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After the Rise and Stall of Ballot Blocked Judicial Independence and
American Feminism The Political Erosion of the the American Constitution
Taking Back a Revolution Voting Rights Act A Democratic Paradox
Lynn S. Chancer Jesse H. Rhodes Martin H. Redish
Across the decades, the feminist Over the past five decades, both The Framers of the American
movement brought about signi- Democrats and Republicans in Constitution established a judicial
ficant progress on workplace Congress have consistently voted branch to protect and enforce
discrimination, reproductive to expand the protections offered constitutional limits. They recognized
rights, and sexual assault. Yet, the by the Voting Rights Act. And yet, that, paradoxically, only a counter-
proverbial million-dollar question the administration of the VRA has majoritarian judicial branch can
remains: why is there still so much become more fragmented, and ensure the continued vitality of our
to be done? judicial interpretation of its terms representational government.
has become much less generous.
With this book, Lynn S. Chancer This paradox of American democracy
takes stock of the American feminist Ballot Blocked argues that has been challenged and often ignored
movement and engages with a new conservatives adopt a paradoxical by office holders and legal scholars.
burst of feminist activism. She strategy in which they acquiesce to Martin H. Redish defends the central-
articulates four common causes— expansive voting rights protections ity of these special protections of
advancing political and economic in Congress (where decisions are judicial independence. He explains
equality, allowing intimate and visible and easily traceable) while how the nation’s system of counter-
sexual freedom, ending violence simultaneously narrowing the majoritarian constitutionalism cannot
against women, and expanding scope of federal enforcement via survive absent the vesting of final
the cultural representation of administrative and judicial ma- powers of constitutional interpretation
women—considering each in turn neuvers (which are less visible and and enforcement in the one branch of
to assess what has been gained harder to trace). Over time, this government expressly protected from
(or not). It is around these shared strategy has enabled a conservative direct political accountability: the
concerns, Chancer argues, that Supreme Court to exercise prepon- judicial branch.
we can continue to build a vibrant derant influence over the scope of
“Ignore Redish at your peril. This
and expansive feminist movement. federal enforcement. well-written and accessible book is
Ultimately, this book is about not “Bold and richly detailed. Rhodes pro- sure to be oft-cited for decades.”
only redressing problems, but also vides timely and crucial new insights.” —Charles Geyh,
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The Transparency Fix The Poverty of Privacy Rights The Balance Gap
Secrets, Leaks, and Uncontrollable Khiara M. Bridges Working Mothers and the
Government Information Limits of the Law
The Poverty of Privacy Rights makes
Mark Fenster a simple, controversial argument: Sarah Cote Hampson
Government information cannot Poor mothers in America are In recent decades, laws and
be controlled. The Transparency deprived of the right to privacy. workplace policies have emerged
Fix asserts that both transparency The U.S. Constitution is supposed that seek to address the “balance”
movements and secrecy advocates to bestow rights equally. Yet the poor between work and family. Millions
hold the mistaken belief that are subject to invasions of privacy of women in the U.S. take time
government information can be that are gross demonstrations of off when they give birth or adopt
released or kept secure on command. governmental power. Khiara M. a child, making use of “family-
Bridges investigates poor mothers’ friendly” laws and policies.
In truth, the world did not end experiences with the state—both
because Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, The Balance Gap traces the
when they receive public assistance
and Edward Snowden released paths individual women take in
and when they do not. Presenting
classified information. But nor understanding and invoking work/
a holistic view of how the state
was there a significant political life balance laws and policies.
intervenes in all facets of poor
change. Using a variety of examples Conducting in-depth interviews
mothers’ privacy, Bridges turns
to examine how government in two distinctive workplace set-
popular thinking on its head, arguing
information actually flows, Mark tings—public universities and the
that these women simply do not
Fenster describes how the legal U.S. military—Sarah Cote Hampson
have familial, informational, and
regime’s tenuous control over state uncovers how women navigate the
reproductive privacy rights. Further,
information belies the promise and laws and the unspoken cultures
she asserts that until we disrupt
peril of transparency. He challenges of their institutions. As Hampson
the cultural narratives that equate
us to confront the implausibility of shows, these policies and women’s
poverty with immorality, nothing
controlling government information abilities to understand and utilize
will change.
despite our obsession with trans- them have fallen short of alleviating
parency and secrecy. “This book calls us to rethink the very the tensions women experience.
meaning of the right to privacy and
“No one has done more than Mark to end the unjust and unsupportable “Elegantly written and timely,
Fenster to challenge the premises and moral condemnation of poverty.” The Balance Gap is a rigorous
policies of the open government move- call to action in transforming how
—Dorothy Roberts, we view the ideal mother and the
ment. This book will be foundational author of Killing the Black Body
in critical transparency studies.” ideal worker.”
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What, and who, holds together The “Catholicization” of the United
the modern conservative move- States is a recent phenomenon and
ment’s corporate interests, small- was particularly prominent in the
government libertarians, social Obama administration. Over one-
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Christians? Raised Right pursues President, the White House Chief
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iconic figures: National Review editor Security and the CIA, the director
William F. Buckley, Jr., President and deputy director of the FBI, and
Ronald Reagan, and Supreme Court the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Justice Clarence Thomas. Jeffrey R. of Staff were all Roman Catholic.
