Blending historical narrative, political analysis, and personal reflection, Jon K. Lauck offers a close-up view of the issues that divide the nation. Daschle vs. Thune is a case study of the continuing clash between liberalism and conservatism that has played out for more than a generation in U.S. politics. “Jon Lauck’s account of one of the hardest-fought elections in the 2004 campaign should be must reading for Democrats as well as Republicans.”—Michael Barone, Senior Writer, U.S. News and World Report
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By Felix S. Cohen Edited by David E. Wilkins Felix S. Cohen was a leading architect of the Indian New Deal. His “Basic Memorandum on the Drafting of Tribal Constitutions,” provided practical guidelines for organizing tribal governments. Wilkins presents the entire work, describing its origins and placing it in historical context.
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By David C. W. Parker This broad, well-researched political analysis of the candidate selection process over a 120 year period breaks misconceptions about the role of parties and candidates in congressional elections, and brings the historical analysis of American politics and social science research into one scholarly work.
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Dictators in Spanish America Edited by Hugh M. Hamill In this major revision of the Dictatorship in Spanish America, Hugh Hamill presents conflicting interpretations of caudillismo in twenty-seven essays written by an international group of historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, journalists, and caudillos themselves.
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Violence and Survival in Modern Maya History By Victor Montejo Elilal, exile, is the condition of thousands of Mayas who have fled their homelands in Guatemala to escape repression and even death at the hands of their government. In this book, Victor Montejo gives a voice to those who until now have struggled in silence—but who nevertheless have found ways to reaffirm and celebrate their culture.
American Indian Policy in the Jacksonian Era By Ronald N. Satz Ronald N. Satz’s American Indian Policy in the Jacksonian Era uses the perspectives of both ethnohistory and public administration to analyze the formulation, execution, and results of government policies of the 1830s and 1840s.
State Terror and the Politics of Justice By Jaime Malamud-Goti This book is the first written by an insider about the tragic outcome of Argentina’s human rights trials. Malamud-Goti researched much of this book in Buenos Aires, where he interviewed former opponents, a few of them in military prisons.
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By Theodore J. Lowi In The End of the Republican Era, Theodore J. Lowi predicts not only a collapse of the Republican coalition, but also the potential collapse of the United States’ Republican experiment at large.
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