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  1. Obama and Race

    History, Culture, Politics

    Edited by Richard H King

    In this collection, academics from both sides of the Atlantic analyze the confluence of a politician, a process, and a problem - Barack Obama, the 2008 US presidential election, and the 'problem' of race in contemporary America. The special focus falls upon Barack Obama himself, who...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge

  2. A Citizen’s Guide to American Ideology

    Conservatism and Liberalism in Contemporary Politics

    By Morgan Marietta

    Series: Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

    Conservatives and Liberals often resort to cartoon images of the opposing ideology, relying on broadly defined caricatures to illustrate their opposition. To help us get past these stereotypes, this short, punchy book explains the two dominant political ideologies in America today, providing a...

    Published October 26th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Islam in the Eyes of the West

    Images and Realities in an Age of Terror

    Edited by Tareq Y. Ismael, Andrew Rippin

    From the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York to the Madrid and London bombings of 2004 and 2005, the presence of Muslim communities in the West has generated security issues and major political concern. The government, the media, and the general public have raised questions...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Black Politics Today

    The Era of Socioeconomic Transition

    By Theodore J. Davis Jr.

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    The late 1980s ushered in a new era of black politics, the socioeconomic transition era. Coming on the heels of the protest era and politics era, the current stage is characterized by the emergence of a new black middle class that came of age after the Civil Rights struggle. Although class still...

    Published September 26th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Pathways to Polling

    Crisis, Cooperation and the Making of Public Opinion Professions

    By Amy Fried

    In midcentury America, the public opinion polling enterprise faced a crisis of legitimacy. Every major polling firm predicted a win for Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election—and of course they all got it wrong. This failure generated considerable criticisms of polling and...

    Published August 26th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Understanding U.S.-Latin American Relations

    Theory and History

    By Mark Eric Williams

    This book examines U.S.–Latin American relations from an historical, contemporary, and theoretical perspective. By drawing examples from the distant and more recent past—and interweaving history with theory—Williams illustrates the enduring principles of International Relations theory and provides...

    Published August 17th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Barack Obama and the Politics of Redemption

    By Stanley A. Renshon

    Every new president raises many questions in the public mind. Because Barack Obama was a relative newcomer to the national political scene, he raised more questions than most. Would he prove to be a pragmatic centrist or would his politics of hope ultimately flounder on the rocky shoals of America’...

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Cases in Congressional Campaigns

    Riding the Wave, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Randall E. Adkins, David A. Dulio

    After Barack Obama’s historic 2008 victory, Democrats were riding high. But a number of tough fights on policy initiatives, coupled with an economy struggling to recover, put Democrats in a difficult position leading up to the 2010 congressional elections. With nearly all the electoral gains...

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Political Women

    The Women's Movement, Political Institutions, the Battle for Women's Suffrage and the ERA

    By Alana Jeydel

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    Under what conditions are political elites responsive to social movements, and when do social movements gain access to political elites? This book explores this question with regard to the women's movement in the US, asking under what conditions are Congress and the presidency responsive to the...

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Federalism and the Making of America

    By David Brian Robertson

    Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation’s past, present, and future. Federalism—the division of government authority between the national government and the states—affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. In this nuanced and...

    Published August 9th 2011 by Routledge