Political Science and Public Policy

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Democracy’s Hidden Heroes

Fitting Policy to People and Place

David C. Campbell

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Turning deeply rooted governance dilemmas into practical policy results

210 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables


Democratic Theorizing from the Margins

Marla Brettschneider

A clear account of the lessons and theories of democratic culture

272 pages | 6 x 9


Democratizing Urban Development

Community Organizations for Housing across the United States and Brazil

Maureen M. Donaghy

Examining how community organizations fight to prevent displacement and secure affordable housing across cities in the U.S. and Brazil

234 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables



Immigration Laws and the Expanding I.N.S. Jail Complex

Michael Welch

An inside look at the INS criminal justice system and its treatment of detainees

264 pages | 6 x 9


Dewey's Dream

Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform

Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, and John Puckett

Realizing Dewey's vision of making public schools the seedbed of a democratic society

168 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


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 figure, 1 map


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