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Divided Highways
Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life
Tom Lewis
An engaging history of the people and policies that profoundly transformed the American landscape—and the daily lives of Americans.



Empire of Water
An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
David Soll
Empire of Water explores the history of New York City's water system from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century, focusing on the geographical, environmental, and political repercussions of the city's search for more...



3.11
Disaster and Change in Japan
Richard J. Samuels
In 3.11, Richard Samuels offers the first broad scholarly assessment of the disaster's impact on Japan's government and society.



New Deal Ruins
Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy
Edward G. Goetz
A critical analysis of the nationwide effort to dismantle public housing by focusing on the impact of policy changes in three cities: Atlanta, Chicago, and New Orleans.



Conflicting Commitments
The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston
Shannon Gleeson
Gleeson goes beyond the debate over federal immigration policy to examine the complicated terrain of immigrant worker rights.



Welfare through Work
Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan
Mari Miura
This book argues that the Japanese social protection system should be understood as a system of "welfare through work," where employment protection has functionally substituted for income maintenance.



Public Jobs and Political Agendas
The Public Sector in an Era of Economic Stress
This volume spotlights the important public/private differences that account for the special attention visited upon the public sector starting with the Great Recession.



An Education in Politics
The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind
Jesse H. Rhodes
In this work, Jesse H. Rhodes shows how the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and its prescriptive policies arose out of the dynamic of decentralized authority established in the American federal...



Frontiers of Fear
Immigration and Insecurity in the United States
Ariane Chebel D'Appollonia
Frontiers of Fear comparatively analyzes the restrictive immigration policies commonly framed as a security issue implemented on both sides of the Atlantic since the 1990s.



Double Paradox
Rapid Growth and Rising Corruption in China
Andrew Wedeman
Andrew Wedeman seeks to explain why the Chinese economy performed so well despite widespread corruption at almost kleptocratic levels. He cautions that rapid growth requires ongoing and improved anti-corruption efforts and strong property rights.



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