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New and Published Books

  1. Hemingway on Politics and Rebellion

    Edited by Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Hemingway has been labeled a ‘communist sympathizer,’ ‘elitist’, and a ‘rugged individualist.’ This volume embraces the complexity of political advocacy in Hemingway’s novels and short stories. Hemingway’s characters physically, intellectually and spiritually become part of resisting current...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Democracy, Participation and Contestation

    Civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy

    Edited by Emmanuelle Avril, Johann N Neem

    Series: Democratization Studies

    The establishment of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic has not been a smooth evolution towards an idealized presumed endpoint. Far from it, democratization has been marked by setbacks and victories, a process often referred to as ‘contested democracy’. In view of recent mobilizations such as...

    Published June 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Studying Politics Today

    Critical Approaches to Political Science

    Edited by Nancy S. Love, Mark Mattern

    This book examines what political scientists are studying – and how they are doing it – in ways that could improve our world. It features scholars in political science and related fields, who are engaged in research that is more politically relevant than the work that continues to dominate the...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obama

    By Stephen Brooks

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution

    Science for Citizenship

    By Susan P. Liebell

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Should alternatives to evolution be taught in American public schools or rejected as an establishment of religion? Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution argues that accurate science education helps shape a democratic temperament. Rather than defending against Intelligent Design as religion,...

    Published August 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Race and the Politics of the Exception

    Equality, Sovereignty, and American Democracy

    By Utz McKnight

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    The traditional assumption today about race is that it is not political; that it has no political content and is a matter of individual beliefs and attitudes. In Race and the Politics of the Exception, Utz McKnight argues that race is in fact political and defines how it functions as a politics in...

    Published June 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Social Contract Theory in American Jurisprudence

    Too Much Liberty and Too Much Authority

    By Thomas R. Pope

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Despite decades of attempts and the best intentions of its members, the United States Supreme Court has failed to develop a coherent jurisprudence regarding the state’s proper relationship to the individual. Without some objective standard upon which to ground jurisprudence, decisions have moved...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. "An Empire of Ideals"

    The Chimeric Imagination of Ronald Reagan

    By Justin D. Garrison

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Justin D. Garrison provides an original and groundbreaking analysis of Ronald Reagan’s imagination as it was expressed mainly in his presidential speeches. He argues that the predominant strain of Reagan’s imagination is "chimeric," that is, imbued with a high degree of optimism, romantic...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Conservatism in the Black Community

    To the Right and Misunderstood

    By Angela K. Lewis

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    Conservatism in the Black Community examines the contemporary meanings of Black Conservatism and its influence on black political behavior, providing a basis for understanding the impact this phenomenon has on black political behavior. Lewis analyzes conservatism within the black ideological...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Dual System of Privacy Rights in the United States

    By Mary McThomas

    Series: Law, Courts and Politics

    Theoretically, the right to privacy is an individual’s right to space away from the public gaze to make life choices that are best for her or him, regardless of the beliefs of the majority. Yet the right to privacy in the United States has proven problematic for both political theorists and...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge