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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...


We, the People

by Adolph Psy.D. Caso Branden Books (February 21, 2013)

According to Adolph Caso, the dream behind "We, the people..." has not yet been fulfilled, although America came close in doing so with Dr. Martin Luther King in his "I have a dream" speech. A counter revolution...


The Wolves of Alaska: A Fact-based Saga

by Jim Rearden Alaska Northwest Books (January 14, 2014)

Alaska has announced that wolves are to be killed on the Tanana Flats near Fairbanks to allow a moose population to rebuild. A pretty Boston school teacher, representing an animal rights organization, arrives...


Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America

by John Chandler Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

John Chandler’s Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America provides insight into the faith-based policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Chandler argues that the faith-based...


Bye Bye, Miss American Empire: Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and their Underdog Crusades to Redraw America's Political Map

by Bill Kauffman Chelsea Green Publishing (July 10, 2010)

It's been almost a century and a half since a critical mass of Americans believed that secession was an American birthright. But breakaway movements large and small are rising up across the nation. From Vermont...


Breaking the Ice: From Land Claims to Tribal Sovereignty in the Arctic

by Barry Zellen Lexington Books (March 20, 2008)

Breaking the Ice is a comparative study of the movement for native land claims and Aboriginal rights in Alaska and the Western Arctic, and the resulting political transformation as the indigenous peoples of...


Managing America's Small Communities: People, Politics, and Performance

by David H. Folz & Edward P. French Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 25, 2005)

In their book, Managing America's Small Communities, David Folz and P. Edward French examine the relevant trends, executive behavior, service quality, and service performance measurement in small communities....


The California Republic: Institutions, Statesmanship, and Policies

by Brian P. Janiskee & Ken Masugi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 09, 2003)

The essays in The California Republic explore the evolution of Progressivism in California and also its contemporary policy consequences. Designed to work in tandem with other texts or as a stand-alone reader,...


There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos: A Work of Political Subversion

by Jim Hightower HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

Revised, and with a New Introduction by the Author

"I am an agitator, and an agitator is the center post in a washing machine that gets the dirt out."

--Jim Hightower

Hightower is mad as hell and he's not going...


The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It

by Brian C. Anderson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 28, 2013)

While there is plenty of literature on California’s history, topography, and attractions, The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It is the first book examining in rigorous detail...


Religion and Politics in America's Borderlands

by Sarah Azaransky, Monica A. Maher, M. Daniel Carroll R. & Daisy L. Machado et al. Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

Religion and Politics in America's Borderlands brings together leading academic specialists on immigration and the borderlands, as well as nationally recognized grassroots activists, who reflect on their varied...


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.


Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy

by Thomas J. Vicino Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

In fear of becoming havens for illegal immigrants, numerous local communities adopted and implemented their own immigration laws during the 2000s. Suburban Crossroads chronicles the debates and policy responses...


A Caring Jurisprudence: Listening to Patients at the Supreme Court

by Susan M. Behuniak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 1999)

This book argues that it is both possible and proper to develop a jurisprudence capable of incorporating the knowledge of patients. Drawing on feminist scholarship, this book proposes a model for a 'caring jurisprudence'...


Ending Racial Preferences: The Michigan Story

by Carol M. Allen, Barbara J. Grutter & William B. Allen Lexington Books (February 05, 2009)

Ending Racial Preferences: The Michigan Story provides an in-depth account of the 2006 Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, told from the perspective of Toward A Fair Michigan, a non-partisan educational organization....


Sustaining Identity, Recapturing Heritage: Exploring Issues of Public History, Tourism, and Race in a Southern Rural Town

by Ann E. Denkler Lexington Books (December 05, 2007)

This book explores the complex web of public history, tourism, and race in Luray, VA, a small town in the Shenandoah Valley ensconced in Lost Cause heritage. By utilizing a diverse range of methodologies, including...


Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics

by Otto Santa Ana & Celeste González de Bustamante Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 07, 2012)

Arizona Firestorm brings together well respected experts from across the political spectrum to examine and contextualize the political, economic, historical, and legal issues prompted by this and other anti-Latino...


City on the Line

by Andrew Kleine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 14, 2018)

In City on the Line, former Baltimore budget director Andrew Kleine asks why the way government does its most important job – deciding how to spend taxpayer dollars – hasn’t changed in hundreds of years....


