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  • Elections and Democratization in the Middle Eastby Mahmoud Hamad; Khalil al-Anani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Top scholars of the Middle East set out the history and future of elections in eight Middle East countries. Examining issues associated with elections, the transition of governance, and the ways in which technology shapes popular participation in politics and elections, they discuss the future of governance and democratic transition in the region.... more...

  • Blackballedby Darryl Pinckney

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 18.95

    Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney?s meditation on a century and a half of participation by blacks in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement to Barack Obama?s... more...

  • The Morality of Gay Rightsby Carlos Ball

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In The Morality of Gay Rights , Ball presents a comprehensive exploration of the connection between gay rights and political philosophy. He discusses the writing of contemporary political and legal philosophers-including Rawls, Walzer, Nussbaum, Sandel, Rorty and Dworkin-to evaluate how their theoretical frameworks fit the specific gay rights controversies,... more...

  • The Many Faces of Toleranceby Ewa A. Golebiowska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a systematic account on Poles? attitudes toward ethnic, religious, political, and sexual minorities. It investigates Poland?s reputation as an intolerant, anti-Semitic, and homophobic country. Counter to a simplistic image of Poland as a hotbed of intolerance, the book shows that Polish intolerance has many faces. For one thing,... more...

  • BEVby Andrea Williams; Matty Rich

    Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing 2016; US$ 16.00 US$ 10.99

    Based on the real life story of a little-known figure in the Civil Rights Movement: a white social worker who left the comforts of her life in New York City to travel to the segregated South, comes BEV , a fictionalized account of the strength, compassion, and dangers people faced in their fight to help African Americans achieve equality. After watching... more...

  • Voices from History: East London Suffragettesby Sarah Jackson; Rosemary Taylor

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    In 1914, the East London Federation of Suffragettes, led by Sylvia Pankhurst, split from the WSPU. Sylvia's mother and sister, Emmeline and Christabel, had encouraged her to give up her work with the poor women of East London - but Sylvia refused. Besides campaigning for women to have an equal right to vote from their headquarters in Bow, the ELFS... more...

  • Obama Powerby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Bernadette N. Jaworsky

    Wiley 2014; US$ 12.95 US$ 9.06

    What is the source of Obama’s power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012 presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander and Bernadette... more...

  • Dreamersby Eileen Truax

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children?and now fighting to live here legally   Of the approximately twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country... more...

  • Terrorism and Tyrannyby James Bovard

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    "The war on terrorism is the first political growth industry of the new Millennium." So begins Jim Bovard's newest and, in some ways, most provocative book as he casts yet another jaundiced eye on Washington and the motives behind protecting "the homeland" and prosecuting a wildly unpopular war with Iraq. For James Bovard, as always, it all comes... more...

  • Protest at Selmaby David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    David J. Garrow is a Pulitzer Prize?winning historian who is presently professor of law and history and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Garrow, who earned his PhD from Duke University, is an acclaimed scholar of the United States? black freedom struggle and reproductive rights movement, as well as of the... more...