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Citizen Perceptions of The European Union:

The Impact of the EU Web Site
Talke Hoppmann
ISBN: 9781604976755

This book examines user perceptions of European Union institutions and compares them to perceptions communicators within these institutions have of their users. This book will be of interest to researchers in the areas of communication, European studies, political science, and information science, as well as to policy makers and government officials involved in (online) communication at the EU-, national-, or local level. Read More..

2119 – The Year Global Democracy Will Be Realized

Leif Lewin
ISBN: 9781604978186

It took two hundred years to implement democracy within the nation-state, from the emergence of democratic theories during the Enlightenment to the introduction of popular government after World War I. If the same process were to follow at the international level, and the treaty of Versailles was taken as the baseline for the calculation, this book by eminent political scientist Leif Lewin argues that a democratic world order could be expected to emerge by 2119. Read More..

African Environmental and Human Security in the 21st Century

Helen E. Purkitt
ISBN: 9781604976465

"This is the first book to address a broad array of African environmental and human security issues ... The case studies expose the reader to past relevant research, while also identifying the main causes and consequences of different types of political conflicts fueled by human and environmental security problems. Each study also contains policy lessons, "best practices", or recommended future actions. The originality and comprehensiveness of each chapter means that the volume is likely to appeal to a wide range of readers for many years ... an important book for African Studies, economic development, environmental and earth science, environmental security, ecotourism, history, human security, international relations, national security and military science Collections." - Institute for Environmental Security Read More..

Bilateral Aid to Latin America:

Foreign Economic Assistance from Major Donor Nations
Francis Adams
ISBN: 9781604979060

This book is an important volume for university libraries and research institutes. It will augment collections that focus on Latin America, international development, and economic assistance. The book would also be relevant for scholars and practitioners of Latin American development. Read More..

The Chamberlains, the Churchills and Ireland, 1874–1922

Ian Chambers
ISBN: 9781934043318

“This book makes a distinctive contribution to our knowledge of British policy towards Ireland … There is originality in exploring the extent to which the opinions of the fathers were visited upon the sons, and there is abundant evidence of scholarship. – Professor Keith Jeffery (Ph.D., Cambridge University), University of Ulster at Jordanstown Read More..

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..

Citizen Discourse on Contaminated Water, Superfund Cleanups, and Landscape Restoration:

(Re)making Milltown, Montana
Susan J. Gilbertz and Trudy Milburn
ISBN: 9781604977448

This study investigates a public engaged in discussions about one of the most expensive Superfund Cleanup projects in the United States, expressly to determine the degree to which intersecting and diverging notions of place could be understood as a coherent discourse. Read More..

Climate Change Politics:

Communication and Public Engagement
Anabela Carvalho and Tarla Rai Peterson
ISBN: 9781604978230

“This book is a major contribution to the field of climate communications ... Through their focus on both theoretical models and the demonstration of these approaches in a series of case studies, Carvalho and Peterson have initiated a new and extremely fruitful line of work that communications scholars need to build upon.” – Robert J. Brulle, Drexel University and Stanford 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..

Corruption and American Politics

Michael A. Genovese and Victoria A. Farrar-Myers
ISBN: 9781604976380

“… this timely and fascinating book … is a handbook for those interested in gaining perspective on the appearance of and actual corruption in the American system, and … can be read cover to cover to great profit … it will find its way into classrooms. Scholars will use it as a means to engage and extend many of its provocative findings. However it is used, the effort is well worth the time invested.” – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

Corruption and American Politics

(Paperback)
Michael A. Genovese and Victoria A. Farrar-Myers
ISBN: 9781604977738

“… this timely and fascinating book … is a handbook for those interested in gaining perspective on the appearance of and actual corruption in the American system, and … can be read cover to cover to great profit … it will find its way into classrooms. Scholars will use it as a means to engage and extend many of its provocative findings. However it is used, the effort is well worth the time invested.” – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

Counterterrorism and the Comparative Law of Investigative Detention

Dan Stigall
ISBN: 9781604976182

This book is the first focused look at the concept of investigative detention and counterterrorism, and is the first to analyze in detail the comparative law of investigative detention in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. It is an important book for all those who study comparative law, national security, and counterterrorism, and for policymakers and those seeking solutions to complex problems involving detention of terrorist suspects. Read More..

