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  • 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...

  • Women, Families, and Feminist Politicsby J Dianne Garner; Suzanne Cherrin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    Women and their roles within families must be understood within the context of ethnic traditions, religion, and culture. Women, Families, and Feminist Politics: A Global Exploration combines all of these aspects to evaluate the similarities and differences of women around the world. Readers will learn about diverse theories relating to women and their... more...

  • Applied Demography in the 21st Centuryby Steve H. Murdock; David A. Swanson

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    The topic of Applied Demography is clearly evolving as its practitioners become involved in the emerging trends of the Twenty-First Century. This book derived from the first post-2000 national conference on Applied Demography, held in San Antonio, Texas, January 7-9, 2007, at The University of Texas. The conference presented a unique opportunity and... more...

  • Yet a Strangerby Deborah Mathis

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    In a provocative examination of the state of race relations today, Deborah Mathis provides personal and sociological perspective on what it feels like for African Americans who continue to be segregated spiritually and emotionally from the rest of the country. Mathis airs mutual fears and suppositions and shines a spotlight on how far we still have... more...

  • Investing in the Disadvantagedby David L. Weimer; Aidan R. Vining

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    A comprehensive review of how cost-benefit analysis can improve effectiveness and efficiency in the most important areas of social policy. more...

  • The Other Half of Genderby Maria C. Correia

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    This book is an attempt to bring the gender and development debate full circle—from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. The chapters in this book explore definitions of masculinity and male identities in a variety of social contexts,... more...

  • From Inside Brazilby Vinod Thomas

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    Fifth in population and geographical size and fourteenth in total income, Brazil is not only a regional, but also potentially a global force. Will Brazil capitalize on its huge strengths and emerge as a true global leader, or will it miss out on its great opportunity? This book lays out the crucial dimensions of Brazil?s development prospects ? and... more...

  • Policy and Choiceby William J. Congdon; Jeffrey Kling; Sendhil Mullainathan

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Traditional public finance provides a powerful framework for policy analysis, but it relies on a model of human behavior that the new science of behavioral economics increasingly calls into question. In Policy and Choice economists William Congdon, Jeffrey Kling, and Sendhil Mullainathan argue that public finance not only can incorporate many lessons... more...

  • Before Roeby Rosemary Nossiff

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 30.95

    Few issues in contemporary U.S> politics have remained on the public agenda so long and so divisively as abortion policy. The landmark Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Waade, which held that laws prohibiting first trimester abortions were illegal because they violated a woman's right to privacy, still generates heated controversy today, a quarter... more...

  • A History of Intelligence and "Intellectual Disability"by C.F. Goodey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 69.95

    C.F. Goodey traces the interplay between human types and the changing characteristics attributed to them, from the twelfth-century beginnings of European social administration through to the onset of today's formal human science disciplines. In proposing a theory of intellectual disability as historically contingent, this paradigm-shifting work... more...