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Peltason, J. W. (Jack Walter) 1923-2015

Works: 69 works in 535 publications in 3 languages and 12,595 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Constitution  Textbooks  Abstracts  Interviews  Constitutions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: JK274, 320.973
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Most widely held works by J. W Peltason
Understanding the Constitution by Edward S Corwin( Book )

95 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 3,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over fifty years, UNDERSTANDING THE CONSTITUTION has provided an accessible introduction to the document that defines and limits the powers of the United States and the rights of individuals. Thorough and precise, this textbook walks through, clause by clause, the entire Constitution, including all original articles and all subsequent amendments, and explains what the document says, as well as the key Supreme Court cases that define that part of the law. Updated thoroughly every three years, it includes the most recent developments in constitutional law."--Publisher's website
Government by the people by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

121 editions published between 1952 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What makes this new biography unique is McLynn's perceptive analysis of both the personalities around Napoleon (including his two wives and a very large family) and the events of his spectacular career. His obsession with his family, and his conviction that every man has his price, reveal Napoleon as closer to a modern Mafia godfather than a visionary European."--Jacket
Government by the people; the dynamics of American National, State, and local government by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

102 editions published between 1943 and 1969 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-eight lonely men; Southern Federal judges and school desegregation by J. W Peltason( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The President : office and powers, 1787-1984 : history and analysis of practice and opinion by Edward S Corwin( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal courts in the political process by J. W Peltason( Book )

22 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Functions and policies of American government by J. W Peltason( Book )

20 editions published between 1958 and 1967 in English and Spanish and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State and local politics : government by the people by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students and their institutions : a changing relationship by J. W Peltason( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from papers presented at the sixtieth Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education, this volume represents the collective knowledge and experiences of 26 higher education leaders. Nine areas of concern to higher education are treated in depth: higher education in the future, the cost of a college education, students as consumers, career planning, assessing higher education's standards, lifelong learning, the underdeveloped potential of the business community, enrollments, and the value of a college education. The contributors are: Jerry Apodaca; Peter D. Bell; Ernest L. Boyer; Joseph A. Califano, Jr.; Lisle C. Carter, Jr.; Martha E. Church; John T. Fey; Bruce Fuller; Stephen H. Fuller; David P. Gardner; Joseph N. Hankin; Timothy J. Healy; Harold L. Hodgkinson; T. Edward Hollander; D. Bruce Johnstone; George O. Klemp, Jr.; Henry M. Levin; Michael Liethen; James E. Nelson; Joel Packer; Robert L. Payton; Susan Rink; John R. Silber; Hayden W. Smith; Stuart A. Taylor; and Patricia A. Watson. (Sw)
A student guide to campaign politics by Donald G Herzberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary issues in higher education : self-regulation and the ethical roles of the academy by John B Bennett( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-regulation within higher education is discussed in 10 chapters. Topics include: self-regulation and institutional relations, academic inquiry and integrity, the American Council on Education's Office on Self-Regulation Initiatives, the relationship between the public and private educational sectors, equity and quality issues, and the accreditation process. Titles and authors are as follows: "Self-Regulation within Postsecondary Education" (John B. Bennett, Elaine H. El-Khawas, Robert M. O'Neil); "'Thy Firmness Makes My Circle Just': Professional Schools in the University" (Timothy S. Healy); "Institutional Advancement and Funding" (Frank H. T. Rhodes); "Equity and Quality in College Education: An Essential American Priority" (Robert H. McCabe); "The Politics of Accreditation and the Role of copa (Council on Postsecondary Accreditation) in Self-Regulation" (C. Grier Davis, Jr., Robert H. Strotz); "Intercollegiate Athletics" (Derek Bok); "The Nature and Integrity of the Undergraduate Degree" (Jerry W. Miller); "Potential Conflict of Interest Issues in Relationships between Academia and Industry" (Elisabeth A. Zinser); "Self-Regulation of the Use of Human and Animal Subjects in Academic Inquiry" (Karl J. Hittelman, Erica J. Heath); and "The Role of the Academy in a Nuclear Age" (Theodore M. Hesburgh). (Sw)
Understanding the Constitution : with comments on the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the structure & practices of American government by Edward S Corwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Missouri plan for the selection of judges by J. W Peltason( Book )

16 editions published between 1944 and 1970 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional liberty and seditious activity by J. W Peltason( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1956 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We the People : the Constitution of the United States of America with explanatory notes by United States( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reactionary thoughts of a revolutionary by J. W Peltason( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph is a transcript of a lecture given by Jack W. Peltason and the four responses by panelists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a brief eulogy to David Dodds Henry, President of the University of Illinois (1955-71), the talk turns its focus to two decades of crisis for higher education--the 1960s and the 1990s. The changes that came out of the early revolution, which centered on student power, civil rights, the anti-war movement, and feminism, are seen to have strengthened colleges and universities. But public higher education in the 1990s is facing other threats: chronic underfunding; a wave of public and media criticism; "the illusion of the quick fix"; and the breakdown in the university system of shared governance. To meet these challenges, the following actions are proposed: improved efficiency in managing scarce resources; a focus on academic quality; a search for new sources of funding; and, finally, acceleration of the transfer of new knowledge to the marketplace. The panelists, James D. Anderson, John E. Cribbet, Eldon L. Johnson, and Silvia Manning, generally agree with the premises set forth in the lecture, although their concerns focus mainly on the lack of funding and public support. Following the four formal responses, the panelists and Dr. Peltason responded to questions from the audience. (Ch)
The Constitution and the courts( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this forum, panelists address the question of the interpretation of the United States Constitution
Mei guo xian fa shi yi by Edward S Corwin( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jie shao le mei guo " du li xuan yan " he " bang lian tiao li " dui xian fa de ying xiang, lun shu le lian bang zhi fen quan zhi heng he si fa shen cha san da yuan ze
Constitución de los Estados Unidos de América = The Constitution of the United States of America in various foreign languages, Spanish by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated by the U.S. State Department, this comprehensive, Spanish-language version of the Constitution of the United States includes the complete text of the document, along with all amendments. (Politics & Government)
Political scientist and leader in higher education, 1947-1995 : sixteenth president of the University of California, chancellor at UC Irvine and the University of Illinois by J. W Peltason( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Family and youth in Kansas and Missouri; education at the University of Missouri and Princeton in political science; study of political processes in the judiciary; teaching at Smith College, 1947-1951; University of Illinois Department of Political Science, 1951-1960, and dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1960-1964; founding vice chancellor of UC Irvine, 1964-1967: developing academic plan, recruiting faculty; first chancellor of the University of Illinois, 1967-1977: African American student and antiwar protests, academic programs, athletics, efforts to diversify student body and staff; president, American Council on Education, 1977-1984; chancellor at UC Irvine, 1984-1992: medical school issues, fundraising, community relations, the Irvine Company, partnering with Hitachi Corporation, recruiting faculty, diversity issues, new academic programs, administrative staff; shared governance at UC; selection as president of University of California, 1992, crises over executive compensation and state budget; restructuring Office of the President, selection of four new chancellors, relations with the Board of Regents, campus chancellors, Academic Council, the press; securing state budget increases; debates over tenth campus, student fee hikes
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Fifty-eight lonely men; Southern Federal judges and school desegregation
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Chinese (8)

Spanish (5)

Government by the peopleFifty-eight lonely men; Southern Federal judges and school desegregationState and local politics : government by the people