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Shaping the Humanitarian World

by Daniel G. Maxwell & Peter Walker

Providing a critical introduction to the notion of humanitarianism in global politics, tracing the concept from its origins to the twenty-first century, this book examines how the so called international community...


The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East

by Marc Lynch

Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve?...


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...


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


That Option No Longer Exists: Britain 1974-76

by John Medhurst

The 1970s in Britain were years of immense social, cultural and political liberation aborted by a right-wing counter revolution.


The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It

by John W. Dean

Based on Nixon’s overlooked recordings, New York Times bestselling author John W. Dean connects the dots between what we’ve come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened

 

Watergate forever changed...


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...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

The subject of this Essay is not the so-called Liberty of the Will, so unfortunately opposed to the misnamed doctrine of Philosophical Necessity; but Civil, or Social Liberty: the nature and limits of the power...


Radical Future Pasts: Untimely Political Theory

by Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt & George Shulman

Written by both well-established and rising scholars, Radical Future Pasts seeks to open up new possibilities for theoretical inquiries and engagements with practical political struggles. Unlike conventional...


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...


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...


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...