Herrick, Rick 2019 1-4955-0785-8 104 pages Dr. Rick Herrick's work reconsiders foreign policy from the perspective of Christianity. It considers all the issues concerned with foreign policy through a religious frame of reference.
Herrick, Rick 2020 1-4955-0786-6 104 pages Dr. Rick Herrick's work reconsiders foreign policy from the perspective of Christianity. It considers all the issues concerned with foreign policy through a religious frame of reference.
Westmaas, Nigel 2021 1-4955-0862-5 538 pages Dr. Nigel Westmaas compiled this collection of the important terms, laws, and information on the political life of Guyana. It is the first time this information has been compiled for future research.
Nasong'o, Shadrack Wanjala 2008 0-7734-5237-0 436 pages This study explores and the shifting modes of politics in nine African countries as manifested in transitions from colonialism to political independence. Utilizing various theoretical approaches, the work interrogates the conjecture of change and continuity with a view to evaluating the depth of political reform, its impact and prospects.
Carter, John J. 2012 0-7734-4067-4 240 pages National security poses a dilemma to our democratic desire for political transparency. If the government gives away information about its covert operations then it will jeopardize national security. The paradox is that without national security agencies in a free society democracy will be threatened externally, and with them democracy is threatened internally. While this book does not resolve this dilemma it provides readers with more knowledge of this dilemma, and thereby gives them a fighting chance to work for at least its partial resolution by showing how Truman and Eisenhower utilized covert military operations to swing the tides of the early Cold War.
Eger, William Edmond 2012 0-7734-3065-2 172 pages In doing field work and observing Tea Party rallies, Eger discovered that the majority of its members were fiscally conservative, but socially liberal. This caused many divisions and splintering amongst its members, because its agenda was divided between social conservatives and progressives. This explains the rapid decline of its prominence since 2010. Even though the mainstream media (especially Fox News) wants to depict it as socially conservative, the biggest factions tend to be more liberal in the ‘culture war’ areas. This also shows just how out of touch the media usually is with grassroots organizers.
Rodriges, A.M. 2000 0-7734-3193-4 412 pages This monograph analyzes the evolution of the social and economic structure in Arabian society, following the discovery of oil and as a result of oil industry development. Attention is paid to the complicated evolution of the political relations of Arabian monarchies.
El Khawas, Mohamed A. 2012 0-7734-2636-1 172 pages In this collection of essays, scholars weigh in on contemporary issues in African politics. These scholars offer solutions to important problems that impact all aspects of African life, from the environment, to poverty, political instability, and piracy. They also contextualize these problems through historical analysis and discuss the legacies of colonialism on the continent, as well as regional disputes that cause neighboring tribes and nations to act in violence towards each other. This book draws on political science, economics, ecology, and several other disiciplines.
Sicakkan, Hakan G. 2005 0-7734-6025-X 272 pages How is citizenship and co-existence in diverse societies possible? This book endeavors to demonstrate that the links between belongings and memberships should be a central consideration in any attempt to answer this crucial question. Citizenship, understood as a form of membership, does not always seem to overlap with the existing forms of belonging. To provide a solid interdisciplinary basis for theorizing the links between belongings and memberships in contexts of diversity, this volume brings together the conceptual and methodological tools of political theory, social theory, history, political science, and sociology. In this book, scholars with unique competencies share their knowledge on the topic and provide novel angles for thinking about citizenship and co-existence in diverse societies.
Xia, Bin 2021 1-4955-0854-4 40 pages Dr. Xia describes the development of the China's diplomatic theory since 2017. He uses the 2017 meeting of the Communist party of China as a reference point of this important development in China and global history.
Jan, George P. 2004 0-7734-6313-5 247 pages The main purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive description and critical analysis of the Chinese commune experiment for the understanding of contemporary China. The focus is on the period from 1958 when the commune system was first introduced to the mid-1960s when it was drastically modified. The book covers the background of the commune system, its structure, administration and leadership. The militia force, thought regimentation, mass education and social changes in the communes are examined in great deal. The urban communes are also investigated thoroughly. The Chinese commune was a very controversial system when it was introduced in 1958. It caused disputes in the communist countries and concern in the free world. Its eventual failure and abolition have had a significant impact on China’s internal development, world communist movement and the approach to nation-building in the developing countries. This book is the most detailed in depth study of the Chinese commune system available in the Western world.
Angell, Robert H. 1998 0-7734-8341-1 268 pages This compilation serves as a major resource for faculty and students interested in the development of the Texas Constitution. Unlike the 'Living' United States Constitution which is short, general, and elastic, and can change through interpretation, the Texas Constitution today is a long, detailed, and restrictive document that can only change through formal amendments. Its 377 amendments to the 1876 document are placed in the body of the text and replace text made obsolete by the amendments. The reader of the current version thus sees only the updated text and not the deleted passages. This book presents a compiled version in different fonts so that the reader can compare the original to the current version. The introduction analyzes present-day conclusions about the Texas Constitution.
Heppell, Timothy 2006 0-7734-5581-7 352 pages This book offers an innovative and distinctive analysis of the Conservative Party Leadership of John Major. Based on original research, this book addresses the absence of an in depth exploration of the much maligned, but largely misunderstood, Conservative Party Leadership tenure of John Major. The majority of academic publications of the Major era have been located within a broader analysis of the ideology of Thatcherism and the politics and policies of the Thatcher governments. By examining the Major era from an intra-party management perspective, this book examines the constraints imposed upon post-Thatcherite Conservative Party leadership. It argues that the collapse of the Conservative Party in the post-Thatcherite era should be attributed to an insoluble ideological schism over European integration and a diminishing parliamentary majority, as opposed to the inadequacies of John Major as leader of the Conservative Party. Constituting a comprehensive yet accessible evaluation of the complexity of managing the tensions of the post-Thatcherite Conservative Party, this book breaks new ground in an area that has been largely neglected. It provides a compelling insight into the crisis of contemporary British Conservatism.
Ulloth, Dana 2020 1-4955-0820-X 556 pages Dr. Dana Ulloth reproduces the colonial constitutions of the original thirteen colonies, plus Vermont. The book includes the text of the constitutions, and notes on the details of the constitutions, the creation of them, and interesting quirks of them. It is intended to be a resource to watch the
Bissessar, Ann Marie 2008 0-7734-5054-8 284 pages Unlike the existing literature on public sector reform which utilizes the Weberian-control model, a networking system, or performance and results-oriented criteria to explain the cause and context of public reform in the Caribbean, this work applies game theory.
Agerup, Karl 2022 1-4955-0958-3 204 pages From the author's Introduction (pg. 7):
The concept of literary prizes appears simple and inoffensive. A writer has produced outstanding books and is awarded for that achievement. Society shows its appreciation and gratitude, encouraging the writing of more of the same. However, the Nobel Prize in Literature is not looked upon this way. Rather than being merely a literary prize, it is often viewed as an arbitrary exercise of power with far-reaching ethical consequences. Selections instigate nervous, angry, or bitter comments in local, national, and international media. The resentment is directed towards both the laureate and the prize jury, i.e., the Swedish Academy. The Prize is contextualized in various ways, and the criticism concerns human rights issues, national pride, and the collective memory of historical events.
Itzkoff, Seymour 2022 1-4955-1024-7 372 pages (Softcover Book) This book is a reprint of the author's A New Public Education.
From the author: "This book is about educational reform. It is not primarily concerned with the particular improvement that can take place in an individual classroom or school. More basically, it is a study of the interaction of the institutions of formal education with our evolving sense of community life and social structure. It constitutes an interpretation of the changing character and direction of American society and education. It also purports to explore the meaning of our present circumstances and the most probable and rational directions for future development."
Riser, John 2004 0-7734-6439-5 231 pages This book provides an examination of democracy in a different light, specifically in the author’s identification, explication and elaboration of three fundamental criteria. These three fundamental criteria of democracy and democratic practice often discounted or simply disregarded are: 1) democracy is a form of human activity relevant not just for the conventionally political state but also, as much or more, for other social contexts of various magnitudes and functions; 2) democracy is a practice of positive freedom, incorporating negative freedom but subsuming the latter within the project of the mutual empowerment of human beings in accordance with humanistic values; 3) democracy is embodied most adequately in a communally (not merely socially) cooperative model that is different, in most important respects, from unitary, adversary or deliberative models (herein subjected to critique).
Explicit analyses are provided of a variety of socio-political concepts that are philosophically integrated with these criteria, concepts such as representation, participation, elitism, preferences, interests, the common good, human needs and human rights, negative freedom and positive freedom, justice, equality, difference, legitimacy, obligation and loyalty. The author’s own model of democracy – acknowledged to be unrealizable at the level of the nation-state (where adversary quasi-democracy is most practicable) – is explicated, at the same time, dealing with problems and prospects for it and emphasizing its importance for the social activity of human beings in the immediacy of their lifeworld.
DeGarmo, Denise 2006 0-7734-5549-3 216 pages This book seeks to provide an examination of the history and consequences of the atomic legacy of St. Louis and the Metro-East by appealing to historians, WWII enthusiasts, environmentalists, as well as individuals interested in domestic and international nuclear policy. Dating back to the beginning of the “Atomic Age,” 2.5 million cubic yards of radioactive wastes have been dispersed throughout the St. Louis area. This waste resulted from atomic weapons work carried out by Mallinckrodt Chemical Works for the US government under secret contract. Between 1942 and 1966, over 300,000 tons of uranium had been processed in the downtown St. Louis and Weldon Spring plants. While bits and pieces of information regarding the atomic legacy of St. Louis can be found on a number of internet sites and in a few historical accounts of the Manhattan Project, to date there has been no comprehensive study of the secret contracting effort that made Mallinckrodt Chemical Works one of the most important contributors to the atomic bomb project. Nor has there been adequate discussion of the long-term consequences of this atomic program on the health and environment of the community.
Gustafson, Lowell S. 2003 0-7734-6584-7 250 pages These essays explain and evaluate the experience of democracy in recent years, considering the historical, economic, cultural, and social factors that aided its re-emergence, as well as the continued poverty and inequality in the region that challenge it.
Rey, Denis 2010 0-7734-3764-9 164 pages Examines whether electoral rules impact the level of multilateralism, or cooperative policies, that countries pursue. Specifically, this research looks at International Governmental Organization membership, foreign aid donations, and trade tariffs to determine whether some democracies, because of the degree of representativeness afforded by their political institutions, pursue such preferences to a greater extent than others.
