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Dimensions of Blackness
Dimensions of Blackness (November 2018)
Racial Identity and Political Beliefs
Jas M. Sullivan - Author
Jonathan Winburn - Author
William E. Cross Jr. - Author

A multidimensional perspective captures the complexities of African American racial identity.

While the dynamics of racial oppression limit the range of attitudes blacks may construct and hold, their basic humanity introduces additional attitudinal variance that is nearly boundless. Rather than claim it is possible to conceptualize and measure every iteration of blackness, modern social theorists such as Robert Sellers an...(Read More)
Black Women in Politics
Black Women in Politics (September 2018)
Demanding Citizenship, Challenging Power, and Seeking Justice
Julia S. Jordan-Zachery - Editor
Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd - Editor

Congress and Diaspora Politics
Congress and Diaspora Politics (September 2018)
The Influence of Ethnic and Foreign Lobbying
James A. Thurber - Editor
Colton C. Campbell - Editor
David A. Dulio - Editor

Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policy making.

Congress and Diaspora Politics examines the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policy making. Over time, the number and variety of ethnic groups have grown, and foreign governments have increasingly turned to professional lobbyists rather than relying on their diplo...(Read More)
Poor Joshua
Poor Joshua (August 2018)
The DeShaney Case and Child Abuse in America
John R. Howard - Author

Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.

In DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services, a bitterly divided Supreme Court rejected a claim brought on behalf of five-year old Joshua DeShaney, left permanently disabled after sustained abuse, despite regular home visits by social workers charged with monitoring his welfare. In its de...(Read More)
The New Welfare Consensus
The New Welfare Consensus (August 2018)
Ideological, Political, and Social Origins
Darren Barany - Author

Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.

Families on welfare in the United States are the target of much public indignation from not only the general public but also political figures and the very workers whose job it is to help the poor. The question is, What explains this animus and, more specifically, the failure of the United States to prioritize a sufficient social wage fo...(Read More)
From the Streets to the State
From the Streets to the State (July 2018)
Changing the World by Taking Power
Paul Christopher Gray - Editor

Blends academic and activist perspectives to explore recent emancipatory struggles to win and transform state power.

For decades, emancipatory struggles have been deeply influenced by the slogan “Change the world without taking power.” Amid growing social inequalities and the return of right-wing authoritarianism, however, many now recognize the limits of disengaging from government and the state. From the Streets...(Read More)
Because We Are Human
Because We Are Human (June 2018)
Contesting US Support for Gender and Sexuality Human Rights Abroad
Cynthia Burack - Author

Offers a complete empirical account of US government programs, policies, and interventions outside the United States on behalf of the human rights of LGBTQ people.

Around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people continue to be threatened, attacked, arrested, tortured, and sometimes executed just for being sexual or gender minorities. Since the final months of the Clinton administration, agencies and offi...(Read More)
Hearts and Minds
Hearts and Minds (April 2018)
Israel and the Battle for Public Opinion
Nachman Shai - Author

Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.

Small-scale wars, terrorism, and guerilla warfare, each characterized by low-intensity violence are the new global reality in the twenty-first century. States in general, and liberal democratic states in particular, are compelled to develop a new operat...(Read More)
NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World
NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World (March 2018)
Joe Burton - Author

Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges.

Why is it that despite the end of the Cold War and the almost constant controversies surrounding the alliance’s role in the world, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is still a prominent and vital player in international security? Joe Burton provides an in-depth analysis of...(Read More)
The Caribbeanization of Black Politics
The Caribbeanization of Black Politics (March 2018)
Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America
Sharon D. Wright Austin - Author

Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.

In The Caribbeanization of Black Politics, Sharon D. Wright Austin explores the impact of ethnic diversification of African American communities on the prospects for black political empowerment. Focusing on Boston, Chicago, Miami, and New York City—cities that for the last several years have experienced an...(Read More)
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