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  • Our Kidsby Robert D. Putnam

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone : why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It?s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in?a nation of opportunity, constrained... more...

  • Chasing the Screamby Johann Hari

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 22.99

    It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs to uncover its secrets – and he found that there is a startling gap between what we have been told and what is really going on. As strange as it may seem at first, drugs are... more...

  • The Dark Side of Prosperityby Mark Horsley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity examines questions of social identity, subjectivity and consumer motivation in close connection with the socio-cultural ideals of an ‘enjoyment... more...

  • Religion, Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Communist Countriesby Greg Simons; David Westerlund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The increasing significance and visibility of relationships between religion and public arenas and institutions following the fall of communism in Europe provide the core focus of this fascinating book. Leading international scholars consider the religious and political role of Christian Orthodoxy in the Russian Federation, Romania, Georgia and Ukraine... more...

  • Simulation for the Social Scientistby Nigel Gilbert; Klaus Troitzsch

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 51.00

    Interest in social simulation has been growing rapidly worldwide as a result of increasingly powerful hardware and software and also a rising interest in the application of ideas of complexity, evolution, adaptation and chaos in the social sciences. Simulation for the Social Scientist is a practical textbook on the techniques of building computer simulations... more...

  • The Effective Tax Burden on Highly Qualified Employersby Christina Elschner; Robert Schwager

    Springer 2006; US$ 99.00

    Taxes on the highly skilled are an important cost factor for companies competing internationally for talent. This book provides an international comparison of the effective level of taxes and social security charges imposed on highly qualified employees. Based on a newly developed inter-temporal simulation model, the attractiveness of 7 EU member states,... more...

  • Political Virtue and Shoppingby Michele Micheletti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 37.00

    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...

  • 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 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...