SSRC Books

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.

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Cover for Zeroing In on Place and Race Zeroing In on Place and Race
6/10/2015.

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.

Cover for Zeroing In on Place and Race Zeroing In on Place and Race
June 10, 2015. Kristen Lewis ; Sarah Burd-Sharps

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
April 22, 2015.

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.

Cover for Geographies of Opportunity Geographies of Opportunity
4/22/2015.

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.

Cover for A Portrait of California 2014–2015 A Portrait of California 2014–2015
12/10/2014. 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.

Cover for Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government: Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government: Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy
2014. 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

Cover for Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates
2014. Richard Arum ; Josipa Roksa
Cover for A Portrait of Sonoma County A Portrait of Sonoma County
5/20/2014. Sarah Burd-Sharps; Kristen Lewis

“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.

Cover for Transitional Justice, Culture, and Society: Beyond Outreach Transitional Justice, Culture, and Society: Beyond Outreach
2014. Clara Ramírez-Barat (Editor)
Cover for Habermas and Religion Habermas and Religion
2013. 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.