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This week’s featured book is Pork Barrel Politics: How Government Spending Determines Elections in a Polarized Era, by Andrew H. Sidman. Check our blog throughout the week to read a guest post from Sidmna himself and to read an excerpt from the book. And remember to enter our drawing for your chance to win a copy of the book!

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Letter from the editor: It is with great pleasure that I present the Columbia University Press religion catalog for 2019–2020. These titles, which span subjects from philosophy of religion to South and East Asian religions American religions, and political theology, reflect the interdisciplinary and global approach of our list and exemplify the innovative and field-changing
“A comprehensive and timely study, Pork Barrel Politics traces the history of distributive spending in Congress and its relation to Congressional elections at the primary and general election stages. Sidman finds that the effects of distributive benefits vary across parties, and can include significant indirect effects by deterring potential party primary challengers.” ~ Gregory Koger, University of
“A comprehensive and timely study, Pork Barrel Politics traces the history of distributive spending in Congress and its relation to Congressional elections at the primary and general election stages. Sidman finds that the effects of distributive benefits vary across parties, and can include significant indirect effects by deterring potential party primary challengers.” ~ Gregory Koger, University of
Our weekly list of new books is now available! From the Film and Culture series Play Time Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism Malcolm Turvey Malcolm Turvey examines Jacques Tati’s unique comedic style and evaluates its significance for the history of film and modernism. Richly illustrated with images from the director’s films, Play Time offers an illuminating and
“Providing new insights about a very old practice of government, Pork Barrel Politics details how pork barrel spending operates and shapes Congressional politics and policy making over the history of the Republic in an exhaustive and comprehensive analysis. Sidman demonstrates how legislators use and benefit from pork barrel spending, affecting a host of electoral and policy outcomes.