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Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

by Melissa V. Harris-Perry

Jezebel's sexual lasciviousness, Mammy's devotion, and Sapphire's outspoken anger—these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest,...


Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda

by Sean Hannity

Barack Obama and his radical team of self-professed socialists, fringe activists, and others are trying to remake the American way of life. They have used their new Democratic majority to launch an alarming...


Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government

by P. J. O'Rourke & Andrew Ferguson

Called "an everyman's guide to Washington" (The New York Times), P. J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American...


Political Systems of Highland Burma: A Study of Kachin Social Structure

by Edmund Ronald Leach

A study of social organization among people living in the Kachin Hills of Burma. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title....


Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

by Parker J. Palmer

Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions

In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it. This timely, courageous...


The Future Once Happened Here: New York, D.C., L.A., and the Fate of America's Big Cities

by Fred Siegel

"In The Future Once Happened Here, Fred Siegel tells an incredible story about the fate of America’s most influential cities: New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Standing as metaphors for America’s...


God in Action: How Faith in God Can Address the Challenges of the World

by Francis Cardinal George

"What if God has his own ways that are not always our ways? What if God acts in public affairs in ways that can, of course, be ignored from day to day but at a price for individuals and whole societies? If God...


Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia: Federal Politics and Public Policy

by Travis Walters

This volume conveys a critique of the mayors of Washington, D.C since 1968 and an analysis of public policies that have confronted D.C. since congress granted limited Home Rule. This analysis of public policy...


Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation

by Walter Mosley

Combining the personal with the political, bestselling writer Walter Mosley draws from his own addictions to explore the forms that oppression takes in our everyday lives.


Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

by Parker J. Palmer

Hope for American democracy in an era of deep divisions

In Healing the Heart of Democracy, Parker J. Palmer quickens our instinct to seek the common good and gives us the tools to do it. This timely, courageous...


Migration Theory: Talking across Disciplines

by Caroline B. Brettell & James F. Hollifield

During the last decade the issue of migration has increased in global prominence and has caused controversy among host countries around the world. To remedy the tendency of scholars to speak only to and from...


Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

by David Bollier

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner


Persecution or Toleration: An Explication of the Locke-Proast Quarrel, 1689-1704

by Adam Wolfson

This book traces, in detail, the complex contours of the Locke-Proast debate over the question of toleration-revealing the radical case John Locke made on behalf of toleration. Arguing against the pro-persecution...


Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies

by Engin F. Isin & Peter Nyers

Citizenship studies is at a crucial moment of globalizing as a field. What used to be mainly a European, North American, and Australian field has now expanded to major contributions featuring scholarship from...


Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era

by Thad Williamson, David Imbroscio & Gar Alperovitz

When pundits refer to the death of community, they are speaking of a number of social ills, which include, but are not limited to, the general increase in isolation and cynicism of our citizens, widespread concerns...


A Call to Heroism: Renewing America's Vision of Greatness

by Peter H. Gibbon & Peter J. Gomes

America is a nation founded on ideals — liberty, justice, and tolerance chief among them — and in A Call to Heroism, Peter Gibbon argues that the heroes we honor are the embodiment of these ideals. Because...


Remapping 'Crisis': A Guide to Athens

by Myrto Tsilimpounidi & Aylwyn Walsh

A taste of austerity, the limits of democracy and the overlooked, untold stories of a country in 'crisis'.


Corporations and Citizenship

by Greg Urban

Assembling scholars from legal studies, business ethics, philosophy, history, political science, and anthropology, Corporations and Citizenship addresses the role of modern for-profit corporations as a distinctive...


Security Unbound: Enacting Democratic Limits

by Jef Huysmans

Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerous areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbours,...


Power in a Complex Global System

by Louis W. Pauly & Bruce W. Jentleson

Can twenty-first century global challenges be met through the limited adaptation of existing political institutions and prevailing systemic norms, or is a more fundamental reconstitution of governing authority...