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Challenges to Civil Society:

Popular Protest & Governance in Jamaica
Hume Johnson
ISBN: 9781604977820

“This book is lucid and powerful in analyzing the uncivil aspects of civil society, disentangling the dynamics between protesters, the mass media, the general public and government in Jamaica. The book also demonstrates that female researchers such as Hume Johnson—like Nobel Prize–winning female political actors and activists—pair intelligence and persuasive power with pragmatism and courage.” — Joseph Soeters, Netherlands Defence Academy/Tilburg University Read More..

The Constitution, Race, and Renewed Relevance of Original Intent:

Reclaiming the Lost Opportunity of Federalism
Donald Lively
ISBN: 9781604975628

This publication is particularly relevant at a time when racial dynamics are in flux and the law, particularly interpretation of the law, has become largely static. This book provides significant insights that increasingly will reflect understanding of racial reality in the twenty-first century. Read More..

Constitutional Democracy and Judicial Supremacy:

John Rawls and the Transformation of American Politics
Jerome C. Foss
ISBN: 9781604979282

"The best books on politics offer us fresh insight into the way things are and powerful arguments about how things ought to be. Jerome Foss's superb book accomplishes both of these ends, rescuing John Rawls's work from the dusty corners of overly abstract theorizing by emphasizing Rawls's dedication to a very practical reinvention of the American political experiment." —Micah J. Watson, William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar Chair in Political Science, Calvin College Read More..

Democratization in Confucian East Asia:

Citizen Politics in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam
Zhengxu Wang
ISBN: 9781934043998

"In the lineage of Inglehart and Welzel’s theory of post-materialism and self-expression values, the author studied the level of self-expression values in these Asian societies … Clearly presented and succinctly argued. The theoretical reviews are sound and there are very good theoretical discussions of the relations between economic development, value change, and democratization." – East Asia Read More..

Digital Media in East Asia:

National Innovation and the Transformation of a Region
Carin Holroyd and Kenneth Coates
ISBN: 9781604978056

“Makes timely and valuable confirmations of this new trend … well-researched and presented and makes a convincing contribution to a growing body of literature on digital media studies, East Asian Studies, and information technology policy … highly recommended.” – Pacific Affairs Read More..

Doing Archival Research in Political Science

Scott A. Frisch, Douglas B. Harris, Sean Q. Kelly, and David C.W. Parker
ISBN: 9781604978025

"In my view, the papers of former members of Congress, committee records at the National Archives, and other archival materials are a woefully underutilized source of evidence in legislative scholarship. The chapters of this volume are simply the best treatment that we have of the practical logistics of conducting archival research about the national legislature. I recommend it highly." - C. Lawrence Evans, Newton Family Professor of Government, College of William and Mary Read More..

The Duke of Queensberry and the Union of Scotland and England:

James Douglas and the Act of Union of 1707
Collins McKay
ISBN: 9781604975062

This is an essential reference for all collections in European history as no other work on this subject deals with the development of Queensberry's political ideas and is based on the extensive primary sources available at Drumlanrig castle. Read More..

Ensuring National Government Stability After US Counterinsurgency Operations:

The Critical Measure of Success
Dallas Shaw
ISBN: 9781604979572

"A brilliant and insightful work that gets to the heart of counterinsurgency theory. ... a must read for all who want to truly understand what it takes to implement a very complex doctrine and theory in real-world conflicts." —General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (ret.) Read More..

Law and Society in Imperial Japan:

Suehiro Izutaro and the Search for Equity
Jason Morgan
ISBN: 9781604979930

"A first-rate scholarly work that is an important contribution to understanding Japan's legal and wartime history. Built on primary sources in Japanese and other languages, the bibliography is exhaustive and will be valuable in itself as a guide to the field. There is much to learn from this book, including important lessons about the nature of wartime Japanese society and politics." — Kevin M. Doak, Georgetown University Read More..

The FCC and the Politics of Cable TV Regulation, 1952-1980:

Organizational Learning and Policy Development
Michael Zarkin
ISBN: 9781604977226

While other studies have examined the history of cable television regulation, none has fully explained why the FCC struggled to develop regulations during its formative years. In this study, Michael Zarkin helps fill this gap by providing such an explanation through an application of organizational learning theory. This book will be of interest to scholars who study regulatory agencies, the policy process, and communications law and policy. Read More..

