The Evolving Presidency: Landmark Documents, 1787-2015 by Michael Nelson

By Michael Nelson

In the Fifth Edition of The Evolving Presidency, greater than 50 documents—speeches, debates, letters and ultimate courtroom decisions—show readers the ways in which presidents have formed U.S. historical past via either be aware and deed. Editor Michael Nelson conscientiously crafts a headnote for every choice to put it in old context and produce the document’s importance in the course of its personal time in addition to its lasting results at the workplace of the presidency. This version deals 8 all-new decisions together with James Madison’s Notes of the Federal conference, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s govt Order on Japanese-American Internment, and Barack Obama’s 2015 kingdom of the Union Address.


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Political and Religious Identities of British Evangelicals by Andrea C. Hatcher

By Andrea C. Hatcher

This ebook examines the paradoxical dating among the spiritual and political behaviors of yankee and British Evangelicals, who convey approximately exact non secular canon and perform, yet sharply divergent political views and motion. counting on interviews with British non secular and political elites (journalists, MPs, activists, clergy) in addition to concentration teams in ten Evangelical congregations, this research finds that British Evangelicals, in contrast to their American opposite numbers recognized for his or her vast involvement in get together politics, don't have any discernible ideological or partisan orientation, identifying to pursue their political pursuits via civic or social companies instead of electoral effect. It is going additional to teach that many British Evangelicals shun the label itself for its damaging political connotations and in-/out-group sensibility, and select to target a broader social justice significant rendered nearly incoherent by way of a scarcity of staff identification. putting itself on the vanguard of an incipient yet starting to be phase of comparative study into the intersectionality of faith and politics, the paintings satisfies a lacuna of ways a similar non secular culture can act in a different way in public squares contextualized by means of political and cultural variables.

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Cultural Overstretch?: Differences Between Old and New by Jurgen Gerhards

By Jurgen Gerhards

Within many years the eu Union could be enlarged from fifteen to 28 member states, together with Turkey. Cultural Overstretch investigates even if the hot international locations culturally healthy into the eu Union. studying the ecu treaties and the ecu legislations, Gerhards describes in a primary step what he calls 'The worth script of the ecu Union'. utilizing survey information from twenty-eight international locations the writer examines in a moment step even if voters help the worth script of the eu Union and no matter if there are major ameliorations among previous and new member states and candidate international locations. The publication additionally highlights cultural ameliorations through bearing on modernization conception and forecasts within the concluding bankruptcy the political results of a potential cultural overstretch of the ecu Union.

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Obama's Challenge to China: The Pivot to Asia by Chi Wang

By Chi Wang

This e-book explores U.S.-China family members, an important bilateral courting on the earth, below the management of President Barack Obama. Obama took workplace simply as China’s upward push to international strength sped up; his judgements set the level for a brand new period in U.S.-China family members . partly I, the publication outlines Barack Obama’s personal own worldview and the backgrounds of the counselors that made up his China group, together with Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, John Kerry, and Susan Rice. half II chronologically information the foremost occasions in U.S.-China kin from 2009 to 2014, together with such high-profile instances as Obama’s first China stopover at, the ’Pivot to Asia’, the tale of blind attorney Cheng Guangcheng, Xi Jinping’s upward thrust to strength, and Edward Snowden’s revelations on U.S. cyberespionage. half III switches again to a topical association, addressing Sino-U.S. family members and interactions with reference to a number of matters: economics, army family members, weather swap, human rights, and multilateral cooperation in neighborhood and foreign firms reminiscent of the APEC, G20 and the United international locations. ultimately, the publication ends with well timed feedback for the way to enhance the U.S.-China dating and make sure a relaxed future.

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Representational Style in Congress by Justin Grimmer

By Justin Grimmer

This e-book demonstrates the implications of legislators' strategic communique for illustration in American politics. Representational kind in Congress indicates how legislators current their paintings to domesticate constituent aid. utilizing a big new information set of texts from legislators and new statistical concepts to investigate the texts, this e-book presents finished measures of what legislators say to components and explains why legislators undertake those types. utilizing the recent measures, Justin Grimmer indicates how legislators impact how parts review their representatives and the implications of strategic statements for political discourse. The advent of recent statistical innovations for political texts permits a extra entire and systematic research of what legislators say and why it concerns than used to be formerly attainable. utilizing those new options, the publication makes the compelling case that to appreciate political illustration, we needs to comprehend what legislators say to constituents.

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Return to the NEP: The False Promise of Leninism and the by Oscar J. Bandelin

By Oscar J. Bandelin

No student denies Mikhail S. Gorbachev's position in constructing a brand new method of Soviet socialism, yet such a lot writers emphasize the unconventional departure from conventional Soviet ideology that perestroika appeared to characterize. This paintings offers perestroika as a part of the continuum of ecu highbrow heritage. It examines the resources of Gorbachev's pondering and motion in 19th-century concept, the improvement of Russian Marxism throughout the highbrow main issue on the flip of the twentieth century, the pragmatic and philosophical demanding situations to the Marxist-Leninist paradigm, Stalinism and its critics, and reform Communism in submit global battle II japanese Europe. in contrast heritage, the publication argues that the decline and fall of Soviet Communism was once even more deeply attached with ideological matters than such a lot students have realized.

Bandelin offers clean analyses of the affects of significant works and concepts, reminiscent of Lenin's Materialism and Empirio-Criticism, the missed Marxian proposal of the Asiatic mode of creation, and the underlying dating of East eu reform Communism to perestroika. He analyzes the foremost highbrow traits of perestroika when it comes to those and different currents. This learn deals a standpoint that demanding situations so much of present scholarship at the matters it increases, indicates new avenues for study, and contributes to a broader total figuring out of the issues of Soviet socialism and Gorbachev's attempt to resolve them.

