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Political and Military Sociology: Military Perceptions and Perceptions of the Military

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts Transaction Publishers (November 05, 2014)

This volume focuses on the perceptions and identities of those serving in the military, with four of its seven articles using survey or interview data to explore those perceptions. A range of military forces...

Understanding Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional Approach

by Kavous Ardalan Transaction Publishers (June 10, 2014)

This book discusses eight dimensions of globalization from the perspective of four diverse sociological paradigms. Kavous Ardalan argues that social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of these four key...

Reflections on the Modern and the Global

by Bruce Mazlish Transaction Publishers (October 31, 2013)

Reflections on the Modern and the Global explores the nature of the cultural transition from modernity to globalization over the last fifty years and its consequences. Bruce Mazlish argues that in order to understand...

From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter

by Raphael Israeli Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2013)

The “Arab Spring” does not seem to have produced the democratic revolution heralded by the international media. Raphael Israeli examines thematic problems among all the Muslim states experiencing unrest...

China's Nonprofit Sector: Progress and Challenges

by Chien-Chung Huang, Guosheng Deng, Zhenyao Wang & Richard L. Edwards Transaction Publishers (October 16, 2013)

This book describes the development of China’s nonprofit sector since 1995, through its shifting legal framework, the relationship between government and private sector organizations, and the lack of knowledge...

The War Game: Studies of the New Civilian Militarists

by Irving Louis Horowitz & Howard G. Schneiderman Transaction Publishers (September 05, 2013)

Irving Louis Horowitz argues that those who protest the idea that war is a game do so on moral grounds that leave unanswered tough questions: What is the alternative to playing the game? What will become of...

Grassroots and Coalitions: Exploring the Possibilities of Black Politics

by Michael Mitchell & David Covin Transaction Publishers (September 06, 2013)

The main focus of this volume is an exploration of the patterns of competition for political power at the state and local levels in American politics. This volume looks at institutionalized patterns of black...

That Floating Bridge

by Benj DeMott Transaction Publishers (July 31, 2013)

Alive to history in the making, this volume examines Barack Obama’s and Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, the killing of Trayvon Martin and the death of Andrew Breitbart, Occupy Wall Street and “America Beyond...

Politics, Values, and National Socialism

by Aurel Kolnai, Francis Dunlop & Graham McAleer Transaction Publishers (August 31, 2013)

The essays in this collection provide an overview of Kolnai’s moral philosophy, addressing what kind of thought works against morality and how one can defend morality.  

Legitimacy and Revolution in a Society of Masses: Max Weber, Antonio Gramsci, and the Fin-de-Sicle Debate on Social Order

by M. F. N. Giglioli Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

“This book is a brilliant and comprehensive treatment of past masters of social theory whose relevance looms large in our age of Occupy Wall Street. Matteo Giglioli's debut text is powerful and propitious.”...

Witnessing Australian Stories: History, Testimony, and Memory in Contemporary Culture

by Kelly Jean Butler Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

Drawing upon international scholarship on collective memory, public history, testimony, and witnessing, this book represents a cultural history of contemporary Australia. It examines the forms of witnessing...

The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle: A Guide for Decision Makers

by Boaz Ganor Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

The expansion and escalation of global terrorism has left populations across the world and decision-makers responsible for contending with it unprepared. This book is the first attempt of its kind to create...

The Presidential Dilemma: Revisiting Democratic Leadership in the American System

by Michael A. Genovese Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

The Presidential Dilemma argues that American presidents of the last forty years have largely failed to meet the needs, expectations, and responsibilities placed upon them. It discusses how presidents might...

Risk and Uncertainty: Understanding and Dialogue in the 21st Century

by Kevin P. Clements & Olivier Urbain Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2013)

The lessons drawn in this volume underline the importance of communication, honesty, and a concerned government responsive to the needs of citizens in crisis. Each of these essays is grappling with different...

Protecting the Sacred, Creating Peace in Asia-Pacific

by Chaiwat Satha-Anand & Olivier Urbain Transaction Publishers (March 27, 2013)

Using case studies from the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Basin, this book examines the global trend of violence against religious places and figures. The contributors believe attacks...

Holding the Center: In Defense of Political Trimming

by Eugene Goodheart Transaction Publishers (March 04, 2013)

The twelve chapters in this book are brought together by Eugene Goodheart’s argument that the Whig trimming tradition is the heart and soul of politics in the West, and that both democracy and democratic culture...

