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  • Open Borders and International Migration Policyby Joel S. Fetzer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Although philosophers debate the morality of open borders, few social scientists have explored what would happen if immigration were no longer limited. This book looks at three examples of temporarily unrestricted migration in Miami, Marseille, and Dublin and finds that the effects were much less catastrophic than opponents of immigration claim. more...

  • Reframing the Socialby Professor Poe Yu-ze Wan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Drawing extensively on the research findings of natural and social sciences both in America and Europe, Reframing the Social argues for a critical realist and systemist social ontology, designed to shed light on current debates in social theory concerning the relationship of social ontology to practical social research, and the nature of 'the social'.... 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...

  • Guarding the Golden Doorby Roger Daniels

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 16.99

    The federal government's efforts to pick and choose among the multitude of immigrants seeking to enter the United States began with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Conceived in ignorance and falsely presented to the public, it had undreamt of consequences, and this pattern has been rarely deviated from since. As renowned historian Roger Daniels... more...

  • Our Kidsby Robert D. Putnam

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 28.00

    A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone : why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It?s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in?a nation of opportunity, constrained... more...

  • Double Standardby James W. Russell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99

    Double Standard introduces students to social policy in the U.S. and Europe. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current social policies in light of the recent recession, the Affordable Care Act and how it compares to European health care, paid vacation on both sides of the Atlantic, and more. more...

  • Causality and Causal Modelling in the Social Sciencesby Federica Russo

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 189.00

    This investigation into causal modelling presents the rationale of causality; i.e. what guides reasoning in causal modeling. In contrast to the dominant paradigm, it argues that causal models are governed by a variation, rather than regularity or invariance. more...

  • Welfare State Transformationsby Dr Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 34.50

    This edited volume provides fresh empirical evidence of far reaching welfare state transformations in Europe and Japan that have changed the boundaries of the 'public' and 'private' domain within the mixed economies of welfare. Various modes of policy intervention are investigated, providing a nuanced account of reforms in the past decade. more...

  • Scandinavian Common Senseby Dominque Côté; Marie-France Raynauilt

    Baraka Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    At a time when austerity is claimed by some to be the only answer to today?s economic woes, a close look at the best practices used in Scandinavia is edifying. Decision makers everywhere dispose of ample evidence showing that social determinants have an impact on health and wellbeing. Yet governments develop policies that diverge enormously. Scandinavian... more...

  • Ireland Says Yesby Gráinne Healy; Brian Sheehan; Noel Whelan

    Irish Academic Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    A fast-paced, narrative account of the last 100 days of the campaign for a Yes vote in the 2015 Marriage Equality referendum in Ireland. more...