Cuban–Latin American Relations in the Context of a Changing Hemisphere

Gary Prevost and Carlos Oliva Campos
ISBN: 9781604977592

This volume seeks to fill a very significant void in the recently published scholarship in English on Cuba’s relationship with Latin America. Cuban foreign policy has received attention over the years, but the bulk of the scholarship has been on its relationship with the United States. This book demonstrates conclusively that a decade into the twenty-first century, Cuba has achieved a position in the hemisphere that is far less isolated than at any previous time since the triumph of the Cuban revolution in 1959. That reintegration into hemispheric affairs is evident in many crucial areas like politics, economics, and culture. Read More..

Defamation, Libel Tourism and the Speech Act of 2010:

The First Amendment Colliding with the Common Law
Harry Melkonian
ISBN: 9781604977264

"As Harry Melkonian points out in his highly readable book, the SPEECH Act can fairly be described as a prompt legislative response to a non-existent problem ... this book is a significant contribution to the comparative literature on the principles of defamation law applicable in the English speaking world ... [and] a valuable and accessible primer on the principal decisions and trends in American and English defamation law and a plea to American courts, when considering whether to recognise and enforce foreign defamation judgments, to look to comity rather than jingoism." - Media & Arts Law Review 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..

The Development of the Software Industry in Postreform India:

Comparative Regional Experiences in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala
Rajendra Kumar
ISBN: 9781604976199

“This book is a very significant contribution to our understanding of the different strategies and options available to developing regions in supporting the growth of high technology based industries and making them competitive globally.” – Prof. Alice H. Amsden, Barton L. Weller Professor of Political Economy, MIT 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..

Economic Benefits of Ethnolinguistic Diversity:

Implications for International Political Economy
Agnieszka Aleksy-Szucsich
ISBN: 9781604975345

Original and groundbreaking, this book adds a new dimension to the fields of both international political economy and to international political finance. This book promises to steer international political economy in a new direction. Read More..

U.S. Farm Bills and Policy Reforms:

Ideological Conflicts Over World Trade, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Agriculture
Nadine Lehrer
ISBN: 9781604977011

Nadine Lehrer guides us through ideological conflicts over world trade, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture as embedded in U.S. farm policy debates. Integrating theory and history with a multidisciplinary perspective on changing situational drivers, interest group struggles, and Congressional politics, Lehrer uses the farm bill as an illustrative case for illuminating U.S. political processes and implications. Read More..

Fascist and Anti-Fascist Propaganda in America:

The Dispatches of Italian Ambassador Gelasio Caetani
Pellegrino Nazzaro
ISBN: 9781934043660

"Scholars are in Nazzaro’s debt for his research in recuperating and focusing on an important slice of Italian American memory--one that should be part of their identity--and for his contribution to correcting the historical record that sees Italian Americans responding to the manipulation of the prominenti as active or passive supporters of Italian Fascism up to the entrance of the United States into World War II. ... Nazzaro has helped reopen the issue of the struggle between Fascism and anti-Fascism in the United States, especially in the 1920s." – H-net 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..

Filibustering in the U.S. Senate

Lauren C. Bell
ISBN: 9781604977349

"Bell’s exhaustive identification of all filibusters in Senate history, who led them, and the substantive issues they involved represents an invaluable contribution to our understanding of this particular form of legislative obstruction. This book is well-written and accessible, it provides new data that will be of great value to future researchers, and it provides the first analysis of the predictors of individual-level decisions to filibuster across all issue areas over an extended time period." - Congress and the Presidency Read More..

Forgotten Partnership Redux:

Canada-U.S. Relations in the 21st Century
Greg Anderson and Christopher Sands
ISBN: 9781604977622

“This book will certainly be as useful as its predecessor … offer[s] keen insights into Canadian-American affairs, taking into account various major events such as the legacy of the 11 September attacks, the world financial crisis, ballooning US debt, and President Barack Obama’s handling of America foreign policy … on the whole, the essays are sensible, perceptive and make a fitting tribute to Doran and to Forgotten Partnership.” - British Journal of Canadian Studies Read More..

