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  • 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...

  • Metropolitan Governanceby Richard C. Feiock

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 32.95

    Metropolitan Governance is the first book to bring together competing perspectives on the question and consequences of centralized vs. decentralized regional government. Presenting original contributions by some of the most notable names in the field of urban politics, this volume examines the organization of governments in metropolitan areas, and... more...

  • Memos to the Governorby Dall W. Forsythe

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    At all levels of government, the budget has become the battleground for policy making and politics. This new book can help present and future public administrators prepare for the important process of state budgeting.Written by a former state budget director, Memos to the Governor is a concise, behind-the-scenes guide that explains in clear, understandable... more...

  • Common Callingby Stephen J. Pope

    Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • Chimeras, Hybrids, and Interspecies Researchby Andrea L. Bonnicksen

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    In his 2006 State of the Union speech, President George W. Bush asked the U.S. Congress to prohibit the "most egregious abuses of medical research," such as the "creation of animal–human hybrids." The president's message echoed that of a 2004 report by the President's Council on Bioethics, which recommended that hybrid human–animal embryos be banned... more...

  • Aquinas on the Emotionsby Diana Fritz Cates

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    All of us want to be happy and live well. Sometimes intense emotions affect our happiness—and, in turn, our moral lives. Our emotions can have a significant impact on our perceptions of reality, the choices we make, and the ways in which we interact with others. Can we, as moral agents, have an effect on our emotions? Do we have any choice when... more...

  • The Church and Secularityby Robert Gascoigne

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Western liberal societies are characterized by two stories: a positive story of freedom of conscience and the recognition of community and human rights, and a negative story of unrestrained freedom that leads to self-centeredness, vacuity, and the destructive compromise of human values. Can the Catholic Church play a more meaningful role in assisting... more...