Subject: Political Science / General

Subject: Political Science / General

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The Politics of Place

|9780822958901|Contentious Urban Redevlopment in Pittsburgh| In urban America, large-scale redevelopment is a frequent news item. Many proposals for such redevelopment are challenged—sometimes successfully, and other times to no avail. The Politics of Place considers the reasons for these outcomes by examining five cases of contentious redevelopment in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, between 1949 and 2000. In four of these cases, the challengers to redevelopment failed to create the conditions necessary for strong democratic participation. In the fifth case—the proposed reconstruction of Pittsburgh’s downtown retail district (1997–2000)—challengers succeeded, and Crowley describes the crucial role of independent nonprofit organizations in bringing about this result….

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US Foreign Policy After The Cold War

|9780822956259|The cold war came to a grinding halt during the astounding developments of 1989-1991. The Berlin Wall fell, Eastern European countries freed themselves from Soviet domination, and the Soviet Union itself disintegrated after witnessing a failed coup presumably aimed at restoring a communist dictatorship. Suddenly the “evil empire” was no more, and U.S. foreign policy was forever changed. This volume explores the revisions to a variety of bureaucratic institutions and policy areas in the wake of these political upheavals.| Randall B. Ripley James M. Lindsay|| Political Science / General Political Science / International Relations / General

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Licensed To Kill?

|9780822956495|The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Shoreham Power Plant|Examines the nuclear power plant constructed at Shoreham, New York, and the accumulated miscalculations and mishaps that eventually forced its deconstruction. An intricate study of the groups, policies and regulatory issues involved in a historic legal battle.| Joan Aron|| Political Science / American Government / National Political Science / General Science / Energy

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The Social Democratic State

|9780822956747|The Swedish Model and the Bureaucratic Problem of Social Reforms|The Swedish Social Democratic Party, the SAP, is the most successful social democratic party in the world. It has led the government for most of the last six decades, participating either alone or as the dominant force in coalition government. The SAP has also worked closely with trade unions that have organized nearly 85 percent of the labor force, the highest rate among the advanced industrial democracies. Rarely has a political party been so dominant or so closely linked to labor movement. Yet Sweden remains very much a capitolist society with…

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International Security and Democracy

|9780822956594|Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post-Cold War Era|Dominguez has drawn together fifteen leading scholars on international relations and comparative politics from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, thus bringing to bear varying national perspectives from several corners of the hemisphere to analyze the intersection between regional security issues and the democracy building process in Latin America.| Jorge I. Dominguez| Pitt Latin American Series| History / Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba Political Science / Comparative Politics Political Science / General

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