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  • The day after : why America wins the war but loses the peace / Brendan R. Gallagher
    JZ 6300 G35 2019

    Since 9/11, why have we won smashing battlefield victories only to botch nearly everything that comes next? In the opening phases of war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, we mopped the floor with our enemies. But in short order, things went horribly wrong.

    We soon discovered we had no coherent plan to manage the "day after." The ensuing debacles had truly staggering consequences--many thousands of lives lost, trillions of dollars squandered, and the apparent discrediting of our foreign policy establishment. This helped set the stage for an extraordinary historical moment in which America's role in the world, along with our commitment to democracy at home and abroad, have become subject to growing doubt. With the benefit of hindsight, can we discern what went wrong? Why have we had such great difficulty planning for the aftermath of war?

    In The Day After , Brendan Gallagher--an Army lieutenant colonel with multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, and a Princeton Ph.D.--seeks to tackle this vital question. Gallagher argues there is a tension between our desire to create a new democracy and our competing desire to pull out as soon as possible. Our leaders often strive to accomplish both to keep everyone happy. But by avoiding the tough underlying decisions, it fosters an incoherent strategy. This makes chaos more likely.

    The Day After draws on new interviews with dozens of civilian and military officials, ranging from US cabinet secretaries to four-star generals. It also sheds light on how, in Kosovo, we lowered our postwar aims to quietly achieve a surprising partial success. Striking at the heart of what went wrong in our recent wars, and what we should do about it, Gallagher asks whether we will learn from our mistakes, or provoke even more disasters? Human lives, money, elections, and America's place in the world may hinge on the answer.


  • The modern Republican Party in Florida / Peter Dunbar and Mike Haridopolos
    JK2356
    Despite Florida's current reputation as a swing state, there was a time when its Republicans were the underdogs against a Democratic powerhouse. This book tells the story of how the Republican Party of Florida became the influential force it is today. Republicans briefly came to power in Florida after the Civil War but were called "carpetbaggers" and "scalawags" by residents who resented pro-Union leadership. They were so unpopular that they didn't earn official party status in the state until 1928. Peter Dunbar and Mike Haridopolos show how, due largely to a population boom in the state and a schism in the Democratic Party, Republicans slowly started to see their ranks swell. This book chronicles the paths that led to a Republican majority in both the state Senate and House in the second half of the twentieth century and highlights successful campaigns of Florida Republicans for national positions. It explores the platforms and impact of Republican governors from Claude Kirk to Ron DeSantis. It also looks at how a robust two-party system opened up political opportunities for women and minorities and how Republicans affected pressing issues such as public education, environmental preservation, and criminal justice. As the Sunshine State enters its third decade under GOP control and partisan tensions continue to mount across the country, this book provides a timely history of the modern political era in Florida and a careful analysis of challenges the Republican Party faces in a state situated at the epicenter of the nation's politics.

  • The Idea of Presidential Representation An Intellectual and Political History / Jeremy D. Bailey
    JK 516 B35 2019
    Does the president represent the entire nation? Or does he speak for core partisans and narrow constituencies? The Federalist Papers , the electoral college, history and circumstance from the founders' time to our own: all factor in theories of presidential representation, again and again lending themselves to different interpretations. This back-and-forth, Jeremy D. Bailey contends, is a critical feature, not a flaw, in American politics. Arriving at a moment of great debate over the nature and exercise of executive power, Bailey's history offers an invaluable, remarkably relevant analysis of the intellectual underpinnings, political usefulness, and practical merits of contending ideas of presidential representation over time.

    Among scholars, a common reading of political history holds that the founders, aware of the dangers of demagogy, created a singularly powerful presidency that would serve as a check on the people's representatives in Congress; then, this theory goes, the Progressives, impatient with such a counter-majoritarian approach, reformed the presidency to better reflect the people's will--and, they reasoned, advance the public good. The Idea of Presidential Representation challenges this consensus, offering a more nuanced view of the shifting relationship between the president and the American people. Implicit in this pattern, Bailey tells us, is another equivocal relationship--that between law and public opinion as the basis for executive power in republican constitutionalism. Tracing these contending ideas from the framers time to our own, his book provides both a history and a much-needed context for our understanding of presidential representation in light of the modern presidency. In The Idea of Presidential Representation Bailey gives us a new and useful sense of an enduring and necessary feature of our politics.

