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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 univer...(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 cau...(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...(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 bu...(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 foun...(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...(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 ...(Read More)
 
 
Precipice or Crossroads?
Precipice or Crossroads? (June 2012)
Where America's Great Public Universities Stand and Where They Are Going Midway through Their Second Century
Daniel Mark Fogel - Editor
Elizabeth Malson-Huddle - Editor

Comprehensive treatment of the challenges faced by America’s public research universities, and of what those challenges may mean for the nation.

President Lincoln signed the Morrill Land-grant Act in 1862, launching a nationwide project in public higher education that would build democracy, prosperity, and competitiveness to levels undreamed of 150 years ago. As student costs skyrocket, driven by steep dr...(Read More)
 
 
Tax Cheating
Tax Cheating (June 2012)
Illegal--But Is It Immoral?
Donald Morris - Author

Category Finalist - 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards, presented by Hopewell Publications

SILVER MEDALIST – 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Political Science Category


An examination of the ethical issues surrounding tax cheating and implications for public policy.

From unreported gambling winnings and inflated claims of the value of clothing donated t...(Read More)
 
 
The Federal Government and Urban Housing, Third Edition
The Federal Government and Urban Housing, Third Edition (May 2012)
R. Allen Hays - Author

A comprehensive history of U.S. housing policy that illuminates the political struggles that have accompanied the nation’s effort to assist those citizens who are in desperate need of decent, affordable housing.

Since its initial publication, The Federal Government and Urban Housing, Third Edition has become a standard reference on the history of housing policy in the United States. It remains a uni...(Read More)
 
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