauch & Yoneyuki Sugita

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations traces this one hundred and fifty year relationship through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary...


Historical Dictionary of the Green Movement

by Miranda Schreurs & Elim Papadakis

Human beings have been concerned about nature and their place in it for millennia. Disquiet about the consequences of human action on the natural environment date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The efforts...


U.S. vs. Them: Conservatism in the Age of Nuclear Terror

by J. Peter Scoblic

A challenging, clear-eyed, and authoritative history of American conservatism and its grave effect on our country's foreign policy

In this compelling and sometimes alarming analysis, J. Peter Scoblic, executive...


Founding the American Presidency

by Richard J. Ellis

At a time when the institution of the presidency seems in a state of almost permanant crisis, it is particularly important to understand what sort of an institution the framers of the Constitution thought they...


The Founders on God and Government

by Mark D. Hall, Daniel L. Dreisbach & Michael Novak

In The Founders on God and Government, Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, and Jeffry H. Morrison bring together noted scholars to explore the role religion played in the political thoughts and deeds of nine...


Forms of Justice: Critical Perspectives on David Miller's Political Philosophy

by Daniel A. Bell & Avner de-Shalit

A distinguished group of political philosophers takes Miller's theory as a starting point and debates whether justice takes one form or many. Drawing real world implications from theories of justice and examining...


Food and Society: A Sociological Approach

by William C. Whit

The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach, author William C. Whitt attempts to develop...


Radical Cosmopolitics: The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism

by James D. Ingram

While supporting the cosmopolitan pursuit of a world that respects all rights and interests, James D. Ingram believes political theorists have, in their approach to this project, compromised its egalitarian...


Spinoza for Our Time: Politics and Postmodernity

by Antonio Negri, William McCuaig & Rocco Gangle

Antonio Negri, a leading scholar on Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) and his contemporary legacy, offers a straightforward explanation of the philosopher’s elaborate arguments and a persuasive case for his ongoing...


Democracy and Islam in Indonesia

by Mirjam Kunkler & Alfred Stepan

In 1998, Indonesia’s military government collapsed, creating a crisis that many believed would derail its democratic transition. Yet the world’s most populous Muslim country continues to receive high marks...


The Best War Ever: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Mess in Iraq

by Sheldon Rampton & John Stauber

The war in Iraq may be remembered as the point at which the propaganda model perfected in the twentieth century stopped working: the world is too complex, information is too plentiful, and-as events in Iraq...


The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen

by Paul Gordon Lauren

Focusing on the theme of visions seen by those who dreamed of what might be, Lauren explores the dramatic transformation of a world patterned by centuries of human rights abuses into a global community that...


The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation

by Scott D. Reich

Fifty years after John F. Kennedy's death, we find ourselves enmeshed in an era of political division and cynicism, where politicians talk past one another and the spirit of “Ask not what your country can...


The Breakthrough: Human Rights in the 1970s

by Jan Eckel & Samuel Moyn

The Breakthrough is the first collection to examine key developments in both Western and non-Western engagement with human rights in the period between the 1960s and the 1980s.


Nation of Devils: Democratic Leadership and the Problem of Obedience

by Stein Ringen

Oxford University political theorist Stein Ringen offers a thought-provoking meditation on the art of democratic rule: how does a government persuade the people to accept its authority? Every government must...


What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World

by Melissa Rossi

Confused about the news? Slip out of the room when friends talk current events? Now you can keep up with ease and learn to talk like a diplomat.

Among the things you’ll soon be able to slip into everyday conversation:...


Patterns of Constitutional Design: The Role of Citizens and Elites in Constitution-Making

by Jonathan Wheatley & Fernando Mendez

To what extent does the constitution-making process matter? By focusing on three central aspects of constitution-making; the nature of the constitution-making body, how it reaches decisions and the way in which...


Shamanism and Violence: Power, Repression and Suffering in Indigenous Religious Conflicts

by Diana Riboli & Davide Torri

Proposing a new theoretical framework, this book explores Shamanism’s links with violence from a global perspective. Contributors, renowned anthropologists and authorities in the field, draw on their research...


Practical Social Work Ethics: Complex Dilemmas Within Applied Social Care

by Malcolm Carey & Lorraine Green

This is the first text of its kind to deal exclusively with applied social work ethics. It focuses on an eclectic mix of difficult moral questions or issues encountered in much modern day practice. It is therefore...


Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire

by Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri

In their international bestseller Empire, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri presented a grand unified vision of a world in which the old forms of imperialism are no longer effective. But what of Empire in an age...