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  • Before Roeby Rosemary Nossiff

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    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 Question of Commitmentby R. Brian Howe; Katherine Covell

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 42.95

    In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights of children. A Question of Commitment: Children's Rights in Canada is the first book to assess the extent to which Canada has fulfilled this commitment.... more...

  • Culture and External Relationsby Ms Monika Mokre; Mr Jozef Bátora

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    While the importance of culture has been on the rise in the realm of foreign affairs, its role in this field remains one of the most under-studied aspects of state policy. In this book, a range of international experts take an unprecedented look at the role culture plays in the European Union's foreign affairs. more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 74.95

    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...

  • Beggars and Choosersby Rickie Solinger

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 22.99

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, advocates of legal abortion mostly used the term rights when describing their agenda. But after Roe v. Wade, their determination to develop a respectable, nonconfrontational movement encouraged many of them to use the word choice-- an easier concept for people weary of various rights movements. At first the... more...

  • Nachhaltigkeit in der deutschen Familienpolitikby Regina Ahrens

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Ursprünglich in der Umweltpolitik entstanden, gewinnt das Leitbild der Nachhaltigkeit seit der Jahrtausendwende auch in der deutschen Familienpolitik kontinuierlich an Bedeutung. Im Widerspruch zum augenscheinlichen Interesse familienpolitischer Akteure an einer Verbindung der Themen ?Familienpolitik? und ?Nachhaltigkeit? steht die Tatsache, dass dem... more...

  • Empirical Analysis on Income Inequality of Chinese Residentsby Yunbo Zhou; Yan Qin

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 139.00

    This book examines income inequality in China using a two-sectors model to analyze the impact of population migration from urban areas to rural areas on income inequality of residents. Includes an economic mode explaining the causes of rent-seeking activities. more...

  • Autonomyby Mr David Eden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    This volume explores and critiques one of the most dynamic terrains of political theory sometimes referred to as 'Autonomist Marxism' or post-Operaismo. Taking three divergent manifestations of Autonomist Marxism found in the works of John Holloway, Antonio Negri and Paul Virno, David Eden examines how each approach questions the nature of... more...

  • Utopia: Social Theory and the Futureby Professor Keith Tester; Professor Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    In addition to considering the role of social theory in the imagination of alternative futures, this volume reflects on how social theory may assist us in understanding and appreciating utopia or utopianism as a special topic of interest, a special subject matter, a special analytical focus or a special normative dimension of sociological thinking.... more...

  • Why We Whisperby David J. Woodard; Jim DeMint

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 25.99

    Why Whisper? calls on Americans who believe in traditional values to resist the urge to stay silent and thus safe under the shameless onslaught of pressure, intimidation, and ridicule from the San Francisco-loving, NY Times reading, multicultural, anti-business, French-first, tree-hugging secular progressives and liberal political elites. more...