Cere, Rinella 2001 0-7734-7563-X 324 pages This book is a comparative study of European related national news discourses of two countries of the European Union: Britain and Italy. The central hypothesis of the study is that specific historical, cultural and political factors are powerful determinants of the differences in commitment toward the European project of both news media and political cultures and have led to different formulations of Europe. It argues that the Italian nation-state and national identities are inclusive at some levels of a European identity, whereas the British state and national identities are on the whole exclusive of a European identity. This underlies the predominant negativity of British media news discourses on the question of Europe and of the European Community in particular.
The study looks at the formation of national identities; the ways Britain and Italy have developed broadcasting and its role in constructing a national audience, and contains an analysis of the language and the visual representations of the Maastricht event and the implications of a united Europe.
Dominguez, Roberto 2008 0-7734-5077-7 240 pages This book analyzes how European countries have been able to embark on the integration process and develop regional external relations through the European Union (EU) Community institutions. By defining the parameters of the concept offoreign policy applied to the case of the European Union, the study argues that there is a strong relationship between international crises and the development of the institutions, instruments and practices of EU Foreign Policy.
Riser, John 2009 0-7734-4773-3 204 pages This study analyzes and evaluates major elements of the careers of four dissidents who were opposed to the socialist systems under which they lived. It focuses on the main events in their lives, their most significant contributions, the influence they wielded, as well as the substantive adjustments in outlook they made after their early optimism about the prospects of “existing socialism” disintegrated due to disillusionment about, and rejection of, its guiding policies.
Suwaed, Mohammad 2016 1-4955-0410-7 668 pages This book discusses political parties operating in the various states and regions in the Middle East and North Africa. It examines ideologies, leadership, as well as the unification and or disintegration of parties, and their development and influence on society and the state.
Taylor, Kenwyn M 2011 0-7734-1525-4 516 pages This work argues that when leaders are aware of the interaction of leadership, social entrepreneurship, and economic management, they are more likely to succeed when guiding Caribbean countries from economic crisis to recovery.
Hodder, Rupert 2007 0-7734-5299-0 196 pages This study analyzes the meaning of corruption in the socio-political arena in an attempt to better understand its root causes, the external effects it has on society, and solutions which may lead to its extermination. It suggests that acts which might be regarded as corrupt are better understood as part of a broader organic context in which they occur and as a reflection of the way in which those who take part in or eschew such behavior envisage their social world and treat their social relationships. By effecting a shift in the underlying attitudes which prompt acts of corruption, it may be possible to eliminate such practices.
Arwine, Alan 2011 0-7734-1393-6 376 pages This study argues that an emerging politics of identity is gradually replacing the politics of interests that has traditionally dominated the political arena in advanced industrial societies. It updates the literature on new political cleavages with a perspective that emphasizes both national patriotism and sub-cultural defense, and backs up its analysis with a large body of evidence concerning ongoing political conflicts.
Nagatomi, Kazuaki 2012 0-7734-4084-4 224 pages Politics in England both local and national have been dominated by the Conservative and Labour Parties. Yet, in recent years, specifically in mayoral elections, there has been an insurgence of independent candidates that have made it through the process. Albeit, the process in England is so strenuous that it is almost impossible for outsiders to get into office, yet the local elections provide independents with a much stronger chance of winning. This is the first study to examine voters tendencies, and political actors at the local mayoral level, and lays out profound distinctions between Parliamentary and local council elections in England.
Jacob, Alexander 2019 1-4955-0757-2 80 pages This short monograph details the ideas of Jean-Francois Thiriart, (1922-92), and his political theory concerning the post-Cold War world. Jean-Francois Thiriart argued that Istanbul would be ideal capital of this secondary Euro-Asian superstate. The introduction is written by Dr. Alexander Jacob.
Quaglia, Lucia 2006 0-7734-5768-2 268 pages This book analyzes Italy’s policy toward European monetary integration from the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957 to the final stage of Economic and Monetary Union in 1999 and the first five years thereafter. It is argued that “ideas,” in the form of “policy paradigms,” are crucial in framing member states’ trajectories in the European Union (EU) and they are therefore core components of the process of Europeanization. Policy paradigms need to be contextualized by considering the evolution of domestic institutions.
According to the foreign policy paradigm that prevailed in Italy from the Second World War until the late 1990s, “Europe” has been of paramount priority, which has been associated with its political, economic and cultural modernization. The economic policy paradigm, instead, has shifted from Keynesian economics in the 1960s and 1970s to the monetarist-inspired, stability-oriented paradigm of the 1980s and 1990s. The pro-European foreign policy paradigm explains why Italian policymakers decided to join all the European monetary initiatives, whereas the economic paradigm, which, for most of the time, was far apart from the stability-oriented paradigm embedded in European monetary regimes, explains Italy’s difficult adaptation. The book concludes by pointing out that the foreign policy paradigm has begun to shift since the late 1990s.
Margolis, Lawrence 2008 0-7734-5071-8 248 pages This work investigates the factors that have enabled some industrialized nations such as the United States, Sweden, and Japan to have more successful economies than others like South Korea, Greece, and Portugal. This rigorous statistical analysis yields numerous unexpected results.
