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  • 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...

  • Politics in the Parishby Gregory Allen Smith

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    For well over a century the Catholic Church has articulated clear positions on many issues of public concern, particularly economics, capital punishment, foreign affairs, sexual morality, and abortion. Yet the fact that some of the Church's positions do not mesh well with the platforms of either of the two major political parties in the U.S. may make... more...

  • Overcoming Our Evilby Aaron Stalnaker

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 49.95

    Can people ever really change? Do they ever become more ethical, and if so, how? Overcoming Our Evil focuses on the way ethical and religious commitments are conceived and nurtured through the methodical practices that Pierre Hadot has called "spiritual exercises." These practices engage thought, imagination, and sensibility, and have a significant... more...

  • Governance in Dark Timesby Camilla Stivers

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    With the rush of calamitous events in recent years—the September 11 terror attacks, the Iraq imbroglio, and hurricanes Katrina and Rita—Americans feel themselves to be living in dark times. Trust in one another and in the government is at low ebb. People in public service face profound challenges to the meaning and efficacy of their work.... more...

  • The Rebirth of the Clinicby Daniel P. Sulmasy

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    The Rebirth of the Clinic begins with a bold assertion: the doctor-patient relationship is sick. Fortunately, as this engrossing book demonstrates, the damage is not irreparable. Today, patients voice their desires to be seen not just as bodies, but as whole people. Though not willing to give up scientific progress and all it has to offer, they sense... more...

  • From Pews to Polling Placesby J. Matthew Wilson

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Does religion promote political mobilization? Are individuals motivated by their faith to focus on issues of social justice, personal morality, or both? What is the relationship between religious conviction and partisanship? Does religious identity reinforce or undermine other political identifications like race, ethnicity, and class? The answers to... 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...