by Alumni: Political science and law
U. Ayres, AB'52, SB'54, Turning Point: An End to
the Growth Paradigm (Earthscan). Ayres argues that institutions
in today's global economy are incapable of delivering social welfare
to the majority, using evidence that recent economic growth has
benefited only a small proportion of the world's population, while
social services--health, education, and security--are under enormous
AM'71, PhD'74, Our Lives Before the Law: Constructing a Feminist
Jurisprudence (Princeton University Press). Baer critiques
contemporary feminist legal scholarship, gives a feminist analysis
of several legal issues, and offers a feminist interpretation
of key elements of conventional political theory.
PhD'95, Bridging Divides: The Channel Tunnel and English Legal
Identity in the New Europe (University of California Press).
Darian--Smith explores the symbolism of the tunnel that connected
Great Britain to the European mainland in 1994, addressing questions
of shifting geography, nationalism, post--colonialism, and legal
JD'90; Kimberley Dayton; and Molly Wood, Elder Law: Readings,
Cases, and Materials (Anderson Publishing). This text provides
a comprehensive introduction to the legal issues facing individuals
and American society as the population ages.
Gauri, AB'88, School Choice in Chile: Two Decades
of Educational Reform (University of Pittsburgh Press). Gauri
argues that the decentralization and privatization of Chilean
schools under the Pinochet regime of the early 1980s was not successful,
despite the provision of vouchers for parental choice of schools
and the administration of schools by local municipalities.
AM'76, PhD'81, Rabin and Israel's National Security (Woodrow
Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press). In this study
of Yitzhak Rabin's strategic policy, and contributions to Israel's
national security, Inbar examines the security challenges Israel
has faced over four decades. Using unpublished materials and interviews,
including one with Rabin, the book focuses on Israel's relationship
with the U.S. and its nuclear status in the Middle East.
JD'59, Playing Darts With a Rembrandt: Public and Private Rights
in Cultural Treasures (University of Michigan Press). Sax
examines the rights of private owners of cultural treasures, discussing
why private property--despite great public significance--can be
hidden away for centuries or destroyed. He argues that these rights
AM'56, Constitution 2000: A Federalist Proposal for the New
Century (Let's Talk Sense Publishing Company). This book is
a revised and expanded edition, calling for a second Constitutional
Convention to adopt and enact needed reforms.