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  • The Lesbian and Gay Movementsby Craig A Rimmerman

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    An overview of the political strategies of U.S. lesbian and gay movements in AIDS/HIV, military, and same-sex marriage policies. more...

  • Forcing the Springby Jo Becker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 29.95

    *A New York Times  Notable Book of the Year* * A Washington Post  Best Book of the Year (Nonfiction)* * A Kirkus  Best Book of the Year* ? [A] riveting legal drama, a snapshot in time, when the gay rights movement altered course and public opinion shifted with the speed of a bullet train... Becker?s most remarkable accomplishment is to... more...

  • Enslavedby Rahila Gupta

    Granta Publications 2013; US$ 11.99

    Slavery in Britain did not end with William Wilberforce at the beginning of the nineteenth century. They may be largely invisible to us, but living in our midst are thousands of slaves. Rahila Gupta seeks out five escapees and persuades them to tell us their stories in this compelling book. We meet a pregnant child from Sierra Leone who was locked... more...

  • Situating Global Resistanceby Lara Montesinos Coleman; Karen Tucker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The book examines some of the ways in which contemporary forms of political dissent are situated within processes of global ordering. Grounded in analysis of concrete practices of discipline and dissent in specific contexts, it explores the ways in which resistance can be shaped by dominant ways of thinking, seeing or enacting politics and by the... more...

  • The New American Social Compactby Jane A. Grant

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 32.99

    Jane Grant's book explores the need to redefine the social compact in twenty-first century America. It proposes a new compact that would honor the expansion of civil, political, and social rights in America, and would integrate these rights within a new civic procedural ethos, clarifying our obligations to each other, future generations, other nations,... more...

  • Please Stop Helping Usby Jason L. Riley

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? In Please Stop Helping Us , Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they price... more...

  • 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$ 16.95

    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...

  • Transitional Justice in Established Democraciesby Stephen Winter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    Truth commissions, apologies, and reparations are just some of the transitional justice mechanisms embraced by established democracies. This groundbreaking exploration of political theory explains how these forms of state redress repair the damage state wrongdoing inflicts upon political legitimacy. 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...