The Global Digital Economy:

A Comparative Policy Analysis
Carin Holroyd and Kenneth Coates
ISBN: 9781604978919

The Global Digital Economy provides a profile of the global digital environment, reviews current government digital policies (with an emphasis on innovative strategies), and offers policy suggestions for national and subnational governments. This book provides a policy roadmap for the digital economy and identifies the risks and opportunities of this core sector in the 21st-century economy. Read More..

Haile Selassie, Western Education and Political Revolution in Ethiopia

Paulos Milkias
ISBN: 9781934043202

“Lucid, erudite and ground-breaking in its new insights and fresh perspectives, this is the finest book on Ethiopia that I have seen in a decade. As such, it commends itself as a must read, alike to students of Ethiopian politics and policy makers concerned with the welfare of the peoples of the region. As well, it is likely to generate great demand, given the hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian professors and professionals awaiting its publication.” – Said S. Samatar, Professor of African History, Rutgers University and Editor-in-Chief, Horn of Africa Journal Read More..

Haile Selassie, Western Education and Political Revolution in Ethiopia (Paperback)

Paulos Milkias
ISBN: 9781934043417

A rare inside look––a probing mirror-image analysis by one of the members of the Ethiopian intelligentsia of the postwar years and about their role in the revolutionary upheavals during the past decades. Read More..

How Trump Governs:

An Assessment and a Prognosis
Michael A. Genovese
ISBN: 9781604979886

“How Trump Governs provides keen insights into the president’s character, his campaign for the presidency, and the beginning of his administration. The book is characteristic of Genovese’s careful scholarship and engaging writing. This is an excellent analysis of the early Trump administration, and I recommend it highly.” —James Pfiffner, University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University Read More..

Human Rights Ombudsmen in Latin America:

From Justitieombudsman to Defensor del Pueblo
Erika Moreno
ISBN: 9781621965251

This study aims to define the Defensoría del Pueblo, provide context for its emergence in Latin America, and examine variations in the structure of the office and its implications for democracy and its citizens. Through systematic, regional analysis with Bolivia and Colombia as case studies, this book sheds light on how the agencies in these countries have evolved, their contributions to human rights, and the impact of this unsung institution. Read More..

Law and Politics in Modern China:

Under the Law, the Law, and Above the Law
Sharron Gu
ISBN: 9781604976045

This book presents an original interdisciplinary study of Chinese law, its language, and political institution by Sharron Gu, who worked for the Chinese government for several years. It is an important book for those interested in Chinese history, culture, law, and politics. Read More..

Local Government Consolidation in the United States

Dagney Faulk and Michael Hicks
ISBN: 9781604977486

Praised by Governor Mitchell Daniels of Indiana, this book has also earned outstanding reviews, including from the Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, which commends it because it "provides insights into the very timely topic of consolidation. It is well written and anyone seriously interested in the topic can find value in reading it." Read More..

Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka:

The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries
Sanchita Banerjee Saxena
ISBN: 9781604978780

"Saxena's insightful and perceptive book explains how the garment industry in many Asian countries not only weathered the storm predicted when the Multi Fiber Arrangement was phased out, but in fact exploited the opening to become prominent garment exporters in the world. Her analytic explanation for this success, through the concept of domestic coalitions of the important stakeholders, is creative and persuasive." - William Milam, Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Read More..

Majimbo in Kenya’s Past:

Federalism in the 1940s and 1950s
Robert Maxon
ISBN: 9781604979831

"After discussing the Dawe’s plan, presented to the Colonial Office in 1942 and calling for a grant of self-government to Kenya’s settlers in the White Highlands, Maxon discusses the majimbo plans put forward in the 1950s. ... This is a work of impressive and careful scholarship." —International Journal of African Historical Studies (IJAHS Read More..

Music Makes the Nation:

Nationalist Composers and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Benjamin Curtis
ISBN: 9781604975222

As one of the very few broad, comparative studies of nationalist music, this book is an essential resource for students and scholars in history and musicology. In addition, as a groundbreaking analysis of the socio-political functions of nationalist music, the book will be of interest to those studying nationalism and political science. Read More..

North Korea Demystified

Han S. Park
ISBN: 9781604978148

Whereas other studies of North Korea most often rely merely on available secondary resources (e.g., texts, films etc.) rather than firsthand experience or interviews in supporting central claims, this edited volume, led by foremost North Korean expert Dr. Han S. Park, has the unprecedented advantage of all its contributors having actually spent a considerable amount of time “on the ground” in North Korea gathering information for their research. This is also the first volume to address the succession of Kim Jong Un. Read More..

