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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95
Methods and Nations critiques one of the primary deployments of twentieth-century social science: comparative politics whose major focus has been "nation-building" in the "Third World," often attempting to universalize and render self-evident its own practices. International relations theorists, unable to resist the "cognitive imperialism" of a state-centric... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 67.50
Under the banner of family values, a war of more than words is being waged. At stake is the control of contemporary national culture?and the consciousness of succeeding generations. Michael J. Shapiro enters the fray with this galvanizing book, which exposes the assumptions, misconceptions, and historical inaccuracies that mark the neoconservative... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95
Drawing on and engaging with a wide range of political and philosophical theory, as well as a numerous films from established classics like the Deer Hunter and the Fog of War , Michael J. Shapiro analyzes those aspects of the ?geopolitical aesthetic? that must be addressed in light of both the post cold war and post 9/11 world and contemporary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95
Engaging with critical theory, poststructuralist perspectives, cultural studies, film theory and urban studies, the book provides stunning insights into the micropolitics of ethnicity, identity, security, subjectivity and sovereignty. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 40.00
By affirming the relativity of the American historical imagination, political theorist Michael J. Shapiro offers a powerful polemic against ethnocentric interpretations of American culture and politics. Deforming American Political Thought analyzes issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 72.00
Civilization and violence are not necessarily the antagonists we presume?with civilization taming violence, and violence unmaking civilization. Focusing on postindependence Colombia, this book brings to light the ways in which violence and civilization actually intertwined and reinforced each other in the development of postcolonial capitalism. more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 30.95
This fast-paced book by Yale professors Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro unravels the following mystery: How is it that the estate tax, which has been on the books continuously since 1916 and is paid by only the wealthiest two percent of Americans, was repealed in 2001 with broad bipartisan support? The mystery is all the more striking because the repeal... more...