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Sanford faculty have been busy writing! This year has been marked by an unusually high number of book releases by members of the Sanford School’s faculty. Covering diverse topics ranging from education policy to foreign affairs, the books represent our faculty’s continued commitment to scholarship and public engagement. Check out a list of their work below:


Policy Shock: Recalibrating Risk and Regulation After Oil Spills, Nuclear Accidents, and Financial Crises
edited by Edward Balleisen, Lori Bennear, Kimberly Krawiec, Jonathan Wiener
Cambridge University Press  November 2017
ISBN 978-11-0714021-9

The book examines how industrial democracies change policy after major crises. Essays by scholars in economic, psychology, law and more, look at the changes in thinking about risk analysis, focusing events and regulatory policy-making, including one by Frederick Mayer. Ten case studies look at crisis events in three areas: offshore oil, nuclear power and finance and suggests how government can learn from crises and improve legal and regulatory responses. 





Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity 

Charles T. Clotfelter  
Belknap Press, an imprint of Harvard University Press, October 30, 2017
ISBN 067-49-7571-5  

In Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity, Clotfelter presents quantitative comparisons across selective and less selective colleges from the 1970s to the present, in exploration of three themes: diversity, competition, and inequality. Clotfelter finds that despite a revolution in civil rights, billions spent on financial aid, and the commitment of colleges to greater equality, stratification has grown starker. Top colleges cater largely to children of elites.






Putting Wealth to Work: Philanthropy for Today or Investing for Tomorrow?
Joel Fleishman
Public Affairs/Hachette Book Group Company, Sept. 26, 2017 ISBN 978-1-610-39532-8

Joel L. Fleishman is one of the leading scholars of philanthropy whose advice is routinely sought by organizations and individuals across the country. In Putting Wealth to Work, he tells the story of this uniquely American financial sector, all but created by Andrew Carnegie's example, that since 1995 has become more dynamic with every passing year.







Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price
Edited by Alex Harris and Margaret Sator
GTF Publishing, August, ISBN 978-1-938086-49-6

Reynolds Price, a Duke professor and critically acclaimed author, has been called one of America’s most notable authors of the past half-century. After Reynolds Price died, Alex Harris was asked by the Price family and Duke University to document Price’s house and artwork. In this creative work, forty carefully selected excerpts from Price’s writings are interwoven with sixty-one of Harris’s exquisite, meticulous photographs. As we turn each page, it is as if Reynolds Price himself is taking us on a guided tour of his home.


The Broken Ladder: The Paradox and Potential of India’s One-Billion
Anirudh Krishna
Cambridge University Press, August 7, 2017  ISBN 110-8-41592-X

Through decades-long research conducted on the ground, living in villages and studying slum communities, Anirudh Krishna reveals the heartbreaking and eye-opening details of missed opportunities and immense, but untapped, talent which, if honed, can have a significant impact on both growth and equity in India. Krishna told the Hindu Business Line that the book “is the examination of the contradictions we see all around in India.” He also spoke to The Wire about his book.





Social and Emotional Skills Training for Children: The Fast Track Friendship Group Manual
Kenneth A. Dodge, Karen L. Bierman, Mark T. Greenberg, John D. Cole, John E. Lochman, Robert J. McMahon
The Guilford Press, July 24, 2017 ISBN 146-2-53172-5

Ken Dodge’s book presents a unique evidence-based group intervention for the 10 to 15 percent of children who are challenged by peer difficulties in elementary school. It features 145 engaging full-color reproducible handouts, posters, and other tools based on the latest research.






Researcher-Policymaker Partnerships: Strategies for Launching and Sustaining Successful Collaborations
Jenni W. Owen and Anita M. Larson
Routledge, July 13, 2017,  ISBN 149-8-73521-5

In recent years, policymakers and researchers have increasingly worked in collaboration to study important issues facing the public. Jenni Owen’s new book offers a toolkit for effective researcher/policymaker collaborations by exploring innovations underway around the country and developing an analytic framework to describe the process.







Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radial Right’s Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Viking Press, June 13, 2017 ISBN 110-1-98096-6

MacLean presents an exposé of the right’s campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education and change the Constitution. In a starred review, Booklist calls MacLean’s book “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.” It has nominated for the National Book Award. 





Scorecard Diplomacy Book jacket

Scorecard Diplomacy: Grading States to Influence their Reputation and Behavior Paperback
Judith G. Kelley 
Cambridge University Press, May 11, 2017 ISBN 131-6-64913-X

What can the international community do when countries would rather ignore a thorny problem? Kelley’s forthcoming book “Scorecard Diplomacy” shows that, despite lacking traditional force, public grades are potent symbols that can evoke countries' concerns about their reputations and motivate them to address the problem. She presents the first in-depth examination of U.S. foreign policy on human trafficking.








For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education  
Editors: McMillan Cottom, Tressie, Darity, Jr., William A.,
Palgrave McMillian, April 4, 2017
DOI  10.1007/978-3-319-47187-7, Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-47186-0

This new book on for-profit higher education institutions studies the schools with new frameworks with an interdisciplinary perspective. It adds to the understanding of these institutions by dealing with the nuances of race, class and gender.







Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Comprehensive Handbook, Third Edition
Kelly D. Brownell and B. Timothy Walsh
The Guilford Press, March 3, 2017 ISBN 146-2-52906-2

Sanford Dean Kelly Brownell’s handbook synthesizes current knowledge and clinical practices in the fields of both eating disorders and obesity. Like the prior editions, the significantly revised third edition features more than 100 concise, focused chapters with lists of key readings in place of extended references and an expanded section on prevention and policy.








Fraud: An American History from Barnum to Madoff​
Edward J. Balleisen
Princeton University Press, Jan. 24, 2017 ISBN 069-1-16455-X

By tracing how Americans have struggled to foster a vibrant economy without enabling a corrosive level of fraud, Balleisen reminds us that American capitalism rests on an uneasy foundation of social trust. He is associate professor of history and public policy and vice provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke.