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Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village by Margaret Paxson

Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village

Author(s)
Margaret Paxson

Solovyovo is about the place and power of social memory. Based on extensive anthropological fieldwork in that single village in the Russian north, it shows how villagers configure, transmit, and enact social memory through narrative genres, religious practice, social organization, commemoration, and the symbolism of space.

Beyond Metropolis: The Planning and Governance of Asia's Mega-Urban Regions by Aprodicio A. Laquian

Beyond Metropolis: The Planning and Governance of Asia's Mega-Urban Regions

Author(s)
Aprodicio A. Laquian

Beyond Metropolis studies planning and governance in the regions surrounding the twelve cities in Asia with populations over ten million: Tokyo, Mumbai, Kolkata, Dhaka, Delhi, Shanghai, Jakarta, Osaka, Beijing, Karachi, Metro Manila, and Seoul.

Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions by Trudy Huskamp Peterson

Final Acts: A Guide to Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions

Author(s)
Trudy H. Peterson

Final Acts is a guide to questions of law, politics, physical preservation, and access regarding materials generated by truth commissions. It also describes case examples of truth commissions and the disposition, or in some cases the loss, of their records. The full text of this book is available here in PDF format.

Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of Economic Competitiveness by Kent H. Hughes

Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of Economic Competitiveness

Author(s)
Kent Hughes

Public and private sector collaboration helped the U.S. economy recover from its last period of economic malaise, and similar collaboration is needed today. Building the Next American Century describes that movement, including its origins in the stagflation of the early 1970s, declines in manufacturing, and challenges from Germany and Japan.

Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy, edited by Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn

Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy

Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy, Jan H. Kalicki and David L. Goldwyn bring together the topmost foreign policy and energy experts and leaders to examine these issues, as well as how the U.S. can mitigate the risks and dangers of continued energy dependence through a new strategic approach to foreign policy that integrates both U.S. energy and national security interests.

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy by Eric C. Bjornlund

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

Author(s)
Eric C. Bjornlund

Beyond Free and Fair Elections draws on worldwide experience since the mid-1980s to evaluate international election monitoring and domestic monitoring, and their contributions to democracy promotion and democratic change.

Race, Culture, and the Intellectuals 1940–1970 by Richard H. King

Race, Culture, and the Intellectuals 1940–1970

Author(s)
Richard King

Toward the end of World War II, scholars and writers stressed the unity of humankind, but by the early 1970s, dominant voices proclaimed ongoing diversity—sometimes irreconcilable antagonism—among human cultures. To study this transition from universalism to cultural particularism, Richard King focuses on the major thinkers, movements, and traditions of thought, attempting to construct an intellectual history.

Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives: Social Sector Reform, Democratization, and Globalization in Latin America, edited by Robert R. Kaufman and Joan M. Nelson

Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives: Social Sector Reform, Democratization, and Globalization in Latin America

Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives studies the politics of efforts to reform education and health services in Latin America in the 1990s. Both sectors were common targets of reform, but both sectors also have large numbers of unionized public employees, whose presence affects patronage as well as political power.

Reasonable Men, Powerful Words: Political Culture and Expertise in Twentieth-Century Japan by Laura Hein

Reasonable Men, Powerful Words: Political Culture and Expertise in Twentieth-Century Japan

Author(s)
Laura Hein

Reasonable Men, Powerful Words traces the development of political culture in twentieth-century Japan through a social and intellectual biography of six Japanese economists who influenced national political life in significant ways.

Learning from Foreign Models in Latin American Policy Reform, edited by Kurt Weyland

Learning from Foreign Models in Latin American Policy Reform

Essays by leading academic experts and policy practitioners address important questions regarding foreign models in Latin American policy reform in crucial areas of social policy such as pensions, unemployment insurance, and health care.

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