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New and Published Books

  1. Ronald Reagan

    Champion of Conservative America

    By James H. Broussard

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Few politicians in recent American history are as well-known as Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. president. An iconic leader, Reagan shifted the direction of American politics toward a newly vigorous conservatism. Though he began his career as a New Deal liberal, by the end of the 1950s, Reagan had...

    Published September 18th 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. US Arms Policies Towards the Shah's Iran

    By Stephen McGlinchey

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book reconstructs and explains the arms relationship that successive U.S. administrations developed with the Shah of Iran between 1950 and 1979. This relationship has generally been neglected in the extant literature leading to a series of omissions and distortions in the historical record....

    Published June 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. North Korea - US Relations under Kim Jong II

    The Quest for Normalization?

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book analyses North Korea’s foreign policy towards the United States during the Kim Jong Il era. Throughout these years, North Korea sought but failed to normalise diplomatic relations with the United States. Making use of theories of bargaining and learning in International Relations, the...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. American Trade Politics and the Triumph of Globalism

    By Orin Kirshner

    Series: Foreign Policy Analysis

    A deep and unresolved tension exists within American trade politics between the nation’s promotion of an open world trading system and the operations of its democratic domestic political regime. Whereas most scholarly attention has focused on how domestic politics has interfered with the United...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Perspectives on American Government

    Readings in Political Development and Institutional Change, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Cal Jillson, David Brian Robertson

    The second edition of this much-admired book offers an accessible and coherent selection of readings illustrating for students the depth and contours of how American politics has developed over time. Grounded in foundational debates, classic political science scholarship, and the best contemporary...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The United States, Iraq and the Kurds

    Shock, Awe and Aftermath

    By Mohammed Shareef

    Series: Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

    This book provides a descriptive and analytical narrative of the evolution of US foreign policy towards Iraq at the supra-national (global), national (Arab Iraq) and sub-national (Iraqi Kurdistan) levels. The book is unique in that it presents a sophisticated insight into the two major components...

    Published February 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Liberty and Union

    A Constitutional History of the United States, volume 1

    By Edgar J. McManus, Tara Helfman

    This, the first of two volumes of Liberty and Union, is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Anglo-American origins of the Constitution through the colonial and antebellum periods, to the Civil War and the consequent restructuring of the nation. Written in a clear...

    Published December 17th 2013 by Routledge