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Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait, 2nd edition

Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait, 2nd edition

Edna Acosta-Belén and Carlos E. Santiago

Fully revised and expanded to reflect more than a decade of new developments and data, the second edition of this widely acclaimed book presents an up-to-date, comprehensive portrait of the second largest Latino group in the United States. Edna Acosta-Belén and Carlos Santiago trace the trajectory of the Puerto Rican experience from the early colonial period, through a series of waves of    More >

African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors, 3rd edition

African Development: Making Sense of the Issues and Actors, 3rd edition

Todd J. Moss and Danielle Resnick

Both authoritative and accessible, African Development introduces the issues, actors, and institutions at play in development trajectories across sub-Saharan Africa. This new edition, thoroughly updated, includes an entirely new chapter devoted to key demographic trends in the region, especially rapid urbanization and the distinct "youth bulge." There is also a review of major    More >

Contemporary Regulatory Policy, 3rd Edition

Contemporary Regulatory Policy, 3rd Edition

Marc Allen Eisner, Jeff Worsham, Evan J. Ringquist, and Franchesca Nestor

The third edition of Contemporary Regulatory Policy brings this classic text completely up to date—reflecting more than a decade of policy changes and including an entirely new chapter on food safety regulation. Beyond their focus on seven key policy arenas, the authors confront the broad problems of partisan polarization and congressional gridlock. They also consider the significance of    More >

Political Communication in Action: From Theory to Practice

Political Communication in Action: From Theory to Practice

David L. Helfert

From developing effective messages to working with the news media, from writing speeches to tweeting, from crisis communication to the ethics of political communication, and everything in between, Political Communication in Action takes the reader step-by-step through the process. This approachable new text: • Covers both theory and real-world practice • Uses examples and case    More >

Gender, Crime, and Justice: Exploring the Dynamics

Gender, Crime, and Justice: Exploring the Dynamics

Andrew Wilczak

Exactly what role does gender play in crime, and in the criminal justice system? Addressing this two-part question from the perspective of the offender, the victim, the community, and the overall justice system, Andrew Wilczak provides an accessible introduction to the full range of issues involved. Notably, this comprehensive text: • features an inclusive focus on both men and    More >

 

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We were thrilled to see this review in Nature of Raymond Zilinskas & Philippe Mauger’s new investigative work, Biosecurity in Putin’s Russia. “The scholarship and cogent analysis in [this book] are formidable, as rigorous as any assessment of the country’s biological-warfare capability by the world’s best intelligence agencies.” Bravo!
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