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  • The Greening of the U.S. Militaryby Robert F. Durant

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    By the Cold War's end, U.S. military bases harbored nearly 20,000 toxic waste sites. All told, cleaning the approximately 27 million acres is projected to cost hundreds of billions of dollars. And yet while progress has been made, efforts to integrate environmental and national security concerns into the military's operations have proven a daunting... more...

  • Educating for Advanced Foreign Language Capacitiesby Heidi Byrnes; Heather D. Weger-Guntharp; Katherine A. Sprang

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 44.95

    Advanced language learning has only recently begun to capture the interest and attention of applied linguists and professionals in language education in the United States. In this breakthrough volume, experts in the field lay the groundwork for approaching the increasingly important role of advanced language learning in the larger context of multilingual... more...

  • Defending Probabilismby Julia Fleming

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 44.95

    Through the centuries, at the heart of Catholic moral theology is a fundamental question: How do we behave responsibly in the face of moral uncertainty? Attempts to resolve problems of everyday life led to the growth of a variety of moral systems, one of which emerged in the early 17th century and was known as probabilism. This method of solving difficult... more...

  • Peace Operationsby Donald C. F. Daniel; Patricia Taft; Sharon Wiharta

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    Trends in the number and scope of peace operations since 2000 evidence heightened international appreciation for their value in crisis-response and regional stabilization. Peace Operations: Trends, Progress, and Prospects addresses national and institutional capacities to undertake such operations, by going beyond what is available in previously... more...

  • John Cuthbert Ford, SJby Eric Marcelo O. Genilo

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 49.95

    John Cuthbert Ford, SJ (1902-1989) was one of the leading American Catholic moralists of the 20th century. This is the first full-length analysis of his work and influence, one that not only reveals a traditionally Catholic method of moral analysis but also illuminates the conflicts behind and development of Catholic moral teaching during the volatile... more...

  • The Catholic Church and the Nation-Stateby Paul Christopher Manuel; Lawrence C. Reardon; Clyde Wilcox

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 28.95

    Presenting case studies from sixteen countries on five continents, The Catholic Church and the Nation-State paints a rich portrait of a complex and paradoxical institution whose political role has varied historically and geographically. In this integrated and synthetic collection of essays, outstanding scholars from the United States and abroad... more...

  • Globalization and the Politics of Payby Susan B. Hansen

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 21.95

    In the American federal system, states actively compete for jobs, business investment, and factory locations. Labor costs have played an important role in such interstate competition since the days of the pre-Civil War plantation economy. In recent years, however, global economic trends have put added pressures on businesses and government to reduce... more...

  • The Values Campaign?by John C. Green; Mark J. Rozell; Clyde Wilcox

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    The Christian Right never ceases to surprise professional observers of American politics. With the Christian coalition in disarray, many expected that the movement would play less of a role in the 2004 elections. But when exit polls reported that "moral values" were the most commonly cited reason for presidential vote choice, pundits immediately proclaimed... more...

  • Prophetic and Publicby Kristin E. Heyer

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 26.95

    The United States was founded on a commitment to religious tolerance. Based on this commitment, it has become one of the most religiously diverse and religiously observant liberal democracies in the world. Inherent in this political reality is the question, What is the appropriate relationship between religious beliefs and public life? This is not... more...

  • Charitable Choice at Workby Sheila Suess Kennedy

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    Too often, say its critics, U.S. domestic policy is founded on ideology rather than evidence. Take "Charitable Choice": legislation enacted with the assumption that faith-based organizations can offer the best assistance to the needy at the lowest cost. The Charitable Choice provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act—buttressed by President Bush's Faith-Based... more...