Globalization and Public Relations in Postcolonial Nations:

Challenges and Opportunities
Patricia A. Curtin and T. Kenn Gaither
ISBN: 9781604978162

As the debate over the benefits of globalization continues unabated, there is a need for public relations scholarship to engage in that debate by challenging existing paradigms and theories. This book outlines not only a wide ranging set of issues raised by globalization in postcolonial nations, it ties those issues to public relations campaigns that are both alleviating and exacerbating those issues. 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..

Governing the States and the Nation:

The Intergovernmental Policy Influence of the National Governors Association
Mitchel Herian
ISBN: 9781604977295

Current empirical work on the American governorship has generally failed to consider the importance of the governors’ role in helping shape federal policy.This book strives to address this gap in the research literature by focusing on the intergovernmental role of the nation’s governors. This is done by examining the lobbying efforts of the governors through their national organization, the National Governors Association (NGA). Read More..

Green Colonialism in Zimbabwe, 1890-1980

Vimbai Kwashirai
ISBN: 9781604976458

In this first critical work on the topic, author Vimbai Kwashirai focuses on woodland conservation and commercial development in Zimbabwe during the colonial period. This book casts much light on the environmental impact on a part of Africa caused by the push and pull of politics and economics, and will be an important addition to collections in African studies, environmental studies, and political science. 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..

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..

International Relations and the Arctic:

Understanding Policy and Governance
Robert W. Murray and Anita Dey Nuttall
ISBN: 9781604978766

"This is a fantastic and elaborate collection ... this book is right on time. ... The good news about the present volume is that it does not simply treat the region as just another case of the appplication and replication of paradigmatic international relation (IR) theories. Rather, the book shall "throw light on how the Arctic as an area of study contributes to the IR discipline.' The contributors have done a great job doing so and their efforts will be of great interest to both the Arctic studies community and IR scholars." - Polar Record Read More..

Islam and Democratization in Asia

Shiping Hua
ISBN: 9781604976328

"A good contribution to the literature on Islam and democracy theme. This comprehensive study offers a balanced understanding of the debated issue of democracy and Islam in post 9/11 interreligious, intercultural relations, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of Islam, Muslims, Democracy, and democratization in Asian countries, from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, to Afghanistan, China, Central Asia. It will be suitable and useful for scholars, political commentators, students, and teachers of the field alike." – Islam and Muslim Societies Read More..

Jimmy Carter and the Water Wars:

Presidential Influence and the Politics of Pork
Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q Kelly
ISBN: 9781934043899

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title! "Valuable ... Political scientists and historians will find this book to be useful ... extremely instructive in undergraduate courses in public policy ... Highly Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

Jimmy Carter and the Water Wars:

Presidential Influence and the Politics of Pork (Paperback)
Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q Kelly
ISBN: 9781604977783

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title! "Valuable ... Political scientists and historians will find this book to be useful ... extremely instructive in undergraduate courses in public policy ... Highly Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

Jockeying for the American Presidency:

The Political Opportunism of Aspirants
Lara M. Brown
ISBN: 9781604977028

“Lara Brown’s extensive analysis yields a variety of new and important findings … This volume contains much of value for scholars of the presidency and presidential elections." – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

Jockeying for the American Presidency:

The Political Opportunism of Aspirants (Paperback)
Lara Brown
ISBN: 9781604977806

“Lara Brown’s extensive analysis yields a variety of new and important findings … This volume contains much of value for scholars of the presidency and presidential elections." – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

Landmines in Cambodia:

Past, Present, and Future
Wade C. Roberts
ISBN: 9781604977615

This book provides the first and only comprehensive historical account of landmine-related contamination in Cambodia. In addition to providing an historical analysis of landmine-related contamination, this book assesses various types of vulnerability (e.g., poverty, agricultural vulnerability, and metal prices) in conjunction with landmine-related incidents and tampering rates. 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..

