Dilemmas in American Politics Series

Craig A. Rimmerman, Series Editor

Titles in the Dilemmas in American Politics series address “real world” problems, raising the issues that are of most concern to students. Each textbook is structured to cover the historical and theoretical aspects of the dilemma, but also to explore the dilemma from a practical point of view and to speculate about the future. The books are ideal as supplements to introductory courses in American politics, or as case studies for upper-level courses.

Inequality in America: Race, Poverty, and Fulfilling Democracy’s Promise

Stephen M. Caliendo

Second Edition • July 12, 2017 • 300 pages

Print: $33.00 USD/$42.99 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

Comprehensive and accessible overview of race, class, and gender-based inequality in America through a primarily political science and policy lens

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Inequality in America: Race, Poverty, and Fulfilling Democracy's Promise

Stephen M. Caliendo

First Edition • July 22, 2014 • 288 pages

Print: $32.00 USD/$41.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

The second edition of Inequality in America is forthcoming in July 2017.Why does inequality have such a hold on American society and public policy? And what can we, as citizens, do about it? Inequality in America takes an in-depth look at individual-level and systemic inequality, focusing in particular on race,…

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"Can We All Get Along?": Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics

Paula D. McClain, Joseph Stewart Jr.

Sixth Edition • August 6, 2013 • 352 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$54.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

The seventh edition of “Can We All Get Along?” is forthcoming in July 2017.In a nation built by immigrants and bedeviled by the history and legacy of slavery and discrimination, issues of liberty, equality, and community continue to challenge Americans. In the sixth edition of this widely acclaimed text, Paula…

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The Democratic Dilemma of American Education: Out of Many, One?

Arnold Shober

First Edition • March 1, 2012 • 288 pages

Print: $38.00 USD/$59.99 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

This compelling new book asks: How can American education policy be consistent with democratic ideals? Robust democracy is the combination of participation, self-rule, equality, understanding, and inclusion, but these norms can produce contradictory policy. Local control in education policy can undermine educational equality. Participation in teachers unions can improve working…

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Onward Christian Soldiers?: The Religious Right in American Politics

Clyde Wilcox; Carin Robinson

Fourth Edition • July 1, 2010 • 264 pages

Print: $38.00 USD/$47.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

They have money, influence, power—and they turn out to vote. They are groups like Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, and Concerned Women for America—all parts of the Christian Right. But, are they a serious threat to religious liberty, bent on creating a theocratic state, or the last defenders…

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The New Citizenship: Unconventional Politics, Activism, and Service

Craig A. Rimmerman

Fourth Edition • July 1, 2010 • 240 pages

Print: $32.00 USD/$41.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

Why do so many Americans fail to participate in their communities’ affairs? What role should the citizenry play in our political system? In addressing these concerns, this revised and updated text evaluates the dilemma of participation, civility, and stability at a time when civic indifference is a national problem. In…

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Voting for Women: How the Public Evaluates Women Candidates

Kathy Dolan

First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 208 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$98.99 CAD

Women comprise an ever-increasing percentage of the candidate pool for elective office in the United States. Public opinion surveys profess strong support for female candidates, yet many of these same candidates still encounter skepticism (at best) or hostility (at worst) from the public. The role of candidate gender in elections…

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