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Michael Oakeshott and the Conversation of Modern Political Thought
Michael Oakeshott and the Conversation of Modern Political Thought (April 2015)
Luke Philip Plotica - Author

 
 
Japanese Diplomacy
Japanese Diplomacy (March 2015)
The Role of Leadership
H. D. P. Envall - Author

 
 
The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe
The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe (March 2015)
Between Decentralization and Centralization in the Activation Era
Mariely Ló pez-Santana - Author

 
 
Unifying the Nation
Unifying the Nation (March 2015)
Article IV of the United States Constitution
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

 
 
Why Hawks Become Doves
Why Hawks Become Doves (December 2014)
Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel
Guy Ziv - Author

Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.
Why do hawkish leaders change course to pursue dovish policies? In Why Hawks Become Doves, Guy Ziv argues that conventional international relations theory is inadequate for explaining these momentous foreign policy shifts, because it underestimates the importance of leaders and their personalities. Applying insights from cognitive psycho...(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

Reveals a remarkable woman’s life and her contributions to social justice movements related to Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism.
As an organizer, writer, publisher, scholar-activist, and elected official, Barbara Smith has played key roles in multiple social justice movements, including Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism. Her ...(Read More)
 
 
Immigrant Protest
Immigrant Protest (November 2014)
Politics, Aesthetics, and Everyday Dissent
Katarzyna Marciniak - Editor
Imogen Tyler - Editor

Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.
The last decade has witnessed a global explosion of immigrant protests, political mobilizations by irregular migrants and pro-migrant activists. This volume considers the implications of these struggles for critical understandings of citizenship and borders. Scholars, visual and...(Read More)
 
 
The Initiative, Second Edition
The Initiative, Second Edition (November 2014)
Citizen Lawmaking
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

Examines the origins, spread, and effectiveness of the initiative.
The initiative is the product of the populist movement, which in the late nineteenth century sought to increase voter control of what were viewed as unrepresentative state and local governments. Today, twenty-four states allow registered voters to place proposed state laws on the referendum ballot, and eighteen states authorize voters to place proposed state const...(Read More)
 
 
The Losing War
The Losing War (October 2014)
Plan Colombia and Beyond
Jonathan D. Rosen - Author

Critical analysis of Plan Colombia, a multibillion dollar US counternarcotics initiative.
Plan Colombia was an ambitious, multibillion dollar program of American aid to the country of Colombia to fight that nation’s recreational drug industry. First signed into law by President Clinton in 2000, the program would, over a twelve year period, provide the Colombian government with more money than every other country in the regio...(Read More)
 
 
Checking the Courts
Checking the Courts (September 2014)
Law, Ideology, and Contingent Discretion
Kirk A. Randazzo - Author
Richard W. Waterman - Author

Examines and measures the extent to which statutory language affects judicial behavior.
How does the language of legislative statutes affect judicial behavior? Scholars of the judiciary have rarely studied this question despite statutes being, theoretically, the primary opportunity for legislatures to ensure that those individuals who interpret the law will follow their preferences. In Checking the Courts, Kirk A. Randaz...(Read More)
 
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