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Social Security: The Unfinished Work

by Charles Blahousvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, November 8, 2010

Drawing on more than fifteen years of work on Social Security policy, first in the U.S. Senate and later in the White House, Charles Blahous argues that our national Social Security debate is more polarized than it needs to be, even given the depth of legitimate differences over the program's appropriate future direction.

News That Matters: Television and American Opinion

by Shanto Iyengarvia University of Chicago Press
Friday, October 1, 2010

Almost twenty-five years ago, Shanto Iyengar and Donald R. Kinder first documented a series of sophisticated and innovative experiments that unobtrusively altered the order and emphasis of news stories in selected television broadcasts.

Reagan’s Secret War by Martin and Annelise Anderson

Reagan's Secret War

by Martin Anderson, Annelise Anderson
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On February 6, 1981, at his first National Security Council meeting, Ronald Reagan told his advisers: “I will make the decisions.” As Reagan’s Secret War reveals, these words provide the touchstone for understanding the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan administration, including the decisive events that led to the end of the Cold War. 

Leadership and Growth

by David Brady, Michael Spencevia World Bank Publications
Monday, January 4, 2010

Does leadership affect economic growth and development?

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The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World

by Larry Diamondvia St. Martin's Griffin
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

In 1974, nearly three-quarters of all countries were dictatorships; today, more than half are democracies. Yet recent efforts to promote democracy have stumbled, and many democratic governments are faltering.

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Americans and Europeans Dancing in the Dark: On Our Differences and Affinities, Our Interests, and Our Habits of Life

by Dennis L. Barkvia Hoover Institution Press
Saturday, August 25, 2007

The once rock-solid relationship between Europeans and Americans—based on common interests, shared values, trust, affection, and respect—is fading away, to be replaced by criticism and dissension. Why is this happening? And why does it matter? In Americans and Europeans—Dancing in the Dark, Dennis Bark offers an in-depth examination of the deteriorating relationship between America and Europe: our differences and affinities, the reasons behind our conflicts, and the future of our alliance.

Nothing is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium

Nothing is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium

by Robert J. Barrovia The MIT Press
Monday, August 11, 2003

Since the 1970s, Robert Barro's academic research has significantly influenced macroeconomic theory.

Problematic Sovereignty: Contested Rules and Political Possibilities

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Columbia University Press
Thursday, February 1, 2001

Some of the most pressing issues in the contemporary international order revolve around a frequently invoked but highly contested concept: sovereignty. 

Status, Power, and Legitimacy

Status, Power, and Legitimacy

by Joseph Bergervia Transaction Publishers
Wednesday, December 31, 1997

Status, Power, and Legitimacy presents methodological, theoretical, and empirical essays by Joseph Berger and Morris Zelditch, Jr.—two of the leading contributors to the Stanford tradition in the study of micropro-cesses.

Guns and Rubles: The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State

Guns and Rubles: The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State

by Mark Harrisonvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

For this book a distinguished team of economists and historians—R. W. Davies, Paul R. Gregory, Andrei Markevich, Mikhail Mukhin, Andrei Sokolov, and Mark Harrison—scoured formerly closed Soviet archives to discover how Stalin used rubles to make guns. Focusing on various aspects of the defense industry, a top-secret branch of the Soviet economy, the volume’s contributors uncover new information on the inner workings of Stalin’s dictatorship, military and economic planning, and the industrial organization of the Soviet economy.