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We the People: The Foundation & Evolution of the U.S. Constitution

by James Madison, Helen M. Campbell, U.S. Congress & Center for Legislative Archives

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings...


The Debate That Made the Constitution of the United States

by James Madison

The Constitutional Convention took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The intention of many of its proponents, chief among them James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, was...


The Evolution of the U.S. Constitution

by James Madison, U.S. Congress , Center for Legislative Archives & Helen M. Campbell

James Madison introduced 12 amendments to the First Congress in 1789. Ten of these would go on to become what we now consider to be the Bill of Rights. One was never passed, while another dealing with Congressional...


The Politics of Virtue

by John Milbank & Adrian Pabst

Contemporary politics is dominated by a liberal creed that champions ‘negative liberty’ and individual happiness. This creed undergirds positions on both the right and the left – free-market capitalism,...


Is there a future for Carbon Capture and Storage in Poland?

by Michal Drabik

The climate is changing, the average temperature on Earth is rising, the EU is concerned and Poland is developing. Despite the fact that the country is trying to make up economically for lost time under Communism,...


The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country

by Richard Nelson

A Chekhovian quartet of plays examining the contemporary American experience.


The Irregularization of Migration in Contemporary Europe: Detention, Deportation, Drowning

by Yolande Jansen, Robin Celikates & Joost de Bloois

This carefully curated collection addresses the intertwined political, legal, cultural, and normative dimensions of the irregularization of migration.


Spaces of Governmentality: Autonomous Migration and the Arab Uprisings

by Martina Tazzioli

This book explores migrants’ movements and struggles taking place in the aftermath of the Arab Revolutions and examines how they impact the European space.


Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century

by Chris Wickham

Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government—the commune—arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into...


Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

by Christopher A. Bail

In July 2010, Terry Jones, the pastor of a small fundamentalist church in Florida, announced plans to burn two hundred Qur’ans on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Though he ended up canceling the...


Contemporary Protest and the Legacy of Dissent

by Stuart Price & Ruth Sanz Sabido

Contemporary Protest and the Legacy of Dissent offers an insight into modern European protest movements, focusing on the strategies, activities, and developments associated with the current wave of public dissent....


The Mexican Transition: Politics, Culture & Democracy in the Twenty-first Century

by Roger Bartra

A political and cultural study of the Mexican transition to democracy.


Wales Says Yes: Devolution and the 2011 Welsh Referendum

by Richard Wyn Jones & Roger Scully

The definitive account of the 2011 Referendum by Wales' two leading political analysts, that will prove as provocative as it is authoritative.


The Darfur Refugees’ Plight

by Anna Praz

The Darfur crisis has left behind a profound legacy of displacement, with some 300,000 refugees camped on the Chadian side of the border and about 2 million displaced internally within Darfur. Despite a reduction...


Revolution to Devolution: Reflections on Welsh Democracy

by Kenneth O. Morgan

This is an integrated range of studies focusing on Wales by a long-established and internationally-recognised academic authority and member of the House of Lords on the advance of democracy and the evolving...


Poverty Ethics and Justice

by Hennie Lötter

We understand poverty a lot better these days than even two decades ago. However, despite attempts by individuals, organizations, and governments, suffering caused by poverty persists on an alarming scale throughout...


The Trouble with Africa

by Robert Calderisi

After years of frustration at the stifling atmosphere of political correctness surrounding discussions of Africa, long time World Bank official Robert Calderisi speaks out. He boldly reveals how most of Africa's...


Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

by Lily Geismer

Don't Blame Us traces the reorientation of modern liberalism and the Democratic Party away from their roots in labor union halls of northern cities to white-collar professionals in postindustrial high-tech suburbs,...


Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

by Wendy J. Schiller & Charles Stewart III

From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people—instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the Seventeenth Amendment...


Pyropolitics: When the World is Ablaze

by Michael Marder

A highly original theory of the political, the book explores the literal and metaphorical flare-ups in political theology, revolutionary thought, radical protests, and global energy production.