Harvard University Press

Social Science
& Law

Global Inequality

A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
Branko Milanovic
n Economist Best Book of the Year
Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year
“Informative, wide-ranging, scholarly, imaginative and commendably
brief. As you would expect from one of the world’s leading experts on
this topic, Milanovic has added significantly to important recent works
by Thomas Piketty, Anthony Atkinson and François Bourguignon…
Ever-rising inequality looks a highly unlikely combination with any
genuine democracy. It is to the credit of Milanovic’s book that it
brings out these dangers so clearly, along with the important global
successes of the past few decades.”
—Martin Wolf, Financial Times

The Great

Belknap Press 2016 1 map, 1 chart, 49 graphs, 4 tables 320 pp.
$29.95 | £23.95 cloth 9780674737136


Information Technology
and the New Globalization

A Case Study

Richard Baldwin

David A. Moss

n Economist Best Book of the Year
Financial Times Best
Economics Book of the Year

Times Literary Supplement
Book of the Year

“[An] excellent book…Baldwin’s
work seems likely to become a
standard, perhaps indispensable,
guide to understanding how
globalization has got us here
and where it is likely to take us
next. There can be few more
vital subjects today that will
benefit from this sort of clear and
comprehensive exposition.”
—Alan Beattie, Financial Times
Belknap Press 2016
2 halftones, 29 line illus.,
41 graphs, 9 tables 344 pp.
$29.95 | £22.95 cloth

“This set of well-documented, accessible essays presents the prickly
challenges facing the rapidly changing American democracy, for
lawmakers and citizens alike…A sterling educational tool that offers a
fresh presentation of how ‘democracy in America has always been
a contact sport.’”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Belknap Press 2017 1 graph, 19 tables 784 pp.
$35.00 | £25.95 cloth 9780674971455

Unlikely Partners

Chinese Reformers, Western Economists,
and the Making of Global China
Julian Gewirtz
Marginal Revolution Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year

“Gewirtz’s account of China’s transition from Marxist central planning
to ‘socialist market’ economics is masterful: detailed, balanced, and
illuminating…This is a revelatory account of China’s economic evolution, its debt to Western economic thought, and its love-hate relationship with capitalism.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Courting Death

The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
Carol S. Steiker • Jordan M. Steiker

“[The Steikers] provide a clear and comprehensive look at the
40-year modern history of capital punishment in the United
States since its reinstatement in 1976…Courting Death provides
an excellent survey of the history of capital punishment and
the prospects of abolition…The Steikers explain technical legal
issues with such clarity that their book is highly accessible to
lawyer and layperson alike.”
—Stephen Rohde, Los Angeles Review of Books
Belknap Press 2016 1 line illus. 400 pp.
$29.95 | £22.95 cloth 9780674737426

Dark Ghettos

Injustice, Dissent, and Reform
Tommie Shelby

“Provocative…For Shelby, ghettos are something more troubling
and less tractable: symptoms of the ‘systemic injustice’ of the
United States. They represent not aberrant dysfunction but the
natural workings of a deeply unfair scheme. The only real solution, in this way of thinking, is the ‘fundamental reform of the
basic structure of our society.’”
—James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review
Belknap Press 2016 352 pp. $29.95 | £22.95 cloth 9780674970502

The Making of Mass
Incarceration in America
Elizabeth Hinton
New York Times Notable Book
New York Times Book Review
Editors’ Choice

Publishers Weekly Favorite
Book of the Year

Seminary Co-op Notable

Capital without Borders

Book of the Year

homas J. Wilson Memorial Prize

Wealth Managers and the One Percent
Brooke Harrington
“Harrington advises governments seeking to address inequality
to focus not only on the rich but also on the professionals who
help them game the system.”
—Richard Cooper, Foreign Affairs
“[A] valuable new book…Harrington went undercover as a trainee
wealth manager for two years, living and breathing the profession. The result is an insight unlike any other into how wealth
management works.”
—Felix Martin, New Statesman

