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 Islamism and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa Islamism and Its Enemies in the Horn of Africa
2004. Alex de Waal (Editor)
Cover for What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age
2012. Courtney Bender (Editor); Ann Taves (Editor)
Cover for The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society
2012. Philip S. Gorski (Editor); David Kyuman Kim (Editor); John Torpey (Editor); Jonathan VanAntwerpen (Editor)

Are we living in a post-secular world? While many have assumed that we would simply grow more secular as society modernized, there is reason to believe that there has been a religious resurgence of global dimensions in recent decades

Cover for Rethinking Religion and World Affairs Rethinking Religion and World Affairs
2012. Timothy Samuel Shah (Editor); Alfred Stepan (Editor); Monica Duffy Toft (Editor)
Cover for A Portrait of Marin A Portrait of Marin
2012. Sarah Burd-Sharps ; Kristen Lewis

This report highlights actions that residents of Marin can take to lock in human development successes today while setting the stage for significant budget savings and improved well-being tomorrow.

Cover for Rethinking Secularism Rethinking Secularism
2011. Craig Calhoun (Editor); Mark Juergensmeyer (Editor); Jonathan VanAntwerpen (Editor)

This volume aims to help reframe discussions of religion in the social sciences by drawing attention to the central issue of how “the secular” is constituted and understood, and how new understandings shape both analytic perspectives in the social sciences and various practical projects in politics and international affairs.

Cover for Decentring and Diversifying Southeast Asian Studies: Perspectives from the Region Decentring and Diversifying Southeast Asian Studies: Perspectives from the Region
2011. Beng Lan Goh (Editor)

This collection edited by Associate Professor Goh Beng Lan, Head of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, is the outcome of an SSRC Working Group on the subject. It sets the stage for regional scholars to develop perspectives and concepts as they respond to the critique of area studies and the new political-economic and cultural reconfigurations around them.

Cover for A Portrait of California A Portrait of California
2011. Sarah Burd-Sharps ; Kristen Lewis

This report goes beyond the state’s fiscal and budgetary woes to examine the well-being of its people using the American Human Development Index, a measure based on official government data in health, education, and living standards.

Cover for Russia: The Challenges of Transformation Russia: The Challenges of Transformation
2011. Piotr Dutkiewicz (Editor); Dmitri Trenin (Editor)

In Russia, a group of leading Russian intellectuals and social scientists join with top researchers from around the world to examine the social, political, and economic transformation in Russia.

Cover for Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order? Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order?
2011. Craig Calhoun (Editor); Georgi Derluguian (Editor)

The global financial crisis revealed deep problems with mainstream economic predictions, as well as the vulnerability of the world's richest countries and the enormous potential of some poorer ones.