Political Science

Words of Welfare: The Poverty of Social Science and the Social Science of Poverty Words of Welfare The Poverty of Social Science and the Social Science of Poverty Sanford F. Schram 1995 Spring
Offers an important and enlightening critique of how welfare policy is analyzed and set in the U.S., illustrating that how we study issues affects what ultimately gets done about them. Issues examined include the drawing of the poverty line, the setting of benefit levels, the feminization of poverty, homelessness, the underclass, welfare dependency, recent attempts to reform welfare, and the implications for welfare in the emerging global, postindustrial economy. Schram demonstrates how research on these issues can be done differently and more effectively.
The Politics of Social Protest: Comparative Perspectives on States and Social Movements The Politics of Social Protest Comparative Perspectives on States and Social Movements J. Craig Jenkins and Bert Klandermans, Editors 1995 Spring
Bringing together celebrated scholars from diverse traditions and backgrounds, this volume focuses on the reciprocal relationships among social movements, states, and political parties. The essays are organized around three key questions: Why do citizens resort to the often risky and demanding strategy of using disruptive protest when other channels of political intervention appear to be available? What is the relationship between social protest movements and systems of political representation? And what is the impact of the structure and development of the state on social movements themselves? Contributors include Ronald Aminzade, Paul Burstein, Russell J. Dalton, Donatella della Porta, Henry Dietz, Rachel L. Einwohner, Steven E. Finkel, Jerrold D. Green, Jocelyn Hollander, Hanspeter Kriesi, Diarmuid Maguire, Bronislaw Misztal, Edward N. Muller, Michael Nollert, Karl-Dieter Opp, Dieter Rucht, Michael Wallace, and Gadi Wolfsfeld.
Internationalism and Its Betrayal Internationalism and Its Betrayal Micheline R. Ishay 1995 Spring
Although internationalism is typically understood to be diametrically opposed to nationalism, Micheline Ishay argues to the contrary, maintaining that internationalism often incorporates an individualist element that manifests itself as nationalism during critical periods such as war. Internationalism and Its Betrayal explores the tensions and contradictions between ideas of nationalism and internationalism, focusing on the major political thinkers from the early modern period into the nineteenth century.
The Spectacle of Democracy: Spanish Television, Nationalism, and Political Transition The Spectacle of Democracy Spanish Television, Nationalism, and Political Transition Richard Maxwell 1994 Fall
Shows the changes in television in Spain following the demise of Franco and his dictatorship.
Forsaking our Children: Bureaucracy and Reform in the Child Welfare System Forsaking our Children Bureaucracy and Reform in the Child Welfare System John M. Hagedorn None None
Getting Specific: Postmodern Lesbian Politics Getting Specific Postmodern Lesbian Politics Shane Phelan 1994 Fall
The only book to debate lesbian political theory.
Unstable Frontiers: Technomedicine and the Cultural Politics of “Curing” AIDS Unstable Frontiers Technomedicine and the Cultural Politics of “Curing” AIDS John Nguyet Erni 1994 Fall
John Erni gives a hopeful view of how we might challenge the way scientists, healers, and the mass media look at the task of treating AIDS.
Micro-Politics: Agency in a Postfeminist Era Micro-Politics Agency in a Postfeminist Era Patricia S. Mann 1994 Spring
Offers a radical alternative to feminist identity politics. According to Mann’s bold and original analysis, our political agency is prior to our sense of identity today. Micro-Politics provides a framework in which hierarchies of race, sex, class, as well as gender are figured as contested sites of struggle in our everyday lives.
Hegemony and Power: On the Relation between Gramsci and Machiavelli Hegemony and Power On the Relation between Gramsci and Machiavelli Benedetto Fontana 1993 Fall
Presents a comparative and textual exploration of Gramsci’s interpretation of Machiavelli’s political anlayses. This valuable contribution to our understanding of Gramsci includes a comparison of the major Machiavellian ideas such as the nature of political knowledge, the new principality, the concept of the people, and the relation between thought and action, to Gramsci’s concepts of hegemony, moral and intellectual reform, and the collective will.
Knowing Nukes: The Politics and Culture of the Atom Knowing Nukes The Politics and Culture of the Atom William Chaloupka 1992 Spring
Countering critics who charge that postmodern positions on language, authority, and power cannot inform effective political responses, this compelling analysis employs these same methods to examine antinuclear politics. Star Wars (the movie and the antimissile system), the Freeze movement, Reaganism, and “lifestyle” politics all receive new treatments.
Reading the Postmodern Polity: Political Theory as Textual Practice Reading the Postmodern Polity Political Theory as Textual Practice Michael J. Shapiro 1991 Fall
Offers the first demonstration by a political theorist of how textuality is inherent to political practice.
Limits and Possibilities: The Crisis of Yugoslav Socialism and State Socialist Systems Limits and Possibilities The Crisis of Yugoslav Socialism and State Socialist Systems Bogdan Denitch 1990 Fall
Tribune of the People: The Minnesota Legislature and Its Leadership Tribune of the People The Minnesota Legislature and Its Leadership Royce Hanson 1990 Fall
The End of the Cold War: European Unity, Socialism, and the Shift in Global Power The End of the Cold War European Unity, Socialism, and the Shift in Global Power Bogdan Denitch 1990 Spring
Status Status Bryan S. Turner 1989 Spring
Clarifies the concept of status from the thesis that economic, political, and cultural inequalities can only be understood from a conflict-sociology perspective.