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Prewitt, Kenneth

Works: 82 works in 291 publications in 3 languages and 10,597 library holdings
Genres: History  Census data  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
Publications about Kenneth Prewitt
Publications by Kenneth Prewitt
Most widely held works by Kenneth Prewitt
Institutional racism in America by Louis L Knowles( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
Political socialization: an analytic study by Richard E Dawson( Book )
40 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
What is your race? : the census and our flawed efforts to classify Americans by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 726 libraries worldwide
"America is preoccupied with race statistics--perhaps more than any other nation. Do these statistics illuminate social reality and produce coherent social policy, or cloud that reality and confuse social policy? Does America still have a color line? Who is on which side? Does it have a different 'race' line--the nativity line--separating the native born from the foreign born? You might expect to answer these and similar questions with the government's 'statistical races.' Not likely, observes Kenneth Prewitt, who shows why the way we count by race is flawed. Prewitt calls for radical change. The nation needs to move beyond a race classification whose origins are in discredited eighteenth-century race-is-biology science, a classification that once defined Japanese and Chinese as separate races, but now combines them as a statistical 'Asian race.' One that once tried to divide the 'white race' into 'good whites' and 'bad whites, ' and that today cannot distinguish descendants of Africans brought in chains four hundred years ago from children of Ethiopian parents who eagerly immigrated twenty years ago. Contrary to common sense, the classification says there are only two ethnicities in America--Hispanics and non-Hispanics. But if the old classification is cast aside, is there something better? What Is Your Race? clearly lays out the steps that can take the nation from where it is to where it needs to be. It's not an overnight task--particularly the explosive step of dropping today's race question from the census--but Prewitt argues persuasively that radical change is technically and politically achievable, and morally necessary."--Jacket
The ruling elites: elite theory, power, and American democracy by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
The recruitment of political leaders; a study of citizen-politicians by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
14 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
An introduction to American Government by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
38 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Labyrinths of democracy; adaptations, linkages, representation, and policies in urban politics by Heinz Eulau( Book )
10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Principles of American Government by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Politics and science in census taking by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
The legitimacy of philanthropic foundations : United States and European perspectives by Mattei Dogan Foundation( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Revisions of papers presented at a conference held in Paris, May 26-29, 2004
Education and political values; an East African case study by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The federal statistical system : its vulnerability matters more than you think ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Using science as evidence in public policy by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 libraries worldwide
"Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy encourages scientists to think differently about the use of scientific evidence in policy making. This report investigates why scientific evidence is important to policy making and argues that an extensive body of research on knowledge utilization has not led to any widely accepted explanation of what it means to use science in public policy. Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy identifies the gaps in our understanding and develops a framework for a new field of research to fill those gaps. For social scientists in a number of specialized fields, whether established scholars or Ph. D. students, Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy shows how to bring their expertise to bear on the study of using science to inform public policy. More generally, this report will be of special interest to scientists who want to see their research used in policy making, offering guidance on what is required beyond producing quality research, beyond translating results into more understandable terms, and beyond brokering the results through intermediaries, such as think tanks, lobbyists, and advocacy groups. For administrators and faculty in public policy programs and schools, Using Science as Evidence in Public Policy identifies critical elements of instruction that will better equip graduates to promote the use of science in policy making."--Publisher's description
Civic engagement and social cohesion : measuring dimensions of social capital to inform policy by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
"Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion identifies measurement approaches that can lead to improved understanding of civic engagement, social cohesion, and social capital - and their potential role in explaining the functioning of society. With the needs of data users in mind, this report examines conceptual frameworks developed in the literature to determine promising measures and measurement methods for informing public policy discourse. The report identifies working definitions of key terms; advises on the feasibility and specifications of indicators relevant to analyses of social, economic, and health domains; and assesses the strength of the evidence regarding the relationship between these indicators and observed trends in crime, employment, and resilience to shocks such as natural disasters. Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion weighs the relative merits of surveys, administrative records, and non-government data sources, and considers the appropriate role of the federal statistical system. This report makes recommendations to improve the measurement of civic health through population surveys conducted by the government and identifies priority areas for research, development, and implementation"--Publisher's description
Fondations philanthropiques en Europe et aux États-Unis ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Research opportunities in China for American humanists and social scientists by American Humanities and Social Science Planning Commission (U.S.)( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Introductory research methodology : East African applications by Kenneth Prewitt( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 libraries worldwide
San Francisco Bay Region Local Politics, 1966-1967 by Heinz Eulau( file )
4 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 24 libraries worldwide
This study suveyed city council members from 82 cities in the San Francisco Bay area and collected census, budget, and aggregate election data from the council members' cities. The study explored the council members' opinions on matters that concerned Bay Area cities and communities such as traffic and highways, recreation, job and housing discrimination, and social and governmental problems. Predictions of future problems as well as remedies for present ones were elicited. Also investigated were respondents' opinions of the job of council member and details of the history of each council member's political activity and career in public life. Questions were asked about specific campaigns and election outcomes. A number of variables deal with groups and organizations in the area and the characteristics of the council members' cities
The hard count : the political and social challenges of census mobilization by D. Sunshine Hillygus( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Nie, and Heili Pals present a rigorous evaluation of this campaign. Can a busy, mobile, and disengaged public be motivated to participate in this civic activity? Using a rich set of data and drawing on theories of civic mobilization, political persuasion, and media effects, the authors assess the factors that influenced participation in the 2000 census."--Jacket
A higher priority for higher education : two perspectives by Kenneth Prewitt( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Briwīt, Kīnīṯ 1936-
Kenneth Prewitt American academic
Prewitt, Carl Kenneth
Prewitt, Carl Kenneth 1936-
プルウィット, K.
English (190)
French (5)
German (1)
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