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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)
 
 
Nurse Educators and Politics
Nurse Educators and Politics (September 2004)
Sondra Z. Koff - Author

Examines how nurse educators shape the political behavior of nurses.

Although they represent a significant majority of American health care providers, nurses have had only a limited influence on policy developments in the health care and political systems. Helping to understand why the profession has remained a "sleeping giant," Nurse Educators and Politics focuses on a primary socialization agent to ...(Read More)
 
 
Aftereffects of Knowledge in Modernity
Aftereffects of Knowledge in Modernity (April 2004)
Politics, Aesthetics, and Individuality
Martin Leet - Author

Examines the relations among knowledge, politics, aesthetics, and individuality.

The relentless accumulation of knowledge is a defining feature of modern life, but what if this feature begins to breed more confusion than enlightenment? Martin Leet examines how the often ambiguous and sometimes destabilizing aftereffects of knowledge have prompted a renewed interest in aesthetics and individuality in parts of contempor...(Read More)
 
 
The Nature of the Early Ottoman State
The Nature of the Early Ottoman State (March 2003)
Heath W. Lowry - Author

A revisionist interpretation of the early origins of the Ottoman Empire.

Drawing on surviving documents from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, The Nature of the Early Ottoman State provides a revisionist approach to the study of the formative years of the Ottoman Empire. Challenging the predominant view that a desire to spread Islam accounted for Ottoman success during the fourteenth-century advance into ...(Read More)
 
 
The Elections in Israel 1999
The Elections in Israel 1999 (March 2002)
Asher Arian - Editor
Michal Shamir - Editor

Considers the impact of the 1999 Israeli elections.

This volume highlights Israel’s 1999 elections, in which the prime-ministerial race between incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak ended with Barak winning by the biggest landslide ever in Israel. Although some observers interpreted these results as a fundamental shift in public opinion, there is little evidence to support this. The book shows how old pattern...(Read More)
 
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