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Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics: From Daughters of Destiny to Iron Ladies

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo Lexington Books (October 28, 2014)

This project analyzes how political women rhetorically perform—discursively, visually, and physically—their positions of power and how these performances are read, time again, against and with other women...

Is the Good Book Good Enough?: Evangelical Perspectives on Public Policy

by David K. Ryden, Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, Francis J. Beckwith & Zachary R. Calo et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2010)

The book analyzes evangelical Christianity as a comprehensive perspective for understanding the range of contemporary policy issues in America. It finds that evangelicalism can be understood as a distinctive...

Soft Power: China's Emerging Strategy in International Politics

by MINGJIANG LI, Ignatius Wibowo, Xiaohe Cheng Xiaogang Deng & Yong Deng et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2009)

Soft Power examines China's soft power strategies in international politics. Itattempts to analyze the domestic and international views of China's soft power, the main strengths and weaknesses in China's soft...

Flak-Catchers: One Hundred Years of Riot Commission Politics in America

by Lindsey Lupo Lexington Books (December 02, 2010)

Flak-Catchers explores the ways in which riot commissions-the institutional bodies appointed by an executive in the aftermath of a race riot to determine a riot timeline, investigate causes, and offer prescriptions...

What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God: Religious Communication in Democratic Party Politics

by David Weiss, James T. Petre, Daniel D. Gross & Paul Haridakis et al. Lexington Books (October 11, 2010)

What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God is a collection of essays on the religious communication of members of the Democratic Party, past and present-in office, while campaigning, and in their public...

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

by Nader Entessar Lexington Books (November 05, 2009)

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East analyzes Kurdish politics in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey and places Kurdish socio-political developments in the context of regional and global politics. The book also explains...

The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union

by Michael Johns Lexington Books (February 21, 2014)

In The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union, Michael Johns looks to intra-EU migration as a way to analyze our understanding issues such as minorities, free movement, and rights. Tracing...

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...

China in Search of a Harmonious Society

by Guo And Guo Lexington Books (August 15, 2008)

This edited volume examines the new concept of 'building harmonious society' proposed by the Chinese leadership under Hu Jintao, its important implications for the future of Chinese political development, and...

Damned If You Do: Dilemmas of Action in Literature and Popular Culture

by John M. Parrish, Margaret S. Hrezo, Charles Turner & Travis D. Smith et al. Lexington Books (March 18, 2010)

These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient...

Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance

by Shawn Schulenberg, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, Jason Pierceson & Genaro Lozano et al. Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

This volume sheds light on regional, national, and individual-level factors that have led to major developments for same-sex relationship equality in Latin America and explores institutional, political, and...

Chavez's Children: Ideology, Education, and Society in Latin America

by Manuel Anselmi Lexington Books (December 16, 2012)

This book reconstructs the revolutionary Bolivarian ideology in Chavez's movement through a historical analysis of its ideological principles and revolutionary scholastic institutions. Differing from many journalistic...

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....

Ethnopolitics in Cyberspace: The Internet, Minority Nationalism, and the Web of Identity

by Robert A. Saunders Lexington Books (December 28, 2010)

Ethnopolitics in Cyberspace examines the central role of the Internet in shaping national identity among stateless nations and national minorities in the twenty-first century. By creating new spaces for political...

John Dewey and the Habits of Ethical Life: The Aesthetics of Political Organizing in a Liquid World

by Jason Kosnoski Lexington Books (September 23, 2010)

This book uses John Dewey to articulate discursive practices that would help citizens form better intellectual and moral relationships with a 'liquid' global political environment characterized by flexible accumulation,...

Dred Scott and the Dangers of a Political Court

by Ethan Greenberg Lexington Books (November 25, 2009)

Dred Scott exemplies neither originalism nor aspirationalism gone wrong, as many modern critics now argue. Rather, the Dred Scott Court erred chiefly because the majority gave in to the still-relevant temptation...

Higher Education and Equality of Opportunity: Cross-National Perspectives

by Matt Evans, N. Jayaram, Fred A. Lazin & , O'Connor, Noga et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

This volume provides a broad overview of recent higher education policy in a variety of countries, both developed and developing, around the world. Using interdisciplinary methods and analysis, it focuses on...

