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Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced

by Theodore F. Sheckels, Nichola D. Gutgold & Diana B. Carlin

Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced, by Theodore F. Sheckels, Nichola D. Gutgold, and Diana Bartelli Carlin, is a book that includes interviews with several...


Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada

by Colin J. Bennett, Kevin D. Haggerty & David Lyon

The work of a multidisciplinary research team, Transparent Lives explains why and how surveillance is expanding-mostly unchecked-into every facet of our lives.


Growing Up Gay in the South: Race, Gender, and Journeys of the Spirit

by James T Sears

This groundbreaking new book weaves personal portraits of lesbian and gay Southerners with interdisciplinary commentary about the impact of culture, race, and gender on the development of sexual identity. Growing...


The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory: Magic, Metaphor, Power

by Andrew Herman & Thomas Swiss

Engaging the thematic issues of the Web as a space where magic, metaphor, and power converge, the chapters cover such subjects as The Web and Corporate Media Systems, Conspiracy Theories and the Web; The Economy...


Brand-Driven City Building and the Virtualizing of Space

by Alexander Gutzmer

This book is an investigation of the cultural phenomenon of branding and its transformational effects on the contemporary spatial - and urban - reality. It develops a novel understanding of the rationale behind...


We, the People(s): Participation in Governance

by Claire Charters & Dean R Knight

The analyses in this book focus on the participation of the people within New Zealand’s system of government. The chapters provide a thorough examination of the government’s size, accessibility, structure,...


Corruption and Legislatures

by Riccardo Pelizzo & Frederick Stapenhurst

This book investigates parliaments' role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider...


Place and Politics in Latin American Digital Culture: Location and Latin American Net Art

by Claire Taylor

This volume explores one of the central issues that has been debated in internet studies in recent years: locality, and the extent to which cultural production online can be embedded in a specific place. The...


Muslim Education in the 21st Century: Asian perspectives

by Sa'eda Buang & Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew

Muslim Education in the 21st Century reinvestigates the current state of affairs in Muslim education in Asia whilst at the same time paying special attention to Muslim schools' perception of educational changes...


Security Unbound: Enacting Democratic Limits

by Jef Huysmans

Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerous areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbours,...


Power in a Complex Global System

by Louis W. Pauly & Bruce W. Jentleson

Can twenty-first century global challenges be met through the limited adaptation of existing political institutions and prevailing systemic norms, or is a more fundamental reconstitution of governing authority...


Gender and Humor: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

by Delia Chiaro & Raffaella Baccolini

In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field...


American Trade Politics and the Triumph of Globalism

by Orin Kirshner

A deep and unresolved tension exists within American trade politics between the nation's promotion of an open world trading system and the operations of its democratic domestic political regime. Whereas most...


Peace Operations in the Francophone World: Global governance meets post-colonialism

by Bruno Charbonneau & Tony Chafer

This book critically examines peacebuilding, humanitarian intervention and peace operation practices and experiences in francophone spaces.

Francophone Africa as a specific space is relatively little studied...


Deconstructing Placemaking: Needs, Opportunities, and Assets

by Mahyar Arefi

A new taxonomy of placemaking is needed; concerns have been expressed about the professionalization of placemaking through the proliferation of standards, zoning codes, and restrictive covenants. "Place matters"...


Political Marketing: Principles and Applications

by Jennifer Lees-Marshment

 Substantially revised throughout, Political Marketing second edition continues to offer students the most comprehensive introduction to this rapidly growing field. It provides an accessible but in-depth guide...


Critical Perspectives on African Politics: Liberal interventions, state-building and civil society

by Clive Gabay & Carl Death

Strong states and strong civil societies are now increasingly hailed as the twin drivers of a 'rising Africa'. Current attempts to support growth and democracy are part of a longer history of promoting projects...


Sovereignty as Symbolic Form

by Jens Bartelson

This book is a critical inquiry into sovereignty and argues that the meaning and functions performed by this concept have changed significantly during the past decades, with profound implications for the ontological...


Green Growth and Travelism: Concept, Policy and Practice for Sustainable Tourism

by Terry DeLacy, Min Jiang & Geoffrey Lipman

The green growth paradigm emerged from evolving global strategies that coherently promote a more socially inclusive, low-carbon, resource-efficient, stable economy, with decreasing poverty. Opportunities and...


Resilience: The Governance of Complexity

by David Chandler

Resilience has become a central concept in government policy understandings over the last decade. In our complex, global and interconnected world, resilience appears to be the policy 'buzzword' of choice, alleged...