Political Science and Public Policy

Mr. All-Around

The Life of Tom Gola

David Grzybowski

The first, definitive biography of La Salle basketball icon Tom Gola

208 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 halftones


Women Take Their Place in State Legislatures

The Creation of Women’s Caucuses

Anna Mitchell Mahoney

Investigating the opportunities, resources, and frames that women utilize to create legislative caucuses

258 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 19 tables, 2 maps


Perceptions of a Polarized Court

How Division among Justices Shapes the Supreme Court’s Public Image

Michael F. Salamone

Is the Supreme Court immune to the stain of polarization?

214 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 27 tables, 8 figures, 4 line drawings


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


Extraordinary Racial Politics

Four Events in the Informal Constitution of the United States

Fred Lee

Explores the promise and perils of racially-based mass mobilizations and state emergencies

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


Push Back, Move Forward

The National Council of Women's Organizations and Coalition Advocacy

Laura R. Woliver

An in-depth explanation of the coalition dynamics—origin, workings, strengths, and weaknesses—of the National Council of Women’s Organizations

240 pages | 6 x 9


Criminology and Public Policy

Putting Theory to Work

Edited by Scott H. Decker and Kevin A. Wright

Leading scholars of crime policy address the most critical problems facing the justice system in America

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 3 line drawings


Wildlife Crime

From Theory to Practice

Edited by William D. Moreto

A comprehensive theoretical, empirical, methodological, and practical global overview of wildlife crime

306 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 10 figures, 5 halftones, 2 maps


Who Will Speak for America?

Edited by Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 line drawings, 4 halftones


In Defense of Public Lands

The Case against Privatization and Transfer

Steven Davis

A comprehensive argument for why public land ought to remain firmly in the public's hands

294 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 14 tables, 4 figures, 11 halftones, 1 map


Pennsylvania Politics and Policy

A <em>Commonwealth</em> Reader

Edited by J. Wesley Leckrone and Michelle J. Atherton

214 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 tables, 15 line drawings, 5 halftones


Youth Who Trade Sex in the U.S.

Intersectionality, Agency, and Vulnerability

Carisa R. Showden and Samantha Majic

Examining the dominant, unitary "innocent girl–predatory man" policy narrative to improve research, policy, and community interventions for young people in the sex trades

244 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 24 tables, 2 figures, 2 halftones


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


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


Sinking Chicago

Climate Change and the Remaking of a Flood-Prone Environment

Harold L. Platt

The first long-term study of the effects of climate change on an American city

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 figures, 13 maps