Dudas identifies a “paternal rights Challenging received wisdom that
discourse”—arguments about father- the American Catholic Church is in
hood and rights that permeate the crisis and that the political religion in
men’s personal lives and political the United States is Evangelicalism,
visions. Each argued that paternal Manlio Graziano provides an engaging
discipline produced autonomous account of the tendency of Catholics
citizens worthy and capable of to play an increasingly significant
self-governance, which provided the role in American politics, as well as
cohesive agent for an entire move- the rising role of American prelates
ment, uniting its celebration of its in the Roman Catholic Church.
“founding fathers,” past and present,
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“I began this book a skeptic and importance, and I can think of
finished it a convert. A true tour no one better positioned than
de force.” Manlio Graziano to treat it in all
its complexity.”
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Presidential Leverage The Dual Executive
Presidents, Approval, and Unilateral Orders in a Separated
the American State and Shared Power System
Daniel E. Ponder Michelle Belco and
Brandon Rottinghaus What Is a Border?
For scholars, pundits, the public,
and presidents themselves, presi- Popular perception holds that Manlio Graziano
dential approval is an evergreen presidents resort to unilateral orders The fall of the Berlin Wall, symbol
subject. Its actual impact, however, to promote an agenda and head of the bipolar order that emerged
is often unclear: all too frequently off unfavorable legislation. Little after World War II, seemed to
approval is reported in a vacuum, research, however, has considered inaugurate an age of ever fewer
dissociated from the American the diverse circumstances in which borders. The liberalization and
state writ large. Presidential Leverage such orders are issued. The Dual integration of markets, the creation
reaffirms the importance of this Executive reinterprets how and when of vast free-trade zones, and the
contested metric. By situating ap- presidents use unilateral power by birth of a new political and mon-
proval within the context of public illuminating the dual roles of the etary union in Europe, for instance,
trust in government, Daniel E. president. Drawing from an original all appeared to point in that
Ponder reveals how approval shapes data set of over 5,000 executive direction. Only thirty years later,
presidential strategies for govern- orders and proclamations from the though, boundaries and borders
ing, providing a useful measure Franklin D. Roosevelt to the George are expanding in number and being
of the president’s place in the W. Bush administrations, this book reintroduced in places where they
political system. Ponder examines situates unilateral orders within the had virtually been abolished. Is
this contextualized approval from broad scope of executive–legislative this an out-of-step, deceptive last
John F. Kennedy’s administration relations. Michelle Belco and Brandon gasp of national sovereignty or the
through Barack Obama’s, showing Rottinghaus recast the executive as victory of the weight of history over
how it has shaped presidential both an aggressive “commander” the power of place? The fact that
capacity and autonomy, agenda and a cooperative “administrator” borders have made a comeback,
setting, landmark legislation, and who uses unilateral power not only warns Manlio Graziano, does not
unilateral action. to circumvent Congress, but also to mean that they will resolve any
“Engaging and thoughtful, rich support and facilitate its operations. problems. His geopolitical history
in its historical inquiry and “Belco and Rottinghaus provide fresh and analysis draws our attention
contemporary relevance.” insight into the use and limits of to the ground shifting under our
—Rodney Hero, unilateral power.” feet in the present and allows us to
Arizona State University and speculate on what might happen in
President, American Political —Douglas L. Kriner,
Science Association (2014-15) Boston University the future.
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Anchor Babies and Living Emergency BRICS or Bust?
the Challenge of Israel’s Permit Regime in the Escaping the Middle-Income Trap
Birthright Citizenship Occupied West Bank Hartmut Elsenhans and
Leo R. Chavez Yael Berda Salvatore Babones
Birthright citizenship has a deep In 1991, the Israeli government Once among the fastest developing
and contentious history in the introduced emergency legislation economies, growth has slowed
United States, one often hard to canceling the general exit permit or stalled in Brazil, Russia, India,
square in a country that prides that allowed Palestinians to enter China, and South Africa. What
itself on being “a nation of immi- Israel. The directive, effective for policies can governments enact
grants.” Recently, a provocative and one year, has been reissued annually to jump-start the rise of these
decidedly more offensive term than ever since, turning the Occupied middle-income countries? BRICS
birthright citizenship has emerged: Territories into a closed military or Bust? argues that economic
“anchor babies.” Leo R. Chavez zone. Today, Israel’s permit regime catch-up requires investment
counters the often-hyperbolic for Palestinians is one of the world’s in the productivity of ordinary
claims surrounding this term. He most extreme and complex appara- citizens. Diverging from the
considers how it is used as a political tuses for population management. popular narrative of increased
dog whistle, how changes in the Living Emergency brings readers liberalization, it calls for direct
legal definition of citizenship have inside the permit regime, and offers government investment in human
affected the children of immigrants a first-hand account of how the infrastructure, policies that
over time, and, ultimately, how Israeli secret service, government, increase wages and the bargaining
U.S.-born citizens still experience and military civil administration power of labor, and the strategic
trauma if they live in families with control the Palestinian population. use of exchange rates to encourage
undocumented immigrants. By Through numerous interviews, Yael export-led growth. Examining
examining this pejorative term in Berda reconstructs the institutional barriers to implementation,
