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  • Medical Care at the End of Lifeby David F. Kelly

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    For over thirty years, David F. Kelly has worked with medical practitioners, students, families, and the sick and dying to confront the difficult and often painful issues that concern medical treatment at the end of life. In this short and practical book, Kelly shares his vast experience, providing a rich resource for thinking about life's most painful... more...

  • Freedom from Wantby George Kent

    Georgetown University Press 2005; US$ 26.95

    There is, literally, a world of difference between the statements Everyone should have adequate food, and Everyone has the right to adequate food. In George Kent's view, the lofty rhetoric of the first statement will not be fulfilled until we take the second statement seriously. Kent sees hunger as a deeply political problem. Too many people do... more...

  • The UN Secretary-General and Moral Authorityby Kent J. Kille

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Once described by Trygve Lie as the most impossible job on earth, the position of UN Secretary-General is as frustratingly constrained as it is prestigious. The Secretary-General's ability to influence global affairs often depends on how the international community regards his moral authority. In relation to such moral authority, past office-holders... more...

  • Varieties of Spanish in the United Statesby John M. Lipski

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    Thirty-three million people in the United States speak some variety of Spanish, making it the second most used language in the country. Some of these people are recent immigrants from many different countries who have brought with them the linguistic traits of their homelands, while others come from families who have lived in this country for hundreds... more...

  • Brussels Versus the Beltwayby Christine Mahoney

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    This book presents the first large-scale study of lobbying strategies and outcomes in the United States and the European Union, two of the most powerful political systems in the world. Every day, tens of thousands of lobbyists in Washington and Brussels are working to protect and promote their interests in the policymaking process. Policies emanating... more...

  • School's Inby Paul Manna

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 28.95

    For most of the history of the United States, citizens and elected officials alike considered elementary and secondary education to be the quintessential state and local function. Only in the past four decades, from Lyndon B. Johnson's signing of the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to George W. Bush's ambitious but controversial... more...

  • United States Welfare Policyby Thomas J. Massaro

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 drastically changed the delivery of social services in the United States for the first time in sixty years. More than a decade later, according to Catholic social ethicist Thomas Massaro, a disturbing gap exists between the laws we have enacted as a nation and the moral concerns we profess as a people. Massaro contends... more...

  • The Critical Callingby Richard A. McCormick; Lisa Sowle Cahill

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    When Richard A. McCormick's The Critical Calling was first published, Andrew M. Greeley commented that "in years to come scholars will look back on Father McCormick's work and say, 'This was a man who knew what he was talking about!'" In this reissue, with a new foreword by Lisa Sowle Cahill, both first-time readers and those opening the pages for... more...

  • Can a Health Care Market Be Moral?by Mary J. McDonough

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Since the 1970s health care costs in the United States have doubled, insurance premiums have far outpaced inflation, and the numbers of the uninsured and underinsured are increasing at an alarming rate. At the same time the public expects better health care and access to the latest treatment technologies. Governments, desperate to contain ballooning... more...

  • The Dynamics of Performance Managementby Donald P. Moynihan

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Efficiency. Innovation. Results. Accountability. These, advocates claim, are the fruits of performance management. In recent decades government organizations have eagerly embraced the performance modelùbut the rush to reform has not delivered as promised. Drawing on research from state and federal levels, Moynihan illustrates how governments have... more...