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Term Limits and Their Consequences
Term Limits and Their Consequences (September 2012)
The Aftermath of Legislative Reform
Stanley M. Caress - Author
Todd T. Kunioka - Author

Comprehensive examination of legislative term limits and how they have changed the American political system.

Legislative term limits remain a controversial feature of the American political landscape. Term Limits and Their Consequences provides a clear, comprehensive, and nonpartisan look at all aspects of this contentious subject. Stanley M. Caress and Todd T. Kunioka trace the emergence of the grassroot...(Read More)
 
 
The Obama Effect
The Obama Effect (September 2010)
Multidisciplinary Renderings of the 2008 Campaign
Heather E. Harris - Editor
Kimberly R. Moffitt - Editor
Catherine R. Squires - Editor

Timely, multidisciplinary analysis of Obama’s presidential campaign, its context, and its impact.

November 4, 2008 ushered in a historic moment: Illinois Senator Barack Obama was elected the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. In The Obama Effect, editors Heather E. Harris, Kimberly R. Moffitt, and Catherine R. Squires bring together works that place Barack Obama’s candidacy and victory in the co...(Read More)
 
 
Tales from the Sausage Factory
Tales from the Sausage Factory (September 2010)
Making Laws in New York State
Daniel L. Feldman - Author
Gerald Benjamin - Author

A former state legislator and a political scientist team up to show how New York’s legislature was once the nation’s model professional legislature, and how it might recover from its present level of dysfunction.

“Laws are like sausages,” Otto von Bismarck is said to have remarked. “It is better not to see them being made.” Even among sausage factories, New York State’...(Read More)
 
 
Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia
Contending Nationalisms of Oromia and Ethiopia (January 2010)
Struggling for Statehood, Sovereignty, and Multinational Democracy
Asafa Jalata - Author

Applies the concept of oppressor and oppressed nationalisms to explore the historical forces and social processes that have shaped modern Ethiopia.

This book demonstrates how oppressor Ethiopian nationalism rationalizes and justifies the hierarchical organization of various peoples or ethnonations and how oppressed Oromo nationalism provides an ideology or a vision and a program for seeking self-determination an...(Read More)
 
 
King of the Bowery
King of the Bowery (November 2009)
Big Tim Sullivan, Tammany Hall, and New York City from the Gilded Age to the Progressive Era
Richard F. Welch - Author

The first full-length biography of Timothy D. “Big Tim” Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.

King of the Bowery is the first full-length biography of Timothy D. “Big Tim” Sullivan, the archetypal Tammany Hall leader who dominated New York City politics—and much of its social life—from 1890 to 1913. A poor Irish kid from the Five Points who rose thr...(Read More)

 
 
Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt
Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt (October 2009)
Samer S. Shehata - Author

Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.

In Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt, Samer S. Shehata provides us with a unique and detailed ethnographic portrait of life within two large textile factories in Alexandria, Egypt. Working for nearly a year as a “winding machine operator” provided Shehata with unprecedented access to workers at the point of production and t...(Read More)
 
 
Toward Filipino Self-Determination
Toward Filipino Self-Determination (July 2009)
Beyond Transnational Globalization
E. San Juan Jr. - Author

Examines the project of Filipino self-determination in the context of capitalist globalization.

Granted formal independence in 1946, the Philippines serves as a battleground between the neoliberal project of capitalist globalization and the enduring aspiration of Filipinos for national self-determination. More than ten million Filipino workers—over one-tenth of the country’s total population—work a...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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