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Schuck, Peter H.

Overview
Works: 75 works in 239 publications in 3 languages and 11,168 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: KF228.R48, 346.7303820269
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter H Schuck
Agent Orange on trial : mass toxic disasters in the courts by Peter H Schuck( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Judiciary Committees : a study of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees by Ralph Nader Congress Project( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suing government : citizen remedies for official wrongs by Peter H Schuck( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversity in America : keeping government at a safe distance by Peter H Schuck( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter H. Schuck explains how Americans have understood diversity, how we came to embrace it, how the government regulates it now, and how we can do better. He mobilizes a wealth of conceptual, historical, legal, political, and sociological analysis to argue that diversity is best managed not by the government but by families, ethnic groups, religious communities, employers, voluntary organizations, and other civil society institutions. Analyzing some of the most controversial policy arenas where politics and diversity intersect - immigration, multiculturalism, language, affirmative action, residential neighborhoods, religious practices, faith-based social services, and school choice - Schuck reveals the conflicts, trade-offs, and ironies entailed by our commitment to the diversity ideal. He concludes with recommendations to help us manage the challenge of diversity in the future."--BOOK JACKET
Citizenship without consent : illegal aliens in the American polity by Peter H Schuck( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why government fails so often : and how it can do better by Peter H Schuck( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. At the same time, Americans have never been more disaffected with Washington, seeing it as an intrusive, incompetent, wasteful giant. The most alarming consequence of ineffective policies, in addition to unrealized social goals, is the growing threat to the government's democratic legitimacy. Understanding why government fails so often--and how it might become more effective--is an urgent responsibility of citizenship. In this book, lawyer and political scientist Peter Schuck provides a wide range of examples and an enormous body of evidence to explain why so many domestic policies go awry--and how to right the foundering ship of state. Schuck argues that Washington's failures are due not to episodic problems or partisan bickering, but rather to deep structural flaws that undermine every administration, Democratic and Republican. These recurrent weaknesses include unrealistic goals, perverse incentives, poor and distorted information, systemic irrationality, rigidity and lack of credibility, a mediocre bureaucracy, powerful and inescapable markets, and the inherent limits of law. To counteract each of these problems, Schuck proposes numerous achievable reforms, from avoiding moral hazard in student loan, mortgage, and other subsidy programs, to empowering consumers of public services, simplifying programs and testing them for cost-effectiveness, and increasing the use of "big data." The book also examines successful policies--including the G.I. Bill, the Voting Rights Act, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and airline deregulation--to highlight the factors that made them work. An urgent call for reform, Why Government Fails So Often is essential reading for anyone curious about why government is in such disrepute and how it can do better"--
Foundations of administrative law by Peter H Schuck( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding America : the anatomy of an exceptional nation by Peter H Schuck( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is America? Is it a hegemonic superpower, composed of ruthlessly selfish capitalists? Or is it a land of hope and glory, a shelter for the huddled masses, and a beacon of freedom and enlightenment? The definition of this complex nation has been debated substantially, yet all seem to agree on one thing: it is unique. The idea of an exceptional America can be traced all the way back to Alexis de Tocqueville's nineteenth-century observations of a newly formed democracy that seemed determined to distinguish itself from the rest. Little, it seems, has changed."--Publisher
Citizens, strangers, and in-betweens : essays on immigration and citizenship by Peter H Schuck( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration is one of the critical issues of our time. In Citizens, Strangers, and In-Betweens, an integrated series of fourteen essays, Yale professor Peter Schuck analyzes the complex social forces that have been unleashed by unprecedented legal and illegal migration to the United States, forces that are reshaping American society in countless ways. Schuck first presents the demographic, political, economic, legal, and cultural contexts in which these transformations are occurring. He then shows how the courts, Congress, and the states are responding to the tensions created by re
Targeting in social programs : avoiding bad bets, removing bad apples by Peter H Schuck( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides a framework for analyzing the challenges involved in defining bad bets and bad apples and discusses the safeguards that any classification process must provide. Examines public schools, public housing, and medical care and proposes policy changes that could reduce the problems these two groups pose in social welfare programs"--Provided by publisher
