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 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.

Cover for The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe
2013. Jennifer Holdaway (Editor); Richard Alba (Editor)

The Children of Immigrants at School explores the twenty-first-century consequences of immigration through an examination of how the so-called second generation is faring educationally in six countries: France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United States.

Cover for 22 Ideas to Fix the World: Conversations with the World's Foremost Thinkers 22 Ideas to Fix the World: Conversations with the World's Foremost Thinkers
September 9, 2013. Piotr Dutkiewicz (Editor); Richard Sakwa (Editor)
Cover for Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony
2013. Jan Kubik (Editor); Amy Linch (Editor)

The original essays in this volume lay out a bold new approach to research on the postcommunist region, and to democratization studies more broadly, that focuses on the social and cultural microprocesses behind political and economic transformation.

Cover for Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era
2013. Zeynep Gambetti (Editor); Marcial Godoy-Anativia (Editor)

The volume as a whole aims to understand one crucial question: whether securitized neoliberalism effectively spells the end of political liberalism as we know it today.