Political science

Leslie Bethell

May 31, 2018

Leslie Bethell is the most respected scholar of Brazil of his generation. This has been recognized in Brazil by being made a corresponding fellow of both the Brazilian Academy of Letters and of Sciences. Perhaps best known for his book The Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Trade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970), Leslie Bethell’s scholarship has ranged widely not least in his editorship of the 12-volume Cambridge History of Latin America (1984-2008). In recent years he has continued to research the modern history of Brazil, much of which he has presented in invited lectures and Brazilian journals and remained unpublished in English until now.  In 2010 he presented a provocative paper in the...

Edited by Clodagh Harrington

October 1, 2014

Edited by Salvador Marti i Puig, Reynaldo Yunuen Ortega Ortiz, M. Fernanda Somuano Ventura, and Claire Wright

June 30, 2014

Edited by Philip D. Davies

June 1, 2007
This book examines the social, cultural, economic, and political effects of modern demographic change in the United States. The contributors from the U.S. and the U.K. draw on new research to analyze a wide range of issues pertaining to the diversity of American society.

Topics include:
Latino immigrant incorporation
  • racial and ethnic integration in metropolitan contexts
  • population self-determination, and Native Americans
  • public policy issues relating to immigration
  • growth of the U.S. prison population
  • changing nature of poverty in the United States
  • politics of demographic and social change at national and local levels
  • historical change in the labor force...