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  • The GM Debateby Tom Horlick-Jones; John Walls; Gene Rowe; Nick Pidgeon; Wouter Poortinga; Graham Murdock; Tim O'Riordan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book tells the story of an unprecedented experiment in public participation: the government-sponsored debate on the possible commercialization of ?GM? crops in the UK. Giving a unique and systematic account of the debate process, this revealing volume sets it within its political and intellectual contexts, and examines the practical implications... more...

  • Political Virtue and Shoppingby Michele Micheletti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 35.00

    Political consumerism is turning the market into a site for politics and ethics. It is consumer choice of producers and products on the basis of attitudes and values of personal and family well-being as well as ethical or political assessment of business and government practice. In the face of economic globalization and a regulatory vacuum, consumers... more...

  • Prostitution, Politics & Policyby Roger Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 62.95

    Prostitution has become an extremely topical issue in recent years and attention has focused both on the situation of female prostitutes and the adequacy of existing forms of regulation. Prostitution, Politics & Policy  brings together the main debates and issues associated with prostitution in order to examine the range of policy options that are... more...

  • The Activation Dilemmaby Dr Amilcar Moreira

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This ambitious book explores the employment effectiveness of minimum income schemes, and provides the first comprehensive examination of its dependency on how the rights and obligations of the recipients are defined. more...

  • Well-Beingby Dr Beverley Searle

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This book considers what makes us happy, using a new approach that directly addresses the circumstances under which high subjective well-being is experienced, often with surprising results. more...

  • Making Social Policy Workby John Hills; Julian Le Grand; David Piachaud

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? These are some of the questions discussed in this collection of essays by a distinguished panel of leading social policy... more...

  • The Federal Nationby Iwan W. Morgan; Philip J. Davies

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This volume gathers contributors from both the US and UK to provide a comparative examination of federalism in the Bush era, a period of huge change in national politics, but also one of significant shifts in US federalism in relation to social and socioeconomic issues. more...

  • No Growth without Equity?by Michael Walton

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 34.99

    Equity and growth are central concerns for development. They are often treated as separate questions, both in economic and social analysis and development policy. This separation is neither good theory nor good practice. This book examines the relationship between equity and growth in Mexico. The central thesis is that Mexico’s poor growth performance... more...

  • A Generation of Change, a Lifetime of Difference?by Martin Evans; Lewis Williams

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    This original book provides an overview of changes in social and fiscal policy since the 1970s, using an original and unique lifetime simulation approach to analyse how changes in these policies would affect people of low median and high income living in 1979, 1997 and 2008 if they lived their whole lives under the policy rules in place in these years. more...

  • Taking the Crime Out of Sex Workby Gillian Abel; Lisa Fitzgerald; Catherine Healy

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 99.00

    This book examines the decriminalisation of all sectors of sex work in New Zealand. It provides first hand views and experience on this policy from the point of view of those involved in the sex industry, as well as people involved in developing, implementing, researching and reviewing the policies. more...