Mbah, Emmanuel M. 2008 0-7734-5053-X 288 pages This work analyzes every aspect of the land and boundary dispute, tracing the conflict from pre-colonial times to the period of decolonization. The manuscript’s interdisciplinary approach combines elements of political science, anthropology and economics.
McGrath, Conor 2005 0-7734-6096-9 388 pages This book examines the activities of lobbyists in the three largest global lobbying markets – Washington, London and Brussels – and places those activities in the context of the political, cultural and institutional environments within which lobbying is undertaken in those locations. Its fundamental premise is that institutions and political frameworks make a great deal of difference to which effective lobbyists will approach their work.
Based on interviews with 60 lobbyists in those cities, the book seeks to describe the range of activities which they undertake – from monitoring to research, grass roots efforts to coalition building, atmosphere setting to direct advocacy.
In the first section of this book, these activities are analysed and the lobbyists’ views explained, in the light of current academic and popular literature. The second section contains detailed transcripts of interviews with 16 of the lobbyists, in which they speak at length and in in their own words. One of the aims of this work is to put lobbyists firmly at the heart of research into lobbying – too often, academic works on lobbyists treat lobbyists’ experiences and expertise as peripheral to the mathematical modeling of their activities.
Designed with academic researchers in mind, the book also contains a wealth of insights from lobbyists from which other practitioners in the three locations can draw upon.
Medina, Leandro Rodriguez 2013 0-7734-4486-6 180 pages An intriguing look at how the utilization of material hermeneutics can augment the social and political scientist’s capability to interpret social events beyond the traditional parameters that textual hermeneutic and linguistic models would generally present.
Putcha, Chandrasekhar 2010 0-7734-3827-0 180 pages This interdisciplinary monograph analyzes presidential and legislative elections themes. Topics covered in the work include a critical discussion of all the forecasting models used in the past 20 years, and an examination of the forecasting of Presidential elections from an engineering and mathematical point of view, and actual mathematical equations between predicted votes and the polls.
Miller, Andrew P. 2006 0-7734-5588-4 124 pages This book addresses the question of military disengagement from politics in states emerging from prolonged cycles of military intervention in politics. The case of El Salvador is particularly interesting given the decades of repeated intervention by the Salvadoran military. These cycles of military intervention indicate that intervention in politics is seen by the military as part of their job. Long-term military disengagement, therefore, comes from a change in the military’s self-identity and orientation toward intervention in politics because the military will always have the ability to intervene due to their preponderance of force. The case study approach is used in order to discern the historic difficulties facing permanent removal of the Salvadoran military from politics and the prospects for the future. As the preponderant holder of force is society, the military will disengage from politics when external pressures elicit a voluntary withdrawal based upon the military’s perception of those external pressures and the possibility of a face-saving return to the barracks with a maximum preservation of power and prestige.
Ramcharan, Robin 2007 0-7734-5338-5 392 pages This work analyzes the way in which the foreign policy in Guyana has fared in protecting its national security, while also analyzing the very concept of “national security” as it applies to a small-state like Guyana. Since its independence in 1966, Guyanese foreign policy has been synonymous with national security. The process of national security in Guyana, like that of other post-colonial small-states, cannot be viewed independently from that of nation-building. Guyana’s struggles with internal insecurity are examined, along with the responses to various external challenges which have resulted in human insecurity and significant external involvement in the micromanagement of Guyana’s domestic affairs.
Tymowski, Micha 2009 0-7734-4718-0 276 pages This book examines the states of pre-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa – their different origins and institutions, their evolution and development, and the enduring strength of their traditions in present-day Africa. This book contains nineteen black and white photographs and four black and white maps.
Tesfaye, Aaron 2008 0-7734-4864-0 292 pages This work contributes to the scholarship on the link between environmental degradation and conflict challenges faced by the Nile Basin countries by investigating determinants of collective action. The study will be useful to national leaders in crafting a new Nile River Agreement, and policy makers and scholars involved in water issues.
Jones, David R. 2001 0-7734-7426-9 176 pages This book makes both theoretical and empirical contributions to three prominent areas of interest in the field of political science: identifying the causes of legislative gridlock in our national government; the debate over effects of divided government; and concern over increasing polarization of political parties in America. By incorporating the institutional factors of the Senate filibuster and the presidential veto with partisan factors of party polarization and the proportion of seats held by each party, the work articulates a precise theory about when gridlock is likely to occur. Contradicting many prominent accounts, this theory suggests that divided government does not affect gridlock once party polarization and party seat division are taken into account. It conducts a rigorous set of empirical tests which suggest that the author’s theory offers a significant improvement over existing models. The study helps the reader to better understand the conditions under which policy stability and policy change, carries important implications for political scientists contemplating future research, and for government reformers.
Cole, David R. 2009 0-7734-4881-0 404 pages This work is the first book-length criticism of the political philosophy of Eric Voegelin.
This book demonstrates that despite his assertions to the contrary, Voegelin harbored long-standing partisan ideological leanings. After a thorough explication of both primary and secondary Voegelin literature, the author scrutinizes Voegelin’s claims of essential agreement between Plato and Aristotle; his attacks on Marx and Hegel; and his analysis of the character of a modern ‘gnostic.’ The concluding chapter places the ‘Voegelin phenomenon’ in the context of contemporary American political cleavages.