Majority Leadership in the U.S. Senate:

Balancing Constraints
Andrea C. Hatcher
ISBN: 9781604977035

This book is the first comprehensive study of Senate majority leadership––it covers the office and its occupants from the first incumbent, John W Kern in 1913, through the term of William H. Frist in 2006. Data are both qualitative and quantitative. In this unprecedented work, Andrea Hatcher examines Senate majority leadership in terms of the constituencies, both electoral and functional, of the Senate majority leader. Read More..

Majimbo in Kenya’s Past:

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

"A most timely discussion of one of the most contentious issues in the politics of Kenya. The post-election violence in the country in 2008 was informed largely by contentions over the implications of the majimbo system of government. This study deals with a critical issue in the politics of contemporary Kenya." —Professor Shadrack W. Nasong'o, Rhodes College Read More..

Malcolm X and Africa

A.B. Assensoh and Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh
ISBN: 9781604979244

“This is an authoritative book on a critical aspect of Malcolm X’s courageous political work and thought. Connecting the struggle of Africans and African Americans for liberation to the geopolitics of the Cold War in Africa, this impressive book documents Malcolm X’s passionate commitment to Pan-Africanism and black internationalism during the turbulent age of decolonization. Impressive in depth and breadth, the book is lucid and analytical.” —Olufemi Vaughan, Bowdoin College Read More..

Mussolini’s Cities:

Internal Colonialism in Italy, 1930-1939
Federico Caprotti
ISBN: 9781934043530

This book examines the Pontine Marshes project and brings together cohesive strands of research which have not appeared alongside one another before. 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..

The Necessary Evil of Preventive Detention in the War on Terror:

A Plan for a More Moderate and Sustainable Solution
Stephanie Cooper Blum
ISBN: 9781604975666

"Compelling and informative. If preventive detention is to be employed it must surely be done within the law and subject to open accountability. The criteria must be clear and the procedures must assure fairness. This book sets out a balanced and moderate proposal that is worthy of serious consideration." - Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard University and author of Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways Read More..

A New Strategy for Complex Warfare:

Combined Effects in East Asia
Thomas A. Drohan
ISBN: 9781604979206

"Few works have succeeded as much as this one at succinctly explaining centuries of Asian cultural history and contextualizing that history to current security issues in the region. Members of the security community will greatly benefit from this unique perspective." —Parameters 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..

On China By India:

From Civilization to Nation-State
Chih-yu Shih, Swaran Singh, and Reena Marwah
ISBN: 9781604978063

This groundbreaking collection is the first of its kind to examine China studies from a perspective that is not Western.The book is a report of the first stage of findings on how views on China and the intellectual history of China studies have been embedded in India’s modern history and its evolving self-knowledge as a nation-state. The rise of India and China has caused intellectuals of both countries to become increasingly conscious of each other. Read More..

Patronage and Politics in the Victorian Empire:

The Personal Governance of Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon (Lord Stanmore)
Colin Newbury
ISBN: 9781604976670

“This rigorously scholarly volume by a doyen of imperial history, Colin Newbury … ultimately gives us a powerfully persuasive revisionist interpretation … he dissolves key mythologies … With almost forensic scholarly analysis, Newbury explodes every one of these ‘myths’ … Colin Newbury further establishes his distinctive contribution to imperial history.” – Journal of Pacific History 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..

Peace Agreements and Civil Wars in Africa:

Insurgent Motivations, State Responses, and Third Party Peacemaking in Liberia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone
Julius Mutwol
ISBN: 9781604975550

This excellent and thorough study improves our understanding of the process through which civil war agreements are concluded and why some settlements hold while others do not. This book will be a welcome reference for collections in African studies, international peace studies, and political science. Read More..

The Politics of National Languages in Postcolonial Senegal

Ibrahima Diallo
ISBN: 9781604977240

This book is a comprehensive study on the current language policies and practices in Senegal. It illuminates the tension that has arisen from the enduring colonial legacies and their influences in postcolonial language policies in Senegal. In addition to a detailed history with supporting facts and figures, this study also links socioeconomic, cultural, and political events in its analysis of the unstoppable rise of Wolof, which is posing a significant threat to the already-fragile local linguistic ecology. Read More..

