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  • Investing in the Disadvantagedby David L. Weimer; Aidan R. Vining

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    A comprehensive review of how cost-benefit analysis can improve effectiveness and efficiency in the most important areas of social policy. more...

  • The Student's Companion to Social Policyby Pete Alcock; Margaret May; Sharon Wright

    Wiley 2011; US$ 59.95

    The fourth edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy maintains the text's inimitable and best-selling approach. Written by a wide range of experts in the field, it has been extensively updated and revised to take account of recent developments and debates and changing political and economic configurations.   Includes an additional... more...

  • Rethinking the Public Sphere Through Transnationalizing Processesby Armando Salvatore; Oliver Schmidtke; Hans-Jörg Trenz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This book discusses the extent to which the theoretical relevance and analytical rigor of the concept of the public sphere is affected by current processes of transnationalization. The contributions address fundamental questions concerning the viability of a socially and politically effective public sphere in a post-Westphalian world.... more...

  • British Muslim Politicsby Parveen Akhtar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    Although there has emerged a huge interest in the Muslim communities in Britain since 9/11 and 7/7, few academic studies have focused on the political processes within Muslim communities and the impacts these have on civic engagement. This book examines the political biographies and religious identities of British Muslims of Pakistani descent. more...

  • The Character of Harmsby Malcolm K. Sparrow

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    A new and powerful approach to tackling the complex problems facing society. more...

  • Health Care Reform and American Politicsby Lawrence R. Jacobs; Theda Skocpol

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 12.99

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation. The new law extends health insurance to nearly all Americans, fulfilling a century-long quest and bringing the United States to parity with other industrial nations. Affordable Care aims to control rapidly rising health care... more...

  • American Hungerby Eli Saslow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 1.99

    An eBook short. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year?from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee?to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America's growing... more...

  • Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politicsby Eve Sandberg; Kenza Aqertit

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template for studying change in national gender institutions that can be adopted by practitioners and scholars in other settings. more...

  • Ostpreussenby Andreas Kossert

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.53

    Ostpreußen ruft unterschiedliche Bilder in uns hervor: Königsberger Klopse, Ännchen von Tharau, Bernstein, Elche, Störche, Immanuel Kant, So zärtlich war Suleyken, Führerhauptquartier Wolfsschanze, Tannenberg. Andreas Kossert, exzellenter Kenner der Region und ihrer Geschichte, führt den Leser in diesem elegant geschriebenen Band von Preußens Ursprüngen... more...

  • The Political Empowerment of the Cocaleros of Bolivia and Peruby Ursula Durand Ochoa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book offers a comparative analysis of the distinct experiences of the Peruvian and Bolivian cocaleros as political actors. In doing so, it illustrates how coca, an internationally criminalzsed good, affected the path and outcome of cocalero political empowerment in each case. more...