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Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan)

Works: 87 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 747 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Periodicals  Bibliography  Juvenile works  Academic theses  Sources 
Classifications: PN2091.S8, 792.025
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Most widely held works by Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan)
ACLS humanities e-book( )

in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Online, fully searchable collection of 4,680 books in the humanities and related social sciences, containing both in-print and out-of-print books
Philosophy, theory, and practice in biology( )

in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prometheus reimagined : technology, environment, and law in the twenty-first century by Albert C Lin( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A call for a more thoughtful and democratic approach to technology policy and regulation
The primary rules : parties, voters, and presidential nominations by Caitlin Jewitt( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on 2016, it might seem that the national parties have little control over who becomes their presidential candidate. Yet the parties wield more influence than voters in determining who prevails at the National Conventions. Although the reforms of the late 1960s and 1970s gave rank-and-file party members a clear voice in the selection of presidential candidates, the parties retain influence through their ability to set the electoral rules. Despite this capability, party elites do not always fully understand the consequences of the rules and therefore often promote a system that undermines their goals. The Primary Rules illuminates the balance of power that the parties, states, and voters assert on the process. By utilizing an original, comprehensive data set that details the electoral rules that each party employed in each state during every nomination from 1976 to 2016, Caitlin E. Jewitt uncovers the effects of the rules on the competitiveness of the nomination, the number of voters who participate, and the nomination outcomes. This reveals how the parties exert influence over their members and limit the impact of voters. The Primary Rules highlights the role of the parties in the invisible primary stage, as it investigates the parties' influence once the nominations begin. The Primary Rules provides readers with a clearer sense of what the rules are, how they have changed, their consequences, and practical guidance on how to modify the rules of the nomination system to achieve desired outcomes in future elections
Intellectual empathy : critical thinking for social justice by Maureen Linker( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intellectual Empathy provides a step-by-step method for facilitating discussions of socially divisive issues. Maureen Linker, a philosophy professor at the University of Michigan--Dearborn, developed Intellectual Empathy after more than a decade of teaching critical thinking in metropolitan Detroit, one of the most racially and economically divided urban areas, at the crossroads of one of the Midwest's largest Muslim communities. The skills acquired through Intellectual Empathy have proven to be significant for students who pursue careers in education, social work, law, business, and medicine. Now, Linker shows educators, activists, business managers, community leaders--anyone working toward fruitful dialogues about social differences--how potentially transformative conversations break down and how they can be repaired. Starting from Socrates's injunction know thyself, Linker explains why interrogating our own beliefs is essential. In contrast to traditional approaches in logic that devalue emotion, Linker acknowledges the affective aspects of reasoning and how emotion is embedded in our understanding of self and other. Using examples from classroom dialogues, online comment forums, news media, and diversity training workshops, readers learn to recognize logical fallacies and critically, yet emphatically, assess their own social biases, as well as the structural inequalities that perpetuate social injustice and divide us from each other"--
Development in multiple dimensions : social power and regional policy in India by Alexander Lee( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do some states provide infrastructure and social services to their citizens, and others do not? In Development in Multiple Dimensions, Alexander Lee examines the origins of success and failure in the public services of developing countries. Comparing states within India, this study examines how elites either control, or are shut out of, policy decisions and how the interests of these elites influence public policy. He shows that social inequalities are not single but multiple, creating groups of competing elites with divergent policy interests. Since the power of these elites varies, states do not necessarily focus on the same priorities: some focus on infrastructure, others on social services, and still others on both or neither. The author develops his ideas through quantitative comparisons and case studies focusing on four northern Indian states: Gujarat, West Bengal, Bihar, and Himachal Pradesh, each of which represents different types of political economy and has a different set of powerful caste groups. The evidence indicates that regional variation in India is a consequence of social differences, and the impact of these differences on carefully considered distributional strategies, rather than differences in ideology, geography, or institutions
Always at war : British public narratives of war by Thomas Colley( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book studies strategic narratives from the perspective of ordinary citizens from the bottom up. It examines the stories told by a broad cross-section of British society about their country's past, present, and future role in war, using in-depth interviews with 67 diverse citizens. The open-ended and inductive approach brings to the fore the voices of ordinary people in ways typically absent in existing public opinion research. In this respect, it models a qualitative, narrative methodological approach applicable to a range of countries and foreign policy issues. Compelling narratives are considered integral to successful foreign policy, military strategy, and international relations. Often narrative is conceived so broadly it represents all discourse, making it hard to identify. Thomas Colley separates narrative from other modes of discourse, and the way individual events combine to create overall patterns. Research on 'strategic narratives' has focused overwhelmingly on states, while citizens' narratives are rarely examined. The formation of strategic narratives is informed by the stories governments think their people tell, rather than those they actually tell. One unexpected finding was that rather than perceiving distinct periods between war and peace, its citizens see Britain as so frequently involved in conflict that they consider the country to be continuously at war. At present, public opinion appears to be a stronger constraint on Western defence policy than ever. Always at War complements a small but significant body of quantitative research into British attitudes to war, and presents an alternative case in a field dominated by US public opinion research."
