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Only in Chicago: How the Rod Blagojevich Scandal Engulfed Illinois; Embroiled Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, and Jesse Jackson, Jr.; and Enthralled the N

by Natasha Korecki

"As the circus of the Blagojevich saga unfolded, Natasha Korecki was right at the center.... It was a seriocomedy suited to her enterprise and imagination, and she’s the one to write the book." —Roger Ebert...

Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago's 99%

by Kari Lydersen

Lydersen lambasts Chicago's nationally recognized mayor for his obedient endorsement of the devastating austerity agenda set forth by the one-percent.

Managing America's Small Communities: People, Politics, and Performance

by David H. Folz & Edward P. French

In their book, Managing America's Small Communities, David Folz and P. Edward French examine the relevant trends, executive behavior, service quality, and service performance measurement in small communities....

Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir from the Busing Era

by Lawrence S. DiCara & Chris Black

This book tells the personal and political story of Larry DiCara, the youngest person ever elected to the Boston City Council. In this memoir, he offers an insider’s perspective on the decade of turmoil of...

Race Rules: Electoral Politics in New Orleans, 1965-2006

by Baodong Liu & James M. Vanderleeuw

Race Rules examines electoral politics over forty years, up to the present day. Liu and Vanderleeuw show that an understanding of New Orleans politics must start with the city's racial composition and must be...

Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy

by Thomas J. Vicino

In fear of becoming havens for illegal immigrants, numerous local communities adopted and implemented their own immigration laws during the 2000s. Suburban Crossroads chronicles the debates and policy responses...

Transforming San Antonio: An Insider's View to the AT&T Arena, Toyota, the PGA Village, and the Riverwalk Extension

by Nelson W. Wolff & Henry Cisneros

San Antonio boasts one of the country’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions, thanks to visionary personalities, key politicians, a vibrant citizenry, and a bit of luck. In this lively behind-the-scenes account,...

Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics

by Otto Santa Ana & Celeste González de Bustamante

Arizona Firestorm brings together well respected experts from across the political spectrum to examine and contextualize the political, economic, historical, and legal issues prompted by this and other anti-Latino...

A Brief History of Northern Kentucky

by Robert D. Webster & Paul A. Tenkotte

Thousands of years ago, the land that would become Northern Kentucky emerged above sea level when a large portion of the continental plate bulged upward. Today, the region rests on the crest of that uplift,...

Sovereignty and the New Executive Authority

by Claire Finkelstein & Michael Skerker

This volume explores moral and legal issues relating to sovereignty by addressing foundational questions about its nature, examining state sovereignty between states, and dealing with post 9/11 developments...

The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

by Rob Christensen

Louisiana had the Longs, Virginia had the Byrds, Georgia had the Talmadges, and North Carolina had the Scotts. In this history of North Carolina's most influential political family, Rob Christensen tells the...

A Dictionary of Politics in the Middle East

by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Consisting of more than 300 entries, this new and authoritative dictionary provides a useful overview of the wide array of political structures and systems that comprise the contemporary Middle East. From Turkey...

National Human Rights Action Planning

by Azadeh Chalabi

This book deals with human rights action planning, as a largely under-researched area, from theoretical, doctrinal, empirical, and practical perspectives, and as such, provides the most comprehensive studies...

Local Governments in Multilevel Governance

by Robert Agranoff

Local governments serve their communities in many diversified ways as they increasingly engage in multiple connections: international, regional, regional-local, with nongovernmental organizations and through...


by Franklin L. Kury

In the spring of 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court will render a decision in the Wisconsin gerrymandering case that could have a revolutionary impact on American politics and how legislative representation is chosen....

Get Yourself Elected

by Tammy Pickering Barnett

Tammy Pickering Barnett, a leadership and communications training consultant and past political candidate, provides practical tips for running a campaign and getting elected in this easy-to-read booklet.


The Governors of Illinois and the Mayors of Chicago

by Bradley W. Rasch

From Sharach Bond, who served as the first governor of Illinois beginning in 1818, to William Ogden, Chicagos first mayor, many powerful men and women have played vital roles in the political life and climate...

Field of Reeds

by James B. Mayfield

Have you ever wondered: 1. Who built the Pyramids of Egypt and who are their descendents today? 2. Why does the author challenge the great Greek historian Herodotus, by auguring that Egypt is more a gift from...

Steps to Local Government Reform

by Allyn O. Lockner

Does the performance of your local government leave something to be desired? Maybe youre not satisfied with the services your government provides, or maybe the cost for these services is far too much. If so,...

Sauerkraut, Suspenders, and the Swiss

by Duane H. Freitag

From the first Cheese Day in 1874 to the Great Limburger War of 1935, author Duane H. Freitag peers into the nooks and crannies of the tumultuous political history of Green County, Wisconsin.

In this previously...