Restricting Freedoms: Limitations on the Individual in Contemporary America

by Vladimir Shlapentokh & Eric Beasley Transaction Publishers (February 28, 2013)

Today, freedom is so closely associated with the United States that most people still view America as the ultimate symbol of freedom. Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley argue that the idea of basing American...

Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review

by Neovi M. Karakatsanis & Jonathan Swarts Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2013)

Several contributions in this volume focus on the modern Middle East, with other articles examining justifications for war, the return of war veterans, white nationalists, and the activities of the Moral Majority....

Beyond Civilization: Society, Culture, and the Individual in the Age of Globalization

by Harry Redner Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2013)

“[Redner] examines how the processes unleashed by globalization are usurping civilization as a means of social organization and mode for arranging identity. He argues that as globalization begins to make the...

Culture and Civilization: Cosmopolitanism and the Global Polity

by Gabriel R. Ricci Transaction Publishers (January 23, 2013)

This volume focuses on cosmopolitanism, the global polity, and political ramifications of globalization. The introduction by Gabriel R. Ricci establishes context and provides an overview of the entire work....

Impediments to the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

by Samuel Totten Transaction Publishers (January 23, 2013)

Academics, NGOs, the United Nations, and individual nations are focused on the prevention and intervention of genocide. Traditionally, missions to prevent or intervene in genocide have been sporadic and under-resourced....

The Case against the Davis-Bacon Act: Fifty-Four Reasons for Repeal

by Armand J. Thieblot Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2013)

The Davis-Bacon Act is a United States federal law that established the requirement that prevailing wages must be paid on public works projects. In this book, Armand J. Thieblot argues that the law was passed...

Character Building

by Booker T. Washington & Tim Mealiff Transaction Publishers (January 23, 2013)

While enormous changes have occurred in all phases of African American rights and responsibilities, Booker T. Washington’s broad outlines on building moral character have remained intact. For those in search...

The Power of the Mayor: David Dinkins: 1990-1993

by Chris McNickle Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2012)

Chris McNickle argues that Mayor David Dinkins failed to wield the power of the mayor with the skill required to run New York City. He also argues that Dinkins's successes were overshadowed by his failure to...

Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?

by George W. Grayson Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Savage narcotics-related decapitations, castrations, and other murders have destroyed the peace in many Mexican communities and such savagery is now cascading across the border into the United States. Grayson...

Charting the Range of Black Politics

by Michael Mitchell & David Covin Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2012)

Barack Obama’s election to the American presidency has prompted rethinking in the way that scholars have customarily mapped out the terrain of black politics. This development brought onto the national stage...

Intermarium: The Land between the Black and Baltic Seas

by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz Transaction Publishers (November 06, 2012)

The Intermarium refers to the lands between the Black and Baltic Seas of Eastern Europe. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz argues that the ongoing success of the Intermarium states under American sponsorship could undermine...

Hot Spots: American Foreign Policy in a Post-Human-Rights World

by Amitai Etzioni Transaction Publishers (November 06, 2012)

In early 2012, the United States "pivoted" to make the Far East its military and strategic first priority, thereby downgrading the Middle East. This change in priorities has been accompanied by a curtailed military...

Globalization of Communes: 1950-2010

by Yaacov Oved Transaction Publishers (November 02, 2012)

“A scholarly and fascinating look at the concept of the commune around the world, Globalization of Communes: 1950–2010 is a must for anyone who wants to better understand cooperative living in a more impersonal...

Multilateral Banks and the Development Process: Vital Links in the Results Chain

by Vinod Thomas & Xubei Luo Transaction Publishers (September 25, 2012)

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. When the links in the chain represent development projects, if individual projects fail to achieve their purpose, the development program’s effectiveness is compromised....

The Green Movement in Iran

by Hamid Dabashi & Navid Nikzadfar Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

"These passionate, often strident essays, largely written as events were unfolding, represent Dabashi’s effort to explain, understand, and interpret the Green Movement . . . In the end, Dabashi’s view is...

The Children's Health Insurance Program: Past and Future

by David G. Smith Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

"Students of health politics and policy will find this book the go to source for understanding how Medicaid became the nation’s go to program for filling the health system’s myriad gaps." —Lawrence D....

The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal

by Edward Alexander Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

A critical assessment of the new anti-Semitism, its historical roots, and its current adherents, The State of the Jews examines the current predicament of the Jewish people and the land of Israel, both of which...

