United States Publications

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

The American Planning Tradition: Culture and Policy

Oct 01, 1999
This book looks at the figures and themes that have shaped American public spaces, schools, parks, libraries and cities. more

Welfare Reform: A Race to the Bottom? edited by Sanford F. Schram and Samuel H. Beer

Welfare Reform: A Race to the Bottom?

Oct 01, 1999
These essays on welfare reform by the most prominent scholars in the field canvas the issues both theoretically and empirically. The contributors present the pro and con arguments and assess the effects on related programs, as well as the prospects for poor mothers and their families. more

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

Oct 01, 1999
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. more

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

Taking Stock: American Government in the Twentieth Century

Oct 01, 1999
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. more

Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered by Jon Tetsuro Sumida

Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered

Oct 01, 1999
Selected for the Marine Corps Professional Reading ListInventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command includes a subject index to all Mahan's published books and an extensive bibliography. This is a book for scholars and students of military and strategic thinking and is a natural for libraries of U.S. service academies and U.S. armed services agencies and organizations. 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

Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility: An Illusive American Dream by Timothy Bates

Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility: An Illusive American Dream

Oct 01, 1998
Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility refutes conventional notions about entrepreneurship with a wealth of unimpeachable data. Timothy Bates finds that self-employment and upward mobility are open to those who are highly educated and skilled, often possessing significant personal financial resources. This is true among Asian Americans, African Americans, and everybody else. more

Dilemmas of Scale in America's Federal Democracy, edited by Martha Derthick

Dilemmas of Scale in America's Federal Democracy

Oct 01, 1998
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. more

At the End of the American Century: America's Role in the Post-Cold War World, edited by Robert L. Hutchings

At the End of the American Century: America's Role in the Post-Cold War World

Oct 01, 1998
Robert L. Hutchings brings together a distinguished group of authorities to review essential questions of morality, interest, politics, and economics in U.S. foreign policy after the collapse of the Soviet empire.  more

Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family by Betty Friedan

Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family

Oct 01, 1997
As the author of The Feminine Mystique and head of the National Organization for Women, Betty Friedan helped spark a movement that revolutionized the fight for equal rights and opportunities for women. Now, in Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family, Friedan argues that the old solutions no longer work. The time has come, she contends, for women and men to move forward from identity politics and gender-based, single-issue political activism. 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.