Political Science and Public Policy

Chilean New Song

The Political Power of Music, 1960s-1973

J. Patrice McSherry

An examination of the Chilean New Song movement as an organic part of the struggles for progressive social change, deeper democracy, and social justice in Chile in the 1960s and early 1970s

254 pages | 6 x 9


Choices and Changes

Interest Groups in the Electoral Process

Michael M Franz

The most comprehensive book about interest groups in recent American politics

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 22 tables, 19 figs., 11 halftones


Choosing State Supreme Court Justices

Merit Selection and the Consequences of Institutional Reform

Greg Goelzhauser

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

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 9 tables, 9 figures


The Christ Child Goes to Court

Wayne R. Swanson

The judicial history and implications of Lynch v. Donnelly

284 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Citizen Lawmakers

The Ballot Initiative Revolution

David D. Schmidt

The stories of the individual activists and political groups that revitalized this use of Initiative and Referendum

352 pages

Citizen Lobbyists

Local Efforts to Influence Public Policy

Brian Adams

How do ordinary citizens become involved in local politics?

248 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 13 tables, 1 figure


The City on the Hill from Below

The Crisis of Prophetic Black Politics

Stephen H. Marshall

A compelling conversation between African American political intellectuals and the canon of western political philosophy

250 pages | 6 x 9


Civic Talk

Peers, Politics, and the Future of Democracy

Casey A. Klofstad

Exploring how the simple act of talking about politics and current events with friends, colleagues, and relatives causes us to become more civically active

200 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 tables, 30 figures


The Civil Rights Lobby

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Second Reconstruction

Shamira Gelbman

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

220 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 4 figures


Cleavage Politics and the Populist Right

The New Cultural Conflict in Western Europe

Simon Bornschier

A comparative study of how historical cleavages and party strategies interact to shape the fortunes of the populist right in Western Europe

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 28 tables, 35 figures, 1 halftone


Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

American Life in Columns

Michael A. Smerconish

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

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 31 halftones


A Collective Pursuit

Teachers' Unions and Education Reform

Lesley Lavery

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

234 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables


The Collision of Political and Legal Time

Foreign Affairs and the Supreme Court's Transformation of Executive Authority

Kimberley L. Fletcher

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

290 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables


Communities in Economic Crisis

Appalachia and the South

Edited by Barbara Ellen Smith, Alex Willingham, and John Gaventa

Resisting injustice in Appalachia and empowering residents to build democratic alternatives to the heritage of enduring poverty

336 pages


The Concept of the Social in Uniting the Humanities and Social Sciences

Michael E Brown

Now in Paperback! How to reunify the humanities and social sciences

538 pages | 6 x 9