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Crisis In American Institutions

Author : Jerome H. Skolnick
ISBN : 020547215X
Genre : Political Science
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KEY BENEFIT:Crisis in American Institutionsprovides readers with an array of engaging articles that reflect America's social problems and encourage critical thought.The text contains a breadth of articles that encompasses a review of the best of contemporary writing on American social problems. New topics include: the erosion of retirement security, the rise in debt among young adullts, the limits of social mobility in the U.S., gender discrimination in the workplace, white privilege, global terrorism, police reform, racial disparities in the criminal justice system.For anyone interested in social problems, American society, or social work.
Category: Political Science

Contemporary Society

Author : John A Perry
ISBN : 9781317328964
Genre : Social Science
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This best-selling text emphasizes why social and cultural changes are the pervasive realities of our time. A key theme of Contemporary Society is that the transition from an industrial to a post-industrial order in today’s world is fraught with difficulties, as was the transition from an agricultural to an industrial order in an earlier era. Within this framework, we can observe the increasing fragmentation of the social order today, which tends to lead people away from community and a common purpose, more often bringing conflict and disunity. Still, countervailing social forces are also at work, providing some stability--some shelter in a sea of change. Ever more, societies are faced with the rapid and transformative power of information technology, which helps propel separate groups of people into a global entity.This introduction to the social sciences shows what the authors have learned from such disciplines as anthropology, geography, history, sociology, psychology, political science, and economics--and how to apply social science approaches to an ever-faster tempo of change. The authors cover family life, interaction with others, racial and ethnic diversity, education, religion, population, environment, and many other topics analyzed in a student-friendly approach. New to this Edition The integration and flow of the text has been improved for better student comprehension. Expanded selection of Web Links to many more sites for student research, many relevant to their interests and entertainment choices Enriched focus on applying social science knowledge to current events (transcending a complete reliance on assumptions from the media) New/expanded coverage on topics throughout the book, including New findings from global warming research and its implications for social life and policy New developments in race relations in an integrated approach throughout many chapters Deepening inequality and the implications that threaten family, education, and student futures—nationally and globally Gender, including new developments in legal gay marriage and transgender Expanded coverage of genetics and the medical potential of human genome sequencing New developments in astrophysics and their potential implications for society Updated Statistics throughout
Category: Social Science

Take The Rich Off Welfare

Author : Mark Zepezauer
ISBN : 0896087069
Genre : Business & Economics
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Just in time to add fuel to the 2004 elections comes an all-new edition of this widely popular exposé of those who feed on the public trough. In the eight years since Take the Rich Off Welfare was first published, the total amount of taxpayers' money going to subsidize corporations and rich individuals has grown from about $448 billion to over $800 billion--and the tax payments coming from those flush companies and individuals continues to shrink. In this greatly expanded and updated version, Mark Zepezauer explains how programs once intended to profit the public now benefit only the corporate bottom line. A prolific writer of humorous but cutting analyses of government policy, Zepezauer provides us with tools to expose the political chicanery of current and past administrations.
Category: Business & Economics

Solutions To Social Problems

Author : D. Stanley Eitzen
ISBN : 0205698344
Genre : Political Science
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This reader examines how other advanced industrial societies have dealt with social problems with relative success and looks how these strategies may be applicable to the United States. For each social problem considered, several articles have been selected. These articles either describe the situation in a single country or in multiple countries, or expressly contrast the situation of a country or countries with the United States.
Category: Political Science

Perspectives On American Politics

Author : William Lasser
ISBN : 9780495899471
Genre : Political Science
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PERSPECTIVES ON AMERICAN POLITICS is a thematically rich reader of current selections containing a wide range of perspectives that illustrate how the American system works. It is organized into four categories: Foundations, American Politics Today, Issue and Controversy, and View from the Inside. Selections reflect dramatic recent developments in American politics such as the 2008 election, the economic crisis, and the ongoing controversy over corporate influence in political campaigns. The text’s thirteen chapters correspond with the most frequently assigned chapters of American Government textbooks, making it an ideal supplement to any core text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Political Science

Playing The Race Card

Author : George Jerry Sefa Dei
ISBN : 0820467529
Genre : Social Science
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"Playing the Race Card" reflects and engages the dynamic nature of racialized experience in Western contexts. It examines today's anti-racism project to discern how it might benefit from integrating strategies that work toward the development of critical consciousness as its main goal. So that the privileged and the oppressed alike may reflexively examine their own subject positions, this book identifies and addresses the need to develop a working model for anti-racism strategies. Given the need to understand and move beyond static conceptions of race and racism, "Playing the Race Card" offers both a critique of mainstream/privileged perceptions of racial oppression, as well as a direction forward within a more -organic- approach to social reform."
Category: Social Science

The Marxist Theory Of Alienation

Author : Ernest Mandel
ISBN : 0873482301
Genre : Political Science
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Alienation from one's fellow human beings is rooted in the development of class society itself, the authors argue. It can be overcome only through the revolutionary fight for a society both free of domination by the capitalist class, and with complete democratic control of the government and economy by working people.
Category: Political Science

Out Of The Wreckage

Author : George Monbiot
ISBN : 9781786632913
Genre : Political Science
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A thrilling new route to a better society A toxic ideology of extreme competition and individualism has come to dominate our world. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better future. George Monbiot shows how new findings in psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology cast human nature in a radically different light: as the supreme altruists and cooperators. He shows how we can build on these findings to create a new politics: a “politics of belonging.” Both democracy and economic life can be radically reorganized from the bottom up, enabling us to take back control and overthrow the forces that have thwarted our ambitions for a better society. Urgent and passionate, Out of the Wreckage provides the hope and clarity required to change the world.
Category: Political Science

Correctional Theory

Author : Francis T. Cullen
ISBN : 9781412981798
Genre : Social Science
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-The book's final chapter examines possible future imporvements in correctional policies and practices. --Book Jacket.
Category: Social Science

Flawed Criminal Justice Policies

Author : Frances P. Reddington
ISBN : 1594609365
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 35.33 MB
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This textbook reader examines the concept of flawed policies in the criminal justice arena. The authors address the costs of bad criminal justice policy and offer suggestions for the creation of good, sound, evidence-based policy. Specific topics highlighted include: • The War on Drugs • Immigration Laws • The Patriot Act and Terrorist Laws • Sentencing Guidelines • Three Strikes Laws • Capital Punishment • Sex Offender Laws • “Get Tough” Juvenile Policy • Zero Tolerance in Schools • Policies for Mental Health Offenders • Policies with Pregnant Offenders Courses appropriate for this textbook reader include upper level undergraduate and graduate level criminal justice courses dealing at least in part with public policies, the media impact on law making, public fear of crime and the legislative response. Other disciplines will also find this book an excellent supplement to their courses in Psychology, Political Science, Public Administration and Policy.
Category: Social Science