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Starting in the 1970s, conservatives learned that electoral victory did not easily convert into a reversal of important liberal accomplishments, especially in the law. As a result, conservatives' mobilizing efforts increasingly turned to law schoo...

The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives)

Using newly-declassified documents, Grace Livingstone reveals the U. S. role in the darkest periods of Latin American history including Pinochet's coup in Chile, the Contra War in Nicaragua and the death squads in El Salvador. She shows how the U....

America's Backyard: The United States and Latin America from the Monroe Doctrine to the War on Terror

Drawing from a power elite perspective and the latest empirical data, this classic text is an invaluable tool for teaching students about how power operates in U. S. society. Domhoff argues that the owners and top-level managers in large income-pr...

Who Rules America? Challenges to Corporate and Class Dominance

In 2004, the U. S. State Department declared Filipina hostesses in Japan the largest group of sex trafficked persons in the world. Since receiving this global attention, the number of hostesses entering Japan has dropped by nearly 90 percent-from ...

Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration, and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo

At no time in history, and certainly in no other democratic society, have prisons been filled so quickly and to such capacity than in the United States. And nowhere has this growth been more concentrated than in the disadvantaged -- and primarily ...

Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse (Studies in Crime and Public Policy)

The creation of the European Community ranks among the most extraordinary achievements in modern world politics. Observers disagree, however, about the reasons why European governments have chosen to coordinate core economic policies and surrender...

The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

This book brings together a collection of innovative papers on strategies for analyzing the spatial and economic impacts of disasters. Natural and human-induced disasters pose several challenges for conventional modeling. For example, disasters en...

Modeling Spatial and Economic Impacts of Disasters (Advances in Spatial Science)

In the new global economy information technology (IT) is the major driver of both economic growth and improved quality of life. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in its 2007 report "Digital Prosperity: Understanding the E...

Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution

A examination on national views of the past, nature, religion, violence and the law, humor, and other topics in the literature of Canada and the United States. A thoughtful analysis with new insights as to why Canadians aren't the same as Americans.

Canadians Are Not Americans: Myths and Literary Traditions

On October 27, 1991, the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic declared its independence from the Soviet Union. Hammer and sickle gave way to a flag, a national anthem, and new holidays. Seven decades earlier, Turkmenistan had been a stateless conglom...

Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan

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