Presidential Swing States

by Rafael Jacob, David A. Schultz, John J. McGlennon & Christopher W. Larimer et al. Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

The 2020 United States presidential race is arguably already over except for about 12 states and 20 counties. If recent presidential election trends are any indication of what will happen in 2020, Democrats...


The 2014 Elections in Florida

by Robert E. Crew Jr. & Mary Ruggiero Anderson Hamilton Books (March 27, 2018)

This book places the 2014 elections in Florida in historical perspective and provides an analysis of the outcomes of each of the state and federal races held in that year: Governor, State Constitutional Offices,...


Andrew Jackson

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Andrew Jackson in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life, times and...


Yes We (Still) Can

by Dan Pfeiffer Grand Central Publishing (June 19, 2018)

From Obama's former communications director and current co-host of Pod Save America comes a colorful account of how politics, the media, and the Internet changed during the Obama presidency, plus how to survive...


The State of State Theory

by Davita Silfen Glasberg, Abbey S. Willis & Deric Shannon Lexington Books (December 21, 2017)

The State of State Theory: State Projects, Repression, and Multi-Sites of Power, Glasberg, Willis, and Shannon argue that state theories should be amended to account both for theoretical developments broadly...


Atlas of the 2016 Elections

by Robert H. Watrel, Ryan Weichelt, Fiona M. Davidson & John Heppen et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 22, 2018)

The 2016 presidential election was one of the most dramatic upsets in US political history. Virtually all pre-election polls indicated Democrat Hillary Clinton ahead of Republican Donald Trump in the popular...


The Impeachment of Chief Justice David Brock

by John Cerullo & David C. Steelman Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

In the last few decades of the 20th Century, New Hampshire’s judiciary had been substantially reconfigured: constitutional amendments and other measures endorsed by the national judicial-modernization movement...


International Practices of Smart Development

by Robertas Jucevicius, Jurgita Bruneckiene & Gerd-Bodo von Carlsburg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 19, 2016)

Smart people make a smart city. This volume presents a collection of papers on the concept of smartness, smart development and the international practices in the field. There are five key topic areas: the conceptual,...


Culture(s) in International Relations

by Hanna Schreiber & Grazyna Michalowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 10, 2017)

This book presents a critical reflection on how the presence of «culture» in theory and practice of international relations is reflected in International Relations as a research field. The authors analyze...


13 Acts of Academic Journalism and Historical Commentary on Human Rights

by Ben Dorfman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 19, 2017)

Constituted of a range of essays, the present volume addresses a variety of contemporary and historical events from human rights perspectives. Taking on issues from the American presidential election to North...


Innovation, Complexity and Policy

by Matthias Weber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 19, 2017)

This book brings together a set of contributions that show the breadth and depth of the scientific work of Josef Fröhlich and his influence on Austrian research, technology and innovation (RTI) policy. It is...


Capitalist Imperialism in Contemporary Theoretical Frameworks

by Filip Ilkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 04, 2017)

This book analyzes the controversy surrounding imperialism associated with capitalist development. The last dozen years passed under the shadow of two momentous events: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan conducted...


Hannah Arendt and Friedrich Schiller on Kant’s Aesthetics

by Mihály Szilágyi-Gál Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 19, 2017)

This book analyzes how the public character of judgments of taste makes implicit statements in moral and political philosophy. The framework that relates aesthetic, moral, and political aspects into such a triadic...


Adult Learning and Education in International Contexts: Future Challenges for its Professionalization

by Regina Egetenmeyer, Sabine Schmidt-Lauff & Vanna Boffo Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 28, 2017)

This volume analyses adult education and lifelong learning as international phenomena, which have a strong influence on professionals working in this field. Based on the 2016 Würzburg Winter School, the book...


Education and Tolerance

by Lenka Drazanova Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 06, 2017)

This book examines to what extent the effect of education on political and social tolerance varies cross-nationally. It gives an inventory of micro- and macro- level factors moderating this effect. The empirical...


Reimagineering the Nation

by Aleksandra Ålund, Carl-Ulrik Schierup & Anders Neergaard Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 01, 2017)

This collection of essays offers a critical analysis of neoliberal transformation as it has unfolded in Sweden, long regarded as exemplary in terms of social welfare, equality and an inclusive multicultural...