“A revelation…A reader cannot
help reckoning with the truth that
the problem of police brutality
and mass incarceration won’t be
remedied with technology and
training. Those of us who believe
in the principles of democracy and
justice would do well to witness,
as detailed in Hinton’s pages, the
shameful theft of liberty in this socalled land of the free.”
—Imani Perry,
New York Times Book Review

2016 2 halftones, 6 line illus., 1 map, 2 tables 400 pp.
$29.95 | £22.95 cloth 9780674743809

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From the War
on Poverty to the
War on Crime


2016 11 halftones 464 pp.
$29.95 | £23.95 cloth

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Finding Time

The Economics of Work-Life Conflict
Heather Boushey
n ISE Magazine Best Book of the Year

“This is a thoughtful and intelligent book.”
—Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg View
“Boushey argues that better family-leave policies should not only
improve the lives of struggling families but also boost workers’
productivity and reduce firms’ costs.”
—The Economist
2016 3 halftones, 9 line illus., 21 graphs, 10 tables 360 pp.
$29.95 | £23.95 cloth 9780674660168

What Works

Gender Equality by Design
Iris Bohnet

hortlist, FT and McKinsey

Business Book of the Year Award,
Financial Times
hortlist, 2016 Business Book
Awards, 800-CEO-READ
Financial Times Best Business
Book of the Year
Times Higher Education
Book of the Week
“This is a persuasive manual for
anyone seeking to eliminate
unconscious biases—in recruitment
and management—that perpetuate
imbalances between men and
women. Bohnet offers invaluable,
research-based guidance about
how to design and run organizations
that are not only fairer, but better.”
—Andrew Hill, Financial Times
Belknap Press 2016
11 halftones 400 pp.
$26.95 | £21.95 cloth

The Taming of Free Speech

America’s Civil Liberties Compromise
Laura Weinrib
“Utterly brilliant…Balanced and restrained in her writing but original
and subversive in her argument, Weinrib stops short of offering
morals from this history…Most important, Weinrib reanimates a
strange time when the forces of business and the forces of labor
were engaged in a pitched battle about the way Americans should
construct their economy. When you go looking for the origins of civil
libertarianism, it turns out, you find a class struggle…Weinrib’s book is
an extraordinary reminder of why history matters to the present.”
—Samuel Moyn, Wall Street Journal
2016 480 pp. $45.00 | £33.95 cloth 9780674545717


How Law Affects Behavior
Lawrence M. Friedman

“This is Friedman at his best. Impact is a masterful review, a grand
synthesis, and a penetrating analysis of the power (and weakness) of
law in defining and shaping the social order. It will be of great value
to legal scholars and social scientists of all sorts, both in the United
States and abroad.”
—Malcolm M. Feeley, University of California, Berkeley
2016 336 pp. $35.00 | £25.95 cloth 9780674971059

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Who Owns the Dead?

The Science and Politics of Death at Ground Zero
Jay D. Aronson

“Thoroughly researched, eminently judicious, powerful, and poignant…Most important, perhaps, Aronson emphasizes throughout his fine book that Americans must find ways to understand,
respect, and respond to the immense burdens bereaved families carry, as well as the cultural, economic, and political implications of public commemorations of mass deaths.”
—Glenn C. Altschuler, Philadelphia Inquirer
2016 336 pp. $29.95 | £22.95 cloth 9780674971493

Bone Rooms

From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums
Samuel J. Redman
Choice Outstanding Academic Title “Top 25” Selection

“[A] remarkable examination of scientific racism, biological
anthropology, and the mission of medical museums.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Bone Rooms details the nascent views of racial science that
evolved in U.S. natural history, anthropological and medical
museums. These debates spilled into public museum spaces,
arraying human bodies in sometimes controversial, even
macabre, exhibits. Redman effectively portrays the remarkable
personalities behind them.”
—David Hurst Thomas, Nature
2016 25 halftones 408 pp. $29.95 | £23.95 cloth 9780674660410

