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Becoming Bureaucrats: Socialization at the Front Lines of Government Service

by Zachary W. Oberfield University of Pennsylvania Press (May 08, 2014)

Becoming Bureaucrats investigates the identities and motivations of two sets of public servants: police officers and welfare caseworkers. The book argues that who bureaucrats become and how bureaucracies function...


Human Rights Under African Constitutions: Realizing the Promise for Ourselves

by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im University of Pennsylvania Press (October 09, 2013)

Combining theoretical rigor with solid empirical research, Human Rights Under African Constitutions makes an important contribution for scholars and students of political science, African studies, and postcolonial...


Islamist Parties and Political Normalization in the Muslim World

by Quinn Mecham & Julie Chernov Hwang University of Pennsylvania Press (June 09, 2014)

This innovative volume examines how Islamist parties operate and interact within democratic and semidemocratic political systems in Turkey, Morocco, Yemen, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.


Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest

by Ivan Krastev University of Pennsylvania Press (May 15, 2014)

In Democracy Disrupted, journalist and political scientist Ivan Krastev proposes a provocative interpretation of the "Occupy" movements that have surfaced in the United States, Great Britain, and Spain, as well...


Corporations and Citizenship

by Greg Urban University of Pennsylvania Press (May 08, 2014)

Assembling scholars from legal studies, business ethics, philosophy, history, political science, and anthropology, Corporations and Citizenship addresses the role of modern for-profit corporations as a distinctive...


From Dictatorship to Democracy: An Insider's Account of the Iraqi Opposition to Saddam

by Hamid al-Bayati & Peter W. Galbraith University of Pennsylvania Press (January 30, 2014)

Iraqi UN Ambassador and former opposition leader Hamid al-Bayati provides first-hand information on the meetings and discussions that led the United States and United Kingdom to move from inaction to the invasion...


Does Regulation Kill Jobs?

by Cary Coglianese, Adam M. Finkel & Christopher Carrigan University of Pennsylvania Press (January 06, 2014)

Does Regulation Kill Jobs? analyzes the effects of regulation on employment and offers suggestions for improved economic analysis and regulatory decision making.


Sex Work Politics: From Protest to Service Provision

by Samantha Majic University of Pennsylvania Press (December 19, 2013)

Samantha Majic investigates the way two San Francisco-based nonprofit organizations negotiate their governmental obligations while maintaining their commitment to outreach and advocacy for sex workers' rights...


No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security

by Thomas M. Nichols University of Pennsylvania Press (November 20, 2013)

In No Use, national security scholar Thomas M. Nichols examines the role of nuclear weapons and their prominence in U.S. security strategy, ultimately arguing that this belief in the utility of nuclear force...


The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen

by Paul Gordon Lauren University of Pennsylvania Press (August 22, 2013)

Focusing on the theme of visions seen by those who dreamed of what might be, Lauren explores the dramatic transformation of a world patterned by centuries of human rights abuses into a global community that...


Changing Minds, If Not Hearts: Political Remedies for Racial Conflict

by James M. Glaser & Timothy J. Ryan University of Pennsylvania Press (August 21, 2013)

James M. Glaser and Timothy J. Ryan vividly show how political strategies can counteract the impulse to think about racial issues in terms of winners and losers. Their problem-focused research shows how communities...


How Rivalries End

by Karen Rasler, William R. Thompson & Sumit Ganguly University of Pennsylvania Press (March 15, 2013)

Examining political hot spots stretching from Egypt and Israel to North and South Korea, How Rivalries End builds an original theory from patterns in successful conflict resolutions and reveals the key factors...


The New World Power: American Foreign Policy, 1898-1917

by Robert E. Hannigan University of Pennsylvania Press (July 17, 2013)

"Straightforward enough to serve as a useful textbook and thorough enough to engage expert readers. . . . Intelligent, readable, and thoughtful."—Foreign Affairs


The Phenomenon of Torture: Readings and Commentary

by William F. Schulz & Juan E. Méndez University of Pennsylvania Press (July 17, 2013)

Torture is the most widespread human rights crime in the modern world, practiced in more than one hundred countries, including the United States. How could something so brutal, almost unthinkable, be so prevalent?...


Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique

by Makau Mutua University of Pennsylvania Press (July 03, 2013)

Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique provides a bracing and controversial analysis of the scope of human rights and lays the groundwork for a multicultural and more universal understanding of these...


Representation: Elections and Beyond

by Jack H. Nagel & Rogers M. Smith University of Pennsylvania Press (July 03, 2013)

Featuring twelve essays that engage with national, provincial, and municipal governments across three continents, Representation examines the core elements and challenges of fair, effective political institutions,...


Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States: Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo

by Maria Koinova University of Pennsylvania Press (July 01, 2013)

Tracing the development of informally institutionalized conflict dynamics in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo, Maria Koinova analyzes why some conflicts were resolved with minimal violence after the end of communism...


Truth and Democracy

by Jeremy Elkins & Andrew Norris University of Pennsylvania Press (January 31, 2012)

Scholars from a variety of fields, including prominent political and legal theorists, philosophers, and intellectual historians, take up the question of whether democratic politics requires talk about truth,...


A Legacy of Leadership: Governors and American History

by Clayton McClure Brooks University of Pennsylvania Press (April 22, 2013)

In A Legacy of Leadership, leading journalists and academics create a new framework for understanding the contributions of governors in defining democracy and shaping American history.


Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power

by Glenn Mitoma University of Pennsylvania Press (April 09, 2013)

Through careful archival research, Glenn Mitoma reveals how the U.S. government, key civil society groups, Cold War politics, and specific individuals led to America's emergence in the twentieth century as an...


Chechnya: From Nationalism to Jihad

by James Hughes University of Pennsylvania Press (March 01, 2013)

The conflict in Chechnya involves many of the most contentious issues in contemporary international politics. By providing us with a persuasive and challenging study, Hughes sets out the indispensable lessons...


The Sports Franchise Game: Cities in Pursuit of Sports Franchises, Events, Stadiums, and Arenas

by Kenneth L. Shropshire University of Pennsylvania Press (March 25, 2013)

Kenneth Shropshire describes the franchise warfare that pits city against city in the bidding competition to capture a major league team, using interviews with major players to present an insider's perspective...


Creating Human Rights: How Noncitizens Made Sex Persecution Matter to the World

by Lisa S. Alfredson University of Pennsylvania Press (March 26, 2013)

The first in-depth study of a novel women's refugee movement and its challenge, as an international trigger case, to traditional conceptions of human rights. It illuminates keys to the movement's success, including,...


Everyday Occupations: Experiencing Militarism in South Asia and the Middle East

by Kamala Visweswaran University of Pennsylvania Press (March 16, 2013)

Everyday Occupations engages visual culture and the ethnography of space, satire and parody, poetry and political critique to examine militarization as it is wielded as a cultural and political tool, and as...


Clan Cleansing in Somalia: The Ruinous Legacy of 1991

by Lidwien Kapteijns University of Pennsylvania Press (December 18, 2012)

Clan Cleansing in Somalia deals with the transformative violence that helped cause the collapse of the Somali state in 1991. Kapteijns argues that public acknowledgment of the clan cleansing of this period is...


In Search of Progressive America

by Michael Kazin, Frans Becker & Menno Hurenkamp University of Pennsylvania Press (February 18, 2013)

The era of conservative dominance in the U.S. appears to be stumbling. But is the Left ready to step into the breach? In Search of Progressive America is a collection of ten essays by prominent writers that...


Black Conservative Intellectuals in Modern America

by Michael L. Ondaatje University of Pennsylvania Press (November 29, 2011)

Michael L. Ondaatje examines the ideas and arguments of prominent black conservative thinkers during the past three decades, charting the evolution of black conservative thought in relation to key debates on...


African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam

by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im University of Pennsylvania Press (November 24, 2010)

Constitutionalism is becoming the prevalent form of governance in Africa. But how does constitutionalism deal with the lingering effects of colonialism? And how does constitutional law deal with Islamic principles...


Civil Rights Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor

by Catherine M. Paden University of Pennsylvania Press (February 17, 2011)

In Civil Rights Advocacy on Behalf of the Poor, Catherine M. Paden examines five civil rights organizations and explores why they chose to represent the poor—specifically, low-income African Americans—during...


Human Rights in Our Own Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States

by William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg & Bandana Purkayastha University of Pennsylvania Press (September 28, 2011)

Human Rights in Our Own Backyard focuses on the state of human rights and responses to human rights issues in the United States, drawing on sociological literature and perspectives to interrogate assumptions...


Varieties of Sovereignty and Citizenship

by Sigal R. Ben-Porath & Rogers M. Smith University of Pennsylvania Press (November 29, 2012)

A broad range of scholars from different disciplines reflect on the likely transformation of the world away from the absolute sovereignty of independent nation-states to the proliferation of varieties of plural...


Universal Human Rights and Extraterritorial Obligations

by Mark Gibney & Sigrun Skogly University of Pennsylvania Press (July 03, 2012)

In the face of globalization, the fundamental principles governing international law are changing dramatically. This book examines both the international and domestic foundations of human rights law and addresses...


