Sanford faculty members have been busy writing and several of their books are either out already or coming soon. Check out some of their works below with more to be added as they are published:
Media scholarship has responded to a rapidly evolving media environment that challenging existing theories and methods and given rise to new theoretical and methodological approaches. This volume of the Handbooks of Communication Science series presents research on the state of contemporary media, focusing on intellectual foundations, theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, context, and contemporary issues.
The Cash Ceiling: Why Only the Rich Run for Office – And What We Can Do about It, by Nicholas Carnes
Princeton University Press, September 2018
Why working-class Americans almost never become politicians, what that means for democracy and what reformers can do about it. Using extensive data on candidates, politicians, party leaders, and voters, Nicholas Carnes debunks popular misconceptions (like the idea that workers are unelectable or unqualified to govern), identifies the factors that keep lower-class Americans off the ballot and out of political institutions, and evaluates a variety of reform proposals. The Cash Ceiling shows that the best hope for combating the oversized political influence of the rich might simply be to help more working-class Americans become politicians.
Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy, edited by Jennifer E. Lansford and Prenerna Banati
Oxford University Press, April 2018
Of the 1.2 billion adolescents in the world today, 90% live in low- and middle- income countries. In this new book, Jennifer E. Lansford and Prenerna Banati have collected cutting-edge research articles on adolescent development and the many challenges young people face in these countries. The authors present adolescents not as threats, but as opportunities, contributing to positive discourses around young people today.
Citizens by Degree: Higher education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship
Oxford University Press, February 8, 2018
U.S. women now earn college degrees at higher rates than men. Since the 1960s, they have gained greater economic independence and political power. What explains this? Deondra Rose examines how legislation, such as the Higher Education Act of 1965, drove women’s progress toward equality for the last half-century.
Educational Goods: Values, Evidence, and Decision-Making
Susanna Loeb, Helen F. Ladd, Harry Brighouse, Adam Swift
University of Chicago Press, January 24, 2018, ISBN 022-6-51417-X
We spend a lot of time arguing about how schools might be improved. But we rarely take a step back to ask what we as a society should be looking for from education—what exactly should those who make decisions be trying to achieve? In this book, Ladd—joined by two philosophers and another social scientist—tackle those questions.
Targeted Development: Industrialized Country Strategy in a Globalizing World
Oxford University Press, January 15, 2018, ISBN 0190851821
In this time of rapid globalization, the world's wealthiest nations have found it increasingly difficult to insulate themselves from the residual impacts associated with underdevelopment abroad. Many of the ills associated with, and exacerbated by, underdevelopment cannot be confined within national borders. Sarah Blodgett Bermeo shows how wealthy states have responded to this problem by transforming the very nature of development policy.