Holowchak, Mark Andrew 2022 1-4955-0921-4 172 pages From the author's Introduction (pg.3): "My memoirs, however, are more than a casual romp down Memory Lane. They are a commentary on the ills, even evils, of politicizing history by the network of revisionists at and around Monticello. What pertains to Jeffersonian scholarship pertains to all scholars involved in American history. Many today have gamified the task of writing American history and the result has been a discretionary interpretation of the life and mind of key figures like Thomas Jefferson and key events like the American Revolution. Any country that cares nothing about the truth of its past cannot have much of a future."
Veal, Don-Terry 2005 0-7734-6182-5 124 pages This book contributes to the literature on Public Finance and Urban Politics. It takes two normative ideas in the realm of academic debate and applies them to the case of Rockford, Illinois. It is concerned with the financially consequential areas of public policy, urban economic development and urban political economy. The principal elements of social equity and productive efficiency are described, examined, and used as a framework for evaluating whether public officials faithfully reflect distributive equity priorities in their limited discretion over revenue allocations.
Bennett, Scott 1996 0-7734-8770-0 392 pages This is one of the most comprehensive introductory texts ever written on quantitative research methods for the study of public affairs. It is relevant to research methods in traditional disciplines such as political science, political economy, public administration, public policy, government relations and international relations. The entire research process from conception to analysis and reporting is covered in detail.
Prince, Charles O. 2005 0-7734-6073-X 140 pages This work establishes the intent and application of the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Its traces the amendment’s historic origins to the Federalist—Anti-Federalist debates. It links the provenance of the Ninth Amendment back to the state constitutions, bills of rights and positive laws of the Constitution’s Framing period. It discusses James Madison’s introduction of the Bill of Rights during the first Congress. It reviews each recommendatory amendment submitted by the states during the ratification process along with each state constitution and bill of rights contemporaneous with the Framing. It examines each Supreme Court decision referencing the Ninth Amendment. It also summarizes main Ninth Amendment theories described in the literature.
The author presents a case for finding Ninth Amendment unenumerated rights within the positive law of the framing period as expressed in the state bills of rights and constitutions and within the penumbras formed by specifically enumerated rights.
Bennett, Scott 1986 0-88946-205-4 376 pages Provides students with a verbal description of the quantitative research process, with only limited and selective use of the formal symbolism of mathematics and statistics. Intended for use in year-long introductory courses in political-science quantitative research methods. Also relevant for courses in public administration, public policy, law, and international relations.
Gruberg, Martin 2009 0-7734-4801-2 236 pages This work goes beyond the existing literature on disaster events, both manmade and natural, by examining the politics behind them. It takes a comprehensive look at the spectrum of international disasters—geologic, meteorological, fire and power, health, transportation, and wartime.
Patterson, Alan 2008 0-7734-4804-7 288 pages This book examines how governments deal with the problem of how science can achieve the objective of developing wealth-creating technologies, and at the same time solve the problems for people and the environment that such technologies cause, by evaluating the role of science in policymaking in Britain.
Richey, Russell E. 2021 1-4955-0711-4 278 pages This book contains the collection of papers from the 1973 Drew University conference that made famous Robert Bellah's concept of "American Civil Religion."
Tan, See Seng 2007 0-7734-5442-X 284 pages This present study is an effort to address the dearth of critical and/or post-positivist perspectives in security studies of and about the Asia-Pacific region. It demonstrates how regional communities of security specialists and intellectuals, including knowledge communities such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations – Institute of Strategic and International Studies and the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, have contributed to just such a state-centric, political image at the expense of alternative ideas and, in so doing, have promoted and legitimized their own identities as authorities on regional security. This work shows how post-positivist analysis, contrary to what its many detractors may think, is neither prolix nor self-indulgent. Rather, it invites critical reflection on the conditions that produce particular ‘urgent questions’ (albeit at the expense of other questions) of about international relations, such as the question of Asia-Pacific regional security.
Sarkar, Sandip 2021 1-4955-0891-9 354 pages Edited by Sandip Sarkar, Shashikanta Tarai, and Anoop Kumar Tiwari
From the Introduction (pg. 1):
This editorial volume offers an interdisciplinary approach of conceptualizing thematic-theoretical notions covering the cross-cultural, linguistics and literary roots of nationalism and nation-states.
