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Social Science Research Council (U.S.)

Works: 1,073 works in 2,075 publications in 1 language and 68,253 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Biographies  Case studies  Catalogs  Bibliographies 
Roles: Editor, Other, Collector, Publisher, Organizer of meeting, isb, Contributor
Classifications: HA202, 155.82
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Private lives and public policies : confidentiality and accessibility of government statistics by Panel on Confidentiality and Data Access (U.S.)( )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Behavioral and social sciences : achievements and opportunities by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the scientific frontiers and leading edges of research across the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, history, business, education, geography, law, and psychiatry, as well as the newer, more specialized areas of artificial intelligence, child development, cognitive science, communications, demography, linguistics, and management and decision science. It includes recommendations concerning new resources, facilities, and programs that may be needed over the next several years to ensure rapid progress and provide a high level of returns to basic research
Climate change in Africa by Camilla Toulmin( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change is a major challenge for us all, but for African countries it represents a particular threat. This book outlines current thinking and evidence and the impact such change will have on Africa's development prospects
Getting Somalia wrong? : faith, war and hope in a shattered state by Mary Harper( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive account of the chaos into which Somalia has descended and the United States' renewed involvement there. Harper argues that viewing Somalia through the prism of al-Qaeda risks further destabilizing the country and the entire Horn of Africa, while also showing that though the country may be a failed state, it is far from being a failed society. In reality, alternative forms of business, justice, education and local politics have survived and even flourished. The author contends that until the international community starts to 'get it right' the consequences will be devastating, not just for Somalia, but for the world. --Adapted from publisher description
Democratizing Japan : the allied occupation by Robert E Ward( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa's odious debts : how foreign loans and capital flight bled a continent by Léonce Ndikumana( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Africa's Odious Debts explodes the myth that Africa is a drain on the West's finances, revealing that the continent is actually a net creditor to the rest of the world. Of the money borrowed by African governments, more than half departs in the same year, with a significant portion of it winding up in private accounts at the very banks that provide the loans. Meanwhile, debt-servicing means less money for public health and other needs. Revealing the intimate links between foreign loans and capital flight, this is a vital book for anyone interested in Africa, its future and its relationship with the West."--Page 4 of cover
Historical statistics of the United States, colonial times to 1957 by United States( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict in Japan by Ellis S Krauss( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race differences in intelligence by John C Loehlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is considered to provide a sober, balanced, and scholarly examination of the evidence that bears on the role of genetic and environmental factors in the determination of group differences in ability in the United States. The first chapter provides something of the background and recent history of the concern with racial-ethnic differences in intellectual performance in the U.S. The three chapters that complete the first part of the book are said to be intended to clarify some of the issues of definition and measurement surrounding three of the key concepts on which the controversy focuses--race, intelligence, and heritability. Following this, the four chapters in the second part of the book review the body of evidence relevant to the major empirical question of concern: What are the relative roles of the genes and the environment in accounting for differences in average performance of different U.S. racial-ethnic groups on tasks purporting to measure intellectual capacity? In the concluding section, whatever theoretical conclusions the authors state as appearing to be justified by the data and what purportedly appear to be--and not to be--legitimate implications of these conclusions for the formulation of social policy are set down. (Author/JM)
The legitimacy of philanthropic foundations : United States and European perspectives by Mattei Dogan Foundation( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisions of papers presented at a conference held in Paris, May 26-29, 2004
Figures of criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines, and colonial Vietnam by Vicente L Rafael( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex examination of "criminality" and "the criminal" as constructs and active presences in Southeast Asia. Contributors explore such themes as surveillance, incarceration, law and custom, secrecy, and corruption. A fascinating study of power and subversion in the modern postcolonial nation-state. Contributors include Daniel S. Lev, Henk M. J. Maier, Rudolf Mrazek, James T. Siegel, and others
