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  • The Sexual Personby Todd A. Salzman; Michael G. Lawler

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Two principles capture the essence of the official Catholic position on the morality of sexuality: first, that any human genital act must occur within the framework of heterosexual marriage; second, each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life. In this comprehensive overview of Catholicism and sexuality, theologians Todd... 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...

  • Revisiting Waldo's Administrative Stateby David H. Rosenbloom; Howard E. McCurdy

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    The prevailing notion that the best government is achieved through principles of management and business practices is hardly new—it echoes the early twentieth-century "gospel of efficiency" challenged by Dwight Waldo in 1948 in his pathbreaking book, The Administrative State . Asking, "Efficiency for what?", Waldo warned that public administrative... 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...

  • NATO in Search of a Visionby Gnlnur Aybet; Rebecca R. Moore

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    As the NATO Alliance enters its seventh decade, it finds itself involved in an array of military missions ranging from Afghanistan to Kosovo to Sudan. It also stands at the center of a host of regional and global partnerships. Yet, NATO has still to articulate a grand strategic vision designed to determine how, when, and where its capabilities should... 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...

  • African American Bioethicsby Lawrence J. Jr. Prograis; Edmund D. Pellegrino

    Georgetown University Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    Do people of differing ethnicities, cultures, and races view medicine and bioethics differently? And, if they do, should they? Are doctors and researchers taking environmental perspectives into account when dealing with patients? If so, is it done effectively and properly? In African American Bioethics , Lawrence J. Prograis Jr. and Edmund D. Pellegrino... 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...

  • Ten Thousand Democraciesby Michael B. Berkman; Eric Plutzer

    Georgetown University Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    The essence of democracy is popular sovereignty. The people rule. In the United States, citizens exercise this right through elected officials who they believe will best represent their own values and interests. But are those interests and values always being followed? Authors Michael B. Berkman and Eric Plutzer provide the first systematic examination... 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...