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American Higher Education: Issues and Institutions (Core Concepts in Higher Education)

ISBN-10: 1138888141
ISBN-13: 9781138888142
Publisher: Routledge
Author(s): John R. Thelin
Publication Date: 2017-03-03

Higher education in the United States is a complex, diverse, and important enterprise. The latest book in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series brings to life issues of governance, organization, teaching and learning, student life, faculty, finances, college sports, public policy,...Read More

Higher education in the United States is a complex, diverse, and important enterprise. The latest book in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series brings to life issues of governance, organization, teaching and learning, student life, faculty, finances, college sports, public policy, fundraising, and innovations in higher education today. Written by renowned author John R. Thelin, each chapter bridges research, theory, and practice and discusses a range of institutions – including the often overlooked for-profits, community colleges, and minority serving institutions. A blend of stories and analysis, this exciting new book challenges present and future higher education practitioners to be informed and active participants, capable of improving their institutions.


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Institutions of American Democracy: The Judicial Branch

ISBN-10: 0195171721
ISBN-13: 9780195171723
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author(s): N/A
Publication Date: 2005-10-27

In recent years the Supreme Court has been at the center of such political issues as abortion rights, the administration of police procedures, and the determination of the 2000 presidential election. The checks and balances provided by the three branches of federal government are essential to...Read More

In recent years the Supreme Court has been at the center of such political issues as abortion rights, the administration of police procedures, and the determination of the 2000 presidential election. The checks and balances provided by the three branches of federal government are essential to nurturing and maintaining American democracy. With the guidance of coeditors Kermit L. Hall and Kevin T. McGuire, this volume of essays examines the role of the Judicial Branch in American democracy and the dynamic between the other branches of government, compares international models, and discusses possible measures for reform.
The Judicial Branch considers the impact of courts on American life and addresses such central questions as: Is the Supreme Court an institution of social justice? Is there a case for judicially created and protected social rights? Have the courts become sovereign when interpreting the Constitution?
Essays examine topics that include the judiciary in the founding of the nation; turning points in the history of the American judicial system; the separation of powers between the other branches of government; how the Supreme Court resolves political conflicts through legal means; what Americans know about the judiciary and its functions; and whether the American scheme of courts is the best way to support democracy.

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Barbecue: The History of an American Institution

ISBN-10: 081731718X
ISBN-13: 9780817317188
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Author(s): Robert F. Moss
Publication Date: 2010-08-20

The history of barbecue in the United States has until now remained virtually untold. Barbecue has a long, rich history—a history that formerly could be found only through scattered references in old letters, journals, newspapers, diaries, and travel narratives until this book was written.Read More

The history of barbecue in the United States has until now remained virtually untold. Barbecue has a long, rich history—a history that formerly could be found only through scattered references in old letters, journals, newspapers, diaries, and travel narratives until this book was written.

Americans enjoy reading about barbecue almost as much as they love eating it. Books on the subject cover almost every aspect of the topic: recipes, grilling tips, restaurant guides, pit-building instructions, and catalogs of exotic variants such as Mongolian barbecue and Indian tandoor cooking. Despite this coverage, the history of barbecue in the United States has until now remained virtually untold. Barbecue: The History of an American Institution draws on hundreds of sources to document the evolution of barbecue from its origins among Native Americans to its present status as an icon of American culture. This is the story not just of a dish but of a social institution that helped shape the many regional cultures of the United States. The history begins with British colonists' adoption of barbecuing techniques from Native Americans in the 16th and 17th centuries, moves to barbecue's establishment as the preeminent form of public celebration in the 19th century, and is carried through to barbecue’s iconic status today. From the very beginning, barbecues were powerful social magnets, drawing together people from a wide range of classes and geographic backgrounds. Barbecue played a key role in three centuries of American history, both reflecting and influencing the direction of an evolving society. By tracing the story of barbecue from its origins to today, Barbecue: The History of an American Institution traces the very thread of American social history.

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Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism (American Ideals & Institutions)

ISBN-10: 1610171411
ISBN-13: 9781610171410
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Author(s): Dr. Robert P George
Publication Date: 2016-04-04

“Brilliant . . . Should be required reading.” —Commentary

“As a critic of liberalism, George is devastating.” —National Review

“Puts George’s highly burnished philosophical and constitutional learning on full display . . ....Read More

“Brilliant . . . Should be required reading.” —Commentary

“As a critic of liberalism, George is devastating.” —National Review

“Puts George’s highly burnished philosophical and constitutional learning on full display . . . George speaks for a sizable number of conscientious objectors to America’s ruling liberal secularism.” —New York Times Book Review

“Could not be more timely. A treasure trove of thought-provoking reflections by one of the best minds of our time.” —Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard Law, from the foreword to the updated and expanded paperback edition of Conscience and Its Enemies

Assaults on religious liberty and traditional morality are growing fiercer. Here, at last, is the counterattack.

