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

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Law plays a crucial role in protecting the health of populations. Whether the public health threat is bioterrorism, pandemic influenza, obesity, or lung cancer, law is an essential tool for addressing the problem. Yet for many decades, courts and lawyers have frequently overlooked law’s critical importance to public health. Populations, Public Health,... more...

  • Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethicsby Jame Schaefer

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    Can religion make a positive contribution to preventing further destruction of biological diversity and ecosystems and threats to our earth? Jame Schaefer thinks that it can, and she examines the thought of Christian Church fathers and medieval theologians to reveal and retrieve insights that may speak to our current plight. By reconstructing the teachings... more...

  • A Handbook of Bioethics Termsby James B. Jr. Tubbs

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 21.95

    The term bioethics was first used in the early 1970s by biologists who were concerned about ethical implications of genetic and ecological interventions, but was soon applied to all aspects of biomedical ethics, including health care delivery, research, and public policy. Its literature draws from disciplines as varied as clinical medicine and nursing,... more...

  • Crosslinguistic Research in Syntax and Semanticsby Raffaella Zanuttini; Héctor Campos; Paul H. Portner

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Presenting cutting-edge research in syntax and semantics, this important volume furthers theoretical claims in generative linguistics and represents a significant addition to present scholarship in the field. Leading scholars present crosslinguistic studies dealing with clausal architecture, negation, and tense and aspect, and the issue of whether... more...

  • The Education Mayorby Kenneth K. Wong; Francis X. Shen; Dorothea Anagnostopoulos; Stacey Rutledge

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    In 2002 the No Child Left Behind Act rocked America's schools with new initiatives for results-based accountability. But years before NCLB was signed, a new movement was already under way by mayors to take control of city schools from school boards and integrate the management of public education with the overall governing of the city. The Education... more...

  • Collaborative Public Managementby Robert Agranoff

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 30.95

    Local governments do not stand alone—they find themselves in new relationships not only with state and federal government, but often with a widening spectrum of other public and private organizations as well. The result of this re-forming of local governments calls for new collaborations and managerial responses that occur in addition to governmental... more...

  • Terra Incognitaby Ann O’M. Bowman

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 26.95

    Boon or blight? Ann Bowman and Michael Pagano define "vacant land" broadly, to include everything from brownfields (environmentally contaminated land) through trashed lots and abandoned buildings to greenspace (parks, community gardens, etc.). Terra Incognita takes a fresh look at what they believe can be the ultimate urban resource. Beyond the... more...

  • Taking Issueby Baruch A. Brody

    Georgetown University Press 2003; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Aquinas, Feminism, and the Common Goodby Susanne M. DeCrane

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    To dismiss the work of philosophers and theologians of the past because of their limited perceptions of the whole of humankind is tantamount to tossing the tot out with the tub water. Such is the case when feminist scholars of religion and ethics confront Thomas Aquinas, whose views of women can only be described as misogynistic. Rather than dispense... more...

  • The Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisisby Paul R. Dokecki

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    The story of sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests has sent shock waves around the nation and will not fade from consciousness or the news. We ask, "How could this happen?" And then we ask, "How could the Catholic Church let this continue for so long—in seeming silence and duplicity?" Paul R. Dokecki, a community psychologist at Vanderbilt... more...