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Speedy Disposition
Speedy Disposition (November 1992)
Monetary Incentives and Policy Reform in Criminal Courts
Thomas W. Church - Editor
Milton Heumann - Editor

Monetary incentives are increasingly seen as attractive alternatives to strict regulatory approaches for achieving objectives. This book examines one of the most ambitious attempts to use monetary incentives in the criminal justice system: New York City's million Speedy Disposition Program (SDP). New York City officials introduced SDP as an incentive scheme to encourage the city's six District Attorneys to accelerate the disposition of those crimi...(Read More)
Photonic Technology and Industrial Policy
Photonic Technology and Industrial Policy (November 1992)
U.S. Responses to Technological Change
Ernest Sternberg - Author

A revolutionary technological development of the late twentieth century, photonics embraces lasers, fiber optics, imaging devices, and optical applications to computing. It affects the fortunes of numerous industries and, other than conventional microelectronics, may now be the leading arena for worldwide technological rivalry. While Japan has seen its photonic industries grow faster than any other high technology sector, the United States, where ...(Read More)
National Service, Citizenship, and Political Education
National Service, Citizenship, and Political Education (September 1992)
Eric B. Gorham - Author

"Political socialization has long been a theoretical sore spot in political science. Gorham has demonstrated its weaknesses as a conceptual scheme for interpreting citizenship, and he has opened up a new area of investigation for political scientists and theorists concerned about the current debates and proposals for a new national service. His argument has historical depth, theoretical rigor, and immediate practical implications."-- Steph...(Read More)
Politics and Public Policy in Hawai'i
Politics and Public Policy in Hawai'i (July 1992)
Zachary A. Smith - Editor
Richard Pratt - Editor

Hawai'i is of special interest as a state because its history differs so greatly from that of the other United States and because its social and political institutions are unique. It is, for example, the only state that has no incorporated villages, towns, or cities, and it has the most centralized system of governance of any U. S. state.

This book addresses policy topics of importance to Hawai'i and other communities facing rapid growth, un...(Read More)
Race, Redevelopment, and the New Company Town
Race, Redevelopment, and the New Company Town (August 1990)
Daniel J. Monti - Author

This book shows how private interests collaborated with public leaders, and often with neighborhood activists, in order to rebuild several neighborhoods comprising racially and economically-mixed populations in St. Louis. It shows that persons from different races and social classes can live together in redeveloped urban neighborhoods.

Detailed here are the politics and economics of redevelopment in what was one of the nation's most distresse...(Read More)
Revolution at the Grassroots
Revolution at the Grassroots (July 1989)
Community Organizations in the Portugese Revolution
Charles Downs - Author

"Downs' book is good both for its theoretical and its descriptive qualities. It is absorbing reading." -- Pierre Clavel

The book outlines the history of the revolutionary process at the national level and as it was experienced in one major Portuguese city. While generally little known, the achievements of grassroots organizations in Portugal far exceeded those of other developed countries, and their examination provides insights, poses impo...(Read More)
The Politics of Capital Investment
The Politics of Capital Investment (November 1988)
The Case of Philadelphia
Carolyn T. Adams - Author

This book examines both the politics and products of the public investment process in one of America's largest cities. It broadens the scope of contemporary debates on the political economy of urban development to include not only large-scale redevelopment projects, but also neighborhood facilities such as schools, parks, and libraries. Showing the share of investments that went into Philadelphia's downtown versus its residential neighborhoods from ...(Read More)
Perspectives on Ecosystem Management for the Great Lakes
Perspectives on Ecosystem Management for the Great Lakes (July 1988)
A Reader
Lynton K. Caldwell - Editor

In 1978 Canada and the United States concluded an agreement for the protection and enhancement of water quality in the Great Lakes based on the ecosystem approach to management. Since ratification of this agreement, little progress has been made in practical application of this concept to basin-wide management for the Great Lakes. At the same time public concern for the quality of the Great Lakes and their future has risen dramatically. As a resu...(Read More)
Environmental Justice
Environmental Justice (April 1988)
Peter S. Wenz - Author

This book explores the philosophical background of questions on environmental justice. It focuses on theories of distributive justice, primarily those which concern the manner in which benefits and burdens should be allocated when there is a scarcity of benefits (relative to people's wants or needs) and a surfeit of burdens. It is one of those rare philosophy books that is at once accessible and sophisticated, as it introduces both philosophers an...(Read More)
The Grant System
The Grant System (October 1987)
John W. Kalas - Author

"This book describes the various integral parts of the grant system with 'insider' accuracy and professional insight. The author has shared his many years of research experience to enable the beginner as well as veterans in research and public service to understand the real dynamics of the grant system as it influences, for better or worse, our collective society, individual lives, and probably of most direct interest for the grant seeker, the fund...(Read More)
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