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ISPS Politics & Policy Book Series

The distinguishing feature of the ISPS Politics & Policy Book Series is the scholarly depth and originality of each volume. Unlike most policy books, which focus narrowly on specific social problems and public laws, the books in the ISPS series strive to place laws and lawmaking in historical and comparative perspective. The authors advance bold and memorable arguments about topics of profound significance. Readers will find a range of scholarly approaches—some qualitative, others quantitative—that together reflect the broad, multi-disciplinary character of ISPS.

The latest books in the series from Bioethics and Medicine are The Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine and the Health Professions: Pathways to Medicine in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Robert M. Donaldson, Jr., M.D., Kathleen S. Lundgren, M.Div., and Howard Spiro, M.D.; Quantitative Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs, edited by Edward H. Kaplan and Ron Brookmeyer; City: Urbanism and Its End, by Douglas W. Rae; and Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy, edited by C. Michael Henry.

For anyone pondering a career in medicine or a related health profession, The Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine and the Health Professions is an essential resource. More than seventy professionals in the health field offer firsthand accounts of how and why they made their career choices and what the journey has been like.

The Kaplan and Brookmeyer book addresses the quantitative evaluation of HIV prevention programs worldwide, assessing for the first time several different quantitative methods of evaluation.

In City, Douglas Rae depicts the features that contributed most to city life in the early “urbanist” decades of the twentieth century. Rae’s subject is New Haven, Connecticut, but the lessons he draws apply to many American cities.

In Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy, C. Michael Henry addresses the question, what explains the continuing hardship of so many blacks in American society? The contributors analyze the long, complex structural and environmental causes of discrimination and the effects on African Americans—the impact of poverty, poor health, poor schools, poor housing, poor neighborhoods, and few job opportunities—and demonstrate how multiple causes reinforce each other and condemn blacks to positions of inferiority and poverty.

Additional books in the series include:

David R. Mayhew, Electoral Realignments: A Critique of an American Genre, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

Donald Green, Bradley Palmquist, and Eric Shickler, Partisan Hearts and Minds: Political Parties and the Social Identities of Voters, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

Paul Ramsey, The Patient as Person: Explorations in Medical Ethics, 2nd edition, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

Agrarian Studies: Synthetic Work at the Cutting Edge, edited by James C. Scott and Nina Bhatt, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

Charles E. Lindblom, The Market System: What It Is, How It Works, and What to Make of It, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

Robert Lane, The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Michael J. Graetz and Jerry Mashaw, True Security: Rethinking American Social Insurance, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Ian Shapiro, Democratic Justice, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

James C. Scott, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Rogers Smith, Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.

Requests for more information about the ISPS Book Series or any of the ISPS programs should be addressed to the Director’s Office, PO Box 208209 (77 Prospect Street), New Haven CT 06520-8209; telephone, 203.432.3234; e-mail,

ISPS Journal

The year 1998 marked the publication of Volume I of our ISPS Journal, which has been produced every other year and is used both to highlight our scholars’ publications and as a development piece for foundations and interested donors. Volume I, and our follow-up Volumes II, III, and IV, offer an inside look at ISPS fellows and their new books.

The selected books span a broad spectrum of policy concerns and perspectives. Some focus on domestic issues; others on cross-national. Some address contemporary problems; others historical. Some are quantitative; others qualitative. All have won acclaim and will greatly shape the way others think about these problems in years ahead. A characteristic common to all works chosen is the attempt to link academic research to policy problems of pressing concern. How we manage children’s health risks, understand incentives in complex institutions, or interpret historical struggles over ethnic diversity represents problems that are at once topical and enduring. Authors were chosen because their works represent the aspirations of ISPS. For three decades, ISPS has been home to scholars and practitioners who seek to inform contemporary policy debates by stepping back and gathering insights from a wide array of perspectives.

Each of the books leavens its analysis with insights drawn from history, sociology, economics, and political science. The result is scholarship that alters fundamentally the way in which we understand the policy problems before us.

