New Books Network

Eric T. Kasper and Quentin D. Vieregge, “The United States Constitution in Film: Part of Our National Culture” (Lexington Books, 2018)
The U.S. Constitution is often depicted in popular films, teaching lessons about what this founding document means and what it requires. The United States Constitution in Film: Part of Our National Culture (Lexington Books, 2018) examines several different areas of the Constitution to illuminate how films in each area have... Read More
Michael J. Mazarr, “Leap of Faith: Hubris, Negligence, and America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy” (Public Affairs, 2019)
Michael J. Mazarr has written a history of the policy planning process leading up to the Iraq War in 2003.  Mazarr has conducted over one hundred interviews with senior policy officials from the George W. Bush administration, combined with a comprehensive review of published memoirs and declassified government documents, to... Read More
Wendy Pearlman and Boaz Atzili, “Triadic Coercion: Israel’s Targeting of States That Host Nonstate Actors” (Columbia UP, 2018)
In the post–Cold War era, states increasingly find themselves in conflicts with nonstate actors. Finding it difficult to fight these opponents directly, many governments instead target states that harbor or aid nonstate actors, using threats and punishment to coerce host states into stopping those groups. In their book Triadic Coercion:... Read More
Ariel I. Ahram, “Break all the Borders: Separatism and the Reshaping of the Middle East” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Since 2011, civil wars and state failure have wracked the Arab world, underlying the misalignment between national identity and political borders. In Break all the Borders: Separatism and the Reshaping of the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2019), Ariel I. Ahram examines the separatist movements that aimed to remake those... Read More
Andra Gillespie, “Race and the Obama Administration: Substance, Symbols, and Hope” (Manchester UP, 2019)
Scholars and pundits have been busy trying to assess the legacy of President Barack Obama. Few have done so with the nuance and comparative approach of Andra Gillespie. In her new book Race and the Obama Administration: Substance, Symbols, and Hope (Manchester University Press, 2019), she examines the promotion of... Read More
Sally Nuamah, “How Girls Achieve” (Harvard UP, 2019)
What does it take for all girls to achieve? What will it take to remove the seen and unseen barriers– some a matter of policy and others cultural practice–to more girls achieving the equitable education that is their human right? Sally Nuamah has an answer to these questions. She is... Read More