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Contemporary Protest and the Legacy of Dissent

by Stuart Price & Ruth Sanz Sabido Rowman & Littlefield International (December 12, 2014)

Contemporary Protest and the Legacy of Dissent offers an insight into modern European protest movements, focusing on the strategies, activities, and developments associated with the current wave of public dissent....


Protests as Events: Politics, Activism and Leisure

by Ian R. Lamond & Karl Spracklen Rowman & Littlefield International (November 05, 2014)

Protests as Events: Politics, Activism and Leisure is an edited collection that explores activism as a leisure activity and protests as events.


Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia: Federal Politics and Public Policy

by Toni-Michelle Travis, Ronald W. Walters, Kevin L. Glasper & Daryl Harris et al. Lexington Books (March 01, 2010)

This volume conveys a critique of the mayors of Washington, D.C since 1968 and an analysis of public policies that have confronted D.C. since congress granted limited Home Rule. This analysis of public policy...


Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens

by Franklin L. Kury UPA (October 08, 2014)

Why Are You Here?: A Primer for State Legislators and Citizens is a challenge to America’s 7,382 state legislators and their constituents to critically examine their state legislature and take appropriate...


The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics

by LaChrystal D. Ricke Lexington Books (August 14, 2014)

The Impact of YouTube on U.S. Politics analyzes the broad and evolving political impact of YouTube, specifically addressing political campaigning, communication, and engagement. The text provides a synthesized...


Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

by David Bollier New Society Publishers (February 17, 2014)

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner


Persecution or Toleration: An Explication of the Locke-Proast Quarrel, 1689-1704

by Adam Wolfson Lexington Books (September 20, 2010)

This book traces, in detail, the complex contours of the Locke-Proast debate over the question of toleration-revealing the radical case John Locke made on behalf of toleration. Arguing against the pro-persecution...


Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe: Causes, Characteristics and Consequences

by Joan Font, Donatella Della Porta & Yves Sintomer Rowman & Littlefield International (June 05, 2014)

Using a highly original multi-method approach, this book examines a wide range of innovative institutional participatory processes across Spain, Italy and France.


Higher Education beyond Job Creation: Universities, Citizenship, and Community

by Thomas A. Bryer Lexington Books (May 27, 2014)

In Higher Education beyond Job Creation, Thomas A. Bryer identifies the historical trends, current challenges, and future possibilities for higher education institutions to play an active and measurable role...


Remapping 'Crisis': A Guide to Athens

by Myrto Tsilimpounidi & Aylwyn Walsh Zero Books (June 27, 2014)

A taste of austerity, the limits of democracy and the overlooked, untold stories of a country in 'crisis'.


Civil Society and Democracy in Iran

by Ramin Jahanbegloo, Omid Memarian, Mehrzad Boroujerdi & Yousefi Eshkevari et al. Lexington Books (December 30, 2011)

The book is focused on the work of Iranian civil society and the process of democratization in Iran. All contributors in this volume develop and discuss these issues with an eye on the political evolution of...


The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2012

by Frank Newport Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2013)

As the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, The Gallup Poll is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion throughout the year and for documenting...


Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

by Peter Eglin UPA (November 08, 2012)

This book asks: “what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a ‘northern’ university given the incarnate connections between the university’s operations and suffering elsewhere?” The author challenges...


Becoming American: Why Immigration Is Good for Our Nation's Future

by Fariborz Ghadar Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 06, 2014)

For policy makers, business leaders, and American citizens, immigration reform is one of the defining issues of this era. In turns both personal and analytical, remaining factual and well-argued throughout,...


The Politics of the Internet: Political Claims-making in Cyberspace and Its Effect on Modern Political Activism

by R. J. Maratea Lexington Books (December 18, 2013)

In The Politics of the Internet: Political Claims-making in Cyberspace and Its Effect on Modern Political Activism, R.J. Maratea explores the practices of political claims-making and activism in online environments...


The Power of Indignation

by Stéphane Hessel & E. C. Belli Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times “one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century.”

His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international...


Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings

by Marcus Youssef, Guillermo Verdecchia & Camyar Chai Talonbooks (January 17, 2014)

A satirical take on the "Age of Terrorism," from the perspectives of both Western governments and those accused.