HandiLand : the crippest place on Earth by Elizabeth A Wheeler( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young people with disabilities live on a spectrum of privilege according to race, class, gender identity, and type of disability. Wheeler invokes the fantasy of HandiLand, an ideal society ready for young people with disabilities before they get there, as a yardstick to measure how far we've come and how far we still need to go toward the goal of total inclusion
Inconsistency and indecision in the United States Supreme Court by Matthew P Hitt( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Supreme Court exists to resolve constitutional disputes among lower courts and the other branches of government, allowing elected officials, citizens, and businesses to act without legal uncertainty. American law and society function more effectively when the Court resolves these ambiguous questions of Constitutional law. Since lower courts must defer to its reasoning, the Court should also promulgate clear and consistent legal doctrine, giving a reason for its judgment that a majority of justices support. Yet a Court that prioritizes resolving many disputes will at times produce contradictory sets of opinions or fail to provide a rationale and legal precedent for its decision at all. In either case, it produces an unreasoned judgment. Conversely, a Court that prioritizes logically consistent doctrine will fail to resolve many underlying disputes in law and society. Inconsistency and Indecision in the United States Supreme Court demonstrates that over time, institutional changes, lobbied for by the justices, substantially reduced unreasoned judgments in the Court's output, coinciding with a reduction in the Court's caseload. Hence, the Supreme Court historically emphasized the first goal of dispute resolution, but evolved into a Court that prioritizes the second goal of logically consistent doctrine. As a result, the Court today fails to resolve more underlying questions in law and society in order to minimize criticism of its output from other elites. In so doing, the modern Court often fails to live up to its Constitutional obligation
Integrity and agreement : economics when principles also matter by Lanse Minkler( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral principle--not mere self-interest--drives rational decision making
COEDS RUINING THE NATION : women, education, and social change in postwar japanese media by Julia C Bullock( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the late 1800s, Japan introduced a new, sex-segregated educational system. Boys would be prepared to enter a rapidly modernizing public sphere, while girls trained to become 'good wives and wise mothers' who would contribute to the nation by supporting their husbands and nurturing the next generation of imperial subjects. When this system was replaced by a coeducational model during the American Occupation following World War II, adults raised with gender-specific standards were afraid coeducation would cause 'moral problems' even societal collapse. By contrast, young people generally greeted coeducation with greater composure. This is the first book in English to explore the arguments for and against coeducation as presented in newspaper and magazine articles, cartoons, student-authored school newsletters, and roundtable discussions published in the Japanese press as these reforms were being implemented. It complicates the notion of the postwar years as a moment of rupture, highlighting prewar experiments with coeducation that belied objections that the practice was a foreign imposition and therefore 'unnatural' for Japanese culture. It also illustrates a remarkable degree of continuity between prewar and postwar models of femininity, arguing that Occupation-era guarantees of equal educational opportunity were ultimately repurposed toward a gendered division of labor that underwrote the postwar project of economic recovery. Finally, it excavates discourses of gender and sexuality underlying the moral panic surrounding coeducation to demonstrate that claims of rampant sexual deviance and other concerns were employed as disciplinary mechanisms to reinforce an ideology of harmonious gender complementarity and to dissuade women from pursuing conventionally masculine prerogatives."
