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  1. American Government

    Political Development and Institutional Change, 7th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    History matters. America’s past is present in all aspects of the contemporary political system. Cal Jillson uses political development and the dynamics of change as a tool to help students understand how politics works now—and how institutions, participation, and policies have evolved over time to...

    Published January 6th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History

    Edited by Robert M. Whaples, Randall E. Parker

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History aims to introduce readers to important approaches and findings of economic historians who study the modern world. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date research and are written by well-known economic historians who are authorities on their...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. In Defense of Politicians

    The Expectations Trap and Its Threat to Democracy

    By Stephen K. Medvic

    Series: Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

    Politicians are reviled. From jokes on late-night TV talk shows to radio show rants and from public opinion polls to ubiquitous conventional wisdom—politicians are among the most despised professional class in modern society. Drawing on seminal work in political science, Stephen K. Medvic...

    Published December 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Hollywood and the CIA

    Cinema, Defense and Subversion

    By Oliver Boyd Barrett, David Herrera, James A. Baumann

    Series: Media, War and Security

    This book investigates representations of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Hollywood films, and the synergies between Hollywood product, U.S. military/defense interests and U.S. foreign policy. As probably the best known of the many different intelligence agencies of the US, the CIA is an...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Political Marketing in Retrospective and Prospective

    Edited by Christine B. Williams, Bruce I. Newman

    Political marketing coalesced as a subfield in the mid-1990s, and in 2002 the Journal of Political Marketing began publication. This anniversary collection reviews the existing theory, empirical evidence and practice of political marketing and explores emerging topics and lines of inquiry within...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Jim Crow Citizenship

    Liberalism and the Southern Defense of Racial Hierarchy

    By Marek D. Steedman

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    In the late 1860s the U.S. federal government initiated the most abrupt transition from slavery to citizenship in the Americas. The transformation, of course, did not stick, but it did permanently alter the terms of American citizenship and initiated a century long struggle over the place of...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Silence of Constitutions (Routledge Revivals)

    Gaps, 'abeyances' and political temperament in the maintenance of government

    By Michael Foley

    First published in 1989, Michael’s Foley’s book deals with the ‘abeyances’ present in both written and unwritten constitutions, arguing that these gaps in the explicitness of a constitution, and the various ways they are preserved, provide the means by which constitutional conflict is continually...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Direct Democracy and Minority Rights

    A Critical Assessment of the Tyranny of the Majority in the American States

    By Daniel Lewis

    Series: Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

    This book conclusively demonstrates that direct democracy—institutions like the ballot initiative and the referendum—endangers the rights of minorities and perpetuates a tyranny of the majority. While advocates of direct democracy advocate that these institutions protect citizens from corrupt...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge