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Partisan Balance: Why Political Parties Don't Kill the U.S. Constitutional System: Why Political Parties Don't Kill the U.S. Constitutional System

by David R. Mayhew

With three independent branches, a legislature divided into two houses, and many diverse constituencies, it is remarkable that the federal government does not collapse in permanent deadlock. Yet, this system...


The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics

by Michael C. Horowitz

The Diffusion of Military Power examines how the financial and organizational challenges of adopting new methods of fighting wars can influence the international balance of power. Michael Horowitz argues that...


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...


The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters

by Diane Coyle

The world's leading economies are facing not just one but many crises. The financial meltdown may not be over, climate change threatens major global disruption, economic inequality has reached extremes not seen...


A Delaware Album, 1900-1930

by George Miller

A Delaware Album, 1900-1930 contains over 300 postcard views of the First State from the early decades of the twentieth century, providing a revealing commentary on each photograph. In a time before radio and...


Reading Asian Art and Artifacts: Windows to Asia on American College Campuses

by Paul K. Nietupski

Asian art and material artifacts are expressive of cultural realities and constitute a 'visible language' with messages that can be read, interpreted, and analyzed. These essays by scholars of Asian art, philosophy,...


The Gender of Crime

by Dana M. Britton

The Gender of Crime introduces students to how gender shapes our understanding of every aspect of crime. This book highlights the intersections of race, class, sexuality and gender with crime and introduces...


Poverty and Discrimination

by Kevin Lang

Many ideas about poverty and discrimination are nothing more than politically driven assertions unsupported by evidence. And even politically neutral studies that do try to assess evidence are often simply unreliable....


Managing Modernity in the Western Pacific

by Mary Patterson & Martha Macintyre

Fast money schemes in Papua New Guinea, collectivities in rural Solomon Islands, gambling in the Cook Islands, and the Vanuatu tax haven—all feature in the interface between Pacific and global economies. Since...


American Tanks and AFVs of World War II

by Mike Green

Stuart, Sherman, Lee, and Grant tanks dominated the US Army and Marine Corps armored warfare effort versus Nazi Germany and Tojo's Japan. This book details the full range of these vehicles, giving technical...


Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

by Federico Varese

Organized crime is spreading like a global virus as mobs take advantage of open borders to establish local franchises at will. That at least is the fear, inspired by stories of Russian mobsters in New York,...


Why Not Kill Them All?: The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder

by Daniel Chirot & Clark McCauley

Genocide, mass murder, massacres. The words themselves are chilling, evoking images of the slaughter of countless innocents. What dark impulses lurk in our minds that even today can justify the eradication of...


I Am Hip-Hop: Conversations on the Music and Culture

by Andrew J. Rausch

Author Andrew J. Rausch interviewed 24 individuals whose creative expressions are intimately associated with the world of hip-hop music and culture. Those interviewed include emcees, DJs, producers, graffiti...


Organization Theory and Transnational Social Movements: Organizational Life and Internal Dynamics of Power Exercise within the Alternative Globalizati

by Kléber Ghimire

This book explores the internal functioning and exercise of power inside a widely acclaimed transnational social organization: the alternative globalization movement. Drawing on new empirical data and perspectives...


Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective

by scott crow & Kathleen Cleaver

Tracing a life of radical activism and the emergence of a grassroots organization in the face of disaster, this chronicle describes scott crow's headlong rush into the political storm surrounding the catastrophic...


Unnatural States: The International System and the Power to Change

by Peter Ian Lomas

Unnatural States is a radical critique of international theory, in particular, of the assumption of state agency—that states act in the world in their own right. Peter Lomas argues that since the universal...


Blackness in Western Europe: Racial Patterns of Paternalism and Exclusion

by Dienke Hondius

In this study, Dienke Hondius identifies ideas attitudes toward “blackness” and explains how race relations became deeply ingrained in European thinking. She argues that racial discourses are dominated...


The Unleashed Scandal: The End of Control in the Digital Age

by Bernhard Poerksen & Hanne Detel

In an age of ubiquitous digital media and permanent mutual observation scandals are omnipresent. Everybody can release them, everybody can become their victim. Videos on mobile phones terminate careers, Twitter...


101 Amazing Mythical Beasts: ...and Legendary Creatures

by Jack Goldstein

Did you know that a Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or that a Greek Sphinx generally has a male face, whereas an Egyptian one has a female visage? Where does the Skunk Ape roam,...


Inside the Cage: A Season at West 4th Street's Legendary Tournament

by Wight Martindale Jr.

The most popular outdoor basketball court in New York City is half the regulation size, offers no seating, and has sidelines bounded by a chain-link fence. But the summer league on West 4th Street in Greenwich...