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  • Breadline Britainby Stewart Lansley; Joanna Mack

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 15.99

    Poverty in Britain is at post-war highs and - even with economic growth - is set to increase yet further. Food bank queues are growing, levels of severe deprivation have been rising, and increasing numbers of children are left with their most basic needs unmet. Based on exclusive access to the largest ever survey of poverty in the UK, and its predecessor... more...

  • The Changing Face of the Heartlandby Jennifer Bradley

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    As baby boomers retire over the coming decades, one of the big questions facing the American economy is whether the younger, more diverse generation will be prepared to fill the demands of the workforce. In the next Brookings Essay, Jennifer Bradley, founding director of the new Aspen Institute Center on Urban Innovation and a former Brookings fellow,... more...

  • Commons, Sustainability, Democratizationby Hans Peter Hansen; Birger Steen Nielsen; Nadarajah Sriskandarajah; Ewa Gunnarsson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book presents theoretical discussions and practical examples of Action Research from Scandinavia, Latin America and Africa, primarily dealing with how to combine nature conservation and management with local democratic community development, seeing the renewal of Commons as a way to transcend the present dichotomy between these two dimensions.... more...

  • Equal Ever Afterby Lynne Featherstone

    Biteback Publishing 2016; US$ 14.57

    ?My story starts at the very end of the journey to equal marriage rights. I stand on the shoulders of giants...? In the future, people will find it difficult to believe that until 2014, somewhere between 5 and 10 per cent of Britain?s population were excluded from marriage. As Equalities Minister during the coalition government, Lynne Featherstone... more...

  • From Despair to Hopeby Henry G. Cisneros; Lora Engdahl; Kurt L. Schmoke

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    For decades, the federal government's failure to provide decent and affordable housing to very low-income families has given rise to severely distressed urban neighborhoods that defeat the best hopes of both residents and local officials. Now, however, there is cause for optimism. From Despair to Hope documents the evolution of HOPE VI, a federal... 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...

  • Integrating Social and Employment Policies in Europeby Martin Heidenreich; Deborah Rice

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    A central goal of European activation policies is to integrate social and employment policies into a coherent active inclusion approach that fosters social cohesion and enhances the employment chances of vulnerable groups. This requires a reorganisation of social and employment services especially at the local level. On the basis of empirical studies... more...

  • Intergovernmental Management for the 21st Centuryby Timothy J. Conlan; Paul L. Posner; Alice M. Rivlin

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    America's complex system of multi-layered government faces new challenges as a result of rapidly changing economic, technological, and demographic trends. An aging population, economic globalization, and homeland security concerns are among the powerful factors testing the system's capacity and flexibility. Major policy challenges and responses are... more...

  • Issues in Race and Ethnicityby CQ Researcher

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 36.00

    This new  Seventh Edition  takes a careful look at some of today?s most pressing matters in the politics of race and ethnicity, from the changing U.S. electorate and immigration debate to affirmative action and fixing urban schools. Sure to spark lively classroom discussion,  Issues in Race and Ethnicity  allows students to see an issue from all... more...