The Political and Economic Sustainability of Health Care in Canada:

Private-Sector Involvement in the Federal Provincial Health Care System
Howard A. Palley, Marie-Pascale Pomey, and Owen B. Adams
ISBN: 9781604978155

"A rare contribution to Canadians studies——a most welcome addition to scholarly works in this field. A bonus: the chapter on Quebec. It is extremely useful for teaching because there is so little written about this French-speaking province. Many studies omit Quebec because it is so hard to find material in English ... this alone makes the book extremely valuable to scholars." - Publius: The Journal of Federalism 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..

Post-Apartheid South Africa:

Economic and Social Inclusion
Vusi Gumede
ISBN: 9781604979299

"This is a highly recommended text for anyone who is concerned about Africa and not just South Africa alone." —Thandika Mkandawire, former Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics (LSE) Read More..

Power, Politics, and Higher Education in Southern Africa:

International Regimes, Local Governments, and Educational Autonomy
José Cossa
ISBN: 9781604975154

"This book will contribute to the debate and policy deliberations of policymakers, students, and scholars in Africa and globally." - Professor N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba, Cornell University Read More..

Presidential Electors and the Electoral College:

An Examination of Lobbying, Wavering Electors, and Campaigns for Faithless Votes
Robert M. Alexander
ISBN: 9781604977813

"Robert Alexander convincingly argues that presidential electors––long considered by many as inconsequential, if not benign––are a serious danger to the health of our representative democracy. One of the first systematic studies of its kind, this book is indispensible for a deeper understanding of the presidential electoral process.” — Gary E. Bugh, Texas A&M University 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..

Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:

Perspectives on the Peace Process
Moises Salinas and Hazza Abu Rabi
ISBN: 9781604976540

With essays by the world's top academics (including Professor Herbert Kelman from Harvard University, Professor Naomi Chazan from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Dr. Sami Adwan from Bethlehem University), this volume makes a substantial contribution to scholarship on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by its application of academic thinking to the solution for one of the most serious conflicts of our time. Read More..

The Role of Special Education Interest Groups in National Policy

Tiina Itkonen
ISBN: 9781604976267

This study is the first that analyzes the behavior and effectiveness of special education interest groups over a 30-year time span, using advocacy groups as units of analysis. This is an important book for readers with a specific interest in special education policy, as well as political scientists in search of answers to broader questions of public policy making. 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..

Security Forces in African States:

Cases and Assessment
Paul Shemella and Nicholas Tomb
ISBN: 9781604979817

“Until the publishing of Security Forces in African States: Cases and Assessment, policy makers charged with assisting African states had no comprehensive reference describing how African states should develop and employ their security services. Now they do. Brilliantly written by security experts who know Africa, this book is a must read for security professionals, academics and students.” —Russell D. Howard, Brigadier General (RET), U.S. Army Special Forces and Senior Fellow, Joint Special Operations University Read More..

Seeking Bipartisanship:

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

“To understand Washington today and to see the impact of unbridled partisanship, read this book. Ray LaHood tried to inject a common sense, bipartisan approach to facing the nation’s challenges. It was an uphill fight, and his insight helps explain what must change in our politics today.” – John Dingell, U.S. House of Representatives, 1955-2015 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..

Social Movement to Address Climate Change:

Local Steps for Global Action
Danielle Endres, Leah Sprain, and Tarla Rai Peterson
ISBN: 9781604976410

Winner of the Christine L. Oravec Award in Environmental Communication! “This volume advances inquiry in areas of social movement study, environmental discourse, and applied approaches to public address. The unique preparation and collective gathering of data serves as a model for scholars considering broad forms of research collaboration ... At minimum, this book should be essential reading for any student of contemporary social movements.” – Rhetoric and Public Affairs Read More..

State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America:

Transmissions Across The Generations of Post-Dictatorship Uruguay, 1984–2004
Gabriela Fried Amilivia
ISBN: 9781604979190

"This study is a theoretical, methodological, and socio-historical contribution to the field, especially for memory studies from the perspective of the victims’ subjectivities." - Elizabeth Lira, Dean, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago de Chile Read More..

