Entitlement Reform

The effectiveness of the U.S. social safety net continues to be an important national issue. Societal changes such as population diversification, policy shifts, and declining employment have [...]

What Use Is Educational Assessment?

Testing tools are taking an increasingly large and often questionable role in American teaching, learning, and schooling. They are used to assess learning and achievement, to influence curriculum [...]

Polarizing Polities: A Global Threat to Democracy

This volume of The ANNALS brings together scholars to explore eleven country case studies of pernicious polarization, and its resulting obstinate political blocs and its effects on democracy...

Regulating Crime: The new Criminology of Crime Control

This volume of The ANNALS proposes a new direction for criminology: pre-empting, supplementing, and enhancing the traditional machinery of justice with a novel framework of intermediary regulation.

What Census Data Miss about American Diversity

The decennial census is much in the news, unusual this far in advance of census day (April 1, 2020). The newsworthiness stems from growing concern that the next census will fall short on the [...]