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  1. 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

  2. "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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Presidential Documents

    Words that Shaped a Nation from Washington to Obama, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Thomas J. McInerney, Fred L. Israel

    In this lively, authoritative collection, Thomas J. McInerney presents famous and lesser-known speeches, letters, and other important documents from every U.S. president from George Washington to Barack Obama. Whether printed in full or excerpted, these history-making documents are an invaluable...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Federalism, Secession, and the American State

    Divided, We Secede

    By Lawrence M. Anderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in North American Politics

    One important tradition in political science conceives of the Civil War in the United States serving as the functional equivalent of the English and French Revolutions, bringing with it the victory of liberal democratic industrialism over aristocratic agriculturalism. From this perspective, the...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Nature of Belief Systems Reconsidered

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman, Shterna Friedman

    In the foundational document of modern public-opinion research, Philip E. Converse’s "The Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics" (1964) established the U.S. public’s startling political ignorance. This volume makes Converse’s long out-of-print article available again and brings together a...

    Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Development of the American Presidency

    By Richard J. Ellis

    Our understanding of the politics of the presidency is greatly enhanced by viewing it through a developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern institution. The Development of the American Presidency pays great attention to that historical weight but is organized topically...

    Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 25th 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 8th 2011 by Routledge