Sustainable Ecological Agriculture in China:

Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
Tian Shi
ISBN: 9781604977158

As sustainable agricultural development has increasingly become an international trend in recent years, a focus on the analysis and management of its practical dimensions is imperative. This book helpfully provides a comprehensive analytical framework within which agricultural sustainability can be better analyzed and understood by articulating ecological economics as a policy science to guarantee transparency and fairness in the decision-making process. 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..

Trust and Distrust in Sino-American Relations:

Challenge and Opportunity (Paperback)
Steve Chan
ISBN: 9781604979978

“Steve Chan, a leading scholar of Chinese foreign policy, has once again come up with an excellent book, this time on the topic of ‘trust.’ In this succinctly written book, he provides a very rich theoretical and empirical discussion of trust and mistrust in international relations with the use of Sino-US relations as empirical case study. A valuable addition to both IR theory and the study of China’s foreign relations.” —T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University Read More..

Trust and Distrust in Sino-American Relations:

Challenge and Opportunity (Hardcover)
Steve Chan
ISBN: 9781604979961

“Steve Chan, a leading scholar of Chinese foreign policy, has once again come up with an excellent book, this time on the topic of ‘trust.’ In this succinctly written book, he provides a very rich theoretical and empirical discussion of trust and mistrust in international relations with the use of Sino-US relations as empirical case study. A valuable addition to both IR theory and the study of China’s foreign relations.” —T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University 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..

The United Nations and the Rationale for Collective Intelligence

Bassey Ekpe
ISBN: 9781604976144

This book is one of a handful of studies; it is highly original in that it focuses on the relationship between intelligence and the United Nations. Scholars working within the international relations discipline and more specifically issues of global governance and security will find this study invaluable. Read More..

Urban Brazil:

Visions, Afflictions, and Governance Lessons
Ivani Vassoler
ISBN: 9781934043943

"This book should be a must for anyone interested in Latin American urbanization and urban planning/administration..." Read More..

US National Security:

New Threats, Old Realities
Paul Viotti
ISBN: 9781604979305

Taking into account the threats and opportunities we face today, Paul Viotti identifies a number of strategies and policies for the U.S. that are central to the maintaining of peace and security over the next few decades. This is an is an important volume for all collections focused on the making and implementation of both foreign and national security policy. Read More..

United States Engagement in the Asia Pacific:

Perspectives from Asia
Yoichiro Sato and See Seng Tan
ISBN: 9781604979046

“This is an important book about an important subject. Will the U.S. continue to maintain its engagement with the Asia Pacific? Is Obama’s Asia policy intended to contain the rise of China? What role will Japan, India, and the middle powers play in the emerging regional order?” - Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rector of Tembusu College, National University of Singapore Read More..

The Nigeria-Biafra War:

Genocide and the Politics of Memory
Chima Korieh
ISBN: 9781604978117

"Korieh’s research disclosed hard documentary evidence showing the names of notable Hausa-Fulani personalities and even British expatriates who played prominent roles in the May–June 1966 pogrom of the Igbo in the north of Nigeria ... Worthy and invaluable." - Journal of Asian and African Studies 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..

When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash:

The War on Terror and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity
Ivan Sascha Sheehan
ISBN: 9781934043707

"This work is important because it offers both scholars and practitioners a tool to assess counterterrorism theory and practice. Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

The Wilsonian Persuasion in American Foreign Policy

Matthew C. Price
ISBN: 9781934043820

Provides a detailed account of one of the great turning points in American and world history, the American embrace of globalism. 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..

Women and the Democratic Party:

The Evolution of EMILY's List
Jamie Pamelia Pimlott
ISBN: 9781604976557

This study is the first examination of the growth and transformation of EMILY’s List from its inception in 1985 through the 2008 election cycle. Relying on interviews with organization staff, founding members, and members of Congress, it illuminates the ways in which the organization’s origin and mission are firmly rooted in the goals and activities of the liberal feminist women’s movement of the 1970s. Read More..

 

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