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Suburb
Planning Politics and the Public Interest
Royce Hanson
Land-use policy is at the center of suburban political economies because everything has to happen somewhere but nothing happens by itself. In Suburb, Royce Hanson explores how well a century of strategic land-use decisions served the public interest in Montgomery County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.



Drawing the Lines
Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics
Nicholas R. Seabrook
Drawing the Lines, Nicholas R. Seabrook uses a combination of political science methods and legal studies insights to investigate the effects of redistricting on U.S. House elections. He concludes that partisan gerrymandering poses far less of a threat to democratic accountability than conventional wisdom would suggest. 



Dismantling Solidarity
Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal
Michael A. McCarthy
Why has old-age security become less solidaristic and increasingly tied to risky capitalist markets? Drawing on rich archival data that covers more than fifty years of American history, Michael A. McCarthy argues that the critical driver was policymakers' reactions to capitalist crises and their political imperative to promote capitalist growth. 



A Fight for the Soul of Public Education
The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike
Steven K. Ashby, Robert Bruno
Using interviews, first-person accounts, participant observation, union documents, and media reports, Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno tell the story of the 2012 strike that shut down the Chicago school system for seven days. 



Immigrants and Electoral Politics
Nonprofit Organizing in a Time of Demographic Change
Heath Brown
In Immigrants and Electoral Politics, Heath Brown shows why nonprofit electoral participation has emerged in relationship to new threats to immigrants, on one hand, and immigrant integration into U.S. society during a time of demographic change, on the other.



Building the City of Spectacle
Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago
Costas Spirou, Dennis R. Judd
Richard M. Daley led a period of economic restructuring after that difficult era by building a vibrant tourist economy. Costas Spirou and Dennis R. Judd focus on Richard M. Daley's role in transforming Chicago’s economy and urban culture.



Saving Our Cities
A Progressive Plan to Transform Urban America
William W. Goldsmith
In Saving Our Cities, William W. Goldsmith shows how cities can be places of opportunity rather than places with problems. With strongly revived cities and suburbs, working as places that serve all their residents, metropolitan areas will thrive.



Third Wave Capitalism
How Money, Power, and the Pursuit of Self-Interest Have Imperiled the American Dream
John Ehrenreich
In Third Wave Capitalism, John Ehrenreich documents the emergence of a new stage in the history of American capitalism.Just as the industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century gave way to corporate capitalism in the twentieth, recent decades have witnessed corporate capitalism evolving into a new phase.



Making Immigrant Rights Real
Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco
Els de Graauw
In Making Immigrant Rights Real, Els de Graauw examines how immigrant-serving nonprofits can make impressive policy gains.



Accidental Activists
Victim Movements and Government Accountability in Japan and South Korea
Celeste L. Arrington
Government wrongdoing or negligence harms people worldwide, but not all victims are equally effective at obtaining redress. In Accidental Activists, Celeste L. Arrington examines the interactive dynamics of the politics of redress to understand why not.



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