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Featured Books

Prisms of the People

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Hahrie Han

Power Shifts

Congress and Presidential Representation

John A. Dearborn


Imaginary Jobs, Bulldozed Homes, and the Sacking of Local Government

Lawrence Tabak

Diversity’s Child

People of Color and the Politics of Identity

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African American Political Thought

A Collected History

Melvin L. Rogers

Catalog Titles

    American Politics and Government

      Mama Might Be Better Off Dead
      Why Parties Matter
      Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus
      The Obligation Mosaic
      The Death Gap
      Local Interests
      Combative Politics
      Cancel Wars
      Making Social Welfare Policy in America
      Legislative Style
      How States Shaped Postwar America
      How the Tea Party Captured the GOP
      Liberty Power
      Hope and Scorn
      Intimate States
      Dynamic Democracy
      Shaped by the State
      The Myth of the Imperial Presidency
      Persuasion in Parallel
      The Politics of Resentment
      Direct Deliberative Democracy
      The Limits of Party
      Knowledge Regulation and National Security in Postwar America
      Racial Resentment in the Political Mind
      Not in Our Lifetimes
      Power Shifts
      Racial Stasis
      State Constitutional Politics
      Making Constituencies
      The Toddler in Chief
      Changing Their Minds?
      Prisoners of Their Premises
      Gossip Men
      The Structure of Policy Change
      Fair Share
      Citizen Brown
      Political Perversion
      Who Wants to Run?
      Prisms of the People
      A War for the Soul of America, Second Edition
      How Policies Make Interest Groups
      A Troubled Birth
      The Increasingly United States
      Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy
      Presidents and Parties in the Public Mind
      Congress and the First Civil Rights Era, 1861-1918
      The Great Broadening
      The Browning of the New South
      Radical American Partisanship
      America’s Inequality Trap
      Neither Liberal nor Conservative
      Strategic Party Government
      Dynamic Partisanship
      Fascism Comes to America
      A World of Homeowners
      Moral Politics
      Picturing Political Power
      Congress Overwhelmed
      A Righteous Smokescreen
      Good Enough for Government Work
      Our Common Bonds
      Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy
      From Politics to the Pews
      Uncivil Agreement
      City of Newsmen
      Arthur Vandenberg
      Conservative Innovators
      Rivalry and Reform
      A Conspiratorial Life
      No Longer Outsiders
      Religious Liberty and the American Founding
      Enchanted America
      Discerning Experts
      Billionaires and Stealth Politics
      Democracy in America?
      Bending the Rules
      The World Is Our Stage
      Campaign Finance and American Democracy
      Diversity’s Child
      Congress in Reverse
      More Than a Feeling
      The Origins of the Dual City
      No Home for You Here
      The Nation That Never Was
      The Polarizers
      The Congressional Endgame
      Madison’s Nightmare
      Race to the Bottom
      A Drop of Treason
      When Bad Things Happen to Privileged People
      Learning One’s Native Tongue
      The Opening of the American Mind
      Legacies of Losing in American Politics
      We Have Not a Government
      The Border Within
      Welcoming New Americans?
      Living in the Future
      The Politics of Petulance

      International Studies

        Black Wave
        Iran, Islam and Democracy
        Sacred Mandates
        The Face of Peace
        A Thousand Steps to Parliament
        Living Politics in South Africa’s Urban Shacklands
        Currency Statecraft
        House of Mirrors
        Hollywood in Havana
        The Price of Prestige
        Narrowing the Channel
        The Struggle for Inclusion
        They Thought They Were Free
        Grand Strategy from Truman to Trump
        Our Latest Longest War
        The Gateway to the Pacific
        Delivering on Promises
        Organizing Democracy
        The Defence of Constitutionalism
        Poisonous Skies
        Law and the Economy in a Young Democracy
        Carbon Technocracy
        Capitalism and the Emergence of Civic Equality in Eighteenth-Century France
        Greening the Alliance
        Universal Declaration of Human Rights
        Authoritarian Apprehensions

