2017 CUP Choice Outstanding Academic Titles

The following titles have received the Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2017) designation. Titles are selected for their excellence in presentation and scholarship, the significance of their contribution to the field, their originality and value as an essential treatment of their subject, and importance in building undergraduate collections.

Assessing Empathy

Elizabeth A. Segal, Karen E. Gerdes, Cynthia A. Lietz, M. Alex Wagaman, and Jennifer M. Geiger

The Book of Lord Shang

Apologetics of State Power in Early China
Shang Yang. Edited and translated by Yuri Pines

Centrifugal Empire

Central–Local Relations in China
Jae Ho Chung

Experiments in Democracy

Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics
J. Benjamin Hurlbut

How the Gloves Came Off

Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture
Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

Japanese War Criminals

The Politics of Justice After the Second World War
Sandra Wilson, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt, and Dean Aszkielowicz

Karl Polanyi

A Life on the Left
Gareth Dale

Militarizing the Nation

The Army, Business, and Revolution in Egypt
Zeinab Abul-Magd

Reading Style

A Life in Sentences
Jenny Davidson

Tainted Witness

Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives
Leigh Gilmore

The Antiegalitarian Mutation

The Failure of Institutional Politics in Liberal Democracies
Nadia Urbinati and Arturo Zampaglione. Translated by Martin Thom

The First Modern Japanese

The Life of Ishikawa Takuboku
Donald Keene

The Philosophy of the Mòzĭ

The First Consequentialists
Chris Fraser

Capital and the Common Good

How Innovative Finance Is Tackling the World’s Most Urgent Problems
Georgia Levenson Keohane

Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett

Twenty Cases
Yefei Lu

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