The Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Paradoxes of Democracy is an essay on the inherent weaknesses and surprising strengths of democratic government by one of the most productive and learned scholars in the social sciences.
This book asserts that the creation of a framework for regional cooperation will depend on the establishment of the local level of confidence building measures. It evaluates the potential roles of such international organizations as the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Defense Board, and studies the changing regional policies of the United States for their effectiveness and impact on regional security.
Based on a national public opinion survey, this book takes a wide-ranging look at what lies beyond the paradox that what people say about government as a general matter is often at odds with what they actually want it to do.
These essays on welfare reform by the most prominent scholars in the field canvas the issues both theoretically and empirically. The contributors present the pro and con arguments and assess the effects on related programs, as well as the prospects for poor mothers and their families.
A carefully structured comparative analysis of six Latin American countries—Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru—and the array of political means used to end these countries’ guerilla conflicts. It discusses not only ways to end the military conflicts, but also the political, ethnic, social and economic imbalances that originally sparked the conflict.
Drawing on unpublished materials and interviews with important sources, including Rabin himself, Efraim Inbar’s work offers a systematic study of Rabin’s strategic thinking and his policies.
This book looks at the figures and themes that have shaped American public spaces, schools, parks, libraries and cities. It reevaluates those planners and their times in a series of essays by some of today’s preeminent urbanists.
This work brings together eminent historians and political scienties to examine the past experience, current state, and future prospects of five major American public issues: trade and tariff policy, immigration and aliens, conservation and environmentalism, civil rights, and social welfare.
This report, based on the results of a September 1998 conference at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, assesses the effects of the “Washington Consensus” on liberalizing markets in Southeast Asian and Southeast Europe in pursuit of sustained economic growth in the 1990s.
The independence of India and Pakistan signaled the beginning of the end of Western colonialism. The fiftieth anniversary of that independence, in 1997, offered an excellent milestone for considering their progress, problems, and prospects. For this purpose, nine well-known specialists presented papers at a conference at the Wilson Center in June 1997.