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- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 29.95
In A Peoples War on Poverty , Wesley G. Phelps investigates the on-the-ground implementation of President Lyndon Johnsons War on Poverty during the 1960s and 1970s. He argues that the fluid interaction between federal policies, urban politics, and grassroots activists created a significant site of conflict over the meaning of American democracy... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 29.95
In the popular imagination, the twenty years after World War II are associated with simpler, happier, more family-focused living. We think of stereotypical baby boom families like the Cleaverswhite, suburban, and well on their way to middle-class affluence. For these couples and their children, a happy, stable family life provided an antidote... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
Staffan Kumlin and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen bring together political scientists and sociologists from different and frequently separated research communities to examine policy feedback in European welfare states. In doing so, they offer a rich menu of different methodological approaches. The book demonstrates how long-term policy legacies and short-term... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
With both contemporary and historical analyses, the book traces the legacy, characteristics, contours, and goals of the sociology of service, shedding light on its roots in early American sociology and its deep connections to activism, before examining the social context that underlies the call for volunteerism, community involvement and non-profit... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95
Hilary Weaver has drawn together leading Native American social workers, researchers, and academics to provide current information on a variety of social issues related to Native American children, families, and reservations both in the USA and in Canada. Divided into four major sections, each containing an introduction, this book places the historical... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 125.00
Food insecurity, the lack of access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life, continues to be a growing problem as populations increase while the world economy struggles. Formulating effective policies for addressing these issues requires thorough understanding of the empirical data and application of appropriate measurement... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 60.00
Praise for the First Edition:. "This book argues convincingly that children's cultural differences need to be recognized for any accurate understanding of their development. Pointing out the need for additional and more effectively designed research, Harris and Graham provide a valuable foundation for further investigations. This nonpolemic... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00
Why have the minutiae of how parents raise their children become routine sources of public debate and policy making? This book provides in-depth answers to these features drawing on a wide range of sources from sociology, history, anthropology and psychology, covering developments in both Europe and North America. more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 36.80
Die Vermittlung von "Kultur? ist ein lebenslanger Prozess, der nicht nur während der Schulzeit stattfindet. In der heutigen Gesellschaft ist dies auch zu einer Angelegenheit des Bürgersinns und des gemeindlichen Engagements geworden: Kommunale Ferienprogramme vereinen Kinderbetreuung, Kulturvermittlung und die Gestaltung schöner Freizeiterlebnisse.... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.99
Wasser ist die Lebensgrundlage des Menschen. Besonders in Entwicklungsländern stellt die Trinkwasserversorgung die Öffentliche Hand genauso wie die Bürger vor große, oft unlösbare Probleme. Schlechte Wasserversorgung und Armut gehen Hand in Hand, dieser Bereich ist daher ein zentrales Betätigungsfeld klassischer Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Auf der... more...