Political Science and Public Policy

Women's Activism in Contemporary Russia

Linda Racioppi and Katherine O'Sullivan See

A penetrating look at the experiences of women activists and their organizations in Russia since perestroika

277 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Women's Political Voice

How Women are Transforming the Practice and Study of Politics

Janet A. Flammang

A new feminist approach to political science and politics

480 pages | 6 x 9


The Betrayal of the Urban Poor

Helene Slessarev

A devastating account of inadequate attempts to provide economic equality for the urban poor

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables


Nuclear Power and Social Power

Rick Eckstein

A critical examination of the Shoreham and Seabrook nuclear power plants and the way expensive corporate initiatives purported as good for social "progress" or "economic growth" actually serve the parochial interests of powerful organizations and classes

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 tables


Rain Without Thunder

The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement

Gary L. Francione

A powerful re-examination of the animal rights movement and its shortcomings

288 pages | 6 x 9


It's Our Military, Too!

Women and the U.S Military

Edited by Judith Hicks Stiehm

Women serve in, help finance, and give permission for the activities of this country's armed forces, yet those who serve remain unknown and those who are accountable often forget their responsibility

352 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 3 figures, 36 halftones


The Protection Racket State

Elite Politics, Military Extortion, and Civil War in El Salvador

William Stanley

A chilling examination into why states kill

344 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 1 maps


Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform

Michael S. Sparer

A critical look at state-dominated health care

248 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 7 tables


El Salvador in the Eighties

Counterinsurgency and Revolution

Arthur Schmidt

An in-depth examination of Salvadoran insurgency and the U.S.-backed counterinsurgency in the 1980s

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 22 tables, 1 figure, 1 map


Frontiers of Illusion

Science, Technology, and the Politics of Progress

Daniel Sarewitz

An incisive argument for fostering stronger links between the interests of society and progress in science

256 pages | 6 x 9


Health Care Reform and the Battle for the Body Politic

Dan E. Beauchamp

Health care reform as a strategy for dealing with the failures of politics

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Building America

The Democratic Promise of Public Work

Harry C. Boyte and Nancy N. Kari

A look to the revival of public-spirited work as a key to the rebirth of democracy

272 pages | 5.5 x 8.25



Getting Sued for Speaking Out

George W. Pring, and Penelope Canan

The first book to explain, document, and offer solutions to SLAPPS, by the lawyers who identified the trend and lead the battle cry against it

296 pages | 6 x 9


Inside Agitators

Australian Femocrats and the State

Hester Eisenstein

A fiesty story of women entering Australia's government and successfully using state power for social change

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables


Living Rooms as Factories

Class, Gender, and the Satellite Factory System in Taiwan

Ping-Chun Hsiung

A detailed portrait and sophisticated analysis of married women working Taiwan's export factories

200 pages | 6 x 9 | 25 tables, 1 figure, 14 halftones