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Fight to Live, Live to Fight
Fight to Live, Live to Fight (July 2019)
Veteran Activism after War
Benjamin Schrader - Author

Examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 US military veterans and the activism they are engaged in.

While veterans are often cast as a “problem” for society, Fight to Live, Live to Fight challenges this view by focusing on the progressive, positive, and productive activism that veterans engage in. Benjamin Schrader weaves his own experiences as a former member of the American ...(Read More)
 
 
Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era
Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era (May 2019)
Heather E. Harris - Editor

Considers the impact of neo-racism during the Obama presidency.

Neo-race Realities in the Obama Era expands the discourse about Barack Obama’s two terms as president by reflecting upon the impact of neo-racism during his tenure. Continually in conversation with Étienne Balibar’s conceptualization of neo-racism as being racism without race, the contributors examine how identities become the target of neo...(Read More)
 
 
Stranger in a Strange State
Stranger in a Strange State (May 2019)
The Politics of Carpetbagging from Robert Kennedy to Scott Brown
Christopher J. Galdieri - Author

Examines why some politicians take the drastic step of becoming a carpetbagger and how that shapes their campaigns and chances for victory.

Candidates normally run for office in the places where they live. Occasionally, however, a politician will run as a carpetbagger—someone who moves to a new state for the express purpose of running, or who runs in one state after holding office in another. Stranger in a Strange State...(Read More)
 
 
One America?
One America? (April 2019)
Presidential Appeals to Racial Resentment from LBJ to Trump
Nathan Angelo - Author

Reveals how presidents deploy a rhetoric that attempts to attract many racial and ethnic groups, but ultimately directs itself to an archetypal white, Middle-American swing voter.

Despite major advancements in civil rights in the United States since the 1960s, racial inequality continues to persist in American society. While it may appear that presidents do not address the topic of race, it lurks in the background of presidenti...(Read More)
 
 
From News to Talk
From News to Talk (April 2019)
The Expansion of Opinion and Commentary in US Journalism
Kimberly Meltzer - Author

Explores how journalists think and talk about changes in the news environment, with a focus on the increase in opinion and commentary.

From News to Talk examines what journalists think about the movement toward often opinionated, sometimes uncivil, talk in news. It provides an important intervention in debates about the future of news by investigating what journalists themselves perceive as the forces affecting this move...(Read More)
 
 
Organizing for Transgender Rights
Organizing for Transgender Rights (March 2019)
Collective Action, Group Development, and the Rise of a New Social Movement
Anthony J. Nownes - Author

Illuminates transgender activists’ successful strategies to organize for social and political change in the US.

In recent years, gender-variant people—including those we now call transgender people—have won public policy victories that had previously seemed unwinnable: the American Psychiatric Association replaced the term “gender identity disorder” with “gender dysphoria” in the Diagnosti...(Read More)
 
 
Janus Democracy
Janus Democracy (December 2018)
Transconsistency and the General Will
Richard T. Longoria - Author

Explores the contradictory nature of public opinion.

Combining political philosophy with a study of political behavior, Richard T. Longoria examines the contradictory nature of public opinion on policy issues. He argues that public opinion is often characterized by dialetheial paradoxes—when a statement and the contradiction of that statement are both held to be true. For example, a voter may express a desire for a ba...(Read More)
 
 
The Caribbeanization of Black Politics
The Caribbeanization of Black Politics (March 2018)
Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America
Sharon D. Wright Austin - Author

Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.

In The Caribbeanization of Black Politics, Sharon D. Wright Austin explores the impact of ethnic diversification of African American communities on the prospects for black political empowerment. Focusing on Boston, Chicago, Miami, and New York City—cities that for the last several years have experienced an...(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 United States, a system of fiscal federalism meant this turn towards austerity took a uniquely fragmented and geographically diverse form. Drawing on case studies of r...(Read More)
 
 
Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence
Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence (February 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)
 
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