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Democracy as a Way of Life in America: A History: A History

by Richard Schneirov & Gaston A. Fernandez

The United States is a nation whose identity is defined by the idea of democracy. Yet democracy in the U.S. is often taken for granted, narrowly understood, and rarely critically examined. In Democracy as a...


Centers and Peripheries in Knowledge Production

by Leandro Rodriguez Medina

This book examines the circulation of knowledge within globalization, focusing on the differences between centers and peripheries of knowledge production in the social sciences. It explores not only how knowledge...


Making and Managing Public Policy

by Karen Johnston Miller & Duncan McTavish

Understanding how public policy is made and managed is a key component in studying the disciplines of public management and administration. Such are the complexities associated with this topic, a deeper understanding...


Reducing Armed Violence with Ngo Governance

by Rodney Bruce Hall

NGOs have proliferated in number and become increasingly influential players in world politics in the past three decades. From the 1970s, with the access of social movements and private NGOs to local and international...


Reconstructing the Authoritarian State in Africa

by Jr., George Klay Kieh & Pita Ogaba Agbese

This work seeks to examine the nature and dynamics of authoritarianism in Africa and to suggest ways in which the states covered in the book can be democratically reconstituted.

In 1990, a wave of euphoria greeted...


Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain

by Michael Yahuda

Since the end of the Cold War China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia the way they both compete...


The International Relations of the Contemporary Middle East: Subordination and Beyond

by Tareq Y. Ismael & Glenn E. Perry

The Middle East, a few decades ago, was seen to be an autonomous subsystem of the global international political system. More recently, the region has been subordinated to the hegemony of a singular superpower,...


The Presidency and Economic Policy

by Chris J. Dolan, John Frendreis & Raymond Tatalovich

The Presidency and the Economic Policy offers an update on how economic issues have developed and evolved since the first version of the book was published in 1994. This book addresses the extent to which the...


You and the State: A Short Introduction to Political Philosophy

by Jan Narveson

This unusual introduction to political philosophy draws on its history and main theories_classic liberal, democratic, socialist, radical_with an eye to how each sees the place of the individual in the political...


Change in the Village

by George Sturt

Writer and tradesman George Sturt spent most of his life living and working in his ancestral village, Farnham, located in pastoral southeast England. With the advent of the twentieth century and its attendant...


Crimes of Charity

by Konrad Bercovici

In this thought-provoking volume, author Konrad Bercovici takes an in-depth look at organized charity as it existed in the early twentieth century. Although Bercovici acknowledges that many disadvantaged populations...


The Myth in Marriage

by Alice Hubbard

Educator and noted feminist thinker Alice Moore Hubbard was an important early voice in the fight for equal legal and social rights for women. In The Myth in Marriage, Hubbard takes a look at the large and small...


China Threat?: The Challenges, Myths and Realities of China's Rise

by Lionel Vairon

From the long-term threat of nuclear war between the United States and China, to the disappearance of the African elephant due to Chinese demand for ivory, each week brings a new round of critique and denunciation...


When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences

by Eric Alterman

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics and International Relations: The Case of Italy

by Elisabetta Brighi

This book offers a re-examination of foreign policy, in its relation with domestic politics and international relations (IR).

Bringing together a vast body of literature from IR, foreign policy analysis, comparative...


The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men-andOur Economy

by Caryl Rivers & Rosalind C. Barnett

For the first time in history, women make up half the educated labor force and are earning the majority of advanced degrees. It should be the best time ever for women, and yet... it's not. Storm clouds are...


Bi Lives: Bisexual Women Tell Their Stories

by Kata Orndorff

A collection of 18 in-depth interviews with a wide range of bisexual women of different races, ages, and economic classes involved in a very wide variety of lifestyles.


Medical Marijuana 101

by Mickey Martin & Ed Rosenthal

All of our lives we have heard marijuana is bad for us, the first step to drug addiction and life as a slacker, but it just isn't true! Over the last 75 years the Federal government has done its best to discredit...


Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics

by Mike Madrid & Maria Elena Buszek

A fully illustrated and thrilling look back at the lost supergirls of Golden Age comics


Shopping for Votes: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them

by Susan Delacourt

A witty, insightful, and provocative look at the inside world of political marketing and its impact on democracy

Inside the political backrooms of Ottawa, the Mad Men of Canadian politics are planning their next...