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  • Analyzing American Democracy

    Politics and Political Science, 2nd Edition

    By Jon R. Bond, Kevin B. Smith

    How can political science help you understand the world you live in? Modern approaches to the study of politics analyze why Congress, the president, the courts, and other political actors do what they do. Learning to think critically about power, institutions, and rules helps citizens engage…

    Paperback – 2016-03-08 

  • Campaigning in the Twenty-First Century

    Activism, Big Data, and Dark Money, 2nd Edition

    By Dennis W. Johnson

    In view of the 2016 US election season, the second edition of this book analyzes the way political campaigns have been traditionally run and the extraordinary changes that have occurred since 2012. Dennis W. Johnson looks at the most sophisticated techniques of modern campaigning—micro-targeting,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-02 

  • Political Campaigns in the United States

    By Richard K. Scher

    This book is an interpretive analysis of political campaigns in America: Instead of focusing on how campaigns are designed and run, it investigates the role campaigns play in our American politics, and the close symbiosis between campaigns and those politics. The text examines how campaigns are an…

    Paperback – 2016-03-02 

  • Homeland Security, its Law and its State

    A Design of Power for the 21st Century

    By Christos Boukalas

    This book assesses the impact of post-9/11 domestic counterterrorism policy on US political life. It examines political discourse, law, institutional architecture, and state-population relations, and shows that ‘homeland security’ is a project with wide-ranging implications for democratic…

    Paperback – 2016-02-20 
    Routledge Research in Terrorism and the Law

  • Women's Rights in the USA

    Policy Debates and Gender Roles, 5th Edition

    By Dorothy E. McBride, Janine A. Parry

    Women’s Rights in the USA is a rigorous examination of the intersection of gender roles and public policy and the implications for feminist activists. The book places full information on state and federal statutes and court decisions in the context of the ebb and flow of debates that have engaged…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 

  • Neoliberalizing the University: Implications for American Democracy

    By Sanford Schram

    This collection brings together essays to address the crisis of Higher Education today, focusing on its neoliberalization. Higher Education has been under assault for several decades as neoliberalism’s preference for market-based reforms sweeps across the US political economy. The recent push for…

    Hardback – 2016-02-18 

  • From Confederation to Nation

    The Early American Republic, 1789-1848

    By Jonathan Atkins

    In the era of the Early Republic, Americans determined the meaning of their Revolution and laid the foundation for the United States’ later emergence as a world power. This book provides students with an explanation of the major events and developments of one of the most important periods in…

    Paperback – 2016-02-02 

  • Getting to 67

    The Post-Cold War Politics of Arms Control Treaty Ratification

    By Patrick Homan

    All four post-Cold War presidents have attempted to negotiate and ratify at least one major arms control agreement. However, their experiences with arms control treaty ratification have differed greatly from those of their Cold War predecessors. The main theme of this book is that domestic politics…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25 

  • Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities

    Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore

    By Eric S. Zeemering

    Baltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages city officials to integrate policy and programs addressing the economic, environmental,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-15 
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • Federal Democracies

    Edited by Michael Burgess, Alain-G. Gagnon

    Federal Democracies examines the evolution of the relationship between federalism and democracy. Taking the late 18th century US Federal Experience as its starting-point, the book uses the contributions of Calhoun, Bryce and Proudhon as 19th century conceptual prisms through which we can witness…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization

  • Ethics and Experiments

    Problems and Solutions for Social Scientists and Policy Professionals

    Edited by Scott Desposato

    For most of political science's history, discussions about professional ethics had nothing to do with human subjects. Professional ethics involved integrity in the classroom, fair tenure and promotion rule, and the careful avoidance of plagiarism. As most research was observational, there was…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science

  • Economic Democracy

    The Challenge of the 1980s

    By Martin Carnoy, Derek Shearer

    This book is a discussion of and an argument for alternatives to the present structure of production in the United States—alternatives that would change the control of capital and how it is used. First published 1980, Carnoy and Shearer discuss the economic problems facing the 1980s and argue for a…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Revivals

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