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Ira Katznelson

Ira Katznelson is Columbia University's Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History. Having served as president of the American Political Science Association, he is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is also the author of Fear Itself and When Affirmative Action Was White.

Books by Ira Katznelson

  1. Book CoverFear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time

    “A powerful argument, swept along by Katznelson’s robust prose and the imposing scholarship that lies behind it.”—Kevin Boyle, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book CoverPolitical Science: State of the Discipline

    Centennial Edition

    W. W. Norton & Company and the American Political Science Association are pleased to announce the publication of the Centennial Edition of Political Science: State of the Discipline.

  3. Book CoverThe Politics of Power: A Critical Introduction to American Government

    Seventh Edition

    A critical, focused, point-of-view approach to American government, highlighting the ongoing tension between capitalism and democracy.More

  4. Book CoverWhen Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America

    A groundbreaking work that exposes the twisted origins of affirmative action.More