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  • Arius Didymus on Peripatetic Ethics, Household Management, and Politics

    By William W. Fortenbaugh

    This volume features a unique epitome (original summation) of Aristotelian practical philosophy. It is often attributed to Arius Didymus who composed a survey of Peripatetic thought on three closely related areas: ethics, household management, and politics. The quality of the epitome, which draws…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities

  • Political Illiberalism

    A Defense of Freedom

    By Peter.L.P Simpson

    This book deconstructs the story of liberalism that John Rawls, author of Political Liberalism, and many others have put forward. Peter L.P. Simpson argues that political liberalism is despotic because it denies to politics a concern with the comprehensive human good; political illiberalism…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Making Accountability Work

    Dilemmas for Evaluation and for Audit

    By Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc, Burt Perrin, Jeremy Lonsdale

    Like honesty and clean water, ""accountability"" is invariably seen as a good thing. Conversely, the absence of accountability is associated with most of the greatest abuses in human history. Accountability is thus closely linked with the exercise of power and the legitimacy of policies and those…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Comparative Policy Evaluation

  • Writing on the Southern Front

    Authentic Conservatism for Our Times

    By Joseph Scotchie

    For traditionalists, the conservative ascendency of the 1980s turned out to be a major disappointment. With the triumph of multiculturalism and political correctness, liberalism seemed to move from strength to strength. Still, a stout number of Southern conservative writers plunged forward. And…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge

  • Technical Controversies over Public Policy

    From Fluoridation to Fracking and Climate Change

    By Allan Mazur

    Newspapers and TV often report controversial risk warnings over technological innovations, scientific developments, or environmental hazards that have at their core a dispute between experts who contradict one another not only on preferred policy but also on the scientific facts that underlie…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Controversies in the Field of Genocide Studies

    Edited by Samuel Totten, Henry Theriault, Elisa von Joeden-Forgey

    At the heart of the field of Genocide Studies lies an active core of vigorous debate that has led to both heated disagreements and productive disputes. This new volume in the Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review series focuses on these, as well as other significant issues. Chapters in this…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13 
    Routledge

  • Searching for Safety

    By Aaron Wildavsky

    Protecting ourselves against the risks associated with modern technologies has emerged as a major public concern throughout the industrialized world. Searching for Safety is unique in its exposition of a theory that explains how and why risk taking makes life safer and exposes the high risk of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-09
    Routledge

  • Word Plays

    Collected Writings on Politics and Culture

    By Robert Brustein

    According to Robert Brustein, the theater should be taken seriously as one of the fine arts, but it should also be considered a means to reflect on our world, times, and culture from a different perspective. However, this presents a great challenge—the masses must come to appreciate the theater as…

    Paperback – 2017-04-03
    Routledge

  • Forced into Genocide

    Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army

    By Adrienne G. Alexanian

    This memoir recalls Yervant Alexanian’s death-defying experiences in the center of the Armenian Genocide. Like other Armenians of his generation, he was an eyewitness to the massacre and dislocation of his family and fellow countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during World War I. Alexanian was conscripted…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge
    Genocide Studies

  • False Consciousness

    An Essay on Mystification

    By Guenter Lewy

    In this book, Guenter Lewy explains and critiques the idea of false consciousness - that people living under capitalism do not know their best interests. This idea was prevalent in the writings of nineteenth century Marxism, modern communism, and the New Left. Lewy applies what German scholars call…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30
    Routledge

  • Climate Change and Natural Disasters

    Transforming Economies and Policies for a Sustainable Future

    By Vinod Thomas

    The start of the new millennium will be remembered for deadly climate-related disasters - the great floods in Thailand in 2011, Super Storm Sandy in the United States in 2012, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to name a few. In 2014, 17.5 million people were displaced by…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01
    Routledge

  • Presidential Relations with Congress

    By Richard S. Conley

    The presidential-congressional relationship is the most important and vivid of all the inter-branch relationships. It defines presidential activities, priorities, and successes. No president, from Eisenhower to Nixon to Reagan, has been able to ignore or denigrate that relationship. …

