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Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics: From Daughters of Destiny to Iron Ladies

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo

This project analyzes how political women rhetorically perform—discursively, visually, and physically—their positions of power and how these performances are read, time again, against and with other women...


Universities in Decline: From the Great Society to Today

by Howard J. Wiarda

This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington...


Is the Good Book Good Enough?: Evangelical Perspectives on Public Policy

by David K. Ryden, Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, Francis J. Beckwith & Zachary R. Calo et al.

The book analyzes evangelical Christianity as a comprehensive perspective for understanding the range of contemporary policy issues in America. It finds that evangelicalism can be understood as a distinctive...


Soft Power: China's Emerging Strategy in International Politics

by MINGJIANG LI, Ignatius Wibowo, Xiaohe Cheng Xiaogang Deng & Yong Deng et al.

Soft Power examines China's soft power strategies in international politics. Itattempts to analyze the domestic and international views of China's soft power, the main strengths and weaknesses in China's soft...


Flak-Catchers: One Hundred Years of Riot Commission Politics in America

by Lindsey Lupo

Flak-Catchers explores the ways in which riot commissions-the institutional bodies appointed by an executive in the aftermath of a race riot to determine a riot timeline, investigate causes, and offer prescriptions...


What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God: Religious Communication in Democratic Party Politics

by David Weiss, James T. Petre, Daniel D. Gross & Paul Haridakis et al.

What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God is a collection of essays on the religious communication of members of the Democratic Party, past and present-in office, while campaigning, and in their public...


Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

by Nader Entessar

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East analyzes Kurdish politics in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey and places Kurdish socio-political developments in the context of regional and global politics. The book also explains...


Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes: Serving and Transforming Communities in Times of Economic and Political Constraint

by Paul T. Jaeger, Ursula Gorham, John Carlo Bertot & Lindsay C. Sarin

Over the past thirty years, significant shifts in technology, political ideologies, and policy goals have resulted in an environment in which public libraries face the highest expectations to serve community...


Becoming American: Why Immigration Is Good for Our Nation's Future

by Fariborz Ghadar

For policy makers, business leaders, and American citizens, immigration reform is one of the defining issues of this era. In turns both personal and analytical, remaining factual and well-argued throughout,...


The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union

by Michael Johns

In The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union, Michael Johns looks to intra-EU migration as a way to analyze our understanding issues such as minorities, free movement, and rights. Tracing...


Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America

by John Chandler

John Chandler’s Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America provides insight into the faith-based policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Chandler argues that the faith-based...


English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities

by Lear Matthews

This book discusses the experience of English-speaking immigrants in the United States. Having examined contemporary adjustment concerns of Caribbean immigrants, the authors present research findings, critical...


The Navajo Political Experience

by David E. Wilkins

Native nations, like the Navajo nation, have proven to be remarkably adept at retaining and exercising ever-increasing amounts of self-determination even when faced with powerful external constraints and limited...


The Islam/West Debate: Documents from a Global Debate on Terrorism, U.S. Policy, and the Middle East

by David Blankenhorn, Abdou Filali-Ansary, Hassan I. Mneimneh & Alex Roberts

In 2002, sixty prominent American intellectuals released an open letter defending the use of military force against al-Qa'ida, sparking an impassioned international debate unlike any other, in which jihadists,...


The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and Politics of Place

by Robert D. Bullard

This book brings together key essays that seek to make visible and expand our understanding of the role of government (policies, programs, and investments) in shaping cities and metropolitan regions; the costs...


China in Search of a Harmonious Society

by Guo And Guo

This edited volume examines the new concept of 'building harmonious society' proposed by the Chinese leadership under Hu Jintao, its important implications for the future of Chinese political development, and...


Damned If You Do: Dilemmas of Action in Literature and Popular Culture

by John M. Parrish, Margaret S. Hrezo, Charles Turner & Travis D. Smith et al.

These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient...


Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance

by Shawn Schulenberg, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, Jason Pierceson & Genaro Lozano et al.

This volume sheds light on regional, national, and individual-level factors that have led to major developments for same-sex relationship equality in Latin America and explores institutional, political, and...


Jews, Confucians, and Protestants: Cultural Capital and the End of Multiculturalism

by Lawrence E. Harrison

In Jews, Confucians, and Protestants: Cultural Capital and the End of Multiculturalism, Lawrence E. Harrison takes the politically incorrect stand that not all cultures are created equally. Analyzing the performance...


Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution

by Jeb Bush & Clint Bolick

The immigration debate has challenged our nation since its founding. But today, it divides Americans more stridently than ever, due to a chronic failure of national leadership by both parties. Here at last is...