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  • Broken Bondsby Mitch Pearlstein

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In Broken Bonds, Mitch Pearlstein explores the declining state of the American family and what its disintegration means for our future. Based on candid interviews with over 30 leading family experts across the political spectrum, Pearlstein ruminates on the political, social, and spiritual fallout of this trend. In honest and frank conversations,... more...

  • Physical Safetyby Marjolein van The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)

    Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 32.50

    Ensuring the population’s physical safety is one of the core tasks of any government. In general, a government is typically held accountable for safe handling of hazardous substances, food safety, flood protection, controlling and preventing infectious diseases, as well as managing risks engendered by new technologies. In 2011, the Dutch Ministry... more...

  • Generation Unboundby Isabel V. Sawhill

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Over half of all births to young adults in the United States now occur outside of marriage, and many are unplanned. The result is increased poverty and inequality for children. The left argues for more social support for unmarried parents; the right argues for a return to traditional marriage. In Generation Unbound , Isabel V. Sawhill offers a... more...

  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Introductionby Andrew I Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    What makes a policy work? What should policies attempt to do, and what ought they not do? These questions are at the heart of both policy-making and ethics. Philosophy, Ethics and Public Policy: An Introduction examines these questions and more. Andrew I. Cohen uses contemporary examples and controversies, mainly drawn from policy in a North American... more...

  • End of Discussionby Mary Katharine Ham; Guy Benson

    Crown Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00

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  • Uncertainty and the Philosophy of Climate Changeby Martin Bunzl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    When it comes to climate change, the greatest difficulty we face is that we do not know the likely degree of change or its cost, which means that environmental policy decisions have to be made under uncertainty. This book offers an accessible philosophical treatment of the broad range of ethical and policy challenges posed by climate change uncertainty.... more...

  • Decolonizing Timeby Nichole Marie Shippen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Decolonizing Time: Work, Leisure, and Freedom demonstrates the importance of time as a central category for political theory, providing not only a history of the fight for time through political, feminist, and critical theory, but also assessing this tradition in the context of the United States. more...

  • Political Parties and the Concept of Powerby Danny Rye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    An original investigation of the nature of the forces that make members and representatives both loyal and beneficial to a contemporary political party, this book combines theoretical reflection with interview and archive material to provide a unique perspective on power, arguing that it is more complex and nuanced than is frequently assumed. more...

  • Obama, US Foreign Policy and the Dilemmas of Interventionby David Fitzgerald; David Ryan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This timely study analyses the ways in which competing ideologies and cultural narratives have influenced the Obama administration's decision-making on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, situating these decisions within the broader history of American foreign policy. more...

  • The World We Createby Frances Beinecke; Bob Deans; Sigourney Weaver

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 23.99

    Since the dawn of the modern environmental movement, Frances Beinecke has been on its front lines, leading the charge for clean air, fresh water, healthy wildlife and fertile lands. As she prepares to retire as president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, The World We Create captures the story of her remarkable tenure as head of America?s... more...