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The Senate
The Senate

From White Supremacy to Governmental Gridlock

Wirls, Daniel

In this lively analysis, Daniel Wirls examines the Senate in relation to our other institutions of government and the constitutional system as a whole, exposing the role of the...


Counting on the Latino Vote
Counting on the Latino Vote

Latinos as a New Electorate

DeSipio, Louis

Latinos, along with other new immigrants, are not being incorporated into U.S. politics as rapidly as their predecessors, raising concerns about political fragmentation along...


Immigration

Struggling over Borders

Milkis, Sidney M., Leblang, David

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


The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer
The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer
Meltsner, Michael

"It was not until I arrived at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund that I learned my profession, how to work with colleagues and clients, and how it might feel to grow...


Imagining Miami
Imagining Miami

Ethnic Politics in a Postmodern World

Croucher, Sheila L.

Miami has long captured the world's attention in provocative ways. During the 1980s, a series of violent racial disturbances focused national and international attention there...


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 rethink or reinvent an idea...


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 through which resources are...


Fighting Political Gridlock
Fighting Political Gridlock

How States Shape Our Nation and Our Lives

Toscano, David J.

In this profoundly polarized era, the nation has been transfixed on the politics of Washington and its seemingly impenetrable gridlock. Many of the decisions that truly affect...


American Dreams

Opportunity and Upward Mobility

McKee, Guian, Lopez-Gottardi Chao, Cristina

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


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 nature of rights has...


Creating Constitutional Change
Creating Constitutional Change

Clashes over Power and Liberty in the Supreme Court

Ivers, Gregg, McGuire, Kevin T.

Because the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tell us what the Constitution means, they can create constitutional change. For quite some time, general readers who have been...


The Color of Power
The Color of Power

Racial Coalitions and Political Power in Oakland

Douzet, Frédérick

The Color of Power is a fascinating examination of the changing politics of race in Oakland, California. Oakland has been at the forefront of California’s multicultural...


Answering the Call of the Court
Answering the Call of the Court

How Justices and Litigants Set the Supreme Court Agenda

Baird, Vanessa A.

The U.S. Supreme Court is the quintessential example of a court that expanded its agenda into policy areas that were once reserved for legislatures. Yet scholars know very...


Blue Laws and Black Codes
Blue Laws and Black Codes

Conflict, Courts, and Change in Twentieth-Century Virginia

Wallenstein, Peter

Women were once excluded everywhere from the legal profession, but by the 1990s the Virginia Supreme Court had three women among its seven justices. This is just one example of...


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, institutions, and nations...


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 today. This wave of new...


Avoiding War with China
Avoiding War with China

Two Nations, One World

Etzioni, Amitai

Are the United States and China on a collision course? In response to remarks made by Donald Trump’s secretary of state, China’s state-run newspaper Global Times...


Ambivalent Miracles
Ambivalent Miracles

Evangelicals and the Politics of Racial Healing

Wadsworth, Nancy D.

Over the past three decades, American evangelical Christians have undergone unexpected, progressive shifts in the area of race relations, culminating in a national movement...


Summer of Hate
Summer of Hate

Charlottesville, USA

Spencer, Hawes

In August 2017, violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, during two days of demonstrations by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and counterprotesters, including members of...


Race

The American Cauldron

Blackmon, Douglas A.

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


Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Grofman, Bernard

The 1964 Civil Rights Act, in conjunction with the Voting Rights Act of the following year, totally transformed the shape of American race relations. Supporters of the Civil...


Power versus Liberty
Power versus Liberty

Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson

Read, James H.

Does every increase in the power of government entail a loss of liberty for the people? James H. Read examines how four key Founders--James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, James...


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 role do senators and...


Trump's First Year
Nelson, Michael

Donald Trump took office in January 2017 under mostly favorable conditions. He inherited neither a war nor an economic depression, and his party controlled both houses of...


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 Perception brings...


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