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Transnational Feminist Rhetorics and Gendered Leadership in Global Politics: From Daughters of Destiny to Iron Ladies

by Rebecca S. Richards & Rebecca Dingo Lexington Books (October 28, 2014)

This project analyzes how political women rhetorically perform—discursively, visually, and physically—their positions of power and how these performances are read, time again, against and with other women...


Universities in Decline: From the Great Society to Today

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (September 17, 2014)

This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington...


Is the Good Book Good Enough?: Evangelical Perspectives on Public Policy

by David K. Ryden, Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, Francis J. Beckwith & Zachary R. Calo et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2010)

The book analyzes evangelical Christianity as a comprehensive perspective for understanding the range of contemporary policy issues in America. It finds that evangelicalism can be understood as a distinctive...


Soft Power: China's Emerging Strategy in International Politics

by MINGJIANG LI, Ignatius Wibowo, Xiaohe Cheng Xiaogang Deng & Yong Deng et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2009)

Soft Power examines China's soft power strategies in international politics. Itattempts to analyze the domestic and international views of China's soft power, the main strengths and weaknesses in China's soft...


Flak-Catchers: One Hundred Years of Riot Commission Politics in America

by Lindsey Lupo Lexington Books (December 02, 2010)

Flak-Catchers explores the ways in which riot commissions-the institutional bodies appointed by an executive in the aftermath of a race riot to determine a riot timeline, investigate causes, and offer prescriptions...


What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God: Religious Communication in Democratic Party Politics

by David Weiss, James T. Petre, Daniel D. Gross & Paul Haridakis et al. Lexington Books (October 11, 2010)

What Democrats Talk about When They Talk about God is a collection of essays on the religious communication of members of the Democratic Party, past and present-in office, while campaigning, and in their public...


Kurdish Politics in the Middle East

by Nader Entessar Lexington Books (November 05, 2009)

Kurdish Politics in the Middle East analyzes Kurdish politics in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey and places Kurdish socio-political developments in the context of regional and global politics. The book also explains...


Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes: Serving and Transforming Communities in Times of Economic and Political Constraint

by Paul T. Jaeger, Ursula Gorham, John Carlo Bertot & Lindsay C. Sarin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 15, 2014)

Over the past thirty years, significant shifts in technology, political ideologies, and policy goals have resulted in an environment in which public libraries face the highest expectations to serve community...


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 New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union

by Michael Johns Lexington Books (February 21, 2014)

In The New Minorities of Europe: Social Cohesion in the European Union, Michael Johns looks to intra-EU migration as a way to analyze our understanding issues such as minorities, free movement, and rights. Tracing...


Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America

by John Chandler Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

John Chandler’s Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America provides insight into the faith-based policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Chandler argues that the faith-based...


English-Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities

by Lear Matthews UPA (October 30, 2013)

This book discusses the experience of English-speaking immigrants in the United States. Having examined contemporary adjustment concerns of Caribbean immigrants, the authors present research findings, critical...


The Navajo Political Experience

by David E. Wilkins Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 25, 2013)

Native nations, like the Navajo nation, have proven to be remarkably adept at retaining and exercising ever-increasing amounts of self-determination even when faced with powerful external constraints and limited...


The Islam/West Debate: Documents from a Global Debate on Terrorism, U.S. Policy, and the Middle East

by David Blankenhorn, Abdou Filali-Ansary, Hassan I. Mneimneh & Alex Roberts Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2005)

In 2002, sixty prominent American intellectuals released an open letter defending the use of military force against al-Qa'ida, sparking an impassioned international debate unlike any other, in which jihadists,...


The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and Politics of Place

by Robert D. Bullard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 10, 2007)

This book brings together key essays that seek to make visible and expand our understanding of the role of government (policies, programs, and investments) in shaping cities and metropolitan regions; the costs...


China in Search of a Harmonious Society

by Guo And Guo Lexington Books (August 15, 2008)

This edited volume examines the new concept of 'building harmonious society' proposed by the Chinese leadership under Hu Jintao, its important implications for the future of Chinese political development, and...


Damned If You Do: Dilemmas of Action in Literature and Popular Culture

by John M. Parrish, Margaret S. Hrezo, Charles Turner & Travis D. Smith et al. Lexington Books (March 18, 2010)

These essays showcase the value of the narrative arts in investigating complex conflicts of value in moral and political life, and explore the philosophical problem of moral dilemmas as expressed in ancient...


Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance

by Shawn Schulenberg, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, Jason Pierceson & Genaro Lozano et al. Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

This volume sheds light on regional, national, and individual-level factors that have led to major developments for same-sex relationship equality in Latin America and explores institutional, political, and...


Jews, Confucians, and Protestants: Cultural Capital and the End of Multiculturalism

by Lawrence E. Harrison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2012)

In Jews, Confucians, and Protestants: Cultural Capital and the End of Multiculturalism, Lawrence E. Harrison takes the politically incorrect stand that not all cultures are created equally. Analyzing the performance...


Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution

by Jeb Bush & Clint Bolick Threshold Editions (March 05, 2013)

The immigration debate has challenged our nation since its founding. But today, it divides Americans more stridently than ever, due to a chronic failure of national leadership by both parties. Here at last is...


Meditations of a Militant Moderate: Cool Views on Hot Topics

by Peter H. Schuck Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 25, 2005)

Vital center. Radical middle. Amid the red state/blue state divide, is there now space for an iconoclastic militant moderate? In this unusual and remarkably readable collection of short essays on a wide variety...


Chavez's Children: Ideology, Education, and Society in Latin America

by Manuel Anselmi Lexington Books (December 16, 2012)

This book reconstructs the revolutionary Bolivarian ideology in Chavez's movement through a historical analysis of its ideological principles and revolutionary scholastic institutions. Differing from many journalistic...


Ending Racial Preferences: The Michigan Story

by Carol M. Allen, Barbara J. Grutter & William B. Allen Lexington Books (February 05, 2009)

Ending Racial Preferences: The Michigan Story provides an in-depth account of the 2006 Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, told from the perspective of Toward A Fair Michigan, a non-partisan educational organization....


Why We Whisper: Restoring Our Right to Say It's Wrong

by David J. Woodard & Jim DeMint Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 06, 2007)

Why Whisper? calls on Americans who believe in traditional values to resist the urge to stay silent and thus safe under the shameless onslaught of pressure, intimidation, and ridicule from the San Francisco-loving,...


Ethnopolitics in Cyberspace: The Internet, Minority Nationalism, and the Web of Identity

by Robert A. Saunders Lexington Books (December 28, 2010)

Ethnopolitics in Cyberspace examines the central role of the Internet in shaping national identity among stateless nations and national minorities in the twenty-first century. By creating new spaces for political...


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,...


Dred Scott and the Dangers of a Political Court

by Ethan Greenberg Lexington Books (November 25, 2009)

Dred Scott exemplies neither originalism nor aspirationalism gone wrong, as many modern critics now argue. Rather, the Dred Scott Court erred chiefly because the majority gave in to the still-relevant temptation...


Communism in Hollywood: The Moral Paradoxes of Testimony, Silence, and Betrayal

by Alan Casty Scarecrow Press (August 03, 2009)

Communism in Hollywood details the full scope of the Hollywood Blacklist and its aftermath. Using data now available, Casty places the Blacklist in the context of the Hollywood Party's relationship to the Communist...


Higher Education and Equality of Opportunity: Cross-National Perspectives

by Matt Evans, N. Jayaram, Fred A. Lazin & , Stewart, Don et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

This volume provides a broad overview of recent higher education policy in a variety of countries, both developed and developing, around the world. Using interdisciplinary methods and analysis, it focuses on...


Rhetorics for Community Action: Public Writing and Writing Publics

by Phyllis Mentzell Ryder Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Offering both theoretical analysis and classroom advice, Rhetorics for Community Action: Public Writing and Writing Publics, by Phyllis Mentzell Ryder, is a guide to studying and teaching public writing. The...


Locating Migrating Media

by John McCullough, Janine Marchessault, Charles H. Davis & Greg Elmer et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

Locating Migrating Media details the extent to which media productions, both televisual and cinematic, have sought out new and cheaper shot locations, creative staff, and financing around the world. The book...


Improving the Viability and Perception of HBCUs

by Kimberly Young Walker, Comfort O. Okpala, Emetrude Lewis & Maquisha Mullins et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This book offers an examination of the development of HBCUs and their role in higher education. Chapters in the volume analyze the contemporary role of HBCUs through several lenses, including politics, education...


Language Rights and the Law in the United States and Its Territories

by Eduardo Faingold Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This book analyzes the language policies that result from the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories. The United States is a nation in which...


Reviving the Social Compact

by Naomi Zack & Ruth Sample Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 24, 2018)

Naomi Zack’s Reviving the Social Compact:Inclusive Citizenship in an Age of Extreme Politics addresses current political and social upheaval and distress with new concepts for the relationship between citizens...


