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I'll Be Home
I'll Be Home (May 2019)
The Writings of Jim McGrath
Jim McGrath - Author
Darryl McGrath - Editor
Howard Healy - Editor

Editorials, op-eds, and other writings by a memorable newspaperman.

The winner of more awards than any editorial writer in the Albany Times Union’s history, Jim McGrath was both an Albany institution and a keen observer of the world beyond his beloved adopted city. When he died in 2013 at the age of fifty-six, the newspaper lost a writer who combined a passionate advocacy for society’s most vulnerable people ...(Read More)
 
 
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy (April 2019)
The Rise and Sudden Fall of Jang Song-thaek
Ra Jong-yil - Author
Jinna Park - Translator

Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.

First published in Korean in 2016, Inside North Korea’s Theocracy offers a fascinating and rare look at the lives of several of the regime’s key leaders. Its primary focus is Jang Song-thaek, a talented and reform-minded member of the political ruling class who was executed in 2013. J...(Read More)
 
 
Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory
Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory (April 2019)
Roberta Johnson - Author

First book in English to offer a thorough introduction to key concepts and figures in Spanish feminist thought.

Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory is the first book in English to offer a substantial overview of Spanish feminist thought. It focuses on six concepts—solitude, personality, social class, work, difference, and equality—and distinguishes Spanish feminist theory from that of other countries. Rob...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Paradigms
The Politics of Paradigms (April 2019)
Thomas S. Kuhn, James B. Conant, and the Cold War “Struggle for Men’s Minds”
George A. Reisch - Author

Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

The Politics of Paradigms shows that America’s most famous and influential book about science, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions of 1962, was inspired and shaped by Thomas Kuhn’s political interests, his relationship ...(Read More)
 
 
Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject
Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject (October 2018)
Reconsidering Minor Losses
Olga Maya Demetriou - Author

Examines the effects of culturally specific interpretations of refugeehood with an ethnographic focus on Cyprus.

Being a “refugee” is not simply a matter of law, determination procedures, or the act of flight. It is an ontological condition, structured by the politics of law, affect, and territory. Refugeehood and the Postconflict Subject explores the variable facets of refugeehood, their interconnections, and thei...(Read More)
 
 
Tools of War, Tools of State
Tools of War, Tools of State (September 2018)
When Children Become Soldiers
Robert Tynes - Author

Examines why many governments, rebels, and terrorist organizations are using children as soldiers.

Despite the supposed taboo against the practice, many governments, rebels, and terrorist groups use children in war to spy and kill. In Tools of War, Tools of State, Robert Tynes examines this complex problem, demonstrating that the modern use of children in war is a tactical innovation. He discusses how boys and girls on the bat...(Read More)
 
 
Only the People Can Save the People
Only the People Can Save the People (May 2018)
Constituent Power, Revolution, and Counterrevolution in Venezuela
Donald V. Kingsbury - Author

Examines the egalitarian, creative, and inclusive practice of radical democracy in contemporary Venezuela.

In a global historical moment of growing mobilizations against inequality, corruption, and exclusion, Only the People Can Save the People illustrates the necessity and challenges of more egalitarian approaches to collective life from one of the most tumultuous and compelling experiments in radical democracy. Donald V...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project
Religious Zionism and the Settlement Project (May 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)
 
 
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)
 
 
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 Journell tackles the ...(Read More)
 
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