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.
Explores the influence coping has had on African Americans' political attitudes and behaviors.
Explains the complexities of policy implementation and why attempts to translate new laws into effective and enduring policy sometimes succeed and sometimes fail.
Reveals the often-untold stories of front-line public servants.
Argues that states substitute unwanted policy changes dictated by globalization with politically feasible ones, leading to policy convergence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.
Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.
A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.
An ethnography of Russian teacher education reforms as scripted performances of political theater.
Analyzes efforts made by communities and policy makers around the world to push beyond conventional approaches to environmental decision making.
The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.
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.
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.
Introduction to American politics and government, intended for students of political science. Provides a critical examination of both political institutions and political behavior.
Examines the many issues raised by TIF, the most widely used tool of local economic and community development.
Studies the impact of lobbying efforts by domestic ethnic groups and foreign governments on US policymaking.
A multidimensional approach captures the complexities of African American racial identity.
Examines how Diasporic Black women engage in politics.
Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.
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.
Blends academic and activist perspectives to explore recent emancipatory struggles to win and transform state power.
Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.
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.
Analyzes long-term interest group/party alliances, with a focus on the part played by federal advisory committees.
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.
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.
Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.
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.
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.
Examines the significant gaps between what New York State’s constitution says and how the state is actually governed and offers ideas for reform.
Explores the trend of lifelong learning in Japan as a means to deal with risk in a neoliberal era.
Presents evidence that the expansion of welfare privatization makes it harder for people to move out of poverty in large numbers.
Examines the role of politics in the environmental policy making process.
Uncovers clues regarding the inner life of Machiavelli's political leaders.
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.
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.
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.
An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.
Demonstrates how universities can use Big Data to enhance operations and management, improve the education pipeline, and educate the next generation of data scientists.
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.
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 Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.
A fresh perspective on American water pollution policy
New perspective on state-level housing policy, how its role has grown in relation to the federal role.
A comprehensive examination of multiple dimensions of terrorism
Holistic, comparative analysis of multiple budget systems and contexts.
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.
Essays reevaluating and challenging the critiques of the urban studies field
Examines New York City as a paradigmatic example of the tensions between privatization and public uses of space in the contemporary U.S.
Detailed study of how real education reform works.
Study of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy in public administration.
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.
Studies the Federal Home Loan Bank System, how it has changed over time and why
Examines the dynamics of Atlanta’s transportation crisis.
Examines competing claims and beliefs about the American legal system in the area of tax policy and tax enforcement.
Collection of quotations and judicial opinions of federal appellate judge Richard A. Posner
Examines the policy stances of two major Hispanic interest groups.
Argues that the United States refuses to address global warming because of the reliance of the American economy on urban sprawl.
Examines recent trends in state-funded preschool education.
Explores how the entry of migrant workers into Israel raises questions beyond just those of the labor market.
Examines how federal and state governments have assumed ever-greater control over the education process since the 1960s.
A new and original way of looking at the challenge presented by environmental issues.
Explores how policy actors in the United States and Russia have developed flexible incentive-based instruments for environmental protection.
Makes the surprising claim that identity politics can facilitate rather than undermine worker solidarity.
Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.
Analyzes educational reform in the second half of the twentieth century through the political career of Jimmy Carter and his influence on educational policy.
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.
Reveals the powerful influence of financial elites on New York City’s mayors.