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Inside the Green Lobby
Inside the Green Lobby (February 2022)
The Fight to Save the Adirondack Park
Bernard C. Melewski - Author

A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scences struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.

Inside the Green Lobby recounts the behind-the-scenes efforts, both at the State Capitol in Albany and the halls of Congress, of a lobbyist for a major environmental advocacy group. Bernard C. Melewski worked to save the six-million acre A...(Read More)
 
 
Capitalism for All
Capitalism for All (January 2022)
Realizing Its Liberal Promise
Neil E. Harrison - Author
John Mikler - Author

 
 
Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds
Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds (January 2022)
Aimé Bonpland and Alexander von Humboldt
Andrea Nye - Author

Follows Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland as they travel together in South America and then go their separate ways, in the process illustrating two very different ways of understanding humanity's place in the natural world.

In Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds, Andrea Nye raises a question: In a time of climate change and environmental crisis, where should we lo...(Read More)
 
 
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State
Crisis Narratives, Institutional Change, and the Transformation of the Japanese State (November 2021)
Sebastian Maslow - Editor
Christian Wirth - Editor

Looking at Japan, traces crisis narratives across three decades and ten policy fields, with the aim of disentangling discursively manufactured crises from actual policy failures.

Mired in national crises since the early 1990s, Japan has had to respond to a rapid population decline; the Asian and global financial crises; the 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and the Fukus...(Read More)
 
 
A New American Labor Movement
A New American Labor Movement (October 2021)
The Decline of Collective Bargaining and the Rise of Direct Action
William E. Scheuerman - Author

Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.

The American labor movement isn’t dead. It’s just moving from the bargaining table to the streets. In A New American Labor Movement, William Scheuerman analyzes how the decline of unions and the emergence of these new direct-action movements a...(Read More)
 
 
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief (September 2021)
Harold D. Smith, 1939-1945
Mordecai Lee - Author

First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.

In this book, Mordecai Lee provides a long-overdue examination of a key member of FDR’s administration. Harold D. Smith was FDR’s budget director from 1939 through to Roosevelt’s death in 1945. In that capacity, he was also the de facto manager-in-chief of the federal government. During his tenure, he reformed...(Read More)
 
 
Meander
Meander (August 2021)
Making Room for Rivers
Margaret Wooster - Author

Draws on the author’s own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region’s experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.

Meander tells the story of the Great Lakes region’s experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water. Drawing on her own experience as a watershed planner,...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education for Democracy
Higher Education for Democracy (July 2021)
The Role of the University in Civil Society
William G. Tierney - Author

Uses a cross-national comparison of Los Angeles, New Delhi, and Hong Kong to develop strategies universities should employ to strengthen democracy and resist fascism.

Democracy and higher education are inextricably linked: universities not only have the ability to be key arbiters of how democracy is advanced, but they also need to reflect democratic values in their practices, objec...(Read More)
 
 
Supporting Shrinkage
Supporting Shrinkage (July 2021)
Better Planning and Decision-Making for Legacy Cities
Michael P. Johnson - Author
Justin B. Hollander - Author
Eliza W. Kinsey - Author
George R. Chichirau - Author
Charla Burnett - With assistance from

Demonstrates how residents can play a leading role in the positive transformation of their communities in the face of economic and population decline.

Supporting Shrinkage describes a new approach to citizen-engaged, community-focused planning methods and technologies for cities and regions facing decline, disinvestment, shrinkage, and social and physical distress. The volum...(Read More)
 
 
Self-Direction
Self-Direction (June 2021)
A Revolution in Human Services
Valerie J. Bradley - Author
Marc H. Fenton - Author
Kevin J. Mahoney - Author

Relates how the self-direction movement was developed, the research that supports it, how the model has spread across the country and the globe, and recommendations and prospects for the future.

In the past, when people with disabilities and older adults needed help with activities of daily living and navigating their communities, they rarely had any choice about who helped them, w...(Read More)
 
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