Publications

January 2001
Karl Mayer

Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus Verlag.

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January 2000

Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Publisher/Description >> In this classic work, noted political sociologist Juan Linz provides an unparalleled study of the nature of nondemocratic regimes. Linz’s seminal analysis develops the fundamental distinction between totalitarian and authoritarian systems. It also presents a...
September 1999
Charles Perrow

1984. (Revised edition, 1999). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. With a new afterword and a new postscript by the author.

Publisher >>   Normal Accidents analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety–building in more warnings and safeguards–fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitable. He asserts that...
January 1998

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Publisher >> Sultanistic regimes, as Juan Linz describes them, are authoritarian regimes based on personal ideology and personal favor to maintain the autocrat in power; there is little ideological basis for the rule except personal power. This volume of essays studies important sultantistic...
January 1997
Wendell Bell

New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1997

(2004, Paperback edition)  Publisher link >> Futures studies is a new field of inquiry involving systematic and explicit thinking about alternative futures. Wendell Bell’s two-volume work Foundations of Futures Studies is widely acknowledged as the fundamental work on the subject. In...
January 1997
Wendell Bell

New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1997

(2003, Paperback edition) Publisher Link >>   Futures studies is a new field of inquiry involving systematic and explicit thinking about alternative futures. It aims to demystify the future, make possibilities for the future more known to us, and increase human control over the future. This...
July 1995
Kai Erikson

New York: W.W. Norton and Co.

Unlike earthquakes and other natural catastrophes, this “new species of trouble” afflicts persons and groups in particularly disruptive ways. With clear-eyed compassion, in vivid narrative and in participants’ own words, Kai Erikson describes how certain communities have faced such disasters. He...
May 1995

New York: Cambridge University Press.

> Publisher/Description Between States is a two-part study compiled in one book. It is the first book to assess systematically the broad implications of interim governments in the establishment of democratic regimes and on the existence of states. Drawing on historical and contemporary...
February 1994

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

> Publisher “With a superb cast of contributors and a well-chosen sample of countries, The Failure of Presidential Democracy treats a central issue in the world today, as more and more countries try to construct durable democracies. It also reflects the new emphasis in political science on...
February 1994

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

> Publisher “With a superb cast of contributors and a well-chosen sample of countries, The Failure of Presidential Democracy treats a central issue in the world today, as more and more countries try to construct durable democracies. It also reflects the new emphasis in political science on...
January 1991
Wendell Bell

in S.B. Jones-Hendrickson (ed.), Caribbean Visions. Frederiksted, VI: Eastern Caribbean Institute, 1991: 3-46.

October 1990
Charles Perrow

Yale University Press

  Publisher >>   Chosen as an Outstanding Book on the subject of human rights by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. The seriousness, potential dimensions, and likely victims of the AIDS epidemic were known as early as 1981, yet the reaction...
January 1986
Charles Perrow

(1986) [1972] (Third edition, 1986). McGraw-Hill Publishers.

This classic in organizational theory provides a succinct overview of the principal schools of thought as it presents a critical, sociopsychological, and historical orientation to the field of organizational analysis. Vividly written, with theories made concrete by specific, student-oriented...
June 1981
Wendell Bell

Army 31 (June 1981): 60-62. (A personal reminiscence.)

Excerpt “Forever rooted at the intersection of present and past, she has taken it as her mission in life to preserve and recall for thousands of visitors the memories of the great Allied invasion of 1944.” Download PDF below.

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