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  • Development as Freedomby Amartya Sen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics,  an essential and  paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire... more...

  • What Money Can't Buyby Michael Sandel

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons, auctioning admission to elite universities, or selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? Isn't there something... more...

  • Social policyby Paul Spicker

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 35.96

    Social Policy: Themes and approaches is a fully revised, updated and extended edition of a bestselling social policy textbook, extensively reworked and adapted to meet the needs of its international readership. The book lays out the architecture of social policy as a field of study, providing a sense of the scope, range and purpose of the subject while... more...

  • Negotiating Sex Workby Carisa R. Showden; Samantha Majic

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    Globally, discussions about sex work focus on exploitation. The media regularly provides us with stories about teen girls coerced to perform sexual acts for money, frequently beaten and robbed by their pimps or traffickers. While one would have to be hard-pressed to deny that sex workers are victimized, the popular media and our political leaders... 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...

  • Irregular Armyby Matt Kennard

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 24.95

    Since the launch of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars?now the longest wars in American history?the US military has struggled to recruit troops. It has responded, as Matt Kennard?s explosive investigative report makes clear, by opening its doors to neo-Nazis, white supremacists, gang members, criminals of all stripes, the overweight, and the mentally ill.... 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...

  • Ecological Politics and Democratic Theoryby Mathew Humphrey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This volume examines the reasons why some despair at the prospects for an ecological form of democracy, and challenges the recent ?deliberative turn? in environmental political thought. Deliberative democracy has become popular for those seeking a reconciliation of these two forms of politics. Demand for equal access to a public forum in which... more...