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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...

The Social Basis of the Rational Citizen: How Political Communication in Social Networks Improves Civic Competence

by Sean Richey, Ikeda Ken'ichi, Sarah Brosnan & J. Benjamin Taylor Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

Social networking lies at the heart of a number of fascinating political questions and social concerns, including citizen competence, social movements, and voter mobilization. In The Social Basis of the Rational...

Shakespeare and the Body Politic

by Dustin A. Gish, Bernard J. Dobski, Laurence D. Nee & Timothy Burns et al. Lexington Books (April 25, 2013)

The chapters in Shakespeare and the Body Politic examine the tensions between the passion and ambition of individuals and the limits of the political communities that encompass and inform them. Shakespeare provides...

The Soul of Civil Society: Voluntary Associations and the Public Value of Moral Habits

by Don Eberly & Ryan Streeter Lexington Books (September 11, 2002)

Americans care about the public value of moral habits. They like to see virtue rewarded and vice censured, appealing as this does to the nation's deep sense that one's success rests neither in money nor in power...

Localizing and Transnationalizing Contentious Politics: Global Civil Society Movements in the Philippines

by Joel F. Ariate Jr, Zuraida Mae D. Cabilo, Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem & Ma Glenda S. Lopez Wui et al. Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)

A country facing serious economic challenges, the Philippines is also a democratic polity with a vibrant civil society sector. This collection is the first of its kind to focus on five global civil society movements...

Toward Better Governance in China: An Unconventional Pathway of Political Reform

by Dennis V. Hickey, Baogang Guo, Chunlong Lu & Chia-chen Chou et al. Lexington Books (November 12, 2009)

This book examines contemporary Chinese political reform through an examination of a number of policy initiatives taken in recent years. These include programs designed to improve administrative efficiency,...

Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for the Article V Amendment Process

by Darren Patrick Guerra Lexington Books (June 10, 2013)

This book provides a brief intellectual and constitutional history of the Article V amending process from the Imperial Crisis until the present and shows Article V to be a vital part of the Constitutional architecture....

America and the Limits of the Politics of Selfishness

by Sidney Waldman Lexington Books (February 03, 2007)

America and the Limits of the Politics of Selfishness examines Congress, the Presidency, the public, and public policy, demonstrating the important impact of the public's selfishness, morality, compassion, and...

Popular Mobilization and Empowerment in Georgia's Rose Revolution

by Kelli Hash-Gonzalez Lexington Books (October 18, 2012)

While other studies explain the Rose Revolution in terms of the contribution of the “power players,” Popular Mobilization and Empowerment in Georgia’s Rose Revolution, by Kelli Hash-Gonzalez, adds to our...

Poor America: A Comparative-Historical Study of Poverty in the U.S. and Western Europe

by Samuel J. Eldersveld Lexington Books (February 09, 2007)

Poor America describes the sharp contrast in the extent of poverty between the United States and six Western European countries. Samuel J. Eldersveld seeks to discover why America struggles more with this social...

What Do We Expect from Our Government?

by Joshua M. Chanin, Beryl A. Radin, William M. LeoGrande & , Edelman, Peter B. et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

What Do We Expect From Our Government? provides a glimpse at this set of developments by focusing on a number of policies, such as climate change, immigration, and terrorism, as well as governance processes...

Democracy and Its Enemies

by Paul N. Goldstene Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

America, it is often argued, emerged from the Enlightenment. It follows that the prevailing elements of politics in the United States are echoes of struggles among what is here referred to as the moderate Enlightenment,...

The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia

by Howard Schweber, David A. Schultz, Gerard Michael D’Emilio & Mary Welek Atwell et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Many hoped or feared that Antonin Scalia’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1986 would guarantee a conservative counter-revolution that would reverse the liberal jurisprudence of the Supreme Court under...

Donald Trump and the Prospect for American Democracy

by Arthur Paulson Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This book goes beyond examining Donald Trump as a unique and controversial President to place his election in a historical and systematic perspective. It offers an analysis of the 2016 presidential nominations...

An American Political Scientist in Israel: From Athens to Jerusalem

by Paul Eidelberg Lexington Books (August 20, 2010)

This book recounts the author's meetings with some of Israel's political and intellectual leaders after he immigrated to Israel in 1976. He reveals the flawed mentality of Israel's elites and their policy of...

The Resilient Voter

by Shauna Reilly & Stacy G. Ulbig Lexington Books (February 19, 2018)

The Resilient Voter: Stressful Polling Places and Voting Behavior provides a new perspective on the role voting barriers play, demonstrating that they not only discourage participation but also affect the quality...

The Politics of Local Government

by Barry E. Truchil Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Combining scholarly literature with elected experience at the local governmental level, Barry E. Truchil addresses the inner workings and politics of local government in small town and suburban settings in The...

The 2016 Presidential Election

by Kenneth R. Mayer, Richard J. Powell, Amnon Cavari & George Elliott Morris et al. Lexington Books (October 04, 2017)

The 2016 Presidential Election: The Causes and Consequences of a Political Earthquake critically analyzes the 2016 presidential election. The chapters in this book identify key factors behind the election of...

Unconventional, Partisan, and Polarizing Rhetoric

by Jeanine E. Kraybill, Ivy A. M. Cargile, Alison Howard & Raul Madrid Jr. et al. Lexington Books (November 14, 2017)

The rhetoric and political communication of the 2016 Presidential Election was arguably unconventional, partisan, and polarizing—becoming a defining characteristic of the tone and feel of the campaign. In...

The New Geopolitics of the South Caucasus

by Shireen T. Hunter, Sergey Markedonov, Mohammad Homayounvash & Richard D. Kauzlarich et al. Lexington Books (September 22, 2017)

This collection surveys the three South Caucasian states’ economic, social and political evolution since their independence in 1991. It assesses their successes and failures in these areas, including their...

Power, Place, and State-Society Relations in Korea

by Jongwoo Han Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

No book has addressed the simultaneous phenomena of Korea’s rapid economic development and its vibrant democratization in a single coherent paradigm. The late developmentalist approach emphasizes the strong...

Persuasive Attacks on Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Primary

by William L. Benoit & Mark J. Glantz Lexington Books (March 08, 2017)

Persuasive Attacks on Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Primary investigates the nature of persuasive attacks on Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential primary campaign. It begins by extending the Theory...

Reviving Legitimacy: Lessons for and from China

by Deng Zhenglai, Min-hua Huang, Alfred L. Chan & Yun-han Chu et al. Lexington Books (September 16, 2011)

This fascinating collection of papers on China's ongoing efforts in reviving legitimacy has approached the issue of legitimacy from both normative and empirical perspectives, and from Western and Chinese perspectives,...

Post-Communist Romania at Twenty-Five: Linking Past, Present, and Future

by Lavinia Stan & Diane Vancea Lexington Books (June 24, 2015)

This volume gathers from the remarkable 1989-2014 period, which spans the tumult of the revolution to the consolidation of new regimes, key lessons for post-communist democratic theory and practice. Written...

The Four Pillars of Politics: Why Some Candidates Don't Win and Others Can't Lead

by James T. Kitchens & Larry Powell Lexington Books (June 03, 2015)

James T. Kitchens and Larry Powell examine why political messages appeal to voters in the United States by exploring the four pillars of the American psyche: fear, national narcissism, consumerism, and religiosity....

Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter

by Donald W. Beachler, Matthew L. Bergbower, Chris Cooper & David F. Damore et al. Lexington Books (October 29, 2015)

This book examines the phenomena of presidential swing states, exploring why some are capable of being decisive in determining who wins the presidency. Students in classes on American Politics and Government,...