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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)
 
 
America in Denial
America in Denial (April 2021)
How Race-Fair Policies Reinforce Racial Inequality in America
Lori Latrice Martin - Author

Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.

In America in Denial Lori Latrice Martin examines the myth of a race-fair America by reviewing and offering alternatives to universal, race-neutral programs and policies as well as other allegedly race-neutral initiates. By considering policies and programs re...(Read More)
 
 
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals
Public Affairs and Democratic Ideals (January 2021)
Critical Perspectives in an Era of Political and Economic Uncertainty
Curtis Ventriss - Author

Argues for refocusing attention on publicness and the critical exploration of underlying assumptions that are foundational to the study and practice of public affairs.

We live in an era where many citizens feel increasingly uncertain about their futures, having to deal with stagnant wages, globalization, and wealth and income inequality, while, at the same time, policymakers appea...(Read More)
 
 
The Ideology of Civic Engagement
The Ideology of Civic Engagement (January 2021)
AmeriCorps, Politics, and Pedagogy
Sara Carpenter - Author

Examines the organization, regulation, and enactment of civic engagement within AmeriCorps, an American volunteer service program.

Over the last thirty years, calls for the civic engagement of the American citizenry, especially young people, have gotten increasingly louder. A clear message has emerged that today’s pressing social problems are best addressed through the innovative a...(Read More)
 
 
Citizenship and Service
Citizenship and Service (December 2020)
The Politics of Civic National Service in Israel
Etta Bick - Author

Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.

All citizens in a democracy are promised the same guaranteed rights, but should they have the same obligations? Should minorities with different attitudes toward the state be obliged to do national service in the name of equality? And what are the social and political consequences for minor...(Read More)
 
 
Pharmapolitics in Russia
Pharmapolitics in Russia (September 2020)
Making Drugs and Rebuilding the Nation
Olga Zvonareva - Author

Documents the surprising role pharmaceutical science and technology has played in Russia’s search for national identity over a century of political turbulence.

Over the last one hundred years, the Russian pharmaceutical industry has undergone multiple dramatic transformations, which have taken place alongside tectonic political shifts in society associated with the rise and fall of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a ...(Read More)
 
 
Taxation in Utopia
Taxation in Utopia (September 2020)
Required Sacrifice and the General Welfare
Donald Morris - Author

An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.

Taxation in Utopia explores utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation. At its core, taxation is an ethical question. It requires people to sacrifice for the benefit of others, whether or not they also benefit themselves. Donald Morris re...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Presidential Impeachment
The Politics of Presidential Impeachment (August 2020)
Daniel P. Franklin - Author
Stanley M. Caress - Author
Robert M. Sanders - Author
Cole D. Taratoot - Author

Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.

The Politics of Presidential Impeachment takes a distinctive and fresh look at the impeachment provision of the US Constitution. Instead of studying it from a legal-constitutional perspective, the authors use a social science approach incorporating extensive case studies and qua...(Read More)
 
 
See America
See America (May 2020)
The Politics and Administration of Federal Tourism Promotion, 1937-1973
Mordecai Lee - Author

The first history of the US Travel Bureau, which set the precedent for federal involvement in promoting tourism and travel, an activity which continues today.

Created in 1937 by Interior Secretary Harold Ickes and given formal status by Congress in 1940, the US Travel Bureau played a seminal role by setting the precedent for federal involvement in tourism. Business, otherwise hostile to FDR’s New Deal, enthusiastically su...(Read More)
 
 
Civilization and Barbarism
Civilization and Barbarism (March 2020)
Punishing Criminals in the Twenty-First Century
Graeme R. Newman - Author

Challenges the established corrections paradigm and argues for replacing mass incarceration with a viable and more humane alternative.

The practice of mass incarceration has come under increasing criticism by criminologists and corrections experts who, nevertheless, find themselves at a loss when it comes to offering credible, practical, and humane alternatives. In Civilization and Barbarism, Graeme R. Newman argues t...(Read More)
 
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