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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Taking Issueby Baruch A. Brody

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    A pioneer in the theory of pluralistic casuistry, the idea that there are almost as many facets to moral choices as there are cases that call for choices, Baruch Brody takes issue with conventional bioethical wisdom and challenges the rigid principalism of contemporary bioethics. His views have been seen as controversial, but they are firmly held,... more...

  • Common Callingby Stephen J. Pope

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church has been exacerbated in the minds of many by the dismal response of church leadership. Uncovered along with the abuse of power were decisions that were not only made in secrecy, but which also magnified the powerlessness of the people of the church to have any say in its governance. Accordingly, many... more...

  • From Pews to Polling Placesby J. Matthew Wilson

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Does religion promote political mobilization? Are individuals motivated by their faith to focus on issues of social justice, personal morality, or both? What is the relationship between religious conviction and partisanship? Does religious identity reinforce or undermine other political identifications like race, ethnicity, and class? The answers to... more...

  • Common Groundby Paul L. Heck

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Christian-Muslim interaction is a reality today in all corners of the globe, but while many celebrate the commonality of these traditions, significant differences remain. If these religions cannot be easily reconciled, can we perhaps view them through a single albeit refractive lens? This is the approach Paul Heck takes in Common Ground: To undertake... more...

  • Biotechnology and the Human Goodby C. Ben Mitchell; Edmund D. Pellegrino; Jean Bethke Elshtain

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Some of humankind's greatest tools have been forged in the research laboratory. Who could argue that medical advances like antibiotics, blood transfusions, and pacemakers have not improved the quality of people's lives? But with each new technological breakthrough there comes an array of consequences, at once predicted and unpredictable, beneficial... more...

  • Telling Storiesby Deborah Schiffrin; Anna de Fina; Anastasia Nylund

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 44.95

    Narratives are fundamental to our lives: we dream, plan, complain, endorse, entertain, teach, learn, and reminisce through telling stories. They provide hopes, enhance or mitigate disappointments, challenge or support moral order and test out theories of the world at both personal and communal levels. It is because of this deep embedding of narrative... more...

  • The Catholic Church and the Nation-Stateby Paul Christopher Manuel; Lawrence C. Reardon; Clyde Wilcox

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 26.95

    Presenting case studies from sixteen countries on five continents, The Catholic Church and the Nation-State paints a rich portrait of a complex and paradoxical institution whose political role has varied historically and geographically. In this integrated and synthetic collection of essays, outstanding scholars from the United States and abroad examine... more...