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FEATURED BOOKS

Latino Political Power, 2nd edition

Latino Political Power, 2nd edition

Sharon A. Navarro and Kim Geron

This new, fully revised edition of Latino Political Power reflects a diverse community evolving in its ethnic, racial, and sexual identities, as well as in its voting behavior and party affiliations. Sharon Navarro and Kim Geron map the transformation of Latino political power from the 1960s to the present. Comprehensive and accessible, their analysis of the complex processes of political    More >

Chasing Equality: Women’s Rights and US Public Policy

Chasing Equality: Women’s Rights and US Public Policy

Susan Gluck Mezey and Megan A. Sholar

Despite women's many gains in the political, economic, and social spheres, equality remains elusive—and in some areas, ground is being lost. Why? Why does the pay gap between women and men persist? Why is sexual harassment and assault so prevalent in schools and universities? Why are efforts to diminish women's individual autonomy, restricting their access to reproductive health    More >

Explaining Successes in Africa: Things Don’t Always Fall Apart

Explaining Successes in Africa: Things Don’t Always Fall Apart

Erin Accampo Hern

What does it take for African countries to achieve political and economic successes? Scholarship on Africa tends to focus on the barriers to reaching desired outcomes. While recognizing that these barriers are very real, Erin Hern takes a contrary, unabashedly optimistic approach: rather than treating countries that perform well as "miracles," she seeks to normalize their success,    More >

The United Nations: Policy and Practice

The United Nations: Policy and Practice

Jean E. Krasno, editor

The United Nations has a vast outreach through its many agencies, funds, and programs—but that very fact can make it difficult for "outsiders" to understand. Among the questions that arise: How can the UN promote human rights when its charter prohibits its intervention in the domestic affairs of sovereign states? Why do the five permanent members of the Security Council have    More >

Politics and Society in Contemporary Europe: A Concise Introduction

Politics and Society in Contemporary Europe: A Concise Introduction

Stephen Wright

What constitutes Europe today? Is there an identifiable European culture that transcends state boundaries? How do the various national political, economic, and social structures and institutions work? To what extent does the European Union influence policy in the region for members and nonmembers alike? Stephen Wright's comprehensive discussion of contemporary European politics addresses these    More >

How the Aid Industry Works: The Politics and Practice of International Development, 2nd edition

How the Aid Industry Works: The Politics and Practice of International Development, 2nd edition

Arjan de Haan

International development assistance—what Arjan de Haan calls the aid industry—continues to be critical for overcoming the world’s development challenges, perhaps more so than ever given the global realities of climate change and the Covid pandemic. But how does this industry actually work? What practices does it follow, and to what effect? De Haan addresses these questions,    More >

The World Food Problem: Toward Understanding and Ending Undernutrition in the Developing World, 6th edition

The World Food Problem: Toward Understanding and Ending Undernutrition in the Developing World, 6th edition

Howard D. Leathers and Kenneth L. Leonard

Continuing in the tradition of its acclaimed predecessors, the sixth edition of The World Food Problem reflects "a boldly multidisciplinary approach that captures all the complexity of the causes of, and solutions to, hunger ... in an engaging and often witty manner that is simple but never simplistic" (Mark G. Cohen, Hunger Notes). Updated information and new case studies throughout    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

What a wonderful way to kick off 2023: The new edition of US National Security received a rave review in CHOICE magazine’s January issue! Here’s a snippet from the review: “National security has been an issue since the presidency of George Washington, but unfortunately, many Americans have a limited understanding of the topic’s complexity. Luckily, readers may explore the subject in the sixth edition of US National Security: Policymakers, Processes, and Politics. The authors reflect on concerns that have long worried national security analysts and politicians, such as the dangers nuclear war and hypersonic weapons systems pose. Drones and other remotely controlled weapons have further changed the security equation. With the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 and China’s cyberwar capabilities creating great global threats, the new edition of US National Security is an essential addition to any academic library.”
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