The Woodrow Wilson Center Press
This work brings together eminent historians and political scienties to examine the past experience, current state, and future prospects of five major American public issues: trade and tariff policy, immigration and aliens, conservation and environmentalism, civil rights, and social welfare.
Based on a national public opinion survey, this book takes a wide-ranging look at what lies beyond this paradox: what people say about government as a general matteri s often at odds with wha they actually want it to do.
This book asserts that the creation of a framework for regional cooperation will depend on the establishment of the local level of confidence building measures (CBMs). It evaluates the potential roles of such international organizations as the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Defense Board, and studies the changing regional policies of the United States for their effectiveness and impact on regional security.
Fragility, Continuity, and Change
These essays by the most prominent scholars int he field canvas the issues both theoretically and empirically. The contributors present the argumetns pro and con and assess the effects on related programs, as well as the prospects for poor mothers and their families.
This book looks at the figures and themes that have shaped American public spaces, schools, parks, libraries and cities.
This book assesses the "Washington Consensus" on liberalizing markets in pursuit of economic growth.
Together, India and Pakistan constitute one-fifth of the human race, and both countries' recent nuclear tests pose important and serious questions for all the world's safety. Pakistan is the second-largest Muslim state and India the second most populous country in the world. Although the British wisely left their Indian colony peacefully in 1947, the violence that accompanied partition sapped the development of the two states and set the stage for three wars between them. Both India and Pakistan have made enormous strides in the last half-century, but the base from which each started and enormous differences in political, economic, and social circumstances make direct comparisons difficult.
"It was one thing to lead an alliance of Western democracies in a grand struggle against Soviet communism, quite another for the accumulated obligations of the forty years of Cold War confrontation to ensnare us in a continued international role against no certain foe toward no clear end."Ambassador Robert L. Hutchings, author of At the End of the American Century
Nationalist and localist traditions vie within the American federal system and the American experiment with self-government. Bringing together contributions from history, political science, and sociology, this book focuses primarily on the local, seeking to recapture its origins, explain its current impact, and assess its worth.