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Austerity and the Labor Movement
Austerity and the Labor Movement (December 2016)
Michael Schiavone - Author

An overview and analysis of austerity policies and labor movement resistance in several countries.
Austerity policies have become the new norm throughout both the developed and developing world. Indeed, austerity has become the new buzz word in the lexicon of politicians from across the political spectrum. At the same time austerity measures have been met with mass protest, the most famous example of which is the Occupy Movemen...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss on Science
Leo Strauss on Science (December 2016)
Thoughts on the Relation between Natural Science and Political Philosophy
Svetozar Y. Minkov - Author

The first study of Strauss’s confrontation with modern science and its methods.
Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished archival material, Leo Strauss on Science brings to light the thoughts of Leo Strauss on the problem of science. Introducing us to Strauss’s reflections on the meaning and perplexities of the scientific adventure, Svetozar Y. Minkov explores questions such as: Is there a human wisdom ...(Read More)
 
 
Behind the Facade
Behind the Facade (October 2016)
Elections under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
Lee Morgenbesser - Author

Explores why authoritarian regimes bother to hold elections.
Behind the Façade examines the question of why authoritarian regimes in Southeast Asia bother holding elections. Using comprehensive case studies of Cambodia, Myanmar, and Singapore, Lee Morgenbesser argues that elections allow authoritarian regimes to collect information, pursue legitimacy, manage political elites, and sustain neopatrimonial domination....(Read More)
 
 
Chinese Thought as Global Theory
Chinese Thought as Global Theory (June 2016)
Diversifying Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Leigh Jenco - Editor

Using Chinese thought, explores how non-Western thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory.
With a particular focus on Chinese thought, this volume explores how, and under what conditions, so-called “non-Western” traditions of thought can structure generally applicable social and political theory. Reversing the usual comparison between “local” Chinese application and “un...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship (May 2016)
Jyl J. Josephson - Author

Offers a more democratic way to think about families, politics, and public life.
Public policy often assumes there is one correct way to be a family. Rethinking Sexual Citizenship argues that policies that enforce this idea hurt all of us and harm our democracy. Jyl J. Josephson uses the concept of “sexual citizenship” (a criticism of the assumption that all families have a heterosexual at their center) to sho...(Read More)
 
 
American Politics and the Environment, Second Edition
American Politics and the Environment, Second Edition (March 2016)
Byron W. Daynes - Author
Glen Sussman - Author
Jonathan P. West - Author

Examines the role of politics in the environmental policy making process.
Changing our environmental policy has been at the forefront of many political discussions. But how can we make this change come about? In American Politics and the Environment, Second Edition, Byron W. Daynes, Glen Sussman and Jonathan P. West argue it is critical that we must understand the politics of environmental decision making and how politica...(Read More)
 
 
Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart
Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart (March 2016)
Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor
Sungmoon Kim - Editor

Employs Robert Bellah’s notion of civil religion to explore East Asia’s Confucian revival.
Can Confucianism be regarded as a civil religion for East Asia? This book explores this question, bringing the insights of Robert Bellah to a consideration of various expressions of the contemporary Confucian revival. Bellah identified American civil religion as a religious dimension of life that can be found throughout US cult...(Read More)
 
 
Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century
Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century (December 2015)
Douglas D. Roscoe - Author
Shannon Jenkins - Author

Demonstrates how local political parties have retained a role of critical importance in American politics.
While the media pay the most attention to the actions of the national political committees, political scientists have long emphasized the key role of local party organizations. Despite sweeping changes in the political environment, remarkably little research has sought to understand precisely how these local parties are st...(Read More)
 
 
Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan
Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan (November 2015)
Risk, Community, and Knowledge
Akihiro Ogawa - Author

Explores the trend of lifelong learning in Japan as a means to deal with risk in a neoliberal era.
Akihiro Ogawa explores Japan’s recent embrace of lifelong learning as a means by which a neoliberal state deals with risk. Lifelong learning has been heavily promoted by Japan’s policymakers, and statistics find one-third of Japanese people engaged in some form of these activities. Activities that increase abilities and...(Read More)
 
 
Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution
Public Spaces, Marketplaces, and the Constitution (November 2015)
Shopping Malls and the First Amendment
Anthony Maniscalco - Author

Examines how the Supreme Court has banished free expression from shopping malls and other public spaces.
In spite of their public attractions and millions of visitors, most shopping malls are now off-limits to free speech and expressive activity. The same may be said about many other public spaces and marketplaces in American cities and suburbs, leaving scholars and other observers to wonder where civic engagement is lawfully p...(Read More)
 
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