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9780739104903

Making Progress

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739104903

  • ISBN10:

    073910490X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-11-27
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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Summary

In this volume, noted scholars in economics, government, education, technology, literature, culture, and religion, among other fields, discuss the meaning and measurement of progress in their areas of specialty.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Foreword xv
Daniel J. Evans
Introduction xvii
C. Leigh Anderson
David A. Hennes
Section I---Defining, Measuring, and Implementing Progress 1(58)
Progress and the Promise of Public Policy
3(26)
J. Patrick Dobel
C. Leigh Anderson
Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: An Assessment of Progress in the Twentieth Century
29(14)
Alex Inkeles
Making Progress in Implementation Scholarship: A Survey of the Literature
43(16)
Janet W. Looney
Section II---The Domains of Progress 59(2)
Part One: Progress in Ourselves---Introduction 61(98)
Progress and Evolution
67(12)
Martin Daly
Margo Wilson
The Meaning of Progress in the New Millennium
79(10)
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Faith and the Future: Religion and the Problem of Progress in the New Millennium
89(12)
Hubert Locke
Progress in Literature
101(12)
Charles Johnson
Paradoxical Progress: Medical Advances and Moral Anxiety
113(12)
Albert R. Jonsen
Young Children: The First Step in Progress
125(14)
Richard N. Brandon
Progress and Education: Supporting the Realization of Human Aspirations
139(20)
William Zumeta
Part Two: Progress in Our Relations with Others---Introduction 159(132)
Achieving Progress in Solving Collective-Action Problems
165(26)
Elinor Ostrom
Is There Cultural Progress?
191(28)
Richard O. Zerbe, Jr.
Ethnopolitical Warfare and Massacres: Is There Progress?
219(20)
Daniel Chirot
Progress and Contentious Politics
239(8)
Charles Tilly
NGOs, Development, and Human Rights: A Story of Progress and Policy
247(20)
San C. Ng
Marc Lindenberg
Free Press, Profit Margins, and Democratic Governance: Is There a Fatal Flaw?
267(24)
Margaret T. Gordon
Part Three: Progress in Our Material and Natural World---Introduction 291(118)
Progress and the Natural Sciences: Issues and Perspectives
297(22)
Scott L. Montgomery
Progress: An Economist's View
319(10)
Robert Heilbroner
Perhaps Progress Really Is Our Most Important Product: A Feminist Contemplates the Twentieth Century
329(14)
Ruth Schwartz Cowan
Information Technology and Progress
343(28)
Andrew C. Gordon
Tom Martin
Toward Eliminating Poverty from the World: Grameen Bank Experience
371(8)
Muhammad Yunus
Progressing toward Environmental Sustainability
379(30)
Alison Cullen
Christopher Bretherton
Bibliography 409(4)
Index 413(8)
Author Biographies 421

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