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How Informal Institutions Matter

Evidence from Turkish Social and Political Spheres

with a foreword by B. Guy Peters

Informal institutions are core to political life

Transforming Vòdún

Musical Change and Postcolonial Healing in Benin's Jazz and Brass Band Music

How musicians from the West African Republic of Benin transform Benin’s cultural traditions

Walking the Gendered Tightrope

Theresa May and Nancy Pelosi as Legislative Leaders

Examines how women in higher office must balance feminine stereotypes with exercising their power

International Organizations and Research Methods

An Introduction

Methodologies for the study of International organizations

Life, Earth, Colony

Friedrich Ratzel's Necropolitical Geography

A critical exploration of Friedrich Ratzel and the relationship between colonial and fascist necropolitics

Administering Justice

Placing the Chief Justice in American State Politics

The role and power of state chief justices in and out of the courtroom

The Fourth Amendment

Original Understandings and Modern Policing

Untangling how the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments have influenced U.S. policing

Making Endless War

The Vietnam and Arab-Israeli Conflicts in the History of International Law

How two conflicts have shaped the relationship between law and war since 1945

Rock This Way

Cultural Constructions of Musical Legitimacy

What remixes, covers, mash-ups, and parodies say about the perceived legitimacy of music making

Listening with a Feminist Ear

Soundwork in Bombay Cinema

On the cultural politics and possibilities of sound in cinema

The Medieval Constitution of Liberty

Political Foundations of Liberalism in the West

Locating the roots of western liberal democracy in the late medieval period rather than the Age of Enlightenment

Women in German Expressionism

Gender, Sexuality, Activism

Literary scholarship questions and challenges the limited and fossilized gender narrative of German Expressionism

Congo Style

From Belgian Art Nouveau to African Independence

Examines the impact of colonial Belgium’s influence on the Congo’s visual culture

Racing the Great White Way

Black Performance, Eugene O’Neill, and the Transformation of Broadway

How artists of color challenged racist stereotypes on the Broadway stage

Lobbying the Autocrat

The Dynamics of Policy Advocacy in Nondemocracies

The surprising symbiosis between dictators and citizen lobbyists complicates our understanding of autocratic regimes

Technical Territories

Data, Subjects, and Spaces in Infrastructural Asia

Toward a geography of infrastructure

Bits and Pieces

Screening Animal Life and Death

How and why animals—especially dead animals—matter in film and television

Viewers in Distress

Race, Gender, Religion, and Avant-Garde Performance at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

The changing politics of reception, and how rebellious spectators are redefining the avant-garde

Courting Failure

How Competition for Big Cases Is Corrupting the Bankruptcy Courts

By Lynn LoPucki
Subjects: Law

An eye-opening account of the widespread and systematic decay of America's bankruptcy courts

Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies

Performance, Race, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance

Gay and lesbians in Harlem nightclubs, speakeasies, rent parties, and on Broadway stages

Ethnic Drag

Performing Race, Nation, Sexuality in West Germany

An exploration of the West German attempt to repress and refashion concepts of "race" after the Holocaust

Staging Desire

Queer Readings of American Theater History

Recovers the hidden history of theater professionals who transgressed the gendered expectations of their time

The Limits to Union

Same-Sex Marriage and the Politics of Civil Rights

Offers a case study of the same-sex marriage debate in Hawaii to discuss wider questions of political import

Facing It

AIDS Diaries and the Death of the Author

Explores the connection between the politics of AIDS writing and the ethics of reading

Strangers to the Law

Gay People on Trial

Describes the legal challenge to the Colorado anti-gay civil rights initiative