U.S. Politics Publications

Immigration and Security: Does the New Immigration Law Protect the People of Arizona?

Jul 29, 2010
On July 29, the first pieces of Arizona’s new immigration law, SB 1070, take effect without the most controversial parts of the legislation. The sections that mandated that Arizona police enforce federal immigration laws have been blocked by a federal judge pending further review.1 If fully implemented, the law would direct police to ascertain the immigration status of people they stop or detain while enforcing other laws, make it a state crime for immigrants to not have papers documenting legal status in their possession, and otherwise increase state pressure on unauthorized (some would say all) immigrants. more

In Praise of Deadlock: How Partisan Struggle Makes Better Laws by W. Lee Rawls

In Praise of Deadlock: How Partisan Struggle Makes Better Laws

Oct 01, 2009
In Praise of Deadlock explains the legislative process and its checkpoints, with a noncomformist respect for the hurdles and hang-ups in the American system. W. Lee Rawls offers a candid perspective on partisan struggle, which he sees as essential to advancing policy and generating consensus.  more

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace, edited by John Milton Cooper Jr.

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace

Oct 01, 2008
Some of today’s premier experts on Woodrow Wilson contribute to this new collection of essays about the former statesman, portraying him as a complex, even paradoxical president. more

The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State, edited by Casey Nelson Blake

The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State

Oct 01, 2007
The essays in The Arts of Democracy represent the coming of age of one of the liveliest fields in contemporary academic life. Written by some of the most respected and accomplished scholars working in their fields, this volume illuminates the often contradictory impulses that have shaped the historical intersection of the arts, public culture, and the state in modern America. more

Dispersed Relations: Americans and Canadians in Upper North America by Reginald C. Stuart

Dispersed Relations: Americans and Canadians in Upper North America

Oct 01, 2007
Although their relationship sometimes seems wildly imbalanced, the United States and Canada are connected by regional, cultural, social, economic, and political communities. Dispersed Relations shows North America's shared cultural, social, economic, and political history. more

Strategies of Dominance: The Misdirection of U.S. Foreign Policy by P. Edward Haley

Strategies of Dominance: The Misdirection of U.S. Foreign Policy

May 01, 2006
In a critical overview of post–Cold War U.S. foreign policy, Strategies of Dominance draws connections between key elements of George W. Bush’s foreign policy and those of his predecessors, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, and proposes a foreign policy alternative that is constructive and tolerant but not amorally “realistic.” more

Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of Economic Competitiveness by Kent H. Hughes

Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of Economic Competitiveness

May 01, 2005
Public and private sector collaboration helped the U.S. economy recover from its last period of economic malaise, and similar collaboration is needed today. Building the Next American Century describes that movement, including its origins in the stagflation of the early 1970s, declines in manufacturing, and challenges from Germany and Japan. more

Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life, edited by Robert A. Katzmann

Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life

May 01, 2004
One of the most distinguished figures in twentieth-century American politics, Daniel Patrick Moynihan was at the center of virtually every major political issue of his day. The contributors to this career-spanning assessment use their diverse interactions with him to paint a picture of an extraordinary thinker with many areas of intellectual concern. more

Federal Taxation in America: A Short History, 2nd edition, by W. Elliot Brownlee

Federal Taxation in America: A Short History, 2nd edition

May 01, 2004
W. Elliot Brownlee describes the five principal stages of federal taxation in relation to the crises that led to their adoption—the formation of the republic, the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II—with a new chapter focusing on the tax policies of the George W. Bush administration. more

Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America, edited by Hugh Heclo and Wilfred M. McClay

Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America

May 01, 2003
Religion Returns to the Public Square explores how and why religion has to be mixed up with American politics. Uncovering the philosophical, historical, legal, and social roots of this relationship, these essays go beyond hot-button issues to reflect on the current interactions and future possibilities of religion and politics in America. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.