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978-0-7391-4453-4 • Hardback • August 2010 • $115.00 • (£88.00)
978-0-7391-4455-8 • eBook • July 2012 • $109.00 • (£84.00)
Beryl A. Radin is the scholar in residence for the School of Public Affairs at American University. Joshua M. Chanin is a research assistant at The National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C.
2 Introduction: What Do We Expect from Our Government?
Part 3 One: The Policy and Historical Context
Chapter 4 1. The FDR Legacy: Yesterday and Today
Chapter 5 2. The Economic Crisis: How Can We Deal with It?
Chapter 6 3. Worrying about Equity Issues: The Case of Youth Policy and Poverty
Part 7 Two: Policy Debates
Chapter 8 4. Climate Change, the Economic Crisis, and Prospectus for the Future
9 Climate Change Panel Summary
Chapter 10 5. Countering Myths about Terrorism: Some Lessons Learned from the Global Terrorism Database
11 Terrorism Panel Summary
Chapter 12 6. What Do We Expect from our Government Representatives on Immigration?
13 Immigration Panel Summary
Part 14 Three: Focusing on Processes
Chapter 15 7. Transition Time at the National Level: The Government, Congress, and Party Leaders
16 Oversight Panel Summary
Chapter 17 8. What Do We Expect from Our Elections?
18 Elections and Campaigns Panel Summary
Chapter 19 9. Restoring Public Protections: Regulatory Challenges Confronting President Obama and the 111th Congress
20 Regulation Panel Summary
21 About the Editors
22 Conference Information
Beryl Radin and Joshua Chanin take us on an informative and provocative journey focusing on our changing times and challenging our expectations of the role of government. Their collection of essays, emanating from a Conference commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the American University School of Public Affairs, moves from historical background to analysis of current critical issues to the barriers to policy implementation and the task of seeking reforms. This book should be required reading for policy makers, academicians, business and civic leaders.
— Connie Morella, Former Maryland Congresswoman, and Ambassador in Residence, American University
A comprehensive study by legislative and executive staggers and scholars as to whether government should materially expand its responsibilities in areas like economic protection and regulation. The writers conclude that expansion in these areas in necessary to protect the public. Particularly pertinent today. A book you will want in your professional library.
— Robert Cleary, American University
This excellent set of essays focus on a key question in all democracies—what should 'we the people' expect of our government. The authors strongly argue for what should be self-evident but is too often missing in the political process—evidence-based policy making to tackle such difficult issues as poverty, climate change, migration and terrorism. This book is a must-read for policy makers and those who study the policy process.
— Susan Martin, Georgetown University