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  • Zenanaby Laura A. Ring

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 17.55

    Ethnic violence is a widespread concern, but we know very little about the micro-mechanics of coexistence in the neighborhoods around the world where inter-group peace is maintained amidst civic strife. In this ethnographic study of a multi-ethnic, middle-class high-rise apartment building in Karachi,... more...

  • How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Publicby S. Kumlin; I. Stadelmann-Steffen

    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...

  • In Too Deepby Portia Da Costa

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 8.99

    I just want a taste of you. Or a touch. My fantasies about you plague my every waking hour. My only comfort is imagining that similar fantasies might obsess you too. When young librarian Gwendolynne Price finds increasingly erotic love notes to her in the suggestion box at work, she finds them both shocking and liberating. But who is her... more...

  • Another Chanceby Portia Da Costa

    Spice 2011; US$ 2.99

    The Chance of a LifetimeAgain. It's been a long time since Maud Piper has had a lover, particularly one who can give her what she really wants: the masterful hand of a strong, powerful man. The sting of pain that turns into pleasure. Only Maud's late fiancé had been able to satisfy her. Not even watching her employers at Blaystock Manor, the... more...

  • Praxiswissen Geldwäschepräventionby Achim Diergarten; Steffen Barreto da Rosa

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Das Thema "Geldwäscheprävention" ist aktueller und der Handlungsdruck für die Verpflichteten nach dem Geldwäschegesetz (GwG) größer denn je: Das GwG enthält nicht nur eine Fülle von kaum mehr überschaubaren Pflichten für alle Verpflichteten - auch die Kontrolldichte durch die Aufsichtsbehörden nimmt merklich zu, wobei Sanktionen bei Verstößen... more...

  • The Moral Economy of Welfare Statesby Steffen Mau

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates why people are willing to support an institutional arrangement that realises large-scale redistribution of wealth between social groups of society. Steffen Mau introduces the concept of 'the moral economy' to show that acceptance of welfare exchanges rests on moral assumptions and ideas of social justice people adhere to. Analysing... more...

  • Colors of the Mountainby Da Chen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    "I was born in southern China in 1962, in the tiny town of Yellow Stone. They called it the Year of Great Starvation." In 1962, as millions of Chinese citizens were gripped by Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution and the Red Guards enforced a brutal regime of communism, a boy was born to a poor family in southern China. This family?the Chens?had once... more...

  • Health Governance in Europeby Monika Steffen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 47.95

    Health constitutes a core element of welfare states and a vital nerve in the trust relation between citizen and their governments. Focusing on the health sector, this book analyzes the closely interwoven relationship between the European Union and Member States. The authors explore the dynamic and multi-fold process of de-nationalizing health policies... more...

  • Repositioning Organization Theoryby Steffen Böhm

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 135.00

    Repositioning Organization Theory studies the political positioning of organization theory. The book argues that there are two main projects in organization theory: the hegemonic project of positioning and postmodern project of depositioning. To critique the theoretical and political limits of these two projects, Böhm employs a range of critical... more...

  • Defining a British Stateby Professor Lisa Steffen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00

    Explores the formation of the British state and national identity from 1603-1820 by examining the definitions of sovereignty and allegiance presented in treason trials. The king's person remained central to national identity and the state until republican challenges forced prosecutors in treason trials to innovate and redefine sovereign authority. more...