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- Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 12.00
In a vigorous defense of public life, Senator Joseph Lieberman, one of the most articulate and respected of our politicians, defines the duty, the honor and the privilege of public life in the face of Americans' perennial cynicism about it. Americans have always been suspicious of government and have misunderstood and mistrusted those in public... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 30.00
Growing Public examines the question of whether social policies that redistribute income impose constraints on economic growth. Lindert argues that, contrary to the intuition of many economists and the ideology of many politicians, social spending has contributed to, rather than inhibited, economic growth. more...
- Baylor University Press 2007; US$ 39.95
This volume investigates some of the most visible issues in American politics today, including gay marriage and race, along with ongoing concerns that often fly below the radar of the mass media, such as healthcare and homelessness. The book uncovers explores the political motivations, effectiveness, and interplay of organized religious interests as... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 23.00
At the end of the 20th century, while socialism remained a vibrant force in European society, a culture of individualism and consumption all but squeezed the welfare state out of existence. This text looks at the course of social reform and Western politics after Communism. more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 14.00
El plan de este documento comienza con una descripción de la situación general del país en materia de salud, considerando con criterio epidemiológico indicadores demográficos, socioeconómicos, de morbimortalidad y de cobertura. Sigue luego una presentación de los organismos y entidades que forman la estructura institucional del sector salud.... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 149.99
Over time, the responsibility for providing for a financially secure retirement has shifted more towards the individual. A number of implicit assumptions about perspectives, behavior, and individual choices underlie this shift. These assumptions presume that individuals are well-informed and reason unemotionally; that they process information correctly;... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00
Accessible and impassioned, here is an eye-opening look at the right wing strategy to reverse the gains American women have made over the past 50 years. The War on Choice chronicles the actions being taken at the highest levels of government to turn back the clock on women's rights. With the White House acting in anti-choice lockstep with the majorities... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 119.99
The volume explores the relationship between neo-liberalism, state power and global governance. It seeks to show how neo-liberalism has failed to deliver a framework for state power and global governance capable of delivering stability and enduring prosperity. It also contends that the role of politics in general, and the state and global governance... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 219.99
Forestry has been witness to some dramatic changes in recent years, with several Western countries now moving away from the traditional model of regarding forests merely as sources of wood. Rather these countries are increasingly recognizing their forests as multi-purpose resources with roles which go far beyond simple economics. In this innovative... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 119.99
The most widely used measure of longevity is the period life expectancy at birth which is calculated from age specific death rates by life table methods. In 2002, John Bongaarts and Griffith Feeney introduced the revolutionary idea that this conventional estimate of period life expectancy is distorted by a tempo effect whenever longevity is changing.... more...