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
    Routledge
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • God Wills it

    Presidents and the Political Use of Religion

    By David O'Connell

    God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O'Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
    Routledge

  • The Art of Peace

    Engaging a Complex World

    By Juliana Geran Pilon

    Sun Tzu, author of 'The Art of War', believed that the acme of leadership consists in figuring out how to subdue the enemy with the least amount of fighting—a fact that America's Founders also understood, and practiced with astonishing success. For it to work, however, a people must possess both…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Post-Liberalism

    The Death of a Dream, 2nd Edition

    By Melvyn L. Fein

    Liberalism is dying—despite its superficial appearance of vigour. Most of its adherents still believe it is the wave of the future, but they are clinging to a sinking dream. So says Melvyn L. Fein, who argues that almost none of liberalism's countless promises have come true. Under its auspices,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Challenging the Legacies of Racial Resentment

    Black Health Activism, Educational Justice, and Legislative Leadership

    By Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

    Domestic and international health activism and health policy are focal points in this volume, a publication of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. This work demonstrates the continuing importance of the "medical civil rights movement," through examples of activism of women of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • South Korea

    A Socioeconomic Overview from the Past to Present

    By Daniel J. Schwekendiek

    During the second half of the twentieth century, an economic boom, driven by advances in technology, has led South Korea to become the world's fastest growing economy. But, there were also social factors associated with this shift. In this book, Daniel J. Schwekendiek examines South Korea's…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • The Irish and the American Presidency

    By Nicole Anderson Yanoso

    There is a widely held notion that, except for the elections of 1928 and 1960, the Irish have primarily influenced only state and local government. The Irish and the American Presidency reveals that the Irish have had a consistent and noteworthy impact on presidential careers, policies, and…

    Hardback – 2016-10-30
    Routledge

  • Conceived in Liberty

    The American Worldview in Theory and Practice

    By Jr. Tierney

    Conceived in Liberty is a cultural, sociological and geopolitical review of the uniquely American notion that the country and its people are "exceptional." While all nations have their own patriotic commitments, no other people have outwardly declared their power as vigorously as have Americans,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
    Routledge

  • A History of Terrorism

    Expanded Edition

    By Walter Laqueur

    Terrorism is often mistakenly thought of as a modern phenomenon, but it goes back quite some time. A History of Terrorism charts the history of political terror from nineteenth-century Europe to the multinational operations of Arab and other groups today. The question is: What is its true impact…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30
    Routledge

  • Politics and the Novel During the Cold War

    By David Caute

    David Cautes wide-ranging study examines how outstanding novelists of the Cold War era conveyed the major issues of contemporary politics and history. In the United States and Western Europe the political novel flourished in the 1930s and 1940s, the crisis years of economic depression, fascism, the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-30
    Routledge

  • American Interpretations of Natural Law

    A Study in the History of Political Thought

    By Benjamin Fletcher Wright

    This book illustrates the deep roots of natural law doctrines in America's political culture. Originally published in 1931, the volume shows that American interpretations of natural law go to the philosophical heart of the American regime. The Declaration of Independence is the preeminent example…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30
    Routledge

  • Totalitarianism, Globalization, Colonialism

    The Destruction of Civilization Since 1914

    By Harry Redner

    The century that began in 1914 with the outbreak of the First World War was catastrophic. Over the course of that one-hundred-year span, civilizations were destroyed in the Old World, the New World, and the Third World, the latter represented by China, India, and Islam.In Europe the main agent of…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30
    Routledge

  • The Illusion of a Conservative Reagan Revolution

    Edited by Larry M. Schwab

    This book presents a provocative perspective on the impact of the Reagan administration. Many political commentators, both liberal and conservative, argue that the 1980s was a period of fundamental conservative change. Some of them believe the changes have been so important that the 1980s should be…

    Paperback – 2016-05-30
    Routledge

  • The Internationalization of ISIS

    The Muslim State in Iraq and Syria

    By Raphael Israeli

    An Islamic terrorist movement, ISIS (also dubbed IS or ISIL), has taken advantage of the chaotic "Arab Spring" in Syria and Iraq to declare an Islamic Caliphate wherever it has been able to rise to power. This movement is continuously attempting to extend the territory of its rule. The Egyptian…

    Hardback – 2016-04-30
    Routledge

  • The Promise of Reconciliation?