Hunter, Kerry L. 2006 0-7734-5843-3 172 pages This study examines the irreconcilable demands of American contradicting political mythology and how this dynamic is played out in the arena of constitutional law and the U.S. Supreme Court. Unlike those who argue that America suffers from the paradoxical contradictions in its ideas (see, for example, H. Mark Roelofs, The Poverty of American Politics), this book suggests that the very strength of American political idealism lies in its contradictions, and that the Supreme Court’s essential role is the preservation of those contradicting ideals. In early chapters, classic liberal demands and contradictions as well as republican ideals are examined. The author argues that healthy liberalism is dependent upon a healthy republican ideal. The author further demonstrates that dominant judicial philosophies from the right and left are all inadequate due to their failure to comprehend the Court’s mythical responsibilities. In the final chapter, Roe v. Wade and Bush v. Gore are shown as examples where the Court failed. By refusing to take their mythological responsibilities seriously, the Court’s opinions in these cases appear to rest on blatant power politics. It is as if the members of the Court blatantly replaced their mythical priestly robes with the hats of highly suspect politicians. A brief examination of Brown v. Board of Education reveals a Court meeting its obligation by carefully staying in the realm of myth as it cautiously resolved the case. The author further argues that the nation would be well served if justices on the Court would pursue this most important political responsibility when exercising judicial review and that conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, all have a vital interest in encouraging justices on the Court to accept this responsibility. The author suggests that conflicting idealism is essential to freedom as it checks powerful political agendas from the right and the left, and demonstrates that the Supreme Court is uniquely positioned to promote this idealism. History has shown that a single unifying political philosophy, which makes it easy to run rough-shod over all who stand in its way, it not always desirable. The strength of American idealism is that it refuses to grant full legitimacy to virtually any government initiative.
Jones, Grant 2006 0-7734-5740-2 372 pages This book pushes the boundaries of the new institutionalism as defined by March and Olsen (1984). The new institutionalism developed from the rallying cry “institutions matter.” They matter because they determine the kinds of political behavior that are supported and the pattern of outcomes that can be expected to arise from that behavior. Orthodox institutionalism had been concerned with the political structures that become instituted and persist over time. The new institutionalism included matters arising from the sociology of institutions including the roles that political actors play and the norms of behavior that they recognize and to which they readily submit themselves. According to March and Olsen, these normative elements become part of the institutional structure.
The analysis in this book takes up the possibilities inherent in the new institutionalism to apply social theory. First, it applies a traditional structural functionalist perspective to develop role types that describe parliamentary action. Then it validates those role types empirically. Having done this, the analysis applies more recent developments in social theory. In particular, it applies the structuration theory of Anthony Giddens to examine how the enactment of roles brings into being particular structures. These structures are not continuous features of parliamentary life but recur over and over again as the situations to which they respond arise. These structures give shape and meaning to parliamentary committees. The committees are reshaped, not in the conscious and planned manner of the institutional sculptor, bur rather as the parliamentarians put their preferred parliamentary roles into action. This analysis pushes the sociological analysis of parliament that was introduced by March and Olsen to its logical conclusion, which is that members of an institution shape and reshape their institutions as they use them.
This is the first time that structuration theory has been explicitly applied to any parliament, and the first time that social analysis has been used as a means to understand the conduct of Australian houses of parliament.
Amutabi, Maurice Nyamanga 2010 0-7734-3907-2 752 pages This book examines the economic history of Kenya from the colonial period to the present, integrating historical methodologies with those of anthropology, economics, education, geography, history, political science and sociology. the book covers topics that have been ignored by previous texts on economic history of Kenya, such as women, indigenous people (Ogiek), pastoralism, irrigation agriculture, livestock, fisheries, religion, community-based organizations (CBOs), NGOs, education and information and communication technology (ICT).
Whisker, James B. 2003 0-7734-6848-X 280 pages The Act of State Doctrine holds that a state is legally supreme within its own boundaries and its sovereign is wholly immune to the judgments of other nations. The acts that the sovereign power’s agents perform as part of their official duties and responsibilities cannot be called into question in the courts of another nation. If a state possesses not final and complete power over its own territory and citizens it is a dependency, a colony, or an occupied area. As nations moved into the modern world nations began to have second thoughts about maintaining and supporting sovereign absolutism. This study investigates past, current, and emerging meanings of the act of state doctrine. It also examines exceptions to the act of state doctrine.
Liu, Leo Y. 2004 0-7734-6414-X 251 pages This book offers an understanding of the background – both the deep historical background and the more recent political, economic, and cultural background – to the events of the last four years in Taiwan. It also offers an understanding of the unfolding of relations between Taiwan, China and the United States for many years to come. One of the most important points of this book is the range and depth of its coverage. The essays are not simply concerned with political and economic policy issues, but also cultural and lifestyle issues on a macro and micro level as well as matters of a comparative legal and historical nature. The collective analyses of the issues raised in these essays should provide long-term guidance for an understanding of the many ramifications of the Taiwan experience and Taiwan’s relations with the world.
Holmes, Michael 2006 0-7734-5729-1 276 pages The story of the Irish Labour Party’s transition from opposition to support for European integration is a fascinating one. Labour has gone from leading the campaign against membership in 1972 to leading the campaign to rescue the Treaty of Nice in 2002, a thirty-year political odyssey which sheds light on a number of important political questions. This book explores the key role played by political parties in connecting citizens to the European Union (EU), and as the EU tries to strengthen its democratic credentials, that role is going to become even more important.
It explores the complex relationship between Ireland and the EU, as the country moves from being outside the EU to one of its strongest supporters to surprisingly rejecting the Treaty of Nice. It examines the links between social democracy and European integration, as the Labour Party’s transition mirrors the path taken by many other European social democratic parties.
Above all, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Labour Party, examining its role in government and in opposition, assessing it at national and European levels, and evaluating its principles and policies. The result is an engaging and insightful treatment of an important and thought-provoking topic.
