Publications

Has Futurism Failed?

Apr 01, 2006

Thinking Brazil 18

Mar 07, 2006
Political Corruption in Brazil The Mensalão Scandal and the Future of the PT (March 2006) more

Thinking Brazil 19

Mar 07, 2006
Social Policy in Brazil: Public Health, Poverty, and Social Inclusion (March 2006) more

Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village by Margaret Paxson

Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village

Oct 01, 2005
Solovyovo is about the place and power of social memory. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork in that single village in the Russian north, it shows how villagers configure, transmit, and enact social memory through narrative genres, religious practice, social organization, commemoration, and the symbolism of space. more

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

Oct 01, 2005
This book questions the adequacy of explaining today's internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars. more

 Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964, by Balázs Szalontai

Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964

Oct 01, 2005
Concentrating on the years 1953–64, this history describes how North Korea became more despotic even as other Communist countries underwent de-Stalinization. more

Voting for Russia's Governors: Regional Elections and Accountability under Yeltsin and Putin

Oct 01, 2005
Russian regional-level voting has been a better instrument of democracy than some might think, according to this close and systematic examination. In elections for provincial governors, republican presidents, and other executives of Russia's various sub-national units, voters have pursued their economic interests with notable sophistication, overcoming not only incumbents' enormous advantage in representation in the media but also various kinds of corruption and dirty tricks. Andrew Konitzer's study tracks recent voter behavior in Russia. 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.