its political, historical, and social framework of the labyrinthine Hartmut Elsenhans and Salvatore
contexts, Chavez calls upon us to permit regime, illuminating both Babones find that the main
exorcise it from public discourse its overarching principles and its obstacle to such reforms is an
and work toward building a more administrative practices. absence of political will, stemming
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Hamas Contained For the War Yet to Come Hotels and Highways
The Rise and Pacification of Planning Beirut’s Frontiers The Construction of Modernization
Palestinian Resistance Hiba Bou Akar Theory in Cold War Turkey
Tareq Baconi Beirut is a city divided. Following Begüm Adalet
Various accusations and critical the Green Line of the civil war, The early decades of the Cold War
assumptions have been used to dividing the Christian east and presented seemingly boundless
justify extreme military action the Muslim west, today hundreds opportunity for the construction
against Hamas. The reality is, of of such lines dissect the city. of “laboratories” of American
course, far more complex. Neither With unclear state structures society abroad. With this book,
a terrorist group nor a democratic and outsourced public processes, Begüm Adalet reveals how Turkey
political party, Hamas is a multifaceted urban planning has become a became both the archetypal model
liberation organization rooted in the contest between religious-political of modernization and an active
nationalist claims of the Palestinian organizations and profit-seeking partner for its enactment. In track-
people. Hamas Contained offers developers. For the War Yet to Come ing the growth and transmission
the first history of the group on its examines urban planning in three of modernization as a theory and
own terms. Drawing on interviews neighborhoods of Beirut’s south- in practice in Turkey, Hotels and
with organization leaders, as well as eastern peripheries, revealing how Highways offers not only a specific
publications from the group, that- these areas have been developed to history of a postwar development
Tareq Baconi maps Hamas’s thirty- reproduce poverty, displacement, model that continues to influence
year transition from fringe military and urban violence. Hiba Bou Akar our world, but also a widely relevant
resistance towards governance. He argues these neighborhoods are consideration of how theoretical
shows how the movement’s ideology arranged according to the logic of debates ultimately take shape in
threatens the Palestinian struggle and, “the war yet to come,” playing on concrete situations.
inadvertently, its own legitimacy. fears and differences, rumors of
“Hotels and Highways gives a clear
war, and paramilitary strategies to understanding how U.S. hegemony
“Ground-breaking, rigorously
researched, and strikingly fair- organize everyday life. was conceived and implemented in
minded, Hamas Contained is “Fascinating, theoretically astute, the aftermath of World War II. Any-
essential reading.” and empirically rich, For the War Yet body interested in twentieth-century
—Avi Shlaim, to Come enriches our understanding experiences of modernity and U.S.
University of Oxford
of fragile cities in the Middle East power in the Middle East will need
STANFORD STUDIES IN MIDDLE and beyond.” to read this book.”
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Revolution without Nanotechnology Globalization Under and
Revolutionaries Regulation at the Nexus of After Socialism
Making Sense of the Arab Spring Environmental Politics and The Evolution of Transnational
International Security Capital in Central and
Asef Bayat
Kirsten Rodine-Hardy Eastern Europe
The revolutionary wave that swept
the Middle East in 2011 was marked Twenty years ago, scientists and Besnik Pula
by spectacular mobilization. However, policymakers proclaimed that The post-communist states of
it has caused limited shifts in struc- nanotechnology would cure cancer, Central and Eastern Europe have
tures of power, leaving much of the remediate environmental destruction, gone from being among the world’s
old political and social order intact. and boost the economy. Over most closed, autarkic economies
In this book, Asef Bayat uncovers sixty countries created national to some of the most export-
why this occurred and what made nanotechnology initiatives, yet oriented and globally integrated.
these uprisings so distinct from some countries succeeded more Besnik Pula reaches deep into the
those that came before. than others in capitalizing on region’s history and comparatively
these promises. examines its long-run industrial
Revolution without Revolutionaries
is both a history of the Arab Spring The innovation imbalance can be development to explain this shift.
and a history of revolution writ explained by the fact that policy In the 1970s, Central and Eastern
broadly. Setting the 2011 uprisings entrepreneurs act through global European socialist leaders intensified
side by side with the revolutions of diffusion channels and national engagements with the capitalist
the 1970s, particularly the Iranian regulatory regimes. Kirsten Rodine- West, which challenged the Stalinist
Revolution, Bayat reveals a profound Hardy establishes a framework to developmental model in favor of
global shift in the nature of protest: analyze trends in policies, markets, exports and transnational integra-
protestors call for reform rather than and regulations. Comparative tion. A new reliance on exports
fundamental transformation. case studies reveal the U.S.’s launched the integration of Eastern
market-oriented and decentralized European industry into value
“Asef Bayat is in the vanguard of a chains that cut across the East-West
subtle and original theorization of approach, the EU’s government-led
and precautionary approach, and political divide. This book enriches
social movements and social change
in the Middle East. Essential reading.” developing nations’ state-led—yet our understanding of a regional
fragmented—approach. The book shift while also explaining the
—Juan Cole,
University of Michigan transforms our understanding distinct international roles that
of the nexus of global markets, Central and Eastern European
STANFORD STUDIES IN MIDDLE states have assumed in the globalized
EASTERN AND ISLAMIC SOCIETIES environment, and security.
