Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

The Future of Work: What It Means for Individuals, Businesses, Markets and Governments

David Bollier
March 10, 2011

The Future of Work examines the challenges to conventional notions of work and organization brought on by new digital technologies and trends. As the velocity of change increases, institutions and individuals must adapt. Yet many structures, including those in education, government, business and the economy, often remain rooted in the past. The report captures the insights of the Nineteenth...

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American Interests in South Asia: Building a Grand Strategy in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India

Nicholas Burns and Jonathon Price
March 1, 2011

American Interests in South Asia: Building a Grand Strategy in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, is the latest in a series of policy books stemming from the Aspen Strategy Group's annual summer workshop. The book contains a collection of commissioned papers that provide an intensive exploration of the interconnected national security challenges posed by the events in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India....

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Price: $21.95

Civic Engagement and Community Information: Five Strategies to Revive Civic Communication

Peter Levine
March 1, 2011

Civic Engagement and Community Information: Five Strategies to Revive Civic Communication calls on community and elected leaders to adopt sensible strategies to strengthen civic communication and citizen engagement. The paper is the sixth in a series of white papers following up the recommendations of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. Learn more at...

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Creating Local Online Hubs: Three Models for Action

Adam Thierer
February 25, 2011

Creating Local Online Hubs: Three Models for Action, a new policy paper by Adam Thierer, explores three scenarios under which community leaders and other stakeholders can work together to create local online hubs where citizens can access information about their governments and local communities. Ensuring that every local community has at least one high-quality hub is one of 15 key...

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Government Transparency: Six Strategies for More Open and Participatory Government

Jon Gant and Nicol Turner-Lee
February 25, 2011

Americans are demanding more transparency and accountability from their governments at all levels, goals that are easier to achieve when governments have made a commitment to operating transparently and making public information truly open and accessible to the public. Government Transparency: Six Strategies for More Open and Participatory Government, a new policy paper by Jon Gant and Nicol...

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Key Data on the Scale of Microlending in the U.S.

William Girardo & Elaine Edgcomb
February 1, 2011

Drawn from data collected during the 2009 U.S. Microenterprise Census that collected fy2008 data, this report seeks to better understand lending institutions and the financial products that they offer. The report then compares the largest lenders to smaller lenders to draw out additional trends and information.Download...

The Price of Persistence: How Nonprofit - Community College Partnerships Manage and Blend Diverse Funding Streams

Maureen Conway
February 1, 2011

This report describes how nonprofit - community college partnerships, participating in the Courses to Employment (CTE) demonstration project, leverage multiple funding streams to address the barriers of low-income, adult learners to help them persist and complete their educations in community college, and to ultimately succeed in the labor market.

The Shared Future: A Report of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change

January 25, 2011

The Aspen Institute and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are pleased to release the final report and recommendations of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change, entitled “The Shared Future: A Report of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change.” The report and recommendations promote an important new perspective on the level of international cooperation and...

A Silent Tsunami Revisited - Extending Global Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

January 1, 2011

The Aspen Institute, in partership with the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, convened a multi-stakeholder dialogue focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in May 2011 in Washington, DC. This convening was a follow-up to a 2005 dialogue co-hosted by the same two institutes. Following this initial dialogue, we published the report A Silent Tsunami, which...

eHealth for India: Reaching the Unreached

Knowledgefaber, Rapporteur
January 1, 2011

Report of the Fifth Annual Joint Roundtable on Communications Policy.

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