The End of Sex and the Future
of Human Reproduction

Virtual Competition
The Promise and Perils of the
Algorithm-Driven Economy
Ariel Ezrachi •
Maurice E. Stucke
“[Ezrachi and Stucke] make
a convincing argument that
there can be a darker side to the
growth of digital commerce. The
replacement of the invisible hand of
competition by the digitized hand
of internet commerce can give rise
to anticompetitive behavior that
the competition authorities are
ill equipped to deal with…Virtual
Competition displays a deep
understanding of the internet world
and is outstandingly researched.”
—Burton G. Malkiel,

Henry T. Greely

Wall Street Journal

“Readers looking for a more in-depth analysis of human genome
modifications and reproductive technologies and their legal
and ethical implications should strongly consider picking up
[this book]…[It has] the potential to empower readers to make
informed decisions about the implementation of advancements
in genetics technologies.”

“Ezrachi and Stucke dig deep into
the ways in which algorithmic and
big-data analytics combine to
produce behaviors and outcomes
that are—or could be—troubling for

—Dov Greenbaum, Science

—John Naughton, The Observer

2016 400 pp. $35.00 | £27.95 cloth 9780674728967

2016 3 halftones, 3 graphs
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China’s Crony Capitalism
The Dynamics of Regime Decay
Minxin Pei
n Economist Best Book of the Year
Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year
“Pei’s book is quietly devastating…With clinical precision, Pei explains
how corruption operates at every level, perverting each branch of
the party-state and subverting the political authority of the regime.”
—The Economist
2016 10 tables 376 pp. $35.00 | £25.95 cloth 9780674737297

Strangers in Our Midst

The Political Philosophy of Immigration
David Miller
“[Miller’s] timely book Strangers in Our Midst may not be the first
treatise of its kind, but it aims to be the first to combine such an
abstract approach to the topic with such a strong dose of realism.”
—James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review
2016 240 pp. $35.00 | £27.95 cloth 9780674088900

Politics against Domination
Ian Shapiro
“Shapiro’s insights are trenchant, especially with regards to the
Citizens United decision, and his counsel on how the ‘status-quo
bias’ in national political institutions favors the privileged. After
more than a decade of imperial overreach, his restrained account
of foreign policy should likewise find support.”
—Scott A. Lucas, Los Angeles Review of Books
Belknap Press 2016 288 pp. $35.00 | £27.95 cloth 9780674743847

Political Political Theory
Essays on Institutions
Jeremy Waldron
“The problem with revolutionary politics, in short, is that it tends
to be naïve about political institutions. I can recommend no better
corrective than liberal political philosopher Jeremy Waldron, and
no better introduction to his thinking than his recently published
collection of essays.”
—David V. Johnson, Dissent
2016 416 pp. $35.00 | £29.95 cloth 9780674743854

Achieving Our

Leftist Thought in TwentiethCentury America
Richard Rorty
Baffler “Good Books for

Dark Times” Selection, 2016

Guardian Book of the Year

The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in
the History of American Civilization
1999; 1998 176 pp.
$19.95 | £15.95 paper 9780674003125

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Mere Civility

Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration
Teresa M. Bejan

“A terrific book—learned, vigorous, and challenging. Bejan makes
Roger Williams the hero of this story and the thinker who provides a principled justification for America’s exceptional permissiveness toward ‘uncivil’ speech. Justifying the American status
quo isn’t easy. Doing it with arguments that are often surprising
is even harder.”
—Alison McQueen, Stanford University
2017 288 pp. $45.00 | £29.95 cloth 9780674545496

Prophecy without Contempt

Religious Discourse in the Public Square
Cathleen Kaveny

“Inspiring…[Kaveny] suggests that religion’s most powerful public
role involves ‘prophetic indictment’ of our shortcomings. Martin
Luther King Jr. is one model of this, Abraham Lincoln another.
She insists that the most powerful prophets are tempered by ‘a
lively sense of humility.’ They understand both the limits of their
knowledge and their own moral shortcomings. They also have
‘social humility regarding the status of other peoples, including
one’s enemies, in God’s affections.’ In other words, they don’t
consign their foes to hell.”
—E. J. Dionne, Jr., Washington Post
2016 464 pp. $49.95 | £39.95 cloth 9780674495036