AND CULTURES twenty-first century.
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Self-Regulation and Financializing Poverty Under Contract
Human Progress Labor and Risk in The Invisible Workers of
How Society Gains When Indian Microfinance America’s Global War
We Govern Less Sohini Kar Noah Coburn
Evan Osborne Microfinance is the business of War is one of the most lucrative job
Most of us are familiar with free- giving small, collateral-free loans to markets for an increasingly global
market competition: the idea that poor borrowers that are paid back workforce. Most of the work on
society and the economy benefit in frequent intervals with interest. American bases has been outsourced
when people are left to self-regulate, While for-profit microfinance to private firms that then contract
testing new ideas in pursuit of profit. institutions (MFIs) promise social out individual jobs, often to the
Less known is the fact that this and economic empowerment, they lowest bidder. An “American” base
theory arose after arguments for the have mainly succeeded at enfolding in Afghanistan or Iraq will be staffed
scientific method and freedom of the poor—especially women—into with workers from places like Sri
speech had gone mainstream—and the vast circuits of global finance. Lanka, Bangladesh, the Philippines,
that all three share a common basis. Financializing Poverty ethnographi- Turkey, Bosnia, and Nepal: so-called
It was long thought that society was cally examines how the emergence “third-country nationals.”
better left to organize itself through of MFIs has allowed financial
Noah Coburn traces this unseen
free markets as opposed to political institutions in the city of Kolkata,
workforce across seven countries,
institutions. But, over the twentieth India, to capitalize on the poverty of
following the workers’ often
century, we became less confident its residents. Sohini Kar shows that
zigzagging journey to war. He
in the notion of a self-regulating rigid forms of credit risk manage-
confronts the varied conditions
socioeconomy. Evan Osborne traces ment used by MFIs reproduce
third-country nationals encounter,
the rise and fall of this once-popular the very inequality the loans are
ranging from near slavery to more
concept. He argues that as society meant to alleviate. Moreover, she
mundane forms of exploitation.
becomes more complex, self-regula- argues, the use of life insurance
Under Contract unspools a complex
tion becomes more efficient and can to manage high mortality rates
global web of how modern wars are
once again serve our economy well. of poor borrowers has led to the
fought and supported, narrating war
collateralization of life itself.
“Osborne’s argument and ability to stories unlike any other. Coburn’s
connect disparate tidbits expanded “Kar has beautifully rendered much experience forces readers to reckon
my own knowledge a great deal.” hard-won and illuminating ethno- with the moral questions of a
—Gary Wolfram,
graphic data into compelling prose.” hidden global war-force and the
Hillsdale College —Gustav Peebles, costs being shouldered by foreign
The New School
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Challenged Hegemony The Power of Economists Mafia Raj
The United States, China, and within the State The Rule of Bosses in South Asia
Russia in the Persian Gulf Lucia Michelutti, Ashraf Hoque,
Johan Christensen
Steve A. Yetiv and Nicolas Martin, David Picherit,
The spread of market-oriented
Katerina Oskarsson reforms has been one of the major Paul Rollier, Arild E. Ruud, and
Few issues in international affairs political and economic trends of Clarinda Still
and energy security animate thinkers the late twentieth and early twenty- “Mafia” has become an indigenous
more than the classic topic of first centuries. Governments have South Asian term. Like Italian
hegemony, and the case of the adopted policies that have led to mobsters, the South Asian “gangster
Persian Gulf is particularly fertile deregulation; yet, some countries politicians” are known for inflicting
ground for considering this concept. have embraced these policies more brutal violence while simultaneously
Steve A. Yetiv and Katerina than others. Johan Christensen upholding vigilante justice—inspiring
Oskarsson offer a panoramic study examines one major contributor to fear and fantasy. But the term also
of hegemony and foreign powers this disparity: the entrenchment of refers to the diffuse spheres of
in the Persian Gulf, presenting U.S.-trained, neoclassical economists in crime, business, and politics operat-
the most comprehensive, data- political institutions the world over. ing within a shadow world that is
driven portrait to date of their While previous studies have high- popularly referred to as the rule of
evolving relations. lighted the role of political parties the mafia, or “Mafia Raj.”
and production regimes, Christensen
The authors argue that the United Through intimate stories of the lives
uses comparative case studies of
States has become hegemonic in the of powerful and aspiring bosses in
New Zealand, Ireland, Norway, and
Persian Gulf, ultimately protecting India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh,
Denmark to show how the influence
oil security for the entire global this book illustrates their personal
of economists affected the extent to
economy. Through an analysis of struggles for sovereignty as they
which each nation adopted market-
official and unofficial diplomatic climb the ladder of success.
oriented tax policies. He finds that,
relations, trade statistics, military Ethnographically tracing the par-
in countries where economic experts
records, and more, they provide a ticularities of the South Asian case,
held powerful positions, neoclassical
detailed account of how U.S. hegemony the authors theorize what
economics broke through with
and oil security have grown in they call “the art of bossing,”
greater force.
tandem, as, simultaneously, China providing nuanced ideas about
and Russia have increased their “A finely tuned and deeply knowl- crime, corruption, and the lure of
political and economic presence. edgeable account. A page-turner the strongman across the world.
