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  • School Board Battlesby Melissa M. Deckman

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    If there is a culture war taking place in the United States, one of the most interesting, if under-the-radar, battlegrounds is in local school board elections. Rarely does the pitch of this battle reach national attention, as it did in Kansas when the state school boardùled by several outspoken conservative Christiansùvoted to delete evolution... more...

  • The National Security Enterpriseby Roger Z. George; Harvey Rishikof

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    Recent breakdowns in American national security have exposed the weaknesses of the nation's vast overlapping security and foreign policy bureaucracy and the often dysfunctional interagency process. In the literature of national security studies, however, surprisingly little attention is given to the specific dynamics or underlying organizational... more...

  • The Sacredness of the Personby Hans Joas

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    What are the origins of the idea of human rights and universal human dignity? How can we most fully understand -- and realize -- these rights going into the future? In The Sacredness of the Person , internationally renowned sociologist and social theorist Hans Joas tells a story that differs from conventional narratives by tracing the concept of human... more...

  • Little Wordsby Ronald P. Leow; Héctor Campos; Donna Lardiere

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    Little Words is an interdisciplinary examination of the functions and change in the use of clitics, pronouns, determiners, conjunctions, discourse particles, auxiliary/light verbs, prepositions, and other “little words” that have played a central role in linguistic theory and in language acquisition research. Leading scholars present advanced... more...

  • Vaults, Mirrors, and Masksby Jennifer E. Sims; Burton Gerber

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    In one indispensable volume, top practitioners and scholars explain the importance of counterintelligence today and explore the causes of—and practical solutions for—U.S. counterintelligence weaknesses. more...

  • El español en contacto con otras lenguasby Carol A. Klee; Andrew Lynch

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Written in Spanish, this detailed synthesis of wide-ranging research will be a valuable resource for scholars of Hispanic linguistics, language contact, and sociolinguistics. more...

  • Investing in the Disadvantagedby David L. Weimer; Aidan R. Vining

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    A comprehensive review of how cost-benefit analysis can improve effectiveness and efficiency in the most important areas of social policy. more...

  • Organizational Learning at NASAby Julianne G. Mahler

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    Organizational learning, especially in public organizations, is an idea that is often promoted but seldom studied in detail. This comparative study of two space shuttle accidents offers insight into organizational learning—and what makes such learning difficult in public organizations. more...

  • Populations, Public Health, and the Lawby Wendy E. Parmet

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 20.25

    A population-based approach to legal analysis which claims that law should seek, among other things, to protect and promote public health. more...

  • A Handbook of Bioethics Termsby James B. Tubbs

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 11.25

    A valuable handbook of bioethics terms for undergraduate and graduate students in health care ethics, physicians, nurses, institutional ethics committees, and anyone interested in the health care field. more...