Here for Good: Community Foundations and the Challenges of the 21st Century

Author: Terry Mazany,David C. Perry

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765642581

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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The origins of this book stem from conversations among the leadership of community foundations about the challenges they must overcome in order to make such "foundational" contributions to their communities. As community foundations enter the second century of their existence (the first foundation was formed in Cleveland in 1914), the need for knowledge and best practices has never been greater. This book, with expert authors representing the best and the brightest of experts in this important field, fills that need.

Race in 21st Century America

Author: Curtis Stokes,Theresa Meléndez,Gernice Rhodes-Reed

Publisher: MSU Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 465

View: 4539


Race in 21st Century America tackles the problematic and emotionally laden idea of race in the United States; it brings together intellectuals and scholar activists who present critical and often conflicting appraisals of how race remains a central component of the nation's social landscape and political culture, and shows how Americans might begin to move beyond the strictures of race and racism.

Racism, Governance, and Public Policy

Beyond Human Rights

Author: Katy Sian,Ian Law,S. Sayyid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135083673

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 8255


This book presents a new framing of policy debates on the question of racism through a discursive critique of contemporary issues and contexts, drawing on a program of new European research carried out between 2010 and 2013, with a central focus on the UK. This includes analysis of the discursive construction of Muslims in three contexts: the workplace, education and the media. Informed by a fundamental critique of both the "post-racial" and the limitations of human rights strategies, it identifies the ongoing significance of contemporary raciality in governance strategies and develops a new radical agenda for addressing these processes, advocating strategies of "racism reduction."

Black Social Movements in Latin America

From Monocultural Mestizaje to Multiculturalism

Author: J. Rahier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137031433

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Drawing from a wide spectrum of disciplines, the essays in this collection examine in different national contexts the consequences of the "Latin American multicultural turn" in Afro Latino social movements of the past two decades.

American Military Culture in the Twenty-first Century

A Report of the CSIS International Security Program

Author: Edwin Dorn,Joseph J. Collins,Walter F. Ulmer,Thomas Owen Jacobs

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 9780892063604

Category: Political Science

Page: 116

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This CSIS project examined American military culture -- its norms, values, philosophies, and traditions -- and the services' abilities to adapt to environmental stress and the demands of the twenty-first century.

European Union Law for the Twenty-first Century: Internal market and free movement community policies

Author: Takis Tridimas,Paolisa Nebbia

Publisher: Hart Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781841134604

Category: Law

Page: 418

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Based on the contributions made to the W.G. Hart Workshop 2003, leading experts seek to assess the state of the development of EU law some fifty years after the establishment of the Communities and contribute to the current debate on the European constitution.

The Revolutionary Constitution

Author: David J. Bodenhamer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019991303X

Category: History

Page: 296

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The framers of the Constitution chose their words carefully when they wrote of a more perfect union--not absolutely perfect, but with room for improvement. Indeed, we no longer operate under the same Constitution as that ratified in 1788, or even the one completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791--because we are no longer the same nation. In The Revolutionary Constitution, David J. Bodenhamer provides a comprehensive new look at America's basic law, integrating the latest legal scholarship with historical context to highlight how it has evolved over time. The Constitution, he notes, was the product of the first modern revolution, and revolutions are, by definition, moments when the past shifts toward an unfamiliar future, one radically different from what was foreseen only a brief time earlier. In seeking to balance power and liberty, the framers established a structure that would allow future generations to continually readjust the scale. Bodenhamer explores this dynamic through seven major constitutional themes: federalism, balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. With each, he takes a historical approach, following their changes over time. For example, the framers wrote multiple protections for property rights into the Constitution in response to actions by state governments after the Revolution. But twentieth-century courts--and Congress--redefined property rights through measures such as zoning and the designation of historical landmarks (diminishing their commercial value) in response to the needs of a modern economy. The framers anticipated just such a future reworking of their own compromises between liberty and power. With up-to-the-minute legal expertise and a broad grasp of the social and political context, this book is a tour de force of Constitutional history and analysis.

Black Wealth / White Wealth

A New Perspective on Racial Inequality

Author: Melvin Oliver,Thomas Shapiro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135024774

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 1879


The award-winning Black Wealth / White Wealth offers a powerful portrait of racial inequality based on an analysis of private wealth. Melvin Oliver and Thomas Shapiro's groundbreaking research analyzes wealth - total assets and debts rather than income alone - to uncover deep and persistent racial inequality in America, and they show how public policies have failed to redress the problem. First published in 1995, Black Wealth / White Wealth is considered a classic exploration of race and inequality. It provided, for the first time, systematic empirical evidence that explained the racial inequality gap between blacks and whites. The Tenth Anniversary edition contains two entirely new and substantive chapters. These chapters look at the continuing issues of wealth and inequality in America and the new policies that have been launched in the past ten years. Some have been progressive while others only recreate inequality - for example the proposal to eliminate the estate tax. Compelling and also informative, Black Wealth / White Wealth is not just pioneering research. It is also a powerful counterpoint to arguments against affirmative action and a direct challenge to current social welfare policies that are tilted towards the wealthy.