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  • Social Class, Social Action, and Educationby Aaron Schutz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This volume focuses on progressivism's conceptions of democracy. The analysis is interdisciplinary, beginning with a broad-ranging history of working- and middle-class culture in America, and grounded in American pragmatism, with the educator and philosopher, John Dewey, as its central "character." Schutz demonstrates that progressive ideas of democracy... more...

  • Cohesion and Discipline in Legislaturesby Reuven Y. Hazan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The existence of noticeable 'unified' parties is central to the theory and practice of democracy in general, and to parliamentary democracy in particular. However, legislative studies scholars have good reason to cease treating parties as monolithic, unitary actors, for they evidently are not. The first step in this direction is to ask why one of the... more...

  • Krieg um die Erinnerungby Ljiljana Radonic

    Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 34.54

    Seit dem Zerfall Jugoslawiens tobt in den Nachfolgestaaten ein "Krieg um die Erinnerung". Ljiljana Radonic untersucht erstmals den Umgang mit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und dem Holocaust in Kroatien seit 1990. Sie weist nach, dass nach dem Revisionismus der 1990er-Jahre eine Annäherung an europäische "Erinnerungsstandards" erfolgte,... more...

  • Families and Social Policyby Linda Haas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    Empirical research that describes ways to best handle social problems concerning families Leading authorities? studies show that from the effects of globalization many social and family problems and their solutions tend to be similar in nations world-wide. Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives explores the latest research... more...

  • Comparing Westminsterby R. A.W. Rhodes; John Wanna; Patrick Weller

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    This book explores how the governmental elites in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa understand their Westminster system. It examines in detail four interrelated features of Westminster systems. Firstly, the increasing centralisation in collective, responsible cabinet government. Second, the constitutional convention of ministerial... more...

  • Disability, Policy and Professional Practiceby Jennifer L. Harris; Alan Roulstone

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 35.00

    Guides social work and social care students through working with disabled people. Unique in its aspirational, outcomes-focused approach. more...

  • Environmental Policy and Public Healthby William N. Rom

    Wiley 2011; US$ 95.00

    This textbook provides an overview of the major environmentalpolicy issues, past and present, and explains the interplay amonglaw, science, and advocacy as related to environmental policymakingin the United States and abroad. Environmental Policy and Public Health examines the main sourcesof pollution and threats to environmental integrity and exploresthe... more...

  • Veto Playersby George Tsebelis

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 38.95

    Political scientists have long classified systems of government as parliamentary or presidential, two-party or multiparty, and so on. But such distinctions often fail to provide useful insights. For example, how are we to compare the United States, a presidential bicameral regime with two weak parties, to Denmark, a parliamentary unicameral regime... more...

  • Democracy in the Southby Brendan Howe; Vesselin Popovski; Mark Notaras

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    Traditionally, studies on democracy have focused on the orthodox so-called Northern models of democratic governance, and within this framework, the extent to which Southern models are considered democratic. Democracy in the South is the first truly international collaboration that draws attention to the complex problems of democratic consolidation... more...

  • Uneducated Guessesby Howard Wainer

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Uneducated Guesses challenges everything our policymakers thought they knew about education and education reform, from how to close the achievement gap in public schools to admission standards for top universities. In this explosive book, Howard Wainer uses statistical evidence to show why some of the most widely held beliefs in education... more...