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NetPolicy.com: Public Agenda for a Digital World by Leslie David Simon

NetPolicy.com: Public Agenda for a Digital World

Author(s)
Leslie David Simon

In NetPolicy.Com, Leslie David Simon offers a panoramic view of the Internet's cyclonic effects on national and global institutions, ranging from government and finance to health care, education and industry.The book asks how we can encourage the healthy growth of the Net and avoid its darker side effects. 

The Future of Merit: Twenty Years after the Civil Service Reform Act

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 was the most far reaching reform of the federal government personnel system since the merit system was created in 1883. The Future of Merit reviews the aims and rates the accomplishments of the 1978 law and assesses the status of the civil service. How has it held up in the light of the National Performance Review? What will become of it in a globalizing international system or in a government that regards people as customers rather than citizens?

Rogue States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Containment after the Cold War by Robert S. Litwak

Rogue States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Containment after the Cold War

Author(s)
Robert S. Litwak

Robert Litwak traces the origins and development of rogue state policy and then assesses its efficacy through detailed case studies of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. In place of a generic and constricting strategy, he argues for the development of "differentiated" strategies of containment, tailored to the particular circumstances within individual states.

Combating Corruption in Latin America, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Ralph H. Espach

Combating Corruption in Latin America

Combating Corruption in Latin America examines the relationship between democratic and market reforms and corruption, including national strategies for its reduction. Authors from across the region, the United States, and Europe, discuss the nature, methods, and historical antecedents of today's corrupt practices, including issues of institutional design, the role of international actors, and culture.

Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century, edited by Morton Keller and R. Shep Melnick

Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century

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.

Reading Mixed Signals: Ambivalence in American Public Opinion about Government by Albert H. and Susan Davis Cantril

Reading Mixed Signals: Ambivalence in American Public Opinion about Government

Author(s)
Susan Davis Cantril, Albert H. Cantril

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 matter is often at odds with what they actually want it to do.

The American Planning Tradition: Culture and Policy, edited by Robert Fishman

The American Planning Tradition: Culture and Policy

This book looks at the figures and themes that have shaped American public spaces, schools, parks, libraries and cities.

Strategic Balance and Confidence Building Measures in the Americas, edited by Joseph S. Tulchin and Francisco Rojas Aravena

Strategic Balance and Confidence Building Measures in the Americas

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. 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.

Rabin and Israel's National Security by Efraim Inbar

Rabin and Israel's National Security

Drawing on unpublished materials and interviews with important sources, including Rabin himself, Efraim Inbar's work offers a systematic study of Rabin's strategic thinking and his policies.

Paradoxes of Democracy: Fragility, Continuity, and Change by S. N. Eisenstadt

Paradoxes of Democracy: Fragility, Continuity, and Change

Author(s)
S. N. Eisenstadt

Paradoxes of Democracy is an essay on the inherent weaknesses and surprising strengths of democratic government by one of the most productive and learned scholars in the social sciences. 

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