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Lacey, Michael James

Works: 11 works in 106 publications in 2 languages and 3,871 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: KF4749, 973.918
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Most widely held works by Michael James Lacey
A Culture of rights : the Bill of Rights in philosophy, politics, and law--1791 and 1991 ( Book )
22 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Truman presidency by Michael James Lacey( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion and twentieth-century American intellectual life by Michael James Lacey( Book )
21 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concerned primarily with relations between Protestant Christianity and the main currents in secular intellectual life over the course of the past century, the essays in this volume disclose the persistence, complexity, and fragility of religious thought in the new university dominated intellectual environment of the modern period. Arguing that three important patterns of response emerged from the challenges to religious belief posed by nineteenth-century science and scholarship--the traditionalist, the naturalist, and the modernist responses--the volume is organized to bring out the continuing interplay of reciprocal influences among them. The contributors show that a dialectic between naturalistic and religious points of view has contributed significantly to the character and style of modern American thought. --from publisher description
Government and environmental politics : essays on historical developments since World War Two ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crisis of authority in Catholic modernity ( )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One deep problem facing the Catholic church is the question of how its teaching authority is understood today. It is fairly clear that, while Rome continues to teach as if its authority were unchanged from the days before Vatican II (1962-65), the majority of Catholics - within the first-world church, at least - take a far more independent line, and increasingly understand themselves (rather than the church) as the final arbiters of decision-making, especially on ethical questions. This collection of essays explores the historical background and present ecclesial situation, explaining the dramatic shift in attitude on the part of contemporary Catholics in the U.S. and Europe. The overall purpose is neither to justify nor to repudiate the authority of the church's hierarchy, but to cast some light on: the context within which it operates, the complexities and ambiguities of the historical tradition of belief and behavior it speaks for, and the kinds of limits it confronts - consciously or otherwise. The authors do not hope to fix problems, although some of the essays make suggestions, but to contribute to a badly needed intra-Catholic dialogue without which, they believe, problems will continue to fester and solutions will remain elusive
The State and social investigation in Britain and the United States ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When politicians argue over the fashioning and refashioning of social and economic policies, they draw on a reservoir of evidence and theory generated by complex processes of social investigation. Much of that investigation has been undertaken either by or for the purposes of the state. The very meanings of terms such as poverty, unemployment, and inequality, as well as the data about them, have been shaped in inquiries like those of Britain's many royal commissions on the conditions of the poor and the United States's famous Coleman report on race and education. The State and Social Investigation in Britain and the United States addresses the historical development of the knowledge base on which the public policies of the democratic state depend. The book results from a Woodrow Wilson Center project on the growth of knowledge and the rise of the modern state and is a companion volume to The State and Economic Knowledge: The American and British Experiences (1990), edited by Mary O. Furner and Barry Supple. This comparative study extends from the Enlightenment origins of the impulse to base legislation on scientific knowledge to the twentieth-century development of specialized institutions and professions engaged in social investigation and public policymaking. It probes investigators' biases and omissions as well as their strengths as factors shaping social learning. It illuminates the vital link between social empiricism and the late nineteenth-century emergence of the new liberalism both in Britain and in the United States. And it ponders the impact on social investigation and social policy today of relativism, antistatism, devolution, and privatization as these currents have developed in both societies since the 1970s. Scholars, advanced students, and practitioners interested in social and economic policy, political and welfare history, and modern social thought in Britain and the United States will find in this book an indispensable guide to the history of social policy and investigation
The mysteries of earth-making dissolve : a study of Washington's intellectual community and the origins of American environmentalism in the late nineteenth century by Michael James Lacey( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A culture of rights : the Bill of Rights in philosophy, politics, and law, 1791-1991 ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The communitarian persuasion by Philip Selznick( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Communitarian Persuasion is a brief, thoughtful, readable argument for communitarian political philosophy by one of the principal thinkers of the movement." "The communitarian movement aims to balance the individual liberties prized by modernity with the health of the community in which those liberties are exercised. The movement arose in 1980s America - a society asserting, on the left, personal self-realization, and, on the right, unrestrained capitalism and distrust of government, both sides assailing social institutions." "Philip Selznick's new book shows how the communitarian response to such pressures is not opposition but integration."--BOOK JACKET
Religion and twentieth-century American public life ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ion structure in electron ionisation and chemical ionisation mass spectrometry by Michael James Lacey( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lacey, Michael J.
English (104)
Italian (1)