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The Realism Reader

by Colin Elman & Michael Jensen

The Realism Reader provides broad coverage of a centrally important tradition in the study of foreign policy and international politics. After some years in the doldrums, political realism is again in contention...


Time, Memory, and the Politics of Contingency

by Smita A. Rahman

In recent years, there has been an increased attention to temporality in political theory, and such attention is sorely needed. For too long political theory, with the exception of occasional phenomenological...


American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Race: Multicultural Exorcisms

by Edmund Fong

In contemporary American political culture, claims of American exceptionalism and anxieties over its prospects have resurged as an overarching theme in national political discourse. Yet never very far from such...


The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government

by Markus Dirk Dubber

-- Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto, author of Law's Dream of a Common Knowledge


Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age

by Russell Jacoby

-- Amos Elon, author, The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch, 1743-1933


The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine

by Henry A. Giroux

A sweeping criticism of neoliberalism, public amnesia, inequality, and the rise of an authoritarian surveillance state.


Summary of Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis - Jimmy Carter

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Jimmy Carter in his book “Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis”. This summary offers a concise overview of the...


Summary of Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century - Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. in his book “Nullification, How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century”. This summary offers a...


Tough Choices: Structured Paternalism and the Landscape of Choice

by Sigal R. Ben-Porath

To what extent should government be permitted to intervene in personal choices? In grappling with this question, liberal theory seeks to balance individual liberty with the advancement of collective goals such...


Liberal Loyalty: Freedom, Obligation, and the State

by Anna Stilz

Many political theorists today deny that citizenship can be defended on liberal grounds alone. Cosmopolitans claim that loyalty to a particular state is incompatible with universal liberal principles, which...


The Struggle for America's Promise: Equal Opportunity at the Dawn of Corporate Capital

by Claire Goldstene

In The Struggle for America's Promise, Claire Goldstene seeks to untangle one of the enduring ideals in American history, that of economic opportunity. She explores the varied discourses about its meaning during...


Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order

by G. John Ikenberry

In the second half of the twentieth century, the United States engaged in the most ambitious and far-reaching liberal order building the world had yet seen. This liberal international order has been one of the...


Unreasonable Men

by Michael Wolraich

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Republican Party stood at the brink of an internal civil war. After a devastating financial crisis, furious voters sent a new breed of politician to Washington. These...


Chomsky For Beginners

by David Cogswell & Paul Gordon

Noam Chomsky has written some 30 books, he is one of the most-quoted authors on Earth, The New York Times calls him “arguably the most important intellectual alive” – yet most people have no idea who...


Reform: A Memoir

by Geoffrey Palmer

Politician and law professor Geoffrey Palmer recounts the events and forces that shaped him in this memoir, as well as his many adventures in reforming a wide range of institutions, laws, and policies. Reform...


Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

by Tracy McNulty

Wrestling with the Angel is a meditation on contemporary political, legal, and social theory from a psychoanalytic perspective. It argues for the enabling function of formal and symbolic constraints in sustaining...


Early Greek Lawgivers

by John Lewis

Designed for students and teachers of Ancient History or Classical Civilisation at school and in early university years, this series provides a valuable collection of guides to the history, art, literature,...


Hobbes: Morals and Politics

by D D Raphael & D. D. Raphael

First published in 1977 this book is both expository and critical and concentres on Hobbes' ethical and political theory, but also considering the effect on these of his metaphysics. Updated, with a new preface...


Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals

by Gary Jonathan Bass

International justice has become a crucial part of the ongoing political debates about the future of shattered societies like Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Chile. Why do our governments sometimes display...


Comparative Public Administration

by J.A. Chandler

This accessible introduction to the system of public administration uses a clear, country by country analysis to the contemporary system of public administration and management in a number of significant countries....