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California in the New MillenniumThe Changing Social and Political Landscape

California in the New Millennium: The Changing Social and Political Landscape

Mark Baldassare

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225121
eISBN:
9780520928817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225121.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

What will California look like by the middle of the twenty-first century? Change is occurring in the state at a breathtaking pace. It will face many extraordinary challenges. Yet today most ... More

Everyone's a WinnerLife in Our Congratulatory Culture

Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture

Joel Best

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267169
eISBN:
9780520948488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267169.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Every kindergarten soccer player gets a trophy. Many high schools name dozens of seniors as valedictorians — of the same class. Cars sport bumper stickers that read “USA — Number 1.” Prizes ... More

The Extended Case MethodFour Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

The Extended Case Method: Four Countries, Four Decades, Four Great Transformations, and One Theoretical Tradition

Michael Burawoy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259003
eISBN:
9780520943384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259003.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book develops the extended case method by connecting personal experiences among workers of the world to the great transformations of the twentieth century—the rise and fall of the Soviet Union ... More

Flavor of the MonthWhy Smart People Fall for Fads

Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Joel Best

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken ... More

Usable Social Science

Usable Social Science

Neil J. Smelser and Bob Adamson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273566
eISBN:
9780520954144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273566.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book, written by a sociologist and a banking executive, is intended to bring together strands of social-science research that are usable in organizational decision making, fashioning social ... More

When Government FailsThe Orange County Bankruptcy

When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Mark Baldassare

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

When Orange County, California, filed for Chapter 9 protection on December 6, 1994, it became the largest municipality in United States history to declare bankruptcy. Providing a comprehensive ... More

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