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  • 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 – 2017-09-19
    Routledge

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

    Text, Translation, and Discussion

    Edited 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 – 2017-09-13
    Routledge
    Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities

  • 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 – 2017-08-28
    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 – 2017-06-06
    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 – 2017-05-04
    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
    American Presidents Series

  • 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

  • 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
    National Political Science Review Series

  • 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
    American Presidents Series

  • 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
    Library of Liberal Thought

  • 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
    Peace and Policy

  • 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
    National Political Science Review Series

  • 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
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • 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

  • 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
    Comparative Policy Evaluation

  • 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

  • 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 – 2015-11-30
    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

  • 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 – 2015-11-23
    Routledge
    National Political Science Review Series

  • 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 – 2015-11-23
    Routledge
    National Political Science Review Series

  • 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
    Genocide Studies

  • 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
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • Cuba

    From Economic Take-off to Collapse Under Castro

    By Jorge Salazar-Carrillo

    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 – 2015-10-08
    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
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • 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
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • Genocide by Attrition

    The Nuba Mountains of Sudan

    By Samuel Totten

    This volume documents the Sudanese government's campaign of genocidal attacks and forced starvation against the people of the Nuba Mountains in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Genocide by Attrition provides powerful insights and analysis of the phenomenon and bears witness to ongoing…

    Paperback – 2015-07-30
    Routledge
    Genocide Studies

  • Medicaid Politics and Policy

    2nd Edition

    By David G. Smith

    The story of Medicaid comes alive for readers in this strong narrative, including detailed accounts of important policy changes and extensive use of interviews. A central theme of the book is that Medicaid is a "weak entitlement," one less established or effectively defended than Medicare or Social…

    Hardback – 2015-07-30
    Routledge

  • Politics and War in Lebanon

    Unraveling the Enigma

    By Mordechai Nisan

    Lebanon is an exceptionally misunderstood country; its religious politics are typically misrepresented and denigrated in Western political commentary. Politics and War in Lebanon offers a lucid examination of Lebanese society and politics. Mordechai Nisan examines Lebanon in its own termson its own…

    Hardback – 2015-07-30
    Routledge

  • Degrees of Freedom

    Liberal Political Philosophy and Ideology

    By Edwin Van de Haar

    Liberalism has been the leading political theory of the past three hundred years and, by far, the most dominant ideology. Many think tanks are associated with liberal ideas, and most Western countries are considered liberal democracies. But does liberalism really cover the wide range of political…

    Hardback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge

  • Globalization and Transformation

    Edited by Bruce Mazlish

    In Globalization and Transformation, Bruce Mazlish examines developments in contemporary warfare, economy, technology, and religion as fundamental factors in human experience that have accelerated global change in recent years. Continuing the analysis he began in Reflections on the Modern and the…

    Hardback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge

  • Culture and Liberty

    Writings of Isabel Paterson

    Edited by Stephen Cox

    Isabel Paterson is widely recognized as an advocate of radical individualism and a prophet of the libertarian movement. She influenced a wide variety of libertarian and conservative writers and public figures, from Ayn Rand to William F. Buckley, Jr. In her own time, Paterson was noted as a…

    Paperback – 2015-06-01
    Routledge

  • Nuclear Zero?

    Lessons from the Last Time We Were There

    By George H. Quester

    George H. Quester argues that the possibility of nuclear war continues to loom despite the reduction in stockpiles by the major powers. Supporters of total nuclear disarmament often dismiss pessimistic objections to the possibility of reaching nuclear zero as being hypothetical, but this book looks…

    Hardback – 2015-05-30
    Routledge

  • Success in Evaluation

    Focusing on the Positives

    By Rudi Turksema

    Success in Evaluation takes a fundamentally different approach to the mainstream supply side discussion of evaluation quality, utilization, and learning. The contributors believe that a systematic focus on success will lead to increased awareness of evaluation and its findings, a more positive…

    Hardback – 2015-05-30
    Routledge
    Comparative Policy Evaluation

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