New Reads This Summer From Duke Faculty
William Darity, co-editor and chapter co-author: “For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education” (Palgrave Macmillan)
William ("Sandy") Darity is Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, and director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke. Social scientists, policy analysts, researchers and for-profit sector leaders discuss whether for-profit colleges are a functional social good. Included are discussions of inequality, stratification and legitimacy.
Anirudh Krishna: “The Broken Ladder: The Paradox and the Potential of India’s One Billion” (Penguin Random House India and forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in August)
Through decades-long research conducted on the ground, living in villages and studying slum communities, Anirudh Krishna reveals the heartbreaking and eye-opening details of missed opportunities and immense, but untapped, talent which, if honed, can have a significant impact on both growth and equity in India. Krishna, a professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, told the Hindu Business Line that the book “is the examination of the contradictions we see all around in India.” He also spoke to The Wire about his book.