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Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva
Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva (June 2009)
Kelly Oliver - Editor
S. K. Keltner - Editor

Considers the social and political significance of Kristeva’s oeuvre.

The social and political relevance of Julia Kristeva’s work is perhaps the central question in Kristeva studies, and the essays in this collection provide a sustained interrogation of this complicated problematic from a variety of perspectives and across the various contexts and moments of Kristeva’s forty-year writing car...(Read More)
 
 
Follow the Money
Follow the Money (March 2009)
Who Controls New York City Mayors?
Lynne A. Weikart - Author

Reveals the powerful influence of financial elites on New York City’s mayors.

The critical influence of bankers and credit agencies on the mayors of the Big Apple comes to light in this fascinating study. Lynne A. Weikart reveals how financial elites in New York City have exploited recurring fiscal crises and sharply curtailed the range of choices open to mayors in setting priorities and implementing fiscal ...(Read More)
 
 
The Emotions of a New Era
The Emotions of a New Era (February 2009)
DVD
Paul Grondahl - Journalist
Steve Jacobs - Journalist

DVD capturing crowd reactions and emotions during the inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, in Washington, D.C.
Reexperience the inauguration of President Barack Obama through this one-of-a-kind DVD. Created by award-winning journalists Paul Grondahl and Steve Jacobs, “The Emotions of a New Era” captures—without press passes or special access—the feelings of America and the world on that cold January day. With hundred...(Read More)
 
 
The Erotics of Corruption
The Erotics of Corruption (June 2008)
Law, Scandal, and Political Perversion
Ruth A. Miller - Author

A provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period.

In this provocative retelling of the story of political corruption in the modern period, Ruth A. Miller argues that narratives of political corruption rely upon an explicitly pornographic rhetoric and have been instrumental in carving out lawless or exceptional space. Drawing upon an extensive and wide-ranging literature, she exami...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Class, and the Death Penalty
Race, Class, and the Death Penalty (May 2008)
Capital Punishment in American History
Howard W. Allen - Author
Jerome M. Clubb - Author
Vincent A. Lacey - With assistance from

Examines both the legal and illegal uses of the death penalty in American history.

In Race, Class, and the Death Penalty, Howard W. Allen and Jerome M. Clubb examine historical trends in the use of capital punishment in the United States. Employing empirical data, the authors explore how frequently the death penalty has been used and how its frequency of use has changed, where the death penalty was used...(Read More)
 
 
Mayor Corning
Mayor Corning (September 2007)
Albany Icon, Albany Enigma
Paul Grondahl - Author

Grondahl’s classic biography of Albany’s “mayor for life,” now available in paperback.

Erastus Corning 2nd was elected mayor of Albany eleven times, serving forty-two consecutive years, a tenure unsurpassed in American political history. Now available in paperback, Paul Grondahl’s thoroughly researched and comprehensive biography of Albany’s “mayor for life” offers a f...(Read More)
 
 
Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance
Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance (August 2007)
The News Media and Michael Newdow's Constitutional Challenge
Ronald Bishop - Author
Nadine Strossen - Foreword by

Explores atheist Michael Newdow’s constitutional challenge and how the news media marginalized him from the moment the Ninth Circuit handed down its controversial ruling that the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional.

Taking on the Pledge of Allegiance explores the landmark lawsuit filed by avowed atheist Michael Newdow against the Elk Grove Unified School District in California, in which he claimed...(Read More)
 
 
Torture
Torture (May 2007)
When the Unthinkable is Morally Permissible
Mirko Bagaric - Author
Julie Clarke - Author

Argues that there are moral grounds to use torture where the lives of the innocent are at stake.

The “war on terror” has brought the subject of torture to the forefront of public attention. In contrast to other discussions that focus narrowly on the practice of torture, and condemn it under any and all circumstances, Mirko Bagaric and Julie Clarke argue that to take this position is to live in a moral ...(Read More)
 
 
Solving the Health Care Problem
Solving the Health Care Problem (August 2006)
How Other Nations Succeeded and Why the United States Has Not
Pamela Behan - Author

Examines Australia and Canada to help explain why the United States provides less health care protection than other democratic nations.

The United States is the only industrialized democracy that allows its citizens to go entirely without health care for lack of funds or to be bankrupted by medical bills. Author Pamela Behan was confronted by the effects of this policy failure during her previous career as a nurse,...(Read More)
 
 
International Regimes for the Final Frontier
International Regimes for the Final Frontier (July 2005)
M. J. Peterson - Author

Examines the negotiations between nations that lead to international agreements regulating human activity in outer space.

Neither rational choice theory, with its emphasis on interest calculation, nor sociological institutionalist theory, with its emphasis on identity-defined rule following, indicates how governments determine which of their multiple interests or identities are at stake in a particular situation or ho...(Read More)
 
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