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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)
 
 
Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project
Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project (March 2018)
Ideology, Politics, and Civil Disobedience
Moshe Hellinger - Author
Isaac Hershkowitz - Author
Bernard Susser - Author

An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel’s religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.

The Jewish settlements in disputed territories are among the most contentious issues in Israeli and international politics. This book delves into the ideological and rabbinic discourses of the religious Zionists who founded the settlement movement and lead it to this day. Based on Hebrew primary sources seldom availab...(Read More)
 
 
Confrontational Citizenship
Confrontational Citizenship (December 2017)
Reflections on Hatred, Rage, Revolution, and Revolt
William W. Sokoloff - Author

Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.

A growing number of people are enraged about the quality and direction of public life, despise politicians, and are desperate for real political change. How can the contemporary neoliberal global political order be challenged and rebuilt in an egalitarian and humanitarian manner? What type of political a...(Read More)
 
 
Teaching Politics in Secondary Education
Teaching Politics in Secondary Education (December 2017)
Engaging with Contentious Issues
Wayne Journell - Author

Uses data collected from multiple studies, starting with Obama’s historic 2008 candidacy through his reelection in 2012, to offer recommendations on best practices.

Many social studies teachers report feeling apprehensive about discussing potentially volatile topics in the classroom, because they fear that administrators and parents might accuse them of attempting to indoctrinate their students. Wayne Jour...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Immigration
Understanding Immigration (December 2017)
Issues and Challenges in an Era of Mass Population Movement
Marilyn Hoskin - Author

Undergraduate-level textbook introducing students to the factors which define immigration politics in the United States and Europe.

Based on the dual premise that nations need to learn from how immigration issues are handled in other modern democracies, and that adaptation to a new era of refugee and emigration movements is critical to a stable world, Marilyn Hoskin systematically compares the immigration polici...(Read More)
 
 
Spontaneous Combustion
Spontaneous Combustion (October 2017)
The Eros Effect and Global Revolution
Jason Del Gandio - Editor
AK Thompson - Editor
Peter Marcuse - Foreword by

Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change.

From the events of May 1968 to the Arab Spring and Occupy, we have seen social movements develop spontaneously around the globe propelling thousands and, at times, millions of people into the streets to demand an end to oppression.

“In order to make sense of such events, the authors draw on George Katsiaficas&r...(Read More)
 
 
American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions
American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions (September 2017)
Eric S. Heberlig - Author
Suzanne M. Leland - Author
David Swindell - Author

Uncovers the politics involved when a city recruits and implements a presidential convention.
Political party conventions have lost much of their original political nature, serving now primarily as elaborate infomercials while ratifying the decisions made by voters in state primaries and caucuses. While this activity hasn’t changed significantly since the 1970s, conventions themselves have changed significantly in terms of...(Read More)
 
 
Failed State
Failed State (April 2017)
Dysfunction and Corruption in an American Statehouse
Seymour P. Lachman - Author
Robert Polner - With

Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform.
Failed State is both an original account of a state legislature in urgent need of reform and a call to action for those who would fix it. Drawing on his experiences both in and out of state government, former New York State senator Seymour P. Lachman reveals and explores Albany’s hush-hush, top-down processe...(Read More)
 
 
Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries
Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries (January 2017)
A Mind's Odyssey
Joseph Natoli - Author

A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.

Uniting personal history with cultural history, Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries tells a story of a mind, a time, and a culture. The vehicle or medium of this excursion is an overview and sampling of the author’s work, and what is revealed are cautionary tales of a once-aspiring egalitarian democracy confronted with plutocracy’s gentrif...(Read More)
 
 
Herbert H. Lehman
Herbert H. Lehman (December 2016)
A Political Biography
Duane Tananbaum - Author

The definitive biography of New York State’s four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.

This new biography of Herbert Lehman—the first in a half century—fills the void left by historians and political scientists who have neglected one of the truly great liberal icons of the mid-twentieth century. Based on extensive research in archival sources, Herbe...(Read More)
 
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