Reality and Its Dreams
Raymond Geuss
“These essays are exhilarating evidence of their author’s wide,
thoughtful, and sharply perceptive reading of the signs and
signals of our culture.”
—Hans Sluga, University of California, Berkeley
2016 5 halftones 312 pp. $35.00 | £25.00 cloth 9780674504950

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The Seven Pillars of
Statistical Wisdom
Stephen M. Stigler
Seminary Co-op Notable
Book of the Year
“Wonderful…Each of the seven
pillars that Stigler, in his wisdom,
has hewn from the past two
centuries of statistical thought
provides surprising insights.”
—Howard Wainer, Science
“This lively account of a radically
counter-intuitive past at least
encourages us to question big
data’s reputation. Never entrust
measurement to a monarch—or
judgment to a computer.”
—Jonathon Keats, New Scientist
2016 9 halftones, 51 line illus.,
2 tables 240 pp.
$22.95 | £18.95 paper

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Democracy’s Detectives

The Economics of Investigative Journalism
James T. Hamilton

“An extraordinarily precise and painstaking examination of the state
of investigative journalism in the United States…His book should
command the attention of every citizen.”
—Glenn C. Altschuler, Huffington Post
2016 2 line illus., 38 tables 384 pp. $35.00 | £25.95 cloth 9780674545502

Saving the Media

Capitalism, Crowdfunding, and Democracy
Julia Cagé
Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

pecial Jury Prize for Best Book on Media,

Les Assises Internationales du Journalisme et de l’Information

“Saving the Media is an informative and lively read with a wellbalanced mix of facts and statistics.”
—Gillian Youngs, Times Higher Education
Belknap Press 2016 7 graphs 176 pp. $19.95 | £15.95 cloth 9780674659759

Free Speech and Unfree News

The Paradox of Press Freedom in America
Sam Lebovic

“Provocative and stimulating. Lebovic shows that, although the American press has grown unusually free from government interference, it
is constrained by the vast expansion of government secrecy and the
intensification of the profit motive in the shifting news marketplace.”
—Michael Schudson, author of The Rise of the Right to Know
2016 352 pp. $39.95 | £31.95 cloth 9780674659773

The Digital Difference

Media Technology and the Theory of Communication Effects
W. Russell Neuman

“This is an essential book. W. Russell Neuman…accurately charts the
structure and dynamics of communication in the digital age by
examining the interaction between technology, culture, institutions,
business, and social evolution.”
—Manuel Castells, University of Southern California
2016 16 line illus., 17 tables 384 pp. $49.95 | £39.95 cloth 9780674504936

Age of Fracture
Daniel T. Rodgers
ancroft Prize
Baffler “Good Books for

Dark Times” Selection, 2016

H J ohn G. Cawelti Award, Popular

Culture Association and American
Culture Association

Belknap Press 2012; 2003 360 pp.
$20.00 | £15.95 paper 9780674064362

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The Naked Blogger of Cairo

Creative Insurgency in the Arab World
Marwan M. Kraidy

“A deep dive into the cultural politics of the Arab uprisings…
Kraidy’s sharp insights and rich descriptions of a new Arab
generation’s irrepressible creative urges will amply reward
the effort. Reading Kraidy’s accounts of the politically charted
cultural gambits of wired Arab youth rekindles some of the
seemingly lost spirit of the early days of the Arab uprisings
and offers hope for the future.”
—Marc Lynch, Washington Post
2016 10 halftones 304 pp. $39.95 | £31.95 cloth 9780674737082

Choice, Preferences, and Procedures

A Rational Choice Theoretic Approach
Kotaro Suzumura

“Kotaro Suzumura is one of the foremost leaders of thought in
rational decisions and social choice as well as the economics
of welfare. The reach of his work is breathtaking, and I cannot
think of anything that can beat this collection for its reach and
profundity in exploring some of the most foundational issues in
decision making, investigated at the highest level of analytical
—Amartya Sen, Harvard University
2016 30 line illus., 3 tables 816 pp. $75.00 | £59.95 cloth 9780674725126

Legislating Instability

Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772
Tyler Beck Goodspeed
“Goodspeed’s novel interpretation of the Ayr crisis revises
the historical record and advances our understanding of the
workings of unregulated banking. It is masterly.”

