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Explains the complexities of policy implementation and why attempts to translate new laws into effective and enduring policy sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.
Argues that states substitute unwanted policy changes dictated by globalization with politically feasible ones, leading to policy convergence.
Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.
The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.
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.
Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.
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.
Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
Offers an Asian immigrant perspective on US racial relations and explores the unique situations and challenges facing Asian immigrants in the United States.
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.
Demonstrates how residents can play a leading role in the positive transformation of their communities in the face of economic and population decline.
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.
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.
Argues for refocusing attention on publicness and the critical exploration of underlying assumptions that are foundational to the study and practice of public affairs.
Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.
Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.
An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.
Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.
Uses a cross-national comparison of Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Hong Kong to develop strategies universities should employ to strengthen democracy and resist fascism.
Relates how the self-direction movement was developed, the research that supports it, how the model has spread across the country and the globe, and recommendations and prospects for the future.
Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.
The first history of the US Travel Bureau, which set the precedent for federal involvement in promoting tourism and travel, an activity which continues today.
Challenges the established corrections paradigm and argues for replacing mass incarceration with a viable and more humane alternative.
A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.
Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.
Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.
Examines how cities of various sizes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are making walkability improvements a part of their overall urban revitalization strategy.
Inside account of the negotiations between the football Bills, New York State, and Erie County to sign a long-term stadium lease and thereby keep the team in Buffalo.
The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.
An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.
Opens up new ways of thinking about and debating the consequences of sustainable urbanism as it moves from planning to practice.
Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.
Shows how Japan’s immigration policy is shaped by the nature of Japan’s economy and elite debates about the country’s national identity.
Illuminates transgender activists' successful strategies to organize for social and political change in the US.
Examines how our diverse understandings of property impact real-world governing strategies.
Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.
Introduction to American politics and government, intended for students of political science. Provides a critical examination of both political institutions and political behavior.
Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.
Examines the many issues raised by TIF, the most widely used tool of local economic and community development.
Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.
A multidimensional approach captures the complexities of African American racial identity.
Examines how Diasporic Black women engage in politics.
Explores the contradictory nature of public opinion.
Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.
Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities.
Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.
Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.
Analyzes long-term interest group/party alliances, with a focus on the part played by federal advisory committees.
Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.
Blends academic and activist perspectives to explore recent emancipatory struggles to win and transform state power.
Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges.
Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.
Examines the challenges of environmental governance in contemporary North America.
Examines the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the US Supreme Court.
Uncovers the politics involved when a city recruits and implements a presidential convention.
Offers a complete empirical account of US government programs, policies, and interventions outside the United States on behalf of the human rights of LGBTQ people.
How the Pine Hills neighborhood in Albany, New York, changed and grew, as reflected in the history of one house and the lives of its residents.
Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.
Undergraduate-level textbook introducing students to the factors which define immigration politics in the United States and Europe.
Reveals how policymaking traditions prior to democratization continue to resonate within current South Korean public policy advocacy practices.
Responds to the demanding political and ethical challenges faced by the international disaster management community.
Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.
Indicates how the rightward shift in the ideology of House Republicans has been mistaken for a broader "polarization" of both parties as well as voters.
Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.
Offers a more democratic way to think about families, politics, and public life.
Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.
Presents evidence that the expansion of welfare privatization makes it harder for people to move out of poverty in large numbers.
Explores the trend of lifelong learning in Japan as a means to deal with risk in a neoliberal era.
Examines the role of politics in the environmental policy making process.
Uncovers clues regarding the inner life of Machiavelli's political leaders.
In-depth examination of a rarely studied article of the United States Constitution.
Detailed examination of the territorial and governance dimensions of contemporary welfare reforms in the United States and Europe.
The history of John Dewey's leadership of the progressive People's Lobby.
The inspirational story of an African American community that migrated from the Deep South to Albany, New York, in the 1930s.
Explores the evolution of Atlanta's water system and charts the poor urban planning decisions that created the city's current water shortage.
Examines how public officials in the US, China, Japan, and Indonesia have interacted with communities affected by natural disasters.
Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.
Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.
Practitioner-oriented sampling of the major tools used to deal with current public-sector fiscal issues.
A multidisciplinary and accessible introduction to humanity’s favorite structure: the bridge.
Documents how energy resource acquisition has been the driving motivator for European and American international relations.
Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.
A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York.
Updated second edition examining how the real estate industry and federal housing policy have facilitated the development of racial residential segregation.
Examines the continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.
Examines how US cities have adopted the tactics of public relations and marketing firms to “brand” themselves.
Revised and updated edition that analyses how the Office of National Drug Control Policy employs statistics to misleadingly claim the War on Drugs is a success.
Reveals the role played by political and economic elites in the privileging of civilian commercial nuclear energy over other options, such as solar, in the United States after 1945.
A comprehensive examination of the relationship between higher education, state government, and economic development.
Comprehensive treatment of the challenges faced by America’s public research universities, and of what those challenges may mean for the nation.
An examination of the ethical issues surrounding tax cheating and implications for public policy.
A comprehensive history of U.S. housing policy that illuminates the political struggles that have accompanied the nation’s effort to assist those citizens who are in desperate need of decent, affordable housing.
Insider Richard Kirsch offers a vivid, first-person account of how health care reform came to be.
A fresh perspective on American water pollution policy
Essays reevaluating and challenging the critiques of the urban studies field
Examines the combat experience of Israel’s ground forces in the Al-Aqsa Intifada in order to offer a set of innovative concepts for understanding irregular warfare.
New perspective on state-level housing policy, how its role has grown in relation to the federal role.