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The Philosopher-Lobbyist
The Philosopher-Lobbyist (April 2015)
John Dewey and the People's Lobby, 1928–1940
Mordecai Lee - Author

The history of John Dewey’s leadership of the progressive People’s Lobby.
John Dewey (1859–1952) was a preeminent American philosopher who is remembered today as the founder of what is called child-centered or progressive education. In The Philosopher-Lobbyist, Mordecai Lee tells the largely forgotten story of Dewey’s effort to influence public opinion and promote democratic citizenship. Based on Dewe...(Read More)
 
 
Bridges
Bridges (March 2015)
Their Engineering and Planning
George C. Lee - Author
Ernest Sternberg - Author

A multidisciplinary and accessible introduction to humanity’s favorite structure: the bridge.
Whether you are a student considering a career in civil engineering and transportation planning, a public official interested in the future of infrastructure, or a person who simply cares about bridges, this book offers an accessible and illustrated introduction to the most beloved feature of our built environment. Learn about engine...(Read More)
 
 
The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe
The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe (March 2015)
Between Decentralization and Centralization in the Activation Era
Mariely López-Santana - Author

Detailed examination of the territorial and governance dimensions of contemporary welfare reforms in the United States and Europe.
Until recently, studies of changes in the welfare state have tended to focus on transformations in the nature of social policies and their level of generosity. The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe concentrates on an often overlooked dimension: territorial and governa...(Read More)
 
 
Building a Smarter University
Building a Smarter University (October 2014)
Big Data, Innovation, and Analytics
Jason E. Lane - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

Demonstrates how universities can use Big Data to enhance operations and management, improve the education pipeline, and educate the next generation of data scientists.
The Big Data movement and the renewed focus on data analytics are transforming everything from healthcare delivery systems to the way cities deliver services to residents. Now is the time to examine how this Big Data could help build smarter universities. While muc...(Read More)
 
 
Thirsty City
Thirsty City (September 2014)
Politics, Greed, and the Making of Atlanta's Water Crisis
Skye Borden - Author

Explores the evolution of Atlanta’s water system and charts the poor urban planning decisions that created the city’s current water shortage.
Atlanta is running out of water and is in the midst of a water crisis. Its crumbling infrastructure spews toxic waste and raw sewage into neighboring streams. A tri-state water war between Alabama, Florida, and Georgia has been raging since 1990, with Atlanta caught in the middl...(Read More)
 
 
Disaster Emergency Management
Disaster Emergency Management (July 2014)
The Emergence of Professional Help Services for Victims of Natural Disasters
Liza Ireni Saban - Author

Examines how public officials in the US, China, Japan, and Indonesia have interacted with communities affected by natural disasters.
Survival in times of disaster is a question of utmost importance to both the victims of those events and to the professionals and people in authority who are there to serve them. In Disaster Emergency Management, Liza Ireni Saban examines what leads some nations, communities, and individuals...(Read More)
 
 
Living on Your Own
Living on Your Own (April 2014)
Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea
Jesook Song - Author

An ethnography of young, single women struggling to live independently in South Korea.
Living on Your Own is an ethnography of young, single women in South Korea who seek to live independently. Using extensive interviews, along with media analysis and archival research, Jesook Song traces the women’s difficulties in achieving residential autonomy. Song exposes the clash between the women’s burgeoning desire f...(Read More)
 
 
Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics, Second Edition
Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics, Second Edition (January 2014)
A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Matthew B. Robinson - Author
Renee G. Scherlen - Author

Revised and updated edition that analyses how the Office of National Drug Control Policy employs statistics to misleadingly claim the War on Drugs is a success.
First published in 2007, Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics critically analyzed claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation’s drug war since 1989, as found in the six edit...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of the Watchdog
The Art of the Watchdog (January 2014)
Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Corruption in Government
Daniel L. Feldman - Author
David R. Eichenthal - Author

Expert advice on how any citizen can fight government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.
Does government fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption make your blood boil?
In The Art of the Watchdog, Daniel L. Feldman and David R. Eichenthal show how to fight back. Based on their own work in federal, state, and local government over the last forty years, they will arm you with the tools and techniques needed to put the spo...(Read More)
 
 
Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers
Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers (November 2012)
Measuring Higher Education’s Role in Economic Development
Jason E. Lane - Editor
D. Bruce Johnstone - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

A comprehensive examination of the relationship between higher education, state government, and economic development.
Local, state, and national economies are facing unprecedented levels of international competition. The current fiscal crisis has hampered the ability of many governments in the developed world to directly facilitate economic growth. At the same time, many governments in the developing world are investing signifi...(Read More)
 
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