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  • The Age of Sustainable Developmentby Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    Jeffrey D. Sachs has shown himself to be one of the world?s most perceptive and original analysts of global development in his groundbreaking books, including The End of Poverty and Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. Now, in this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can address the seemingly... more...

  • Paying Bribes for Public Servicesby Richard Rose; Caryn Peiffer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book documents what happens when people encounter public officials. It draws on multi-national Barometer surveys asking questions about corruption and bribery in 119 countries. Clear prose, tables and figures report the answers given by more than 250,000 people and the conclusion sets out six principles for reducing bribery. more...

  • The Domestic Politics of Global Climate Changeby Guri Bang; Arild Underdal; Steinar Andresen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Why are some countries more willing and able than others to engage in climate change mitigation? The Domestic Politics of Global Climate Change compiles insights from experts in comparative politics and international relations to describe and explain climate policy trajectories of seven key actors: Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Russia,... more...

  • The Gardens of Democracyby Eric Liu; Nick Hanauer

    Sasquatch Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    American democracy is informed by the 18th century?s most cutting edge thinking on society, economics, and government. We?ve learned some things in the intervening 230 years about self interest, social behaviors, and how the world works. Now, authors Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer argue that some fundamental assumptions about citizenship, society, economics,... more...

  • Just Mercyby Bryan Stevenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times ? The Washington Post ? The Boston Globe ? The Seattle Times ? Esquire ? Time   Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles... more...

  • Securing Pension Provisionby Catherine Blair

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    By comparing Germany, France, the UK and the USA this study explores how governments have tackled the increased pressure of financing state pensions. Specifically, it looks at the approach of each of these countries to raising the age of entitlement in order to understand the ways in which this policy was introduced in different countries. more...

  • The Politics of Multiculturalismby Augie Fleras

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book develops an account of 'inclusive multicultural governance' which is contrasted with assimilationist and separatist/differentialist approaches to the political management of and accommodation of multicultural diversity in liberal democracies. more...

  • The Lost Children of Wilderby Nina Bernstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    In 1973 Marcia Lowry, a young civil liberties attorney, filed a controversial class-action suit that would come to be known as Wilder, which challenged New York City?s operation of its foster-care system. Lowry?s contention was that the system failed the children it was meant to help because it placed them according to creed and convenience, not according... more...

  • Disposable Peopleby Kevin Bales

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales's disturbing story of slavery today reaches from brick kilns in Pakistan and brothels in Thailand to the offices of multinational corporations. His investigation of conditions in Mauritania,... more...

  • Reign of Errorby Diane Ravitch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, ?whistle-blower extraordinaire? ( The Wall Street Journal ), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System  (?Important and riveting?? Library Journal ),  The Language Police  (?Impassioned . .... more...