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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • The Morality of Gay Rights: An Exploration in Political Philosophyby 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...

  • Transitional Justice in Established Democraciesby Stephen Winter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Classifying by Raceby Paul E. Peterson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.50

    The contemporary debate over racial classification has been dominated by fringe voices in American society. Cries from the right say history should be abrogated and public policy made color-blind, while zealots of the left insist that all customs, language, institutions, and practices are racially tinged and that only aggressive, color-conscious programs... 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$ 19.95

    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 Jaworsky... more...

  • Kill the Messengersby Mark Bourrie

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 25.99

    Ottawa has become a place where the nation?s business is done in secret, and access to information--the lifeblood of democracy in Canada--is under attack. It?s being lost to an army of lobbyists and public-relations flacks who help set the political agenda and decide what you get to know. It?s losing its struggle against a prime minister and a... 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 roughly twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came here as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country... more...

  • Madison's Musicby Burt Neuborne

    New Press, The 2015;

    Are you sitting down? It turns out that everything you learned about the First Amendment is wrong. For too long, we?ve been treating small, isolated snippets of the text as infallible gospel without looking at the masterpiece of the whole. Legal luminary Burt Neuborne argues that the structure of the First Amendment as well as of the entire Bill of... 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...