By Stephan A. Jansen · Birger P. Priddat Nico Stehr (Hrsg.)
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such a lot observers agree that marriage in the US has been altering. a few imagine it truly is in decline, that the expansion of individualism has made it more and more tricky to accomplish enjoyable and good relationships. Others think that alterations, akin to expanding gender equality, have made marriage a greater association for males in addition to girls.
in accordance with reviews of marital caliber in the United States 20 years aside, this ebook takes a center view, exhibiting that whereas the divorce price has leveled off, spouses are spending much less time together—people might be “bowling alone” nowadays, yet married also are consuming on my own. certainly, the declining social capital of married couples—including the truth that have fewer shared friends—combined with the final erosion of group ties in American society has had pervasive, unwanted effects on marital caliber.
even as, kin source of revenue has elevated, decision-making equality among husbands and better halves is larger, marital clash and violence have declined, and the norm of lifelong marriage enjoys better help than ever.
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Alone jointly is an immensely invaluable publication. It bargains with an incredible subject by way of drawing on a different info set, studying and analyzing the knowledge in a truly refined style and providing the implications in transparent, trouble-free prose. The ebook is dense with worthy and fascinating info, and the authors have made an important contribution. they're masters at what they do.
--Norval Glenn, The collage of Texas at Austin (20080901)
This is the simplest and such a lot entire exam to be had of the way the establishment of marriage in the USA has replaced over the last few decades.
--David Popenoe (International magazine of Sociology of the relations 20080901)
One of the main entire reviews of marriage.
--Sue Shellenbarger (Wall road magazine )
The authors locate expanding separateness in facets of marital existence, in addition to maintained or perhaps elevated balance and dedication to the connection. the main points carry as a lot curiosity because the colossal photograph. .. [A] landmark, authoritative, advanced yet readable research. .. This e-book deals a wealth of helpful info to specialist helpers, clergy, judges, coverage makers, and common readers. A cornucopia of information and concepts, it's a boon to every body who desires to comprehend what's going at domestic in America.
--E. James Lieberman (PsycCritiques )
[Alone jointly] makes an enormous and well timed contribution to the present debate in regards to the that means of marriage in American society. .. For lecturers and researchers in marriage and kinfolk reports, this ebook is an exceptionally worthy resource.
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Visionary social philosopher Joel Kotkin appears to be like forward to the United States in 2050, revealing how the addition of 1 hundred million american citizens by way of midcentury will rework how all of us stay, paintings, and prosper.
In stark distinction to the remainder of the world's complicated countries, the U.S. is transforming into at a list expense and, in line with census projections, should be domestic to 400 million americans by way of 2050. This projected upward push in inhabitants is the most powerful indicator of our long term fiscal energy, Joel Kotkin believes, and may make us extra assorted and extra aggressive than any state on earth.
Drawing on prodigious examine, firsthand reportage, and ancient research, the subsequent Hundred Million finds how this exceptional progress will take actual form and alter the face of the United States. nearly all of the extra hundred million americans will locate their houses in suburbia, although the suburbs of the next day to come won't resemble the Levittowns of the Nineteen Fifties or the sprawling exurbs of the past due 20th century. The suburbs of the twenty-first century may be much less reliant on significant towns for jobs and different facilities and, hence, extra strength effective. Suburbs can be the melting pots of the longer term as increasingly more immigrants choose dispersed dwelling over crowded internal towns and the bulk within the usa turns into nonwhite by means of 2050.
In coming many years, urbanites will flock in a long way higher numbers to reasonable, mammoth, and autoreliant metropolitan areas-such as Houston, Phoenix, and Las Vegas-than to glamorous yet dear business towns, similar to ny and Chicago. Kotkin additionally foresees that the twenty-first century could be marked by means of a resurgence of the yankee heartland, a ways much less remoted within the electronic period and a very important resource of renewable fuels and genuine property for a becoming inhabitants. yet in either great towns and small cities around the nation, we are going to see what Kotkin calls "the new localism"-a larger emphasis on kin ties and native group, enabled by way of on-line networks and the expanding numbers of usa citizens operating from home.
The subsequent Hundred Million offers a bright picture of the USA in 2050 through focusing no longer on strength agents, coverage disputes, or summary developments, yet particularly at the evolution of the extra intimate devices of yank society-families, cities, neighborhoods, industries. it's upon the good fortune or failure of those groups, Kotkin argues, that the yankee destiny rests.
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Additional info for Die Zukunft des Offentlichen
Forsthoff, E. (1938): Die Verwaltung als Leistungsträger, Stuttgart: Klett. Forsthoff, E. (1958): Die Daseinsvorsorge und die Kommunen, Stuttgart: Klett. Gärtner, M. (1986): Pflichtmitgliedschaft aus der Sicht der Theorie öffentlicher Güter, in: Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter 33, S. 155-164. Goldin, K. D. (1977): Equal access vs. selective access. A critique of public good theory, in: Public Choice 29, S. 53-71. Herz, W. (2006): Quote für den Staat, in: Die Zeit vom 18. 5. 2006, S. 25. Holzhey, M.
Jansen & Birger P. Priddat Sortierer, der ermessen kann, wer welche öffentlichen Güter besser produziert. 31 9. Ausblick Die Anforderungen an die Entscheidungen über öffentliche Güter sind längst geklärt: „Eine Politik, die den ihr überlieferten Aufgabenbestand nur deshalb ungefragt übernimmt und bedient, weil das Fragen zu mühsam ist und Konsequenzen aus den Antworten nur in hartem Kampf gezogen werden könnten, gibt sich auf. Der Staat als Geflecht von Regeln und Institutionen, innerhalb derer auch die Politik agiert, erscheint überfordert, wenn keine Staatspflege betrieben wird, wenn man nicht zwischen den zufälligen öffentlichen Aufgaben, auf die auch verzichtet werden kann, und den notwendigen unterscheidet, man damit den Aufgabenbestand erweitert und so zum Opfer eigner Verweigerung wird.
B. ). 19 Vgl. auch hierzu Aretz (2005: 323). Theorien der Öffentlichen Güter 33 Nachfrage ihre inhärenten Problemstellungen aufweisen? Gilt der Preis eines Öffentlichen Gutes für alle gleich – da keiner vom Konsum ausgeschlossenen werden darf? Und – vielleicht noch wichtiger – wie werden die Preise gezahlt? Die Preise basieren bei Öffentlichen Gütern nicht auf den für Produktion erforderlichen (Grenz-)Kosten, sondern auf politischen Entscheidungen. Preise für Öffentliche Güter sind – häufig nicht-öffentliche – politische Preise.
Die Zukunft des Offentlichen by Stephan A. Jansen · Birger P. Priddat Nico Stehr (Hrsg.)