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The Trickle-Up Economy: How We Take from the Poor and Middle Class and Give to the Rich

The Trickle-Up Economy: How We Take from the Poor and Middle Class and Give to the Rich

Mark Mattern

One of the most durable myths of US political economy is that we take from the rich and give to the poor—penalizing the rich for their hard work and rewarding the undeserving. Mark Mattern turns that story on its head. Documenting the everyday, institutionalized ways that income and wealth are transferred upward in the United States, Mattern shows how in fact the bottom subsidizes the    More >

Questions of Character: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

Questions of Character: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

Robert C. Smith

Conversations about Donald Trump often begin with the question: how did he become president? In Questions of Character, Robert Smith provides some compelling answers based on his assessment of the role that personality and character played leading up to and during Trump's term in office. Smith traces the impact of Trump's character on the conduct of domestic and foreign policy,    More >

The Affordable Care Act: At the Nexus of Politics and Policy

The Affordable Care Act: At the Nexus of Politics and Policy

James M. Brasfield

In the more than a decade since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, questions about the law continue to be vigorously debated. What political dynamics led to its passage? Why has it been subject to so many existential threats? What accounts for its survival and growth? How can its performance best be evaluated? Addressing these questions, James Brasfield eschews partisan rhetoric to    More >

The Women of 2018: The Pink Wave in the US House Elections ... and Its Legacy in 2020

The Women of 2018: The Pink Wave in the US House Elections ... and Its Legacy in 2020

Barbara Burrell

Avengers. PerSisters. The pink wave. And even badasses. These terms have been used to refer to the unprecedented number of female candidates who ran for elected office in the United States in 2018. Barbara Burrell explores this phenomenon—in the context of women's candidacies for election to the US House of Representatives—discussing who the women were, why they chose to run,    More >

US National Security: Policymakers, Processes, and Politics, 6th ed.

US National Security: Policymakers, Processes, and Politics, 6th ed.

John Allen Williams, Stephen J. Cimbala, and Sam C. Sarkesian

The main focus of US national security policy has shifted dramatically since the years of the Obama administration, moving away from nation building and counterinsurgency efforts and toward preparing for traditional state-on-state conflict with powerful peers. The sixth edition of US National Security reflects that change. It also addresses such current issues as the impact of an increasingly    More >

Latino Political Power, 2nd edition

Latino Political Power, 2nd edition

Sharon 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 >

 

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