Authors:Patricia L. McCarney, Richard E. Stren,
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press
Keywords: woodrow, wilson, center, press, world, developing, ground, innovations, discontinuities, cities, governance
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 2003-09-15
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0801878519
ISBN-13: 9780801878510

Governance on the Ground shows people at a local level working through municipal institutions to take more responsibility for their own lives and environment.This study reports what social scientists in eight local networks found when they chose their own subjects for a worldwide comparative study of institutional reform at the local level. Governance on the Ground is the culminating product of the Global Urban Research Initiative, a major 1990s research effort that created a worldwide network of some 400 social scientists. The topics these scholars cover include fiscal innovation, in

Authors:Sara Castro-Klarén, John Charles Chasteen,
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press
Keywords: woodrow, america, wilson, center, press, latin, century, reading, communities, writing, nation, nineteenth, imagined
Number of Pages: 280
Published: 2003-12-23
List price: $45.00
ISBN-10: 0801878527
ISBN-13: 9780801878527

"Every Latin Americanist will welcome the insight provided by this book into Latin America’s complex heterogeneity."—Mario J. Valdés, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto How did the nationalisms of Latin America’s many countries—elaborated in everything from history and fiction to cookery—arise from their common backgrounds in the Spanish and Portuguese empires and their similar populations of mixed European, native, and African origins? Beyond Imagined Communities: Reading and Writing the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, discards one answ

Author: Francisco E. Thoumi
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press
Keywords: wilson, center, press, woodrow, andes, drugs, economy, society, illegal
Number of Pages: 440
Published: 2003-12-11
List price: $26.95
ISBN-10: 0801878543
ISBN-13: 9780801878541

Some countries develop illegal drugs industries, and others do not. Discerning the distinguishing characteristics—social, economic, and political—of countries with these industries forms the subject of this sophisticated and humane study. The author, Francisco E. Thoumi, though trained as an economist, rejects simplistic economic solutions as well as simplistic moral ones as he addresses the Andean countries of Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia and the attitudes and responses of the United States. He investigates how the United States and the Andean countries perceive drugs issues; the

Author: Richard H. King
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press
Keywords: center, press, wilson, woodrow, culture, intellectuals, race
Number of Pages: 416
Published: 2004-08-17
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0801880661
ISBN-13: 9780801880667

Toward the end of World War II, scholars and writers reeling from the politics of racism 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 arguments of major thinkers, movements, and traditions of thought, attempting to construct a map of the ideological positions that were staked out and an intellectual history of this transition.King’s range is international, from North Ameri

Author: Daniel Orlovsky
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Keywords: studies, special, center, woodrow, soviet, wilson
Number of Pages: 362
Published: 1995-02-01
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0943875692
ISBN-13: 9780943875699

Daniel Orlovsky brings together a group of leading scholars attempt a systematic assessment of the state of studies of the former Soviet Union after its collapse. The authors re-examine the transition from communism and review the study of post-Soviet society, national identity and nationalism, politics and political institutions, economics, foreign policy, and culture. They offer constructive criticisms of the field and set out research questions for an uncertain future.

Author: Leslie David Simon
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Keywords: digital, world, agenda, public, com, netpolicy
Number of Pages: 464
Published: 2000-10-31
List price: $22.95
ISBN-10: 1930365039
ISBN-13: 9781930365032

"This is a very ambitious book, more an encyclopedia of the Internet than anything else. It is filled with valuable information not collected in any one place before and very up to date. The style is clear and accessible; the organization is logical. It is generally well documented." -- Lewis M. Branscomb, Principal Investigator, Harvard Information Infrastructure Project, Harvard UniversityIn 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 i

Author: Sergei I. Zhuk
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Keywords: russia, ukraine, woodrow, wilson, press, center, southern, sects, lost, reformation, peasants, millennialism, radical
Number of Pages: 480
Published: 2004-07-02
List price: $60.00
ISBN-10: 0801879159
ISBN-13: 9780801879159

Radical Protestant Christianity became widespread in rural parts of southern Russia and Ukraine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Russia’s Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical Sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917, studies the origins and evolution of the theology and practices of these radicals and their contribution to an alternative culture in the region. Arising from a confluence of immigrant Anabaptists from central Europe and native Russian religious dissident movements, the new sects shared characteristics with both their antecedents
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