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Silencing the Opposition

Edited by Craig R. Smith
Subjects: History

Examines major challenges to the Fist Amendment and focuses on the extremely important paradigm shift of freedom of expression in the post-9/11 era.

Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System

Studies the Federal Home Loan Bank System, how it has changed over time and why

Latinos in Dixie

A look at the Latino experience in the American South using data from Richmond, Virginia.

Transporting Atlanta

Examines the dynamics of Atlanta’s transportation crisis.

Getting a Poor Return

Examines competing claims and beliefs about the American legal system in the area of tax policy and tax enforcement.

The Quotable Judge Posner

Collection of quotations and judicial opinions of federal appellate judge Richard A. Posner

Sound-Bite Saboteurs

Argues that the reliance on sound bites in recent political discourse is harmful to the democratic process.

Foreign Workers in Israel

Explores how the entry of migrant workers into Israel raises questions beyond just those of the labor market.

Who Speaks for Hispanics?

Examines the policy stances of two major Hispanic interest groups.

Comparative Environmental Regulation in the United States and Russia

Explores how policy actors in the United States and Russia have developed flexible incentive-based instruments for environmental protection.

Environmental Integration

A new and original way of looking at the challenge presented by environmental issues.

Universal Preschool

Examines recent trends in state-funded preschool education.

Urban Sprawl, Global Warming, and the Empire of Capital

Argues that the United States refuses to address global warming because of the reliance of the American economy on urban sprawl.

The Rising State

Examines how federal and state governments have assumed ever-greater control over the education process since the 1960s.

Constructing the Nation

Philosophers and social theorists of color examine how racism can creep into defensive forms of nationalism.

School Choice Policies and Outcomes

Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.

The Politics of Identity

Makes the surprising claim that identity politics can facilitate rather than undermine worker solidarity.

Contemporary American Federalism

Traces the development of the American federal system of government, focusing principally on the shifting balance of powers between the national government and the states.

Follow the Money

Reveals the powerful influence of financial elites on New York City’s mayors.

Living Waters

Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.

Sprawl and Politics

An account of the origin, enactment, and implementation of Maryland’s Smart Growth land use program begun in 1966.

Business Improvement Districts and the Shape of American Cities

Examines the impact of business improvement districts on the quality of contemporary civic life.

Agendas and Decisions

Studies how state-level public executives and managers in Tennessee decide and implement policy.

Kitchen Capitalism

The first in-depth examination of self-employment from the perspectives of low-income entrepreneurs.

Women and Children First

A critique of public policy rhetoric from multiple feminist perspectives.

Promise and Betrayal

Argues that universities can help revitalize poor neighborhoods.

Identity Matters

Blends memoir and scholarship to provide a moving and sometimes unsettling look at how academic discourse affects the cultural values and identities that students bring into the writing classroom.

Polls and Politics

A provocative examination of the use and abuse of public opinion polls.

Sporting Dystopias

Challenges the unexamined belief that sports stadiums, events, and teams in cities are always beneficial to the comunities.

Postmodern Public Policy

Confronts the challenge presented to traditional public policy by postmodern thought.

It Takes a Neighborhood

The Neighborhood Preservation Initiative, a comprehensive community building program in ten neighborhoods from nine mostly mid-sized cities, is examined in It Takes a Neighborhood. Wright shows what was ...

Visions of STS

Maps interconnections between science, technology, and society in order to understand both benefits and costs.

Managing Welfare Reform in Five States

Edited by Sarah F. Liebschutz
Subjects: Public Policy

Analyzes the responses of five states—Florida, Mississippi, New York, Washington, and Wisconsin—to the challenges of implementing welfare reform.

Learning from Leaders

Edited by Carol S. Weissert
Subjects: Public Policy

Discusses welfare reform in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Evaluating Comprehensive State Welfare Reform

Discusses issues involved in evaluating the new reforms, and applies those issues to the evaluation of welfare reform in Wisconsin.

The Urban Growth Machine

Two decades after Harvey Molotch’s “city as a growth machine,” this book offers a unique, critical assessment of his thesis.

Housing and Community Development in New York City

Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date description and analysis of the housing and neighborhood problems facing residents of the nation's largest city, and the policies that have been developed to solve these problems.

Shelter and Society

An in-depth examination of the non-profit housing sector that covers theory, research, and policy.

Voices of Resistance

Providing new information on women's participation in the Moroccan independence movement, Voices of Resistance offers a rare opportunity to hear Moroccan women speak freely about their personal lives. ...

New Life at Ground Zero

Presents a lively in-depth look at the efforts and struggles of the New York City Housing Partnership to build moderate and middle-income housing in New York City.