The authors and works of Volume I include Rogers Smith, Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997); John Wargo, Our Children’s Toxic Legacy: How Science and Law Fail to Protect Us from Pesticides (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996); James Scott, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998); and Cathy Cohen, The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999).

Volume II focused on authors and works including Dalton Conley, Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth and Social Policy in America (Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1999); Arthur Galston, “Falling Leaves and Ethical Dilemmas: Agent Orange in Vietnam” (manuscript in progress); Alan Gerber and Donald Green, “The Effects of Canvassing, Phone Calls, and Direct Mail on Voter Turnout: A Field Experiment”; Martin Gilens, Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999); Theodore Marmor, “International Health Care Policy: Systemizing the Debate”; Eric Patashnik, Putting Trust in the U.S. Budget: Federal Trust Funds and the Politics of Commitment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000); and Ian Shapiro, Democratic Justice (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999).

Volume III included Roger V. Gould, “General Theory and History,” in The Rational Choice Controversy in Historical Sociology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001); Nora E. Groce, “The Great Ape Project and Disability Rights: Ominous Undercurrents of Eugenics in Action” (American Anthropologist, 2001); Gregory A. Huber, “Information, Evaluation, and the Electoral Incentives of Criminal Prosecutors”; Stephen R. Kellert, The Good in Nature and Humanity: Connecting Science, Religion, and Spirituality with the Natural World (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2002); Ilona Kickbusch, “Health Literacy: Addressing the Health and Education Divide”; John S. Lapinski, “The Yale Political Advertising Study: Experimental Results from the 2000 Presidential Race”; David R. Mayhew, Electoral Realignments: A Critique of an American Genre (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002); Michael Rowe, Crossing the Border: Encounters Between Homeless People and Outreach Workers (Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1999).

Volume IV included Jonathan Borak, “Biological Versus Ambient Exposure Monitoring of Creosote Facility Workers” (Journal of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2003); Kelly Brownell, “Obesity, Environment, and Public Policy” (Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook, 2nd ed., Guilford Press, 2002); Robert A. Burt, “Good Death: I Fear No Evil” (Death Is That Man Taking Names: Intersections of American Medicine, Law, and Culture, University of California Press, 2002); Margaret Drickamer, “Futility and Goal Setting in the Nursing Home Setting”; Robert E. Evenson, “Assessing the Impact of the Green Revolution, 1960 to 2000” (Science 300: 758–62); Celia B. Fisher, “Questioning Scientific Conceptions of the Good in Research Involving Ethnic Minority Populations” (Reports on Research Involving Persons with Mental Disorders That May Affect Decisionmaking Capacity, vol. 2, National Bioethics Advisory Commission, March 1999); Jacob S. Hacker, “The Divided Welfare State: The Battle over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States” (excerpted from The Divided Welfare State: The Battle over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States, Cambridge University Press, 2002); Edward H. Kaplan, “Emergency Response to a Smallpox Attack: The Case for Mass Vaccination” (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 99, no. 16, August 2002); Rose Razaghian, “Institutions, Financial Credibility, and Democracy: Establishing Financial Credibility in Ante-Bellum United States” (manuscript in progress); Nicholas Sambanis, “Partition as a Solution to Ethnic Civil War: An Empirical Critique of the Literature” (World Politics 52:4 [2000]); and Kenneth Scheve, “Immigration Policy Choices in the United States” (excerpted from Immigration Policy and the Welfare System: A Report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (Oxford University Press, 2002).