Deepwater Horizon

A Systems Analysis of
the Macondo Disaster
Earl Boebert •
James M. Blossom

Foreword by Peter G. Neumann

n ISE Magazine

Best Book of the Year

“Readers wanting to know just what
happened and why in the Deepwater
Horizon disaster will never find a
better book.”
—Steve Donoghue,
Open Letters Monthly
2016 64 halftones, 8 line illus.
304 pp. $39.95 | £29.95 cloth

—George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and
Financial Alternatives, The Cato Institute
2016 4 halftones, 19 graphs 224 pp. $39.95 | £31.95 cloth 9780674088887

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Infidelity and the Law
Deborah L. Rhode

“Adultery remains illegal in 21 states. Rhode, though no fan of
adultery, argues that it should not be prohibited by law, because
such laws infringe on our constitutionally protected right to privacy—
and have proved woefully ineffective, in any event, at protecting the
institution of marriage.”
—James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review
2016 1 map 272 pp. $28.95 | £22.95 cloth 9780674659551

Private Wrongs
Arthur Ripstein
“Ripstein is among the world’s leading philosophers. In Private Wrongs
he offers a derivation of tort law’s complex body of rules from a foundational moral principle that is at once elegant, original, and ambitious. Scholars working in private law and in legal, moral, and political
philosophy will be required to engage with it, and will want to.”
—John Goldberg, Harvard University
2016 328 pp. $49.95 | £39.95 cloth 9780674659803


Necessary, Justified, or Misguided?
Kent Greenawalt

“The elegantly crafted contributions cover means of historical
memory as diverse as investigative journalism, Mayan oral
histories, and Argentine fiction.”
—Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs
2016 288 pp. $49.95 | £39.95 cloth 9780674659872

Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law
Bruce P. Frohnen • George W. Carey
“This book provides a forceful and insightful account of both the
structural demise of the rule of law and the corruption of the language of public discourse. It recasts our understanding of the
American constitutional experiment and its prospects for the future.”
—Filippo Sabetti, McGill University
2016 304 pp. $45.00 | £35.95 cloth 9780674088870

To Serve God
and Wal-Mart

The Making of Christian
Free Enterprise
Bethany Moreton
Baffler “Good Books for

Dark Times” Selection, 2016

H J ohn Hope Franklin Publication Prize,
American Studies Association

H F rederick Jackson Turner Award,

Organization of American Historians

2010; 2009 12 halftones, 1 map 392 pp.
$20.50 | £16.95 paper 9780674057401

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Religious Freedom in an Egalitarian Age
Nelson Tebbe
“Tebbe…reviews the current state of legal conflicts around
religious freedom and non-discrimination…It’s a fascinating
showcase of relevant legal issues that is both scholarly and
compassionate, a true commitment to ideas above ideology.”
—Publishers Weekly
2017 288 pp. $39.95 | £29.95 cloth 9780674971431

Law’s Abnegation

From Law’s Empire to the Administrative State
Adrian Vermeule

“A theoretically informed, analytically rigorous, and, above all,
lawyerly interpretation of the law of the modern administrative
state…Vermeule also brilliantly deconstructs confused and myopic alternative accounts and, most importantly, demonstrates
how legal doctrine really works from an internal perspective.”
—Jerry L. Mashaw, Yale Law School
2016 1 table 272 pp. $39.95 | £29.95 cloth 9780674971448

Antitrust Law in the New Economy

Google, Yelp, LIBOR, and the Control of Information
Mark R. Patterson

“Offers a comprehensive and insightful analysis based on the
proposition that antitrust law should take seriously information
as a product in itself. Antitrust Law in the New Economy will inform and generate debate about the important issues concerning competition in today’s information economy.”
—Barry Hawk, Fordham University School of Law
2017 1 halftone 336 pp. $49.95 | £33.95 cloth 9780674971424

