APSA 2020 Virtual Book Exhibit

Temple University Press offers a well-established list in the politics of social change as well as several exciting, cutting-edge new book series. Editor-in-Chief Aaron Javsicas seeks proposals for new projects in a number of areas including African American politics, women and politics, urban politics, environmental politics and policy, and religion and politics.  

The Press is especially excited to announce our new book series Intersectionality, edited by Julia Jordan-Zachery, Celeste Montoya, and Anna Sampaio. This series will publish timely and dynamic new research on intersectional politics in the social sciences, drawing from its complex origins in articulations of identity and power as well as applications of intersectionality as methodology and as an analytical tool.

Keneshia Grant's The Great Migration and the Democratic Party will be the focus of an Author Meets Critics session at the American Political Science Association annual/virtual meeting. Sept 11 @ 12-1:30PM ET.  Dr. Grant will also take part in a session "New Insights on Black Politics: A Conversation with Book Authors on the 'Back Bone' of the Democratic Party" on September 13th from 4-5:30pm ET.

If you would like to schedule a time to discuss your book proposal, please contact Aaron Javsicas.

Click here to view our 2020 American Political Studies Association order form.

Use promo code TAPSA2020 for 30% off all our Political Science titles

Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century

A broad, nonsectarian collection of anti-capitalist thinking, featuring landmark contributions both classic and contemporary

Becoming Entitled

Chronicles Americans’ shift in thinking about government social insurance programs during the Great Depression

Berlusconi's Italy

A richly informed new explanation for the rise and fall of Italy’s colorful Prime Minister

Challenging Beijing's Mandate of Heaven

Analyzing the dynamics of two recent nonviolent, student-led protests in light of China’s growth and power

Choosing State Supreme Court Justices

The first systematic, comprehensive evaluation of whether merit selection actually leads to better judges

Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

Now in Paperback—the opinions—and evolution—of Michael Smerconish, the provocative radio/TV host and political pundit

A Collective Pursuit

Arguing that teachers’ unions are working in community to reinvigorate the collective pursuit of reforms beneficial to both educators and public education

The Collision of Political and Legal Time

Explores the dynamic institutional relationship that historically exists between the President and the Supreme Court

Communists and Community

Enhances our understanding of the central role Communists played in the advancement of social democracy throughout the mid-twentieth century Read an interview with the author

Courting the Community

Exploring the practices and potential of criminal justice in community courts

Criminology and Public Policy

Leading scholars of crime policy address the most critical problems facing the justice system in America

Democratizing Urban Development

Examining how community organizations fight to prevent displacement and secure affordable housing across cities in the U.S. and Brazil

Emerging Threats to Human Rights

Understanding how emerging threats to human rights intersect with patterns of migration

Empowered by Design

Do reforms that decentralize the state actually empower women?

The Evangelical Crackup?

Explaining evangelicalism’s relationship to the party system

Extraordinary Racial Politics

Explores the promise and perils of racially-based mass mobilizations and state emergencies

Feminist Post-Liberalism

Reconciling liberalism and feminist theory Read a blog entry by the author

From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging

Analyzes the expansion and restriction of collective bargaining rights for public employees

Gender Differences in Public Opinion

Explores the gender gap in public opinion through a values lens Read a blog entry by the author

The Gendered Executive

Examining national executives through the lens of identity, representation, and power

Globalizing the Caribbean

Now in Paperback—how global capitalism finds new ways to mutate and grow in the Caribbean

Good Reasons to Run

How and why women run for office Read a blog entry by the editors

The Great Migration and the Democratic Party

Examining the political impact of Black migration on politics in three northern cities from 1915 to 1965

Healing Our Divided Society

Examining inequality in America fifty years after the Kerner Report

Immigrant Rights in the Nuevo South

Examining the connections between repression and resistance for unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Southeast

In Defense of Public Lands

A comprehensive argument for why public land ought to remain firmly in the public's hands

In the Weeds

Tracing the history of marijuana policy from “reefer madness” to legalization

Insubordinate Spaces

How contemporary activists, artists, and academics oppose oppressive structures of power and unjust social relations to create a more decent and democratic future

Judicial Merit Selection

How should judges be selected?

