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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...

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...

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...

Engaging Enemies: Hayek and the Left

by Simon Griffiths Rowman & Littlefield International (October 09, 2014)

Engaging Enemies examines responses of the British left to Friedrich Hayek, one of the gurus of Thatcherism, and attempts to rethink socialism in response to neoliberalism.

Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens

by Franklin L. Kury UPA (October 08, 2014)

Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens is a challenge to America’s 7,382 state legislators and their constituents to critically examine their state legislature and take appropriate...

Bearing Society in Mind: Theories and Politics of the Social Formation

by Samuel A. Chambers Rowman & Littlefield International (October 02, 2014)

Bearing Society in Mind disrupts the disciplinary boundaries of economic, political and cultural theory by exploring the theory and politics of the social formation.

The View from the Bench and Chambers: Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals

by Jennifer Barnes Bowie, Donald R. Songer & John Szmer University of Virginia Press (October 30, 2014)

For most of their history, the U.S. courts of appeals have toiled in obscurity, well out of the limelight of political controversy. But as the number of appeals has increased dramatically, while the number of...

Universities in Decline: From the Great Society to Today

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (September 17, 2014)

This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington...

The Secessionist States of America

by Douglas MacKinnon Skyhorse (October 07, 2014)

Millions of American families from every race, creed, and economic background are losing hope as the United States continues slide deeper into fiscal insanity and moral decay. Where will America stand when we...

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...

Reclaiming the Enlightenment: Toward a Politics of Radical Engagement

by Stephen Eric Bronner Columbia University Press (October 06, 2004)

This book tackles an obvious yet profound problem of modern political life: the disorientation of intellectuals and activists on the left. As the study of political history and theory has been usurped by cultural...

The Cynic

by Alec MacGillis Simon & Schuster (September 16, 2014)

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country's political dysfunction.

Based on interviews...

Political Order and Political Decay

by Francis Fukuyama Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 2014)

The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order "magisterial in its learning...

The United States of Paranoia

by Jesse Walker Harper Perennial (October 14, 2014)

A history of America's demons

1693: Cotton Mather suggests that the spirits attacking Salem are allied with the colony's human enemies. At their "Cheef Witch-meetings," he writes, "there has been present some...

The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics

by Adrian Parr Columbia University Press (December 04, 2012)

While climate change has become the dominant concern of the twenty-first century, global powers refuse to implement the changes required to reverse these trends. Rather, they have neoliberalized nature and climate...

The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East

by Marc Lynch Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve?...

Globalization and Democracy

by Stephen J. Rosow & Jim George Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 22, 2014)

Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy. Noted critical scholars Stephen J. Rosow and Jim George argue that democracy must be understood not as a...

The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government

by Markus Dirk Dubber Columbia University Press (January 12, 2005)

-- Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto, author of Law's Dream of a Common Knowledge

Picture Imperfect: Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age

by Russell Jacoby Columbia University Press (January 22, 2005)

-- Amos Elon, author, The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch, 1743-1933

The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine

by Henry A. Giroux City Lights Publishers (July 21, 2014)

A sweeping criticism of neoliberalism, public amnesia, inequality, and the rise of an authoritarian surveillance state.

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...

The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury: Social Science and the Palladium of Liberty

by John A. Murley & Sean D. Sutton Lexington Books (June 12, 2014)

The Supreme Court against the Criminal Jury critiques the Supreme Court’s decisions to allow reduced jury sizes and less than unanimous jury verdicts to determine guilt. John A. Murley and Sean D. Sutton challenges...


by Le Duc de Branden Books (February 21, 2013)

These maxims, of the French Duc, remain one of the best books of its kind, and have been translated into many languages, and frequently into English.

The present edition by John Heard, noted translator of Ronsard,...

The Religious Origins of American Freedom and Equality: A Response to John Rawls

by David Peddle Lexington Books (May 15, 2014)

The Religious Origins of American Freedom and Equality provides a compelling contribution to the discussion of the separation of church and state. Showing how the principles of freedom and equality on which...

Wrestling with the Angel: Experiments in Symbolic Life

by Tracy McNulty Columbia University Press (June 03, 2014)

Wrestling with the Angel is a meditation on contemporary political, legal, and social theory from a psychoanalytic perspective. It argues for the enabling function of formal and symbolic constraints in sustaining...

Political Scandals: The Consequences of Temporary Gratification

by La Trice M. Washington UPA (May 05, 2014)

This book questions whether the consequences associated with non-sex-based scandals carry greater penalties than sex-based political scandals in the twenty-first century. With analysis of over 50 political scandals,...

Freedom's Right: The Social Foundations of Democratic Life

by Axel Honneth Columbia University Press (February 11, 2014)

Theories of justice often fixate on purely normative, abstract principles unrelated to real-world situations. The philosopher and theorist Axel Honneth addresses this disconnect, and constructs a theory of justice...

Lincoln at Two Hundred: Why We Still Read the Sixteenth President

by Walter Berns AEI Press (September 16, 2010)

Abraham Lincoln was the greatest of our presidents. He saved the Union, and because he saved the Union, he was able to free the slaves. But he did more than this. Without him, we might have had no reason to...