Rhetorics for Community Action: Public Writing and Writing Publics

by Phyllis Mentzell Ryder Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Offering both theoretical analysis and classroom advice, Rhetorics for Community Action: Public Writing and Writing Publics, by Phyllis Mentzell Ryder, is a guide to studying and teaching public writing. The...

Locating Migrating Media

by John McCullough, Janine Marchessault, Charles H. Davis & Greg Elmer et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Locating Migrating Media details the extent to which media productions, both televisual and cinematic, have sought out new and cheaper shot locations, creative staff, and financing around the world. The book...

Improving the Viability and Perception of HBCUs

by Kimberly Young Walker, Comfort O. Okpala, Emetrude Lewis & Maquisha Mullins et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This book offers an examination of the development of HBCUs and their role in higher education. Chapters in the volume analyze the contemporary role of HBCUs through several lenses, including politics, education...

Language Rights and the Law in the United States and Its Territories

by Eduardo Faingold Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This book analyzes the language policies that result from the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories. The United States is a nation in which...

An Ethics of Improvisation: Aesthetic Possibilities for a Political Future

by Tracey Nicholls Lexington Books (March 09, 2012)

This book explores the intersection of improvised music-making and political community-building, with particular attention to creative ways to redress historic injustices and to constitute responsive, democratic...

Migration and Development in Africa

by John A. Arthur, Mary Boatemaa Setrana, Steve Tonah & Kwadwo Owusu et al. Lexington Books (August 28, 2017)

There are only a few studies that analyze the complex relationship between Migration and development in Africa. The book presents the main trends in African migration since the last two decades. It analyzes...

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition

by Andy Connolly Lexington Books (September 20, 2017)

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition offers a fresh reading of the later career development of one of America’s most celebrated authors. Through a contextual analysis of a select number of texts,...

China and North Africa since World War II

by Muhamad S. Olimat Lexington Books (December 11, 2014)

This manuscript examines Sino-North Africa relations on a bilateral level since World War II. It highlights the depth of China’s involvement in the region with each country on a five dimensional approach:...

Peace and Conflict in Inter-Group Relations

by Agnes Katalin Koós Lexington Books (November 18, 2014)

The book ventures into the explanation of intra-state communal conflict, more narrowly of the conflict between majority and minority communal groups, and develops arguments that highlight the causal impact of...

Women Politicking Politely

by Kimberly Wilmot Voss Lexington Books (April 05, 2017)

This book includes the relatively unknown stories of six important women who laid the foundation for improving women’s equality in the U.S. While they largely worked behind the scenes, they made a significant...

Civil Society and Regional Governance: The Asian Development Bank and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

by Anders Uhlin Lexington Books (September 12, 2016)

This book makes important contributions to research on the role of civil society in global and regional governance with an innovative analytical framework covering civil society activism across Southeast Asia...

Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: Perspectives on Marital Possibilities

by Ronald C. Den Otter, Sonu Bedi, Janet Bennion & Mark Goldfeder et al. Lexington Books (September 06, 2016)

Although the Supreme Court ruling ended a legal challenge to same-sex marriage, the debate continues and no one seems to know what lies on the horizon. This edited volume contributes to the growing literature...

Honor in the Modern World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by Dan Demetriou, Laurie M. Johnson, Richard Ned Lebow & Steven Forde et al. Lexington Books (August 03, 2016)

This book brings together some of the foremost researchers of honor to debate honor’s meaning and its compatibility with liberalism, democracy, and modernity. Contributors examine honor past to present, from...

Israel and Its Arab Minority, 1948-2008: Dialogue, Protest, Violence

by Gadi Hitman Lexington Books (August 30, 2016)

Using a balanced approach, this study provides a comprehensive picture of the Arab sector over six decades. It examines what, when, and why the Arab minority in Israel chooses to either negotiate with the government...

Ethnicity and Sociopolitical Change in Africa and Other Developing Countries: A Constructive Discourse in State Building

by Santosh C. Saha Lexington Books (March 07, 2008)

This edited book on constructive ethnicity argues that the modernizing state system in developing countries unduly denies a legitimate place to the linguistic and ethnic groups who, despite habitual attachment...