This revised and updated paperback edition of the acclaimed Conscience and Its Enemies showcases the talents that have made Robert P. George one of America’s most influential thinkers. Here George explodes the myth that the secular elite represents the voice of reason. In fact, it is on the elite side of the cultural divide where the prevailing views are little more than articles of faith. Conscience and Its Enemies reveals the bankruptcy of these too often smugly held orthodoxies while presenting powerfully reasoned arguments for classical virtues.

In defending what James Madison called the “sacred rights of conscience”—rights for which government shows frightening contempt—George grapples with today’s most controversial issues: same-sex marriage, abortion, transgenderism, genetic manipulation, euthanasia and assisted suicide, religion in politics, judicial activism, and more. His brilliantly argued essays rely not on theological claims or religious authority but on established scientific facts and a philosophical tradition that extends back to Plato and Aristotle.

Conscience and Its Enemies sets forth powerful arguments that secular liberals are unaccustomed to hearing—and that embattled defenders of traditional morality so often fail to marshal.


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Institutions of American Democracy: The Executive Branch The Executive Branch

ISBN-10: 0195173937
ISBN-13: 9780195173932
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author(s): N/A
Publication Date: 2005-10-27

The presidency and the agencies of the executive branch are deeply interwoven with other core institutions of American government and politics. While the framers of the Constitution granted power to the president, they likewise imbued the legislative and judicial branches of government with the...Read More

The presidency and the agencies of the executive branch are deeply interwoven with other core institutions of American government and politics. While the framers of the Constitution granted power to the president, they likewise imbued the legislative and judicial branches of government with the powers necessary to hold the executive in check. The Executive Branch, edited byJoel D. Aberbach and Mark A. Peterson, examines the delicate and shifting balance among the three branches of government, which is constantly renegotiated as political leaders contend with the public's paradoxical sentiments-yearning for strong executive leadership yet fearing too much executive power, and welcoming the benefits of public programs yet uneasy about, and indeed often distrusting, big government.

The Executive Branch, a collection of essays by some of the nation's leading political scientists and public policy scholars, examines the historical emergence and contemporary performance of the presidency and bureaucracy, as well as their respective relationships with the Congress, the courts, political parties, and American federalism. Presidential elections are defining moments for the nation's democracy-by linking citizens directly to their government, elections serve as a mechanism for exercising collective public choice. After the election, however, the work of government begins and involves elected and appointed political leaders at all levels of government, career civil servants, government contractors, interest organizations, the media, and engaged citizens. The essays in this volume delve deeply into the organizations and politics that make the executive branch such a complex and fascinating part of American government.

The volume provides an assessment from the past to the present of the role and development of the presidency and executive branch agencies, including analysis of the favorable and problematic strategies, and personal attributes, that presidents have brought to the challenge of leadership. It examines the presidency and the executive agencies both separately and together as they influence-or are influenced by-other major institutions of American government and politics, with close attention to how they relate to civic participation and democracy.



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Crisis in American Institutions (14th Edition)

ISBN-10: 0205610641
ISBN-13: 9780205610648
Publisher: Pearson
Author(s): Jerome H. Skolnick, Elliott Currie
Publication Date: 2010-05-28

Crisis in American Institutions provides students with an array of engaging articles that reflect America's social problems and encourage critical thought.

 

This edition contains seventeen new articles, many...Read More

Crisis in American Institutions provides students with an array of engaging articles that reflect America's social problems and encourage critical thought.

 

This edition contains seventeen new articles, many addressing the escalating crises of American society in recent years, including the worst economic crisis in decades, the rapid rise in health care costs, the polarizing debate on immigration, and the continuing growth of economic inequality.  Others update our coverage of longstanding issues, including the persistence of poverty, the continued growth of mass incarceration, and the politics of global warming.


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American Government: Institutions and Policies

ISBN-10: 1337568392
ISBN-13: 9781337568395
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Author(s): James Q. Wilson, Jr. John J. DiIulio, Meena Bose, Matthew S. Levendusky
Publication Date: 2018-01-01

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES sets the standard for students trying to successfully understand the American government. It examines current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental...Read More

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES sets the standard for students trying to successfully understand the American government. It examines current issues in American politics, focusing on the importance of American governmental institutions, the historical development of governmental procedures and policies as well as on who governs in the United States and to what ends. The sixteenth edition includes clear learning objectives and highlighted key concepts so you know exactly what to focus on. Links to contemporary debates on policy dynamics give you the opportunity to identify important issues in American politics, apply what you're learning and maximize your comprehension.

