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A History of Political Murder in Latin America
A History of Political Murder in Latin America (June 2015)
Killing the Messengers of Change
W. John Green - Author

A sweeping study of political murder in Latin America.
This sweeping history depicts Latin America’s pan-regional culture of political murder. Unlike typical studies of the region, which often focus on the issues or trends of individual countries, this work focuses thematically on the nature of political murder itself, comparing and contrasting its uses and practices throughout the region. W. John Green examines the entire s...(Read More)
 
 
Government in the Twilight Zone
Government in the Twilight Zone (June 2015)
Volunteers to Small-City Boards and Commissions
John R. Baker - Author

Illuminates how local board systems operate and the motivations and experiences of their members.
While 97 percent of all American cities are smaller than 50,000 and millions of Americans experience civic life in these communities, what we know about their politics and governance is limited, particularly how local board systems operate, who the board members are, what motivates them to serve, and what they think about their experi...(Read More)
 
 
Massively Parallel Globalization
Massively Parallel Globalization (June 2015)
Explorations in Self-Organization and World Politics
David C. Earnest - Author

 
 
World Politics at the Edge of Chaos
World Politics at the Edge of Chaos (June 2015)
Reflections on Complexity and Global Life
Emilian Kavalski - Editor

Comprehensive overview of the inroads made by Complexity Thinking approaches and ideas in the study and practice of world politics.
Why are policymakers, scholars, and the general public so surprised when the world turns out to be unpredictable? World Politics at the Edge of Chaos suggests that the study of international politics needs new forms of knowledge to respond to emerging challenges such as the interconnectedness ...(Read More)
 
 
Disenchanted Realists, Second Edition
Disenchanted Realists, Second Edition (May 2015)
Political Science and the American Crisis
Raymond Seidelman - Author
Edward J. Harpham - With the assistance of
James Farr - Afterword

New edition of the provocative history of the tenuous relationship between the scientific study of politics and the real world of American democracy.
When it first appeared three decades ago, Raymond Seidelman’s provocative study of the history of political science both attracted a great deal of attention and generated vibrant controversy. Where prior studies of the history of political science had concentrated on the evolu...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Oakeshott and the Conversation of Modern Political Thought
Michael Oakeshott and the Conversation of Modern Political Thought (April 2015)
Luke Philip Plotica - Author

A fresh reading of Oakeshott’s contributions to the ongoing conversation of modern political thought.
One of the seminal voices of twentieth-century political thought, Michael Oakeshott’s work has often fallen prey to the ideological labels applied to it by his interpreters and commentators. In this book, Luke Philip Plotica argues that we stand to learn more by embracing Oakeshott’s own understanding of his work ...(Read More)
 
 
Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State
Corporate Power, Oligopolies, and the Crisis of the State (March 2015)
Luis Suarez-Villa - Author

Addresses the power of oligopolistic corporations in contemporary society.
The largest, wealthiest corporations have gained unprecedented power and influence in contemporary life. From cradle to grave the decisions made by these entities have an enormous impact on how we live and work, what we eat, our physical and psychological health, what we know or believe, whom we elect, and how we deal with one another and with the natural wo...(Read More)
 
 
Japanese Diplomacy
Japanese Diplomacy (March 2015)
The Role of Leadership
H. D. P. Envall - Author

Groundbreaking study demonstrating how Japan’s leaders play an important role in diplomacy.
A political leader is most often a nation’s most high-profile foreign policy figure, its chief diplomat. But how do individual leadership styles, personalities, perceptions, or beliefs shape diplomacy? In Japanese Diplomacy, the question of what role leadership plays in diplomacy is applied to Japan, a country where the indi...(Read More)
 
 
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 López-Santana - Author

Detailed examination of the territorial and governance dimensions of contemporary welfare reforms in the United States and Europe.
Until recently, studies of changes in the welfare state have tended to focus on transformations in the nature of social policies and their level of generosity. The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe concentrates on an often overlooked dimension: territorial and governa...(Read More)
 
 
Unifying the Nation
Unifying the Nation (March 2015)
Article IV of the United States Constitution
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

In-depth examination of a rarely-studied article of the United States Constitution.
While there is a vast amount of scholarship on the US Constitution, very little of it addresses Article IV. The article’s first section, the Full Faith and Credit Clause, requires that individual states must respect “the public acts, accords, and judicial proceedings of every other state,” and the second section, the Privileges and ...(Read More)
 
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