Strategic Culture and Italy's Military Behavior: Between Pacifism and Realpolitik

by Paolo Rosa Lexington Books (April 21, 2016)

This book analyzes the influence of Italy’s strategic culture on its foreign policy. It conducts an exploratory case-study to show if hypotheses generated by the strategic culture approach can shed some light...

Emotional State Theory: Friendship and Fear in Israeli Foreign Policy

by Christopher L. Schilling Lexington Books (December 11, 2014)

This book brings Theodor Herzl's The Jewish State into dialogue with Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams in order to shed light on and offer an explanation for Israel’s troubled and uncertain position...

South Asian Racialization and Belonging after 9/11: Masks of Threat

by Aparajita De, John Hutnyk, Chandrima Chakraborty & Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt et al. Lexington Books (May 15, 2016)

How do contemporary cultural and literary texts from the diaspora or from South Asia iterate patterns of racial surveillance and prejudice against South Asians in the United States after 9/11? This collection...

Culture Matters in Russia-and Everywhere: Backdrop for the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

by Evgeny Yasin, Lawrence Harrison, Richard Lamm & Valery Chirkov et al. Lexington Books (April 23, 2015)

Culture Matters in Russia—and Everywhere discusses modernization, democratization, and economic and political reforms in Russia and elsewhere, and asserts that these reforms can be accomplished through the...

Digital Media Strategies of the Far Right in Europe and the United States

by Helga Druxes, Patricia Anne Simpson, Alexandar Mihailovic & Robert D. Duval et al. Lexington Books (May 06, 2015)

Digital Media Strategies of the Far Right in Europe and the United States compiles a variety of perspectives on the ways right-wing activists and extremists are using popular media to advance their political—sometimes...

Collectivities: Politics at the Intersections of Disciplines

by Robert F. Carley Lexington Books (January 14, 2016)

This book contributes to an ongoing conversation in the field of cultural studies and cultural theory regarding the political role of cultural critique. It addresses theoretical and methodological issues in...

Reinterpreting a Native American Identity: Examining the Lumbee through the Peoplehood Model

by Eric Hannel Lexington Books (October 08, 2015)

This book uses the Peoplehood Model to argue for a more consistent recognition process grounded in Indigenous methodology. The text centers on four aspects of Peoplehood--language, sacred history, territory/place,...

Outline of a New Liberalism: Pragmatism and the Stigmatized Other

by Nelson W. Keith Lexington Books (July 29, 2015)

This book addresses identity-formation as it relates to social inclusivity. The stigmatized Other have long been marginalized in their social relations with the mainstream. This book reconstitutes the thinking...

Western Civilization and the Academy

by Bradley C. S. Watson, Rob Koons, Anthony M. Esolen & Toby Huff et al. Lexington Books (September 03, 2015)

This is a go-to volume for all those who seek to address the nature of Western civilization and its enduring significance in American education, especially higher education. There are no other single volume...

Climate Change: IPCC, Water Crisis, and Policy Riddles with Reference to India and Her Surroundings

by Binayak Ray Lexington Books (September 16, 2011)

The Copenhagen summit failed to adopt a binding climate change protocol, causing concerns everywhere. Complex political interplay makes the situation worse in south Asia, as internal socio-economic-political...

Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy

by Thomas Matyók, Jessica Senehi, Sean Byrne & Brenda LeFrançois et al. Lexington Books (May 19, 2011)

Critical Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies: Theory, Practice, and Pedagogy, edited by Thomas Maty-k, Jessica Senehi, and Sean Byrne, discusses critical issues in the emerging field of Peace and Conflict Studies,...

Advancing Excellence and Public Trust in Government

by Caleb M. Clark, Suzanne J. Piotrowski, Cal Clark & Sandra Fabry Wirtz et al. Lexington Books (May 31, 2011)

This book contains the academic presentations at a Symposium on Advancing Excellence and Public Trust in Government which focused on the role of transparency in restoring the public trust. There was certainly...

Communication and the Globalization of Culture: Beyond Tradition and Borders

by Shaheed Nick Mohammed Lexington Books (September 16, 2011)

Communication and the Globalization of Culture: Beyond Tradition and Borders, by Shaheed Nick Mohammed, examines the modern and historical evolution of conceptualizations of culture as well as the concept of...