American Political Development Products

  • The Public Administration Profession

    Policy, Management, and Ethics

    By Bradley Chilton, Stephen King, Viviane Foyou, J. Scott McDonald

    While many introductory public administration textbooks contain a dedicated chapter on ethics, The Public Administration Profession is the first to utilize ethics as a lens for understanding the discipline. Analyses of the ASPA Code of Ethics are deftly woven into each chapter alongside complete…

    Paperback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge

  • Inside Affirmative Action

    The Executive Order That Transformed America's Workforce

    By Karin Williamson Pedrick, Sandra Scham

    Affirmative action is still a reality of the American workplace. How is it that such a controversial federal program has managed to endure for more than five decades? Inside Affirmative Action addresses this question. Beyond the usual ideological debate and discussions about the effects of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-07 
    Routledge

  • Untangling the USA

    The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It

    By Etienne Deffarges

    Complex systems are an inevitable part of business and socio-economic structures. We reach a breaking point, however, when social and organizational structures become cumbersome, and unintelligible as well. Entire new systems need to be constructed just to manage this complexity, with questionable…

    Hardback – 2018-05-30 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas

    Edited by Olaf Kaltmeier, Josef Raab, Mike Foley, Alice Nash, Stefan Rinke, Mario Rufer

     The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas explores the history of the Americas, placing particular emphasis on collective and intertwined experiences. This volume considers the shared histories and dynamics of Inter-American relationships through pre-Hispanic empires,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 
    Routledge

  • Intergovernmental Relations in Transition

    Reflections and Directions

    Edited by Carl W. Stenberg, David K. Hamilton

    The field of intergovernmental relations has changed substantially over the past five decades. It holds a critical and evolving role in the US federal system as well as in public policy and administration. Building upon the legacy of Deil S.Wright’s scholarship, this collection of essays by…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07 
    Routledge

  • The Development of the American Presidency

    3rd Edition

    By Richard J. Ellis

    A full understanding of the institution of the American presidency requires us to examine how it developed from the founding to the present. This developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern institution, allows for a richer, more nuanced understanding. The Development…

    Paperback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Federalism and the Making of America

    2nd Edition

    By David Brian Robertson

      Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation’s past, present, and future. Federalism—the division of government authority between the national government and the states—affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. Some of the most…

    Paperback – 2017-09-22
    Routledge

  • Communication Crisis at Kent State

    A Case Study

    By Phillip K. Tompkins, Elaine Vanden Bout Anderson

    Originally published in 1971. On May 4th, 1970, shots fired by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University were heard around the world. People were either outraged by the killings or outraged at the students. Instant experts rendered the judgment that it was all a problem of communication.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Communication Studies

  • Minorities and Reconstructive Coalitions

    The Catholic Question

    By Willie Gin

    As with Muslims today, Catholics were once suspected of being antidemocratic, oppressive of women, and supportive of extremist political violence. By the end of the twentieth century, Catholics were considered normal and sometimes valorized as exemplary citizens. Can other ethnic, racial, and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity

  • Wilsonian Approaches to American Conflicts

    From the War of 1812 to the First Gulf War

    By Ashley Cox

    This book explores US foreign policy, specifically the history of America’s entry into the War of 1812, the First World War, the Korean War and the First Gulf War. Using a historical case study approach, it demonstrates how the Wilsonian Framework can give us a unique understanding of why the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • The Nature of Belief Systems Reconsidered

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman, Shterna Friedman

    In the foundational document of modern public-opinion research, Philip E. Converse’s "The Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics" (1964) established the U.S. public’s startling political ignorance. This volume makes Converse’s long out-of-print article available again and brings together a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge

  • American Political Thought

    An Alternative View

    Edited by Jonathan Keller, Alex Zamalin

    The twenty-first century presents unique political challenges, like increasing concern over racially based police brutality and mass incarceration, continuing economic and gender inequality, the rise of conservative and libertarian politics, and the appropriate role of religion in American politics…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

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