Dignity Rights: Courts, Constitutions, and the Worth of the Human Person

by Erin Daly & Aharon Barak University of Pennsylvania Press (October 29, 2012)

With cases from around the world on a wide range of subjects including prison conditions, employment, sexuality, reputation, and death, this ground-breaking book examines how judicial interpretations of dignity...


Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time

by Manny Diaz & Michael Bloomberg University of Pennsylvania Press (October 15, 2012)

Former two-term mayor of Miami Manny Diaz shares lessons learned from governing one of America's most diverse and dynamic urban communities.


Moral Victories in the Battle for Congress

by Marty Cohen University of Pennsylvania Press (June 28, 2019)

While Christian conservatives had been active in national politics for decades and had achieved a seat at the table by working with the Republican Party, the 1980s and 1990s saw them make significant strides...


The Dialectical Self

by Jamie Aroosi University of Pennsylvania Press (October 02, 2018)

Although Karl Marx and Søren Kierkegaard are both major figures in nineteenth-century Western thought, they are rarely considered in the same conversation. Marx is the great radical economic theorist, the prophet...


Regulatory Breakdown: The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation

by Cary Coglianese University of Pennsylvania Press (August 16, 2012)

With chapters written by some of the nation's foremost economists, political scientists, and legal scholars, Regulatory Breakdown brings clarity to the heated debate over regulation by dissecting the disparate...


The Anti-Slavery Project: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking

by Joel Quirk University of Pennsylvania Press (May 26, 2011)

Historian and human rights scholar Joel Quirk examines the evolution of political opposition to slavery from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. He offers an original diagnosis of the underlying causes...


Blue-Collar Conservatism

by Timothy J. Lombardo University of Pennsylvania Press (September 10, 2018)

The postwar United States has experienced many forms of populist politics, none more consequential than that of the blue-collar white ethnics who brought figures like Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump to the White...


Building Militaries in Fragile States

by Mara E. Karlin University of Pennsylvania Press (December 08, 2017)

Combining rigorous academic scholarship with the experience of a senior Pentagon policymaker, Mara E. Karlin explores the key national security issue of our time: how to effectively build partner militaries....


American Marriage: A Political Institution

by Priscilla Yamin University of Pennsylvania Press (July 24, 2012)

In American Marriage, Priscilla Yamin argues that marriage is a political institution to which actors turn either to stave off or to promote change over issues of race, gender, class, or sexuality. In the political...


Argentina Betrayed

by Antonius C. G. M. Robben University of Pennsylvania Press (March 19, 2018)

The ruthless military dictatorship that ruled Argentina between 1976 and 1983 betrayed the country's people, presiding over massive disappearances of its citizenry and, in the process, destroying the state's...


Torture

by Edward Peters University of Pennsylvania Press (March 01, 2018)

"Torture has ceased to exist," Victor Hugo claimed, with some justification, in 1874. Yet more than a century later, torture is used routinely in one out of every three countries. This book is about torture...


Rude Awakening

by Mauro F. Guillen University of Pennsylvania Press (February 23, 2018)

In the wake of World War II, a number of institutions designed to promote a liberal global economic and geopolitical order were established—the International Monetary Fund, the General Agreement on Tariffs...


China and Africa: A Century of Engagement

by David H. Shinn & Joshua Eisenman University of Pennsylvania Press (July 10, 2012)

The recent growth in relations between China and the nations of Africa is one of the most important geopolitical phenomena of our time. China and Africa presents a unique, comprehensive view of this relationship....


The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America

by Scott Gabriel Knowles University of Pennsylvania Press (July 02, 2012)

This book traces the intertwined histories of disaster experts—specialists in predicting the unpredictable and managing the unmanageable—revealing how their interdisciplinary research and practices over...


Who Speaks for Nature?

by Laura Ephraim University of Pennsylvania Press (October 26, 2017)

When natural scientists speak up in public about the material phenomena they have observed, measured, and analyzed in the lab or the field, they embody a distinctive version of political authority. Where does...


Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child

by Eileen Hunt Botting University of Pennsylvania Press (October 09, 2017)

From her youth, Mary Shelley immersed herself in the social contract tradition, particularly the educational and political theories of John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as the radical philosophies...


American Justice 2017

by Kimberly Robinson University of Pennsylvania Press (September 15, 2017)

With the death of associate justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court was plunged into crisis. Refusing to hold hearings or confirm the nominee of a Democratic president almost a year away from a presidential...


On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

by Howard Kunreuther, Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl & Amy Gutmann University of Pennsylvania Press (June 07, 2011)

Leading experts address questions of public and private roles in assessing, managing, and mitigating major risks to public health and safety in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.