In the wake of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) debate of 2012, Copy Culture in the US and Germany garnered wide international media coverage, becoming a common reference point in discussions about the role of Internet filtering. The Google-funded comparative study of media consumption, acquisition, and copyright enforcement drew from over 3,000 German and American phone surveys in 2011 and revealed that half of the adults in the U.S. and Germany copy, share, and download music, movies, and TV shows and 70% of young adults do the same.
Rebuilding America's Legacy Cities: New Directions for the Industrial Heartland, features chapters by thirteen national and international urban policy specialists and is a much needed addition to the land use and urban policy discussion.
Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia.
Even after the election of America's first black president, racial inequality continues to plague the nation. Barack Obama's election ushered in a new era of hope, but measurable racial change is still elusive: We still fail to graduate more than one-quarter of young black men from high school, and nearly a third of all African American, Latino, and Southeast Asian American children live in poverty. BY 2050, the United States is projected to be a nation with no single racial group as a majority.
Slow job growth, declining home values, a diminishing tax base, and concentrated poverty are but a few of the growing obstacles for well-established but struggling cities. Challenged by decades of globalization, technological change, and dramatic demographic shifts away from the urban core, these former industrial powerhouses—particularly in the Northeast and Midwest—have been eclipsed by burgeoning American cities with a viable niche in the new economy.
Travis Beal Jacobs, the leading scholar of Eisenhower's presidency at Columbia University, has researched, in extraordinary detail, Eisenhower's conception for The American Assembly, his campaign for its support, and the events that led to the Assembly's inaugural meeting in Harriman, New York in 1951. Eisenhower later wrote that his inspiration for the Assembly arose from his concerns about how to resolve the enormous social, economic, and political quandaries thrust upon the nation after World War II. He came to believe that by marshalling int
Confronted with businesses facing a long-term shortage of skilled workers and evaluations showin that job training for the poor over the past 25 years had produced only meager results, a number of groups throughout the country have sought to find a more effective approach. The efforts of these partnerships, which editor Robert Giloth calls "workforce intermediaries," are characterized by a focus on improving business productivity and helping low-income individuals not just to find a job, but to advance over time to jobs that enable them to support themselves and their fa
Author(s) Angela Glover Blackwell, Stewart Kwoh, Manuel Pastor
Race is easily the defining point American disunity. The issue's sensitivity and divisiveness are continuously called to our attention by our media and culture -- issues such as bilingual education, census categories, affirmative action, and racial and ethnic profilign are never far from the headlines. In its scope and volatility, race poses a challenge to America, a challenge to become one country in which all Americans are part of the whole.
As a core unit of society, families can play a vital role in bringing America to greater unity. Yet even the definition of "family" is a source of great division. The very meaning of the word family has changed in the last thirty years. It no longer always refers to a married man and woman with children. To many, the traditional family is an ideal to be protected and encouraged. To others, the very notion of the traditional family is highly problematic, or fails to represent their reality.
Author(s) Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Charles C. Haynes
In America's ever more diverse society, questions of belief show up with increasing frequency in schools, volunatry associations, town meetings, and the marketplace. Religion in American Public Life explores from several perspectives how the many different voices can be heard, and managed, in the public square.
Al Gore: “The greatest untapped markets In the world are right here at home, in our distressed communities," in support of The American Assembly's 1997 report on "Community Capitalism" and the future New Markets Tax Credit.