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Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence
Contractual Politics and the Institutionalization of Bureaucratic Influence (February 2018)
Glenn R. Parker - Author
Suzanne L. Parker - Author

Analyzes long-term interest group/party alliances, with a focus on the part played by federal advisory committees.

This book sheds light on the dealings between special interests and political parties by challenging three long-standing assumptions: that transactions between interest groups and parties are quid pro quo exchanges, such as the buying and selling of legislation; that the interrelationship between bureaucrats and in...(Read More)
Naked Lives
Naked Lives (May 2009)
Inside the Worlds of Exotic Dance
Mindy S. Bradley-Engen - Author

Looks at the experience of being an exotic dancer in different kinds of strip clubs.

Is stripping good or bad for the women who do it? According to sociologist Mindy S. Bradley-Engen, there’s no simple answer. An exotic dancer’s experiences can be both empowering and degrading: at times a dancer can feel like a goddess, at times ashamed and dirty. Drawing on extensive interviews as well as her own exper...(Read More)
Foundations and Public Policy
Foundations and Public Policy (January 2003)
The Mask of Pluralism
Joan Roelofs - Author

Documents how even progressive foundations serve to reinforce the political status quo.

In this pathbreaking study of foundation influence, author Joan Roelofs produces a comprehensive picture of philanthropy's critical role in society. She shows how a vast number of policy innovations have arisen from the most important foundations, lessening the destructive impact of global "marketization." Conversely, gro...(Read More)
Emerging Theories of Human Communication
Emerging Theories of Human Communication (September 1997)
Branislav Kovacic - Editor

Summarizes the important and promising emerging theories of human communication.

This book summarizes the important and promising emerging theories of human communication that go beyond received traditions. It includes essays on emerging theories of communication and culture; relational communicative competence; conflict communication; communication and peace; agenda setting and the role of mass media in democratic poli...(Read More)
The Organization of Hope
The Organization of Hope (January 1997)
Communities Planning Themselves
Howell S. Baum - Author

Analyzes the future of urban communities and presents models for community planning, taking into account different classes, ethnicities, and cultures.

The Organization of Hope tells the stories of a Jewish community and a white ethnic community as they plan for their futures. Though they differ in class, ethnicity, and culture, they struggle with the same questions: What identity will hold their communities toge...(Read More)
Power Plays
Power Plays (January 1997)
Critical Events in the Institutionalization of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Richard A. Colignon - Author

CHOICE 1997 Outstanding Academic Book

Identifies the importance of New Deal conflicts, policy networks politics, and ruthless domination as critical events in the creation and early development of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Power Plays
provides a conflict model of organizational behavior based on a historical reanalysis of the creation and early development of the Tennessee Valley Author...(Read More)
Team Toyota
Team Toyota (October 1996)
Transplanting the Toyota Culture to the Camry Plant in Kentucky
Terry L. Besser - Author

Examines the Toyota team culture as a conceptual framework and uses it to discuss related topics, such as workplace injuries, the implications of alienating assembly workers, and the role of women.

"This is a very good organizational analysis of a Japanese transplant. The author exposes many of the problems involved in the lean production system and presents aspects that have, as yet, not been sufficiently analyzed. By d...(Read More)
Confronting the Experts
Confronting the Experts (April 1996)
Brian Martin - Editor

These six personal case histories of challenges to establishment experts tell why they questioned conventional wisdom, what methods they used, how they dealt with the experts' response, and what lessons they learned.

"In the tradition of C. Wright Mills, this book is a major contribution to a theory of confronting experts. It's a courageous book, as some authors' stories point out. Critics, whistle blowers and victims of...(Read More)
The Eclipse of the State Mental Hospital
The Eclipse of the State Mental Hospital (April 1996)
Policy, Stigma, and Organization
George W. Dowdall - Author

Examines the origins, recent history, and future of state hospitals.
State hospitals still account for the majority of the state dollars spent on mental health care across the nation. Why do state hospitals persist and expand despite public scandal and professional disapproval? What role does the state mental hospital play in the current system of care for the seriously mentally ill? What role should it play, and at what cost? Dowdall exp...(Read More)
Sexual Harassment on College Campuses
Sexual Harassment on College Campuses (March 1996)
Abusing the Ivory Power
Michele A. Paludi - Editor

An updated and expanded revision of the first edition, which received the Gustavus Myers Center Award for an outstanding book on Human Rights in the United States. Intended for administrators and faculty, it is also a resource book for individuals wanting to make changes in their campus' policy and procedures with regard to sexual harassment.

"Sexual harassment is an important issue which we can, and hopefully will, deal...(Read More)
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