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The One Percent Solution
How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time
Gordon Lafer
In the aftermath of the 2010 Citizens United decision, it's become commonplace to note the growing political dominance of a small segment of the economic elite. But what exactly are those members of the elite doing with their newfound influence? The One Percent Solution provides an answer to this question for the first time. Gordon Lafer's book...



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...



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...



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...



The Power of Systems
How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World
Eglė Rindzevičiūtė
In The Power of Systems, Egle Rindzeviciute introduces readers to one of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War: the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, an international think tank established by the U.S. and Soviet governments to advance scientific...



Building the City of Spectacle
Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago
Costas Spirou, Dennis R. Judd
Richard M. Daley, Chicago's longest-serving mayor, led a period of economic restructuring after the post–World War II urban crisis by building a vibrant tourist economy. This book focuses on his role in transforming Chicago’s economy and urban...



Mourning in America
Race and the Politics of Loss
David W. McIvor
In Mourning in America, McIvor addresses significant and urgent questions about how citizens can mourn traumatic events and enduring injustices in their communities. McIvor offers a framework for analyzing the politics of mourning, drawing from psychoanalysis, Greek tragedy, and scholarly discourses on truth and...



Public Workers
Government Employee Unions, the Law, and the State, 1900–1962
Joseph E. Slater
Public Workers is the first book to analyze why public-sector labor law evolved as it did, separate from and much more restrictive than private-sector labor law, and what effect this law had on public-sector unions, organized labor as a whole, and by extension all of American...



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...



Imperfect Strangers
Americans, Arabs, and U.S.–Middle East Relations in the 1970s
Salim Yaqub
In Imperfect Strangers, Salim Yaqub argues that the 1970s were a pivotal decade for U.S.-Arab relations, whether at the upper levels of diplomacy, in street-level interactions, or in the realm of the...



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