  • Napoleon III and the working class; a study of government propaganda under the Second Empire [by] David I. Kulstein
    JN 2652 K84

  • Les magistrats du Parlement de Paris au XVIIIe siècle / François Blucḩ ; préface d'Emmanuel Le
    JN 2428 B63 1986

  • Making peace with referendums : Cyprus and Northern Ireland / Joana Amaral
    JZ 5538 A428 2019eb

  • Political and administrative setup of union territories in India / Sudhir Kumar
    JQ 298.8 K86 1991

  • Electronic voting : 4th International Joint Conference, E-Vote-ID 2019, Bregenz, Austria, October 1-4, 2019, Proceedings / Robert Krimmer, Melanie Volkamer, Veronique Cortier, Bernhard Beckert, Ralf Küsters, Uwe Serdült, David Duenas-Cid (eds.)
    JF1032

  • Epistemic governance : social change in the modern world / Pertti Alasuutari, Ali Qadir
    JF 1525 P6A43 2019

  • Shifting forms of continental colonialism unfinished struggles and tensions / Dittmar Schorkowitz, John R. Chávez, Ingo W. Schröder, editors
    JC359

  • Discourse Analysis and European Union Politics Kennet Lynggaard
    JN30

  • Shaping parliamentary democracy collected memories from the European Parliament / Alfredo De Feo, Michael Shackleton, editors
    JN36

  • The psychology of micro-targeted election campaigns Jens Koed Madsen
    JA74.5

  • The SALT handbook / edited by Michael B. Donley
    JX 1974.75 S157

  • Presidential leadership; personality and political style [by] Erwin C. Hargrove
    JK 516 H28

  • Liberal city, conservative state : Moscow and Russia's urban crisis, 1906-1914 / Robert W. Thurston
    JS 6082 T48 1987
    Between 1906 and the outbreak of World War I, Moscow was the locale of great uncertainty and experimentation. Moscow's liberal leaders sought social and political stability for their city following the violence of the 1905 revolution by offering attractive programs in education, employment,housing and other areas to Moscow's unruly lower classes. They were countered in their efforts, however, by central authorities of the Old Regime, who feared the political effects of these programs and stressed social rigidity. Liberal City, Conservative State examines the resulting clash betweenthe city and the state as it brought to the surface and exacerbated the deep tensions plaguing Russia by the eve of World War I. It focuses on the roots of this dispute, juxtaposing the Old Regime's rural background and orientation with the urban concerns of Moscow's liberals, and sees the state'sessential failure in its inability to come to terms with the realities of urban life and growth. Providing new perspectives and insights into Russian liberalism, the scope and urgency of urban problems, and the importance of tsarist ideology in conditioning development after 1905, Moscow's storysheds light on the unsolved dilemmas and contradictions that pushed Russia inexorably toward revolution.

  • Revolutionary transformation in the Arab world : Habash and his comrades from nationalism to Marxism / Walid W. Kazziha
    JQ 1850 A98 Q394 1975b

  • La sociologie du nationalisme : relations, cognition, comparaisons et processus / Frédérick Guillaume Dufour
    JC 311 D83 2019

  • The spirit vs. the souls : Max Weber, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the politics of scholarship / Christopher A. McAuley
    JA 76 M39 2019

  • Population growth, social segregation, and voting behavior in Lima, Peru, 1940-2016 / Henry A. Dietz
    JL 3492 D44 2019

  • Continuity and change after Indonesia's reforms : contributions to an ongoing assessment / edited by Max Lane
    JQ 776 C66 2019

    "This book addresses one of the most crucial questions in Southeast Asia: did the election in Indonesia in 2014 of a seemingly populist-oriented president alter the hegemony of the political and economic elites? Was it the end of the paradox that the basic social contradictions in the country's substantial capitalist development were not reflected in organized politics by any independent representation of subordinated groups, in spite of democratization? Beyond simplified frameworks, grounded scholars have now come together to discuss whether and how a new Indonesian politics has evolved in a number of crucial fields. Their critical insights are a valuable contribution to the study of this question."

    Professor Olle T rnquist, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

    "A most valuable book for understanding the underpinnings of Indonesian politics in 2019 and beyond. A great range of themes are included: political parties, ideologies, political Islam, leadership legitimacy, the political middle class, the politics of centre-local relations, corruption, limited foreign policy reform, Papua, and youth activism. The book has eleven chapters, mostly by Indonesia-based analysts, plus a couple of wise old hands. Max Lane's overview chapter is excellent."