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Dynasties and Democracy Zouping Revisited Uneasy Partnerships
The Inherited Incumbency Adaptive Governance in a China’s Engagement with Japan,
Advantage in Japan Chinese County the Koreas, and Russia in the
Daniel M. Smith Edited by Jean C. Oi and Era of Reform
Although democracy is, in principle, Steven Goldstein Edited by Thomas Fingar
the antithesis of dynastic rule, China has undergone dramatic Uneasy Partnerships presents the
families with multiple members change in its economic institutions analysis and insights of practitioners
in elective office continue to be in recent years, but surprisingly little and scholars who have shaped and
common around the world. In most change politically. Somehow, the examined China’s interactions with
democracies, the proportion of such political institutions seem capable key Northeast Asian partners—
“democratic dynasties” declines of governing a vastly more complex Japan, the Koreas, and Russia.
over time, and rarely exceeds ten market economy and a rapidly Using the same empirical approach
percent of all legislators. Japan is changing labor force. One possible employed in the companion
a startling exception, with over a explanation is that within the old volume, The New Great Game,
quarter of all legislators in recent organizational molds there have this text analyzes the perceptions,
years being dynastic. In Dynasties been subtle but profound changes priorities, and policies of China and
and Democracy, Daniel M. Smith to the ways these governing bodies its partners to explain why dyadic
sets out to explain when and why actually work. This book takes the relationships evolved as they have
dynasties persist in democracies, local government of Zouping County during China’s rise. The findings are
and why their numbers are and finds that it has been able to used to identify patterns and trends
only now beginning to wane in evolve significantly through ad hoc and to develop a framework that
Japan—questions that have long bureaucratic adaptations and accom- can be used to illuminate and
perplexed regional experts. His modations that drastically change explain Beijing’s engagement with
findings extend far beyond Japan, the operation of government the rest of the world.
shedding light on the causes and institutions. The picture that emerges “A masterful examination of China’s
consequences of dynastic politics is one of institutional agility and complex interactions with its immedi-
for democracies around the world. creativity as a new form of resilience ate neighbors. The fine-grained strands
“It is hard to think of a sharper within an authoritarian regime. of this complex story are woven into
evaluation of the effects of political a compelling macro-level analysis of
“Grounded in the soil of rural China, Northeast Asia that will be applauded
institutions on the quality and this book examines the startling ways
nature of democratic competition.” by experts and generalists alike.”
old institutional structures are repur-
—Frances McCall Rosenbluth, posed to perform new functions.” —T. J. Pempel,
Yale University University of California, Berkeley
—David M. Lampton,
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Rebranding China The Reputational Imperative The Indonesian Way
Contested Status Signaling in the Nehru’s India in Territorial Conflict ASEAN, Europeanization,
Changing Global Order Mahesh Shankar and Foreign Policy Debates in
Xiaoyu Pu a New Democracy
India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal
China is intensely conscious of its Nehru, left behind a legacy of both Jürgen Rüland
status, at home and abroad. Contradic- great achievements and surprising On December 31, 2015, the ten-
tory posturing as a fragile developing defeats. Most notably, he failed to member Association of Southeast
country and a nascent global power resolve the Kashmir dispute with Asian Nations (ASEAN) founded the
makes decoding China’s foreign policy Pakistan and the territorial conflict ASEAN Community (AC). Political
a challenge, generating uncertainty with China. Mahesh Shankar offers commentators and media outlets,
in many parts of the world. Using the a compelling and novel under- however, greeted its establishment
metaphor of rebranding to understand standing of these puzzling foreign with little fanfare. Implicitly and
China’s varying displays of status, policy missteps: reputation. India’s explicitly, they suggested that the AC
Xiaoyu Pu analyzes a rising China’s investment in its international was only the beginning: Southeast
challenges and dilemmas on the image powerfully shaped the state’s Asia, they seemed to say, was taking
global stage. negotiation and bargaining tactics its first steps on a linear process of
during this period. unification that would converge on
Rebranding China demystifies how
The Reputational Imperative the model of the European Union.
the state represents its global position
proves not only that reputation is a In The Indonesian Way, Jürgen
by analyzing recent military trans-
significant driver in these conflicts Rüland challenges this previously
formations, regional diplomacy, and
but also that it’s about more than unquestioned diffusion of European
international financial negotiations.
simply looking good on the global norms. Focusing on the reception of
Drawing on a sweeping body of
stage. Shankar answers longstanding ASEAN in Indonesia, Rüland traces
research, including original Chinese
questions about Nehru’s territorial how foreign policy stakeholders
sources and interdisciplinary ideas
negotiations and provides a deeper have responded to calls for ASEAN’s
from sociology, psychology, and
understanding of how a state’s global Europeanization, ultimately fusing
international relations, this book puts
image works. He highlights the them with their own distinctly
forward an innovative framework for
pivotal—yet often overlooked— Indonesian form of regionalism.
interpreting China’s foreign policy.
role reputation can play in a broad “An essential study of comparative
“This is a must-read for anyone inter- regionalism and Indonesia’s role in the
ested in China’s foreign relations and global security context.
