APSA 2021 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.

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

Use promo code TAPSA2021 for 30% off all our Political Science titles

Are We the 99%?

Intersectionality lessons for contemporary “big-tent” organizing

Asian American Connective Action in the Age of Social Media

Examines how social media has changed the way Asian Americans participate in politics

Becoming Entitled

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

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

The Civil Rights Lobby

Investigates how minority group, labor, religious, and other organizations worked together to lobby for civil rights reform during the 1950s and ’60s

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

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

Feminist Reflections on Childhood

Recovers a history of feminist thought and activism that demands greater voice and respect for young people

From Collective Bargaining to Collective Begging

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

Furthering Fair Housing

Analyzing federal policy to advance racial equity in housing and neighborhoods

Gender Differences in Public Opinion

Explores the gender gap in public opinion through a values lens

The Gendered Executive

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

Good Reasons to Run

How and why women run for office

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

How Political Parties Mobilize Religion

Analyzes the evolution of Catholic and Sunni Muslim parties to study religious political mobilization in comparative perspective

Immigrant Crossroads

Highlights immigrant engagement in urban development, policy, and social movements

Immigrant Rights in the Nuevo South

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

Implementing City Sustainability

How cities organize to design and implement sustainability

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

Islam, Justice, and Democracy

Explores the connection between Muslim conceptions of justice and democratic orientations

Judicial Merit Selection

How should judges be selected?

The Language of Political Incorporation

How the language of migrant networks affects political incorporation

The Many Futures of Work

Reframes the conversation about contemporary workplace experience by providing both “top down” and “bottom up” analyses

Metro Dailies in the Age of Multimedia Journalism

How daily metro newspapers can continue to survive in the age of digital journalism

The Misunderstood History of Gentrification

Reframing our understanding of the roles of gentrification and urban renewal in the revitalization of American cities


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

One Faith, Two Authorities

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

Pack the Court!

A historical and analytical argument for court-packing

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

Political Mourning

How racial identity shapes who is mourned and how that can lead to political change

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?

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

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

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

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 Really Makes Environmental Policy?

Providing a clear understanding of regulatory policy and rulemaking processes, and their centrality in U.S. environmental policymaking

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

Women's Empowerment and Disempowerment in Brazil

What the rise and fall of Brazil’s first and only female president can teach us about women’s empowerment

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