Patriotism:

Insights from Israel
Eyal Lewin
ISBN: 9781604977653

In this systematic inquiry of patriotism and its social and political causes, which goes beyond the analyses of numerous quantitative and qualitative studies, a holistic point of view is presented––one which finally puts together the pieces that form one of the most unique social phenomena. Read More..

Popular Delusions:

How Social Conformity Molds Society and Politics
Stephen Coleman
ISBN: 9781934043776

"Thought-provoking... an interesting analysis of the benefits and dangers of conformity, pointing out that policies encouraging cultural diversity may well backfire. Recommended. - CHOICE Read More..

The Quest for Leadership:

Thomas E. Cronin and His Influence on Presidential Studies and Political Science
Michael A. Genovese
ISBN: 9781604979107

The book evaluates the leadership successes and failures of US presidents on a wide range of issues, from education policy, social security reform, health care, and the surveillance of Americans to the tending of coalitions. It also analyzes presidents as war-time leaders, reviews America's standing as a world leader, and reflects on American nationalism during World War II. Read More..

Saving American Elections:

A Diagnosis and Prescription for a Healthier Democracy
Anthony Gierzynski
ISBN: 9781604977523

“Many citizens, politicians, and pundits routinely complain about the health of the political system, but few attempt a systematic diagnosis and even fewer recommend treatments. In this highly readable book, Anthony Gierzynski identifies many of the shortcomings in U.S. politics and offers some provocative prescriptions to address them.”— Paul S. Herrnson, University of Maryland Read More..

Seeking Bipartisanship:

My Life in Politics
Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman
ISBN: 9781604979053

"No one is better positioned than Ray LaHood to tell the story of why relationships within Congress have broken down in these last decades and what needs to be done to fix the system. A veteran political moderate who fought the good fight throughout his career, LaHood is a skilled storyteller, making the reader feel as if he is in the midst of the battles on the floor and in the cloakroom. This is a thoroughly entertaining memoir as well as an important one.” – Doris Kearns Goodwin, Historian Read More..

Sexing Political Culture in the History of France

Alison M. Moore
ISBN: 9781604978223

"Provides an insightful overview of the kind of scholarship of gender and sexuality that has emerged in the last decade, and stands as an invaluable resource for historians." – Canadian Journal of History Read More..

The Shaping of Popular Consent:

A Comparative Study of the Soviet Union and the United States 1929-1941
Alexander McGregor
ISBN: 9781934043592

"A fascinating insight…very rich in examples, and provides an extensive historical background…would recommend the book." - Russian Journal of Communication Read More..

Tolstoy’s Pacifism

Colm McKeogh
ISBN: 9781604976342

Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was the most influential, challenging, and provocative pacifist of his generation. In this first study of Tolstoy’s pacifism, Colm McKeogh unravels the complexities of Tolstoy’s writings on Christianity and political violence. This work serves scholars of political science by bringing together relevant extracts from Tolstoy’s writings and providing a succinct treatment of the core political issues. Read More..

Tough Times for the President:

Political Adversity and the Sources of Executive Power
Ryan J. Barilleaux and Jewerl Maxwell
ISBN: 9781604978179

“A fascinating, challenging, and important book. It looks at presidents in trouble, and the authors rightly claim that presidents are in trouble more often than they are in good times. … Barilleaux and Maxwell examine how presidents respond to tough times and what strategies they might employ to govern under such difficult and common circumstances. … Barilleaux and Maxwell have given presidency scholars much to chew on. … given the frequency of tough times, it behooves a president to explore the alternative approaches to governing outlined in this book.” – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

The Trumping of American Politics:

The Strange Case of the 2016 Presidential Election
Michael A. Genovese
ISBN: 9781604979855

"Anyone who wants to understand the unique and often bizarre 2016 presidential election needs to read this book by Michael A. Genovese. This timely, well-researched, hard-hitting, and comprehensive account of the 2016 primaries and general election should be read by scholars, students, and the general public." —James Thurber, American University Read More..

West Across the Pacific:

American Involvement in East Asia from 1898 to the Vietnam War
F. Hilary Conroy, Francis Conroy and Sophie Quinn-Judge
ISBN: 9781934043882

West Across the Pacific is both a contribution to peace research in history and to a foreign policy guided modestly by empiricism and realism as the most reliable method. Read More..

Women and Rebel Communities in the Cuban Insurgent Movement, 1952–1959

Linda Klouzal
ISBN: 9781604975253

This rare and important study on the people, groups, and activist regions involved in the Cuban insurrection of the 1950s sheds much-needed light on the localized and social aspects of the struggle––a topic that relatively little has been written on. Read More..

 

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