Misreading Law, Misreading Democracy
Victoria Nourse
“Nourse has written a book of comprehensive, devastating criticism of how judges, including Supreme Court Justices, interpret
(or pretend to interpret) congressional enactments. The canons
of statutory construction, plain meaning, textualism, literalism,
originalism—all these crutches fall, felled by her cannons.”
—Richard A. Posner
2016 1 line illus. 272 pp. $45.00 | £33.95 cloth 9780674971417

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Writing for Hire

Unions, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue
Catherine L. Fisk

“This is an incisive work of scholarship and historical reconstruction
that not only captures the dilemma of authorship in corporatized film,
TV, and advertising but also demonstrates the central importance of
good old-fashioned trade unionism in defending the creativity, status,
and income of even the most renowned writers.”
—Nelson Lichtenstein, author of A Contest of Ideas
2016 320 pp. $35.00 | £25.95 cloth 9780674971400

Authors in Court

Scenes from the Theater of Copyright
Mark Rose

“Well-written, erudite, informative, and engaging throughout…We see
the way that personalities inflect the supposedly impartial law; we
see the role of gender in authorial self-fashioning; we see some of
the fault lines which produce litigation; and we get a nice history of
the evolution of the fair use doctrine.”
—Lewis Hyde, Kenyon College
2016 20 halftones 240 pp. $29.95 | £23.95 cloth 9780674048041

A New Deal for China’s Workers?
Cynthia Estlund
“[An] eloquent account of the fundamental issues facing China’s workers, employers, and officials…Estlund has masterfully identified the
essential economic, political, and legal dynamics that will determine
the fate of the world’s largest and most restive working class.”
—Eli Friedman, Cornell University
2017 5 graphs 304 pp. $49.95 | £36.95 cloth 9780674971394

A New Deal for Old Age

Toward a Progressive Retirement
Anne L. Alstott

“Alstott’s rich sets of proposals are part of an important, emerging
conversation on the need to adjust America’s social safety net for
the modern labor market, the modern family, and a modern aging
—Chris Farrell, Next Avenue
2016 1 graph, 3 tables 208 pp. $29.95 | £23.95 cloth 9780674088757

Arresting Contagion

Science, Policy, and Conflicts over
Animal Disease Control
Alan L. Olmstead • Paul W. Rhode
llan Sharlin Memorial Award,

Social Science History Association

2015 11 halftones, 15 maps,
9 graphs, 5 tables 480 pp.
$49.95 | £39.95 cloth 9780674728776

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War by Other Means

Geoeconomics and Statecraft
Robert D. Blackwill • Jennifer M. Harris

H A Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year
“War by Other Means is [Blackwill and Harris’s] blueprint for how
the United States national security apparatus can better wield
the economic tools at its disposal. It is, in military parlance,
about putting the big ‘E’ in the DIME (Diplomatic, Informational,
Military, Economic) equation back into balance with the other
ways in which a great power projects power.”
—Nikolas K. Gvosdev, National Interest
Belknap Press 2016 384 pp. $29.95 | £23.95 cloth 9780674737211

Imagined Futures

Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics
Jens Beckert

“How do we—as consumers and creators, investors and
economic actors—approach the unknowability of future
markets? [Beckert] mounts an original argument that our
fictional expectations, collectively-held images, and finally
dreams of the future not only guide our forecasts and
choices but generate actual economic activity.”
—David Slocum, Forbes.com
2016 2 charts, 12 graphs 384 pp. $39.95 | £31.95 cloth 9780674088825

Shaper Nations

Strategies for a Changing World
Edited by William I. Hitchcock •
Melvyn P. Leffler • Jeffrey W. Legro

“Shaper Nations is an important book on an important subject:
rising powers and their perspectives on the emerging international order. It provides considerable insights into their key
national security conceptions, ideas for order, and diverse
strategies in an increasingly globalized world.”