ASEAN Charter.”
China’s domestic political development “An enlightening and unbiased read.”
in the reform era.” —Randall Schweller,
—Alex Weisiger, Editor-in-Chief, Security Studies
—Thomas J. Christensen, University of Pennsylvania
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Hard Target Between Containment Risen from Ruins
Sanctions, Inducements, and the and Rollback The Cultural Politics of
Case of North Korea The United States and the Rebuilding East Berlin
Stephan Haggard and Cold War in Germany Paul Stangl
Marcus Noland Christian Ostermann This book combines political analy-
This book captures the effects of In the aftermath of World War II, sis with spatial and architectural
sanctions and inducements on North American diplomats and policymakers history to examine the urban land-
Korea and reconstructs the role of turned to the task of rebuilding Europe scape of East Berlin from the end of
economic incentives around the while keeping Communism at bay, World War II until the construction
country’s nuclear program. Stephan confronting a divided Germany. Based of the Berlin Wall. Following the
Haggard and Marcus Noland draw on recently declassified documents destruction of the war, decision
on an array of evidence to show from American, Russian, and German makers balanced historic preserva-
the reluctance of the North Korean archives, this book tells the story of tion against the opportunity to
leadership to weaken its grip on U.S. policy toward East Germany model the Socialist future and reject
foreign economic activity. They from 1945 to 1953. As the American the example of the Nazi dictatorship
argue that inducements have limited approach shifted between the policy through architecture and urban
effect on the regime, and instead of “containment” and more active design. The political and ideological
urge policymakers to think in terms “rollback” of Communist power, agenda of East German elites and
of gradual strategies. Hard Target the Truman and Eisenhower the ruling Socialist Unity Party
connects economic statecraft to the administrations worked to undermine (SED) had a profound effect on the
marketization process to understand Soviet-backed Communist rule built environment. Paul Stangl’s
North Korea and addresses a larger without compromising economic analysis expands our understand-
debate over the merits and demerits and nation-building interests in West ing of urban planning, historic
of “engagement” with adversaries. Germany. There was a darker side to preservation, and Socialist Realism
American policy in East Germany: in East Berlin.
“An innovative study of the evolving
political economy of North Korea. covert operations, propaganda, and “A comprehensive analysis of the
Amid an increasing application of psychological warfare. This interna- politics of urban space in East Berlin.
sanctions, Hard Target contributes tional history tracks relations between A book of great breadth and depth,
much needed sophistication and nu- East German and Soviet Communists, it deserves a wide readership among
ance to over-simplified debates about providing new perspectives on U.S. scholars of memory, urban space,
dealing with North Korea.” and Soviet Communism.”
foreign policy as Cold War
—John S. Park, tensions coalesced. —Michael Meng,
Harvard University Clemson University
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The Deepest Border The Hijacked War The Politics of Rights and the
The Strait of Gibraltar and the The Story of Chinese POWs 1911 Revolution in China
Making of the Modern Hispano- in the Korean War
Xiaowei Zheng
African Borderland David Cheng Chang
China’s 1911 Revolution was a
Sasha D. Pack The Korean War lasted for three momentous political transforma-
The Deepest Border tells the story of years, one month, and two days— tion. Its leaders, however, were not
how a borderland society formed but armistice talks occupied more rebellious troublemakers on the
around the Strait of Gibraltar, bring- than two of those years, as 14,000 periphery of imperial order. On
ing historical perspective to one of Chinese prisoners of war refused the contrary, they were a powerful
the contemporary world’s critical to return to Communist China, political and economic elite
border zones. Sasha D. Pack draws effectively hijacking the negotiations deeply entrenched in local society.
out connections often invisible to of world leaders at a pivotal moment The revolution they spearheaded
national and mono-imperial histo- in Cold War history. In The produced a new, democratic political
ries. In conceptualizing the Strait Hijacked War, David Cheng Chang culture that enshrined national
of Gibraltar region as a borderland, vividly portrays the experiences sovereignty, constitutionalism,
Pack reconsiders the region’s major of Chinese prisoners in the dark, and the rights of the people as
tensions and conflicts, including the cold, and damp tents of Koje indisputable principles.
Rif Rebellion, the Spanish Civil War, and Cheju islands in Korea and
how their decisions derailed the Based upon previously untapped
the European phase of World War
high politics being conducted in Qing and Republican sources,
II, the colonization and decoloniza-
Washington, Moscow, and Beijing. The Politics of Rights and the 1911
tion of Morocco, and the ongoing
Drawing on newly declassified Revolution in China is a nuanced
controversies over the exclaves
archival materials from China, and colorful chronicle of the
of Gibraltar, Ceuta, and Melilla.
