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New York's Broken Constitution
New York's Broken Constitution (December 2016)
The Governance Crisis and the Path to Renewed Greatness
Peter J. Galie - Editor
Christopher Bopst - Editor
Gerald Benjamin - Editor

Examines the significant gaps between what New York State’s constitution says and how the state is actually governed and offers ideas for reform.
On its face, New York State’s constitution is an elaborate and impressive aggregation of processes, powers, mandates, and limits. But many of these are “inoperative,” and New Yorkers who read the document and believe what it says will come away with a massive mi...(Read More)
 
 
Literature and
Literature and "Interregnum" (August 2016)
Globalization, War, and the Crisis of Sovereignty in Latin America
Patrick Dove - Author

Examines literary responses to the impact of economic and technological globalization in Latin America.

Literature and “Interregnum” examines the unraveling of the political forms of modernity through readings of end-of-millennium literary texts by César Aira, Marcelo Cohen, Sergio Chejfec, Diamela Eltit, and Roberto Bolaño. The opening of national spaces to the global capitalist...(Read More)
 
 
Out of Control
Out of Control (June 2016)
Confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas
Richard A. Cohen - Author

Explores the fundamental confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas in ethics, politics, science, and religion.
After the end of superstitious religion, what is the meaning of the world? Baruch Spinoza’s answer is truth, Emmanuel Levinas’s is goodness: science versus ethics. In Out of Control, Richard A. Cohen brings this debate to life, providing a nuanced exposition of Spinoza and Levinas and the confrontat...(Read More)
 
 
Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought
Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought (April 2016)
Christopher Lynch - Editor
Jonathan Marks - Editor

Reflections on principle and prudence in the thoughts and actions of great thinkers and statesmen.

Discussions of the place of moral principle in political practice are haunted by the abstract and misleading distinction between realism and its various principled or “idealist” alternatives. This volume argues that such discussions must be recast in terms of the relationship between principle and prud...(Read More)
 
 
Minima Cuba
Minima Cuba (June 2015)
Heretical Poetics and Power in Post-Soviet Cuba
Marta Hernández Salván - Author

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.


Mínima Cuba analyzes the reconfiguration of aesthetics and power during the Cuban postrevolutionary transition (1989 to 2005, the conclusion of the “Special Period”). It explores th...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Post-Zionism
Beyond Post-Zionism (February 2015)
Eran Kaplan - Author

Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.

Post-Zionism emerged as an intellectual and cultural movement in the late 1980s when a growing number of people inside and outside academia felt that Zionism, as a political ideology, had outlived its usefulness. The post-Zionist critique attempted to expose the core tenets of Zionist ideology and...(Read More)
 
 
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around (November 2014)
Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith
Alethia Jones - Editor
Virginia Eubanks - Editor
Barbara Smith - With

2015 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, presented by the Publishing Triangle
2015 Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir/Biography, presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation
SILVER MEDALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies Category
Reveals a remarkable woman’s life and her contributions to social justice movements related to Civil Rights,...(Read More)
 
 
The Devil Is in the Details
The Devil Is in the Details (January 2014)
Understanding the Causes of Policy Specificity and Ambiguity
Rachel VanSickle-Ward - Author

Seeks to explain the causes of ambiguously worded state legislation.

The level of detail in a given law can have dramatic consequences for how that law is interpreted and applied. In The Devil Is in the Details, Rachel VanSickle-Ward focuses on the dynamics of social policy construction in the United States in order to better understand why the wording of legislation can range from the specific to the am...(Read More)
 
 
William Almon Wheeler
William Almon Wheeler (December 2013)
Political Star of the North Country
Herbert C. Hallas - Author

An American success story about the life of William Almon Wheeler, a poor boy from northern New York who became the nineteenth Vice President of the United States.

William Almon Wheeler’s life is an American success story about how a poor boy living near the Canadian border in Malone, New York, achieved fame and fortune. Often referred to as “the New York Lincoln,” Wheeler was a lawyer, banker, rai...(Read More)
 
 
Seeking the Beloved Community
Seeking the Beloved Community (May 2013)
A Feminist Race Reader
Joy James - Author
Beverly Guy-Sheftall - Foreword by

Selected essays on radical social change.

Written over the course of twenty years, the essays brought together here highlight and analyze tensions confronted by writers, scholars, activists, politicians, and political prisoners fighting racism and sexism. Focusing on the experiences of black women calling attention to and resisting social injustice, the astonishing scale of mass and politically driven imprisonmen...(Read More)
 
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