(Class, State, and Industrial Structure: The Historical Pr...)
Class, State, and Industrial Structure: The Historical Process of South American Industrial Growth (Contributions in Political Science) (9780313221149): Frederic S. Weaver: Books
(Advocating modest educational reform, this book seeks to ...)
Advocating modest educational reform, this book seeks to define more clearly the goals of higher education through a critical appraisal of its nature and promise. The four chapters in Part 1 provide an overview of the intellectual and curricular issues of liberal education, beginning with a view of academic disciplines as professional organizations and an account of the political and economic challenges that structure faced during the 1970s and 1980s. The author then proposes a redefinition of liberal education as "critical-inquiry education" and discusses the curricular and pedagogical principles embodied in such an approach. Part 2 provides concrete applications of this conception of education, starting with academic advising. Other chapters focus on teacher education, African-American Studies, faculty development, and the proper role of scholarship for teaching faculty. Part 3 deals with two noncurricular aspects of democratic education: access and equality. One chapter focuses on the possibilities and problems facing historically black colleges and universities in redefining their missions since the end of legal segregation. The other chapter discusses the meaning and implications of variable quality among institutions of higher education, arguing that the democratic portion of educational reform efforts is jeopardized if class tracking in higher education is not explicitly addressed. This book should prove helpful to administrators and faculty at liberal arts institutions for its view of the problems they face and its solutions to many of those dilemmas. It can also serve as a supplemental text in higher education curriculum and administration courses.
(Central America sprang into the consciousness of the U.S....)
Central America sprang into the consciousness of the U.S. public in the late 1970s, propelled by the Nicaraguan revolution and the brutal civil wars in Guatemala and El Salvador. The continuing debates over the nature of the conflicts and the role of U.S. policy have too seldom acknowledged the historical depths of the crises' roots, and the size of the Central American nations has often led U.S. participants in the debate to underestimate the dynamism, complexity, and heterogeneity of the social structures that underlie the political struggles.This book presents a historical and analytical interpretation of recent Central American crises. Using a consistent comparative framework, Dr. Weaver sorts out the relations among economic growth, social organization, and political structure and offers explanations for the historically divergent developments among the five Central American nations. By setting those events in a broader Latin American context and illuminating the relationships between domestic and international influences, Dr. Weaver shows how rapid changes in the social organization of economic production in some periods affected social structures and configurations of political power, while at other times political conflicts conditioned and shaped subsequent patterns of economic expansion.
(In its third edition, Economic Literacy: Basic Economics ...)
In its third edition, Economic Literacy: Basic Economics with An Attitude, explains the logic, language, and worldview of economic theory while maintaining the engaging and accessible style that has made earlier editions so successful. While covering the fundamentals of the discipline, the author also includes a wide range of new material focusing on the structure, causes and results of the 'Great Recession'. From microeconomics and macroeconomics to the composition of international and domestic economies, Economic Literacy also makes the key distinction between economics as an academic discipline and the economy as a practical reality. By analyzing this crucial difference, the book encourages students to think critically about the distinctive viewpoint proposed by academic economics and its influence on politics and culture. Using this approach, readers will be enabled to understand both current affairs and professional economics literature, making this book uniquely beneficial for students both practically and theoretically. Never grim, often witty, and frequently insightful into our turbulent financial times, Economic Literacy's third edition is a must for students of economics everywhere.
(Charles Swett (1828-1910) was a prosperous Vicksburg merc...)
Charles Swett (1828-1910) was a prosperous Vicksburg merchant and small plantation owner who was reluctantly drawn into secession but then rallied behind the Confederate cause, serving with distinction in the Confederate Army. After the war some of Swett's peers from Mississippi and other southern states invited him to explore the possibility of settling in British Honduras or the Republic of Honduras. Confederates in the Tropics uses Swett's 1868 travelogue to explore the motives of would-be Confederate migrants' fleeing defeat and Reconstruction in the United States South. The authors make a comparative analysis of Confederate communities in Latin America, and use Charles Swett's life to illustrate the travails and hopes of the period for both blacks and whites. Swett's diary is presented here in its entirety in a clear, accessible format, edited for contemporary readers. Swett's style, except for his passionate prefatory remarks, is a remarkably unsentimental, even scientific look at Belize and Honduras, more akin to a field report than a romantic travel account. In a final section, the authors suggest why the expatriate communities of white Southerners nearly always failed, and follow up on Swett's life in Mississippi in a way that sheds light on why disgruntled Confederates decided to remain in or eventually to return to the U.S. South.
(This text considers the dual aspect of Latin American dev...)
This text considers the dual aspect of Latin American development: how external factors (phases of world capitalism since Columbus) interweave with internal factors (Latin American culture, politics, and social groups). Within his approach, Weaver demonstrates how domestic social conflicts and power relations have consistently capitalized on changes in the international economy, while, conversely, engagement with the international economy has consistently constrained local struggles and patterns of change.
(Financial collapse. Global recession. The revival of free...)
Financial collapse. Global recession. The revival of free-market policies. Massive and increasing inequalities. Housing bubbles and record foreclosures. Severe strain in the European Union. Emergence of China and other major players on the international economic scene. Every day, media outlets bombard us with news and possible explanations for the financial, economic, and political crises. In The United States and the Global Economy, Frederick S. Weaver gives readers a concise introduction to the patterns of change in international financial and trade regimes since World War II in order to clarify recent global economic turmoil. Weaver has compiled a clear chronology of major events in the international economy to show how they have reflected and shaped changes in the domestic economy of the United States. Although U.S. dominance over the world economy is not as complete as it once was, the U.S. domestic economic processes continue to have profound effects on global economic affairs. The United States and the Global Economy is serious but not grim, and it familiarizes readers with the vocabulary of key elements of international economic analysis and their relationships, such as balances of trade and balances of payments; foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment; and the meaning of most-favored-nation agreements. The United States and the Global Economy is a concise, informative book that is of interest to anyone seeking to understand the current international economic and political disarray.
Weaver graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1961. He then obtained his doctorate from Cornell University in 1968.
Weaver started his career as an assistant professor of economics at the University of California in Santa Cruz in 1967. Four years later, he went to Hampshire College in Amherst, and since then he hold the position of professor of economics and history there.
(In its third edition, Economic Literacy: Basic Economics ...)2010
(Charles Swett (1828-1910) was a prosperous Vicksburg merc...)2011
(This text considers the dual aspect of Latin American dev...)2018
(Class, State, and Industrial Structure: The Historical Pr...)1980
(Advocating modest educational reform, this book seeks to ...)1991
(Central America sprang into the consciousness of the U.S....)1994
(Financial collapse. Global recession. The revival of free...)
Weaver is a member of the Latin American Studies Association and Conference on Latin American History.
Weaver married Sharon Hartman Strom on August 31, 1996. The couple has 2 children: Madeline Weaver Johnson and Damien W. S.