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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 gentrification; of analo...(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, Herbert H. Lehman ...(Read More)
 
 
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 prudence: as Nathan T...(Read More)
 
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