Sisneros, Anthony A. 2007 0-7734-5451-9 228 pages This work analyzes the development of Latino empowerment in Illinois. Recent events give due cause to be impressed with Latino Americanos: first, the fact that in 2003, Latinos became the United States’ largest minority; second, three Latino U.S. Senators, first-time Latino Attorney General and Secretary of Commerce, and female Mexican-born defeats incumbent native-born Hispanic and MPA graduate for a House seat in the Illinois State General Assembly are all historic events for the Latino community in America. This book is timely, considering significant population shifts in the United States which are redefining the minority, plurality, and majority status of Latinos, by utilizing data collected from voter behavior research, narrative inquiry, participant-observation, interviews, content analysis, case study analysis, case law analysis, and examinations of national and state labor force statistical data.
Jacob, Alexander 2019 1-4955-0756-4 72 pages This short monograph details the ideas of Jean-Francois Thiriart, (1922-92), and his political theory concerning the post-Cold War world. Jean-Francois Thiriart argued that the creation of unitary state containing Europe, Russia, and Central Asia would be a second player in competition with the United States. The introduction is written by Dr. Alexander Jacob.
Mammadov, Ilgar 2010 0-7734-1331-6 208 pages This study describes the geopolitical importance of Azerbaijan’s natural resources.
The argument presented includes both empirical data as well as expert opinions from diplomats.
Inbody, Joel 2022 1-4955-0974-5 256 pages From the Introduction (pg. 9):
"In this book I have made an effort to reconstruct what inequality looked like in three ancient agricultural societies: the kingdoms of Mesopotamia, China, and Egypt. The inequality I consider in these societies was not defined in terms of gold, silver, or property, but in terms of a person's diet and command of excess food and drink. In simple terms, I will argue that elites in these agricultural societies enjoyed an upper-class lifestyle because they served food and drink offerings to gods. Those offerings were produced primarily by non-elites, who believed gods dined on them But the truth is that elites divided food and drink offerings among themselves. Religion disguised the fact that feasting rituals for gods amounted to a redistribution of resources."
Oko, Okechukwu 2022 1-4955-1012-3 304 pages "This book represents a theory of civil-military relations in Nigeria from 1999, when the country returned to democratic or more appropriately to civil rule, after several years of military rule which began on 15 January, 1966. ...It describes the relation between the military establishment and the political institutions, including the civil society, media, industry and other groups. ...[W]ith the return to civil rule in 1999, efforts were made to reform the armed forces...on how to conduct their affairs under positive control of the democratic authority. One of the profound virtues of Democracy is that it aspires to subordinate the military to civilian authority and vests control of the military in civilian leaders. Thus, the military is an agent of the State, to protect the nation's territorial integrity against internal and external aggression. However, in all matters involving the security of the state, civilian leaders must have the last word." -From the author's forward
Kenney, Matthew T. 2003 0-7734-6581-2 198 pages This book examines the interplay between political values and the health and stability of today’s liberal democracies. It examines a set of core political values by drawing on the insights and arguments of leading political theorists past and present. The new democracies are represented by Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, and the established democracies by Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The study uses data from the 1990 and 1995-7 World Values Surveys. Statistical analyses provide strong support for the theoretical claims of John Rawls and others that such liberal virtues as tolerance, trust, independence, and responsibility are conducive to democratic stability and to a more robust version of citizenship that goes well beyond the unfettered pursuit of private interests. Instead, this study argues that individuals who score high on the index of liberal virtues are more likely to discuss politics, to participate in politics, to resist authority, to view democracy as the best form of governance, and to demand equality of opportunity for all. This bridging of classical normative theory and contemporary empirical analysis in this work represents a much-needed contribution to scholarship in both political theory and comparative politics.
Lang, Johannes 2022 1-4955-0957-5 174 pages From the Introduction:
"As coups go, this was a very quiet one. On July 25, 2021, Tunisian President Kais Saied spoke to the Tunisian people in what sounded like a legal lecture rather than a rousing speech. In his signature monotone cadence and archaic manner of speech, the former constitutional law professor announced his intention to dismiss the prime minister and rule by executive decree. Parliament was suspended until December 2022. Saied's government revoked the immunity of Tunisia's lawmakers, placed various officials under house arrest, and ordered the arrest of ex-president Moncef Marzouki. As jubilant Tunisians gathered to celebrate the president's decisive action, others mourned what seemed like the beginning of the end of the only remaining democracy to have emerged from the Arab Spring." (Pg. 1)
Steinfeldt, Andrew 2012 0-7734-3066-0 180 pages The book argues that the imperial presidency began, not with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but rather with Grover Cleveland. The role of the president was enlarged, and the role of congress diminished during his time in office.
Once the concept of the modern presidency is clearly defined according to its attributes, it becomes clear that it has evolutionary roots that extend to the late 19th century. An examination of Grover Cleveland’s presidencies shows that he laid the foundation for what has become the modern presidency by actions that took place during his two separated terms. He implemented civil service reform and scaled back the number of patronage appointments significantly, took steps towards building a professional bureaucracy. He also regained the independence of the presidency by pressuring Congress to repeal the Tenure of Office Act, and pioneered the form of political leadership that presidents exhibit today.
