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Is the Good Book Good Enough?

by David K. Ryden

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

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...


Crime Control, Politics and Policy: What's Wrong with the Criminal Justice System: Ideology, Politics and the Media)

by Peter K. Benekos & Alida V. Merlo

This book reviews concepts, information and points of view that help to explain the context and constraints of the criminal justice system. The chapters summarize developments in public policy and crime control,...


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...


Balancing Public and Private Health Care Systems: The Sub-Saharan African Experience

by Randolph Quaye

This book explores financing arrangements in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda, introducing scholarship on post-colonial healthcare strategies in Africa during a decade of market-oriented healthcare reform. The author...


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

by David Weiss

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...


A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition

by Alyson Martin & Nushin Rashidian

In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical...


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 Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities

by Soledad O'Brien & Rose Marie Arce

From top CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien comes a highly personal look at her biggest reporting moments from Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the devastating Haiti earthquake,...


Cultural Policy: Management, Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries

by Dave O'Brien

Contemporary society is complex; governed and administered by a range of contradictory policies, practices and techniques. Nowhere are these contradictions more keenly felt than in cultural policy. This book...


His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in The U.S.

by Geraldo Rivera

An account of the Hispanic population?s growth and the changing face of America from world-renowned journalist Geraldo Rivera?now updated with a new Foreword.

Since his infamous confrontation with Bill O?Reilly...


Conventional Idiocy: Why the New America is Sick of Old Politics

by Rick Sanchez

CNN anchor and TV news social media pioneer Rick Sanchez cuts through the bull to fearlessly share what Americans are really thinking.

It's time for the conventional idiots to wake up—because Americans have...


The Politics of Moral Sin: Abortion and Divorce in Spain, Chile and Argentina

by Merike Blofield

This book analyzes the problems that arise when women's rights conflict with the views of conservative organized religion.

Specifically, it addresses the legalization - or lack thereof - of divorce and abortion...


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

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,...


Always Speaking: The Treaty of Waitangi and Public Policy

by Veronica Tawhai & Katarina Gray-Sharp

This is a collection of papers that examine the current place of the Treaty of Watangi in core public policy areas. The authors analyse the tensions and dynamics in the relationship between Maori and the Crown...


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...


Integrated Activism: Applying the Hidden Connections between Ecology, Economics, Politics, and Social Progress

by Alexis Zeigler

How do peak oil, climate change, and the limits of growth affect abortion rights, income equality, and civil liberty? In this impassioned treatise, author and activist Alexis Zeigler reveals the hidden connections...


My Own Church: A Nonbeliever Looks At Post-Christian America

by Thomas Mates

There's a conversation going on between religious and nonreligious people in America, and it isn't going very well. My aim in writing My Own Church was to create a template for a better debate by supplying the...