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Clandestine Crossings
Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border
David Spener
Clandestine Crossings delivers an in-depth description and analysis of the experiences of working-class Mexican migrants at the beginning of the twenty-first century as they enter the United States surreptitiously with the help of paid guides known as...



Class Divide
Yale '64 and the Conflicted Legacy of the Sixties
Howard Gillette
Howard Gillette Jr. draws on more than one hundred interviews with representative members of the Yale class of ’64 to examine how they were challenged by the issues that would define the...



Coalitions across the Class Divide
Lessons from the Labor, Peace, and Environmental Movements
Fred Rose
Too often struggles for jobs and economic justice have been divided from social goals such as peace or protecting the environment. How do we create an economy where both the process and product of work serve life-sustaining goals? Coalitions...



Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization
Lessons from Empowerment Zones
Michael J. Rich, Robert P. Stoker
Michael J. Rich and Robert P. Stoker confront the puzzle of why the outcomes achieved by the original Empowerment Zones varied so widely.



Conflict of Interests
Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement in the South, 1954–1968
Alan Draper
On the basis of extensive archival research, Alan Draper illuminates the role organized labor played in the southern civil rights...



Constitutional Originalism
A Debate
Robert W. Bennett, Lawrence B. Solum
Elucidates the debate between constitutional originalism and the "living constitution"...



Constructive Illusions
Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation
Eric Grynaviski
Eric Grynaviski challenges this conventional wisdom by arguing that when nations wrongly believe they share a mutual understanding, international cooperation is actually more likely, and more productive, than if they had a genuine understanding of each other's...



Contested Ground
Collective Action and the Urban Neighborhood
John Emmius Davis
Drawing critically and selectively from Marxian theories of conflict and neo-Weberian theories of "housing classes," John Emmeus Davis argues that the political life of residential communities can be explained largely in terms of the competing interests that groups possess by virtue of different and distinctive ways of relating to their...



Coping with Adversity
Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy
Harold Wolman, Howard Wial, Travis St. Clair, Edward Hill
Coping with Adversity addresses the question of why some metropolitan-area regional economies are resilient in the face of economic shocks and chronic distress while others are not. It is particularly concerned with what public policies make a difference in whether a region is resilient. The authors employ a wide range of techniques to examine...



Cornell '69
Liberalism and the Crisis of the American University
Donald Alexander Downs
In April 1969, one of America's premier universities was celebrating parents' weekend—and the student union was an armed camp, occupied by over eighty defiant members of the campus's Afro-American Society. Marching out Sunday night, the protesters...



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