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  • Scandinavian Common Senseby Dominque Côté; Marie-France Raynauilt

    Baraka Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    At a time when austerity is claimed by some to be the only answer to today?s economic woes, a close look at the best practices used in Scandinavia is edifying. Decision makers everywhere dispose of ample evidence showing that social determinants have an impact on health and wellbeing. Yet governments develop policies that diverge enormously. Scandinavian... more...

  • The Way Out of Obamacareby Sally C. Pipes

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 5.99

    President Barack Obama has declared that his signature health reform law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is here to stay.? But his days in the White House are numbered, and the law has failed: insurance premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed, patients are losing access to doctors, and economic growth has been crushed. In this... more...

  • Intergovernmental Management for the 21st Centuryby Timothy J. Conlan; Paul L. Posner; Alice M. Rivlin

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and the National Academy of Public Administration publication America's complex system of multi-layered government faces new challenges as a result of rapidly changing economic, technological, and demographic trends. An aging population, economic globalization, and homeland security concerns are among the powerful factors... more...

  • The Changing Face of the Heartlandby Jennifer Bradley

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    As baby boomers retire over the coming decades, one of the big questions facing the American economy is whether the younger, more diverse generation will be prepared to fill the demands of the workforce. In the next Brookings Essay, Jennifer Bradley, founding director of the new Aspen Institute Center on Urban Innovation and a former Brookings fellow,... more...

  • The Promiseby Matt Bennett

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Bennett chronicles the attempts of the families with children who were shot at Sandy Hook Elementary to change gun laws and explains why it is so difficult to pass effective legislation to limit gun sales. THE BROOKINGS ESSAY: In the spirit of its commitment to high-quality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on... more...

  • Promoting the General Welfareby Alan S. Gerber; Eric M. Patashnik

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    The U.S. Constitution calls on the government to "promote the general welfare." In this provocative and innovative book, a distinguished roster of political scientists and economists evaluates its ability to carry out this task. The first section of the book analyzes government performance in the areas of health, transportation, housing, and education,... more...

  • From Despair to Hopeby Henry G. Cisneros; Lora Engdahl; Kurt L. Schmoke

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    For decades, the federal government's failure to provide decent and affordable housing to very low-income families has given rise to severely distressed urban neighborhoods that defeat the best hopes of both residents and local officials. Now, however, there is cause for optimism. From Despair to Hope documents the evolution of HOPE VI, a federal... more...

  • Policies to Address Poverty in Americaby Melissa S. Kearney; Benjamin H. Harris

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 0.00

    One-in-seven adults and one-in-five children in the United States live in poverty. Individuals and families living in poverty not only lack basic, material necessities, but they are also disproportionally afflicted by many social and economic challenges. Some of these challenges include the increased possibility of an unstable home situation, inadequate... more...

  • Integrating Social and Employment Policies in Europeby Martin Heidenreich; Deborah Rice

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    A central goal of European activation policies is to integrate social and employment policies into a coherent active inclusion approach that fosters social cohesion and enhances the employment chances of vulnerable groups. This requires a reorganisation of social and employment services especially at the local level. On the basis of empirical studies... more...

  • Combating Poverty in Europeby Rune Halvorsen; Bjørn Hvinden

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    Discovering methods to combat poverty and social exclusion has now become a major political challenge in Europe. This book offers an original and timely analysis of how actors at the European, national and subnational levels meet this challenge. Combining perspectives on multilevel and network coordination, the editors discuss to what extent actors... more...