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The Politics of Crisis Management in China: The Sichuan Earthquake

by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo Lexington Books (November 14, 2014)

This book studies the Chinese government and military’s rapid mobilization and coordination work in the aftermath of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. It is a comparative and historical analysis for scholars and...


Minorities of Europeanization: The New Others of European Social Identity

by Hakan Ovunc Ongur Lexington Books (November 13, 2014)

This book combines the conceptualization of social identity with historical analysis to rethink discussions of Europeanization and minorities. Problematizing the EU’s attempts to create a “European social...


Recovering Christian Realism: Just War Theory as a Political Ethic

by H. David Baer Lexington Books (November 13, 2014)

Recovering Christian Realism develops an account of just war theory as a political ethic grounded explicitly in a Christian theory of political authority. It advances a defense of Christian realism, explains...


Eisenhower: The Public Relations President

by Pam Parry & Mary Jean Eisenhower Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Dwight D. Eisenhower is this nation’s most transformative public relations president, not because he was the best practitioner to occupy the Oval Office but because he embraced public relations as vital to...


Reflections on War and Peace and the Constitution

by George Anastaplo Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

This book connects diverse subjects that remind the reader of fundamental issues with respect to war/peace and politics. It examines the complications of efforts to develop public-policy measures dealing with...


Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics: From Daughters of Destiny to Iron Ladies

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo Lexington Books (October 28, 2014)

This project analyzes how political women rhetorically perform—discursively, visually, and physically—their positions of power and how these performances are read, time again, against and with other women...


Imagination in Politics: Freedom or Domination?

by Mihaela Czobor-Lupp Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Imagination is a complex and ambiguous culture-making power that is a rather marginal concept in contemporary political theory. This book addresses how imagination can be both a source of freedom and domination...


Building Hegemonic Order Russia's Way: Order, Stability, and Predictability in the Post-Soviet Space

by Michael O. Slobodchikoff Lexington Books (October 24, 2014)

This book examines Russia’s emergence after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its creation of a security architecture in the post-Soviet space. It explores how through building this security architecture,...


Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia

by Lily Cho, Susan J. Henders, Van Nguyen-Marshall & Theodore W. Goossen et al. Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

By shifting the discussion of human rights away from the binaries of cultural relativism and political sovereignty, this book moves toward a new understanding of human rights that takes account of the diverse...


Trust in the Capacities of the People, Distrust in Elites

by Kenneth Good Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

Democratization is conceived as an unending struggle by the poor majority against the small elite of wealth, status, and power. This book is a critical, comparative, and global approach to the study of democratization...


Statesmanship and Reconstruction: Moderate versus Radical Republicans on Restoring the Union after the Civil War

by Philip B. Lyons Lexington Books (October 24, 2014)

This book examines how statesmanship in reconstruction could have spared the South some severe hardships after the Civil War. Despite the vast change in public opinion on race relations over the last nearly...


Communicative Action: The Logos Interviews

by Amy L. Buzby Lexington Books (March 16, 2010)

This volume of interviews from the popular online journal Logos are organized around the critical and formative themes of the decline of politics and culture, the rise in American imperialism, the crisis in...


Centrist Rhetoric: The Production of Political Transcendence in the Clinton Presidency

by Antonio de Velasco Lexington Books (March 08, 2010)

Focused on the centrist rhetoric of President Bill Clinton, Centrist Rhetoric explores questions about the basic nature and function of pleas to transcend partisan division. Using close textual analysis in the...


Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia: Federal Politics and Public Policy

by Toni-Michelle Travis, Ronald W. Walters, Kevin L. Glasper & Daryl Harris et al. Lexington Books (March 01, 2010)

This volume conveys a critique of the mayors of Washington, D.C since 1968 and an analysis of public policies that have confronted D.C. since congress granted limited Home Rule. This analysis of public policy...


The Article V Amendatory Constitutional Convention: Keeping the Republic in the Twenty-First Century

by Thomas E. Brennan Lexington Books (October 08, 2014)

This book is the first full-length entry into the academic debate about Article V by an author with judicial credentials. It includes the proposal of a plan to conduct an Article V convention. The work will...


Unlearning the Soviet Tongue: Discursive Practices of a Democratizing Polity

by Natalia Kovalyova Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

This book refines the discursive theory of democratization by juxtaposing the elite and lay discourses in post-Soviet Russia (1996–2008). Through examining how Russians position themselves as political subjects,...


The Role of Intelligence in Ending the War in Bosnia in 1995

by Timothy R. Walton, Jonathan Keller, Anamaria Berea & Steven L. Burg et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2014)

Based on primary sources, this book examines the 1995 Dayton Peace agreement, which ended the fighting in Bosnia, to show how American decision-making works on a complex issue. It takes a multidisciplinary approach...


The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics

by LaChrystal D. Ricke Lexington Books (August 14, 2014)

The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics analyzes the broad and evolving political impact of YouTube, specifically addressing political campaigning, communication, and engagement. The text provides a synthesized...