Politics of Scale

by Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Suzie Thomas & Yujie Zhu Berghahn Books (January 01, 2019)

Critical Heritage Studies is a new and fast-growing interdisciplinary field of study seeking to explore power relations involved in the production and meaning-making of cultural heritage. Politics of Scale...


Cultural Industries in Shanghai

by YueMing Rong & Justin Oconnor Intellect (May 01, 2018)

Cultural Industries in Shanghai gathers articles by Chinese scholars that analyse the developments in Shanghai's cultural industries over the past 30 years. Like many cities in China and elsewhere, Shanghai...


The Left's Jewish Problem

by Dave Rich Biteback Publishing (September 13, 2018)

A great deal has happened since the first edition of The Left’s Jewish Problem came out in 2016. The Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism in the Labour Party has been published;...


Sense and Essence

by Birgit Meyer & Mattijs van de Port Berghahn Books (July 01, 2018)

Contrary to popular perceptions, cultural heritage is not given, but constantly in the making: a construction subject to dynamic processes of (re)inventing culture within particular social formations and bound...


Comparative Media Policy, Regulation and Governance in Europe - Chapter 12

by Leen d'Haenens, Josef Trappel & Helena Sousa Intellect (March 16, 2018)

Unpacking the Policy Cycle - Critical Issues in Comparative Media Regulation and Governance in Europe represents the continuation and further development of a long tradition of media policy books, focusing on...


An Ethics of Improvisation: Aesthetic Possibilities for a Political Future

by Tracey Nicholls Lexington Books (March 09, 2012)

This book explores the intersection of improvised music-making and political community-building, with particular attention to creative ways to redress historic injustices and to constitute responsive, democratic...


Social Media in Emergent Brazil

by Juliano Spyer UCL Press (October 23, 2017)

Since the birth of the internet, low-income Brazilians have received little government support to help them access it. In response, they have largely self-financed their digital migration. Internet cafés became...


Migration and Development in Africa

by John A. Arthur, Mary Boatemaa Setrana, Steve Tonah & Kwadwo Owusu et al. Lexington Books (August 28, 2017)

There are only a few studies that analyze the complex relationship between Migration and development in Africa. The book presents the main trends in African migration since the last two decades. It analyzes...


Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition

by Andy Connolly Lexington Books (September 20, 2017)

Philip Roth and the American Liberal Tradition offers a fresh reading of the later career development of one of America’s most celebrated authors. Through a contextual analysis of a select number of texts,...


Disillusioned Decades – Ireland 1966–87

by Tim Pat Coogan Gill Books (December 01, 1987)

From Seán Lemass to mass unemployment: Ireland changed between 1966 and 1987 and, Tim Pat Coogan argues in Disillusioned Decades, not for the better

The year 1966 was one in which to take stock: fifty years...


World Heritage Craze in China

by Haiming Yan Berghahn Books (March 28, 2018)

There is a World Heritage Craze in China. China claims to have the longest continuous civilization in the world and is seeking recognition from UNESCO. This book explores three dimensions of the UNESCO World...


Mao's New World

by Chang-tai Hung Cornell University Press (February 28, 2017)

In this sweeping portrait of the political culture of the early People's Republic of China (PRC), Chang-tai Hung mines newly available sources to vividly reconstruct how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tightened...


Man Out

by Andrew L. Yarrow Brookings Institution Press (September 11, 2018)

The story of men who are hurting?and hurting America by their absence

Man Out describes the millions of men on the sidelines of life in the United States. Many of them have been pushed out of the mainstream because...


A Utopia Like Any Other

by Dominic Hinde Luath Press (May 12, 2016)

Does a utopia really exist within northern Europe? Do we have anything to learn from it if it does? And what makes a nation worthy of admiration, anyway? Since the ’30s, when the world was wowed by the Stockholm...


Hunting Practices of the Wachiperi

by Rodolfo Tello Amakella Publishing (December 26, 2014)

When it comes to environmental conservation and sustainable development initiatives in tropical forests, indigenous peoples are key players. They have been described often as either conservationists or destroyers...


Virtuosi Abroad

by Kiril Tomoff Cornell University Press (August 12, 2015)

In the 1940s and 1950s, Soviet musicians and ensembles were acclaimed across the globe. They toured the world, wowing critics and audiences, projecting an image of the USSR as a sophisticated promoter of cultural...