Political Leadership in Morphogenetic Perspective

by Filip Pierzchalski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 24, 2017)

This book depicts a new research perspective of political leadership, in which the multi-level and dynamic leadership relation is explained as relations between the leader (human agency) and followers (sociological...


Leap into Modernity – Political Economy of Growth on the Periphery, 1943–1980

by Adam Leszczynski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 09, 2017)

This book describes struggles of different countries and their development after World War II. It presents a panorama of different ideologies of accelerated development, which dominated the world just before...


Accountability and democracy in Poland and Spain

by Anna Sroka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 06, 2017)

This book is a response to the need for scientific research on one of the components of quality of democracy, id est accountability. The author analyses thoroughly in cross-section the accountability mechanisms...


Radicalism and Terrorism in the 21st Century

by Anna Sroka, Fanny Castro-Rial Garrone & Rubén Darío Torres Kumbrián Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 26, 2016)

This book addresses the issues of radicalism and terrorism, which are of exceptional importance and relevance in contemporary society. Each of the two phenomena are analyzed from a multidisciplinary perspective....


Nation-Building in the Shadow of the Bear: The Dialectics of National Identity and Foreign Policy in the Kyrgyz Republic 1991–2012

by Paul Christian Sander Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 14, 2016)

Since 1991, Kyrgyzstan’s leaders have pursued a post-Soviet national identity. Their concepts failed to consolidate the country’s multi-ethnic society, and continuously antagonize civic values and ethnic...


In the Shadow of the Iron Curtain

by Grzegorz Piotrowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 01, 2017)

This book examines the alterglobalist activists in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Based on lengthy ethnographic fieldwork and numerous in-depth interviews with key figures of the movement, it covers...


Poland’s New Ways of Public Diplomacy

by Beata Ociepka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 28, 2017)

This book analyzes when and how Poland implemented public diplomacy. The author explains it as a form of external political communication of governments conducted in cooperation with non-state actors to position...


Tweets from the Campaign Trail

by Caja Thimm, Alex Frame, Arnaud Mercier & Gilles Brachotte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 10, 2016)

Hailed by many as a game-changer in political communication, Twitter has made its way into election campaigns all around the world. The European Parliamentary elections, taking place simultaneously in 28 countries,...


Cross-Border Cooperation Structures in Europe

by Iva Miranda Pires & Luis Domínguez Castro Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 27, 2014)

Since its inception, one of the distinguishing features of the project of European integration has been the overcoming of internal borders. This aim has had one of the most remarkable outcomes in the history...


Social capital, migration, ethnic diversity and economic performance

by Anna Rebmann, Adnan Efendic & Bojana Babic Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 22, 2017)

This interdisciplinary book brings an empirical evidence that social capital is an important building block in the reintegration processes, migration challenges and economic dynamism of the SEE communities....


Reconsidering Obama

by Robert E. Terrill Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 30, 2017)

Perhaps no other presidential candidate or sitting president has attracted as much attention from rhetorical critics as Barack Obama. Much of this work was conceived and written during Obama’s initial presidential...


The New Pension Mix in Europe

by David Natali Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 06, 2017)

This book – based on a research project carried out by the Observatoire Social Européen asbl, with the financial support of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) – looks at the most recent developments...


Theories of Dynamic Cosmopolitanism in Modern European History

by Georg Cavallar Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (April 28, 2017)

It is often assumed that cosmopolitan thinkers since the Renaissance have simply adopted and refined concepts from classical antiquity. This study argues that modern European cosmopolitanism should be perceived...


A Land on the Threshold

by Hannes Obermair & Georg Grote Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (May 26, 2017)

Among the many commemorations of World War I, little was made of the 100th anniversary of the secret Treaty of London between Italy and the Western War Allies in April 1915, which sealed the fate of South Tyrol...


Capital-in-Crisis, Trade Unionism and the Question of Revolutionary Agency

by Shaun May Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (March 21, 2017)

The entry of the capital relation into its epoch of structural crisis forms the basis for the development of the author’s conception of revolutionary agency. Drawing on the work and achievements of both Marx...


The Newsroom

by María Francisca Greene González Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (January 30, 2017)

Journalists are in the daily business of making the unseen visible, of connecting us to the world beyond our direct experience. In doing this, objectivity becomes a pivotal issue, and a highly debated topic...