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Institute for Contemporary Studies

Works: 128 works in 286 publications in 2 languages and 16,738 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Publisher, Other, Editor
Classifications: JK2261, 338.9
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Most widely held works about Institute for Contemporary Studies
Most widely held works by Institute for Contemporary Studies
Unions in transition : entering the second century( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Economy in the 1980s : a program for growth and stability by Michael J Boskin( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regulating business : the search for an optimum by Chris Argyris( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and German and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear arms : ethics, strategy, politics by R. James Woolsey( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party coalitions in the 1980s by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The election of 1980 did more than break the Democrats' control of the White House and Congress. It also shattered some important assumptions about the character of our voting coalitions and the condition of our political parties. It opened some possibilities for the remainder of the century that had not been there before." These reflections by David S. Broder in the introduction to Party Coalitions in the 1980s are echoed in the essays of the twenty-one scholars, party leaders, and candidates in the volume. This book presents a detailed and lively discussion of the past history, present significance, and future implications of coalitions in the American two-party political system. Patrick H. Caddell observed that "Reagan has skillfully huddled a variety of conservative program and issue initiatives under the umbrella of'economic revitalization.'" In that vein, Richard B. Wirthlin argued that "the 1980 presidential election should be viewed as a major ... opportunity to redraft the policy agenda of this country." Realizing that change is one of the few constants in politics, Lipset and his colleagues set forth strategies and guideposts for Republicans and Democrats who sought to build winning coalitions for the elections of the 1980s."--Provided by publisher
National security in the 1980s : from weakness to strength by W. Scott Thompson( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sytten indlæg, fra en konference, hvor USA's nationale sikkerhed og sikkerhedspolitiske forhold overfor omverdenen blev behandlet, i særdeleshed forholdet til Sovjetunionen og politikken overfor staterne omkring den Persiske Havbugt
World economic growth( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging coalitions in American politics by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public employee unions : a study of the crisis in public sector labor relations by A. Lawrence Chickering( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 12 papers examines various aspects of public employee collective bargaining and unionization. Public employee unions in the United States have caused growing concern since the mid-1960s when wages in the public sector began to rise more rapidly than those of private employees. Public employee strikes became significant for the first time in 1966, and tension has continued to mount, particularly in the older industrial cities. The authors of the papers in this volume examine the role of public sector unions in political, economic, and social life and discuss those facts, issues, and strategies that may lead to a cooperative understanding of the crisis. Contributors include union leaders (George Meany, for example), elected city officials, lawyers and economists involved in the analysis of labor relations, and scholars familiar with the background and philosophy of this subject (including Seymour Martin Lipset). Several of the articles touch on the role played by public employee unions in New York City's financial crisis. (Author/DS)
The Federal budget : economics and politics by Aaron B Wildavsky( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal tax reform : myths and realities by Michael J Boskin( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents, teachers, and children : prospects for choice in American education by James S Coleman( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen authors, from many different backgrounds, offer their observations about American education and about American society in general. The articles focus on educational alternatives in the past and present systems of American education. Subjects covered include: historical perspectives on American education, teacher attitudes toward public education, parent and community views on education, cultural pluralism and education, the funding of public education, voucher systems, parochial education, and other opportunities for educational choice. Two appendices include a model statute designed to further integration and a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the Crawford V. Los Angeles Unified School District desegregation case of 1977. (Author/JK)
Tariffs, quotas, and trade : the politics of protectionism( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free trade versus protectionism: a perspective; Determinants and implications of U.S. Trade Performance; The divergence between theory and practice; Macroeconomic policy and trade problems; Institutions and problems; Political dimensions; Case studies
American federalism, a new partnership for the Republic( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Third World : premises of U.S. policy( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Politics of planning : a review and critique of centralized economic planning( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Options for U.S. energy policy by Albert Carnesale( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bureaucrats and brainpower : government regulation of universities by San Francisco, CA Institute for Contemporary Studies( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploration of the growth and cost benefit effectiveness of governmental regulation of higher education is examined in this book. An introductory article by Robert Hatfield examines university regulation from a businessman's perspective. Hatfield concludes that business and higher education must work together to curb the stream of regulation. The first paper on "The Advent of Academic Bureaucrats," by Paul Seabury, provides a historical overview of the situation. Richard W. Lyman's paper, "Federal Regulation and Institutional Autonomy: A University President's View," surveys some of the regulation on the campus, such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) investigations and affirmative action programs. The third paper, "Regulating the Universities," by Caspar W. Weinberger, explores university regulation and assesses the impact government control has on the universities. Robert L. Sproull considers the effects of government research contract controls in the fourth paper, "Federal Regulation and the Natural Sciences." The fifth paper, "A Road to Stalemate--the Current State of Regulations," by Miro M. Todorovich, discusses ramifications of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidelines. "Regulating Business and Regulating the Universities: One Problem or Two?," by Nathan Glazer, focuses on the tendency of government to expand, to exercise more control than required by Congress. The final paper by Paul Seabury, "Epilogue--A Final Footnote," ties together previous papers and stresses the need for government and education to remain separate. (PHR)
No time to confuse : a critique of the final report of the Energy Policy Project of the Ford Foundation, A time to choose America's energy future( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hit me--I need the money! : the politics of auto insurance reform by Marjorie M Berte( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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