Metro Dailies in the Age of Multimedia Journalism

How daily metro newspapers can continue to survive in the age of digital journalism Read a blog entry by the author


Challenging preconceived notions of the states that support working mothers

A Nation Fragmented

Evaluates how the lack of public consensus on issue priorities has affected the way public opinion is represented in U.S. democratic institutions

Navigating Gendered Terrain

Explores how candidates and campaign professionals navigate the gendered terrain of political campaigns

On the Stump

The story of how the “stump speech” was created, diffused, and helped to shape the modern democracies of the Anglo-American world

One Faith, Two Authorities

Examines the tension between the male-dominated hierarchy and female religious leaders in the American Catholic Church

Painting Publics

Argues that public art generates spaces for encounter as well as places and moments that can reenergize the felt sense of possibility in urban spaces

Pennsylvania Politics and Policy

Addressing important issues in Pennsylvania politics and policy in a constructive, nonpartisan manner

Pennsylvania Politics and Policy

An evidence-based exploration of the most important issues in Pennsylvania politics and policy today

Perceptions of a Polarized Court

Is the Supreme Court immune to the stain of polarization?

Philadelphia Battlefields

How upstart political candidates achieved spectacular successes over Philadelphia’s entrenched political establishment

Policing in Natural Disasters

How disaster work impacts law enforcement officers and first responders based on some of the worst disasters in modern history

The Politics of New Immigrant Destinations

Examining the challenges posed by the proliferation of cultural, ethnic, and/or religious diversity in new destinations for immigrants in Europe and the United States

The Politics of Staying Put

Analyzes whether tenant right-to-buy programs may mitigate displacement in fast-gentrifying cities like Washington, DC

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

The twentieth anniversary edition of a widely influential book—now updated to address racial privilege in the age of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Donald Trump

Power, Participation, and Protest in Flint, Michigan

The policy history of, implementation of, and reaction to Flint’s municipal takeovers

Protestors and Their Targets

Examining the dynamics when protestors and their targets interact

Push Back, Move Forward

An in-depth explanation of the coalition dynamics—origin, workings, strengths, and weaknesses—of the National Council of Women’s Organizations

Reinventing the Austin City Council

Examining how Austin, Texas changed the way it elects its city council—and why it matters

Rock of Ages

Are young evangelicals becoming more liberal? Read a blog entry by the author

Rude Democracy

A look at how civility and incivility are strategic weapons on the state of American democracy, now with a new Preface for 2020

Rulers and Capital in Historical Perspective

Explains the concomitant and interconnected emergence of “public” finance and “private” banking systems in the context of state formation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Selecting Women, Electing Women

Offers an analytic framework to show how the process of candidate selection often limits the participation of women in various Latin American countries.

Shakespeare and Trump

Revealing the modernity of Shakespeare’s politics, and the theatricality of Trump’s Read a blog entry by the author

Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus

Examining the political, economic and social incorporation of Somali Americans in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and in Columbus, Ohio

Strategizing against Sweatshops

Explores how U.S. college students engaged in strategically innovative activism to help sweatshop workers across the world

Suspect Citizens

Groundbreaking study of how concepts of virtue and vice are used to deny American women full political rights

Taking Juvenile Justice Seriously

A pragmatic and comprehensive look at delinquency and juvenile justice through a developmental lens

Understanding Muslim Political Life in America

A cogent study of Muslim identity and citizenship—as well as ethnic and gender dynamics—within American politics

Undoing the Revolution

Compares India, Mexico, and Zimbabwe to demonstrate why mass rebellions result in elitist regimes

We Decide!

Argues that democratic theory and practice needs to shift its focus from elections and representation to sharing power and property in government and the economy

Who Will Speak for America?

Forty American writers mark a vital new age of protest and possibility

Why Veterans Run

Why more than half of American presidential candidates have been military veterans—and why it matters

Women in Politics in the American City

How and why gender matters in framing and determining urban policy and politics

Women Take Their Place in State Legislatures

Investigating the opportunities, resources, and frames that women utilize to create legislative caucuses

Youth Who Trade Sex in the U.S.

Examining the dominant, unitary "innocent girl–predatory man" policy narrative to improve research, policy, and community interventions for young people in the sex trades