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Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln and the Election of 1864

by David Alan Johnson

In the summer of 1864, the American Civil War had been dragging on for over three years with no end in sight. Things had not gone well for the Union, and the public blamed the president for the stalemate against...


Karl Marx

by Michael Evans

First published in 1975, this book provides an interpretative introduction to the political thought of Karl Marx. The approach is both historical and analytical, with emphasis placed on developments and changes...


Theories of Democracy: A Reader

by Thomas C. Conte, Ronald J. Terchek & John Locke

Theories of Democracy builds on Robert Dahl's observation that there is no single theory of democracy; only theories. In this anthology, Ronald J. Terchek and Thomas C. Conte have brilliantly assembled the works...


Of Critical Theory and Its Theorists

by Stephen Eric Bronner

Of Critical Theory and its Theorists is an intelligent , accessible overview of the entire Critical Theory Tradition, written by one of the leading experts on the subject. Filled with original insights and valuable...


The Federalization of Spain

by Luis Moreno

Traces the origins of the complex system of devolution and regional home rule that currently shapes and directs the Spanish political process.


Globalization and Money: A Global South Perspective

by Supriya Singh

Globalization and Money explores how men and women, particularly the poor and the unbanked in the global South, use money in ways that empower themselves and their families. Supriya Singh argues that money as...


The Progressive Revolution: Liberal Fascism through the Ages, Vol. II: 2009 Writings

by Ellis Washington

These volumes chronicle both the historical significance and political deconstruction that the Progressive Age has continuously perpetrated against society, even to this day. These collected essays, articles,...


The Ruling Ideas: Bourgeois Political Concepts

by Amy E. Wendling

The concepts that organize our thinking wield, by virtue of this fact, a great deal of political power. This book looks at five concepts whose dominion has increased, steadily, during the bourgeois period of...


Mobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics

by Ricardo Ramírez

The growth of the Latino population is the most significant demographic shift in the United States today. Yet growth alone cannot explain this population's increasing impact on the electorate; nor can a parsing...


International Fascism, 1919-45

by Robert Mallett & Gert Sorensen

The essays that comprise this study of 20th-century fascism shift the focus away from the German and Italian models and towards the influence of fascist ideology within other countries.


Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

by Mark Ledwidge, Kevern Verney & Inderjeet Parmar

The 2008 presidential election was celebrated around the world as a seminal moment in U.S. political and racial history. White liberals and other progressives framed the election through the prism of change,...


Politics and Rhetoric: A Critical Introduction

by James Martin

Rhetoric is the art of speech and persuasion, the study of argument and, in Classical times, an essential component in the education of the citizen. For rhetoricians, politics is a skill to be performed and...


Re-Imagining Humane Governance

by Richard Falk

In this important and path-breaking book, esteemed scholar and public intellectual Richard Falk explores how we can re-imagine the system of global governance to make it more ethical and humane.

Divided into...


If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities

by Barber Benjamin R.

In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time—climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people—the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big,...


The Foreign Policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen

by Neal Leavitt

This book describes the foreign policy of John Rawls and Amartya Sen while building up towards a policy recommendation. By redirecting some military spending to development goals, the core needs of more civilians...


Politics on a Human Scale: The American Tradition of Decentralism

by Jeff Taylor

In Politics on a Human Scale, Jeff Taylor examines political decentralization in the United States, including agrarianism, states’ rights, the abandonment of the decentralist impulse by the national leadership...


Endangered Private Practice: Surviving Health Care Reform

by Ronald R. Hixson

Endangered Private Practice explains how private practices are being absorbed by the current health care reform movement as a way to control costs, limit access, decrease disparities, and increase quality of...


Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought

by H. Lee, Jr. Cheek, Sean R. Busick & Carey M. Roberts

In 1826 Americans witnessed the spectacle of President John Quincy Adams and Vice-President John C. Calhoun taking to the press to debate the nature of power and liberty under the pseudonyms “Patrick Henry”...


Why States? the Challenge of Federalism

by Matthew Spalding & Eugene Hickok

Everyone knows from childhood civics, or at least from the moment they try to get a driver's license, that this is a nation of states. So what?Federalism is a core component of the infrastructure of freedom....


Reducing Armed Violence with Ngo Governance

by Rodney Bruce Hall

NGOs have proliferated in number and become increasingly influential players in world politics in the past three decades. From the 1970s, with the access of social movements and private NGOs to local and international...