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  • State of Exceptionby Giorgio Agamben; Kevin Attell

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Two months after the attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration, in the midst of what it perceived to be a state of emergency, authorized the indefinite detention of noncitizens suspected of terrorist activities and their subsequent trials by a military commission. Here, distinguished Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben uses such circumstances to argue... more...

  • Who Governs Southern Europe?by Pedro Tavares de Almeida; Nancy Bermeo; Antonio Costa Pinto

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    In modern politics, cabinet ministers are major actors in the arena of power as they occupy a strategic locus of command from which vital, authoritative decisions flow continuously. Who are these uppermost policy-makers? What are their background characteristics and credentials? How are they selected and which career paths do they travel in their... more...

  • Taxation and the Financial Crisisby Julian S. Alworth; Giampaolo Arachi

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 99.99

    This book examines how tax policies contributed to the financial crisis; whether taxation can play a role in the reform efforts to establish a sounder and safer financial system; and the pros and cons of various tax initiatives. more...

  • Promoting Sustainable Local and Community Economic Developmentby Roland V. Anglin

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 83.95

    Growing local economies, empowering communities, revitalizing downtowns, developing entrepreneurship, building leadership, and enhancing nonprofits ? you can achieve all these benefits and more with a comprehensive and strategic revitalization plan. Chronicling the struggle of local revitalization as organizers move from trial and error to effective... more...

  • Welfare State, Universalism and Diversityby Anneli Anttonen; Liisa Haikio; Stefansson Kolbeinn

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Welfare State, Universalism and Diversity is a thought-provoking book dealing with key ideas, values and principles of social policies and asking what exactly is meant by universal benefits and policies? Is the time of post-war universalism over? Are universalism and diversity contradictory policy and theory framings? Well-known scholars from different... more...

  • Constitutionalism and Political Reconstructionby Sad Amir Arjomand

    BRILL 2007; US$ 136.00

    This book offers a unique interdisciplinary comparison of the dominant trends in constitutional developments and legal change across different regions of the world in the last half century, bringing together the constitution-making of the post-colonial era with the post-communist political reconstruction and globalization of constitutionalism. more...

  • Social Mix and the Cityby Kathy Arthurson

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 55.00

    Critically appraises how 'social mix' has been constructed historically in urban planning and housing policy. more...

  • Dangerous Democracies and Partying Prime Ministersby Chad Atkinson

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    This book examines the powerful effect of the inner political structures (political parties and electoral systems) and processes (electoral cycles) of democratic states upon leaders' foreign policy decisions by appealing to the belief that leaders wish to remain in power. The use of both a game theoretic model and statistical assessment provide a rigorous... more...

  • Creating Competitivenessby David B. Audretsch; Mary Walshok

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Although competitiveness is typically associated with firms, they are not the only organizational body whose performance is dependent upon competitiveness. This poignant insightful book focuses on how the varied economic performance of cities and regions, both within nations as well as across nations, during the era of the 'Great Recession'... more...

  • Corrections, Mental Health, and Social Policyby Robert K. Ax; Thomas J. Fagan

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 69.95

    This book is well suited to readers dealing with correctional issues in today’s complex global society. Given the task of providing adequate mental health care to the burgeoning U.S. prison population, including those thousands with serious mental illnesses who have defaulted from the nation’s disjointed mental health systems, the book provides... more...