Political Science



Horace Greeley

James M. Lundberg
The founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, Horace Greeley was the most significant—and polarizing—American journalist of the nineteenth century. To the farmers and tradesmen of the rural North, the Tribune was akin to holy writ. To just about everyone else—Democrats, southerners, and a good many Whig and Republican political allies—Greeley was a shape-shifting menace: an abolitionist fanatic; a disappointing conservative; a terrible liar; a power-hungry...

Separated

William D. Lopez
On a Thursday in November of 2013, Guadalupe Morales waited anxiously with her sister-in-law and their four small children. Every Latino man who drove away from their shared apartment above a small auto repair shop that day had failed to return—arrested, one by one, by ICE agents and local police. As the two women discussed what to do next, a SWAT team clad in body armor and carrying assault rifles stormed the room. As Guadalupe remembers it, "The soldiers...

The Algiers Motel Incident, revised edition

John Hersey
foreword by Danielle L. McGuire
On the evening of July 25, 1967, on the third night of the 12th Street Riot, Detroit police raided the Algiers Motel. Acting on a report of gunfire, officers rounded up the occupants of the motel's annex—several black men and two white women—and proceeded to beat them and repeatedly threaten to kill them. By the end of the night, three of the men were dead. Three police officers and a private security guard were tried for their deaths; none were convicted. In The Algiers Motel...

Working with the Ancestors

Emily C. Donaldson, series edited byK. Sivaramakrishnan
Throughout the Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia, forest spirits share space with ancestral ruins and active agricultural plots, affecting land use and heritage preservation. As their efforts to establish UNESCO World Heritage status continue, Marquesans grapple with questions about when sites should be preserved intact, when neglect is an appropriate option, and when deterioration resulting from local livelihoods...

A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India

edited by Moshe Hirsch, Ashok Kotwal, Bharat Ramaswami
Jul 2019 - UBC Press
Over the last twenty years, India has enacted legislation to turn development goals such as food security, primary education, and employment into legal rights for its citizens. But enacting laws is different from implementing them. A HumanRights Based Approach to Development in India examines a diverse range of human development issues over a period of rapid economic growth in India. Demonstrating why institutional and economic...

Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Sarah Carter
Jul 2019 - UBC Press
Many of Canada's most famous suffragists lived and campaigned in the Prairie provinces, which led the way in granting women the right to vote and hold office. In Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice, Sarah Carter challenges the myth that grateful male legislators simply handed women the vote when it was asked for. Settler suffragists worked long and hard to overcome obstacles and persuade doubters. But even as they petitioned for the vote for...

Rethinking the Spectacle

David Penner
Jul 2019 - UBC Press
Spectacle is usually considered a superficial form of politics, which tries to distract and deceive a passive audience. It is difficult to see how this type of politics could be reconciled with the democratic requirement of active and informed agency. Rethinking the Spectacle reexamines the tension between spectacle and political agency using the ideas and practices of Guy Debord and the Situationist International as a point of departure. Drawing on...

What's Trending in Canadian Politics?

edited by Mireille Lalancette, Vincent Raynauld, Erin Crandall
Jul 2019 - UBC Press
What trends are shaping contemporary political communication and behaviour in Canada, and where are they heading? What's Trending in Canadian Politics? examines political communication and democratic governance in a digital age. Exploring the effects of conventional and emerging political communication practices in Canada, contributors investigate the uses of digital...

Resisting Disappearance

Ather Zia, series edited byPiya Chatterjee
In Kashmir's frigid winter a woman leaves her door cracked open, waiting for the return of her only son. Every month in a public park in Srinagar, a child remembers her father as she joins her mother in collective mourning. The activist women who form the Association of the Parents of the Disappeared Persons (APDP) keep public attention focused on the 8,000 to 10,000 Kashmiri men disappeared by the Indian government forces...

Patient Safety Ethics

John D. Banja
Human errors occur all too frequently in medical practice settings. One sobering recent report claimed that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Hoping to reverse this disturbing trend but wondering why it is that things usually go well despite errors, John D. Banja's Patient Safety Ethics lays out a model that advocates vigilance, mindfulness, compliance, and humility as core ethical...