Patriotism: Quotations from Around the World

by Herb Galewitz Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

More than 400 memorable quotes — expressed over the ages by writers, statesmen, military leaders, and other figures of note — are sometimes witty, sometimes cynical, and often provocative. Arranged alphabetically...


Civil Society and World Regions: How Citizens Are Reshaping Regional Governance in Times of Crisis

by Lorenzo Fioramonti, Sunhyuk Kim, Alan Collins & Antonio Fiori et al. Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

Civil Society and World Regions contributes to the agenda of “new regionalism” by providing an up-to-date overview of the contributions of civil society to regions across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas....


Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home

by Susan Clark & Woden Teachout Chelsea Green Publishing (October 10, 2012)

Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities.

Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary...


Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite

by Bruce E. Levine Chelsea Green Publishing (April 11, 2011)

Polls show that the majority of Americans oppose recent US wars and Wall Street bailouts, yet most remain passive and appear resigned to powerlessness. In Get Up, Stand Up, Bruce Levine offers an original and...


Publius and Political Imagination

by Jason Frank Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2013)

Jason Frank’s Publius and Political Imagination is the first volume of the Modernity and Political Thought series to take as its focus not a single author, but collaboration between political philosophers,...


Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

by Paul W. Kahn Columbia University Press (November 12, 2013)

Academic philosophy may have lost its audience, but the traditional subjects of philosophy—love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith—remain as compelling as ever. To reach a new generation, Paul W. Kahn argues...


Shakespeare and the Body Politic

by Dustin A. Gish, Bernard J. Dobski, Laurence D. Nee & Timothy Burns et al. Lexington Books (April 25, 2013)

The chapters in Shakespeare and the Body Politic examine the tensions between the passion and ambition of individuals and the limits of the political communities that encompass and inform them. Shakespeare provides...


Front Porch Politics

by Michael Stewart Foley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 17, 2013)

"Reading this book revives the spirit of civic action today for those who are unjustifiably forlorn about overcoming injustice."—Ralph Nader

An on-the-ground history of ordinary Americans who took to the streets...


Mosh the Polls: Youth Voters, Popular Culture, and Democratic Engagement

by Brian Cogan Lexington Books (October 08, 2008)

The purpose of this book is to undertake an analysis from a variety of scholarly standpoints of the innovative ways in which both the political process and the entertainment industry appeal to voters under 30...


The Illusion of Public Opinion: Fact and Artifact in American Public Opinion Polls

by George F. Bishop Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 19, 2004)

In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as 'public opinion' in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created...


The Deliberative Impulse: Motivating Discourse in Divided Societies

by Andrew F. Smith Lexington Books (February 22, 2011)

Andrew F. Smith argues that citizens of divided societies have three powerful incentives to engage in public deliberation_in free, open, and reasoned dialogue aimed at contributing to the establishment of well-developed...


The Crown and Canadian Federalism

by D. Michael Jackson Dundurn (August 12, 2013)

Following Queen Elizabeth II's historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012, there is renewed interest in the institution of the Crown in Canada and the roles of the queen, governor general, and lieutenant governor. Author...


Archaeology as a Tool of Civic Engagement

by Barbara J. Little & Paul A. Shackel AltaMira Press (May 17, 2007)

Little and Shackel use case studies from different regions across the world to challenge archaeologists to create an ethical public archaeology that is concerned not just with the management of cultural resources,...


American Catholics and Civic Engagement: A Distinctive Voice

by Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, William A. Galston, W Shepherdson Abell & Kirk Adams et al. Sheed & Ward (October 22, 2003)

Sheed & Ward proudly presents the first of two volumes in a groundbreaking series called American Catholics in the Public Square. The result of a three-year study sponsored by Pew aimed at understanding the...


The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration: Principles and Challenges in America

by Edward J. Erler, John Marini & Thomas G. West Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 23, 2007)

Working with the underlying premise that America's founding principles continue to be vital in the modern era, Erler, Marini, and West take a conservative look at immigration, one of today's most pressing political...


Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto

by Dick Armey & Matt Kibbe HarperCollins e-books (August 17, 2010)

Former Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and leading organizer of the Tea Party movement, Dick Armey offers a Tea Party Manifesto: Give Us Liberty. Written with Matt Kibbee, President and...


Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda

by Sean Hannity William Morrow Paperbacks (March 30, 2010)

Barack Obama and his radical team of self-professed socialists, fringe activists, and others are trying to remake the American way of life. They have used their new Democratic majority to launch an alarming...


Kids Are Americans Too

by Bill O'Reilly & Charles Flowers HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Four-time #1 bestselling author and veteran television news journalist Bill O'Reilly has more than 5 million copies of his books in print to date! His first book for young fans, The O'Reilly Factor for Kids,...


The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It

by Brian C. Anderson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 28, 2013)

While there is plenty of literature on California’s history, topography, and attractions, The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It is the first book examining in rigorous detail...


Arguing for Our Lives: A User's Guide to Constructive Dialog

by Robert Jensen City Lights Publishers (March 08, 2013)

With public discourse more skewed than ever by big money's propaganda, our future hinges on our capacity for critical thinking.


The Politics of Historic Districts: A Primer for Grassroots Preservation

by William E. Schmickle AltaMira Press (September 18, 2006)

Politics of Historic Districts is your political battle plan in a fight to designate a local historic district. Thirty-four brief chapters cover everything you need to know about the politics of organizing a...


The Civic Health Diagnostic Workbook

by Sarah J. Read & Dave Overfelt AKA-Publishing (March 19, 2013)

The Civic Health Diagnostic Workbook was written with purpose: to help you diagnose your community's "civic health", plan for effective public engagement, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of your engagement...


America and the Limits of the Politics of Selfishness

by Sidney Waldman Lexington Books (February 03, 2007)

America and the Limits of the Politics of Selfishness examines Congress, the Presidency, the public, and public policy, demonstrating the important impact of the public's selfishness, morality, compassion, and...


Your Vote Is Magic!

by Lyn Inc. Dillies eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

America's premier female Illusionist, Lyn Dillies, adds another DIMENSION to her sparkling career: YOUR VOTE IS MAGIC!, the book based on the groundbreaking illusion she conjured up to deliver a powerful message...


The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship the World Over

by Rita Simon & Alison Brooks Lexington Books (January 16, 2009)

This book provides an innovative examination and comparison of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship across twenty-one countries. The book contains a country-by-country profile of each of the issues...


Killing the American Dream

by Pilar Marrero St. Martin's Press (October 02, 2012)

As the US deports record numbers of illegal immigrants and local and state governments scramble to pass laws resembling dystopian police states where anyone can be questioned and neighbors are encouraged to...


No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies

by Linda K. Kerber Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 1999)

This pioneering study redefines women's history in the United States by focusing on civic obligations rather than rights. Looking closely at thirty telling cases from the pages of American legal history, Kerber's...


Noncitizen Voting and American Democracy

by Stanley A. Renshon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 16, 2009)

Non-Citizen Voting in the United States is a scholarly, yet engaging, analysis of the legal, political, and historical issues surrounding the growing progressive effort to give non-citizens the right to vote...


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,...


The Seventeen Solutions

by Ralph Nader Harper Paperbacks (October 02, 2012)

Consumer advocate, activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader is arguably the most provocative and important progressive voice in America today—a fearless reformer whom The Atlantic...


Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan

by Joseph A. Massad Columbia University Press (September 11, 2001)

Colonial Effects analyzes the creation and definition of modern Jordanian identity. Massad studies two key institutions-- the law and the military--and uses them to create an original and precise analysis of...


Justice Unbound

by Patrizia Longo Rowman & Littlefield International (December 17, 2018)

Introductions to political philosophy/theory mostly exclude discussions of race, and anthologies of political theory and philosophy cover readings from the ancient Greeks to contemporary theorists but without...


Awakening Democracy through Public Work

by Harry C. Boyte Vanderbilt University Press (November 15, 2018)

In the face of authoritarian, divisive trends and multiplying crises, when politics-as-usual is stymied, Awakening Democracy through Public Work shows it is possible to build foundations for a democratic awakening...