Taiwan, and the United States and revolution as it occurred in local
Integrating these threads into a long
interviews with surviving Chinese and regional areas. Xiaowei Zheng
history of the region, The Deepest
and North Korean prisoners of explores the ideas that motivated
Border speaks to broad questions
war, Chang depicts the struggle the revolution, the popularization
about how sovereignty operates on
over prisoner repatriation that of those ideas, and their animating
the “periphery,” how borders are
dominated the second half of the impact on the Chinese people at
constructed and maintained, and the
Korean War—and changed the large. The focus of the book is
enduring legacies of imperialism and
course of the Cold War in East not on the success or failure of
Asia—in the prisoners’ own words. the revolution, but rather on the
368 pages, December 2018 transformative effect that revolution
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The Sexual Contract Neoliberalism’s Demons The Political Theory
30th Anniversary Edition, On the Political Theology of Neoliberalism
With a New Preface by the Author of Late Capital
Thomas Biebricher
Carole Pateman Adam Kotsko
Neoliberalism has become a dirty
Thirty years after its initial publication, Neoliberalism is usually considered word. Yet the term remains necessary
The Sexual Contract remains a an economic policy agenda, but for understanding the varieties of
groundbreaking work that chal- Neoliberalism’s Demons argues capitalism across space and time.
lenges the standard view of the that it is much more than that. A Arguing that neoliberalism
implications of the idea, deeply complete worldview, neoliberalism is widely misunderstood when
embedded in Western thought, presents the competitive market- reduced to a doctrine of markets
that we should think of the state as place as the model for true human and economics alone, this book
if it were derived from an original flourishing, transforming every shows that it has a political dimen-
contract. This award-winning book, aspect of our shared social life. sion that we can reconstruct and
by leading feminist political theorist critique. By examining the views
The book explores the sources of
Carole Pateman, provides a critique of state, democracy, science, and
neoliberalism’s remarkable success
of the traditional social contract that politics in the work of six major
and the roots of its current decline.
continues to be relevant to discussions figures—Eucken, Röpke, Rüstow,
Neoliberalism’s appeal is its promise
about the marriage contract and Hayek, Friedman, and Buchanan—
of unfettered free choice, but that
the employment contract, as well as The Political Theory of Neoliberalism
freedom is a trap. If we choose
to newer cases, such as the welfare offers the first comprehensive
rightly, we ratify our own exploita-
contract and the environmental account of the varieties of neoliberal
tion. If we choose wrongly, we are
contract. With an updated preface political thought. The book also
demonized as the cause of social
by the author, this book speaks to interprets recent neoliberal reforms
ills. By tracing the political and
ever-important questions about of the European Union to diagnose
theological roots of the neoliberal
freedom and subordination. contemporary capitalism more
concept of freedom, Adam Kotsko
“The Sexual Contract is one of the offers a fresh perspective, one that generally. The latest economic
most challenging and thought- emphasizes the dynamics of race, crises hardly brought the neoliberal
provoking books that I have read… gender, and sexuality. He accounts era to an end. Instead, as Thomas
it has significant implications for Biebricher shows, we are witnessing
contemporary feminist debates.” for the rise of right-wing populism,
arguing that, far from breaking an authoritarian liberalism whose
—Feminist Review
with the neoliberal model, it actually reign has only just begun.
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The Time of Money The Art of Revolt Remote Freedoms
Lisa Adkins Snowden, Assange, Manning Politics, Personhood and
Geoffroy de Lagasnerie Human Rights in Aboriginal
Speculation is often associated with Central Australia
financial practices, but The Time When not decried as traitors,
of Money makes the case that it Edward Snowden, Julian Sarah E. Holcombe
not be restricted to the financial Assange, and Chelsea Manning This book investigates how universal
sphere. It argues that the expansion are seen as whistle-blowers whose human rights are understood, prac-
of finance has created a distinctive crucial revelations are meant to ticed, negotiated, and challenged
social world, one that demands a denounce a problem or correct in concert and in conflict with
speculative stance toward life in an injustice. Yet, for Geoffroy de Indigenous rights. Moving between
general. Speculation changes our Lagasnerie, they are much more communities, government,
relationship to time and orga- than that. They are exemplars who regional NGOs, and international
nizes our social worlds to maximize have reinvented an art of revolt. UN forums, Sarah E. Holcombe
productive capacities around flows Consciously or not, they have addresses how the notion of rights
of money. Defining features of inaugurated a new form of political plays out within the distinctive and
our age are hardwired to specula- action and a new identity for the ambivalent sociopolitical context
tive practices—stagnant wages, political subject. of Australia, focusing specifically
indebtedness, the centrality of on Indigenous women and their
Anonymity as practiced by
women’s earnings to the household, experiences of violence. Engaging
WikiLeaks and the flight and
workfarism, and more. Examining in a translation of the Universal
requests for asylum of Snowden and
five features of our contemporary Declaration of Human Rights into
Assange break with traditional forms
economy, Lisa Adkins moves the local Pintupi-Luritja vernacular
of democratic protest. As Lagasnerie
beyond claims that indebtedness is suggests, such solitary choices and observing various indigenous
intrinsic to contemporary life and challenge us to question classic interactions with law enforcement
vague declarations that the social modes of collective action, calling and domestic violence outreach
world has become financialized. old conceptions of the state and programs, Holcombe reveals how,
She delivers a precise examination citizenship into question. In the in the postcolonial Australian
of the relation between finance and process, he pays homage to the context, human rights are double-
society, one that is rich in empirical actions and lives of these three figures. edged. They enforce assimilation
and analytical detail. to a neoliberal social order at the
“A striking and radical new
CURRENCIES: NEW THINKING FOR perspective on truth-tellers in the same time that they empower and
Internet age.” enfranchise the Indigenous citizen
240 pages, September 2018 —Sarah Harrison, as a political actor.
