public policy

U-M Press Dialogues in Democracy: Core titles in politics and public policy now “free-to-read”

by Charles Watkinson September 3, 2020

The University of Michigan Press is pleased to announce the launch of “Dialogues in Democracy,” a collection of at least 25 free-to-read books contextualized by multimedia resources including author podcasts and videos. Ideal for students and the engaged voter alike, these resources illustrate the core tensions in American political culture—tensions that erupt every four years during the presidential election and are particularly apparent during these unusual times.  In fall 2020, University of Michigan students, faculty, and staff will join together in a university-wide educational initiative to explore what it means to a member of a democratic society. The free titles […]

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Annual Michigan Faculty Awards Honor University of Michigan Press Books/Authors

by Charles Watkinson October 8, 2015

Where do MacArthur “Genius Award” winners, Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, top physicians, scientists, engineers, and humanists gather on a Michigan fall evening? At the University of Michigan’s Faculty Awards Dinner, of course, where President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martha Pollack presented handsome certificates to the brightest and best of the University’s professoriate. As the sun sunk below the horizon and a delicious three-course dinner was served by expert caterers from Ann Arbor’s favorite deli, Zingerman’s, named professorships were awarded, rising stars were honored, and several University of Michigan Press authors were celebrated. The main award […]

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S. Laurel Weldon speaks with New Books in Political Science podcast

by Phillip Witteveen April 5, 2013

Press author S. Laurel Weldon recently appeared on the New Books network’s New Books in Political Science to discuss her Victoria Schuck Award-winning book, When Protest Meets Policy. Weldon’s main line of inquiry has been into a broader look at representation and where this interest of political science banks sharply into sociology, where it has become left somewhat unattended. Social movements as a mechanism of the democratic process, Weldon argues, are an incredibly important aspect of modern democracy. “In Political Science, we have focused a lot more on the ideas movements have, and organizations  as the manifestations of ideas,” Weldon said. […]

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ALA committee recommends ‘LGBT Youth in America’s Schools’

by Phillip Witteveen February 6, 2013

The best and brightest of 2013’s books of “commendable literary quality and significant authentic LGBT content” have been collected by the American Library Association for readers and librarians alike. The 2013 Over the Rainbow List is a compilation of 84 titles that includes Jason Ciancotto and Sean Cahill’s LGBT Youth in America’s Schools. Ciancotto and Cahill present a review of public policy affecting LGBT students, with research and a retellling of personal accounts of  discrimination. The book has received numerous favorable reviews and commendations, and the authors have made their case for safe and inclusive schools in several op-eds and interviews. […]

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Guest blog: The Having-it-all Debate

by Emily July 6, 2012

Marina v. N. Whitman is Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Her memoir, The Martian’s Daughter, which focuses on her relationship with her father, the mathematician John von Neumann, and its influence on her many-faceted career, will be published in September by the University of Michigan Press. Here, Whitman, who became the first woman on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1972, weighs in on Anne-Marie Slaughter’s recent Atlantic cover story, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” Anne-Marie Slaughter takes issue with the belief that women can have it all, just not […]

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