- Subjects /
- Public Policy
African American Coping in the Political Sphere
Explores the influence coping has had on African Americans' political attitudes and behaviors.
Convergence as Adaptivity
Argues that states substitute unwanted policy changes dictated by globalization with politically feasible ones, leading to policy convergence.
Portraits of Public Service
Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.
Democratic Policy Implementation in an Ambiguous World
Explains the complexities of policy implementation and why attempts to translate new laws into effective and enduring policy sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Demonstrates how residents can play a leading role in the positive transformation of their communities in the face of economic and population decline.
America in Denial
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.
Taxation in Utopia
An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.
Citizenship and Service
Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.
The Ideology of Civic Engagement
Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals
Argues for refocusing attention on publicness and the critical exploration of underlying assumptions that are foundational to the study and practice of public affairs.
Pharmapolitics in Russia
Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.
Higher Education for Democracy
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.
Civilization and Barbarism
Challenges the established corrections paradigm and argues for replacing mass incarceration with a viable and more humane alternative.
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.
The Politics of Presidential Impeachment
Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.
African Americans and the First Amendment
The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.
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.
Adventures in Sustainable Urbanism
Opens up new ways of thinking about and debating the consequences of sustainable urbanism as it moves from planning to practice.
Teacher Education Reform as Political Theater
An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.
Beyond the Xs and Os
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.
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965
A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.
The Art of the Watchdog
Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.
Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.
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.
Property Rights in Contemporary Governance
Examines how our diverse understandings of property impact real-world governing strategies.
Facing toward the Dawn
Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.
Organizing for Transgender Rights
Illuminates transgender activists' successful strategies to organize for social and political change in the US.
Help (Not) Wanted
Shows how Japan’s immigration policy is shaped by the nature of Japan’s economy and elite debates about the country’s national identity.
Political Power in America
Introduction to American politics and government, intended for students of political science. Provides a critical examination of both political institutions and political behavior.
The Architecture of Downtown Troy
Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.
Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development, Second Edition
Examines the many issues raised by TIF, the most widely used tool of local economic and community development.
Explores the contradictory nature of public opinion.
Dimensions of Blackness
A multidimensional approach captures the complexities of African American racial identity.
Black Women in Politics
Examines how Diasporic Black women engage in politics.
The New Welfare Consensus
Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.
Congress and Diaspora Politics
Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.
Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System
Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.
Hearts and Minds
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.
From the Streets to the State
Blends academic and activist perspectives to explore recent emancipatory struggles to win and transform state power.
Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence
Analyzes long-term interest group/party alliances, with a focus on the part played by federal advisory committees.
The Caribbeanization of Black Politics
Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.
NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World
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.
Cities under Austerity
Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities.
Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.
Towards Continental Environmental Policy?
Examines the challenges of environmental governance in contemporary North America.
American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions
Uncovers the politics involved when a city recruits and implements a presidential convention.
Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court
Examines the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the US Supreme Court.
Because We Are Human
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.
The History of Here
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.
The Politics of Persuasion
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.
International Disaster Management Ethics
Responds to the demanding political and ethical challenges faced by the international disaster management community.
Advocacy and Policymaking in South Korea
Reveals how policymaking traditions prior to democratization continue to resonate within current South Korean public policy advocacy practices.
From Italy to the North End
Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.
Elder Care Journey
Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
The Phantom of a Polarized America
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.
Figures of Memory
Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy
Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship
Offers a more democratic way to think about families, politics, and public life.
New York's Broken Constitution
Examines the significant gaps between what New York State’s constitution says and how the state is actually governed and offers ideas for reform.
American Politics and the Environment, Second Edition
Examines the role of politics in the environmental policy making process.
Privatizing the Polity
Presents evidence that the expansion of welfare privatization makes it harder for people to move out of poverty in large numbers.
Lifelong Learning in Neoliberal Japan
Explores the trend of lifelong learning in Japan as a means to deal with risk in a neoliberal era.
Uncovers clues regarding the inner life of Machiavelli's political leaders.
The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe
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.
Unifying the Nation
In-depth examination of a rarely studied article of the United States Constitution.
Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.
Explores the evolution of Atlanta's water system and charts the poor urban planning decisions that created the city's current water shortage.
Southern Life, Northern City
The inspirational story of an African American community that migrated from the Deep South to Albany, New York, in the 1930s.
Disaster Emergency Management
Examines how public officials in the US, China, Japan, and Indonesia have interacted with communities affected by natural disasters.
Creating Sustainable Communities
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.
Living on Your Own
An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.
Building a Smarter University
Demonstrates how universities can use Big Data to enhance operations and management, improve the education pipeline, and educate the next generation of data scientists.
Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic
Documents how energy resource acquisition has been the driving motivator for European and American international relations.
Community, Culture, and Economic Development, Second Edition
Newly updated comparative study of economic development policy, and its relationship with local power structures and cultural and social relations, in two Maryland towns.
Farms, Factories, and Families
Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.
Jamestown, New York
A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York.
Race, Real Estate, and Uneven Development, Second Edition
Updated second edition examining how the real estate industry and federal housing policy have facilitated the development of racial residential segregation.
Cities for Sale
Examines how US cities have adopted the tactics of public relations and marketing firms to “brand” themselves.
Examines the continuing relevance of early British sociologists Victor Branford, Patrick Geddes, and their associates.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics, Second Edition
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.
The Anarchist Bastard
A tribute to the Italian American family and its trying bonds of love.
Energy and Empire
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.
Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers
A comprehensive examination of the relationship between higher education, state government, and economic development.
Precipice or Crossroads?
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.