    Professor David Reeve, School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales


  • The border and its bodies : the embodiment of risk along the U.S.-México line / edited by Thomas E. Sheridan and Randall H. McGuire
    JV 6475 B67 2019

  • Decolonising peacebuilding : managing conflict from Northern Ireland to Sri Lanka and beyond / by Chamindra Weerawardhana
    JZ 5538 W44 2018eb

  • On the people's terms : a republican theory and model of democracy / Philip Pettit
    JC 423 P432 2012
    According to republican theory, we are free persons to the extent that we are protected and secured in the same fundamental choices, on the same public basis, as one another. But there is no public protection or security without a coercive state. Does this mean that any freedom we enjoy is a superficial good that presupposes a deeper, political form of subjection? Philip Pettit addresses this crucial question in On the People's Terms. He argues that state coercion will not involve individual subjection or domination insofar as we enjoy an equally shared form of control over those in power. This claim may seem utopian but it is supported by a realistic model of the institutions that might establish such democratic control. Beginning with a fresh articulation of republican ideas, Pettit develops a highly original account of the rationale of democracy, breathing new life into democratic theory.

  • Political legitimacy / edited by Jack Knight and Melissa Schwartzberg
    JC 497 P637 2019

    Essays on the political, legal, and philosophical dimensions of political legitimacy.

    Scholars, journalists, and politicians today worry that the world's democracies are facing a crisis of legitimacy. Although there are key challenges facing democracy--including concerns about electoral interference, adherence to the rule of law, and the freedom of the press--it is not clear that these difficulties threaten political legitimacy. Such ambiguity derives in part from the contested nature of the concept of legitimacy, and from disagreements over how to measure it.

    This volume reflects the cutting edge of responses to these perennial questions, drawing, in the distinctive NOMOS fashion, from political science, philosophy, and law. Contributors address fundamental philosophical questions such as the nature of public reasons of authority, as well as urgent concerns about contemporary democracy, including whether "animus" matters for the legitimacy of President Trump's travel ban, barring entry for nationals from six Muslim-majority nations, and the effect of fundamental transitions within the moral economy, such as the decline of labor unions. Featuring twelve essays from leading scholars, Political Legitimacy is an important and timely addition to the NOMOS series.


  • Clear and present safety : the world has never been better and why that matters to Americans / Michael A. Cohen and Micah Zenko
    JK 275 C645 2019
    An eye-opening look at the history of national security fear-mongering in America and how it distracts citizens from the issues that really matter

    What most frightens the average American? Terrorism. North Korea. Iran. But what if none of these are probable or consequential threats to America? What if the world today is safer, freer, wealthier, healthier, and better educated than ever before? What if the real dangers to Americans are noncommunicable diseases, gun violence, drug overdoses--even hospital infections? In this compelling look at what they call the "Threat‑Industrial Complex," Michael A. Cohen and Micah Zenko explain why politicians, policy analysts, academics, and journalists are misleading Americans about foreign threats and ignoring more serious national security challenges at home. Cohen and Zenko argue that we should ignore Washington's threat‑mongering and focus instead on furthering extraordinary global advances in human development and economic and political cooperation. At home, we should focus on that which actually harms us and undermines our quality of life: substandard schools and healthcare, inadequate infrastructure, gun violence, income inequality, and political paralysis.

  • Emigrants and exiles : Ireland and the Irish exodus to North America / Kerby A. Miller
    JV 7711 Z79U55 1985
    The first "translantic" history of the Irish, Emigrants and Exiles promises to become a landmark in our understanding of this important emigration movement.
    From the early 1600s to the early 1900s, no fewer than seven million people emigrated from Ireland to north America. This vast flow amounted to much more than mere numbers: it at once reflected and compelled enormous social changes on both sides of the Atlantic. Emigrants and Exiles chronicles the momentous causes of the Irish emigration and its far-reaching impact--on the people themselves, on the land they left behind, and on the new one they came to.
    Drawing on enormous original research, Kerby Miller focuses on the thought and behavior of the "ordinary" Irish emigrants, Catholic and Protestant, as revealed in their personal letters, diaries, journals and memoirs as well as in their songs, poems, and folklore. He finds that while many were eager newcomers to "the land of promise," many more saw themselves as involuntary "exiles" who had been forced to leave Ireland by cruel fate or British oppression. The exile mentality, Miller shows, was deeply rooted in Irish history, culture, and personality, and it profoundly affected the traumatic course of modern Irish history even as it shaped the Irish-American experience in very particular ways. The impressive scope of Miller's work embraces all the successive waves of Irish emigration, and he fills the book with rich human detail.
    About the Author:Kerby A. Miller is Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

  • The United States and Canada : how two democracies differ and why it matters / Paul J. Quirk, editor
    JK 1726 U563 2019
    The United States and Canada share the longest border in the world, maintain one of the closest alliances, and are notably similar in many ways. Yet the two countries also have important differences, including sharply contrasting political institutions. In The United States and Canada, Paul J.Quirk has gathered a distinguished cast of contributors to present an integrated comparative examination of the political systems of the United States and Canada-with special attention to the effects of political institutions and their interaction with political values, geographic and demographicfactors, and other influences. The volume explores the differences between the American presidential (or separation-of-powers) system and the Canadian parliamentary system-focusing on electoral and party systems, executive leadership and the legislative process, bureaucratic influence, andfederalism. It proceeds to examine patterns of governance in a wide range of issue areas: economic policy; climate-change policy; healthcare policy; civil rights/integration and immigration; and abortion and gay rights. A sweeping comparative account, this volume serves as an authoritative guide foranyone interested in why the two countries differ and where they might be headed.

