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Battle over the Bench
Battle over the Bench

Senators, Interest Groups, and Lower Court Confirmations

Steigerwalt, Amy

Who gets seated on the lower federal courts and why? Why are some nominees confirmed easily while others travel a long, hard road to confirmation? What...


The State against the Peasantry
The State against the Peasantry

Rural Struggles in Colonial and Postcolonial Mozambique

Bowen, Merle L.

In 1975, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo) led the country to independence after a ten-year guerilla war against Portuguese colonial...


Mobilizing Opportunities
Mobilizing Opportunities

The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics

Ramírez, Ricardo

The growth of the Latino population is the most significant demographic shift in the United States today. Yet growth alone cannot explain this population...


Faith and Race in American Political Life
Faith and Race in American Political Life
Jacobson, Robin Dale, Wadsworth, Nancy D.

Drawing on scholarship from an array of disciplines, this volume provides a deep and timely look at the intertwining of race and religion in American...


Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education
Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education
Bowen, William G., Kurzweil, Martin A., Tobin, Eugene M., Pichler, Susanne C.

Thomas Jefferson once stated that the foremost goal of American education must be to nurture the "natural aristocracy of talent and virtue." Although in...


Transforming Politics, Transforming America
Transforming Politics, Transforming America

The Political and Civic Incorporation of Immigrants in the United States

Lee, Taeku, Ramakrishnan, S. Karthick, Ramírez, Ricardo

Over the past four decades, the foreign-born population in the United States has nearly tripled, from about 10 million in 1965 to more than 30 million...


High Courts in Global Perspective
High Courts in Global Perspective

Evidence, Methodologies, and Findings

Garoupa, Nuno, Gill, Rebecca D., Tiede, Lydia B.

High courts around the world hold a revered place in the legal hierarchy. These courts are the presumed impartial final arbiters as individuals,...


Partners or Rivals?
Partners or Rivals?

Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Wilkinson, Betina Cutaia

The emerging demographic and political presence of Latinos in the United States has moved the discussion of race relations beyond the terms of black and...


The Nature of Rights at the American Founding and Beyond
The Nature of Rights at the American Founding and Beyond
Shain, Barry Alan

Americans have been claiming and defending rights since long before the nation achieved independence. But few Americans recognize how profoundly the...


Diversity Matters
Diversity Matters

Judicial Policy Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Haire, Susan B., Moyer, Laura P.

Until President Jimmy Carter launched an effort to diversify the lower federal courts, the U.S. courts of appeals had been composed almost entirely of...


Merely Judgment
Merely Judgment

Ignoring, Evading, and Trumping the Supreme Court

Sweet, Martin J.

Merely Judgment uses affirmative action in government contracting, legislative vetoes, flag burning, hate speech, and school prayer as windows...


Judging on a Collegial Court
Judging on a Collegial Court

Influences on Federal Appellate Decision Making

Hettinger, Virginia A., Lindquist, Stefanie A., Martinek, Wendy L.

in the professional world as a starting point for collaboration; rather than leaving decisions to just one person, dissent offers the opportunity to...


After Virginia Tech
After Virginia Tech

Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

Kapsidelis, Thomas P.

In what has become the era of the mass shooting, we are routinely taken to scenes of terrible violence. Often neglected, however, is the long aftermath,...


The Market Revolution in America
The Market Revolution in America

Social, Political, and Religious Expressions 1800–1880

Stokes, Melvyn, Conway, Stephen

The last decade has seen a major shift in the way nineteenth-century American history is interpreted, and increasing attention is being paid to the...


Law, Politics, and Perception
Law, Politics, and Perception

How Policy Preferences Influence Legal Reasoning

Braman, Eileen

Are judges' decisions more likely to be based on personal inclinations or legal authority? The answer, Eileen Braman argues, is both. Law, Politics, and...


Communication

Getting the Message Across

Hemmer, Nicole

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate,...


Political Development and the New Realism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Political Development and the New Realism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Apter, David E., Rosberg, Carl G.

Since the 1950s David Apter and Carl Rosenberg have been among the leading American scholars in African Studies. In this volume they, along with other...


Limits of Anarchy
Limits of Anarchy

Intervention and State Formation in Chad

Nolutshungu, Sam C.

The emergence and disintegration of states, often under conditions of appalling violence, is a problem of primary importance in the world. Chad's long...


The Legitimacy of the Business Corporation in the Law of the United States, 1780-1970
The Legitimacy of the Business Corporation in the Law of the United States, 1780-1970
Hurst, James Willard

The History of Corporate Law by the Foremost Legal Historian, James Willard Hurst This study, which is based on a series of lectures delivered at the...


Diversity in Democracy
Diversity in Democracy

Minority Representation in the United States

Segura, Gary M., Bowler, Shaun

As the racial and ethnic minority populations of the United States grow past 30 percent, candidates cannot afford to ignore the minority vote. The...


Dividing The Commons
Dividing The Commons

Politics, Policy, and Culture in Botswana

Peters, Pauline E.

Pauline E. Peters shows how Africa's current grazing-land policy, like the water-development policies of the 1930s, is part of a historical process...


The Modernity of Witchcraft
The Modernity of Witchcraft

Politics and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa

Geschiere, Peter

To many Westerners, the disappearance of African traditions of witchcraft might seem inevitable wuth continued modernization. In The Modernity of...


Trump
Trump

The First Two Years

Nelson, Michael

On the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency, Michael Nelson, one of our finest and most objective presidential scholars, published Trump’s...


Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy
Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy

Critical Perspectives from around the World

Russell, Peter H., O'Brien, David M.

This collection of essays by leading scholars of constitutional law looks at a critical component of constitutional democracy--judicial independence--...


Strategic Selection
Strategic Selection

Presidential Nomination of Supreme Court Justices from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush

Nemacheck, Christine

The process by which presidents decide whom to nominate to fill Supreme Court vacancies is obviously of far-ranging importance, particularly because the...


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