The stage life of props by Andrew Sofer( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh and provocative readings of familiar stage objects provide new ways of understanding theater, dramatic literature, and culture
A crooked line : from cultural history to the history of society by Geoff Eley( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eley brilliantly probes transformations in the historians' craft over the past four decades. I found A Crooked Line engrossing, insightful, and inspiring."--Lizabeth Cohen, author of A Consumers' Republic " A Crooked Line brilliantly captures the most significant shifts in the landscape of historical scholarship that have occurred in the last four decades. Part personal history, part insightful analysis of key methodological and theoretical historiographical tendencies since the late 1960s, always thoughtful and provocative, Eley's book shows us why history matters to him and why it should also matter to us."--Robert Moeller, University of California, Irvine "Part genealogy, part diagnosis, part memoir, Eley's account of the histories of social and cultural history is a tour de force."--Antoinette Burton, Professor of History and Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, University of Illinois "Eley's reflections on the changing landscape of academic history in the last forty years will interest and benefit all students of the discipline. Both a native informant and an analyst in this account, Eley combines the two roles superbly to produce one of most engaging and compelling narratives of the recent history of History."--Dipesh Chakrabarty, author of Provincializing Europe Using his own intellectual biography as a narrative device, Geoff Eley tracks the evolution of historical understanding in our time from social history through the so-called "cultural turn," and back again to a broad history of society. A gifted writer, Eley carefully winnows unique experiences from the universal, and uses the interplay of the two to draw the reader toward an organic understanding of how historical thinking (particularly the work of European historians) has evolved under the influence of new ideas. His work situates history within History, and offers students, scholars, and general readers alike a richly detailed, readable guide to the enduring value of historical ideas. Geoff Eley is Professor of History at the University of Michigan
Congressional communication : content & consequences by Daniel Lipinski( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Congressional Communication challenges the notion that legislators "run against Congress" by routinely denigrating the institution. Using a unique, systematic analysis of the communication from members of Congress to their constituents over a five-year period, Daniel Lipinski demonstrates key partisan differences in representatives' portrayals of congressional activities. While members of the majority party tend to report that the institution - and, hence, their party - is performing well, members of the minority party are more likely to accuse Congress of doing a poor job." "The findings in Congressional Communication offer the first strong empirical evidence from the electoral arena in support of controversial party government theories. Moving beyond previous studies that look only at legislators' messages, Lipinski's research also reveals the effects of these politically strategic claims on voters, whose interpretations don't necessarily bear out the legislators' intended effects."--Jacket
DEMOCRACY AND IMPERIALISM : irving babbitt and warlike democracies by WILLIAM S SMITH( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After costly U.S. engagement in two wars in the Middle East, foreign policy debates are dominated by questions about the appropriateness of American military interventions. A central issue is whether an interventionist foreign policy is compatible with the American constitutional tradition. The book examines Irving Babbitt’s (1865–1933) unique contribution to understanding the quality of foreign policy leadership in a democracy. Babbitt explored how a democratic nation’s foreign policy is a product of the moral and cultural tendencies of the nation’s leaders and that the substitution of expansive, sentimental Romanticism for the religious and ethical traditions of the West would lead to imperialism. The United States has been moving away from the restraining order of sound constitutionalism to impose its will on other nations, which will inevitably cause the United States to clash with the “civilizational” regions that have emerged in recent decades. Democracy and Imperialism brings the question of soul types to issues of foreign policy leadership and discusses the qualities in leaders that are necessary for sound foreign policy
Great Lakes sea lamprey : the 70 year war on a biological invader by Cory Brant( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stuff of nightmares in both their looks and the horrifying wounds inflicted on their victims, sea lampreys are perhaps the deadliest invasive species to ever enter the Great Lakes. At the invasion’s peak in the mid-20th century, annual catches of lake trout, the lampreys’ preferred host fish in the Great Lakes, plummeted from 6.5 million pounds to a mere 11,000 pounds. Threatening the complete collapse of the fishery, the sea lamprey invasion triggered an environmental awakening across the region, prompting an international treaty that dissolved political boundaries in a cooperative effort to protect and rehabilitate the Great Lakes. The resulting war on Great Lakes sea lampreys fostered a pioneering scientific spirit leading to discoveries that are the backbone of a program that eventually brought the creature under control and now protects the largest freshwater ecosystem in the world. Great Lakes Sea Lamprey draws on extensive interviews with individuals who experienced the invasion firsthand as well as a trove of unexplored archival materials to tell the incredible story of sea lamprey in the Great Lakes. Richly illustrated with color and black & white photographs, the book will interest readers concerned with the health of the Great Lakes and the ongoing threat of invasive species
