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The Threat on the HorizonAn Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Loch K. Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

The Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995–1996, led by former U.S. Defense Secretaries Les Aspin and Harold Brown, was a landmark inquiry into the activities of America's secret agencies. The purpose of the ... More

Tocqueville’s NightmareThe Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940

Tocqueville’s Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940

Daniel R. Ernst

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199920860
eISBN:
9780199377206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920860.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville once wrote that “insufferable despotism” would prevail if America ever acquired a national administrative state. Today’s Tea Partiers evidently believe ... More

Trading with the EnemyThe Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China

Trading with the Enemy: The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China

Hugo Meijer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190277697
eISBN:
9780190277710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277697.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

In light of the intertwining logics of military competition and economic interdependence at play in US-China relations, this book examines how the United States has balanced its potentially ... More

The Transformation of American Liberalism

The Transformation of American Liberalism

George Klosko

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199973415
eISBN:
9780190676346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

With passage of the Social Security Act, in 1935, the American government took on new social welfare functions, which have expanded ever since. As a work of political theory “on the ground,” The ... More

Tweeting to PowerThe Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Jason Gainous and Kevin M. Wagner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199965076
eISBN:
9780199350476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965076.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Using theory and data from leading online social media, Gainous and Wagner illustrate how platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are bypassing traditional media and creating a new forum for the ... More

A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

Juliet Christian-Smith, Peter H. Gleick, Heather Cooley, Lucy Allen, Amy Vanderwarker, and Kate A. Berry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199859443
eISBN:
9780190252632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199859443.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

It is zero hour for a new US water policy. At a time when many countries are adopting new national approaches to water management, the US still has no cohesive federal policy, and water-related ... More

Twists of FateMultiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives

Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives

Vanessa C. Tyson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190250928
eISBN:
9780190250942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250928.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Members of Congress from and representing racial minority groups often find themselves in a unique predicament: their constituencies tend to be more economically disadvantaged than those of their ... More

Two Nations IndivisibleMexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead

Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead

Shannon K. O'Neil

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199390007
eISBN:
9780190252441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199390007.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Five freshly decapitated human heads are thrown onto a crowded dance floor in western Mexico. A Mexican drug cartel dismembers the body of a rival and then stitches his face onto a soccer ball. These ... More

Unanticipated GainsOrigins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Mario Luis Small

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Social capital theorists have shown that inequality arises in part because some people enjoy larger, more supportive, or otherwise more useful networks. But why do some people have better networks ... More

UnequalHow America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law

Unequal: How America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law

Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190278380
eISBN:
9780190682279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278380.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book describes what happens when workers file employment discrimination cases in federal court, Judges dismiss cases where supervisors grope women, call them whores and sluts, and repeatedly ask ... More

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