Political Science - Civics & Citizenship

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the T...

Timothy Snyder

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser th...

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Published: Feb 2017

Letters to an American Christian

Bruce Riley Ashford

What does it mean to be an American Christian? In Letters to an American Christian, Bruce Riley Ashford, author of One Nation Under God, addresses overarching issues of the relationship of Christianity and politics, speaks to the wa...

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Published: Jun 2018

Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introd...

David Bollier

The biggest "tragedy of the commons" is the misconception that commons are failures—relics from another era rendered unnecessary by the market and state. Think Like a Commoner dispels such prejudices by explaining the rich...

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Published: Apr 2014

How To Press America's Reset Button: ...

Sean Burke

Are you fed up with your government? Are you concerned about the future of your country, and what it'll be like for the young Americans who will inherit it from us? Do you wish you could take some kind of action—but aren't sure what...

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Published: Nov 2015

Anchor Babies and the Challenge of Bi...

Leo R. Chavez

Birthright citizenship has a deep and contentious history in the United States, one often hard to square in a country that prides itself on being "a nation of immigrants." Even as the question of citizenship for children of immigrants...

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Published: Oct 2017

The Devil in DC

Cheryl K. Chumley

Government intrusion into our private lives is at an all-time high. With the Obergefell v Hodges case unelected judges have made law and overturned the will of the people. Bakers, photographers, and even CEOs are all being told what t...

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Published: Mar 2016

Wedged: How You Became a Tool of the ...

Erik Fogg

For over a decade the pundits of America have decried the dysfunction of American politics, and politicians have promised that, if elected, they'll bring about the change we need. We've grown rightly cynical to such promises, and we w...

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Published: Nov 2015

Arguing for Our Lives: Critical Think...

Robert Jensen

We live in a time when public discourse is more skewed than ever by the propaganda that big money can buy, with trust in the leadership of elected officials at an all-time low. The "news" has degenerated into sensationalist ...

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Published: Apr 2013

Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Mea...

Frances Moore Lappe

An optimistic book for Americans who are asking, in the wake of Trump's victory, What do we do now? The answer: We need to organize and fight to protect and expand our democracy.Americans are distraught as tightly held economic and po...

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Published: Sep 2017

Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, ...

Bruce E. Levine

Polls show that the majority of Americans oppose recent US wars and Wall Street bailouts, yet most remain passive and appear resigned to powerlessness. In Get Up, Stand Up, Bruce Levine offers an original and convincing explanation fo...

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Published: Apr 2011

Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide ...

Amanda Litman

From the email marketing director of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the co-founder of Run for Something comes an essential and inspiring guide that encourages and educates young progressives to run for local office, compl...

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Published: Oct 2017

Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelat...

Walter Mosley

In his late teens and early twenties, Walter Mosley was addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. Drawing from this intimate knowledge of addiction and recovery, Mosley explores the deviances of contemporary America and describes a society ...

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Published: Apr 2011

The Seventeen Solutions: New Ideas fo...

Ralph Nader

Consumer advocate, activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader is arguably the most provocative and important progressive voice in America today—a fearless reformer whom The Atlantic named one of the 100 mo...

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Published: Oct 2012

One Small Difference: Step Into Actio...

Kerry Nelson

This is an eight week workbook for people who want to change the world and serve in the world. It's for those who think about volunteering but never make the call; for activists looking for a group of like-minded citizens; for parents...

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Published: Aug 2016

Healing the Heart of Democracy: The C...

Parker J. Palmer

~  COMING AUGUST 25, 2014!  ~   This PAPERBACK EDITION includes TWO NEW FEATURES: (1) A chapter-length INTRODUCTION in which Palmer explores his political experience since the book first came out in 2011, including a new way...

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Published: Aug 2014

From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Con...

Gene Sharp

Twenty-one years ago, at a friend's request, a Massachusetts professor sketched out a blueprint for nonviolent resistance to repressive regimes. It would go on to be translated, photocopied, and handed from one activist to another, tr...

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Published: Sep 2012

The Great American Citizenship Quiz: ...

Solomon M. Skolnick

The ultimate civics lesson for citizens and would-be citizens alike--now completely revised and updated after the 2016 election. Do you think you know American history? You might be surprised. The Great American Citizenship Quiz provi...

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Published: Sep 2017

Unaccountable: How Elite Power Broker...

Janine Wedel

A groundbreaking book that challenges Americans to reevaluate our views on how a new and more sophisticated style of corruption and private interests have infiltrated every level of society.From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street, ho...

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Published: Sep 2016
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