political science

Q&A: International Studies Association’s 58th Annual Convention

by Kathryn Beaton March 8, 2017

The University of Michigan Press attends several conferences each year. One of our editorial assistants, Danielle, went to her first one last weekend. Read our Q&A to hear about her experience attending panels, her impressions of Baltimore, and her advice for other first-time conference attendees.     Kathryn: Your first conference! Were you nervous? How did you prepare for it? Danielle: I was very nervous! I tried to prepare for the conference by looking over all the information about attending conferences that I had been given by colleagues. The International Studies Association website also had a packet of information for […]

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Top Altmetric Mentions, January 17-24: Political Science

by Kathryn Beaton January 30, 2017

Now, more than ever, it feels like the pressure is on to hash out complex issues in a hurry—on Twitter and Facebook, in attention-grabbing headlines. In a time of quick reactions and heightened polarization, the deeply researched and rigorously reviewed academic books published by university presses can provide the context, data, and nuance that help us all to better understand current events. This has never been more relevant than it is than now, as we reflect on the first week of a new US presidency and the end of Academic Book Week. Below, please find a sampling of titles from […]

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Avoid Glenn Beck Rally Attendance: Stop by Our Booth at the 2010 American Political Science Association Meeting in Washington, D.C.

by kris bishop August 29, 2010

The University of Michigan Press will be hosting our annual book display at the American Political Science Association Meeting in Washington, D.C. at booth #210. If you’re into that sort of thing, you should stop by and check out some of our new political science releases below in person. In the meantime, click on a title for more information: FEATURED TITLE: Presidential Elections, 1789-2008: County, State, and National Mapping of Election Data by Donald R. Deskins, Jr., Hanes Walton, Jr., and Sherman C. Puckett   NEW RELEASES: Americans, Congress, and Democratic Responsiveness: Public Evaluations of Congress and Electoral Consequences (paperback) […]

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David Kairys on Law and Disorder Radio

by University of Michigan Press August 17, 2009

A memoir that is also a compelling page-turner, Philadelphia Freedom is the poignant, informative, often inspiring account of renowned civil-rights lawyer David Kairys’s personal quest for achieving social justice during the turbulent 1960s and 70s. Philadelphia Freedom brings us intimately and directly into Kairys’s burgeoning law career and the struggles of the 60s as his professional and private life navigated the turmoil and promise of the civil rights and antiwar movements. Listen to an interview with Kairys on Law and Disorder radio. Learn more about Philadelphia Freedom: Memoir of a Civil Rights Lawyer.

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Online University Press Course Adoption Catalogs Available

by University of Michigan Press September 25, 2008

Selectively view exam copy offers and discounts on 700+ books at: www.aaupnet.org/programs/marketing/courseadopt/ The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) has made their new Spring 2009 Course Adoption catalogs available to view and print out online. Choose from eight different subject catalogs, including American History, Multicultural Studies, and Political Science. All contain examination offers, adoption policies, and special discounts for Four-Year and Graduate level faculty. These titles, which include professional, reference and paperbacks, represent the finest in academic publishing. View catalogs online at: www.aaupnet.org/programs/marketing/courseadopt/ View UMP selections in the Literature and Literary Criticism and Political Science catalogs.

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