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Uncertain Transition: Ethnographies of Change in the Postsocialist World

by Michael Burawoy

The ethnographies collected here offer a surprising and compelling picture of change in Russia and Eastern Europe found in no other book to date. The collection brings together a wide-ranging group of authors...


Libertarianism: For and Against

by Craig Duncan, Tibor R. Machan & Martha Nussbaum

Libertarianism: For and Against offers dueling perspectives on the scope of legitimate government. Tibor R. Machan, a well-known libertarian philosopher, argues for a minimal government devoted solely to protecting...


The Soul of Civil Society: Voluntary Associations and the Public Value of Moral Habits

by Don Eberly & Ryan Streeter

Americans care about the public value of moral habits. They like to see virtue rewarded and vice censured, appealing as this does to the nation's deep sense that one's success rests neither in money nor in power...


Israel's Higher Law: Religion and Liberal Democracy in the Jewish State

by Steven V. Mazie

In Israel's Higher Law, Steven V. Mazie sheds new light on the relationship between liberalism and religion through a detailed assessment of the Jewish state. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Israeli citizens,...


Sexual Harassment: A Debate

by Linda LeMoncheck

The question of what constitutes sexual harassment—from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls—is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual...


Marx, Tocqueville, and Race in America: The 'Absolute Democracy' or 'Defiled Republic'

by August H., Jr. Nimtz

While Alexis de Tocqueville described America as the 'absolute democracy,' Karl Marx saw the nation as a 'defiled republic' so long as it permitted the enslavement of blacks. August J. Nimtz argues that Marx,...


China in Search of a Harmonious Society

by Guo And Guo

This edited volume examines the new concept of 'building harmonious society' proposed by the Chinese leadership under Hu Jintao, its important implications for the future of Chinese political development, and...


Japan in a Dynamic Asia: Coping with the New Security Challenges

by Yoichiro Sato & Satu Limaye

This collection takes a unique country-by-country approach to examine Japan's relations with individual Asian countries and sub-regions. As Japan's activism increases under the Koizumi administration, Japan...


The Illusion of Public Opinion: Fact and Artifact in American Public Opinion Polls

by George F. Bishop

In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as 'public opinion' in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created...


The Political Economy of International Trade: U.S. Trade Laws, Policy, and Social Cost

by Jae Wan Chung

As both trade deficits and fiscal deficits steadily increased during the 1980s in the U.S., free trade has not stood without its share of suffering. Chung investigates American trade policy from the perspectives...


The Future of Identity: Centennial Reflections on the Legacy of Erik Erikson

by Kenneth Hoover

Erik Erikson's lifetime of clinical and interdisciplinary work on human development centered on the formation and maintenance of identity among people of diverse backgrounds. In this volume key scholars of identity...


The Political Theory of a Compound Republic: Designing the American Experiment

by Vincent Ostrom & Barbara Allen

The Political Theory of a Compound Republic presents the essential logic of James Madison and Alexander Hamilton's design of limited, distributed, constitutional authority proposed inThe Federalist. Two revised...


Iconic Events: Media, Politics, and Power in Retelling History

by Patricia Leavy

Iconic Events explores the social forces that have shaped the meanings around and enduring significance of events that have captured the public's imagination, including: Titanic, Pearl Harbor, Columbine, and...


The Practices of Global Citizenship

by Hans Schattle

What is global citizenship, exactly? Are we all global citizens? In The Practices of Global Citizenship, Hans Schattle provides a detailed and vivid account of how the term "global citizenship" has been interpreted...


Champions of a Free Society: Ideas of Capitalism's Philosophers and Economists

by Edward Wayne Younkins

This book is written for individuals who want to learn about the philosophical foundations of political and economic freedom. It is an introduction and a guide to the principal theoretical ideas on liberty produced...


Maryland Politics and Political Communication, 1950-2005

by Theodore F. Sheckels

Maryland Politics and Political Communication, 1950-2005 is not a survey of all that occurred between 1950 and 2005. Rather, this book focuses on a set of interesting political events in which communication...


The Louisiana Purchase and American Expansion, 1803-1898

by Bartholomew Sparrow, Sanford Levinson & H. W. Brands

In this long overdue collection, Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew Sparrow bring together noted scholars in American history, constitutional law, and political science to examine the role that the Louisiana Purchase...


Immigration the World Over: Statutes, Policies, and Practices

by Rita J. Simon & James P. Lynch

Examines immigration statutes and policies and the societal reactions to immigrants in seven industrialized nations.


Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

by Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple argues that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values, one that is continually reinforced by an elite culture searching for victims.


The Just War Myth: The Moral Illusions of War

by Andrew Fiala

As war continues to be a primary topic in public debate, Andrew Fiala in The Just War Myth critically examines the concept of just war, arguing that actual wars never live up to the ideals of just war theory....