Political Science and Public Policy

The Disabled State

Deborah Stone

The defining assumptions and assumed definition of the welfare state

256 pages


The Disenfranchisement of Ex-Felons

Elizabeth A. Hull

A thought-provoking look at one population's loss of voting rights in the United States

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables


Doing Comparable Worth

Gender, Class, and Pay Equity

Joan Acker

The study of a large comparable worth project and of how gender and class dynamics influenced its outcome

272 pages | 6 x 9

Dollars and Votes

How Business Campaign Contributions Subvert Democracy

Dan Clawson

How does the campaign finance system really work—and why do corporate executives say they contribute?

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables 1 figure


Down and Out in Los Angeles and Berlin

The Sociospatial Exclusion of Homeless People

Jürgen von Mahs

An international account of homelessness, comparing Berlin and Los Angeles and the possibility of exiting homelessness in each city

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 13 figures


Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling

Lessons from the Inside

Scott H. Decker and Margaret Townsend

Convicted drug smugglers describe the business from the inside

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 13 tables 2 halftones


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 figs., 1 maps


Emerging Threats to Human Rights

Resources, Violence, and Deprivation of Citizenship

Edited by Heather Smith-Cannoy

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

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 tables, 13 figures


Empowered by Design

Decentralization and the Gender Policy Trifecta

Meg Rincker

Do reforms that decentralize the state actually empower women?

244 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 tables, 9 line drawings, 6 halftones, 3 maps


Ending Poverty as We Know It

Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage

William P. Quigley

Why every American should have the right to a job at a living wage

256 pages | 6 x 9


Environmental Change

Federal Courts and the EPA

Rosemary O'Leary

An examination of the impact of federal court decisions on the policies and administration of the EPA

280 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 7 tables 6 figures

An Epidemic among My People

Religion, Politics, and COVID-19 in the United States

Edited by Paul A. Djupe and Amanda Friesen

Did religion make the pandemic worse or help keep it contained?

322 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 38 figures, 1 map


Ethical Borders

NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration

Bill Ong Hing

A fresh, responsible approach to addressing undocumented Mexican migration through substantial investment in Mexico's infrastructure and economy

248 pages | 6 x 9


The Ethics of Care

A Feminist Approach to Human Security

Fiona Robinson

Applying feminist ethics to a comprehensive reworking of the theory of human security, addressing such issues as poverty, health, environment, conflict and peace building

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The Evangelical Crackup?

The Future of the Evangelical-Republican Coalition

Edited by Paul A. Djupe and Ryan L. Claassen

Explaining evangelicalism’s relationship to the party system

302 pages | 6 x 9 | 13 tables, 52 figures