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Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence
Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence (March 2018)
Glenn R. Parker - Author
Suzanne L. Parker - Author

Analyzes long-term interest group/party alliances, with a focus on the part played by federal advisory committees.

This book sheds light on the dealings between special interests and political parties by challenging three long-standing assumptions: that transactions between interest groups and parties are quid pro quo exchanges, such as the buying and selling of legislation; that the interrelationship between bureaucrats and in...(Read More)
 
 
Cities under Austerity
Cities under Austerity (February 2018)
Restructuring the US Metropolis
Mark Davidson - Editor
Kevin Ward - Editor

Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities.
Across the world’s most industrialized economies, the financial crisis of 2007 caused a contraction of state budgets and stimulated attempts to reform debt-burdened governments. In the US, a system of fiscal federalism meant this turn towards austerity took a uniquely fragmented and geographically diverse form. Drawing on case studies of recent urban...(Read More)
 
 
Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court
Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court (December 2017)
An Analysis of Recusal Practices
Robert J. Hume - Author

Examines the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the US Supreme Court.

Do US Supreme Court justices withdraw from cases when they are supposed to? What happens when the Court is down a member? In Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court, Robert J. Hume provides the first comprehensive examination of the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the Supreme Court. Using original da...(Read More)
 
 
Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation
Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation (July 2016)
Murray P. Dry and the Nexus of Liberal Education and Politics
Giorgi Areshidze - Editor
Paul O. Carrese - Editor
Suzanna Sherry - Editor

Leading scholars and legal practitioners explore constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics.

In Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation, contributors ranging from scholars to practitioners in the federal executive and judicial branches blend philosophical and political modes of analysis to examine a variety of constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics. Part 1, “...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy (June 2016)
Amy Bridges - Editor
Michael Javen Fortner - Editor

Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.

After decades of being defined by crisis and limitations, cities are popular again—as destinations for people and businesses, and as subjects of scholarly study. Urban Citizenship and American Democracy contributes to this new scholarship by exploring the origins and dynamics of urban citizenship in the United States....(Read More)
 
 
Privatizing the Polity
Privatizing the Polity (September 2015)
Holona LeAnne Ochs - Author

Presents evidence that the expansion of welfare privatization makes it harder for people to move out of poverty in large numbers.

Research on poverty and research on governance currently exist as largely disparate literatures without a framework for building knowledge regarding how policies and practices compare as poverty alleviation strategies. In Privatizing the Polity, Holona LeAnne Ochs examines the...(Read More)
 
 
Disenchanted Realists, Second Edition
Disenchanted Realists, Second Edition (May 2015)
Political Science and the American Crisis
Raymond Seidelman - Author
Edward J. Harpham - With the assistance of
James Farr - Afterword

New edition of the provocative history of the tenuous relationship between the scientific study of politics and the real world of American democracy.

When it first appeared three decades ago, Raymond Seidelman’s provocative study of the history of political science both attracted a great deal of attention and generated vibrant controversy. Where prior studies of the history of political science had concentra...(Read More)
 
 
Unifying the Nation
Unifying the Nation (March 2015)
Article IV of the United States Constitution
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

In-depth examination of a rarely studied article of the United States Constitution.

While there is a vast amount of scholarship on the US Constitution, very little of it addresses Article IV. The article’s first section, the Full Faith and Credit Clause, requires that individual states must respect “the public acts, accords, and judicial proceedings of every other state,” and the second section, th...(Read More)
 
 
Checking the Courts
Checking the Courts (September 2014)
Law, Ideology, and Contingent Discretion
Kirk A. Randazzo - Author
Richard W. Waterman - Author

Examines and measures the extent to which statutory language affects judicial behavior.

How does the language of legislative statutes affect judicial behavior? Scholars of the judiciary have rarely studied this question despite statutes being, theoretically, the primary opportunity for legislatures to ensure that those individuals who interpret the law will follow their preferences. In Checking the Courts...(Read More)
 
 
Universal Rights and the Constitution
Universal Rights and the Constitution (April 2014)
Stephen A. Simon - Author

Innovative examination of the tensions between universal and more uniquely American definitions of cherished rights.

Are constitutional rights based exclusively in uniquely American considerations, or are they based at least in part on principles that transcend the boundaries of any particular country, such as the requirements of freedom or dignity? By viewing constitutional law through the prism of this fundamen...(Read More)
 
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