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U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America
"Nowhere did two understandings of U.S. identity—human rights and anticommunism—come more in conflict with each other than they did in Latin America. To refocus U.S. policy on human rights and democracy required a rethinking of U.S. policy as a...
Moving Up in the New Economy
Career Ladders for U.S. Workers
"The United States used to be a country where ordinary people could expect to improve their economic condition as they moved through life. For millions of us, this is no longer the case. Many Americans today have a lower standard of living as...
A New New Deal
How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement
A New New Deal offers a bold new plan to revitalize American labor activism and build a sense of common purpose between labor and community organizations though alliances organized at the regional level.
The New Unionism
Employee Involvement in the Changing Corporation with a New Introduction
In his visionary analysis, Charles Heckscher argues for "associational unionism," a model outside the tradition of American labor...
The Politics of Voter Suppression
Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote
Tova Wang explains how, across the twentieth century, the issue of access to the ballot was transformed from a largely practical matter of electoral advantage into an ideological difference between the Democrat and Republican Parties.
You Don't Always Get What You Pay For
The Economics of Privatization
Today, nearly all public services—schools, hospitals, prisons, fire departments, sanitation—are considered fair game for privatization. Proponents of privatization argue that private firms will respond to competitive market pressures and provide...