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  • Aftershocksby Seva Gunitsky

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Over the past century, democracy spread around the world in turbulent bursts of change, sweeping across national borders in dramatic cascades of revolution and reform. Aftershocks is the first book to offer a detailed explanation for this wavelike spread and retreat?not only of democracy but also of its twentieth-century rivals, fascism and communism.... more...

  • The New United Nationsby John Allphin Jr. Moore; Jerry Pubantz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    With a fresh look at challenges to the UN in Syria, Iran, Russia, and elsewhere, the second edition of this successful text highlights new international trends toward global governance, holistic democracy and human development, and progress on peacebuilding and counterterrorism. A comprehensive guide to the world body's institutions, procedures, policies,... more...

  • Die Wasser der Gesellschaftby Herbert Willems

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 36.19

    Der Band versteht sich als ein soziologisch orientiertes Einführungs- und Lehrbuch zum Thema Trinkwasser, das bei zunehmender und facettenreicher werdender Relevanz sozial und sozialwissenschaftlich zunehmend fokussiert wird. Auf der Basis einer ausführlichen programmatischen Einführung von Herbert Willems versammelt der Band Beiträge, die in einem... more...

  • Freedom of Speech and Information in Global Perspectiveby Pekka Hallberg; Janne Virkkunen

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 111.34

    This book offers a unique exploration of the current state of freedom of speech as a basic right available to everyone. The research focuses on the different development stages of the concept of freedom of speech and the use of modern indicators to depict the its treatment  in different legal cultures, including the obligations under international... more...

  • Offshoreby Jamie Peck

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 49.99

    Offshore outsourcing ? the movement of jobs to lower-wage countries ? is one of the defining features of globalization. This book provides the first sustained investigation of the workings of the global sourcing industry, its business practices, its market dynamics, its technologies, and its politics. more...

  • Resistance and Change in World Politicsby Svenja Gertheiss; Stefanie Herr; Klaus Dieter Wolf; Carmen Wunderlich

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 129.20

    This edited volume analyses different forms of resistance against international institutions and charts their success or failure in changing the normative orders embodied in these institutions. Non-state groups and specific states alike advocate alternative global politics, at the same time finding themselves demonized as pariahs and outlaws... more...

  • To Unify a Nationby MK Rabbi Dov Lipman; Yair Lapid

    Urim Publications 2017; US$ 7.99

    Exploring the issues of the separation between religion and state in Israel, this book by Knesset parliament member Rabbi Dov Lipman lays out his vision for the future. Lipman was elected to the Yesh Atid party, which, though largely secular, calls for a more moderate and open form of Judaism. His is a voice of reason in the religious debates and... more...

  • Welfare State Transformations and Inequality in OECD Countriesby Melike Wulfgramm; Tonia Bieber; Stephan Leibfried

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 86.13

    This book analyzes how recent welfare state transformations across advanced democracies have shaped social and economic disparities. The authors observe a trend from a compensatory paradigm towards supply oriented social policy, and investigate how this phenomenon is linked to distributional outcomes. How ? and how much ? have changes in core social... more...

  • Non-Western Social Movements and Participatory Democracyby Ekim Arbatli; Dina Rosenberg

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 107.67

    This book analyzes social movements across a range of countries in the non-Western world: Bosnia, Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Palestine, Russia, Syria, Turkey and Ukraine in the period 2008 to 2016. The individual case studies investigate how political and social goals are framed nationally and globally, and the types of mobilization strategies used... more...

  • Changeby Jay Naidoo

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 11.00

    Unless there is significant change, the world is heading for an explosion. The growing gap between rich and poor is dangerous and unsustainable. The plundering of resources is damaging our planet. Something has to be done. In this book, Jay Naidoo harnesses his experience as a labour union organiser, government minister, social entrepreneur and global... more...