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  1. The Experts' War on Poverty
    In the critically acclaimed La Fin de la Pauverté?, Romain D. Huret identifies a network of experts who were dedicated to the post-World War II battle against poverty in the United States. John Angell's translation of Huret's... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2018
    Hardback | £43.00
  2. For the Common Good
    Are colleges and universities in a period of unprecedented disruption? Is a bachelor's degree still worth the investment? Are the humanities coming to an end? What, exactly, is higher education good for?In For the Common Good,... Learn More
    Published: 6th June 2017
    Hardback | £29.99
  3. Two Weeks Every Summer
    Two Weeks Every Summer, which is based on extensive oral history interviews with former guests, hosts, and administrators in Fresh Air programs, opens a new chapter in the history of race in the United States.... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2017
    Hardback | £29.99
  4. A New Moral Vision
    In A New Moral Vision, Andrea L. Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways, and in turn profoundly... Learn More
    Published: 25th August 2016
    Hardback | £43.00
  5. The Fight for Local Control
    In The Fight for Local Control, Campbell F. Scribner demonstrates how, in the decades after World War II, suburban communities appropriated legacies of rural education to assert their political autonomy and in the process radically... Learn More
    Published: 7th June 2016
    Hardback | £29.99
  6. An Education in Politics
    In this work, Jesse H. Rhodes shows how the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 and its prescriptive policies arose out of the dynamic of decentralized authority established in the American federal system.... Learn More
    Published: 31st January 2014
    Paperback | £20.99
  7. Armed with Expertise
    During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon launched a controversial counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System. The program embedded social scientists within military units to provide commanders... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2013
    Hardback | £25.99
    Paperback | £16.99
  8. Merit
    The idea that citizens' advancement should depend exclusively on merit, on qualities that deserve reward rather than on bloodlines or wire-pulling, was among the Founding ideals of the American republic, Joseph F. Kett argues... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2013
    Hardback | £25.99
  9. Rochdale Village
    The history of Rochdale Village in Queens, New York, once the world's largest housing coop, from its planning, to the civil rights demonstrations at its construction site in 1963, through the late 1970s, ending with a look at... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2010
    Hardback | £34.00