Publications

In this classic book, one of the world’s most distinguished political scientists discusses the problems, strengths, and weaknesses of democracy as a method of decision making for modern governments. Robert A. Dahl examines the principles on which the authority of democratic government rests,...
A political scientist and an economist collaborate fruitfully in pursuit of the question, “What are the conditions under which numerous individuals can maximize the attainment of their goals through the use of social mechanisms?” Hostile to a “great debate” of opposing systems they are primarily...
Winner of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for 1962 and widely acclaimed as a major reinterpretation of the location of political power in American communities. “Dahl has illuminated a central question in political science, the problem of how men can govern themselves in complex societies...
Ana De La O Torres
This book provides a theory and evidence to explain the initial decision of governments to adopt a conditional cash transfer program (the most prominent type of antipoverty program currently in operation in Latin America), and whether such programs are insulated from political manipulations or not...
Stephen Skowronek, John Dearborn
A powerful dissection of one of the fundamental problems in American governance today: the clash between presidents determined to redirect the nation through ever-tighter control of administration and an executive branch still organized to promote shared interests in steady hands, due deliberation...
Alex Debs, Nuno Monteiro
When do states acquire nuclear weapons? Overturning a decade of scholarship focusing on other factors, Debs and Monteiro show in Nuclear Politics that proliferation is driven by security concerns. Proliferation occurs only when a state has both the willingness and opportunity to build the bomb. A...
Bryan Garsten
Robert Wokler was one of the world’s leading experts on Rousseau and the Enlightenment, but some of his best work was published in the form of widely scattered and difficult-to-find essays. This book collects for the first time a representative selection of his most important essays on...
Bryan Garsten
In today’s increasingly polarized political landscape it seems that fewer and fewer citizens hold out hope of persuading one another. Even among those who have not given up on persuasion, few will admit to practicing the art of persuasion known as rhetoric. To describe political speech as “...
Alan Gerber
With Eric M. Patashnik & Conor M. Dowling How partisanship, polarization, and medical authority stand in the way of evidence-based medicine The U.S. medical system is touted as the most advanced in the world, yet many common treatments are not based on sound science. Treatments can go into...
During the last twenty-years tourism in the South Sinai has expanded, creating greater economic opportunities and fostering integration for the Bedouin population. Despite  significant social and economic change as the Bedouin settle in towns and profit from the tourist economy, a “Bedouin”...