Political Science and Public Policy

The Many Geographies of Urban Renewal

New Perspectives on the Housing Act of 1949

Edited by Douglas R. Appler

Reveals crucial yet previously unexplored facets of the American federal urban renewal program

247 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 4 figures, 25 halftones

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Political Black Girl Magic

The Elections and Governance of Black Female Mayors

Edited by Sharon D. Wright Austin

Examines the crucial role that Black women have carried out in the cities they govern

344 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 tables, 14 figures

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"Mr. Taxpayer versus Mr. Tax Spender"

Taxpayers’ Associations, Pocketbook Politics, and the Law during the Great Depression

Linda Upham-Bornstein

Traces the history and lasting impact of the taxpayers' association movement of the 1930s

230 pages | 6 x 9

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Philadelphia, Corrupt and Consenting

A City’s Struggle against an Epithet

Brett H. Mandel

How corruption in Philadelphia harms the city, why it endures, and what can be done to move toward a better future

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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Gender and Violence against Political Actors

Edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Pär Zetterberg

An interdisciplinary, global examination of political violence through a gendered lens

306 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 tables, 18 figures

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Jewish Self-Determination beyond Zionism

Lessons from Hannah Arendt and Other Pariahs

Jonathan Graubart

A compelling diagnosis of the long-reigning pathologies and practices of Zionism and a prescription for reforming Jewish self-determination

220 pages | 6 x 9

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Regional Governance and the Politics of Housing in the San Francisco Bay Area

Paul G. Lewis and Nicholas J. Marantz

A cautionary lesson about the dangers of fragmented local authority and the need for an empowered regional institution to address housing crises

116 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 2 figures, 4 maps

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Toward a Framework for Vietnamese American Studies

History, Community, and Memory

Edited by Linda Ho Peché, Alex-Thai Dinh Vo, and Tuong Vu

A multi-disciplinary examination of Vietnamese American history and experience

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 3 figures, 2 maps

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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

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Reforming Philadelphia, 1682⁠–⁠2022

Richardson Dilworth

A short but comprehensive political history of the city, from its founding in 1682 to the present day

130 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 2 figures, 15 halftones

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Are All Politics Nationalized?

Evidence from the 2020 Campaigns in Pennsylvania

Edited by Stephen K. Medvic, Matthew M. Schousen, and Berwood A. Yost

Do local concerns still play a significant role in campaigns up and down the ballot?

258 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 tables, 6 figures, 5 halftones

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Blue-State Republican

How Larry Hogan Won Where Republicans Lose and Lessons for a Future GOP

Mileah K. Kromer

What the story of Maryland's two-term Republican governor can teach us about winning elections

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 13 tables

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If There Is No Struggle There Is No Progress

Black Politics in Twentieth-Century Philadelphia

Edited by James Wolfinger

Highlighting the creativity, tenacity, and discipline displayed by Black activists in Philadelphia

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 20 figures

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What Workers Say

Decades of Struggle and How to Make Real Opportunity Now

Roberta Rehner Iversen

Voices from the labor market on the chronic lack of advancement

198 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 1 figure

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Public Schools, Private Governance

Education Reform and Democracy in New Orleans

J. Celeste Lay

A comprehensive examination of education reforms and their political effects on Black and poor public-school parents in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina

246 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 tables, 10 figures

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