Society and Culture Publications

Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions by Trudy Huskamp Peterson

Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions

May 01, 2005
Final Acts is a guide to questions of law, politics, physical preservation, and access regarding materials generated by truth commissions. It also describes case examples of truth commissions and the disposition, or in some cases the loss, of their records. The full text of this book is available here in PDF format. more

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy by Eric C. Bjornlund

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

Oct 01, 2004
Beyond Free and Fair Elections draws on worldwide experience since the mid-1980s to evaluate international election monitoring and domestic monitoring, and their contributions to democracy promotion and democratic change. more

 Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life, edited by Robert A. Katzmann

Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life

May 01, 2004
One of the most distinguished figures in twentieth-century American politics, Daniel Patrick Moynihan was at the center of virtually every major political issue of his day. The contributors to this career-spanning assessment use their diverse interactions with him to paint a picture of an extraordinary thinker with many areas of intellectual concern. more

Russia in Search of Itself by James H. Billington

Russia in Search of Itself

May 01, 2004
In the turbulent decade since the collapse of the Soviet Union, conditions have worsened considerably for many Russians, and a wide-ranging debate has raged over the nature and destiny of their country. In Russia in Search of Itself, James H. Billington examines the efforts of a proud but troubled nation to find a post-Soviet identity. more

Russia's Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical Sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917

May 01, 2004
Radical Protestant Christianity became widespread in rural parts of southern Russia and Ukraine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Russia's Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical Sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917, studies the origins and evolution of the theology and practices of these radicals and their contribution to an alternative culture in the region. more

Post-Soviet Women Encountering Transition: Nation-Building, Economic Survival, and Civic Activism, edited by Kathleen Kuehnast and Carol Nechemias

Post-Soviet Women Encountering Transition: Nation-Building, Economic Survival, and Civic Activism

May 01, 2004
Through anthropology, political science, and other disciplines, the contributors examine women’s role in post-Soviet nation-building, rural household economies, and democratization and civic activism. more

"Netradytsiini" immihranty u Kyivi ["Nontraditional" Immigrants in Kyiv] (2003)

Mar 18, 2003
Study on "nontraditional" immigrants in Kyiv. more

Nationalism and the Crowd in Liberal Hungary, 1848-1914 by Alice Freifeld

Nationalism and the Crowd in Liberal Hungary, 1848-1914

Oct 01, 2000
Hungary’s revolutionary crowd of 1848 was defeated in 1849, but crowd politics remained central to Hungary over the next half-century. Nationalism and the Crowd in Liberal Hungary, 1848–1914 describes how the crowd’s shifting cast of characters participated in the making of Hungary inside the increasingly troubled Austro-Hungarian empire. more

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

Paradoxes of Democracy: Fragility, Continuity, and Change

Oct 01, 1999
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.  more

 In the Face of the Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship, edited by Richard Wightman Fox and Robert B. Westbrook

In the Face of the Facts: Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship

Oct 01, 1998
Recently there has been a renewed interest in moral inquiry among American scholars in a variety of disciplines. This collection of accessible essays affords a view of the current state of moral inquiry in the American academy, and it offers fresh departures for ethically informed, interdisciplinary scholarship. Seeking neither to reduce values to facts nor facts to values, these essays aim to foster discussion about inquiry and moral judgment, and demonstrate that moral inquiry need not be either dispassionate and value-free or moralistic and preachy. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.