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Contraband Corridor Campaigning for Children The Social Life of Politics
Making a Living at the Mexico– Strategies for Advancing Ethics, Kinship, and Union
Guatemala Border Children’s Rights Activism in Argentina
Rebecca Berke Galemba Jo Becker Sian Lazar
The Mexico–Guatemala border Campaigning for Children focuses A central motor of Argentine his-
has emerged as a geopolitical on contemporary children’s rights, torical and political development
hotspot of illicit flows of both identifying the range of abuses that since the early twentieth century,
goods and people. Contraband affect children today, including unions have been the site of ac-
Corridor seeks to understand the early marriage, female genital tive citizenship in both political
border from the perspective of mutilation, child labor, child sex participation and the distribution
its long-term inhabitants, includ- tourism, corporal punishment, of social, economic, political, and
ing petty smugglers of corn, the impact of armed conflict, and cultural rights.
clothing, and coffee. Challenging access to education. Jo Becker traces
The Social Life of Politics examines
assumptions regarding security, the last 25 years of the children’s
the intimate, personal, and family
trade, and illegality, Rebecca rights movement, including the
dimensions of two political activist
Berke Galemba details how these evolution of international laws and
groups: the Union of National
residents engage in and justify standards to protect children from
Civil Servants (UPCN) and the
extralegal practices. Rather than abuse and exploitation. From a
Association of State Workers
assuming that extralegal activities practitioner’s perspective, Becker
(ATE). These two unions represent
necessarily threaten the state provides readers with careful
distinct political orientations
and formal economy, Galemba’s case studies of the organizations
within Argentina’s broad and active
ethnography illustrates the and campaigns that are making a
labor movement. Sian Lazar shows
complex ways that the formal, difference in the lives of children,
how activists in both unions create
informal, legal, and illegal and the relevant strategies that
themselves as particular kinds of
economies intertwine. have been successful—or not.
militants and forms of political
“Contraband Corridor dares to “Campaigning for Children, with community. The Social Life of
humanize those involved with its most compelling evidence, will Politics places the lived experience
the trafficking of contraband. An go a long way in ensuring that of political activism into historical
intimate approach to the lives human rights of children are
of Mexico–Guatemala border protected worldwide.” relief, and shows how ethics and
inhabitants and their struggles to family values deeply inform the
—Kailash Satyarthi,
survive in neoliberal times.” Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and process by which political actors
—R. Aída Hernández Castillo,
Children’s Rights Activist are formed, understood, and joined
author of Histories and Stories
232 pages, 2017
together through collectivism.
from Chiapas
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Broke and Patriotic Witnesses of the Unseen Jimmy Carter in Africa
Why Poor Americans Love Seven Years in Guantanamo Race and the Cold War
Their Country Lakhdar Boumediene and Nancy Mitchell
Francesco Duina Mustafa Ait Idir In the late 1970s, racism in the U.S.
Why are poor Americans so In 2001, Lakhdar Boumediene undermined Americans’ efforts
patriotic? In Broke and Patriotic, and Mustafa Ait Idir were arrested to “win hearts and minds” abroad
Francesco Duina contends that in Bosnia, wrongly accused of and provided potent propaganda
the best way to answer this participating in a terrorist plot, to the Kremlin. As President Carter
question is to speak directly to and were flown, blindfolded confronted Africa, American foreign
America’s most impoverished. and shackled, to Guantanamo policy slammed up against the
Spending time in bus stations, Bay, Cuba. For seven years, they most explosive and raw aspect of
Laundromats, senior citizen endured torture, harassment, American domestic politics—racism.
centers, homeless shelters, force-feedings, and beatings. Drawing on candid interviews with
public libraries, and fast food They had no opportunity to Carter, as well as key diplomats,
restaurants, he conducted over argue their innocence until and on an array of international
60 revealing interviews in which 2008, when the Supreme Court archival sources, Nancy Mitchell
his participants explain how they issued a landmark ruling in their offers a timely reevaluation of
view themselves and their coun- case, confirming Guantanamo the Carter administration and of
try. By giving them voice, Duina detainees’ constitutional right to the man himself. Mitchell reveals
sheds new light on a sector of challenge their detention. Weeks an administration not beset by
American society that we are later, a federal judge, stunned by weakness and indecision, but
only beginning to recognize as the absence of evidence against rather constrained by Cold War
a powerful force in shaping the them, ordered their release. Now dynamics and by the president’s
country’s future. living in Europe and rebuilding own temperament as he wrestled
“This is superlative ethnography, their lives, Lakhdar and Mustafa with a divided public and his own
allowing voices too little heard to share a story that every American human failings.
speak for themselves, and to do ought to know.
so with pride. Social understand- “A truly definitive account of one of
“An intense, important read for the most challenging and important
ings can be furthered more by this anyone interested in the American
book than by any other in aspects of my presidency.”
government’s misguided efforts
the marketplace.” at Guantanamo.” —Jimmy Carter,
—John A. Hall, Former President of
McGill University —Kirkus Reviews the United States
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