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Vital Statistics on the Presidency: The definitive source by Lyn Ragsdale

By Lyn Ragsdale

taking a look past the person place of work holders to the workplace itself, this Fourth version of Vital records at the Presidency covers George Washington’s tenure during the 2012 election. The book’s expansive view of the presidency permits readers to acknowledge significant topics throughout administrations and to reach total conclusions in regards to the nature of the establishment and its destiny. The illuminating information is positioned into context via considerate essays explaining key statistical styles, making this variation an fascinating and entire connection with very important styles in the course of the background of the presidency.

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The Anti-Rent Era in New York Law and Politics, 1839-1865 by Charles W. McCurdy

By Charles W. McCurdy

A compelling mix of felony and political background, this publication chronicles the most important tenant uprising in U.S. heritage. From its starting within the rural villages of japanese manhattan in 1839 until eventually its cave in in 1865, the Anti-Rent circulate impelled the state's governors, legislators, judges, and reporters, in addition to delegates to New York's bellwether constitutional conference of 1846, to combat with tricky difficulties of social coverage. One used to be find out how to positioned down violent tenant resistance to the enforcement of landlord estate and agreement rights. the second one used to be find out how to abolish the archaic type of land tenure on the root of the lease strike.

Charles McCurdy considers the general public debate on those questions from a clean viewpoint. rather than treating legislations and politics as based variables--as mirrors of social pursuits or accelerators of social change--he highlights the manifold ways that legislation and politics formed either the trend of Anti-Rent violence and the force for land reform. within the approach, he presents an important reinterpretation of the guidelines and associations that lowered the promise of yankee democracy within the intended "golden age" of yank legislation and politics.

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The Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies, by Clare Cushman

By Clare Cushman

The splendid court docket Justices: Illustrated Biographies, 1789–2012, 3rd variation, provides a single-volume reference profiling each superb court docket justice from John Jay via Elena Kagan. An unique essay on each one justice paints a vibrant photo of his or her individuality as formed by means of kinfolk, schooling, pre-Court occupation, and the days during which she or he lived. each one biographical essay additionally provides an outline of the justice’s jurisprudence, the key circumstances in the course of his or her tenure, and the justice’s relationships with the opposite contributors of the court docket. Essays are prepared within the order of the justices’ appointments. energetic anecdotes in addition to pics, pictures, and political cartoons increase the textual content and deepen readers’ knowing of the justices and the court docket. the quantity contains an intensive bibliography and is listed for simple learn access.   



 New to this edition

  •  Foreword by way of leader Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. 
  •  Updated essays on sitting or lately retired participants of the court 
  •  New biographies for leader Justice John G. Roberts and affiliate Justices Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan
  • A revised directory of individuals of the best courtroom with appointment and affirmation dates —as new records have come to gentle, the editor has reassessed the dates of provider of a number of of the justices

  • An up-to-date bibliography with key resources at the best court docket and the justices
  • All-new photographs substitute approximately one fourth of the illustrations during this variation

There isn't any higher reference than this up to date new quantity for insightful heritage and dynamic statement at the people who have served at the splendid courtroom of the U.S.. it is a important reference paintings for researchers, scholars, and others attracted to the ideally suited Court’s prior, current, and future.


Editor Clare Cushman is director of guides for the excellent court docket historic Society, a personal nonprofit association devoted to the gathering and upkeep of the background of the best courtroom of the U.S.. The society accomplishes its undertaking by way of accomplishing academic courses of curiosity to criminal practitioners, students, and most of the people via helping ancient learn, publishing books, journals, and digital fabrics and by means of accumulating antiques and artifacts with regards to the Court’s heritage.

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Issues in EU and US Foreign Policy by Münevver Cebeci,Mika Aaltola,Cristian A. Cantir,Bjorn Olav

By Münevver Cebeci,Mika Aaltola,Cristian A. Cantir,Bjorn Olav Knutsen,Aylin Ünver Noi,Hanna Ojanen,Patryk Pawlak,Chiara Ruffa,Charlotta Spolander,Emma J. Stewart,May-Britt Stumbaum,Dimitrios Triantaphyllou,Yannis Tsantoulis

concerns in E.U. and U.S. overseas coverage, edited via MYnevver Cebeci, goals at interpreting the perceptions, pursuits, and rules of the ecu and the U.S. on quite a few overseas matters. It portrays their convergences and divergences, and displays on their interaction. The e-book has a geographical concentration instead of a thematic one; even if, a few issues resembling guns of mass destruction, twin use know-how move, power defense, and democratization, are unavoidable inside of their respective geographical contexts. for instance, the authors inquire into the case of Iran with a different specialize in nuclear proliferation; they examine Russia with an important emphasis on strength defense; Iraq is tested with a dialogue at the withdrawal of career troops; and, eventually, the authors handle the case of China with a debate on twin use know-how move. concerns in eu Union and U.S. overseas coverage consists of 2 elements: the 1st contains a creative theoretical framework for realizing european and US international coverage. The research extends past conventional ways that search to provide an explanation for US and ecu overseas coverage via a number of dichotomies similar to delicate strength as opposed to not easy strength with no overlooking the importance of such dichotomies. This part additional discusses how eu and American students method transatlantic relatives in several methods. the second one part covers a radical comparative research of ecu and US overseas coverage on particular factor components. a few chapters additionally take care of the impression in their coverage divergences and convergences on transatlantic kin and NATO. however, the ebook goals to move past the parochial debates of burden-sharing or department of work in transatlantic relatives. It focuses on_and truly proposes_a broader framework of cooperation and coordination for the european and the US.

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