Television and social behavior : beyond violence and children : a report of the Committee on Television and Social Behavior Social Science Research Council by Stephen B Withey( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in American Indian culture change by Edward Holland Spicer( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1975 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly papers present an analysis of change under conditions of contact between Indian and Anglo-American cultures, describing the cultures of the Yaqui, the Rio Grande Pueblos, the Mandan, the Navajo, the Wasco-Wishram, and the Kwakiutl. The responses of the different Indian groups to similar conditions of contact are examined
Modern Chinese literature in the May Fourth Era( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera and society in Italy and France from Monteverdi to Bourdieu by Victoria Johnson( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited volume is the first book to bring together academic specialists writing on the multi-media operatic form from a range of disciplines: comparative literature, history, sociology, and philosophy. The presence in the volume{u2019}s title of Pierre Bourdieu, the leading cultural sociologist of the late twentieth century, signals the editors{u2019} intention to synthesize recent advances in social science with recent advances in musicological and other scholarship on opera. Through a focus on opera in Italy and France, the contributors to the volume draw on their respective disciplines both to expand our knowledge of opera{u2019}s history and to demonstrate the kinds of contributions that stand to be made by different disciplines to the study of opera. The volume is divided into three sections, each of which is preceded by a concise and informative introduction explaining how the chapters in that section contribute to our understanding of opera
Historical statistics of the United States, 1789-1945 by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School-age pregnancy and parenthood : biosocial dimensions by Beatrix A Hamburg( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important work examines in detail and depth how, as a consequence of changing technologies, diet, patterns of reproduction, and work, relations between children and parents have altered. The editors and contributors hold that biosocial science is particularly relevant to research on human family systems and parenting behavior. The family is the universal social institution in which the care of children is based and the turf where cultural tradition, beliefs, and values are transmitted to the young as they fulfill their biological potential for growth, development and reproduction. The biosocial perspective takes into account the biological substratum and the social environment as critical co-determinants of behavior and pinpoints areas in which contemporary human parental behavior exhibits continuities with and departures from, patterns evident throughout history. This work crosses disciplinary lines without ignoring their relevance to the broader themes of the book. School age pregnancy and parenthood is a powerful anchor for the dissection of large scale issues. The contributors deal in turn with ethnic and historical experience, examine normative and ethical issues, and cast new light on methodological concerns. What the editors call culturally-defined responses to basic needs helps explain both dramatic improvements in this area, and how they expand the challenge of teen reproduction. Contributors emphasize new demands for training and education to research this growing phenomenon. The book contributes to humane concerns as well as the scientific imagination."--Provided by publisher
Studies in social psychology in World War II ... by Frederick Osborn( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigrants and their children, 1850-1950 by Edward P Hutchinson( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diaspora lobbies and the US government : convergence and divergence in making foreign policy( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a nation of immigrants, the United States has long accepted that citizens who identify with an ancestral homeland may hold dual loyalties; yet Americans have at times regarded the persistence of foreign ties with suspicion, seeing them as a sign of potential disloyalty and a threat to national security. Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government brings together a group of distinguished scholars of international politics and international migration to examine this contradiction in the realm of American policy making, ultimately concluding that the relationship between diaspora groups and the government can greatly affect foreign policy. This relationship is not unidirectional--as much as immigrants make an effort to shape foreign policy, government legislators and administrators also seek to enlist them in furthering American interests. From Israel to Cuba and from Ireland to Iraq, the case studies in this volume illustrate how potential or ongoing conflicts raise the stakes for successful policy outcomes. Contributors provide historical and sociological context, gauging the influence of diasporas based on population size and length of time settled in the United States, geographic concentration, access to resources from their own members or through other groups, and the nature of their involvement back in their homelands. This collection brings a fresh perspective to a rarely discussed aspect of the design of US foreign policy and offers multiple insights into dynamics that may determine how the United States will engage other nations in future decades
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Modern Chinese literature in the May Fourth Era
The Behavioral and social sciences : achievements and opportunitiesClimate change in AfricaAfrica's odious debts : how foreign loans and capital flight bled a continentConflict in JapanThe legitimacy of philanthropic foundations : United States and European perspectivesFigures of criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines, and colonial VietnamModern Chinese literature in the May Fourth Era
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