Category: Political Science and Theory

New Book in Catholic Ideas for a Secular World Series Examines the Authority of Law

This month, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publishFictions, Lies, and the Authority of Law bySteven D. Smith, the Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego. In this volume, Smith discusses legal, political, and cultural difficulties that arise from the crisis of authority in the modern world. Fictions, Lies, and […]

An Excerpt from “American Statesmanship,” edited by Joseph R. Fornieri, Kenneth L. Deutsch, and Sean D. Sutton

With an eye on the elusive qualities of political greatness, American Statesmanship: Principles and Practice of Leadership considers the principles and practices of diverse political leaders who influenced the founding and development of the American experiment in self-government. Providing both breadth and depth, this work is a virtual “who’s who” from the founding to modern […]

Notre Dame and Holy Cross College Professors Publish Book on 1968 Cultural Revolutions

Global 1968, edited by A. James McAdams, the William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, and Anthony P. Monta, dean of the college and professor of English at Holy Cross College, is a unique study of the cultural revolutions in Europe and Latin America during one of the most influential years […]

Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis Addressed in New Book

Who is to blame for the economic and political crisis in Puerto Rico—the United States or Puerto Rico? A. W. Maldonado, a retired journalist who spent more than fifty years covering Puerto Rico’s politics and economy as reporter and columnist, offers his own explanation. In Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico: How Politics Destroyed an Economic […]

An Excerpt from “Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico” by A. W. Maldonado

In this engaging and approachable book, journalist A. W. Maldonado charts the rise and fall of the Puerto Rican economy and explains how a litany of bad political and fiscal policy decisions in Washington and Puerto Rico destroyed an economic miracle. Under Operation Bootstrap in the 1950s and ’60s, the rapid transformation and industrialization of […]

“Lessons from Walden” Receives APSA Best Book in American Political Thought Prize

The University of Notre Dame Press is delighted to announce that Lessons from Walden: Thoreau and the Crisis of American Democracy by Bob Pepperman Taylor won the American Political Science Association 2020 Section Award for Best Book in American Political Thought. The award will be presented during the APSA annual meeting September 30–October 3, 2021, in Seattle. Bob Pepperman Taylor is […]

An Excerpt from “Defiance in Exile” by Waed Athamneh with Muhammad Masud

The al-Zaatari Camp in northern Jordan is the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world, home to 80,000 inhabitants. While al-Zaatari has been described by the Western media as an ideal refugee camp, the Syrian women living within its confines offer a very different account of their daily reality. Defiance in Exile: Syrian Refugee Women in […]

An Interview with A. W. Maldonado, author of “Boom and Bust in Puerto Rico”

A.W. Maldonado is a retired journalist who spent more than fifty years covering Puerto Rico’s politics and economy as reporter and columnist for the San Juan Star and editor of El Mundo and El Reportero. He is the author of several books, including Luis Muñoz Marín: Puerto Rico’s Democratic Revolution. He met with Notre Dame Press to discuss Boom and […]

Leading Feminist Legal Scholar Releases Book on Women’s Rights

In The Rights of Women: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, available from University of Notre Dame Press, Erika Bachiochi explores the development of feminist thought in the United States. Inspired by the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft, Bachiochi presents the intellectual history of a lost vision of women’s rights, seamlessly weaving philosophical insight, biographical portraits, and constitutional law to showcase the […]

Discover Five New in Paperbacks in Our Fall 2021 Catalog

This Fall 2021, we are bringing five Notre Dame Press favorites out in paperback! Ranging from philosophy to political science to memoir, we are thrilled to see our books in a new, softer format. Do you have these titles on your shelf? Between Two Millstones, Book 1: Sketches of Exile, 1974–1978by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Between Two […]