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Brookings Institution Press

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  • Democracy at Riskby Stephen Macedo

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    "Documents how recent trends in civic engagement have been shaped by political institutions and public policies and recommends ways to increase the amount, quality, and distribution of civic engagement, focusing on elections, the metropolis, and the nonprofit sector and philanthropy"--Provided by publisher. more...

  • Political Realismby Jonathan Rauch

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    Why did politics once work? And why don't they work today? Despite decades of reform, government is more dysfunctional than ever, the country is more polarized, and special interests have more power to veto reform. What if idealistic reform itself is a culprit? In Political Realism , Jonathan Rauch argues that well-meaning efforts to stem corruption... more...

  • Does Character Matter?by Richard V. Reeves

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 10.00

    Sixteen thoughtful writers consider character cultivation. Richard Reeves introduces this collection of short essays with a challenge: "I defy you to find a richer set of writings on the philosophical, empirical, and practical issues raised by a focus on character, and in particular its relationship to questions of opportunity." The evidence? The... more...

  • The Fog of Peaceby Jean-Marie Guéhenno

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    At the beginning of the 1990s, the world exited the cold war and entered an era of great promise for peace and security.Guided by an invigorated United Nations, the international community set out to end conflicts that had flared into vicious civil wars and to unconditionally champion human rights and hold abusers responsible. The stage seemed set... more...

  • Equality and Efficiencyby Arthur M. Okun; Lawrence H. Summers

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Originally published in 1975, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff is a very personal work from one of the most important macroeconomists of the last hundred years. And this new edition includes "Further Thoughts on Equality and Efficiency," a paper published by the author two years later. In classrooms Arthur M. Okun may be best remembered... more...

  • My Ukraineby Chrystia Freeland

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, former Soviet republic Ukraine has struggled against its "giant neighbor to the north"?Russia? to maintain its sovereignty. In early 2014 tensions turned to conflict as Vladimir Putin, determined to keep Ukraine from forging stronger ties with the West, seized Crimea and fomented conflict in eastern Ukraine.... more...

  • Political Realismby Jonathan Rauch

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 0.00

    Why did politics once work? And why don't they work today? Despite decades of reform, government is more dysfunctional than ever, the country is more polarized, and special interests have more power to veto reform. What if idealistic reform itself is a culprit? In Political Realism , Jonathan Rauch argues that well-meaning efforts to stem corruption... more...

  • Japanese Foreign Policy at the Crossroadsby Yukata Kawashima

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    The future of foreign policy in Japan is uncertain. The post-World War II paradigm that ensured security and prosperity for the Japanese people has lost much of its effectiveness. This book examines this uncertainty and explores the decision-making processes that have led Japan to this point. more...

  • The Siberian Curseby Fiona Hill; Clifford G. Gaddy

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    This is a provocative look at a problem that has been overlooked since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The book argues that years of forcing people and economic activity out into the vast, resource-rich, but inhospitably cold, territory of Siberia has burdened Russia with huge problems and costs. more...

  • Popular Choice and Managed Democracyby Timothy J. Colton; Michael McFaul

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    Twice in the winter of 1999-2000, citizens of the Russian Federation flocked to their neighbourhood voting stations and scratched their ballots in an atmosphere of uncertainty, rancor and fear. This book is a tale of these two elections - one for the 450-seat Duma, the other for president. more...