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Politics and Society in Contemporary China, 2nd edition

Politics and Society in Contemporary China, 2nd edition

Elizabeth Freund Larus

This acclaimed introduction to China's politics and policies has been extensively revised and thoroughly updated not only to focus on the Xi Jinping era, but also to be even more accessible to students. Elizabeth Larus concisely captures the dynamism of Chinese politics. From local politics to the judicial system, from minority issues to defense policy, from the Belt and Road Initiative to    More >

Introducing Disability Studies, 2nd edition

Introducing Disability Studies, 2nd edition

Ronald J. Berger and Loren E. Wilbers

The new edition of this acclaimed text is an up-to-date introduction to the key themes, research, and controversies in disability studies.                  The authors' innovative approach offers thorough coverage of:     • diverse theoretical perspectives     • historical context, from    More >

Understanding Contemporary Africa, 6th edition

Understanding Contemporary Africa, 6th edition

Peter J. Schraeder, editor

The sixth edition of Understanding Contemporary Africa, and the first under the editorship of Peter J. Schraeder, combines the historic strengths of the previous editions with coverage of new topics suggested over the years by the many instructors who regularly assign the text in their classes. Entirely new chapters on the politics of public health, the changing roles of women, LGBTIQ rights,    More >

The Irrational Terrorist and Other Persistent Terrorism Myths

The Irrational Terrorist and Other Persistent Terrorism Myths

Darren Hudson, Arie Perliger, Riley Post, and Zachary Hohman

Opinion surveys show that what the public assumes it knows about terrorism is at best a badly distorted view. Recalling the "Flat Earth" phenomenon, early misconceptions have become solidified, despite new evidence refuting them. The authors of The Irrational Terrorist discredit these popular myths and misconceptions, providing an accessible overview of the realities of terrorism and    More >

Madam President? Gender and Politics on the Road to the White House

Madam President? Gender and Politics on the Road to the White House

Lori Cox Han and Caroline Heldman, editors

Scholars and pundits alike have spent more than a little time speculating about why Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump in 2016. Their conclusions may differ, but few would disagree that Clinton's nomination by a major party changed the political landscape in significant ways—nor that the results of the 2016 election provoked a large number of women to run for office at    More >

US Policy Toward Africa: Eight Decades of Realpolitik

US Policy Toward Africa: Eight Decades of Realpolitik

Herman J. Cohen

Herman Cohen draws on both the documentary record and his years of on-the-ground experience to provide a uniquely comprehensive survey and interpretation of nearly eight decades of US policy toward Africa. Tracing how this policy has evolved across successive administrations since 1942 (beginning with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third term in office), Cohen illuminates the debates    More >

The Politics of Restorative Justice: A Critical Introduction, 2nd edition

The Politics of Restorative Justice: A Critical Introduction, 2nd edition

Andrew Woolford and Amanda Nelund

In this new, significantly revised edition of an acclaimed text, Andrew Woolford and Amanda Nelund reconsider restorative justice and its politics both globally and locally. The authors clarify key theoretical issues while offering fresh perspectives and provocative questions. Observing that "transformative justice is an always unfinished project," they ask how the approach might be    More >

 

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Caroline Wintersgill, LRP’s senior consulting editor in the UK, is now Dr. Caroline Wintersgill! Caroline recently received a PhD from the Department of English, Creative Writing and American Studies at the University of Winchester. In addition to her work with LRP, she is program director for the MA in Publishing at University College London.
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