The SSRC publishes innovative and original research from its programs and networks through its own imprint, in co-publications with New York University Press, and with other university and independent publishers.
- Japan: The Precarious Future
Frank Baldwin (Editor); Anne Allison (Editor)
In Japan: The Precarious Future, a group of distinguished scholars of Japanese economics, politics, law, and society examine the various roads that might lie ahead. Will Japan face a continued erosion of global economic and political power, particularly as China’s outlook improves exponentially? Or will it find a way to protect its status as an important player in global affairs? Contributors explore issues such as national security, political leadership, manufacturing prowess, diplomacy, population decline, and gender equality in politics and the workforce, all in an effort to chart the possible futures for Japan. Both a roadmap for change and a look at how Japan arrived at its present situation, this collection of thought-provoking analyses will be essential for understanding the current landscape and future prospects of this world power.
- Making Sense of the Central African Republic
- 15 July 2015. Tatiana Carayannis (Editor); Louisa Lombard (Editor)
- Zeroing In on Place and Race
- June 10, 2015.
Kristen Lewis ;
Zeroing In on Place and Race is an in-depth look at how disconnected youth are faring in America’s cities, with data included on disconnected youth by state, congressional district, county, gender, and by race and ethnicity. Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school. There are 5,527,000 disconnected youth in America today, or one in seven young adults (13.8 percent)—about as many people as live in Minnesota. The national disconnected youth population is larger than the populations of thirty US states.
- Geographies of Opportunity
Geographies of Opportunity: Ranking Well-Being by Congressional District is an in-depth look at how residents of America’s 436 congressional districts are faring in three fundamental areas of life: health, access to knowledge, and living standards.
- A Portrait of California 2014–2015
Kristen Lewis (Editor); Sarah Burd-Sharps (Editor)
If California were a country, it would rank 34th in the world by population and 8th by the size of its economy-big enough for a seat at the G8. But that's not the whole story. Instead of relying only on economic analysis, Measure of America's A Portrait of California uses the human development approach to tell us how people are doing. Three dimensions-a long and healthy life, access to knowledge, and a decent standard of living-are examined in detail and presented along a simple ten-point scale: the American Human Development (HD) Index.
- Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government: Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy
Josh DeWind (Editor); Renata Segura (Editor)
Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government brings together a group of distinguished scholars of international politics and international migration to explore how the relationship between diaspora groups and the government shapes US foreign policy
- Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates
- 2014. Richard Arum ; Josipa Roksa
- A Portrait of Sonoma County
“A Portrait of Sonoma County” is the second county-level report in the Measure of America Series. Commissioned by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, it is an in-depth analysis of the health, economic, and educational conditions of people living in the heart of California’s Wine Country.
- Transitional Justice, Culture, and Society: Beyond Outreach
- 2014. Clara Ramírez-Barat (Editor)
- Habermas and Religion
Craig Calhoun (Editor); Eduardo Mendieta (Editor); Jonathan VanAntwerpen (Editor)
Habermas argues that the once widely accepted hypothesis of progressive secularization fails to account for the multiple trajectories of modernization in the contemporary world.