Race, liberalism, and economics( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noneconomists often think that economists' approach to race is almost exclusively one of laissez-faire. Racism, Liberalism, and Economics argues that economists' ideas are more complicated. The book considers economists' support of markets in relation to the challenge of race and race relations and argues that their support of laissez-faire has traditionally been based upon a broader philosophical foundation of liberalism and history: what markets have and have not achieved in the past, and how that past relates to the future. The book discusses the concepts of liberalism and racism, the history and use of these terms, and how that history relates to policy issues. It argues that liberalism is consistent with a wide variety of policies and that the broader philosophical issues are central in choosing policies. The contributors show how the evolution of racist ideas has been a subtle process that is woven into larger movements in the development of scientific thought; economic thinking is embedded in a larger social milieu. Previous discussions of policies toward race have been constrained by that social milieu, and, since World War II, have largely focused on ending legislated and state-sanctioned discrimination. In the past decade, the broader policy debate has moved on to questions about the existence and relative importance of intangible sources of inequality, including market structure, information asymmetries, cumulative processes, and cultural and/or social capital. This book is a product of, and a contribution to, this modern discussion. It is uniquely transdisciplinary, with contributions by and discussions among economists, philosophers, anthropologists, and literature scholars. The volume first examines the early history of work on race by economists and social scientists more generally. It continues by surveying American economists on race and featuring contributions that embody more modern approaches to race within economics. Finally it explores several important policy issues that follow from the discussion. ". . . adds new insights that contribute significantly to the debate on racial economic inequality in the U.S. The differing opinions of the contributors provide the broad perspective needed to examine this extremely complex issue."--James Peoples, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee "There is an immense economic literature on racial discrimination, employing a variety of models and decomposition methods. This volume makes a unique contribution by focusing on the philosophical assumptions at the root of this analysis and by presenting many sides of the very vigorous debate surrounding these controversial issues."--Thomas Maloney, University of Utah "By focusing upon the progress of analytical technique, historians of economic thought have grossly neglected the symbiotic relation of economics to public policy and ideology. This collection of essays offers a most welcome breach of disciplinary apartheid. Seizing upon recent research in the almost forgotten writings about race of Classical economists and their contemporaries, it relates nineteenth-century ideas to current debates about economic discrimination and other manifestations of racism. As the writing is both learned and lively, the book should appeal both to the generally educated reader and to teachers of courses in multiculturalism."--Melvin Reder, Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Professor Emeritus of Urban and Labor Economics, University of Chicago
Self-financed candidates in congressional elections by Jennifer A Steen( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are our elections for sale? Americans have long asked this question in the face of skyrocketing campaign spending by candidates and parties. Then, in the 1990s, came a wave of wealthy individuals whose deep pockets seemed to be buying political offices across the country. Our worst suspicions were confirmed. Or were they? What effect do self-financers really have on electoral outcomes? Jennifer Steen's authoritative empirical study of self-financed candidates is a landmark in American politics. Steen thoroughly dispels the notion that self-funded candidates can buy legislative seats, proving that the vast majority of self-financers do not win their elections. Her book gives us a truer understanding of self-financers' actual influence on campaign competition and rhetoric. Jennifer A. Steen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston College and a former political consultant. She is one of the nation's leading authorities on self-financed candidates
Elections in Australia, Ireland, and Malta under the single transferable vote : reflections on an embedded institution by Shaun Bowler( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PERFORMANCE CONSTELLATIONS : networks of protest and activism in latin america by Marcela A Fuentes( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance Constellations: Networks of Protest and Activism in Latin America invites readers into an exploration of the emergent forms of collective political action launched in the mid-nineties by the Zapatistas and developed by transnational protesters into what we know as hashtag campaigns, memes, and performative protests. The book focuses on insurgent protest performances in contexts such as the Argentine economic crisis of 2001, the 2011 Chilean student movement, the 2014-2015 mobilizations for the disappeared Ayotzinapa students, and the 2018 transnational reproductive rights movement. Using the concept of performance constellations as a critical lens to map transnational protest movements the book tracks the dynamics of networked expressive behavior that articulate protesters' cooperation in the streets and online. Each chapter follows the collective, multi-platform movement of those struggling to make their voices heard and to effect long term social justice within conditions of transnational exploitation and oppression. The book analyzes uses of space, time, media communication, and corporeality in protest performances such as virtual sit-ins, online pots-and-pans, flash mobs, scarfazos, and hashtag campaigns, arguing that these protests are not only antagonistic to hegemonic power but also socially transformative. Whereas other studies focus either on digital activism or street protests,Performance Constellationsshows that contemporary demonstrations are integrally entwined. Fuentes shows that these intertwinement between on- and offline social mobilization is facilitated by updated versions of liveness, affective engagement, and cooperation that are crucial to participants' experiences. The book demonstrates that contemporary protests re-energize the politics of aesthetic performance as a face-to-face, situated, and live event, involving spectators in acts of citizen participation that are of extreme importance during the current era of rights' erasure and compromised democracies. Zooming in on protest movements and art-activism in Mexico, Argentina, and Chile, and putting contemporary insurgent actions in dialogue with their historical precedents,Performance Constellationsteaches readers how, even in moments of extreme duress, social actors in Latin America have taken up public and virtual space to intervene politically and to contest dominant powers. This study provides innovative analytic methods of hashtags and other networked tools as performative tactics while assessing their political efficacy vis-a-vis contemporary debates about social media manipulations and street protests' irrelevance
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Integrity and agreement : economics when principles also matter
The stage life of propsA crooked line : from cultural history to the history of societyCongressional communication : content & consequencesRace, liberalism, and economicsElections in Australia, Ireland, and Malta under the single transferable vote : reflections on an embedded institution
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