Paths to inclusion : the integration of migrants in the United States and Germany( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This last group of essays in the Migration and Refugee series focuses on "immigrant" policy, examining the institutions, laws, and social practices that are designed to facilitate the integration of immigrants and refugees into their receiving countries. The scope of the collection is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on the research of demographers, lawyers, and sociologists. It is also explicitly comparative, underscoring the similarities and differences in how the United States and Germany conceive of the role of immigrants and how the two nations incorporate them into civil and political society
Tort law and the public interest : competition, innovation, and consumer welfare by Peter H Schuck( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of law : essays on democratic governance by Peter H Schuck( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One nation undecided : clear thinking about five hard issues that divide us by Peter H Schuck( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's be honest, we've all expressed opinions about difficult hot-button issues without always thinking them through. With so much media spin, political polarization, and mistrust of institutions, it's hard to know how to think about these tough challenges, much less what to do about them. One Nation Undecided takes on some of today's thorniest issues and walks you through each one step-by-step, explaining what makes it so difficult to grapple with and enabling you to think smartly about it.In this unique what-to-do book, Peter Schuck tackles poverty, immigration, affirmative action, campaign finance, and religious objections to gay marriage and transgender rights. For each issue, he provides essential context; defines key concepts and values; presents the relevant empirical evidence; describes and assesses the programs that now seek to address it; and considers many plausible solutions. Schuck looks at all sides with scrupulous fairness while analyzing them rigorously and factually. Each chapter is self-contained so that readers may pick and choose among the issues that interest and concern them most. His objective is to educate rather than proselytize you—the very nature of these five issues is that they resist clear answers; reasonable people can differ about where they come out on them.No other book provides such a comprehensive, balanced, and accessible analysis of these urgent social controversies. One Nation Undecided gives you the facts and competing values, makes your thinking about them more sophisticated, and encourages you to draw your own conclusions
Meditations of a militant moderate : cool views on hot topics by Peter H Schuck( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vital center. Radical middle. Amid the red state/blue state divide, is there now space for an iconoclastic militant moderate? In this unusual and remarkably readable collection of short essays on a wide variety of hot-button public issues-race, affirmative action, surrogate motherhood, diversity, immigration, compensation of 9/11 victims, exclusion of gays from the Boy Scouts and the military, the 2004 election, the rule of law in developing countries, the invasion of Iraq, and many more-Yale Law School professor Peter Schuck reveals the distinctive sensibility and policy orientation of a mili
Immigration stories( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication includes cases that depict the Supreme Court's broad deference to the political branches in the immigration realm, the so-called "plenary power doctrine. "Selected cases are presented in chronological order, beginning with the Supreme Court's consideration of the Chinese Exclusion Acts of the 1880s and 1890s. The book then examines how the Cold War tested the constitutional limits of the government's plenary power over immigration, and how "phantom constitutional norms "were later used to defeat the government's broadest claims. Other cases explore the immigration enforcement system and the difficulty of balancing the demands of enforcement against other societal goals
Regulation : asking the right questions by Peter H Schuck( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The re-evaluation of American citizenship by Peter H Schuck( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of judges in settling cases : the agent orange example by Peter H Schuck( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Chevron station : an empirical study of federal administrative law by Peter H Schuck( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Diversity in America : keeping government at a safe distance
Alternative Names
Schuck, Peter.

Schuck, Peter 1940-

Schuck, Peter 1940, 26 abr.-

Schuck, Peter 1940 April 26-

Languages
English (172)

Chinese (2)

German (1)

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Diversity in America : keeping government at a safe distanceFoundations of administrative lawUnderstanding America : the anatomy of an exceptional nationCitizens, strangers, and in-betweens : essays on immigration and citizenshipTargeting in social programs : avoiding bad bets, removing bad applesPaths to inclusion : the integration of migrants in the United States and GermanyTort law and the public interest : competition, innovation, and consumer welfareThe limits of law : essays on democratic governance