Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, and Senior Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University
Hard times can inspire new organizing strategies. As U.S. labor unions experiment with new organizing strategies at home, they are also building transnational coalitions to challenge global corporations.
Professor of Government, Harvard University
Associate Professor of Public Policy, McCourt School, Georgetown University
Reconfiguring the U.S. energy sector requires hearing from citizens. A new book shows that most Americans are ready to pay more to replace "dirty energy" with natural gas, wind, and solar power.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Cybercrime, University of Alabama
Bringing global connections to local settings, cyberspace transforms human interactions for criminal as well as constructive purposes. To handle growing threats from cybercrime, police and security agencies are racing to adapt legal definitions and deploy new preventive intelligence capabilities.
Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental College
America's housing crisis is far from over, because millions of homeowners still owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth and more than half the states have cities dragged down by depressed housing markets. Given an inadequate federal response, some cities are refinancing loans on their own.