New Books Network

Gregory V. Raymond, “Thai Military Power: A Culture of Strategic Accommodation” (NIAS Press, 2018)
Thailand is one of the world’s last remaining military dictatorships, and the last in Asia. While we are familiar with the Thai military’s frequent interventions in Thai politics, we know rather less about its external security role. As rivalry between the superpowers, the United States and China, has grown in recent years,... Read More
Ernest McGowen III, “African Americans in White Suburbia: Social Networks and Political Behavior” (UP of Kansas 2017)
Relative wealth has given suburban African Americans employment opportunities and political resources–but not necessarily neighbors, coworkers, or elected officials who share their concerns. How does this environment affect the political behavior of African Americans who have strong racial identifications and policy preferences? Ernest McGowen III set out to answer this... Read More
Jessica A. J. Rich, “State-Sponsored Activism: Bureaucrats and Social Movements in Democratic Brazil” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
Jessica Rich’s new book, State-Sponsored Activism: Bureaucrats and Social Movements in Democratic Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2019) is a fascinating and important examination of civil-state relations, social movements, and bureaucracies all centering around AIDS/HIV policy as the nexus of analysis. With AIDS/HIV as the center of the analysis, Rich explores... Read More
Erin M. Kempker, “Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism and Conspiracy in the Heartland” (U Illinois, 2018)
Erin M. Kempker is an associate professor of history at Mississippi University for Women and the author of Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism and Conspiracy in the Heartland (University of Illinois, 2018). The author examines how 1970s right-wing women activists in the state of Indiana combined earlier political conspiracy theories, Cold... Read More
Jonathan Marks, “The Perils of Partnership: Industry Influence, Institutional Integrity, and Public Health” (Oxford UP, 2019)
It is an article of faith in many circles that the most effective and efficient way to solve a broad range of local and national problems is through public-private partnerships. What’s not to like? Especially in a climate in which people think resources are scarce, seeking out help from corporate... Read More
Abraham A. Singer, “The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation” (Oxford UP, 2018)
In The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation (Oxford University Press, 2018), Abraham Singer essentially marries together two disciplinary schools of thought and approaches to understand and consider the corporate firm. In his work, Singer takes seriously the idea, structure, function, and position of the... Read More