Global Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric

by Kathleen Mollick, Michele Lockhart, Catherine Waithera Mwangi & Nicole Khoury et al. Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

Global Women Leaders: Studies in Feminist Political Rhetoric demonstrates the ways in which women have used political rhetoric and political discourse to provide leadership, or assert their right to leadership,...


Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis

by Eve Sandberg & Kenza Aqertit Lexington Books (September 26, 2014)

This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template...


The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur: The Role of Mass Media

by Abdel Salam Sidahmed, Walter C. Soderlund & Donald E. Briggs Lexington Books (February 15, 2010)

The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur traces the development of international intervention in domestic conflict, culminating in the concept of 'Responsibility to Protect' in 2001. The authors explain the background...


An Exemplary Whig: Edward Kent and the Whig Disposition in American Politics and Law

by David M. Gold Lexington Books (July 06, 2012)

An Exemplary Whig examines the life and thought of Edward Kent, a nineteenth-century state political leader and judge and Maine's quintessential Whig. It reveals Kent's characteristically conservative Whig aversion...


Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics

by Brian T. Kaylor Lexington Books (December 28, 2010)

Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in the Age of Confessional Politics analyzes religious rhetoric in presidential campaigns from 1976-2008, proposing a confessional political style successful candidates must employ...


Freedom and Order: How Democratic Governments Restrict Civil Liberties after Terrorist Attacks_and Why Sometimes They Don't

by Gabriel Rubin Lexington Books (May 19, 2011)

This book forwards the debate on how to respond to terror attacks. It compares legislative responses to terrorism in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel finding that government centralization and abridgement...


The Capitalist Schema: Time, Money, and the Culture of Abstraction

by Christian Lotz Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

The Capitalist Schema uses marxist philosophy to explain how money frames all social relations in our capitalist world and how money regulates and conditions social references to past and future social life....


Is the Good Book Good Enough?: Evangelical Perspectives on Public Policy

by David K. Ryden, Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, Francis J. Beckwith & Zachary R. Calo et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2010)

The book analyzes evangelical Christianity as a comprehensive perspective for understanding the range of contemporary policy issues in America. It finds that evangelicalism can be understood as a distinctive...


Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, Death, and Citizenship

by Mario Feit Lexington Books (March 15, 2011)

Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, Death, and Citizenship takes contemporary opposition to same-sex marriage as a starting point to consider anxieties about sex and death within conceptions of democratic...


Soft Power: China's Emerging Strategy in International Politics

by MINGJIANG LI, Yongjin Zhang, Joshua Kurlantzick & Zhongying Pang et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2009)

Soft Power examines China's soft power strategies in international politics. Itattempts to analyze the domestic and international views of China's soft power, the main strengths and weaknesses in China's soft...


Natural Law and Evangelical Political Thought

by Micah Watson, Bryan T. McGraw, Jesse Covington & Robert P. George et al. Lexington Books (November 16, 2012)

This volume explores the problems and prospects attending evangelical engagement with natural law as a key feature for political thought. Engaging theology, philosophy, political theory and biblical studies,...


Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations and Other Violence against Members of Congress

by Nancy E. Marion & Willard Oliver Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations, and other Violence Enacted on Members of the U.S. Congress analyzes all assassinations, attempted assassinations, and other violent acts carried out...


Economic Actors, Economic Behaviors, and Presidential Leadership: The Constrained Effects of Rhetoric

by C. Damien Arthur Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This book utilizes a theoretically informed framework for analyzing the effectiveness of the president’s economic rhetoric and employs an empirical assessment that measures rhetoric’s effect on economic...


The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development: Cambridge, Boston, and Beyond

by Richard Sobel, Antony Herrey & Brett Donham Lexington Books (July 10, 2014)

The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development: Cambridge, Boston, and Beyond discusses the process of university and community participation in cooperative housing development. Its lessons...


China's Peaceful Rise in a Global Context: A Domestic Aspect of China's Road Map to Democratization

by Jinghao Zhou Lexington Books (April 02, 2010)

China's potential threat to the existing global order is not derived from her rapid economic growth and military expansion, but from China's potential domestic chaos. The workable solution of China's democratization...


International Governance, Regimes, and Globalization: Case Studies from Beijing and Taipei

by Shawn S. F. Kao, Emily W. Chow, Peter Kien-hong Yu & Richard W. Mansbach et al. Lexington Books (April 27, 2010)

In the this collection, International Governance, Regimes, and Globalization, the writers explore international political relations and globalization by using specific examples from Beijing and Taipei. In December...


EU Federalism and Constitutionalism: The Legacy of Altiero Spinelli

by Alexander H. Trechsel, Andrew Glencross, Paolo Ponzano & Jean-Marie Palayret et al. Lexington Books (October 21, 2010)

EU Federalism and Constitutionalism: The Legacy of Altiero Spinelli is the first book-length study devoted not only to how Spinelli's advocacy for a federal Europe shaped European integration but also how Spinelli's...