Volume V included Seyla Ben-Habib, “Cosmopolitan Federalism” (adapted from “Conclusion: Cosmopolitan Federalism” in The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents and Citizens by Seyla Ben-Habib, Cambridge University Press, 2004); Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, “Trading Brown for Prison Orange: Reflections on Race, Crime, and Justice Fifty Years after Brown vs. Board”; Daniel Callahan, “Afterword: Setting Limits” (adaptation from an Afterword to the Spanish translation of Setting Limits, 2005: Poner Limites: Les Fines de la Medicina en una Sociedad que Envejece (Madrid, Triacastela, 2004); J. Baird Callicott, “Environmental Ethics, World Religions, and Ecology” (from Encyclopedia of Religion, 2d ed., by J. Baird Callicott, Macmillan Reference USA, 2005); Chalmers C. Clark, “Trust and Distrust in Medical Research” (this article is related to two articles published elsewhere by the author: “Trust in Medicine,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 2002, and “Design and Direction in Research Ethics: A Question of Direction,” The American Journal of Bioethics, 2004); Sally S. Cohen, “The Politics of Policymaking for Children” (excerpts from this essay are based on the author’s book Championing Child Care, Columbia University Press, 2001, and a paper co-authored with Alice Sardell titled “Policymaking for Children,” Policy Currents); Samuel Gorovitz, “The Centrality of the Marginal: Reflections on Medical Education, Intellectual Troublemakers, Traffic Jams, Bioethics, and More” (adapted from the Inaugural Dearing-Daly Lecture at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY-Upstate Medical University, 2002); Susan Lederer, “Banking on the Body: Historical Perspectives on the Sale of Flesh and Blood” (from Flesh and Blood: Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in Twentieth-Century America, Oxford University Press, 2006); Sherwin B. Nuland, “The Whole Law of Medicine” (article from the American Scholar, Summer 1998); David H. Smith, “Deciding for Death” (from Partnership with the Dying: Where Medicine and Ministry Should Meet, Rowman S. Littlefield, 2005).

P.H.: The Yale Journal of Public Health

P.H.: The Yale Journal of Public Health is an independent publication designed to enlighten a general audience to the broad international, national, and local implications of public health. Written, designed, and published entirely by university students, P.H. is the only undergraduate journal of its kind in the nation. By examining health issues from scientific, economic, social, political, historical, and ethical standpoints, P.H. aims to expose readers to the far-reaching nature of the field of public health. P.H. offers fresh, insightful perspectives on public health topics and provides an ever-expanding forum for a national student discussion. For contact information, see the Web site:

The Politic: Yale College’s Journal of Politics

Published quarterly, The Politic features articles and in-depth commentary from students, professors, and national politicians on a wide range of policy issues. Building on the rich political heritage of Yale University, The Politic’s central mission is to empower students by providing them access to expert insights—many from Yale affiliates and alumni—on today’s most pressing political debates. The Politic also strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics. This publication was made possible by the Castle Publications Fund, the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, and International Security Studies at Yale. For information or to subscribe, contact Theodore Bunzel ( or Bradley Gallagher (

The Yale Globalist

The Yale Globalist is a quarterly publication launched in 2001 to provide a forum for Yale undergraduates to research and write about international affairs. Themes of recent issues include the post-Soviet state, education in China, the rise of the left in Latin America, and the politics of food. The Yale Globalist is part of an umbrella network—Global21—that establishes international affairs publications around the world, including chapters in South Africa, China, Australia, and England. Anyone interested in writing for The Yale Globalist or receiving a copy of our newest issue is invited to contact Alexandra Suich via e-mail at

Yale Journal of Medicine and Law

The aim of the Yale Journal of Medicine and Law is to address perhaps the gravest issue facing America: our healthcare system. Although we live in a county fraught with problems such as foreign policy and education, no country can function without a good healthcare system and ours is in serious need of renovation. It is this crisis that future physicians, lawyers, and politicians, as well as educated citizens, need to know about in order to enact beneficial changes before our healthcare system falls apart entirely.

The Yale Journal of Medicine and Law seeks to act as a forum for the Yale community. The Journal also seeks to address the problems in the American healthcare system by informing Yale students about the impact of legislation on the field of medicine. We hope that we can inspire Yale students to become passionate about changing the American healthcare system for the better. For contact information, see the Web site:

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