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Against Ecological SovereigntyEthics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Against Ecological Sovereignty: Ethics, Biopolitics, and Saving the Natural World

Mick Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670284
eISBN:
9781452947136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670284.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book presents a passionate defense of radical ecology that speaks directly to current debates concerning the nature, and dangers, of sovereign power. Engaging the work of Bataille, Arendt, ... More

Bargaining For Women'S RightsActivism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy

Bargaining For Women'S Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy

Alice J. Kang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692170
eISBN:
9781452952307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692170.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Bargaining for Women’s Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy asks why a Muslim-majority democracy, the Republic of Niger, adopted some gender equality reforms and rejected others. It ... More

Border Walls Gone GreenNature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America

Border Walls Gone Green: Nature and Anti-immigrant Politics in America

John Hultgren

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694976
eISBN:
9781452952345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694976.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In contemporary politics, nature is generally assumed to be a commitment of the political left and restrictionism a commitment of the right. The reality, however, is significantly more complicated: ... More

The Capacity ContractIntellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship

Stacy Clifford Simplican

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693979
eISBN:
9781452950839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693979.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the first sustained examination of disability through the lens of political theory, The Capacity Contract shows how the exclusion of disabled people has shaped democratic politics. Stacy Clifford ... More

Corporate SovereigntyLaw and Government under Capitalism

Corporate Sovereignty: Law and Government under Capitalism

Joshua Barkan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674268
eISBN:
9781452947358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674268.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Catastrophes such as refinery explosions, accounting scandals, and bank meltdowns might rightfully be blamed on corporations. In response, advocates have suggested reforms ranging from increased ... More

Counting SpeciesBiodiversity in Global Environmental Politics

Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics

Rafi Youatt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694112
eISBN:
9781452950617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Three decades of biodiversity governance have largely failed to stop the ongoing environmental crisis of global species loss. Yet that governance has resulted in undeniably important political ... More

The Deadly Life of LogisticsMapping Violence in Global Trade

The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade

Deborah Cowen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680870
eISBN:
9781452949024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680870.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book investigates the world of logistics, tracing its movement over the last 60 years from the battlefield to the boardroom, and back again. With a focus on chokepoints - national borders, zones ... More

Desis DividedThe Political Lives of South Asian Americans

Desis Divided: The Political Lives of South Asian Americans

Sangay K. Mishra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816681150
eISBN:
9781452954271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681150.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The book is an analysis of political inclusion and mobilization of South Asian immigrants- focused primarily on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi communities- in the United States. It situates their ... More

Does Local Government Matter?How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Does Local Government Matter?: How Urban Policies Shape Civic Engagement

Elaine B. Sharp

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677085
eISBN:
9781452947976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677085.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Until recently, policy evaluation has mostly meant assessing whether government programs raise reading levels, decrease teen pregnancy rates, improve air quality levels, lower drunk-driving rates, or ... More

Everyday EnvironmentalismCreating an Urban Political Ecology

Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

Alex Loftus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665716
eISBN:
9781452946849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665716.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book develops a conversation between Marxist theories of everyday life and recent work in urban political ecology, arguing for a philosophy of praxis in relation to the politics of urban ... More

Global GangsStreet Violence across the World

Global Gangs: Street Violence across the World

Jennifer M. Hazen and Dennis Rodgers (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691470
eISBN:
9781452948096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691470.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Few studies reflect the critical need to study gangs across time and space. Most investigations focus on a single gang or gangs in a single community, and present the gang in a “snapshot” manner, ... More

Holidays in the Danger ZoneEntanglements of War and Tourism

Holidays in the Danger Zone: Entanglements of War and Tourism

Debbie Lisle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816698554
eISBN:
9781452955278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698554.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Holidays in the Danger Zone traces the usually overlooked connections between warfare and tourism. It shows how a tourist sensibility shapes the behaviour of soldiers in war – especially the ... More

The Microbial StateGlobal Thriving and the Body Politic

The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Stefanie R. Fishel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

For three centuries the rational and disembodied state has been animated by one of the most powerful metaphors in politics: the body-politic, a claustrophobic and bounded image of the collective, the ... More

Militarizing the EnvironmentClimate Change and the Security State

Militarizing the Environment: Climate Change and the Security State

Robert P. Marzec

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816697229
eISBN:
9781452953564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697229.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

As the seriousness of planetary climate change becomes more acknowledged, American and global security institutions are responding by taking a prominent role in the governing of environmental ... More

Nuclear DesirePower and the Postcolonial Nuclear Order

Nuclear Desire: Power and the Postcolonial Nuclear Order

Shampa Biswas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680979
eISBN:
9781452948584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680979.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is an analysis of the complex but hierarchical global nuclear order produced, maintained, and obscured by the workings of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime. Using an analysis heavily ... More

Orientalists, Propagandists, and IlustradosFilipino Scholarship and the End of Spanish Colonialism

Orientalists, Propagandists, and Ilustrados: Filipino Scholarship and the End of Spanish Colonialism

Megan C. Thomas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816671908
eISBN:
9781452947013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816671908.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The writings of a small group of scholars known as the ilustrados are often credited for providing intellectual grounding for the Philippine Revolution of 1896. This book shows that the ilustrados’ ... More

The Parent as CitizenA Democratic Dilemma

The Parent as Citizen: A Democratic Dilemma

Brian Duff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672721
eISBN:
9781452947280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672721.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

When leaders and citizens in the United States articulate their core political beliefs, they often do so in terms of parenthood and family. But while the motives might be admirable, the results of ... More

Predator EmpireDrone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Ian G. R. Shaw

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694730
eISBN:
9781452955339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book explores the rise of the Predator Empire, the name for the contemporary “dronified” U.S. national security state. Moving from the Vietnam War to the “war on terror,” it investigates how ... More

Racial Democracy and the Black MetropolisHousing Policy in Postwar Chicago

Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago

Preston H. Smith II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816637027
eISBN:
9781452945811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816637027.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book examines housing debates in Chicago that go beyond black and white politics, and shows how class and factional conflicts among African Americans actually helped to reproduce stunning ... More

Seeking AsylumHuman Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border

Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border

Alison Mountz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665372
eISBN:
9781452946405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665372.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In July 1999, Canadian authorities intercepted four boats off the coast of British Columbia carrying nearly six hundred Chinese citizens who were being smuggled into Canada. Government officials held ... More

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