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Better Together: Restoring the American Community

by Robert D. Putnam, Lewis Feldstein & Donald J. Cohen

In his acclaimed bestselling book, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert Putnam described a thirty-year decline in America's social institutions. The book ended with the hope...


Comm Check...: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia

by Michael Cabbage & William Harwood

On February 1, 2003, the unthinkable happened. The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated 37 miles above Texas, seven brave astronauts were killed and America's space program, always an eyeblink from disaster,...


Non-Governmental Development Organizations and the Poverty Reduction Agenda: The Moral Crusaders

by Jonathan J. Makuwira

The Non-Governmental Development Organisations (NGDOs) have, over the past two decades, entered centre stage in their active participation in the social, political and economic issues affecting both the developing...


Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, volume 2: A Constitutional History of the United States, volume 2

by Edgar J. McManus & Tara Helfman

This, the second of two volumes of Liberty and Union, is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Progressive Era of the early twentieth century to the most recent decisions of the...


Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 1

by Edgar J. McManus & Tara Helfman

This, the first of two volumes of Liberty and Union, is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Anglo-American origins of the Constitution through the colonial and antebellum periods,...


The Sematics of Statebuilding: Language, Meanings and Sovereignty

by Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Nicholas Onuf & Vojin Rakic

This volume examines international statebuilding in terms of language and meanings, rather than focusing narrowly on current policy practices.

After two decades of evolution towards more 'integrated,' 'multi-faceted'...


Fashion Cultures Revisited: Theories, Explorations and Analysis

by Stella Bruzzi & Pamela Church Gibson

Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new...


Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity

by Donald Preziosi

Art, Religion, Amnesia addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how...


Campaigns and Elections: Players and Processes

by Stephen K. Medvic

Stephen K. Medvic's Campaigns and Elections addresses two distinct but related aspects of American electoral democracy-both the processes that constitute campaigns and elections and the players who are involved....


Us Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy

by Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz & Caitlin Talmadge

This textbook provides an accessible overview of US defense politics for upper-level students. This new edition has been fully updated and revised, with a new chapter on intelligence and new material on unmanned...


Energy Security, Equality and Justice

by Benjamin K. Sovacool, Roman V. Sidortsov & Benjamin R. Jones

This book applies concepts from ethics, justice, and political philosophy to five sets of contemporary energy problems cutting across time, economics, politics, geography, and technology. 

In doing so, the...


Disease and Crime: A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health: A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health

by Robert Peckham

Disease and crime are increasingly conflated in the contemporary world. News reports proclaim "epidemics" of crime, while politicians denounce terrorism as a lethal pathological threat. Recent years have even...


Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States: Representation at the Intersections: Representation at the Intersections

by Becki Scola

Over the past several decades, the number of women elected to higher office in the United States has grown substantially. However, when the electoral gains of women are considered on a state-by-state basis,...


Critical Environmental Politics

by Carl Death

The aim of this book is to review central concepts in the study of environmental politics and to open up new questions, problems, and research agendas in the field.

The volume does so by drawing on a wide range...


Clouds Above the Hill: Volume IV: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 4

by Shiba Ryotaro & Phyllis Birnbaum

Clouds above the Hill is the best-selling novel ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable...


Clouds Above the Hill: Volume III: A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War, Volume 3

by Shiba Ryotaro & Phyllis Birnbaum

Clouds above the Hill, a long-time best-selling novel in Japan, is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable...


Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure: Meanings, Motives and Lifelong Learning

by Sam Elkington & Sean Gammon

We are entering a new era of leisure. Quality rather than quantity is now the focus of researchers, policymakers and managers. Technological change, an ageing population and a harsh economic climate are changing...


Field Guide to the Apocalypse: Movie Survival Skills for the End of the World

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The Irish-American Experience in New Jersey and Metropolitan New York: Cultural Identity, Hybridity, and Commemoration

by Maura Grace Harrington, Marta Deyrup & Linda Dowling Almeida

Focusing on the local New Jersey/New York Irish-American experience, this interdisciplinary book is a case study in what Irish-Americans have contributed to public and cultural life in the United States: how...


Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways (Issues of Our Time)

by Alan M. Dershowitz

“A path-breaking must-read for government leaders, strategists, and all concerned Americans.”—General Wesley K. Clark In Preemption one of our nation’s foremost legal scholars puts forward a controversial...