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Our Kids

Our Kids Book
Author : Robert D. Putnam
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-03-29
ISBN : 1476769907
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).

A Battlefield of Values America s Left Right and Endangered Center

A Battlefield of Values  America s Left  Right  and Endangered Center Book
Author : Stephen D. Burgard,Benjamin J. Hubbard
Publisher : Praeger
Release : 2015-12-14
ISBN : 1440831939
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Differing moral views are dividing the country and polarizing the left and the right more than ever before. This book offers unique solutions to improve communication and understanding between the two factions to fix our fractured political system. • Provides a unique analysis that shows how our seemingly irreconcilable differences can be turned into assets for transforming the United States into a better country • Offers informed perspectives of American conflict from authors with more than 50 years of experience combined in their respective fields • Explores a future using religion, technology, and science to mend distrust and tune up our political system • Presents information and concepts appropriate for an academic lesson plan or for any civics-savvy reader

Happiness for All

Happiness for All  Book
Author : Carol Graham
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2017-03-28
ISBN : 0691169462
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How the optimism gap between rich and poor is creating an increasingly divided society The Declaration of Independence states that all people are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that among these is the pursuit of happiness. But is happiness available equally to everyone in America today? How about elsewhere in the world? Carol Graham draws on cutting-edge research linking income inequality with well-being to show how the widening prosperity gap has led to rising inequality in people's beliefs, hopes, and aspirations. For the United States and other developed countries, the high costs of being poor are most evident not in material deprivation but rather in stress, insecurity, and lack of hope. The result is an optimism gap between rich and poor that, if left unchecked, could lead to an increasingly divided society. Graham reveals how people who do not believe in their own futures are unlikely to invest in them, and how the consequences can range from job instability and poor education to greater mortality rates, failed marriages, and higher rates of incarceration. She describes how the optimism gap is reflected in the very words people use—the wealthy use words that reflect knowledge acquisition and healthy behaviors, while the words of the poor reflect desperation, short-term outlooks, and patchwork solutions. She also explains why the least optimistic people in America are poor whites, not poor blacks or Hispanics. Happiness for All? highlights the importance of well-being measures in identifying and monitoring trends in life satisfaction and optimism—and misery and despair—and demonstrates how hope and happiness can lead to improved economic outcomes.

The Comparative Study of Political Elites

The Comparative Study of Political Elites Book
Author : Robert D. Putnam,Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy Robert D Putnam
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 1976
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Comparative Study of Political Elites book written by Robert D. Putnam,Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy Robert D Putnam, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Hanging Together

Hanging Together Book
Author : Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy Robert D Putnam,Robert D. Putnam,Nicholas Bayne
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1984
ISBN : 9780674372252
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examines the annual economic summits held by the U.S., Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, and Canada and looks at how nations balance national interests and international economic interdependence

Soci t Civile en D clin

Soci  t   Civile en D  clin Book
Author : Robert D. Putnam
Publisher : Centre canadien de gestion
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780662625667
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This document looks at the decline of civil society. Topics covered are: social capital; the decline in trust; the decline in civic engagement; bowling alone; the decline in "connectedness"; searching for an explanation; demographic factors; economic factors; age factors; suburbanization, architecture and mobility; the prime suspect; why does it matter?; what can be done?

Bureaucrats and Politicians in Western Democracies

Bureaucrats and Politicians in Western Democracies Book
Author : Joel D. ABERBACH,Robert D. Putnam,Bert A. Rockman,Joel D Aberbach
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN : 0674020049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In uneasy partnership at the helm of the modern state stand elected party politicians and professional bureaucrats. This book is the first comprehensive comparison of these two powerful elites. In seven countries--the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, and the Netherlands--researchers questioned 700 bureaucrats and 6OO politicians in an effort to understand how their aims, attitudes, and ambitions differ within cultural settings. One of the authors' most significant findings is that the worlds of these two elites overlap much more in the United States than in Europe. But throughout the West bureaucrats and politicians each wear special blinders and each have special virtues. In a well-ordered polity, the authors conclude, politicians articulate society's dreams and bureaucrats bring them gingerly to earth.

