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The State of Working America, 2008/2009
Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein, Heidi Shierholz
The State of Working America, prepared biennially since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute, includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, taxes, unemployment, wealth, and poverty.



The Power Problem
How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free
Christopher A. Preble
Preble explores the aims, costs, and limitations of the use of this nation's military power and argues that the possession of vast military strength runs contrary to the original intent of the Founders--and serves to undermine the country.



This Could Be the Start of Something Big
How Social Movements for Regional Equity Are Reshaping Metropolitan America
Manuel Pastor, Chris Benner, Martha Matsuoka
The authors show how momentum is building as new policies addressing regional infrastructure, housing, and workforce development bring together business and community groups who share a common desire to see their city and region succeed.



Failure to Protect
America's Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State
Eric S. Janus
Most crimes of sexual violence are committed by people known to the victim—acquaintances and family members. Yet politicians and the media overemphasize predatory strangers when legislating against and reporting on sexual violence. In this book, Eric...



A New New Deal
How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement
Amy B. Dean, David B. Reynolds
A New New Deal offers a bold new plan to revitalize American labor activism and build a sense of common purpose between labor and community organizations though alliances organized at the regional level.



The End of the West?
Crisis and Change in the Atlantic Order
Are we witnessing a deepening transatlantic rift between the U.S. and the nationals of western Europe, with wide-ranging consequences for the future of world order? This volume examines core structural features of the transatlantic order to determine whether current disagreements are transient or permanent.



The Fear of Conspiracy
Images of Un-American Subversion from the Revolution to the Present
The Fear of Conspiracy brings together 85 speeches, documents, and writings that illustrate the role played in American history by the fear of conspiracy and subversion.



Citizenship across Borders
The Political Transnationalism of El Migrante
Michael Peter Smith, Matt Bakker
Citizenship across Borders offer a new way of looking at the emergent dynamics of transnational community development and electoral politics on both sides of the border.



Remaking U.S. Trade Policy
From Protectionism to Globalization
Nitsan Chorev
Chorev focuses on trade liberalization in the United States from the 1930s to the present as she explores the political origins of today's global economy.



Winners without Losers
Why Americans Should Care More about Global Economic Policy
Edward J. Lincoln
In the two decades since the United States became the world's only superpower, policymakers in Washington have seemingly abandoned many tools of statecraft and instead now rely on U.S. military strength as the key—and sometimes the sole—element of its...



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