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  • 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...

  • Caughtby Marie Gottschalk; Marie Gottschalk

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders, yet reforms to reduce the numbers of those incarcerated have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, an ever-widening carceral state has sprouted in the shadows, extending its reach far beyond the prison gate. It sunders families and communities and reworks conceptions of democracy, rights,... more...

  • Savage Inequalitiesby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the... more...

  • IDRCby Bruce Muirhead; Ronald N. Harpelle

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2010; US$ 85.00

    The book focuses on the International Development Research Centre as a unique institution that has funded research in the developing South—research proposed and undertaken by Southern researchers—and how, as a result, it has had tremendous impact despite a relatively small budget. The IDRC is much better known in the developing South... more...

  • Myanmarby Kyaw Yin Hlaing; Robert H Taylor; Tin Maung Maung Than

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 65.90

    Seeking to look beyond the day-to-day headlines and judgemental comments on developments in Myanmar, this volume gets under the surface to look at the underlying issues which the country faces regardless of its political future. After looking back to essay the historical forces and human agencies which have shaped contemporary Myanmar, the volume addresses... more...

  • Marriage and Civilizationby William Tucker

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    William Tucker documents the historical and anthropological story behind how monogamous, lifelong partnerships are the driving force behind the creation and rise of civilization. more...

  • A World in Chaosby Carl Boggs; Thomas Pollard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 37.00

    Through an analysis of films such as American Beauty, Blade Runner, Natural Born Killers, and Thelma and Louise , Carl Boggs and Thomas Pollard explore the historical and theoretical shift from the long era of modernity to an emergent postmodernity and examine its intersection with film culture. more...

  • Breadline Britainby Stewart Lansley; Joanna Mack

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 15.99

    Poverty in Britain is at post-war highs and - even with economic growth - is set to increase yet further. Food bank queues are growing, levels of severe deprivation have been rising, and increasing numbers of children are left with their most basic needs unmet. Based on exclusive access to the largest ever survey of poverty in the UK, and its predecessor... more...

  • Issues in Race and Ethnicityby CQ Researcher

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    This new  Seventh Edition  takes a careful look at some of today’s most pressing matters in the politics of race and ethnicity, from the changing U.S. electorate and immigration debate to affirmative action and fixing urban schools. Sure to spark lively classroom discussion,  Issues in Race and Ethnicity  allows students to see an issue from all... more...