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Outsmarting Apartheid
Outsmarting Apartheid (May 2014)
An Oral History of South Africa's Cultural and Educational Exchange with the United States, 1960–1999
Daniel Whitman - Edited and with an introduction by
Kari Jaksa - With assistance from

Inspiring oral history of the impact of cultural and educational exchange between South Africa and the United States during apartheid.

For almost forty years, under the watchful eye of the apartheid regime, some three thousand South Africans participated in cultural and educational exchange with the United States. Exposure to American democracy brought hope during a time when social and political change seemed un...(Read More)
 
 
Universal Rights and the Constitution
Universal Rights and the Constitution (April 2014)
Stephen A. Simon - Author

Innovative examination of the tensions between universal and more uniquely American definitions of cherished rights.

Are constitutional rights based exclusively in uniquely American considerations, or are they based at least in part on principles that transcend the boundaries of any particular country, such as the requirements of freedom or dignity? By viewing constitutional law through the prism of this fundamen...(Read More)
 
 
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People?
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People? (March 2014)
The Impact of Ronald W. Walters on African American Thought and Leadership
Robert C. Smith - Editor
Cedric Johnson - Editor
Robert G. Newby - Editor

A compelling intellectual and political study of a leading post–civil rights era African American political theorist and strategist.

It is rare that a major leader of a protest movement also becomes an accomplished scholar who provides valuable insight into the movement in which he participated. Yet this was precisely what Ronald W. Walters (1938–2010) did. Born in Wichita, Kansas, the young Walters l...(Read More)
 
 
Knowledge, Power, and Black Politics
Knowledge, Power, and Black Politics (January 2014)
Collected Essays
Mack H. Jones - Author

Develops an alternative framework for describing and explaining African American politics and the American political system and applies it to a number of case studies.

Few scholars have influenced the development of the study of black politics as much as Mack H. Jones. Through his writings one can trace the emergence, evolution, and maturation of the scientific study of the field. Knowledge, Power, and Black ...(Read More)
 
 
Strategic Decision-Making in Presidential Nominations
Strategic Decision-Making in Presidential Nominations (January 2014)
When and Why Party Elites Decide to Support a Candidate
Kenny J. Whitby - Author

Seeks to understand and explain the behavior of party elites during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential race.

What is the dominant force in presidential nomination campaigns? Are nomination outcomes decided largely by the political party or by the candidates and their activities? In Strategic Decision-Making in Presidential Nominations, Kenny J. Whitby aims to provide some answers to these important q...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of the Watchdog
The Art of the Watchdog (January 2014)
Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Corruption in Government
Daniel L. Feldman - Author
David R. Eichenthal - Author

Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.

Does government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption make your blood boil?

In The Art of the Watchdog, Daniel L. Feldman and David R. Eichenthal show how to fight back. Based on their own work in federal, state, and local government over the last forty years, they will arm you with the tools and...(Read More)
 
 
The Devil Is in the Details
The Devil Is in the Details (January 2014)
Understanding the Causes of Policy Specificity and Ambiguity
Rachel VanSickle-Ward - Author

Seeks to explain the causes of ambiguously worded state legislation.

The level of detail in a given law can have dramatic consequences for how that law is interpreted and applied. In The Devil Is in the Details, Rachel VanSickle-Ward focuses on the dynamics of social policy construction in the United States in order to better understand why the wording of legislation can range from the specific to the am...(Read More)
 
 
The Recall, Second Edition
The Recall, Second Edition (January 2014)
Tribunal of the People
Joseph F. Zimmerman - Author

In-depth study of the recall, the most important popular device allowing voters to remove unresponsive elected officials from office.
The recall, or “election in reverse,” is meant to allow voters to remove an elected official from office prior to the completion of his/her term in office. In this revised second edition of The Recall, Joseph F. Zimmerman examines the rise of the recall in the United States and its use by A...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition (December 2013)
Continuity and Change in Two Small Southern Towns
Meredith Ramsay - Author
Kirkland J. Hall Sr. - Foreword by

Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.

Community economic development is conventionally explained using one of two models: a market model that assumes individuals always attempt to maximize their wealth, or a growth model that assumes land use is controlled by real estate developers ...(Read More)
 
 
Complexity Science and World Affairs
Complexity Science and World Affairs (December 2013)
Walter C. Clemens Jr. - Author
Stuart A. Kauffman - Foreword by

Applies complexity science to the study of international politics.

Why did some countries transition peacefully from communist rule to political freedom and market economies, while others did not? Why did the United States enjoy a brief moment as the sole remaining superpower, and then lose power and influence across the board? What are the prospects for China, the main challenger to American hegemony? In Comp...(Read More)
 
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