Publications

Federal Taxation in America: A Short History, 2nd edition

May 01, 2004
Extending from the ratification of the Constitution to the present day, W. Elliot Brownlee describes the five principal stages of federal taxation in relation to the crises that led to their adoption--the formation of the republic, the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. Now in a new edition, Brownlee expands his coverage to the present, with a new chapter focusing on the tax policies of the current Bush administration. more

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 nation-building, rural household economies, and democratization and civic activism. more

Learning from Foreign Models in Latin American Policy Reform

May 01, 2004
Essays by leading academic experts and by policy practitioners with academic background address important questions regarding foreign models in Latin American policy reform. Two chapters examine the influence of the international financial institutions. Then experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico discuss how foreign models influenced their own decision making in crucial areas of social policy such as pensions, unemployment insurance, and health care. more

Thinking Brazil 10

Mar 07, 2004
Trade Agreements in the Americas Mercosur and the Creation of the FTAA March 2004 more

Thinking Brazil 9

Feb 07, 2004
Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability Brazil's Next Agricultural Revolution February 2004 more

Beyond Imagined Communities: Reading and Writing the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Latin America

Oct 01, 2003
In Beyond Imagined Communities four historians examine social situations, showing how more diverse cultural influences shaped Latin American nationalisms. more

Frontier Passages: Ethnopolitics and the Rise of Chinese Communism, 1921-1945

Oct 01, 2003
In this pathbreaking book, Xiaoyuan Liu establishes the ways in which the history of the Chinese Communist Party was, from the Yan'an period onward, intertwined with the ethnopolitics of the Chinese "periphery." more

Popular Political Support in Urban China

Oct 01, 2003
Has the current political system in the People's Republic of China lost its legitimacy in the eyes of the Chinese public? On the basis of three carefully drawn surveys of Beijing residents between 1995 and 1999, the author finds that diffuse support for the current political system—based on attitudes toward institutions and values—remains strong, at least among city-dwellers, though it is gradually declining. more

China after Jiang

Oct 01, 2003
One of the first evaluations of China's leadership transition with Jiang Zemin's 2002 retirement as Communist Party chief, this book probes the country's related institutional transitions—both those under way and those still needed if China is to remain stable and prosperous in the 21st century. 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.