Books

On the Edge - America's Middle Neighborhoods

2016. Paul C. Brophy (ed.)

On the Edge – America’s Middle Neighborhoods, a new book edited by Paul C. Brophy, aims to stimulate a national dialogue about middle neighborhoods.  Presented through case studies and essays by leading policymakers, community development professionals, and scholars, this volume explores the complex web of neighborhoods transitioning—for better or worse—across America.

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.

 

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 survey of 2300 Americans and 1000 Germans in August-September 2011.
 

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. The study has been translated into four languages and is widely cited in debates about intellectual property protection, market structure, and development.

Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future

2010. Angela Glover Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor

New perspectives on race and its role in shaping American identity and disunity.  Revised edition.

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.

Reweaving the Social Tapestry: Public Policies for American Families

2000
The American Assembly on "Reweaving the Social Tapestry: Public Policies for American Families" convened on September 21-24, 2000 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Participants concluded that families can play a vital role in bringing America to greater unity. Yet even the definition of "family" can be a source of great division.  The group's recommendations encouraged business and government initiatives designed to support this core societal structure.

The Public Life of the Arts in America

2000. Joni Maya Cherbo (ed.), Margaret J. Wyszomirski (ed.)

Despite its size, quality, and economic impact, the arts community is not articulate about how to serve the public interest, and few citizens have an appreciation of the many public policies that influence American arts and culture. The contributors to this volume argue that support for the arts and culture is good economic and trade policy and contributes to the quality of life and community, while it sustains the creativity of American artists and organizations.

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