Publications

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”...
Jacob Hacker
In Winner-Take-All Politics, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson explained how political elites have enabled and propelled plutocracy. Now in American Amnesia, they trace the economic and political history of the United States over the last century and show how a viable mixed economy has long been the...
Jacob Hacker
In this volume, the nation’s leading advisors on health policy and financing appraise America’s ailing healthcare system and suggest reasonable approaches to its rehabilitation. Each chapter confronts a major challenge to the country’s health security, from runaway costs and...
Jacob Hacker
While most Americans remain politically moderate, American politics has careened to the right over the last two decades. Why? What can be done? This book helps make sense of recent political changes and explains how popular will is deliberately being subverted. The authors propose important reforms...
Jacob Hacker
The Divided Welfare State is the first comprehensive political analysis of America’s distinctive system of public and private social benefits. Everyone knows that the American welfare state is unusual–less expensive and extensive, later to develop and slower to grow, than comparable...
Jacob Hacker
America’s leaders say the economy is strong and getting stronger. But ordinary Americans aren’t buying it. They see what the rosy statistics hide: We are all struggling under the weight of terrifying economic instability. No matter how well educated and hard working we are, we know that...