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  • Development as Freedomby Amartya Sen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The New York Times "A new approach . . . refreshing, thoughtful, and human. Sen's optimism and no-nonsense proposals leave one feeling that perhaps there is a solution." -- Business Week "The . . . perspective that Mr. Sen describes and advocates has great attractions.  Chief among them is that, by cutting through the sterile debate for or against... more...

  • Parties, Gender Quotas and Candidate Selection in Franceby Dr Rainbow Murray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Gender quotas are a growing worldwide phenomenon, yet their variable implementation remains under-researched. Using the prominent case study of France this book approaches quotas from the perspective of the key actors responsible for them ? political parties. more...

  • Work, Family Policies and Transitions to Adulthood in Europeby Trudie Knijn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book analyzes how the current generation of young adults enters the labour market and tries to create their own autonomous household, with or without children, exploring questions such as what does it mean to be a young adult in Europe today and what social policies help them to combine work and family life? more...

  • It Takes a Villageby Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 25.00

    "It Takes a Village deserves to be read...it would be a loss if the nation missed this opportunity to address the issues Hillary Rodham Clinton raises." -- The Christian Science Monitor more...

  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post?Civil War period that shaped modern America In this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction , Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles... 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$ 27.95

    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$ 32.99

    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...