Publications

Zhirinovsky as a Nationalist "Kitsch Artist'' (1996)

Dec 03, 1996
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #264, 1996. PDF 29 pages. more

Race: The History of an Idea in the West by Ivan Hannaford

Race: The History of an Idea in the West

May 01, 1996
In Race: The History of an Idea in the West Ivan Hannaford guides readers through a dangerous engagement with an idea that so permeates Western thinking that we expect to find it, active or dormant, as an organizing principle in all societies. But as Hannaford shows, race is not a universal idea--not ever in the West. more

 Funding the Modern American State, 1941-1995: The Rise and Fall of the Era of Easy Finance, edited by W. Elliot Brownlee

Funding the Modern American State, 1941-1995: The Rise and Fall of the Era of Easy Finance

May 01, 1996
The current fiscal crisis faced by the American federal government represents the end of a fiscal regime that began with the financing of World War II. In this volume, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the history of American taxation and public finance since 1941 in an attempt to understand the political, social and economic forces that have shaped the current regime.  more

The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia, edited by R. H. Taylor

The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia

May 01, 1996
Though most governments in Southeast Asia are widely described as authoritarian, elections have been a feature of politics in the region for many decades. The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia identifies the common and distinguishing features of electoral politics in the region. more

Preparing for the Urban Future: Global Pressures and Local Forces

Preparing for the Urban Future: Global Pressures and Local Forces

May 01, 1996
More and more of the world's people live in urban areas, which share the same problems: unemployment, corroding infrastructure, deteriorating environment, a collapsing social compact, and weakening institutions. Twenty-two leading social scientists and experienced public officials pooled their experience at the June 1996 United Nations conference on human settlement in Istanbul. Their collaborative effort is published in Preparing for the Urban Future: Global Pressures and Local Forces. more

Neo-Idealist Philosophy in the Russian Liberation Movement: The Moscow Psychological Society and Its Symposium, "Problems of Idealism" (1996)

Jan 01, 1996
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #262, 1996. PDF 82 pages. more

Siberia's Academic Complex: The History of an Experiment (1995)

Dec 04, 1995
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #258, 1995. PDF 35 pages. more

Lord of the Manor: Boris Yeltsin in Sverdlovsk Oblast' (1995)

Dec 04, 1995
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #260, 1995. PDF 33 pages. more

Stillborn Environments: The New Soviet Town of the 1960s and Urban Life in Russia Today (1995)

Dec 03, 1995
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #261, 1995. PDF 31 pages. more

 Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities by Mitchell Reiss

Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities

May 01, 1995
Relying on personal interviews with senior officials in a dozen countries and on never-before-released classified information, Bridled Ambition explains how and why eight countries—South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, and Pakistan—have capped, curtailed, or rolled back their nuclear weapons programs during the past few years. It also analyses a ninth country: North Korea. 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.