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Why Presidents Fail: White House Decision Making from Eisenhower to Bush II

by Richard M. Pious

Why Presidents Fail takes a fresh look at cases that became defining events in presidencies from Dwight D. Eisenhower through George W. Bush and uses these cases to draw generalizations about presidential power,...


When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects

by Adriana Petryna

The phenomenal growth of global pharmaceutical sales and the quest for innovation are driving an unprecedented search for human test subjects, particularly in middle- and low-income countries. Our hope for medical...


The Myth of Digital Democracy

by Matthew Hindman

Is the Internet democratizing American politics? Do political Web sites and blogs mobilize inactive citizens and make the public sphere more inclusive? The Myth of Digital Democracy reveals that, contrary to...


Why Not Socialism?

by G. A. Cohen

Is socialism desirable? Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles...


The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century

by Nikolas Rose

For centuries, medicine aimed to treat abnormalities. But today normality itself is open to medical modification. Equipped with a new molecular understanding of bodies and minds, and new techniques for manipulating...


After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion

by Robert Wuthnow

Much has been written about the profound impact the post-World War II baby boomers had on American religion. But the lifestyles and beliefs of the generation that has followed--and the influence these younger...


Code Red: An Economist Explains How to Revive the Healthcare System without Destroying It

by David Dranove

The U.S. healthcare system is in critical condition--but this should come as a surprise to no one. Yet until now the solutions proposed have been unworkable, pie-in-the-sky plans that have had little chance...


Understanding Institutional Diversity

by Elinor Ostrom

The analysis of how institutions are formed, how they operate and change, and how they influence behavior in society has become a major subject of inquiry in politics, sociology, and economics. A leader in applying...


Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Women Singers in Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity

by Ruth Hellier

Exploring and celebrating individual lives in diverse situations, Women Singers in Global Contexts is a new departure in the study of women's worldwide music-making. Ten unique women constitute the heart of...


Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

by Samuel O. Regalado

Nikkei Baseball examines baseball's evolving importance to the Japanese American community and the construction of Japanese American identity. Originally introduced in Japan in the late 1800s, baseball was played...


A Destiny of Choice?: New Directions in American Consumer History

by David Steigerwald, David Blanke & Kristin Hoganson

In A Destiny of Choice? David Blanke and David Steigerwald bring together important scholarship on the tension between two leading interpretations of modern American consumer culture. That modern consumerism...


Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence

by Jefferson Adams

The Historical Dictionary of German Intelligence presents the turbulent history of German intelligence through a chronology, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the agencies...


Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality

by Brent L. Pickett

Historical Dictionary of Homosexuality provides a comprehensive survey of same-sex relations from ancient China and Greece to the contemporary world. It covers the gay rights movement from its origins in 19th...


Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations

by Sylvia Ellis

The Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations surveys Anglo-American relations from 1607 to the present and covers key events, individuals, and issues that have played a part in its history. With an...


Text Entry Systems: Mobility, Accessibility, Universality

by I. Scott MacKenzie & Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii

Text entry has never been so important as it is today. This is in large part due to the phenomenal, relatively recent success of mobile computing, text messaging on mobile phones, and the proliferation of small...


Lancandon Journal - 1969: From the Journals of Dimitar Krustev: Artist - Explorer

by Dimitar Krustev, David Bodwell & Richard Grabman

Bulgarian-born artist Dimitar Krustrev is considered a “classical realist”…a portraitist in the tradition of the European “old masters”. In the late 20th century, while other U.S. artists and émigrés...


Rape Is Rape: How Denial, Distortion, and Victim Blaming Are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis

by Jody Raphael

A call to action to protect the human rights of women and girls, this exposé reveals how interest groups deny the seriousness of rape to further their political agendas. Through firsthand interviews with victims;...


Handbook of Latent Variable and Related Models

by Sik-Yum Lee

This Handbook covers latent variable models, which are a flexible class of models for modeling multivariate data to explore relationships among observed and latent variables.

- Covers a wide class of important...


Colonial Mentality in Africa

by Nkuzi Michael Nnam

Intended for a broad audience, Colonial Mentality in Africa explores the lingering effects of colonization in present day Africa. Despite the independence of all African nations from their former colonizers...