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Community Voices: New State Voting Districts In Final Stages, Carroy U. Ferguson Dr. Oct 2011

Community Voices: New State Voting Districts In Final Stages, Carroy U. Ferguson Dr.

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

Last week the Massachusetts Legislature produced redistricting legislation that will forever change the direction of state politics for blacks, Latinos and Asians. By this time next year, the number of state house elected officials of color can increase by 100 percent, from 10 to 20 members. And communities of color will be well positioned to elect a person of color to the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in the history of the state.


Can Health Insurance Reduce School Absenteeism?, Ryan Yeung Aug 2011

Can Health Insurance Reduce School Absenteeism?, Ryan Yeung

Ryan Yeung

Enacted in 1997, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) represented the largest expansion of U.S. public health care coverage since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid 32 years earlier. Although the program has recently been reauthorized, there remains a considerable lack of thorough and well-designed evaluations of the program. In this study, we use school attendance as a measure of the program’s impact. Utilizing state-level data and the use of fixed-effects regression techniques, we conclude that SCHIP has had a positive and significant effect on state average daily attendance rates, as measured by both SCHIP participation ...


Ray Flynn's Legacy: American Cities And The Progressive Agenda, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Ray Flynn's Legacy: American Cities And The Progressive Agenda, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Affordable Housing: Lessons From Canada, Peter Dreier, J. David Hulchanski Jun 2011

Affordable Housing: Lessons From Canada, Peter Dreier, J. David Hulchanski

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


A Chicago, La Lutte Syndicale A Payé, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

A Chicago, La Lutte Syndicale A Payé, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Social Justice Philanthropy: Can We Get More Bang For The Buck?, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Social Justice Philanthropy: Can We Get More Bang For The Buck?, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Community Reinvestment, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

The Future Of Community Reinvestment, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


America's Urban Crisis A Decade After The Los Angeles Riots, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

America's Urban Crisis A Decade After The Los Angeles Riots, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Foreclosing On The Free Market, John Atlas, Peter Dreier, Gregory D. Squires Jun 2011

Foreclosing On The Free Market, John Atlas, Peter Dreier, Gregory D. Squires

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


California's Single-Payer Initiative: What Went Wrong?, Peter Dreier, Matthew Glasser Jun 2011

California's Single-Payer Initiative: What Went Wrong?, Peter Dreier, Matthew Glasser

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Economic Inequality And Public Policy: The Power Of Place, Peter Dreier, Todd Swanstrom, John Mollenkopf Jun 2011

Economic Inequality And Public Policy: The Power Of Place, Peter Dreier, Todd Swanstrom, John Mollenkopf

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Look For The Union Label, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Look For The Union Label, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Redlining Cities: How Banks Color Community Development, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Redlining Cities: How Banks Color Community Development, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Downtown Development And Urban Reform: The Politics Of Boston's Linkage Policy, Peter Dreier, Bruce Erlich Jun 2011

Downtown Development And Urban Reform: The Politics Of Boston's Linkage Policy, Peter Dreier, Bruce Erlich

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Local Success Stories, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Local Success Stories, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Scapegoating Rent Control: Masking The Causes Of Homelessness, Richard Appelbaum, Michael Dolny, Peter Dreier, John Gilderbloom Jun 2011

Scapegoating Rent Control: Masking The Causes Of Homelessness, Richard Appelbaum, Michael Dolny, Peter Dreier, John Gilderbloom

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


A State-In-Society Approach To The Nonprofit Sector: Welfare Services In Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Feb 2011

A State-In-Society Approach To The Nonprofit Sector: Welfare Services In Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of the nonprofit sector. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the relationship between the nonprofit sector and the state in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining complex state–society relations in diverse cultural contexts. It does this by examining the evolution of social welfare service provision in Japan. This article is motivated to explain an apparent paradox: Japan’s recent efforts toward greater government decentralization ...


Linking Environmental Justice And Pollution Prevention: Livable Communities And Cleaner Production, Robert Gottlieb Feb 2011

Linking Environmental Justice And Pollution Prevention: Livable Communities And Cleaner Production, Robert Gottlieb

Robert Gottlieb

No abstract provided.


The Stirrings Of A New Progressive Movement Can Be Heard, Peter Dreier, Robert Gottlieb Feb 2011

The Stirrings Of A New Progressive Movement Can Be Heard, Peter Dreier, Robert Gottlieb

Robert Gottlieb

No abstract provided.


Re-Envisioning The La River: A Program Of Community And Ecological Revitalization, Robert B. Gottlieb, Andrea M. Azuma, Brooke Gaw, Amanda L. Shaffer Feb 2011

Re-Envisioning The La River: A Program Of Community And Ecological Revitalization, Robert B. Gottlieb, Andrea M. Azuma, Brooke Gaw, Amanda L. Shaffer

Robert Gottlieb

No abstract provided.


Innovation Cooperation: Energy Biosciences And Law, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson Jan 2011

Innovation Cooperation: Energy Biosciences And Law, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

This Article analyzes the development and dissemination of environmentally sound technologies that can address climate change. Climate change poses catastrophic health and security risks on a global scale. Universities, individual innovators, private firms, civil society, governments, and the United Nations can unite in the common goal to address climate change. This Article recommends means by which legal, scientific, engineering, and a host of other public and private actors can bring environmentally sound innovation into widespread use to achieve sustainable development. In particular, universities can facilitate this collaboration by fostering global innovation and diffusion networks.