Ulloth, Dana 2022 1-4955-1038-7 140 pages [Hardcover Edition] "One of the reasons the founders created a multi-seat court was to ensure that a diversity of knowledge and opinion would help to bring balance to its opinions. With the emergence of the new originalist block, decisions have become increasingly uniform in content. ...As I read the opinions, a question arose that seemed to demand attention: To what were the originalists being faithful? Was it to the principles of the republican government defined in the Constitution, or was it to the religious content of the justice's ideology? To answer the question, it was necessary to identify two doctrines: one secular, one religious...." -from the Author's "Introduction"
Ulloth, Dana 2022 1-4955-1044-1 140 pages [Softcover Edition] "One of the reasons the founders created a multi-seat court was to ensure that a diversity of knowledge and opinion would help to bring balance to its opinions. With the emergence of the new originalist block, decisions have become increasingly uniform in content. ...As I read the opinions, a question arose that seemed to demand attention: To what were the originalists being faithful? Was it to the principles of the republican government defined in the Constitution, or was it to the religious content of the justice's ideology? To answer the question, it was necessary to identify two doctrines: one secular, one religious...." -from the Author's "Introduction"
Shin, Youngtae 2004 0-7734-6374-7 208 pages This book is about the role of women in Korean and Japanese politics over the past century. It is exceedingly rare to have a comparative analysis of politics in Japan and the Republic of Korea, which gives this book a special status. At the same time these are countries with remarkably low levels of political participation by women, so it is very important to have an analysis of the reasons for this outcome. In the 1970s women accounted for less than two percent of legislative representatives in Japan, and less than one percent in Korea; today women constitute about seven percent of the members in each legislature, but these levels are still comparatively low in the developed world: about forty-three percent of Sweden’s legislators are women, and women constitute more than 30 percent of Germany’s Bundestag; the level in the U.S. Congress is about thirteen per cent.
The explanation for this phenomenon is by no means simple, and the author traverses a complex argument beginning with the “late” industrialization of both countries, followed by long periods of military rule and excesses of nationalism in both that until relatively recently subordinated women to state-sponsored goals of rapid development and national unity, to the situation today where, at least in Korea, the role of women in politics is growing rapidly. Her account is based on numerous interviews in Korea and Japan, a deft use of public opinion polls, and a wide comparative reading in the literature on the history and politics of both countries. After examining a host of theoretical and conceptual approaches to understanding the role of women in politics, she combines an historical analysis with an examination of patriarchal culture in Japan and Korea, and then scrutinizes the way in which the two respective political systems have both formal and informal mechanisms that militate against women’s participation. Furthermore at many points in the text she makes comparative judgments concerning women’s participation in Europe and the United States.
Both Korean and Japanese history in the early 20th century were marked by women who fought multiple battles on several fronts: to get any recognition at all outside the demands of the home, to fight discrimination against any woman who would dare challenge the suffocating society-wide support for family-based patriarchy, to suffer ostracism for joining socialist groups (which tended to more open to women) or for living lives independent of men (for which they were labeled promiscuous and even a threat to national unity). Ichikawa Fusae, the founder of Japan’s Women’s Suffrage League in 1924, suffered much ridicule from the society for decades, only to be forced into supporting Japan’s wars in Asia. Korea was then a colony, not a nation, but from the early point of the massive March First Movement in 1919 right down to the present, when thousands of civic groups and NGOs co-exist in Korea’s strong civil society, women have often been the leaders of protests. This sharp contrast with Japan makes for one of the most interesting aspects of this book.
Her discussion of how the postwar Japanese political system excludes women (without necessarily intending to do so) is also particularly illuminating. The Liberal Democratic Party, in power continuously since 1955 (with one brief interruption in 1993), is made up of factions which resemble one-man political machines or groups, with strong ties of patronage and favoritism in the local areas. These virtually all-male informal networks of patron-client ties, reinforced by male bonding rituals in drinking houses all over Japan, represent a formidable barrier to the entry of women into political careers. Even civic and grass-roots organizations seeking progressive goals tend to be run by men in Japan.
On the other hand, the largest number of women representatives in the history of the Republic of Korea is seen under the system of the Revitalization Congress. However, given the nature of the Congress at the time, one can hardly say their representation had much to do with the peoples’ will. Ironically though, the long history of the dictatorial military regimes gave Korean women the opportunity to hear their own political voices, and through their participations in anti-dictatorial protest movements they gained political experiences necessary to engage in politics in the future. She interviewed and observed many women involved in grassroots political organizing; their future seems to be a comparatively bright one compared to women in Japan, who still have not found a route to significant participation in the world’s second-largest economy.
Goodlett, David E. 2007 0-7734-5398-9 208 pages This study examines the Yugoslav government’s policy on the rapidly escalating Yugoslav worker emigration from 1963-1973 through the coverage of that emigration in the major Yugoslav news media during these same years. Because the Yugoslav press contained a degree of contrasting opinion that was high relative to other Communist states during the same period, while at the same time allowing no questioning of settled policy, its coverage of this subject provides a useful window into the shifting attitudes toward worker emigration of the government and especially of President Tito. Using as sources the major Yugoslav newspapers and other periodicals, as well as dispatches from Tanjug, the Yugoslav government’s official news agency, and translations of radio broadcasts, the picture comes clearly into focus of a government struggling to manage the effects of this exodus, but unable to affect the outflow in a substantive way because it was unavoidable given the external labor markets and the policy of self-management itself.