    Examining Violent and Nonviolent Effects on Asian Conflicts

    Edited by Chaiwat Satha-Anand

    The Promise of Reconciliation? explores the relationship between violence, nonviolence, and reconciliation in societal conflicts with questions such as: In what ways does violence impact the reconciliation process that necessarily follows a cessation of deadly conflict? Would an understanding of…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge

  • The Political Psychology of Appeasement

    Finlandization and Other Unpopular Essays, 2nd Edition

    By Walter Laqueur

    First published in the 1980s, The Political Psychology of Appeasement contains some of the most influential political journalism of the 1970s. The author, a leading contemporary historian and commentator on international affairs, provides an incisive critique of the weaknesses and inconsistencies…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
    Routledge

  • In Search of Nixon

    A Psychohistorical Inquiry

    Edited by Bruce Mazlish

    Who was the real Richard Nixon and why did he behave the way he did? In this innovative work, a distinguished historian, trained in psychoanalysis, unravels the riddle of Nixon's singularly opaque political personality. Neither a political biography, nor a clinical psychoanalysis, at the time of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
    Routledge

  • Nationalism

    A Religion

    Edited by Carlton J. H. Hayes

    This classic volume tells the story of nationalism, the fusion of patriotism with ethnic consciousness. It documents the emergence of nationalism in the modern world and the way that nationalism has become a substitute for religion over the past two centuries. Nationalism, for Hayes, draws its…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
    Routledge

  • Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics (Two Volume Set)

    Political Development, Symposium, Praxis, Books

    By Michael Mitchell

    Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics, volume 17 of the National Political Science Review (NPSR), is divided thematically into two books, available separately or as a set. The first concentrates on the institutional aspects of Black politics. The second book addresses various…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
    Routledge

  • Marketing Democracy

    Public Opinion and Media Formation in Democratic Societies

    By Catherine Paradeise

    This book examines mass marketing techniques in a political rather than economic context. The authors' thesis remains persuasive: democratic politics, precisely because it requires mass support for its legitimation, increases the need for public opinion to be channelized and focused. This is…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29
    Routledge

  • Picking Judges

    By Nancy Maveety

    What defines a president? Is it policymaking? A good relationship with the American people? Or is it legacy? Most would argue that legacy imprints a president in the American consciousness. A president's federal judicial appointees may be his or her most lasting political legacy. Because federal…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge

  • The Democratic Spirit of Law

    Edited by Dominique Schnapper

    In this major new work, Dominique Schnapper continues her investigation into changes in contemporary democracy. Although she concentrates on the French example, The Democratic Spirit of Law concerns all democratic societies.Schnapper warns against the danger of corrupting the "principles," as…

    Hardback – 2016-01-30
    Routledge

  • Communitarian Foreign Policy

    Amitai Etzioni's Vision

    By Nikolas K. Gvosdev

    This volume establishes Amitai Etzioni's communitarian approach to international relations as a distinct school of American foreign policy thought. Nikolas K. Gvosdev systematically evaluates Etzioni's ideas, tracing their origins during the Cold War and their relevance to current challenges in…

    Hardback – 2015-12-30
    Routledge

  • Doing Public Good?

    Private Actors, Evaluation, and Public Value

    Edited by R. Pablo Guerrero O.

