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  • Rampageby Katherine S. Newman; Cybelle Fox; David Harding; Jal Mehta; Wendy Roth

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 28.00

    In the last decade, school shootings have decimated communities and terrified parents, teachers, and children in even the most family friendly? American towns and suburbs. These tragedies appear to be the spontaneous acts of disconnected teens, but this important book argues that the roots of violence are deeply entwined in the communities themselves.... more...

  • Government's Endby Jon Rauch

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 20.00

    An earlier edition of this extraordinarily prescient, elegantly written book created a sensation among Washington media insiders when it was published more than five years ago under the title Demosclerosis . In it, Jonathan Rauch, a former correspondent for The Economist and a columnist for National Journal , showed with startling clarity the... more...

  • Managing Diversity In Public Sector Workforcesby Norma Riccucci

    Avalon Publishing 2002; US$ 52.00

    As we enter the twenty-first century, America's workforce looks markedly different than it ever has before. Compared with even twenty years ago, more white women, people of color, disabled persons, new and recent immigrants, gays and lesbians, and intergenerational mixes now work in America. The way in which government employers embrace this opportunity... more...

  • Voyeur Nationby Clay Calvert

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 22.00

    From 24-hour-a-day "girl cam" sites on the World Wide Web to trash-talk television shows like "Jerry Springer" and reality television programs like "Cops," we've become a world of voyeurs. We like to watch others as their intimate moments, private facts, secrets, and dirty laundry are revealed. Voyeur Nation traces the evolution and forces driving... more...

  • The Role Of The Supreme Court In American Politicsby Richard Pacelle

    Avalon Publishing 2001; US$ 52.00

    When the Supreme Court's effectively decided the presidential election of 2000, it decision illustrated a classic question in American politics: what is the appropriate role for the Supreme Court? The dilemma is between judicial activism, the Court's willingness to make significant changes in public policy, and judicial restraint, the Court's willingness... more...

  • America's Forgotten Majorityby Ruy Teixeira; Joel Townsley Rogers

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 22.00

    A powerful look at the real America, dominated by America's "forgotten majority"-white working-class men and women who make up 55 percent of the voting population more...

  • Games Real Actors Playby Fritz W Scharpf

    Avalon Publishing 1997; US$ 68.00

    Games Real Actors Play provides a persuasive argument for the use of basic concepts of game theory in understanding public policy conflicts. Fritz Scharpf criticizes public choice theory as too narrow in its examination of actor motives and discursive democracy as too blind to the institutional incentives of political parties. With the nonspecialist... more...

  • Implicating Empireby Stanley Aronowitz

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 26.00

    Over the past several years, while visible protests against the World Bank and the I.M.F. made front-page news, there has been a growing field of scholarship that looks at the role of globalization for national and international state identities. The first truism of globalization--that we live in an increasingly interconnected world, one in which... more...

  • License To Stealby Malcolm K Sparrow

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 36.00

    Who steals? An extraordinary range of folk--from low-life hoods who sign on as Medicare or Medicaid providers equipped with nothing more than beepers and mailboxes, to drug trafficking organizations, organized crime syndicates, and even major hospital chains. In License to Steal , Malcolm K. Sparrow shows how the industry's defenses, which focus... more...

  • The Two Percent Solutionby Matthew Miller

    PublicAffairs 2005; US$ 24.00

    Suppose someone told you that for just two cents on the national dollar we could have a country where everyone had health insurance, full-time workers earned a living wage, poor children had great teachers in fixed-up schools, and politicians no longer had to grovel to wealthy donors. And suppose that when we were done, government would still be smaller... more...