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Southern Political Science Association (SPSA14)

Attending SPSA this year? So are we. Come and take a look at the Routledge stand for books, journals and discounts!

January 9th – 11th, 2014
Hyatt Regency
New Orleans, LA 70113
 

Take a look at some of the titles that will be featured this year:

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Featured Books at this Event

  1. Predisposed

    Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences

    By John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith, John R. Alford

    Buried in many people and operating largely outside the realm of conscious thought are forces inclining us toward liberal or conservative political convictions. Our biology predisposes us to see and understand the world in different ways, not always reason and the careful consideration of facts....

    Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Something's in the Air

    Race, Crime, and the Legalization of Marijuana

    Edited by Katherine Tate, James Lance Taylor, Mark Q. Sawyer

    America’s drug laws have always exerted an unequal and unfair toll on Blacks and Latinos, who are arrested more often than Whites for the possession of illegal drugs and given harsher sentences. In this volume, contributors ask how would marijuana legalization affect communities of color? Is...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Texas Politics

    Governing the Lone Star State, 4th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    The fourth edition of this popular text is now expanded to better fit the needs of a standalone Texas Politics course. Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most even-handed, readable,...

    Published July 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. New Directions in Media and Politics

    Edited by Travis N. Ridout

    Series: New Directions in American Politics

    The field of media and politics is quickly changing as society transforms and new technologies develop continuously. Academic research in the area is rapidly breaking new ground to keep pace with the prolific media developments. This innovative, up-to-date text moves beyond rudimentary concepts and...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Interest Groups in American Politics

    Pressure and Power, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony J. Nownes

    Americans rail against so-called special interests but at the same time many members of society are themselves represented in one form or another by organized groups trying to affect the policymaking progress. This concise but thorough text demonstrates that interest groups are involved in the...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Thinking About Congress

    Essays on Congressional Change

    By Lawrence C. Dodd

    Observing the polarized, debilitating politics of today’s Congress, one wonders whether change is possible on Capitol Hill. In Thinking about Congress, Lawrence Dodd reminds us that Congress seemed equally intransigent at times the past, yet change and rejuvenation came. Reading his classic essays,...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The American Political Economy

    Institutional Evolution of Market and State, 2nd Edition

    By Marc Allen Eisner

    Policy debates are often grounded within the conceptual confines of a state-market dichotomy, as though the two existed in complete isolation. In this innovative text, Marc Allen Eisner portrays the state and the market as inextricably linked, exploring the variety of institutions subsumed by the...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Policies and Issues

    Edited by Robert A. Dibie

    Series: Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics

    Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Policies and Issues presents tools and concepts about environmental policies in several developed and developing countries. It explores a broad survey of ecological modernization theory, ecological feminism theory, environmental justice theory, the concept...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. American Identity in the Age of Obama

    Edited by Amílcar Antonio Barreto, Richard L. O’Bryant

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    The election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States has opened a new chapter in the country’s long and often tortured history of inter-racial and inter-ethnic relations. Many relished in the inauguration of the country’s first African American president — an event foreseen by...

    Published November 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  11. Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazil

    By Hernán F. Gómez Bruera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    While scholars, activists and pundits from around the world have heralded the Lula years as a breakthrough for poverty reduction and the forthcoming emergence of Brazil as a dynamic economic superpower, many of their counterparts in the country as well as a number of Brazilianists elsewhere, have...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War

    Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain

    By Michael Yahuda

    Since the end of the Cold War China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia the way they both compete and cooperate with each other and the way they conduct their relations in the new era...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  13. The 1980 Presidential Election

    Ronald Reagan and the Shaping of the American Conservative Movement

    By Jeffrey D. Howison

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    Ronald Reagan’s victory in the 1980 presidential election marked a watershed moment in the history of the United States, heralding the triumph of the American conservative movement. Once a supporter of the New Deal, Reagan had come to symbolize the union of three diverse forms of...

    Published October 25th 2013 by Routledge

  14. Chantal Mouffe

    Hegemony, Radical Democracy, and the Political

    Edited by James Martin

    Series: Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

    Chantal Mouffe’s writings have been innovatory with respect to democratic theory, Marxism and feminism. Her work derives from, and has always been engaged with, contemporary political events and intellectual debates. This sense of conflict informs both the methodological and substantive...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  15. Revolution, Revolt and Reform in North Africa

    The Arab Spring and Beyond

    Edited by Ricardo Laremont

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    Providing an account of the recent revolutions or reform movements that constituted part of the Arab Spring, this book focuses on these transformative processes in a North African context. Whilst the longer term outcomes of the Arab Spring revolts are not entirely clear, the revolutionary or...

    Published August 27th 2013 by Routledge

  16. The American Anomaly

    U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective, 3rd Edition

    By Raymond A. Smith

    Seymour Martin Lipset pronounced over a decade ago, "Someone who knows only one country knows no country." It is well established that students learn the intricacies of American politics better when they are presented in a comparative context. In today’s globalized society and workforce, it is all...

    Published July 28th 2013 by Routledge