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  • A Nation of Moochersby Charles J. Sykes

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    We have experienced a shift in American character: we?ve become a nation of moochers. Increasingly dependent on the efforts of others over our own, Americans are free to freeload. From the corporate bailouts on Wall Street to the alarming increases in personal default and dependency, from questionable tax exemptions to enormous pension, healthcare,... more...

  • Transforming Gendered Well-Being in Europeby Alison E. Woodward; Jean-Michel Bonvin; MercŔ Renom

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    Social movements can improve the well-being of men and women but are frequently analysed through a gender-neutral lens. Taking an international and cross-disciplinary perspective, this book examines the impact of social movements on political and material well-being, self-definition and the capabilities to be gendered political actors in transnational... more...

  • Gay Rights at the Ballot Boxby Amy L. Stone

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 68.00

    From Boulder in 1974 to Maine Question 1 in 2009, the first comprehensive history of the LGBT movement?s fight against anti-gay ballot measures more...

  • Boosting Competitiveness Through Decentralizationby Aylin Topal

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the relationship between global economic processes and decentralization. It argues that through decentralization policies, the imperatives of neoliberal rules of competitiveness have been diffused into local governments and economies, generating different local development models. Whether decentralization produces democratic opening... more...

  • Neoliberalism and Technoscienceby Luigi Pellizzoni; Marja Yl÷nen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    A rich exploration of the overall logic of technoscientific innovation within late capitalism, and the emergence of a novel view of human agency with regard to the social and natural world, this volume reveals the interdependence of technoscience and the neoliberalization of society. Presenting the latest research from a leading team of scholars, Neoliberalism... more...

  • Turkey and the European Unionby ăigdem Nas; Yonca Ízer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    The accession of Turkey to the EU presents a fascinating case study for all those with an interest in europeanisation. Officially recognised as a candidate for full membership in 1999 Turkey's negotiations with the EU have been protracted and highly controversial. Turkey and the European Union; Processes of Europeanisation offers a coherent and... more...

  • Everyday Revolutionsby Marina A. Sitrin

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 26.95

    In the wake of the global financial crisis, disparate groups of people are coming together to resist corporate globalization and seek a more positive way forward. But in Argentina such radical transformations have been taking place for years, with workers running factories themselves and people taking over land to build homes and schools. Daring and... more...

  • Identity and Controlby Harrison C. White

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    In this completely revised edition of one of the foundational texts of network sociology, Harrison White refines and enlarges his groundbreaking theory of how social structure and culture emerge from the chaos and uncertainty of social life. Incorporating new contributions from a group of young sociologists and many fascinating and novel case studies,... more...

  • The EU's Lisbon Strategyby Paul Copeland; Dimitris Papadimitriou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    How successful was the EU's Lisbon Strategy? This volume provides the first comprehensive assessment of the Strategy and reflects on its key developments during its 10-year cycle. The volume contains both theoretical and empirical contributions by some of the leading scholars of EU studies across the social sciences. more...

  • The squeezed middleby Sophia Parker

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The squeezed middle" brings together leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic to ask what the UK can learn from the US experience of stagnating wages and rising living costs." more...