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History of the Common Law: The Development of Anglo-American Legal Institutions (Aspen Casebook)

ISBN-10: 0735562903
ISBN-13: 9780735562905
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Author(s): John H. Langbein, Renee Lettow Lerner, Bruce P. Smith
Publication Date: 2009-08-14

<p> This introductory text explores the historical origins of the main legal institutions that came to characterize the Anglo-American legal tradition, and to distinguish it from European legal systems. The book contains both text and extracts from historical sources and literature. The book is...Read More

<p> This introductory text explores the historical origins of the main legal institutions that came to characterize the Anglo-American legal tradition, and to distinguish it from European legal systems. The book contains both text and extracts from historical sources and literature. The book is published in color, and contains over 250 illustrations, many in color, including medieval illuminated manuscripts, paintings, books and manuscripts, caricatures, and photographs. </p> <p> Two great themes dominate the book: (1) the origins, development, and pervasive influence of the jury system and judge/jury relations across eight centuries of Anglo-American civil and criminal justice; and (2) the law/equity division, from the emergence of the Court of Chancery in the fourteenth century down through equity's conquest of common law in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The chapters on criminal justice explore the history of pretrial investigation, policing, trial, and sentencing, as well as the movement in modern times to nonjury resolution through plea bargaining. Considerable attention is devoted to distinctively American developments, such as the elective bench, and the influence of race relations on the law of criminal procedure. </p> <p> Other major subjects of this book include the development of the legal profession, from the serjeants, barristers, and attorneys of medieval times down to the transnational megafirms of twenty-first century practice; the literature of the law, especially law reports and treatises, from the Year Books and Bracton down to the American state reports and today's electronic services; and legal education, from the founding of the Inns of Court to the emergence and growth of university law schools in the United States. </p> <p> <b>History of the Common Law offers:</b> </p> <ul> <li> <b>dynamic teaching materials</b> that include primary sources, scholarship, summaries, notes, and questions </li> <li> <b>judiciously selected and edited sources</b> </li> <li> <b>over 250 illustrations—many in full color</b> </li> <li> <b><i>Living Law </i>units</b> that connect legal-historical developments to modern law </li> <li> <b>an illustrated timeline that highlights key dates</b> </li> <li> <b>a comprehensive Teacher's Manual,</b> with suggestions for using the book in a two- or three-credit course </li> </ul> <p> Vivid writing, engaging source materials, and lavish illustrations breathe life into nearly 1,000 years of Anglo-American legal history. Concise summaries, manageable extracts, clear organization, and a detailed <b> Teacher's Manual </b>consistently support your teaching. </p> <p> </p> <p> <font size="1">*Teacher’s Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or legaledu@wolterskluwer.com.</font> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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No Hands: The Rise and Fall of the Schwinn Bicycle Company, an American Institution

ISBN-10: 0805035532
ISBN-13: 9780805035537
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Author(s): Judith Crown, Glenn Coleman
Publication Date: 1996-11-01

Traces the career of Schwinn, from its uncontested predominance over the bicycle market of the 1950s to its failure to cope with the mountain bike fad of the 1980s, to its ultimate descent into bankruptcy and corporate takeover. Tour.


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The Institutions of American Democracy: The Press

ISBN-10: 0195309146
ISBN-13: 9780195309140
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author(s): N/A
Publication Date: 2006-01-26

American democracy is built on its institutions. The Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary, in particular, undergird the rights and responsibilities of every citizen. The free press, for example, protected by the First Amendment, allows for the dissent so necessary in a democracy. How has this...Read More

American democracy is built on its institutions. The Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary, in particular, undergird the rights and responsibilities of every citizen. The free press, for example, protected by the First Amendment, allows for the dissent so necessary in a democracy. How has this institution changed since the nation's founding? And what can we, as leaders, policymakers, and citizens, do to keep it vital?

The freedom of the press is an essential element of American democracy. With the guidance of editors Geneva Overholser and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, this volume examines the role of the press in a democracy, investigating alternative models used throughout world history to better understand how the American press has evolved into what it is today. The commission also examines ways to allow more voices to be heard and to improve the institution of the American free press.

The Press, a collection of essays by the nation's leading journalism scholars and professionals, will examine the history, identity, roles, and future of the American press, with an emphasis on topics of concern to both practitioners and consumers of American media.

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