Alumni Books

PHILIP KOTLER, AM'53 (Economics)

Democracy in Decline: Rebuilding its Future

In July, Kotler, who has had an extraordinary career during which he has written and published almost 60 books, saw his most recent hit the shelves: Democracy in Decline: Rebuilding its Future.



Rising China and Its Postmodern Fate

Horner is Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. He is a China scholar focusing on how China's evolving views of its modern historical experience and its intellectual and cultural traditions influence contemporary developments.  The first volume of his two-volume study, Rising China and Its Postmodern Fate, was nominated for the Joseph Levenson Prize of the Association of Asian Studies and the second volume has now been published by E.J. Brill.


JEFFREY BARASH, AM'73, PhD'82 (History)

Collective Memory and the Historical Past 

Barash just spent a year at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton completing a book that he writes "has been a long time in the making." The book is Collective Memory and the Historical Past and is about to be published by the University of Chicago Press.

GERALD HANDEL, AB'47, AM'51, PhD'62 (Comparative Human Development)

Family Worlds (New Edition)

Professor Handel wrote to Dialogo to bring our attention to the fact that fifty-seven years after its first publication by The University of Chicago Press (in 1959) a new edition of Family Worlds has come out. The book was originally co-authoredby him and Robert D. Hess, PhD'50 (Comparative Human Development), who died in 1993. Research for the book was conducted between 1952 and 1956 on two-parent families with two or three children between the ages of 6 and 18, and was the first study of families based on interviews with all the members, fathers as well as mothers, children as well as parents. Dr. Handel has also donated archives to the Department of Comparative Human Development from his research for the book, Making a Life in Yorkville, for use in teaching and research by students and faculty.

Faculty Books

EUGENE RAIKHEL, Assistant Professor, Comparative Human Development

Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic

Release date: December 2016

CONSTANTINE NAKASSIS, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in South India

Release date: April 2016

FORREST STUART, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row

Release date: August 2016

ROBERT J. RICHARDS, PhD'78 (History), Morris Fishbein Distinguished Service Professor in History of Science, Philosophy, & Psychology; Director of Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine


Debating Darwin

Release date: September 2016

RALPH LERNER, AB'47, AM'49, PhD'53 (Political Science), Benjamin Franklin Professor Emeritus in the College; Professor Emeritus, Committee on Social Thought

Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic

Release date: April 2016

SHANNON LEE DAWDY, Associate Professor, Anthropology

Patina: A Profane Archaeology

  Release date: May 2016

LINDA M. G. ZERILLI, Charles E. Merriam Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, Gender and Sexuality Studies

A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Release date: December 2016

WILLIAM G. HOWELL, Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at Chicago Harris and Professor, Department of Political Science

(with TERRY M. MOE)

Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency

Release date: April 26, 2016