    This book examines the contributions of non-public organizations, such as foundations, philanthropies, charities, non-governmental organizations, private businesses, and entrepreneurs to public goods and services. Too often the impact of the contributions of such private actors are overlooked.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-30
    Routledge

  • The State of Our Disunion

    The Obama Years

    By Eugene Goodheart

    The US Constitution resists centralizing authority by granting equal power to the three branches of government, as well as the individual states. The risk inherent in the separation of powers is that the absence of a spirit of compromise can lead to the disintegration of the union. Eugene Good…

    Hardback – 2015-12-30
    Routledge

  • Humane Politics and Methods of Inquiry

    Edited by Ithiel de Sola Pool

    Ithiel de Sola Pool was a distinguished scholar of the political process, and one of the most original thinkers in the development of an integrated social science. This volume focuses upon his contributions to the development of research methods that deepen our understanding of human behaviour.The…

    Paperback – 2015-12-30
    Routledge

  • Cuba

    From Economic Take-off to Collapse Under Castro

    By Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, Andro Nodarse-Leon

    This book is a study of Cuba's economic development under communism over the last fifty-five years. The authors find that Cuba's socioeconomic development has gone backward since the Cuban Revolution in 1959. The authors conclude that Fidel Castro's revolution has been an economic disaster for Cuba…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge

  • Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics

    Political Development and Black Women

    By Michael Mitchell

    Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics, volume 17 of the National Political Science Review (NPSR), is divided thematically into two books, available separately or as a set. The first concentrates on the institutional aspects of Black politics. The second book addresses various…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge

  • Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics

    Citizenship and Popular Culture

    By Michael Mitchell

    Broadening the Contours in the Study of Black Politics, volume 17 of the National Political Science Review (NPSR), is divided thematically into two books, available separately or as a set. The first concentrates on the institutional aspects of Black politics. The second book addresses various…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge

  • Technology Security and National Power

    Winners and Losers

    By Stephen D. Bryen

    In Technology Security and National Power, Stephen D. Bryen shows how the United States has squandered its technological leadership through unwise policies. Starting from biblical times, he shows how technology has either increased national power or led to military and political catastrophe. He…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge

  • Advancing Genocide Studies

    Personal Accounts and Insights from Scholars in the Field

    By Samuel Totten

    Advancing Genocide Studies follows in the footsteps of the editor's earlier volume, Pioneers of Genocide Studies. Here a new generation of scholars presents personal essays that reveal their motivation to study genocide, the passion that drives them to continue its study, their primary scholarly…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Post-Orientalism

    Knowledge and Power in a Time of Terror

    Edited by Hamid Dabashi

    Post-Orientalism is a sustained record of Hamid Dabashi's reflections over many years on the question of authority and power. Who gets to represent whom and by what authority? Dabashi's work picks up where Edward Said's Orientalism left off. Said traced the origin of the power of representation and…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Presidential Leadership in an Age of Change

    By Michael Genovese

    The American public hungers for a heroic leader. From John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, every American president has left office either under a cloud or as a failed leader. Michael A. Genovese argues that presidents are set up for failure; it is not specific presidents but the presidency itself…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • Kennan and the Cold War

    An Unauthorized Biography

    By David Felix

    With his policy of containment, US diplomat George F. Kennan (1904–2005) devised a way to resist the Soviet Union's attempt to conquer the world for Communism. That way was to go to the brink of war to prevent war. His idea was first expressed in his famous Long Telegram from Moscow on February 22,…

    Hardback – 2015-09-30
    Routledge

  • Public-Spirited Citizenship

    Leadership and Good Government in the United States

    By Ralph Ketcham

    Any searching look at the theory and practice of citizenship in the United States today is bewildering and disconcerting. Despite earnest concern for participation, access, and "leverage," there is a widespread perception that nothing citizens do has much meaning or influence. This book argues that…

    Hardback – 2015-08-30
    Routledge

  • Making Foreign Policy Decisions

    Presidential Briefings

    By Christopher J. Fettweis

    It is often said that voters hold presidents responsible for two things: the economy and foreign policy. Economic performance is generally beyond presidential control, but foreign policy is defined by the president. The White House is justifiably blamed or credited for how it manages relations with…

    Paperback – 2015-08-30
    Routledge

  • Political Rhetoric

    A Presidential Briefing Book

    By Mary E. Stuckey

    Rhetoric is among the most important and least understood elements of presidential leadership. Presidents have always wielded rhetoric as one tool of governance—and that rhetoric was always intended to facilitate political ends, such as image building, persuasion of the mass public, and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-30
    Routledge

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