Under One Roof

Americans with changing lifestyles, nontraditional households, and special needs and interests are increasingly looking for alternatives to the single-family house, and especially for the opportunity ...

Powersharing

This study of presidential administrations from Nixon through Clinton discusses how and why the White House has become the dominant player in the domestic policy process, relegating the departments to implementation, rather than design, of key initiatives.

A Town Abandoned

A cultural study of the Flint community's response to its own deindustrialization, within the framework of the state, national, and international forces that produced it.

Oil on the Edge

The federal offshore oil leasing program has generated more than billion for the federal government, and the Outer Continental Shelf represents the greatest potential for oil and gas reserves remaining ...

Critical Theory, Public Policy, and Planning Practice

Too often attacked as hopelessly abstract, contemporary critical social theory can help us to understand both public policy and its analysis. In this book, John Forester shows how policy analysis, planning, ...

The Ethical Challenge of Auschwitz and Hiroshima

This book addresses the problem of religion, ethics, and public policy in a global technological civilization. It attempts to do what narrative ethicists have said cannot be done—to construct a cross-cultural ...

Practical Government Budgeting

This book provides descriptions, instructions, and exercises to help readers master government budgeting as it is actually practiced. University courses and training programs serving present and future ...

After Divestiture

This book analyzes the politics of state regulatory decision-making in telecommunications after the AT&T divestiture in 1984. The author takes a political-economy approach that explains how interest groups ...

Frederick Taylor and the Public Administration Community

This book argues that the "authoritarian" depiction of Frederick Taylor trivializes his important contribution. Schachter's analysis of Taylor's work shows that he actually originated many of the human ...

The Politics of Capital Investment

This book examines both the politics and products of the public investment process in one of America's largest cities. It broadens the scope of contemporary debates on the political economy of urban development ...

The Political Economy of Regulation

This is the first comprehensive study of the history, politics, and economics of the insurance industry in the United States. It is designed as a theoretical challenge to the conventional wisdom in political ...

Environmental Justice

This book explores the philosophical background of questions on environmental justice. It focuses on theories of distributive justice, primarily those which concern the manner in which benefits and burdens ...

New Directions in Budget Theory

This collection is the first book-length work in many years to provide new theoretical direction to budget theory. Written by several of the most respected people in budgeting, including Allen Schick, ...

Business Elites and Urban Development

Written in a non-technical, narrative style, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone concerned with current trends in urban development. During the Reagan era, responsibility for urban planning ...

The Grant System

In the past thirty years, the giving and receiving of grants has grown from a small, loosely organized club involving a few elite institutions and a few million dollars to a massive system accounting ...

Neighborhood Upgrading

Neighborhood Upgrading examines the effectiveness of government-subsidized housing rehabilitation programs in reversing patterns of neighborhood decline. Varady takes a realistic look at the dilemma facing ...

Contracting Out for Human Services

Contracting out for services has become a popular technique in government's perennial quest to cut spending. Yet seldom has the practice been examined from any but the public choice approach. This book ...

A Workbook in Program Design for Public Managers

This is the first practical, step-by-step guide to a key management technique—the design of efficient, cost-effective programs. With social programs succumbing to the pressures of budgetary cutbacks ...

Legislating Bureaucratic Change

Legislating Bureaucratic Change is an in-depth analysis of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. This legislation, hailed by many as the major domestic achievement of the Carter presidency, was a far-reaching ...

Revitalizing America's Cities

In many American cities, middle and upper income people are moving into neighborhoods that had previously suffered disinvestment and decay. The new residents renovate housing, stimulate business, and ...

Shutdown at Youngstown

In spite of the gravity of the problem of mass unemployment and its periodic recurrence in industrial societies, few scientific studies have been undertaken which serve to define the impact of plant closings ...

Reshaping of the National Labor Board

In this volume, covering the years 1937–1947, James A. Gross describes and analyzes the NLRB's vigorous and uncompromising enforcement of the Wagner Act and the intense political pressure to which the ...

Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume V, 1921-1941

Covers the later years of his life, closing with his death.

Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume IV, 1916-1921

These letters represent the closest Brandeis ever came to an autobiography.

Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume III, 1913-1915

With the election of Woodrow Wilson in 1912, Louis D. Brandeis emerged as the undisputed intellectual leader of those reformers who were trying to recreate a democratic society free from the economic ...

Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume II, 1907-1912

The letters in this volume record an important transition in Brandeis's life. In July 1907, when the letters begin, Louis D. Brandeis was merely an unusually successful local reformer. His earlier victories ...