Double edged Diplomacy

Double edged Diplomacy Book
Author : Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy Robert D Putnam
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780520076815
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This original look at the dynamics of international relations untangles the vigorous interaction of domestic and international politics on subjects as diverse as nuclear disarmament, human rights, and trade. An eminent group of political scientists demonstrates how international bargaining that reflects domestic political agendas can be undone when it ignores the influence of domestic constituencies.The eleven studies in "Double-Edged Diplomacy" provide a major step in furthering a more complete understanding of how politics "between" nations affects politics "within" nations and vice versa. The result is a striking new paradigm for comprehending world events at a time when the global and the domestic are becoming ever more linked.

The American Dream

The American Dream Book
Author : Frank I. Luntz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart Book
Author : Cynthia M. Duncan
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 0300196598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over five years, sociologist Cynthia Duncan visited remote rural areas across the U.S. and conducted 350 in-depth interviews with the residents to unravel the ways in which poverty is perpetuated--and what can be done to alleviate the problem. Illustrations.

On Democracy

On Democracy Book
Author : Robert A. Dahl,Ian Shapiro
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2015-07-28
ISBN : 0300233329
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this accessible and authoritative work of political science and political philosophy, one of the most prominent political theorists of our time provides a primer on democracy: what it is, why it is valuable, how it works, and what challenges it confronts in the future. Robert Dahl begins with an overview of the early history of democracy. He goes on to discuss differences among democracies, criteria for a democratic process, basic institutions necessary for advancing the goals of democracy, and the social and economic conditions that favor the development and maintenance of these institutions. Along the way, he illustrates his points by describing different democratic countries, explaining, for example, why India, which seems to lack most of the conditions for a stable democracy, is nevertheless able to sustain one. Dahl answers such puzzling questions as why market-capitalism can both favor and harm democracy. And he concludes by examining the major problems that democratic countries will face in the twenty-first century, problems that will arise from complexities in the economic order, from internationalization, from cultural diversity, and from the difficulty of achieving an adequate level of citizen competence.

Talk Radio and the American Dream

Talk Radio and the American Dream Book
Author : Murray Burton Levin
Publisher : Free Press
Release : 1987
ISBN : 9780669132168
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Documents the last two decades of American history by analyzing the opinions expressed on radio talk shows

Cashing in on the American Dream

Cashing in on the American Dream Book
Author : Paul Terhorst
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author details how and why he retired, at age thirty-three, from a prestigious international accounting firm and presents, to those who do not want to spend the best years of their lives working, a blueprint for early retirement

A Shattered American Dream

A Shattered American Dream Book
Author : Carl H. Lowe
Publisher : Chl Pub
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Christianity and Crisis

Christianity and Crisis Book
Author : Reinhold Niebuhr
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A bi-weekly journal of Christian opinion.

To Save Our Schools to Save Our Children

To Save Our Schools  to Save Our Children Book
Author : ABC News Team Staff,Marshall Frady,Joan S. Dunphy,Judy Crichton,ABC News
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examines the quality of public education

Is the American Dream a Myth

Is the American Dream a Myth  Book
Author : Kate Burns
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines different points of view in the debate over the meaning of the American dream, covering such issues as affirmative action, home ownership, and immigration.

Crisis in American Institutions

Crisis in American Institutions Book
Author : Gary E. Skolnick
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000-02
ISBN : 9780321050366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Boomer Destiny

Boomer Destiny Book
Author : Tom Osenton
Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The U.S. is facing a litany of problems from the economy to the environment to education. The author argues the country is looking to Baby Boomers to solve the problems they helped cause.

The Gospel and the American Dream

The Gospel and the American Dream Book
Author : Bruce Leon Shelley
Publisher : Multnomah Pub
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780880703109
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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