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Systems from Hell

Examines how contemporary novels document and define social problems using a variety of narrative techniques to focus attention on systemic failure.

Sites of Statelessness

Explores various unusual sites of statelessness like sea, cities, and laws, beyond mere legal and regulatory frameworks, that determines statelessness.

Buffalo's Waterfront Renaissance

Recounts how preservationists and environmentalists ultimately succeeded in persuading a powerful state agency to abandon its plans for privately developing Buffalo’s waterfront and instead revitalize the city by enhancing opportunities for members of the public to use and enjoy that same space.

Catholics across Borders

Illuminates the cross-border migration and settlement of Catholics from Canada to northern New York.

The Overlooked Pillar

Elevates in systematic ways the importance of organizational thinking about sustainability and emphasizes the importance of cultural organizations in facilitating societal sustainability goals.

Frustrated Nationalism

Essays that describe the efforts of several groups in a variety of political settings to achieve greater control over the policies that affect them, the strategies they employ to do so, and their status today.

Hopelessly Alien

An in-depth sociological investigation of "hope" as it applies to the Italian immigrant experience in the blue-collar suburb of Chicago Heights between 1910 and 1950.

Translating Global Ideas

Explores the varying influence of foreign policy recommendations on education reforms in Chile, Argentina, and Colombia.

Progressive New York

The exciting story of New York in the progressive era told by the reformers and visionaries who shaped its history,

African American Coping in the Political Sphere

Explores the influence coping has had on African Americans' political attitudes and behaviors.

Portraits of Public Service

Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.

Democratic Policy Implementation in an Ambiguous World

By Luke Fowler
Subjects: Public Policy

Explains the complexities of policy implementation and why attempts to translate new laws into effective and enduring policy sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.

Convergence as Adaptivity

Argues that states substitute unwanted policy changes dictated by globalization with politically feasible ones, leading to policy convergence.

In Local Hands

The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.

Technical Communication for Environmental Action

This collection engages scholars and practicioners in a conversation about the ways that Technical Communication has contributed to pragmatic and democratic actions to address climate change.

Making the Public Service Millennial

Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.

Capitalism for All

Demonstrates that a true liberal capitalism has the capacity to enable personal well-being while dealing with new challenges such as pandemics, climate change, and automation.

A Postcolonial Relationship

Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.

FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief

First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.

Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds

Follows Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland as they travel together in South America and then go their separate ways, in the process illustrating two very different ways of understanding humanity's place in the natural world.

A New American Labor Movement

Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.

America in Denial

Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.

Imagining the Fed

Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.

Supporting Shrinkage

Demonstrates how residents can play a leading role in the positive transformation of their communities in the face of economic and population decline.

Meander

Draws on the author's own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region's experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.