Public disenchantment with government is at an all-time high & for good reason. In one of her most recent books, American Democracy in Crisis [ADIC]: The Case for Rethinking Madisonian Government (Palgrave/Macmillan), Jeanne argues in order to understand why the government seems paralyzed & what can be done to fix it, we need to look beyond the red/blue divide & understand both the structure of our system & the intent behind it.
In Socio-Political Risk Management: Assessing and Managing Global Insecurity Jeanne and her co-editors, Kurt Engemann and Cathryn Lavery, bring together experts from around the world to examine 21st century social and political risk. In this capacity they explore issues as varied as how risk is measured and analyzed to what can and should be done to mitigate risk and strengthen organizational resiliency across a variety of sectors. This book is part of De Gruyter's series Developments in Managing and Exploiting Risk .
Jeanne's book, Adventures in Social Research, Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS Statistics is now in it's 11edition. Co-authored with Earl Babbie & William E. Wagner it is a practical, hands-on introduction to the logic of social science research. This text offers step by step instructions on how social scientists use SPSS to analyze large data sets. It also takes readers through basic types of univariate, bivariate, & multivariate analysis using the latest GSS data.
People seem to find lists irresistible. There is also something almost unseemly or dangerous about them. Core Concepts in American Government (Pearson) uses both —the appeal and problems of “rank orders”—as a pedagogical tool to help readers learn more about American government & politics.
Many nations have a short list of celebrated founders, while the contributions of others are lost. An intriguing example of this narrowcasting of founders is Pakistan, where the tendency has been to attribute the nation’s founding to a the Quaid-i-Azam. In "Pakistan's Forgotten Founders," Jeanne argues that Jinnah's important legacy should not overshadow contributions of his contemporaries, including the "James Madison" of Pakistan, Sikander Hyat-Khan.
Does the energy sector pay more than 'lip-service' to the danger of cyber-attacks? Using an unobtrusive observation measure, this study examines if and how the risk of cyber-attacks were addressed in the 10-K filings of a sample of electrical companies. The results are astounding and should be a warning sign to all Americans to the extent that they show, despite the rhetoric, concern about cyber-attacks does not rank high, if at all, on the list of risks facing this sector; a sector which the U.S. government defines as a 'uniquely critical' because it enables all the others.
The standard narrative in literature on the partition that defines the affected minority as pro‐partition and the majority as opposed to a two state solution. "No Shades of Views, No Variation of Opinion," argues that this is not only reductionist & ahistorical, but it represents a sort of ‘historical stereotyping’,’ one which continues to have a lasting impact on politics, society, & diplomacy today.
Studies show that metaphors are a useful way to help people understand new or difficult concepts. The research is largely silent, however, when it comes to the question of whether it is beneficial to ask students to go “beyond transference” by engaging in metaphoric critique and construction. In "Beyond Transference," Jeanne focuses on the pedagogical benefits of using metaphoric critique in the classroom.
John Rawls suggests that the preservation of self-respect is at the core of any theory of justice. It is precisely his conception of self-respect, however, that Jeanne argues in "Self-Respect and Rawlsian Justice" which creates serious problems for his theory as a whole. It not only opens him up to charges of inconsistency, but it underscores his failure to deliver on the promise of equality.
Election integrity requires investment in more than just new technology and cyber-security, it involves a real commitment to and investment in the people we depend on to manage and staff our elections. Each year the U.S. deploys millions of temporary workers around the country to run our polling places. Unfortunately, they are not only under-paid but inadequately trained. In "The Unknown Threat," a chapter in Voting in America: American Voting Systems in Flux: Debacles, Dangers, and Brave New Designs Jeanne examines the dangers insufficiently trained and paid poll workers pose to our electoral process, and proposes avenues for much needed reform.
Is the US Truly Polarized or Is the Division by Design? In Defense of Partisanship
Can this Constitution Be Saved? On the Need for Reasoned Structural Reform
Making Madisonian Government Work is a Sisyphean Task
Our Governmental System was Designed to Fail, & has worked spectacularly
Attacks on US federal funding of the social sciences date back to the 1940s