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Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Crisis of the Japanese State
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Crisis of the Japanese State (November 2021)
Sebastian Maslow - Editor
Christian Wirth - Editor

 
 
Democracy at the Ballpark
Democracy at the Ballpark (October 2021)
Sport, Spectatorship, and Politics
Thomas David Bunting - Author

 
 
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief (September 2021)
Harold D. Smith, 1939-1945
Mordecai Lee - Author

First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.

In this book, Mordecai Lee provides a long-overdue examination of a key member of FDR’s administration. Harold D. Smith was FDR’s budget director from 1939 through to Roosevelt’s death in 1945. In that capacity, he was also the de facto manager-in-chief of the federal government. During his tenure, he reformed...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity (August 2021)
Sherrow O. Pinder - Author

A close examination of the complexity inherent in Michael Jackson’s ambiguous racial identity.

In Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity, Sherrow O. Pinder explores the ways in which the late singer’s racial identification process problematizes conceptualizations of race and the presentation of blackness that reduces blacks to a bodily mark. Pinder is particula...(Read More)
 
 
America in Denial
America in Denial (May 2021)
How Race-Fair Policies Reinforce Racial Inequality in America
Lori Latrice Martin - Author

Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.

In America in Denial Lori Latrice Martin examines the myth of a race-fair America by reviewing and offering alternatives to universal, race-neutral programs and policies as well as other allegedly race-neutral initiates. By considering policies and programs re...(Read More)
 
 
Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War
Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War (May 2021)
Animals, Loss, and Spectral-Poetic Moments
Matthew Leep - Author

Offers a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war.

In Cosmopolitan Belongingness and War, Matthew Leep develops a cosmopolitan account of war that blends sharp inquiry into interspecies politics with original poetry on animals, loss, and war. Informed by the works of Jacques Derrida, this ...(Read More)
 
 
Leadership and Legacy
Leadership and Legacy (February 2021)
The Presidency of Barack Obama
Tom Lansford - Editor
Douglas M. Brattebo - Editor
Robert P. Watson - Editor
Casey Maugh Funderburk - Editor

Applies a variety of scholarly approaches to analyze the long-term impact of President Obama as a leader and policymaker.

Historic, intriguing, and important in so many ways, the Obama presidency will be studied by scholars and students for years to come. With the rise in hyperpartisanship, legislative gridlock, political dysfunction, “fake news,” and other negative trends, it is i...(Read More)
 
 
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals (January 2021)
Critical Perspectives in an Era of Political and Economic Uncertainty
Curtis Ventriss - Author

Argues for refocusing attention on publicness and the critical exploration of underlying assumptions that are foundational to the study and practice of public affairs.

We live in an era where many citizens feel increasingly uncertain about their futures, having to deal with stagnant wages, globalization, and wealth and income inequality, while, at the same time, policymakers appea...(Read More)
 
 
Citizenship and Service
Citizenship and Service (December 2020)
The Politics of Civic National Service in Israel
Etta Bick - Author

Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.

All citizens in a democracy are promised the same guaranteed rights, but should they have the same obligations? Should minorities with different attitudes toward the state be obliged to do national service in the name of equality? And what are the social and political consequences for minor...(Read More)
 
 
Holidays of the Revolution
Holidays of the Revolution (December 2020)
Communist Identity in Israel, 1919-1965
Amir Locker-Biletzki - Author

Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.

Holidays of the Revolution explores a little-known chapter in the history of Mandatory Palestine and the State of Israel: the Israeli Communist Party and its youth movement, which posed a radical challenge to Zionism. Amir Locker-Biletzki examines the development of thi...(Read More)
 
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