Political Science

Successful Strategic Deception: A Case Study

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This study concerns the controversial case of Alger Hiss, who was suspected of spying for Soviet Military Intelligence. It does not concern his guilt or innocence but whether the U.S. Army Military Intelligence used an undercover spy-catcher to penetrate Hiss's defense and to plant evidence forged to secure his perjury conviction. If so, Hiss's conviction, which ushered in the McCarthy era and thrust Richard Nixon to national prominence, represents an alarming intrusion of our military into civil affairs.

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Text Collection
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Radical Responses to the Great Depression Images, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan

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The Great Depression conjures up one of the profound American twentieth-century experiences. Unlike earlier depressions and periods of hard times, this economic paralysis was of a magnitude and duration that approached trauma; and although amelioration was evident after federal relief measures were taken, the long-awaited recovery never took place. Almost all of the items exhibited here come from the Labadie Collection of social protest materials, with some augmentation from the main Special Collections Library, the Graduate Library, and the Music Library. This particular collection captures over 100 digital images of the items from this exhibit.

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Images
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Music and Politics

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Volume 1- (2007-). Open to the world.|Music and Politics is an open-access peer-reviewed electronic journal first published in 2007 and that is publishing online twice a year. Exploring the interaction of music and politics, areas of interest include, but are not limited to: the impact of politics on the lives of musicians, music as a form of political discourse, and the influences of ideology on musical historiography. In addition, Music and Politics explores pedagogical issues and strategies pertaining to the study of Music and Politics in the undergraduate classroom.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44205
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Journal of the International Institute

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Volumes 1-16 (1994-2009). Open to the world.|The Journal of the International Institute was published twice a year from 1994 to 2009 by the University of Michigan International Institute. The journal provided a forum for international area studies specialists who sought to present their ideas to a diverse, non-specialist readership. Contributors were typically affiliated with the University of Michigan as faculty, students, alumni or visitors. This resource features full-text of articles. JII resumed publication under the title the International Institute Journal in 2012.

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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44171
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Jo Labadie and His Gift To Michigan: A Legacy for the Masses

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This collection contains over 100 digitized photographs, handwritten notes, pamphlets, books of poetry, etc. belonging to Joseph Labadie. The Joseph A. Labadie Collection is the oldest research collection of radical history in the United States, documenting a wide variety of international social protest movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is named for anarchist and labor organizer Joseph Antoine Labadie (1850-1933).

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Images
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44159
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The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics

Alternative Titles
Handbook of comparative politics
Description

The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics presents in one volume an overview of the theoretical, methodological, and substantive elements of comparative political science. The 28 specially commissioned chapters guide the reader through the central issues and debates, presenting a state-of-the-art guide to the past, present, and possible futures of the field.

The Handbook is organized in ways that address larger developments in the field by bringing together leading academics in comparative politics from across many different approaches and many different substantive topics. The volume is organized in three parts. Part I looks at methods and the fields of comparative politics; Part II details research achievements and developments in some of the classic themes of comparative politics research; Part III looks at emerging research themes and issues. Throughout the chapters, the authors have summarized developments within their particular area of interest, discussed challenges relating to the topic, and tried to look toward future developments within the field of comparative politics. The volume should provide a primer on how to ‘do’ or ‘think’ about comparative politics, and on what the relationship of comparative politics research might be to other areas of political study, and to show the many ways in which the field has responded and is responding to new events and challenges in the political world.

Edited by Todd Landman & Neil Robinson

 

 

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Handbook
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42418
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SAGE Handbook of Human Rights

Alternative Titles
Handbook of human rights
Human rights
Description

The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights comprises a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook takes an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, as human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, there is a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature. The first volume highlights this mainstreaming of human rights that has taken place, particularly over the course of the past two decades. Volume 2 goes into the international, regional and national mechanisms as well as the future directions of human rights issues and debates. Not only does the Handbook provide a state-of-the-art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it seeks to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking. Edited by Anja Mihr & Mark Gibney.

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Handbook
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42408
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Handbook of Political Theory

Alternative Titles
Political theory
Description

This Handbook provides a definitive state-of-the-art review to political theory, past and present. It offers a complete guide to all the main areas and fields of political and philosophical inquiry today by the world's leading theorists. The Handbook is divided into four parts which together serve to illustrate the diversity of political theorizing, the substantive theories that provide an over-aching analysis of the nature/or justification of the state and political life, the political theories that have been either formulated or resurgent in recent years, the current state of the central debates within contemporary political theory, the history of western political thought and its interpretations, and traditions in political thought outside a western perspective. Topics include: Approaches to the Study of Political Theory, Political Theories, The Modern State, and The History of Political Thought. Edited by Gerald F. Gaus & Chandran Kukathas.

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Handbook
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42406
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Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research

Alternative Titles
FRASER, Federal Reserve Bank
Description

FRASER is both a digital library of economic history and a repository of the institutional history of the Federal Reserve System. FRASER preserves and provides access to economic and banking data and policy documents. 

Technical Information 

Documents digitized for FRASER have been processed by optical character recognition (OCR) software to provide machine-readable text and to assist in full-text searching.

Some born-digital publications have been downloaded from their original institutions or secondary sources, including the websites of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Government Printing Office (GPO). These files may have different security or content attributes than materials produced for FRASER.

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Database
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42382
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FRED Economic Data

Alternative Titles
FRED, Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank
Description

FRED Economic data provides comprehensive economic data, including banking & finance, population, employment, labor market, national accounts, production & business activity, prices, international data, U.S. regional data, and academic data. This database is governed by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Loius. 

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Database
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42380
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