The Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Composing Urban History and the Constitution of Civic Identities tells the story of how fractured urban communities sometimes succeed and sometimes fail at creating a way of life embracing the many varieties of people and institutions that make cities both urban and urbane.
Can an orthodox Christian creed and ritual be combined with a liberal church administration and a tolerant civic acceptance of not-so-orthodox views and practices? This question--perennial among Catholics for the past two centuries and the goal of the Anglican quest for a via media--finds an affirmative answer in Zdenek V. David's history of the Utraquist church of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Bohemia.
By virtually any standard of measurement, Latin America ranks as one of the most violent regions in the world. Violence and crime pose serious threats to the relatively fragile democracies of Latin America and the Caribbean. This volume offers timely discussion by attorneys, government officials, policy analysts, and academics from the United States and Latin America of the responses of the state, civil society, and the international community to these threats.
Is the Internet intrinsically democratic, making every user a publisher and supporting new varieties of expression and association? Or is it a dangerous vehicle of propaganda, helping repressive governments to deceive their people and mobs to drive democratic governments to extremes? In Democracy and the Internet: Allies or Adversaries? three essays draw evidence from starkly different regions of the world.
A Creative Tension is a unique look at the foreign policy roles of Congress and the president by one of the most astute congressional practitioners of foreign policy of recent decades, former U.S. representative and chairman of the House International Relations Committee Lee H. Hamilton.
This volume examines the case for environmental peacemaking by comparing progress, prospects, and problems of initiatives in six regions--South Asia, Central Asia, the Baltic, Southern Africa, the Caucasus, and the U.S.-Mexico border.
This comprehensive study of the impact on globalization on Canada, concludes that the Canadian state has been weakened more by ideologues than by global forces. The hope for restoring the quality of their society, therefore, remains in the hands of Canadian voters, should they elect politicians who reaffirm values of social justice, ecological sustainability, and civic democracy.
This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism, and the disintegration of economic institutions and public institutions for human services.
Rural Reform in Post-Soviet Russia reviews changes in agricultural and rural life since 1990 through historical, political, sociological, and anthropological investigation into Russia's agricultural and rural life. The contributors' interest is not so much in agriculture itself but in agrarian issues such as the relationship between rural interests and changing Russian institutions, the economic and social organization of rural households, and the quality of life in rural families and villages.
This book is composed of essays addressing the existence of a distinctive European identity. They address matters of politics, law, religion, literature, culture, and even affectivity.