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China's Deep Reform: Domestic Politics in Transition

by Lowell Dittmer & Guoli Liu

This reader offers the most comprehensive assessment of Chinese domestic politics available by bringing together the best recent scholarship in the field. The anthology focuses on the origin, content, and significance...


Communication in China: Political Economy, Power, and Conflict

by Yuezhi Zhao

This authoritative study explores China's rapidly evolving polity, economy, and society through the prism of its communication system. Yuezhi Zhao offers a multifaceted, interdisciplinary analysis of communication...


Marxism: For and Against

by Robert L. Heilbroner

"Genuinely open-minded and inquiring. . . .it intelligently summarizes and shrewdly questions four central topics of Marxist thought—the dialectical approach to philosophy, the materialist interpretation of...


Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb

by Albert Einstein, David E. Rowe & Robert Schulmann

The most famous scientist of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein was also one of the century's most outspoken political activists. Deeply engaged with the events of his tumultuous times, from the two world...


How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Protests, Graffiti & Political Mischief-Making from Across Australia

by Iain McIntyre & Andrew Hansen

Exploring Australia’s radical past through more than 300 images and 500 stories of social activism, this book reveals a hidden inspirational history through Indigenous resistance, convict revolts, student...


State Capitalism and World Revolution

by C. L. R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya & Grace Lee Boggs

Originally published in 1950, this analysis by three respected activists successfully predicted the future course of Marxism. Their revolutionary critique of industrial civilization possessed a striking originality...


A Wall of Separation?: Debating the Public Role of Religion

by Mary Segers, Ted G. Jelen & Clarke E. Cochran

Should the wall of separation between church and state be permeable or inviolable? This question has been hotly contested since the nation's founding and contentious debates persist today. With a collection...


Beyond the Gateway: Immigrants in a Changing America

by Susan F. Martin & Elzbieta M. Gozdziak

A small but growing number of immigrants today are moving into new settlement areas, such as Winchester, Va., Greensboro, N.C., and Salt Lake City, Utah, that lack a tradition of accepting newcomers. Just as...


Archaeology as a Tool of Civic Engagement

by Barbara J. Little & Paul A. Shackel

Little and Shackel use case studies from different regions across the world to challenge archaeologists to create an ethical public archaeology that is concerned not just with the management of cultural resources,...


Black Churches and Local Politics: Clergy Influence, Organizational Partnerships, and Civic Empowerment

by Drew R. Smith & Fredrick C. Harris

This edited collection on black churches and urban politics uses case studies of ten cities to examine the strategies and tactics of activists, black clergy, and congregations. These case studies illustrate...


Building States without Society: European Union Enlargement and the Transfer of EU Social Policy to Poland and Hungary

by Beate Sissenich

Focusing on the 2004 enlargement of the European Union, Building States without Society highlights the real limits of cross-national rule transfer even when power is uneven between rule-makers and rule-takers....


An Institutional Framework for Policymaking: Planning and Population Dispersal in Israel

by Matt Evans

Dr. Matt Evans utilizes previous characterizations of institutions to analyze the framework affecting policymaking and the tools used for policy implementation. In examining the effect of institutional change...


Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities throughout the World

by Raquel Pinderhughes

Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human...


American Catholics and Civic Engagement: A Distinctive Voice

by Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, W Shepherdson Abell & Peter Steinfels

Sheed & Ward proudly presents the first of two volumes in a groundbreaking series called American Catholics in the Public Square. The result of a three-year study sponsored by Pew aimed at understanding the...


How Rivalries End

by Karen Rasler, William R. Thompson & Sumit Ganguly

Examining political hot spots stretching from Egypt and Israel to North and South Korea, How Rivalries End builds an original theory from patterns in successful conflict resolutions and reveals the key factors...


Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries

by Michael Tomz

How does cooperation emerge in a condition of international anarchy? Michael Tomz sheds new light on this fundamental question through a study of international debt across three centuries. Tomz develops a reputational...


A Detailed Analysis of the Constitution

by Edward F. Cooke

The Constitution of the United States and its amendments are clearly explained phrase-by-phrase in this revised edition. Through instantaneous communication by audio and visual mass media, contemporary American...


Green Ribbons and Turbans: Young Iranians Against the Mullahs

by Armin Arefi & Joanna Oseman

During the last presidential election in Iran, nonviolent protestors defied the mullahs’ power by wearing green ribbons on their wrists. In June of 2009, the inhabitants of Tehran were living underground to...


Thomas Paine on Liberty: Including Common Sense and Other Writings

by Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine is most famous for writing Common Sense, a pamphlet distributed during the American Revolution advocating for colonial America’s independence from Great Britain. Now, collected here in a beautiful...


DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell

DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans uncovers the truth about how corporations have bought the American electoral and legislative process through the power of lobbyists, campaign contributions and political action committees....