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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

2015 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, presented by the Publishing Triangle
2015 Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir/Biography, presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation
SILVER MEDALIST - 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Women’s Studies Category
Reveals a remarkable woman’s life and her contributions to social justice movements related to Civil Rights,...(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. Sch...(Read More)
 
 
The Initiative
The Initiative (November 2014)
Citizen Lawmaking, Second Edition
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 pro...(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 cou...(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...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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