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  • The Liberty of Strangersby Desmond King

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Spanning the entire twentieth century and encompassing immigration policies, the nationalistic fallout from both world wars, the civil rights movement, and nation-building efforts in the postcolonial era, The Liberty of Strangers advances a major new interpretation of American nationalism and the future prospects for diverse democracies. Tracing... more...

  • The Unsustainable American Stateby Lawrence Jacobs; Desmond King

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    The complexity of the American economy and polity has grown rapidly in recent decades, but as the 2008 financial crisis revealed, the evolution of the American state has not proceeded apace. Covering the early nineteenth century to the present, The Unsustainable American State offers an unsettling account of the dysfunctionalities that accelerated... more...

  • Erasmus Darwinby Desmond King-Hele

    Giles de la Mare Publishers Ltd 2012; US$ 21.86

    It has been said of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802) that no one from his day to ours has ever rivalled him in his achievements in such a wide range of fields. He was a far-sighted scientific genius, fertile in theory and invention, and one of the foremost physicians of his time. His gift for friendship enabled him to recruit the members of the Lunar Society... more...

  • Sterilized by the Stateby Randall Hansen; Desmond King

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    This book is the first comprehensive analysis of eugenics in North America focused on the second half of the twentieth century. more...

  • Fed Powerby Lawrence Jacobs; Desmond King

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    Lawrence Jacobs and Desmond King's Fed Power is the first sustained examination of the Fed as a potent political institution that systematically provides concealed advantages to a privileged few. The authors trace the Fed's historic development from the fiery tug-of-war over monetary policy during the 19th century to its current position as the most... more...

  • Charles Darwin's 'The Life of Erasmus Darwin'by Charles Darwin; Desmond King-Hele

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    Originally published in 2003, this is the first unabridged edition of The Life of Erasmus Darwin, edited by Desmond King-Hele. more...

  • Obama at the Crossroadsby Lawrence R. Jacobs; Desmond King

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 30.99

    In Obama at the Crossroads , eminent political scientists Desmond King and Larry Jacobs have gathered some of the best scholars in American politics to take stock of this extraordinary period. Covering the financial crisis, health care reform, racial politics, foreign policy, the nature of Obama's leadership, and the relationship between the administration's... more...

  • Still a House Dividedby Desmond S. King; Rogers M. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? Still a House Divided examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political... more...

  • The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bushby George C Edwards III; Desmond King

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 46.99

    This is one of the first major studies of the Bush presidency in which the contributors succeed in looking beyond the simplistic stereotypes of the administration to establish how decisions are taken and how well the administration performs in governing. more...

  • Forging a Disciplineby Christopher Hood; Desmond King; Gillian Peele

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 97.99

    A broad-ranging analysis and critique of the distinctive contribution of the University of Oxford to the scholarly study of politics over the last 100 years. more...

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