Political Science and Public Policy

The Struggle for Control of Public Education

Market Ideology vs. Democratic Values

Michael Engel

A timely call for a return to democratic values in educational reform

223 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Struggling State

Nationalism, Mass Militarization, and the Education of Eritrea

Jennifer Riggan

Examining Eritrean teachers’ paradoxical role of educating students forced into the military

258 pages | 6 x 9


The Suburban Racial Dilemma

Housing and Neighborhoods

W. Dennis Keating

An examination of the dilemmas of integrating America's suburbs

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 tables, 3 figs.


Suspect Citizens

Women, Virtue, and Vice in Backlash Politics

Jocelyn M. Boryczka

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

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Sustainable Failures

Environmental Policy and Democracy in a Petro-dependent World

Sherry Cable

Examines environmental policy from a sociological perspective, showing how our petro-dependency causes unprecedented environmental damage and threatens our democracy.

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 tables, 1 figure


Taking Juvenile Justice Seriously

Developmental Insights and System Challenges

Christopher J. Sullivan

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

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 26 figures


Teaching Marianne and Uncle Sam

Public Education, State Centralization, and Teacher Unionism in France and the United States

Nicholas Toloudis

A comparative study of the rise of teacher power and the state in twentieth-century France and the United States

230 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables



A Critical Perspective on Technological Innovation and Corporatism

Luis Suarez-Villa

A radical critique of a new phase of capitalism grounded in corporate power and its exploitation of technological creativity

230 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 9 figures


Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants

Race, Gender, and Immigration Politics in the Age of Security

Anna Sampaio

A comprehensive analysis of changes in immigration policy, politics, and enforcement since 9/11

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 1 halftone


There Goes the 'Hood

Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up

Lance Freeman

How does gentrification affect residents who stay in the neighborhood?

248 pages | 6 x 9


Time to Care

Redesigning Child Care to Promote Education, Support Families, and Build Communities

Joan Lombardi

A blue print for improving child care in America

248 pages | 6 x 9


"To Serve a Larger Purpose"

Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education

Edited by John Saltmarsh and Matthew Hartley

How to return democracy to the heart of a university's mission

326 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 1 figure


Toomey's Triumph

Inside a Key Senate Campaign

Harold I. Gullan

A veteran political observer's take on the critical Pat Toomey-Joe Sestak Senate race of 2010

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 halftones


Toward a Framework for Vietnamese American Studies

History, Community, and Memory

Edited by Linda Ho Peché, Alex-Thai Dinh Vo, and Tuong Vu

A multi-disciplinary examination of Vietnamese American history and experience

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 3 figures, 2 maps


Trading Down

Africa, Value Chains, and the Global Economy

Peter Gibbon and Stefano Ponte

Examining the changing role of Africa in the global economy

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 tables