Pathways of Memory and Power

Thomas A. Abercrombie

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  • ISBN: 9780299153144
  • Publication Date: Jul 1998
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A Necessary Balance

Lillian A. Ackerman

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  • ISBN: 9780806144566
  • Publication Date: Jan 2014
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Women and Power in Native North America

Lillian A. Ackerman

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  • ISBN: 9780806132419
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Understanding Cyberrisks in IoT

Carolina A. Adaros Boye

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  • ISBN: 9781948976640
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Islam and Muslims in Australia

Jan A Ali

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  • ISBN: 9780522877076
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Purveyors of Change

Judy A. Alston

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  • ISBN: 9781648022289
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Politics and the Professors

Henry Aaron

In the early 1960s America was in a confident mood and embarked on a series of efforts to solve the problems of poverty, racial discrimination, unemployment, and inequality of educational opportunity. The programs of the Great Society and the War on Poverty were undergirded by a broad consensus about what our problems as a nation were and how we should solve them. But by the early seventies both political and scholarly tides had shifted. Americans were divided and uncertain about what to do abroad, fearful of military inferiority, and pessimistic about the capacity of government to deal affirmatively with domestic problems. A new administration renounced the rhetoric of the Great Society and changed the emphasis of many programs. On the scholarly front, new research called into question the old faiths on which liberal legislation had been based.In this book, the sixteenth volume in the Brookings series in Social Economics, Henry Aaron describes both the initial consensus and its subsequent decline. He examines the evolution of attitude and pronouncements by scholars and popular writers on the role of the federal government and its capacity to bring about beneficial change in three broad areas: poverty and discrimination, education and training, and unemployment and inflation. He argues that the political eclipse of the Great Society depended more on events external to it—war in Vietnam, dissolution of the civil rights coalition, and, finally, the Watergate scandal and all its repercussions—than on its intrinsic failings. Aaron concludes that both the initial commitment to use national polices to solve social and economic problems and the subsequent disillusionment of scholars and laymen alike rest largely on preconceptions and faiths that have little to do with research themselves.

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  • ISBN: 9780815700258
  • Publication Date: Feb 1978
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Economic Effects of Social Security

Henry Aaron

The social security system affects people throughout most of their lives, at work and in retirement. The supposed effects of social security on saving, labor supply, and the distribution of income figure prominently in current debates about whether and how to change the system. Theorists have developed alternative analytical frameworks for studying social security, but all involve extreme assumptions introduced for the sake of analytical tractability. Each study seems to describe the behavior of some, but not all or even most people. The shortcomings of available data have created additional roadblocks. As a result, the effects of social security on saving and labor supply are difficult to measure, and how such a complex system influences behavior is not at all well understood.Yet decisions on social security cannot be avoided. If analysts cannot agree, policymakers are likely to increase the weight they attach to perceptions of equity, adequacy of benefits, fairness of taxes, and similar qualitative considerations. Hence it is desirable for lay observers to understand the framework that analysts use and the reasons why there is so much uncertainty.This book sheds light on social security issues by examining evidence from economic studies about how the system affects saving, labor supply, and income distribution. It shows that these studies provide little evidence to support or refute assertions that social security has reduced saving, but they do indicate that it has contributed to the trend toward early retirement. The author finds that the aged are now about as well off on the average as the general population and that social security has played a considerable role in bringing about this equality.This volume is the sixteenth in the second serioes of Brookings Studies of Government Finance.

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  • ISBN: 9780815700296
  • Publication Date: Nov 1982
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Can America Afford to Grow Old?

Henry Aaron

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  • ISBN: 9780815700432
  • Publication Date: Dec 1988
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Setting Domestic Priorities

Henry Aaron

In recent years, workers earnings have hardly grown, violence and crime have plagued the inner cities, homelessness and public begging have become commonplace, and family life has greatly deteriorated. With governments facing large deficits and slowly growing revenues, and public distrust in the efficiency of government and elected officials at all-time highs, the authors ask, "What can government do for you?"This book brings together a prominent group of experts to answer this critical question. Edited by Henry Aaron and Charles L. Schultze, two of the nation's most noted and experienced economists, the book focuses on the crucial domestic and social issues confronting America today.Seven vital areas are discussed by the following contributors: Henry Aaron on health care; Gordon L Berlin and William McAllister on homelessness; Linda R Cohen and Roger G. Noll on research and development; John J. DiIulio, Jr., on crime; Frank Levy and Richard J. Murnane on education and training; Isabel V. Sawhill on children and families; and Clifford M. Winston and Barry P. Bosworth on infrastructure. In each problem area, the authors use the results of research and analysis to identify existing or proposed governmental interventions that are likely to work, as well as some that are likely to fail and some that need to be reformed. They then present a budget proposal that not only pays for suggested changes in domestic policy, but brings the budget into virtual balance in ten years.

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  • ISBN: 9780815700531
  • Publication Date: Sep 1992
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Making Black History

Jeffrey Aaron Snyder

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  • ISBN: 9780820351834
  • Publication Date: Feb 2018
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Motherhood, The Mother of All Sexism

Arielle Aaronson

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  • ISBN: 9781771861373
  • Publication Date: Dec 2018
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Native American Place Names in Mississippi

Keith A. Baca

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  • ISBN: 9781578069552
  • Publication Date: Jun 2007
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Latinos in Michigan

David A. Badillo

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  • ISBN: 9780870136450
  • Publication Date: Oct 2002
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Critical Memory

Houston A. Baker

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  • ISBN: 9780820322407
  • Publication Date: Mar 2001
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Opportunities and Challenges for Computational Social Science Methods

Enes Abanoz

We are living in a digital era in which most of our daily activities take place online. This has created a big data phenomenon that has been subject to scientific research with increasingly available tools and processing power. As a result, a growing number of social science scholars are using computational methods for analyzing social behavior. To further the area, these evolving methods must be made known to sociological research scholars. Opportunities and Challenges for Computational Social Science Methods focuses on the implementation of social science methods and the opportunities and challenges of these methods. This book sheds light on the infrastructure that should be built to gain required skillsets, the tools used in computational social sciences, and the methods developed and applied into computational social sciences. Covering topics like computational communication, ecological cognition, and natural language processing, this book is an essential resource for researchers, data scientists, scholars, students, professors, sociologists, and academicians.

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  • ISBN: 9781799885542
  • Publication Date: Mar 2022
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From Daniel Boone to Captain America

Chad A. Barbour

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  • ISBN: 9781496806840
  • Publication Date: Jun 2016
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American Indian Culture

Carole A. Barrett

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  • ISBN: 9781587651922
  • Publication Date: May 2004
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American Indian Biographies

Carole A. Barrett

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  • ISBN: 9781587652332
  • Publication Date: Mar 2005
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The Spy Who Loved Us

Thomas A. Bass

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  • ISBN: 9781625343659
  • Publication Date: Nov 2018
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