The Woodrow Wilson Center Press
In NetPolicy.Com, Leslie David Simon offers a panoramic view of the Internet’s cyclonic effects on national and global institutions, ranging from government and finance to health care, education and industry.The book asks how we can encourage the healthy growth of the Net and avoid its darker side effects.
The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 was the most far reaching reform of the federal government personnel system since the merit system was created in 1883. The Future of Merit reviews the aims and rates the accomplishments of the 1978 law and assesses the status of the civil service.
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.
Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan ReconsideredAuthor(s)
Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command includes a subject index to all Mahan’s published books and an extensive bibliography. This is a book for scholars and students of military and strategic thinking and is a natural for libraries of U.S. service academies and U.S. armed services agencies and organizations.
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.
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.
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.