The Political Economy of Nation Building: The World's Unfinished Business

by Mack Ott Transaction Publishers (August 14, 2012)

Donor nations may advise and counsel, but the creation of a liberal nation state falls to its own people. They must create laws, exercise their liberties, provide freedom of belief and expression, and protect...

Expansionism: Its Effects on Cuba's Independence

by Frank R. Villafana Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Starting in the early part of the nineteenth century, American administrations expressed a desire to own Cuba. A rationale for adding Cuba to United States territory could be built on Cuba’s sugar and tobacco...

National Identities in France

by Brian Sudlow Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

National Identities in France explores nationalism, national identities, and the various ways in which these concepts are accepted, adapted, discarded, or internally disputed across ideological divides.

Nathaniel Hawthorne as Political Philosopher: Revolutionary Principles Domesticated and Personalized

by John E. Alvis Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Using the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne as a case study, John E. Alvis shows that a novelist can be a political philosopher. He demonstrates that much of Hawthorne’s works are rooted in the American political...

Bounded Bureaucracy and the Budgetary Process in the United States

by Jay Eungha Ryu Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

Bureaucracies have been criticized from various perspectives and blamed for a variety of failings. This book provides solid data on how bureaucracies can expedite information processing and reduce organizational...

The First Amendment under Fire: America's Radicals, Congress, and the Courts

by Milton Cantor Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2017)

The First Amendment is perhaps the most important—and most debated—amendment in the US Constitution. It establishes freedom of speech, as well as that of religion, the press, peaceable assembly and the right...

Notes from the Other Side of Night

by Juliana Geran Pilon & Mircea Eliade Transaction Publishers (February 10, 2014)

Notes from the Other Side of Night is a diary-memoir written upon Juliana Geran Pilon’s return to her native Romania in 1975, which she had left along with her family when she was just fourteen. Poetically...

Contours of African American Politics: Into the Future: The Demise of African American Politics?

by Georgia A. Persons Transaction Publishers (March 31, 2014)

Contours of African American Politics chronicles the systematic study of African American politics and its subsequent recognition as an established field of scholarly inquiry. African American politics emanates...

European National Identities: Elements, Transitions, Conflicts

by Roland Vogt, Wayne Cristaudo & Andreas Leutzsch Transaction Publishers (February 04, 2014)

European National Identities explores the diversity of European states, nations, and peoples. In doing so, the editors focus on the origins and elements of different national identities in Europe and different...

Jews, Antisemitism, and the Middle East

by Michael Curtis Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2013)

Will animosity towards Jews and the State of Israel never end? This book ventures to rectify the misrepresentations, propaganda, obsessions, and falsifications widely disseminated in the media and public discourse,...

Americans from Africa: Old Memories, New Moods

by Peter I. Rose Transaction Publishers (April 19, 2016)

This book is the second of a two-volume set exploring the controversies about the experiences of Americans from Africa. It contains essays on the roots of protest, including the original “Confessions of Nat...

Nuclear Zero?: Lessons from the Last Time We Were There

by George H. Quester Transaction Publishers (June 01, 2015)

George H. Quester points out that the possibility of a nuclear war continues to loom despite the reduction in stockpiles by the major powers. Any advocate of total nuclear disarmament must deal with the challenge...

Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications

by Daniel E. Ritchie Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

The writings of Edmund Burke on the American and French Revolutions and other political events of his time are today acknowledged as the basis of modern conservative thought. This volume brings together an outstanding...

The Signature of Power: Buildings, Communications, and Policy

by Harold D. Lasswell Transaction Publishers (December 31, 2011)

“The late Harold D. Lasswell has provided a fascinating and highly useful interpretation of the symbolic uses of architecture in numerous societies over many years. This work opens up new vistas for social...

Making Foreign Policy Decisions

by Christopher J. Fettweis Transaction Publishers (August 31, 2015)

The White House is blamed or credited by voters for how it manages relations with the outside world. How, then, can presidents maximize their chances to achieve successful foreign policies? This briefing book...

The Endangered West: Myopic Elites and Fragile Social Orders in a Threatening World

by John Higley Transaction Publishers (November 30, 2016)

Bold political elites and unique forms of social order brought the West to world dominance, but both are weakening dramatically in the contemporary period. The Endangered West makes the case for the continuation...

The Irish and the American Presidency

by Nicole Anderson Yanoso Transaction Publishers (September 30, 2016)

There is a widely held notion that, except for the elections of 1928 and 1960, the Irish have primarily influenced only state and local government. The Irish and the American Presidency reveals that the Irish...