Fixing Medical

How Physicians Are Paid
Miriam J. Laugesen

“Our medical prices are too high.
Moreover, these prices are grossly
misaligned with what Americans
really need. Warped prices reflect
the arcane political economy of
our $3 trillion medical system.
In this beautiful book, Miriam
Laugesen combines the rigor of
political science with the granular
knowledge of health services
research to illuminate these
pathologies. Most importantly, she
provides a road map to do better.
This is an important book.”
—Harold Pollack,
University of Chicago
2016 1 halftone, 12 tables
288 pp. $35.00 | £25.95 cloth

—T. V. Paul, editor of Accommodating Rising Powers
2016 4 graphs 224 pp. $35.00 | £27.95 cloth 9780674660212

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Red Ellen

The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist
Laura Beers

“In Red Ellen, Laura Beers…draws a multifaceted portrait, capturing
the woman herself as well as her remarkable political career.”
—Martin Rubin, Wall Street Journal
“Beers has produced a detailed account of an extraordinary life.”
—Clare Griffiths, Times Higher Education
2016 30 halftones 568 pp. $29.95 | £20.00 cloth 9780674971523

The Cold World They Made

The Strategic Legacy of Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter
Ron Robin

“Provocative…The Cold World They Made is a withering indictment of
the Wohlstetters and their influence on defense policy.”
—Philip Taubman, New York Times Book Review
2016 7 halftones 376 pp. $35.00 | £25.95 cloth 9780674046573

Democracy in Iran

Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed
Misagh Parsa

“This book deals with an important and timely issue: the difficulties of
democratizing the Islamic Republic. Drawing from a wealth of primary
materials—interviews, newspapers, and recent memoirs—Democracy
in Iran is the first work that focuses on the movement as a social
movement, with a basis in the larger society, and contains valuable
insights on problems of democratization.”
—Ervand Abrahamian, author of The Coup
2016 416 pp. $45.00 | £33.95 cloth 9780674545045

America’s Dream Palace

Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State
Osamah F. Khalil

“Offers a wide-ranging exploration of the complex relationship
between the knowledge that Americans have produced about the
Middle East and the exercise of American power in the region, from
the First World War down to the invasion of Iraq. Well-researched
and engagingly written.”
—Zachary Lockman, author of Field Notes
2016 5 halftones 440 pp. $35.00 | £25.95 cloth 9780674971578

Democracy’s Slaves
A Political History
of Ancient Greece
Paulin Ismard
Translated by Jane Marie Todd
“Ismard challenges our dependence
on influential comparisons of ancient
and modern democracies, ancient and
modern slave societies.”
—Page duBois,
University of California, San Diego
2017 208 pp.
$35.00 | £25.95 cloth 9780674660076

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Chloe E. Taft

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Michael Woodsworth

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Brian D. Goldstein
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Brahmin Capitalism

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Noam Maggor

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Nihilism and Negritude
Ways of Living in Africa
Célestin Monga
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Rage for Order

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Lauren Benton • Lisa Ford

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A Chosen Exile

A History of Racial Passing in American Life
Allyson Hobbs
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The Cultural Matrix
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C. K. Gunsalus
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Too Big to Jail

How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations
Brandon L. Garrett

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Hate Crimes in Cyberspace
Danielle Keats Citron
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The Black Box Society

The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information
Frank Pasquale
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The Black Box Society is a tour of how computational intelligence has come to dominate three important parts of American
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2016; 2015 2 tables, 1 figure 320 pp.
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Corruption in America

From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United
Zephyr Teachout
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homas J. Wilson Memorial Prize

“At last…a book that puts a name to what is perhaps the most
significant factor shaping American politics today: corruption.
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—Sarah Chayes, Wall Street Journal
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Citizens Divided

Campaign Finance Reform and the Constitution
Robert C. Post

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and an original and compelling new perspective on how the Supreme
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—Geoffrey R. Stone, University of Chicago
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The Myth of Race

The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea
Robert Wald Sussman
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—Yolanda T. Moses, Times Higher Education
2016; 2014 4 halftones, 2 line illus. 384 pp.
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Latino Pentecostals in America
Faith and Politics in Action
Gastón Espinosa
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Edward N. Luttwak
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The Power of Market Fundamentalism
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Fred Block • Margaret R. Somers
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Routes of Power

Energy and Modern America
Christopher F. Jones
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American Railroads

Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century
Robert E. Gallamore • John R. Meyer
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