        Political Thought and Theory

          Difference without Domination
          Justice by Means of Democracy
          A Political Economy of Justice
          America’s Philosopher
          Aristotle’s "Art of Rhetoric"
          Sophistry and Political Philosophy
          The Perils of Invention
          Digital Technology and Democratic Theory
          Torture and Dignity
          Confronting Totalitarian Minds
          Shakespeare’s Roman Trilogy
          Shakespeare’s Rome
          Creating Political Presence
          The Curious One
          The Government of Desire
          Thought under Threat
          On the Spirit of Rights
          Democratize Work
          The Challenge of Nietzsche
          "Discourse and Truth" and "Parresia"
          The Liberalism of Care
          Rousseau, Nietzsche, and the Image of the Human
          Poetic Justice
          To Live Is to Resist
          The Paradox of Democracy
          Nietzsche’s Final Teaching
          Anarchy—In a Manner of Speaking
          Conventional Realism and Political Inquiry
          Value, Conflict, and Order
          Wrong Turnings
          Critique of Freedom
          Arendt and America
          How We Became Our Data
          Dangerous Counsel
          The Rise of Common-Sense Conservatism
          Sovereignty, Inc.
          Political Philosophy and the Challenge of Revealed Religion
          What is Nietzsche’s Zarathustra?
          Justice Is an Option
          Visions of Freedom
          Politics for Everybody
          Polling UnPacked
          The Daily Thomas Paine
          Reason and Character
          Socrates Founding Political Philosophy in Xenophon’s "Economist", "Symposium", and "Apology"
          The Socratic Way of Life
          Living in Problematicity
          Inventing the Ties That Bind
          Ethics and the Orator
          How Democracies Live
          An Education in Judgment
          African American Political Thought
          Private Virtues, Public Vices
          Demos Assembled
          Herodotus in the Anthropocene
          The Return of Resentment
          Rousseau’s Reader
          Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization
          Rule Breaking and Political Imagination
          States of Terror
          Becoming Political
          Hobbes’s Kingdom of Light
          Modern Isonomy
          Leo Strauss on Hegel
          Leo Strauss on Nietzsche’s "Thus Spoke Zarathustra"
          Leo Strauss on Political Philosophy
          Toward "Natural Right and History"
          Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe
          American Exceptionalism
          Teachers of the People
          Machiavelli’s Politics

          Politics and Economics

            The Economic Other
            Plowshares into Swords
            Capitalism and Freedom
            Probable Justice
            Migration and Health
            Law, Legislation, and Liberty, Volume 19
            Clashing over Commerce
            The Mismeasure of Progress
            Bourgeois Equality
            The Problem of Jobs
            Milton Friedman and Economic Debate in the United States, 1932–1972, Volume 1
            Milton Friedman and Economic Debate in the United States, 1932–1972, Volume 2
            Rethinking America’s Highways
            Free Public Transit
            Marx’s Dream
            Money, Power, and the People
            Democracy Declined
            Deconstructing the Monolith
            Fully Grown

            Politics and Law

              Untrodden Ground
              Patents for Power
              Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling
              The Federal Impeachment Process
              On the Outside
              The Search for Justice
              Union by Law
              Sincerely Held
              Patent Politics
              Courting the Abyss
              Antitrust Law, Second Edition
              Flunking Democracy
              Islam and the Rule of Justice
              How to Do Things with Legal Doctrine
              The Conspiracy Trial of the Chicago Seven
                The Moral Conflict of Law and Neuroscience
                Confronting Torture
                Reclaiming Fair Use
                Beyond the Usual Beating
                The Rise and Fall of Morris Ernst, Free Speech Renegade
                Prohibition, the Constitution, and States’ Rights
                Rights on Trial
                Wildlife as Property Owners
                None of Your Damn Business
                Radical Enfranchisement in the Jury Room and Public Life
                Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries
                CEO Leadership
                Just Words
                The Corporate Contract in Changing Times
                The Aliites
                Slices and Lumps
                The Conservative Case for Class Actions
                Constructing Basic Liberties
                States of Exception in American History
                How to Save a Constitutional Democracy
                Liberal Suppression
                Policing Welfare
                Artistic License
                Confident Pluralism
                Islands of Sovereignty
                Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. and Legal Logic
                International Bankruptcy
                Reclaiming Accountability
                Executing Freedom
                The Reconstruction Amendments
                The Reconstruction Amendments
                The Making of Environmental Law
                America, Compromised
                Democracy and Dysfunction
                Vice Patrol
                The Discourse of Police Interviews
                Union by Law
                Reflections on the Making of the Modern Law of the Sea
                Building a Revolutionary State
                Last Resort
                Cooperation without Submission
                The Hollow Hope
                Power on the Inside
                The Sit-Ins
                Building the Prison State
                Dawn at Mineral King Valley
                Speaking for the Dying
                Justice Scalia
                Church State Corporation
                A Ministry of Presence
                Sorting Sexualities
                Crime Dot Com
                Issues in Law and Economics
                Lawsuits in a Market Economy


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