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  • Red Tapeby Herbert Kaufman; Philip K. Howard

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Death, taxes, and red tape. The inevitable trio no one can escape. That wry sense of reality colors Herbert Kaufman's classic study of red tape, the bureaucratic phenomenon that all of us have encountered in some form?from the confounding tax form filled out annually to the maddeningly time-consuming wait at the driver's license bureau. The complaints... more...

  • Beyond Tiananmenby Robert L. Suettinger

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 26.95

    Suettinger sees the Tiananmen Square masacre as a turning point in US-China affairs. He traces the bilateral relationship since that time, focusing particular on the internal political factors that shaped relations between the US and China between 1989 and the end of the Clinton presidency in 2000. more...

  • The Media and the War on Terrorismby Stephen Hess; Marvin Kalb

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    This collection of conversations between journalists and federal officials aims to capture the tensions between the press and the government during wartime. They cover issues including military censorship and the difficulties of maintaining security in an era of satellite technology. more...

  • Power and Purposeby James M. Goldgeier; Michael McFaul

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    This work traces the formulation and evolution of American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union and Russia during the tumultuous and uncertain decade at the end of the Cold War. It examines how American decision-makers coped with opportunities and challenges presented by a new Russia. more...

  • Coming Up Shortby Alicia H. Munnell; Annika Sunden

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    In this work, two experts on retirement policy analyse 401(k) plans, the fastest-growing type of employer-sponsored pension and a vital source of retirement income for the American middle class. more...

  • Who's in Charge Hereby Noel Epstein

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 24.95

    This title makes sense of the United States system of school governance and considers where it might be heading. It discusses issues such as recruiting good teachers, school choice, the school's growing 'family ' role and who is, and who should be, responsible for schools and the consequences for the students. more...

  • The Illusion of Controlby Seyom Brown

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    In the last decade of the 20th century threats and applications of force often took centre stage. This text maintains that the use of force as an instrument of foreign policy is likely to grow, and that this prospect warrants concern and open debate. more...

  • Low-Income Homeownershipby Nicolas P. Retsinas; Eric S. Belsky

    Brookings Institution Press 2002; US$ 26.95

    The observations of housing experts on low-income homeownership in the US and its effects on households and communities. It examines: trends in the 1990s; borrower constraints; financial returns to low-income homeowners; low-income loan performance; and socioeconomic impacts of homeownership. more...

  • Owning-Upby Michelle Miller-Adams

    Brookings Institution Press 2002; US$ 20.95

    This text is about assets and the difference they can make in the lives of the poor. It expands the concept of asset building to encompass a range of skills and support systems that are necessary to lift people out of poverty. It identifies four types of asset: economic, human, social and natural. more...

  • Following the Moneyby George Benston; Michael Bromwich; Robert E. Litan; Alfred Wagenhofer

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 39.95

    This text focuses on the disjunction between national systems of corporate disclosure and the global character of capital markets. It offers recommendations for decision-makers on the accounting and reporting reforms necessary to improve disclosure in international equities trading. more...