Holy Science

Banu Subramaniam, hD, series edited byBanu Subramaniam, hD, Rebecca Herzig
Behind the euphoric narrative of India as an emerging world power lies a complex and evolving relationship between science and religion. Evoking the rich mythology of comingled worlds where humans, animals, and gods transform each other and ancient history, Banu Subramaniam demonstrates how Hindu nationalism sutures an ideal past to technologies of the present to make bold claims about the Vedic Sciences and the scientific...

The Conspiracy of Capital

Michael Mark Cohen
Between the 1880s and 1920s, a broad coalition of American dissidents, which included rabble-rousing cartoonists, civil liberties lawyers, socialist detectives, union organizers, and revolutionary martyrs, forged a culture of popular radicalism that directly challenged an emergent corporate capitalism. Monopoly capitalists and their allies in government responded by expanding conspiracy laws and promoting conspiracy theories in an...

Repatriating Polanyi

Chris Hann
Karl Polanyi's "substantivist" critique of market society has renewed topicality in the era of neoliberal globalization. Polanyi (1886–1964) is popular among critical theorists and radical political economists, but also with ecological activists, anti-globalization campaigners and all who sense that ongoing financial turmoil is symptomatic of a deeper crisis threatening the compatibility of capitalism and democracy. The author reclaims the polymath Karl Polanyi for...

Doing Politics Differently?

edited by Sylvia Bashevkin
Jun 2019 - UBC Press
Women have reached the highest levels of political office in Canada's provinces and territories, but what difference has their rise to the top made? In Doing Politics Differently? leading researchers from across the country assess the track records of eleven premiers, including their impact on policies of particular interest to women and their influence on the tenor of legislative debate and the recruitment of other women as party...

Seeking the Court's Advice

Kate Puddister
Jun 2019 - UBC Press
Can Parliament legalize samesex marriage? Can Quebec unilaterally secede from Canada? Can the federal government create a national firearms registry? Each of these questions is contentious and deeply political, and each was addressed by a court in a reference case, not by elected policy makers. Reference cases allow governments to obtain an advisory opinion from a court without a live dispute or opposing litigants – and governments often wield this power...

Vancouverism

Larry Beasley
Jun 2019 - UBC Press
Until the 1980s, Vancouver was a typical midsized North American city. But after the city hosted Expo 86, something extraordinary happened. This otherwise unremarkable urban centre was transformed into an inspiring worldclass city celebrated for its liveability, sustainability, and competitiveness. This book tells the story of the urban planning phenomenon called "Vancouverism" and the philosophy and practice behind it. Writing from an insider's perspective, Larry Beasley, a former chief planner of Vancouver, traces the...

The Rising Clamor

David P. Hadley
The US intelligence community as it currently exists has been deeply influenced by the press. Although considered a vital overseer of intelligence activity, the press and its validity is often questioned, even by the current presidential administration. But dating back to its creation in 1947, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has benefited from relationships with members of the US press to garner public support for its activities, defend...

Landpower in the Long War

edited by Jason W. Warren, foreword by Daniel P. Bolger, with contributions by Lukas Milevski, Peter R. Mansoor, Joel Hillison, Donald S. Travis, Frank Sobchak, Gregory Roberts, James DiCrocco, Mark Balboni, Paul Westermeyer, William Waddell, Edward A. Gutiérrez, Eric Setzekorn, Ibrahim Al-Marashi, David Fastabend, John A. Bonin, Jon Middaugh, Charles Luke, Chris Bowers, Alex Willard, Jacqueline E. Whitt, Lawrence Tritle, epilogue by J. Casey Doss
War and landpower's role in the twenty-first...

The US Senate and the Commonwealth

Mitch McConnell, Roy E. Brownell, II, afterword by Lamar Alexander
Kentucky has long punched above its weight in the US Senate, as some of the nation's most distinguished senators have hailed from the Commonwealth. Despite its relatively small population for much of American history, Kentucky has produced a record two Senate majority leaders, a record three Senate majority whips, and one of the country's greatest lawmakers, Henry Clay. These...

Ideological Storms

Vladimir Tismaneanu
This volume gathers authors who wrote important works in the fields of the history of ideologies, the comparative study of dictatorships, and intellectual history. The book is a state of the art reassessment and analysis of the ideological commitments of intellectuals and their relationships with dictatorships during the twentieth century. The contributions focus on turning points or moments of breakage as well as on the continuities. Though its...