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Political Power in America
Political Power in America (December 2019)
Class Conflict and the Subversion of Democracy
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Introduction to American politics that provides a critical examination of both political institutions and political behavior.

Analyzing major political institutions such as Congress, the courts, the presidency, and the media, this book chronicles how the interests of affluent Americans—particularly business, professional, and corporate interests—dominate over those of “average” citizens. Anthony R. DiMagg...(Read More)
 
 
Culture and Tactics
Culture and Tactics (October 2019)
Gramsci, Race, and the Politics of Practice
Robert F. Carley - Author

Juxtaposes Antonio Gramsci’s work and critical race theory to offer a new understanding of tactics as a transformative practice.

While scholars of social and political movements tend to analyze tactics in terms of their effectiveness in achieving specific outcomes, Robert F. Carley argues by contrast that tactics are, above all, what social movements do. They are not mere means to an end so much as they are a public form...(Read More)
 
 
African Americans and the First Amendment
African Americans and the First Amendment (September 2019)
The Case for Liberty and Equality
Timothy C. Shiell - Author

The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.

African Americans and the First Amendment is the first book to explore in detail the relationship between African Americans and our “first freedoms,” especially freedom of speech. Timothy C. Shiell utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to demonstrate that a strong commitment to civil liberty and to...(Read More)
 
 
Help (Not) Wanted
Help (Not) Wanted (August 2019)
Immigration Politics in Japan
Michael Strausz - Author

Shows how Japan’s immigration policy is shaped by the nature of Japan’s economy and elite debates about the country’s national identity.

In Help (Not) Wanted, Michael Strausz offers an original and provocative answer to a question that has long perplexed observers of Japan: Why has Japan’s immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international po...(Read More)
 
 
John Marshall's Constitutionalism
John Marshall's Constitutionalism (June 2019)
Clyde H. Ray - Author

A study of John Marshall’s political thought with special emphasis on his views of constitutional legitimacy, sovereignty, citizenship, and national identity.

John Marshall’s Constitutionalism is an exploration of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall’s political thought. Often celebrated and occasionally derided as a force in the creation of American jurisprudence and the elevation of the American ...(Read More)
 
 
Stranger in a Strange State
Stranger in a Strange State (May 2019)
The Politics of Carpetbagging from Robert Kennedy to Scott Brown
Christopher J. Galdieri - Author

Examines why some politicians take the drastic step of becoming a carpetbagger and how that shapes their campaigns and chances for victory.

Candidates normally run for office in the places where they live. Occasionally, however, a politician will run as a carpetbagger—someone who moves to a new state for the express purpose of running, or who runs in one state after holding office in another. Stranger in a Strange State...(Read More)
 
 
The Distortion of Nature's Image
The Distortion of Nature's Image (April 2019)
Reification and the Ecological Crisis
Damian Gerber - Author

Illustrates how the notion of an ecological society remains a decisively political question.

The global ecological crisis is upon us. From global warming to the long-term implications of ocean acidification, air and water pollution, deforestation, and the omnipresent dangers of nuclear technology the future of our planetary home is threatened. Yet in the midst of the unfolding crisis, the conventional ideologies of the twentiet...(Read More)
 
 
Organizing for Transgender Rights
Organizing for Transgender Rights (March 2019)
Collective Action, Group Development, and the Rise of a New Social Movement
Anthony J. Nownes - Author

Illuminates transgender activists’ successful strategies to organize for social and political change in the US.

In recent years, gender-variant people—including those we now call transgender people—have won public policy victories that had previously seemed unwinnable: the American Psychiatric Association replaced the term “gender identity disorder” with “gender dysphoria” in the Diagnosti...(Read More)
 
 
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators (February 2019)
African Americans in Ghana
Steven J. L. Taylor - Author

Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.

After repeated coups and periods of military rule, Ghana is now one of Africa’s longest enduring democratic republics. Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators compares the political proclivities of two generations of African Americans who moved to Ghana. Steven J. L. Ta...(Read More)
 
 
The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority
The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority (December 2018)
Michael A. Dichio - Author

Traces the US Supreme Court’s effect on federal government growth from the founding era forward.

This book explores the US Supreme Court’s impact on the constitutional development of the federal government from the founding era forward. The author’s research is based on an original database of several hundred landmark decisions compiled from constitutional law casebooks and treatises published between 182...(Read More)
 
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