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  • Integrating the Inner Cityby Robert J. Chaskin; Mark L. Joseph

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    For many years Chicago?s looming large-scale housing projects defined the city, and their demolition and redevelopment?via the Chicago Housing Authority?s Plan for Transformation?has been perhaps the most startling change in the city?s urban landscape in the last twenty years. The Plan, which reflects a broader policy effort to remake public housing... more...

  • Power-Sharing in Conflict-Ridden Societiesby Mr Kåre Vollan; Mr Øyvind Stiansen; Professor Nils A. Butenschøn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Based on a unique comparative study of Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Fiji this book analyses the formal and informal arrangements defining the post-conflict political order in these countries and evaluates whether these systems strengthened or weakened the chances of establishing sustainable... more...

  • American Public Opinionby Robert S Erikson; Kent L. Tedin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 116.95

    Providing an in-depth analysis of public opinion, beginning with its origins in political socialization, the impact of the media, the extent and breadth of democratic values, and the role of public opinion in the electoral process, American Public Opinion goes beyond a simple presentation of data to include a critical analysis of the role of public... more...

  • Muslim Democracyby Edward Schneier

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Muslim Democracy explores the relationship between politics and religion in forty-seven Muslim-majority countries, focusing especially on those with democratic experience, such as Indonesia and Turkey, and drawing comparisons with their regional, non-Islamic counterparts.? Unlike most studies of political Islam, this is a politically-focused book,... more...

  • Convicts, Coal, and the Banner Mine Tragedyby Robert D. Ward; William Warren Rogers

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    In the late 1870s, Jefferson County, Alabama, and the town of Elyton (near the future Birmingham) became the focus of a remarkable industrial and mining revolution. Together with the surrounding counties, the area was penetrated by railroads. Surprisingly large deposits of bituminous coal, limestone, and iron ore?the exact ingredients for the manufacture... more...

  • The Cultural Prisonby John M. Sloop

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The incarcerated in America's cultural imagination. The Cultural Prison brings a new dimension to the study of prisoners and punishment by focusing on how the punishment of American offenders is represented and shaped in the mass media through public arguments. The study is based on an analysis of 642 articles collected by the author from American... more...

  • Parties and Elections in Americaby Mark D. Brewer; L. Sandy Maisel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 67.99

    Parties and Elections in America: The Electoral Process introduces students to every aspect of political parties and the electoral process, from state and national party systems to nominations, campaigns, and elections. In the latest edition, the authors incorporate coverage of the most recent elections and examine how campaign finance, demographic... more...

  • The Private Sector's Role in Disastersby Alessandra Jerolleman; John J. Ph.D. Kiefer

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 69.95

    This book examines the role of the private sector in emergency management and how that role is changing through private sector intersections with government, government agencies, and the public sectors in all phases of emergency management. It particularly focuses on the areas in which government regulations and guidelines promote or encourage private... more...

  • Peak Oilby Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In recent years, the concept of ?peak oil??the moment when global oil production peaks and a train of economic, social, and political catastrophes accompany its subsequent decline?has captured the imagination of a surprisingly large number of Americans, ordinary citizens as well as scholars, and created a quiet, yet intense underground movement. ... more...

  • Scripting Revolutionby Keith Baker; Dan Edelstein

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The "Arab Spring" was heralded and publicly embraced by foreign leaders of many countries that define themselves by their own historic revolutions. The contributors to this volume examine the legitimacy of these comparisons by exploring whether or not all modern revolutions follow a pattern or script. Traditionally, historians have studied revolutions... more...