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Impossible Democracy
Impossible Democracy (July 2007)
The Unlikely Success of the War on Poverty Community Action Programs
Noel A. Cazenave - Author

HONABLE MENTION - 2008 Gustavus Myers Book Award, presented by the Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights in North America

Explores how community action programs used federal funds to sponsor social protest—based community reform.


Impossible Democracy challenges the conventional wisdom that the War on Poverty failed, by exploring the unlikely success of its community action p...(Read More)
 
 
Global Liberalism and Political Order
Global Liberalism and Political Order (March 2007)
Toward a New Grand Compromise?
Steven Bernstein - Editor
Louis W. Pauly - Editor

Examines the possibilities of global governance in the wake of the challenges of globalization.

Many years ago, John Gerard Ruggie coined the phrase “embedded liberalism” to describe the grand post-1945 political compromise between free-market liberalism and domestic political interventionism that stabilized the multilateral economic order. In Global Liberalism and Political Order, leading schol...(Read More)
 
 
Electoral Politics Is Not Enough
Electoral Politics Is Not Enough (January 2006)
Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Urban Politics
Peter F. Burns - Author

Examines how and why government leaders understand and respond to African Americans and Latinos in northeastern cities with strong political traditions.

Focusing on four medium-sized northeastern cities with strong political traditions, Electoral Politics Is Not Enough analyzes conditions under which white leaders respond to and understand minority interests. Peter F. Burns argues that conventional explanations, in...(Read More)

 
 
Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy
Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy (May 2004)
David Tabachnick - Editor
Toivo Koivukoski - Editor

Confronts globalization and technology from philosophical perspectives.

Rather than focusing on political, economic, or social manifestations of technology and globalization, this book examines these related phenomena from a philosophical perspective. Prominent thinkers from philosophy, sociology, and political science reflect on a variety of important topics and individuals, including the Internet, citizenship, indiv...(Read More)
 
 
Life in the White House
Life in the White House (May 2004)
A Social History of the First Family and the President's House
Robert P. Watson - Editor

Interdisciplinary essays on the White House and the lives of first families.

This unique perspective on the White House, one of the most readily identifiable structures in the world, brings together the views of librarians, journalists, political advisers, attorneys, researchers, and professors. Filled with anecdotes, little-known facts, and scholarly analysis, the book shows how "The People's House" has been s...(Read More)
 
 
Let Shepherding Endure
Let Shepherding Endure (August 2003)
Applied Anthropology and the Preservation of a Cultural Tradition in Israel and the Middle East
Gideon M. Kressel - Author

Addresses how shepherding communities in Israel and the Middle East might be preserved.

Examining the crucial problems confronting present-day livestock breeders, principally Bedouin and Jews in Israel, but also pastoral nomads in neighboring Middle Eastern countries, Let Shepherding Endure proposes new ways for these governments to enhance and sustain the long-term future development of shepherding communities...(Read More)
 
 
Articulated Experiences
Articulated Experiences (December 2002)
Toward a Radical Phenomenology of Contemporary Social Movements
Peyman Vahabzadeh - Author

Analyzes new social movements and their ramifications for social and political theory.
By reexamining the very foundations of everyday acting and thinking and stepping into the open expanse of a possible transition to a postmodern era, this book presents a radical phenomenological approach to the study of contemporary social movements. It offers a theory of acting that refuses to surrender to norms and legislations and thus always intimat...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development
Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development (July 2002)
The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2000
Kevin Fox Gotham - Author

Examines how the real estate industry and federal housing policy facilitate the development of racial residential segregation.

Traditional explanations of metropolitan development and urban racial segregation have emphasized the role of consumer demand and market dynamics. In Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development: The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2000, Kevin Fox Gotham reexamines the assumptions behind these e...(Read More)
 
 
Linked Arms
Linked Arms (November 2001)
A Rural Community Resists Nuclear Waste
Thomas V. Peterson - Author

Shows how a rural group used civil disobedience to defy the nuclear industry and governmental authority, preventing the building of a nuclear dump in western New York.

Through character development, snappy dialogue, and vivid scenes, Linked Arms tells the story of a rural people's successful struggle to keep a major nuclear dump out of Allegany County in western New York. Five times over a twelve-month period hund...(Read More)
 
 
Black Atlantic Politics
Black Atlantic Politics (August 2000)
Dilemmas of Political Empowerment in Boston and Liverpool
William E. Nelson Jr. - Author

Winner of the 2000 Best Book on Comparative Racial and Ethnic Politics Presented by the American Political Science Association, Section of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Groundbreaking research on Black political participation and urban race relations on both sides of the Atlantic.

This first comprehensive comparative study of Black politics focuses on American and British settings--Boston and Liverpool. The author argues tha...(Read More)
 
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