Publications

The Communitarian Persuasion

May 01, 2002
The commutarian movement aims to balance the individual liberties prized by modernity with the health of the community in which those liberties are exercised. The Communitarian Persuasion is a brief, thoughtful, readable argument for communitarian political philosophy by one of the principal thinkers of the movement. more

Commerce in Russian Urban Culture 1861-1914

Oct 01, 2001
Tsarist Russia's commercial class is today receiving serious attention from both Russian and non-Russian historians. This book is a contribution to that literature. Commerce in Russian Urban Culture, 1861-1914 examines the relation between the entrepreneurial world, especially business and banking, and the cultural milieu of Russia. Going beyond the commercial-cultural connection of charitable activity, the contributors to this collaborative project also study cultural activity undertaken by enterprises for their own purposes, notably bank and commercial architecture. more

European Defense Cooperation: Asset or Threat to NATO?

Oct 01, 2001
This study surveys post World War II efforts to enhance practical cooperation among European countries in the provision and use of military forces. The author, a distinguished former defense official of the U.K., begins with the earliest proposals for cooperation in 1947 and provides a succinct summary of collective security efforts since then. The main focus of the study is the European Defense and Security Policy (EDSP) project launched by European Union heads of government at their Cologne meeting in June 1999. Quinlan reviews the major issues and future prospects regarding this important initiative, and argues for a collective European defense that will complement but not supersede the role of NATO. more

e-Dossier No. 1

Sep 23, 2001
This e-Dossier contained selected documents from CWIHP Bulletin 11, Part 4, "New Evidence on the Korean War." It is available for download on the Bulletin section of the Publications page. more

e-Dossier No. 2

Sep 23, 2001
This e-Dossier contained selected documents from CWIHP Bulletin 12/13. It is available for download on the Bulletin section of the Publications page. more

e-Dossier No. 3

Sep 23, 2001
This e-Dossier contained selected documents on the Vietnam War from CWIHP Bulletin 12/13, Part 2, "New Evidence on the Cold War in Asia." It is available for download on the Bulletin section of the Publications page. more

Kinship and Capitalism: Marriage, Family, and Business in the English-speaking World, 1580-1740

May 01, 2001
This uncompromisingly empirical study reconstructs the public and private lives of urban business families during the period of England's emergence as a world economic power. Using a broad cross-section of archival, rather than literary, sources, it tests the orthodox view that the family as an institution was transformed by capitalism and individualism. The approach is both quantitative and qualitative. A database of 28,000 families has been constructed to tackle questions such as demographic structure, kinship, and inheritance, which must be answered statistically. Much of the book, however, focuses on issues such as courtship and relations among spouses, parents, and children, which can only be studied through those families that have left intimate records. The overall conclusion is that none of the abstract models invented to explain the historical development of the family withstand empirical scrutiny and that familial capitalism, not possessive individualism, was the motor of economic growth. more

Second Metropolis: Pragmatic Pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji Osaka

May 01, 2001
By comparing North America's, Russia's, and Japan's "second cities"--Chicago, Moscow, and Osaka--Second Metropolis discloses the extent to which social fragmentation, frequently viewed as an obstacle to democratic development, actually fostered a "pragmatic pluralism" that nurtured pluralistic public policies. more

Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects, edited by Gordon H. Chang

Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects

May 01, 2001
This volume is the first to take a broad-ranging look at the engagement of Asian Americans with American politics. Its contributors come from a variety of disciplines—history, political science, sociology, and urban studies—and from the practical political realm. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.