Beyond Monopoly: Globalization and Contemporary Italian Media

by Chiara Ferrari, Michela Ardizzoni, Giorgia Nesti & Alessandro D'Arma et al. Lexington Books (December 28, 2009)

While Italian media industries are booming, changing, and challenging audiences, the existing Anglophone literature on the subject is scarce. Beyond Monopoly fills this gap by engaging with the most recent changes...


North Korean Foreign Policy: Security Dilemma and Succession

by Yongho Kim Lexington Books (December 16, 2010)

Threat does not inherently matter unless it is perceived, and, on the other hand, anything that is perceived as threat matters, whether or not the threat rings true. North Korean Foreign Policy: Security Dilemma...


Flak-Catchers: One Hundred Years of Riot Commission Politics in America

by Lindsey Lupo Lexington Books (December 02, 2010)

Flak-Catchers explores the ways in which riot commissions-the institutional bodies appointed by an executive in the aftermath of a race riot to determine a riot timeline, investigate causes, and offer prescriptions...


Innovations in Child and Family Policy: Multidisciplinary Research and Perspectives on Strengthening Children and Their Families

by Emily M. Douglas, Anne Dannerbeck Janku, Melissa Brown & Esther F. S. Carvalhaes et al. Lexington Books (February 08, 2010)

Innovations in Child and Family Policy tackles many of the common challenges that children and their families throughout the nation face: child care, family medical leave, special needs, parent education, preventing/addressing...


Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Era

by Yun-han Chu, Tse-Kang Leng, Kaoru Shimizu & Shu Keng et al. Lexington Books (December 23, 2009)

Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in...


Persecution or Toleration: An Explication of the Locke-Proast Quarrel, 1689-1704

by Adam Wolfson Lexington Books (September 20, 2010)

This book traces, in detail, the complex contours of the Locke-Proast debate over the question of toleration-revealing the radical case John Locke made on behalf of toleration. Arguing against the pro-persecution...


Critical Reflections on Health Services Development in India: The Teleology of Disorder

by Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar Lexington Books (July 02, 2014)

This book offers a teleological explanation for the under-development of health services in India by knitting together various actors and sub-actors within it, while providing rich insights for future research...


Wily Elites and Spirited Peoples in Machiavelli's Republicanism

by David N. Levy Lexington Books (July 02, 2014)

In this book, author David N. Levy uses Machiavelli’s conflict between the elite and the people as the lens through which to understand the other major features of his republicanism. Through analyzing his...


Future Oil Demands of China, India, and Japan: Policy Scenarios and Implications

by George G. Eberling Lexington Books (July 02, 2014)

This book examines how China will most likely address its growing oil energy dependence and what the consequences will be for Indian and Japanese foreign policies. It is useful for scholars and policymakers...


Speaking Green with a Southern Accent: Environmental Management and Innovation in the South

by John Charles Morris, Gerald Andrews Emison, , Murphy-Greene, Celeste & , Holmes, Erin et al. Lexington Books (September 25, 2010)

This book studies Southern environmental policy and politics in order to understand the concrete realities of the Southeast and extend those realities' understanding to other regions of the country. It analyzes...


Communicator-in-Chief: How Barack Obama Used New Media Technology to Win the White House

by Robert E. Denton Jr., John Allen Hendricks, Melissa M. Smith & Eric E. Otenyo et al. Lexington Books (January 14, 2010)

Communicator-in-Chief examines the role of new media technologies such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, blogs, video games, texting and the Internet in the historic 2008 presidential campaign....


What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God: Religious Communication in Democratic Party Politics

by David Weiss, Julie R. Woodbury, James T. Petre & Penni M. Pier et al. Lexington Books (October 11, 2010)

What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God is a collection of essays on the religious communication of members of the Democratic Party, past and present-in office, while campaigning, and in their public...


Issues in EU and US Foreign Policy

by Münevver Cebeci, Chiara Ruffa, Bjorn Olav Knutsen & Aylin Ünver Noi et al. Lexington Books (January 06, 2011)

Issues in European Union and U.S. Foreign Policy, edited by MYnevver Cebeci, represents a timely attempt at analyzing EU and US foreign policy over a wide range of issues through a comparative approach. It involves...


Representation and Institutional Design

by Rebekah L. Herrick Lexington Books (March 31, 2011)

Representation and Institutional Design examines how variation in the structures and processes of state legislatures affect how legislators represent their constituents. It examines whether electoral laws, term...


Socio-Analytic Dialogue: Incorporating Psychosocial Dynamics into Public Policies

by Bruno Boccara Lexington Books (June 25, 2014)

Bruno Boccara’s Socio-Analytic Dialogue develops a new framework for analyzing public policy that incorporates complex and changing psychosocial issues, in particular those related to the societal unconscious....