  • The unitary presidency / Graham G. Dodds
    JK 516 D63 2020

    The theory of the unitary executive is one of the most controversial and significant constitutional doctrines of the past several decades. It holds that the U.S. president alone embodies all executive power and therefore has unlimited ability to direct the many people and institutions within the federal government's vast executive branch. It thus justifies the president's prerogative to organize the executive branch and to direct its activities, to tell executive personnel what to do and to fire them if desired, to control the flow of information, and to issue signing statements that make judgments about constitutionality and determine the extent to which laws will be implemented. In some versions, it also endorses implied or inherent powers and permits the president to completely control foreign policy and military action.

    Proponents say this conception of the presidential office is faithful to the Constitution, facilitates the sort of energetic executive that Alexander Hamilton argued for, and enhances administrative efficacy and political accountability for governance. Critics say this arrangement is constitutionally inaccurate, is belied by historical practice and legal precedents, and is dangerously close to the monarchical power that provoked the American Revolution - and can be especially threatening in the era of Donald Trump.

    This book examines how controversies about unitary executive power have played out from the founding era to the present day with a focus on recent presidents, it explores arguments both for and against the unitary executive theory, and it looks ahead to future implications for American politics.


  • The immigrant rights movement : the battle over national citizenship / Walter J. Nicholls
    JV 6483 N52 2019

    In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, liberal outcry over ethnonationalist views promoted a vision of America as a nation of immigrants. Given the pervasiveness of this rhetoric, it can be easy to overlook the fact that the immigrant rights movement began in the US relatively recently. This book tells the story of its grassroots origins, through its meteoric rise to the national stage.

    Starting in the 1990s, the immigrant rights movement slowly cohered over the demand for comprehensive federal reform of immigration policy. Activists called for a new framework of citizenship, arguing that immigrants deserved legal status based on their strong affiliation with American values. During the Obama administration, leaders were granted unprecedented political access and millions of dollars in support. The national spotlight, however, came with unforeseen pressures--growing inequalities between factions and restrictions on challenging mainstream views. Such tradeoffs eventually shattered the united front. The Immigrant Rights Movement tells the story of a vibrant movement to change the meaning of national citizenship, that ultimately became enmeshed in the system that it sought to transform.


  • Unaccompanied young migrants : identity, care and justice / edited by Sue Clayton, Anna Gupta and Katie Willis
    JV 6344 U52 2019
    This book presents a close look at young people who migrate, without adult accompaniment, to more economically developed countries either as asylum-seekers or trafficked labor. Though they arrive in their new countries as children, eventually they will be adults, at which point they will be criminally liable in immigration court, potentially facing forced removal. What identities do these young people have or acquire? What narratives do they present, and into what framework of culture, care, and legislation are they placed? And what does the treatment of this group tell us about legal and care infrastructures, and the cultural pre-suppositions on which they depend?

  • Creating a constitution : law, democracy, and growth in ancient Athens / Federica Carugati
    JC 73 C369 2019

    A comprehensive account of how the Athenian constitution was created--with lessons for contemporary constitution-building

    We live in an era of constitution-making. More than half of the world's constitutions have been drafted in the past half-century. Yet, one question still eludes theorists and practitioners alike: how do stable, growth-enhancing constitutional structures emerge and endure? In Creating a Constitution , Federica Carugati argues that ancient Athens offers a unique laboratory for exploring this question. Because the city-state was reasonably well-documented, smaller than most modern nations, and simpler in its institutional makeup, the case of Athens reveals key factors of successful constitution-making that are hard to flesh out in more complex settings.

    Carugati demonstrates that the institutional changes Athens undertook in the late fifth century BCE, after a period of war and internal strife, amounted to a de facto constitution. The constitution restored stability and allowed the democracy to flourish anew. The analysis of Athens's case reveals the importance of three factors for creating a successful constitution: first, a consensus on a set of shared values capable of commanding long-term support; second, a self-enforcing institutional structure that reflects those values; and, third, regulatory mechanisms for policymaking that enable tradeoffs of inclusion to foster growth without jeopardizing stability.

