Political Science and Law
F. Faber, PhD'61,
and Richard B. Faber, The American Presidents Ranked by Performance
(McFarland & Company). The authors rank the U.S. presidents, providing
analyses of their individual accomplishments while in office as
well as additional biographical and political information.
M. Feinman, JD'75, Law 101: Everything You Need
to Know About the American Legal System (Oxford University
Press). Feinman covers the American legal waterfront, presenting
the basics of the litigation process; constitutional; tort; and
criminal law; and other areas.
S. Feldacker, JD'65,
Labor Guide to Labor Law (Prentice Hall). This newly revised
and expanded guide to labor law in the private sector is written
from the labor perspective, emphasizing the issues of greatest
importance to unions.
B. Gorham, AB'82,
The Theater of Politics: Hannah Arendt, Political Science,
and Higher Education (Lexington Books). Gorham questions how
political-science departments, and universities in general, can
be more responsive to undergraduate students, using Arendt's theories
of political discussion to argue that universities can be transformed
into political spaces where students are taught civic judgment.
A. Parness, JD'74,
Advanced Civil Procedure: Civil Claim Settlement Laws (Carolina
Academic Press). A primer for lawyers and a text for upper-level
law students, this book explores issues related to the settlement
of future and pending civil claims in the United States. Topics
include contracts for mandatory and binding arbitration of disputes;
the roles of trial judges; the settlement authority of lawyers,
parties, and others; the effects of partial settlements on remaining
and related civil claims and their trials; and the enforcement
of settlement agreements.
H. Read, AB'80,
Power versus Liberty: Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson
(University Press of Virginia). Reconstructing passionate debates
and delineating the complexity of the issue, Read examines how
four of the nation's founders addressed whether every increase
in governmental power entails a loss of personal liberty.
Rosen, AM'65, PhD'68, JD'74, The Justice of Islam:
Comparative Perspectives on Islamic Law and Society (Oxford
University Press). Rosen explores the connections between everyday
social life and contemporary Muslim ideas of justice and reason,
going beyond stereotypes of rigid doctrine punishment to view
Islamic law as a kind of common law closely attached to the cultural
history of its adherents.
J. Schiller, AB'86, Partners and Rivals: Representation
in U.S. Senate Delegations (Princeton University Press). Schiller
seeks to demonstrate that when senators from the same state are
viewed as a pair, their combined representational agendas cover
a wide range of their constituents' interests and opinions, whether
or not they belong to the same party.
Friedman Woods, X'45, Stepping Up to Power: The
Political Journey of American Women (Westview Press). Woods
examines the role of women in politics through a broad national
scope and through her own experiences working her way up to become
lieutenant governor of Missouri and later the president of the
National Women's Political Caucus.