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Participation in America: Political Democracy and Social Equality

January 01, 1974

Public Opinion Quarterly 37, No. 4 (Winter 1973-74), pp. 659-660 (Sidney Verba and Norman H. Nie, Participation in America: Political Democracy and Social Equality).

Social Implications of the Use and Non-use of New Genetic and Medical Techniques

January 01, 1974

“Social Implications of the Use and Non-use of New Genetic and Medical Techniques,” Protection of Human Rights in the Light of New Scientific and Technological Progress in Biology and Medicine (Geneva: Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences, 1974), pp. 48-75.

Interstate Integration of Students

January 01, 1974

About one in every five American students is attending college in a slate other than the one in which he or she resides. The national percentage for undcrgraduate students is about 17 percent; the ratio for graduate students is somewhat higher.

Biomedicine and Ethics: What Role for Genetic Engineering?

January 01, 1974

If a raving maniac struck your child on the head with an iron bar, causing mental retardation, reduction of life expectancy to seven years, and institutionalization, the act would be considered a horrendous crime. The perpetrator would be instantly incarcerated.

Methadone: Best Hope for Now

January 01, 1974

Unlike other programs for heroine addicts, methadone works. It should be used more widely till a better solution is found.

Genetic Fix: Should We Dare, Who Will Decide?

October 29, 1973

As we begin to face the issues raised by the new biomedical technologies-genetic manipulation, prolongation of life, organ transplantation, drug control of behavior-professionals from many disciplincs are seeking ways to manage such problems.

Consent for Abortion. The Fetus: Whose Property?

October 07, 1973

A three-judge Federal Court has ruled on August 15, 1973, in Miami, Florida, that a woman does not need the consent of her husband to obtain a legal abortion.

For Authority: New Style

October 01, 1973

“For Authority: New Style,” Social Education, Vol. 37, No. 6 (October 1973), pp. 546-547.

Educational Institutions as a 'Guidable' System

October 01, 1973

This essay attempts to apply a general theoretical form to the study of educational institutions. The theory's core assumption is that in conceptualizing and analyzing social dynamics one must carefully separate "change" from "guided change." (In the past, stresswas often put on contrasting change with stasis.

The Secret Power of Telephone Conference Calls

October 01, 1973

The conference circuits are an amazing technology. If they were technically advanced one more step, and if factors which presently con- strain their use were relaxed, they could help significantly to increase and facilitate group communication.

Health Care and Self Care: The Genetic Fix

October 01, 1973

Recent developments in biological and medical science have given humans new power over health and life-span--even the possibility of determining the genetic makeup of children.

The Government of Our Body: A Resolution

September 01, 1973

We seek to understand and control the forces that govern our lives, to participate in shaping our futures.

Public Policy and Curbing Violence

September 01, 1973

So-called “liberal” crime-reduction policies, which have not been implemented so far, would reduce crime significantly and quickly. Our projections show that if really given a chance we would see a decline of crime of between 36 percent and 39 percent within twelve months.

The Crisis of Modernity: Deviation of Demise?

September 01, 1973

There are those who believe that the contemporary crisis of our society is a temporary, a limited setback as our civilization rises to higher plateaux of organization, knowledge, planning and competence, onward and forward into the ultra-modern (or technetronic) age.

The Third Sector and Domestic Missions

July 01, 1973

What tools are best suited to serve our economic and social interests?