    Uniquely combining institutional analysis, political economy, and history, Creating a Constitution is a compelling account of how political and economic goals that we normally associate with Western developed countries were once achieved through different institutional arrangements.


  • Interdisciplinary approaches to human rights : history, politics, practice / edited by Rajini Srikanth and Elora Halim Chowdhury
    JC 571 I574 2019

    Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights: History, Politics, Practiceis an edited collection that brings together analyses of human rights work from multiple disciplines. Within the academic sphere, this book will garner interest from scholars who are invested in human rights as a field of study, as well as those who research, and are engaged in, the praxis of human rights.

    Referring to the historical and cross-cultural study of human rights, the volume engages with disciplinary debates in political philosophy, gender and women's studies, Global South/Third World studies, international relations, psychology, and anthropology. At the same time, the authors employ diverse methodologies including oral history, theoretical and discourse analysis, ethnography, and literary and cinema studies. Within the field of human rights studies, this book attends to the critical academic gap on interdisciplinary and praxis-based approaches to the field, as opposed to a predominantly legalistic focus, drawing from case studies from a wide range of contexts in the Global South, including Bangladesh, Colombia, Haiti, India, Mexico, Palestine, and Sudan, as well as from Australia and the United States in the Global North.

    For students who will go on to become researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and activists, this collection of essays will demonstrate the multifaceted landscape of human rights and the multiple forces (philosophical, political, cultural, economic, historical) that affect it.


  • Shaping the metropolis : institutions and urbanization in the United States and Canada / Zack Taylor
    JS 1710 T39 2019
    Rising income inequality and concentrated poverty threaten the social sustainability of North American cities. Suburban growth endangers sensitive ecosystems, water supplies, and food security. Existing urban infrastructure is crumbling while governments

  • Next stop execution / the autobiography of Oleg Gordievsky
    JN 6529 I6 G67 2018

  • Governing diversity : migrant integration and multiculturalism in North America and Europe / edited by Andrea Rea, Emmanuelle Bribosia, Isabelle Rorive, Djordje Sredanovic
    JV 6342 G68 2018

  • New perspectives on the history of gender and empire : comparative and global approaches / edited by Ulrike Lindner and Dörte Lerp
    JC 359 N48 2018
    New Perspectives on the History of Gender and Empire extends our understanding of the gendered workings of empires, colonialism and imperialism, taking up recent impulses from gender history, new imperial history and global history. The authors apply new theoretical and methodological approaches to historical case studies around the globe in order to redefine the complex relationship between gender and empire. The chapters deal not only with 'typical' colonial empires like the British Empire, but also with those less well-studied, such as the German, Russian, Italian and U.S. empires. They focus on various imperial formations, from colonies in Africa or Asia to settler colonial settings like Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, to imperial peripheries like the Dodecanese or the Black Sea Steppe. The book deals with key themes such as intimacy, sexuality and female education, as well as exploring new aspects like the complex marriage regimes some empires developed or the so-called 'servant debates'. It also presents several ways in which imperial formations were structured by gender and other categories like race, class, caste, sexuality, religion, and citizenship. Offering new reflections on the intimate and personal aspects of gender in imperial activities and relationships, this is an important volume for students and scholars of gender studies and imperial and colonial history.

  • The rebirth of classical political rationalism : an introduction to the thought of Leo Strauss : essays and lectures / by Leo Strauss ; selected and introduced by Thomas L. Pangle
    JA 81 S756 1989
    This concise and accessible introduction to Strauss's thought provides, for wider audience, a bridge to his more complex theoretical work. Editor Pangle has gathered five of Strauss's previously unpublished lectures and five hard-to-find published writings and has arranged them so as to demonstrate the systematic progression of the major themes that underlay Strauss's mature work.

    "[These essays] display the incomparable insight and remarkable range of knowledge that set Strauss's works apart from any other twentieth-century philosopher's."--Charles R. Kesler, National Review

  • Research and writing in international relations / Sharon Spray, Elon University, Laura Roselle, Elon University
    JZ 1234 S68 2016

    Research and Writing in International Relations offers the step-by-step guidance and the essential resources needed to compose political science papers that go beyond description and into systematic and sophisticated inquiry.

    This text focuses on areas where students often need help-finding a topic, developing a question, reviewing the literature, designing research, and last, writing the paper. Including current and detailed coverage on how to start research in the discipline's major subfields, Research and Writing in International Relations gives students a classroom-tested approach that leads to better research and writing in introductory and advanced courses.

Updated: Monday 11 November 2019
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