Political Science and Public Policy

Atlanta Unbound

Enabling Sprawl through Policy and Planning

Carlton Wade Basmajian

How metropolitan Atlanta’s regional planning groups accelerated the sprawl they were trying to control

288 pages | 7 x 10 | 32 color photos


"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind"

Contemporary Planning in New York City

Scott Larson

How Bloomberg's urban development relies on a blending of Moses and Jacobs

198 pages | 6 x 9


Mothers, Daughters, and Political Socialization

Two Generations at an American Women's College

Krista Jenkins

Shedding new light on the political socialization of American women

178 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables


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


Captain America and the Nationalist Superhero

Metaphors, Narratives, and Geopolitics

Jason Dittmer

A provocative exploration of the nationalist comic book superhero genre in the U.S., Canada, and Britain.

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones


The International Monetary Fund and Latin America

The Argentine Puzzle in Context

Claudia Kedar

Chronicling the sometimes questionable relationship between the International Monetary Fund and Latin America from 1944 to the present

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables


Self-Determination without Nationalism

A Theory of Postnational Sovereignty

Omar Dahbour

Advocating the new concept of "ecosovereignty," based on a reformulation of political self-determination

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 figures, 7 maps


Speaking of Race and Class

The Student Experience at an Elite College

Elizabeth Aries and Richard Berman

In this, the sequel to Race and Class Matters at an Elite College, Elizabeth Aries and Richard Berman examine the challenges of diversity through to graduation

240 pages | 6 x 9


Fire on the Prairie

Harold Washington, Chicago Politics, and the Roots of the Obama Presidency
Revised Edition

Gary Rivlin and Clarence Page

A revised edition of the classic story of race and power, set in Chicago during the 1980s, when this most political of cities elected its first black mayor

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 halftones



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


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


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


Selecting Women, Electing Women

Political Representation and Candidate Selection in Latin America

Magda Hinojosa

Offers an analytic framework to show how the process of candidate selection often limits the participation of women in various Latin American countries.

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 10 figures


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


Sport and Neoliberalism

Politics, Consumption, and Culture

Edited by David L. Andrews and Michael L. Silk

How neoliberal politics appropriates sports for its own ends

322 pages | 6 x 9