The Library Corner - Fall 2023 Edition

Fall Semester Greetings from the IGS Library!

November 29, 2023

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The Library is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm! 

Please check our website for upcoming Winter Break and other closures.

Reference and Circulation Services are available Monday through Friday, 1pm to 5pm or you can contact us by email to set up an appointment.

Fall 2023 IGS Library Exhibit: Inclusive Democracy

Photo of display case in IGSL

To coincide with the September 21, 2023 IGS event: Advancing Multiracial Democracy in California-Pathways to the 2024 Election, the IGS Library has on display a selection of materials that provide research on multiracial democracy and proportional representation in the United States.  

Materials were selected from the early 1900's to present day to show how this topic has been studied over the years.  Some highlights include a pamphlet on preferential voting and proportional representation from 1914 and a book regarding racial realignment and American liberalism. Also featured are IGS Co-Directors Cristina Mora’s book Making Hispanics and Erik Schickler’s book Racial Realignment.  A complete bibliography of items on display is available here

Check out these books! 

A Selection of Newly Acquired and Cataloged Materials available at IGS Library!

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Chachra, Deb.How Infrastructure Works : Inside the Systems That Shape Our World.  New York: Riverhead Books, 2023. Available in Print

Elliott, Kevin J. Democracy for Busy People. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2023. Available in Print

Fisher, Gerald A. Local Government Law : A Practical Guidebook for Public Officials on City Councils, Community Boards, and Planning Commissions. New York, NY: Routledge, 2021. Available in Print

Meinke, Scott R. The Origins and Consequences of Congressional Party Election Agendas. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ Press, 2023. Available in Print and Online

Reynolds, Molly E., and John Clifford Green, eds. Financing the 2020 Election  / Edited by Molly E. Reynolds and John C. Green. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press, 2023. Available in Print

Rothstein, Richard, and Leah Rothstein. Just Action : How to Challenge Segregation Enacted under the Color of Law. First edition. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2023. Available in Print