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  • Moored to the Continentby Mark Baimbridge; Philip B. Whyman; Brian Burkitt

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 20.99

    Is there an alternative to EU membership? What if Britain left the EU? Would it be a disastrous or liberating experience? What trade relationships could the UK forge outside the EU? How would economic and social policy be different? What are the implications for sovereignty and democracy?This text seeks to answer these questions through exploring the... 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...

  • Investing in Childrenby Ariel Kalil; Ron Haskins; Jenny Chesters

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    Investing in Children: Work, Education, and Social Policy in Two Rich Countries presents new research by leading scholars in Australia and the United States on economic factors that influence children's development and the respective social policies that the two nations have designed to boost human capital development. The volume is organized... 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 Ylönen

    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 Çigdem Nas; Yonca Özer

    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...

  • Lesbian Academic Couplesby Michelle Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 56.95

    Learn how lesbian couples deal with political, social, and legal issues related to their relationships—and their professions Lesbian Academic Couples is a collection of writings by scholars who examine—in theory and in narrative—issues faced by partners working in the academic field, including the politics of spousal hiring, discrimination in hiring... more...