Books

Shadow Libraries

2018. Joe Karaganis (ed.)
Shadow Libraries examines how students get the materials they need for their educations.

On the Edge: America's Middle Neighborhoods

2016. Paul C. Brophy (ed.)

On the Edge: America’s Middle Neighborhoods aims to stimulate a national dialogue about middle neighborhoods transitioning—for better or worse—across the US.

Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies

2014. Maureen Conway (ed.), Robert P. Giloth (ed.)

Maureen Conway and Robert Giloth bring together new perspectives on workforce development strategies in the health care, construction, manufacturing and restaurant industries.

 

新兴经济体的媒体盗版 / Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

2013. Joe Karaganis (ed.)

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies (Chinese edition) is the first large-scale comparative study of media markets, media piracy, and IP enforcement in the developing world.

Copy Culture in the US and Germany

2013. Joe Karaganis (ed.), Lennart Renkema (ed.)

A comparative study of media consumption, media acquisition, and attitudes toward copyright enforcement, based on a 2011 survey of 2,300 US Americans and 1,000 Germans.
 

Rebuilding America's Legacy Cities: New Directions for the Industrial Heartland

2012. Alan Mallach (ed.)

An effort to rethink strategies for sustainability, livability, and growth in cities facing long-term population loss, industrial decline, and other economic challenges.

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

2011. Joe Karaganis (ed.)

Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, focusing on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia.

Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future

2010. Angela Glover Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor

Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of PolicyLink; Stewart Kwoh, president of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center; and Manuel Pastor, professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, bring new perspectives to "race," an essential US issue of identity and disunity.

Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America's Older Industrial Area

2008. Richard M. McGahey (ed.), Jennifer S. Vey (ed.)

This collection offers practical, achievable strategies for revitalizing America's older industrial cities and building upon their significant (and often overlooked) economic, physical, and cultural resources.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Founding of the American Assembly

2004. Travis Beal Jacobs

Travis Beal Jacobs provides a detailed account of Eisenhower's founding of The American Assembly, rooted in Eisenhower's concerns about how the US would address the  social, economic, and political challenges it faced after World War II. 

Workforce Intermediaries for the Twenty-first Century

2003. Robert P. Giloth (ed.)

This edited volume takes stock of the world of workforce intermediaries: entrepreneurial partnerships that include businesses, unions, community colleges, and community organizations. Noted scholars and policy makers examine the development and effectiveness of these intermediaries, and a concluding chapter discusses how to provide a more coherent approach to increasing the viability and capacity of these important institutions.

Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground: New Dimensions on Race in America

2002. Angela Glover Blackwell (ed.), Stewart Kwoh (ed.), Manuel Pastor (ed.)

A diagnosis and set of strategies for addressing the economic and social inequalities that exacerbate racial divisions in America.

 

Reweaving the Social Tapestry: Toward a Public Philosophy and Policy for Families

2002. Don S. Browning (ed.), Gloria G. Rodriguez (ed.)

Religion in American Public Life: Living with Our Deepest Differences

2001. Azizah Y. al-Hibri (ed.), Jean Bethke Elshtain (ed.), Charles C. Haynes (ed.)

Raise any number of public issues—health care, education, welfare—and religious beliefs inevitably shape Americans' viewpoints. On certain topics the introduction of religion can be explosive. This book discusses how we can and why we should hear religious voices in the public square.

 

Updating America's Social Contract: Economic Growth and Opportunity in the New Century

2000. Rudolph G. Penner (ed.), Isabel V. Sawhill (ed.), Timothy Taylor (ed.)
In recent years American's political system has not performed as well as its economic system. While the strong economy of the past decade should provide policy makers with the opportunity to move forward on long-term social and economic goals, they seem stuck in the mindset of short-term fixes and shrill oratory common to leaner times. Focusing on three issues--productivity growth, income inequality and the aging of the baby-boom generation--this concise volume describes a "radically moderate" agenda that captures or political moment. The distinguished authors begin by acknowledging the difficult tradeoffs required for revamping programs for the aged and poor while keeping the economy growing. They then untangle the complexities of the policy debate and propose sensible ways to move American into the new century.

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