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See America
See America (May 2020)
The Politics and Administration of Federal Tourism Promotion, 1937-1973
Mordecai Lee - Author

The first history of the US Travel Bureau, which set the precedent for federal involvement in promoting tourism and travel, an activity which continues today.

Created in 1937 by Interior Secretary Harold Ickes and given formal status by Congress in 1940, the US Travel Bureau played a seminal role by setting the precedent for federal involvement in tourism. Business, otherwise hostile to FDR’s New Deal, enthusiastically su...(Read More)
 
 
Political Power in America
Political Power in America (December 2019)
Class Conflict and the Subversion of Democracy
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Introduction to American politics that provides a critical examination of both political institutions and political behavior.

Analyzing major political institutions such as Congress, the courts, the presidency, and the media, this book chronicles how the interests of affluent Americans—particularly business, professional, and corporate interests—dominate over those of “average” citizens. Anthony R. DiMagg...(Read More)
 
 
The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority
The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority (December 2018)
Michael A. Dichio - Author

Traces the US Supreme Court’s effect on federal government growth from the founding era forward.

This book explores the US Supreme Court’s impact on the constitutional development of the federal government from the founding era forward. The author’s research is based on an original database of several hundred landmark decisions compiled from constitutional law casebooks and treatises published between 182...(Read More)
 
 
Get Things Moving!
Get Things Moving! (October 2018)
FDR, Wayne Coy, and the Office for Emergency Management, 1941-1943
Mordecai Lee - Author

Recounts the forgotten but important work of Wayne Coy, the Office for Emergency Management’s Liaison Officer, during the early years of World War II.

Shortly after Hitler’s armies invaded Western Europe in May of 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt activated a new agency within the Executive Office of the President called the Office for Emergency Management (OEM). The OEM went on to house many prewar and wartime agen...(Read More)
 
 
Cities under Austerity
Cities under Austerity (February 2018)
Restructuring the US Metropolis
Mark Davidson - Editor
Kevin Ward - Editor

Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities.
Across the world’s most industrialized economies, the financial crisis of 2007 caused a contraction of state budgets and stimulated attempts to reform debt-burdened governments. In the United States, a system of fiscal federalism meant this turn towards austerity took a uniquely fragmented and geographically diverse form. Drawing on case studies of r...(Read More)
 
 
Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence
Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence (February 2018)
Glenn R. Parker - Author
Suzanne L. Parker - Author

Analyzes long-term interest group/party alliances, with a focus on the part played by federal advisory committees.

This book sheds light on the dealings between special interests and political parties by challenging three long-standing assumptions: that transactions between interest groups and parties are quid pro quo exchanges, such as the buying and selling of legislation; that the interrelationship between bureaucrats and in...(Read More)
 
 
Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court
Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court (December 2017)
An Analysis of Recusal Practices
Robert J. Hume - Author

Examines the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the US Supreme Court.

Do US Supreme Court justices withdraw from cases when they are supposed to? What happens when the Court is down a member? In Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court, Robert J. Hume provides the first comprehensive examination of the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the Supreme Court. Using original data, and with rich...(Read More)
 
 
Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation
Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation (July 2016)
Murray P. Dry and the Nexus of Liberal Education and Politics
Giorgi Areshidze - Editor
Paul O. Carrese - Editor
Suzanna Sherry - Editor

Leading scholars and legal practitioners explore constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics.

In Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation, contributors ranging from scholars to practitioners in the federal executive and judicial branches blend philosophical and political modes of analysis to examine a variety of constitutional, legal, and philosophical topics. Part 1, “...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy (June 2016)
Amy Bridges - Editor
Michael Javen Fortner - Editor

Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.

After decades of being defined by crisis and limitations, cities are popular again—as destinations for people and businesses, and as subjects of scholarly study. Urban Citizenship and American Democracy contributes to this new scholarship by exploring the origins and dynamics of urban citizenship in the United States....(Read More)
 
 
Privatizing the Polity
Privatizing the Polity (September 2015)
Holona LeAnne Ochs - Author

Presents evidence that the expansion of welfare privatization makes it harder for people to move out of poverty in large numbers.

Research on poverty and research on governance currently exist as largely disparate literatures without a framework for building knowledge regarding how policies and practices compare as poverty alleviation strategies. In Privatizing the Polity, Holona LeAnne Ochs examines the...(Read More)
 
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