Image of U.S. Presidential Administrations: The Cases of George W. Bush and Barack Obama

by Patricia Calca, Célia Belim, Giselle De la Cruz & Susana Cabaço et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2012)

This edited collection analyzes two American presidential administrations–George W. and Barack Obama. This book gives a European point of view and contributes to the study of U.S. presidencies. Making a comparison...

Harvard and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA): Foreign Policy Research Center and Incubator of Presidential Advisors

by Howard J. Wiarda Lexington Books (November 25, 2009)

Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) is one of the nation's leading foreign policy research institutions. In this penetrating book, Howard J. Wiarda explores Harvard's history and culture,...

Augustine and Psychology

by Kim Paffenroth, Villanova University, John Doody, Sandra Dixon & Daniel B. Morehead et al. Lexington Books (December 21, 2012)

The essays here show the interface and relevance of psychology to theology (and vice versa), and they do so in a way that will be useful to upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level courses in religious studies....

The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism

by William H. F. Altman & Michael Zank Lexington Books (June 07, 2012)

The German Stranger provides a guide to Leo Strauss that situates his thought in the context of National Socialism; by destroying any middle ground between 'Athens' and 'Jerusalem,' Strauss undermined modernity's...

Disability and Justice: The Capabilities Approach in Practice

by Christopher A. Riddle & Jerome E. Bickenbach Lexington Books (March 14, 2014)

Disability & Justice: The Capabilities Approach in Practice is an interdisciplinary examination of the practical application of the capabilities approach viewed through the lens of the experience of disability....

Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution

by Ronen A. Cohen Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

Upheavals in the Middle East: The Theory and Practice of a Revolution offers theoretical discussion of revolutionary events and applies the resulting framework to a number of case studies from the Middle East....

Factory of Strategy: Thirty-Three Lessons on Lenin

by Antonio Negri & Arianna Bove Columbia University Press (February 04, 2014)

Factory of Strategy is the last of Antonio Negri’s major political works to be translated into English. Rigorous and accessible, it is both a systematic inquiry into the development of Lenin’s thought and...

On the Boundaries: When International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Foreign Policy Meet

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (December 27, 2013)

This book analyzes the connections between international relations, comparative politics, and foreign policy. Howard J. Wiarda points out where these fields have gone astray, indicates what must be done to correct...

The Coming Revolution

by Walid Phares Pocket Books (December 07, 2010)

After the 9/11 Commission concluded in 2004 that the U.S. was engaged in a war with terrorists and never realized it, they reasoned that "a failure of imagination" had prevented us from seeing terrorism coming....

Election Year 1968: The Turning Point

by Dennis D. Wainstock Enigma Books (October 09, 2012)

Election year 1968 revisited and analyzed.

The candidates were Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace.

Riots in Chicago streets.

Disassembly Required: A Field Guide to Actually Existing Capitalism

by Geoff Mann AK Press (March 29, 2013)

From money and markets to the subprime crisis, this anti-capitalist pocket guide explains capitalism and its crises, and suggests alternatives.

The Politics of the Internet: Political Claims-making in Cyberspace and Its Effect on Modern Political Activism

by R. J. Maratea Lexington Books (December 18, 2013)

In The Politics of the Internet: Political Claims-making in Cyberspace and Its Effect on Modern Political Activism, R.J. Maratea explores the practices of political claims-making and activism in online environments...

Counterrevolution and Repression in the Politics of Education: At the Midnight of Dissent

by Sean Noah Walsh Lexington Books (December 12, 2013)

In this book, Sean Noah Walsh applies Herbert Marcuse’s observations on counterrevolution to recent developments in education politics. Seemingly disparate issues such as the exercise of state power to reorganize...

Independence without Freedom: Iran's Foreign Policy

by R. K. Ramazani University of Virginia Press (November 29, 2013)

Ruhi Ramazani is widely considered the dean of Iranian foreign policy study, having spent the past sixty years studying and writing about the country's international relations. In Independence without Freedom,...

Canadian Politics Unplugged

by Eric Nicol & Peter Whalley Dundurn (July 01, 2003)

A humorous look at the problem of democracy in a country that is too big to digest without getting gas.

The Power of Indignation

by Stéphane Hessel & E. C. Belli Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century."

His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international bestseller,...

Ambivalent Miracles: Evangelicals and the Politics of Racial Healing

by Nancy D. Wadsworth University of Virginia Press (February 24, 2014)

Over the past three decades, American evangelical Christians have undergone unexpected, progressive shifts in the area of race relations, culminating in a national movement that advocates racial integration...

Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity

by Michael J. Thompson, Haroun Er-Rashid, Sandra Halperin & Lauren Langman et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 18, 2003)

The essays in Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity approach the interactions of Islam, the West, and modernity through overlapping social, historical, economic, cultural, and philosophical...

The Great Anarchists: Ideas and Teachings of Seven Major Thinkers

by Paul Eltzbacher & Steven T. Byington Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

This classic comparative study examines the thoughts of 7 major writers — Godwin, Proudhon, Stirner, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Tucker, and Tolstoy — on the subject of anarchy, using their own words.


by Aristotle Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.

Mohammed and Charlemagne

by Henri Pirenne Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Remarkable classic that developed the revolutionary theory of how the advance and influence of Islam caused the Europe of the Roman Empire to evolve into the Europe of the Middle Ages.