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

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Issues in Race and Ethnicityby CQ Researcher

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 38.00

    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...

  • Policies to Address Poverty in Americaby Melissa S. Kearney; Benjamin H. Harris

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 0.00

    One-in-seven adults and one-in-five children in the United States live in poverty. Individuals and families living in poverty not only lack basic, material necessities, but they are also disproportionally afflicted by many social and economic challenges. Some of these challenges include the increased possibility of an unstable home situation, inadequate... 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...

  • Combating Poverty in Europeby Rune Halvorsen; Bjørn Hvinden

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    Discovering methods to combat poverty and social exclusion has now become a major political challenge in Europe. This book offers an original and timely analysis of how actors at the European, national and subnational levels meet this challenge. Combining perspectives on multilevel and network coordination, the editors discuss to what extent actors... 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...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Managementby Professor Per Lægreid; Professor Tom Christensen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95

    This new in paperback edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of current research in the field of New Public Management (NPM) reform. Aimed primarily at a student readership with a special interest in contemporary public-sector reforms, The Ashgate Research Companion to New Public Management offers a refreshing and up-to-date analysis... more...

  • Hegemony and Heteronormativityby Dr Antke Engel; Prof Dr María do Mar Castro Varela; Prof Dr Nikita Dhawan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    This book reflects on 'the political' in queer theory and politics by revisiting two of its key categories: hegemony and heteronormativity. It explores the specific insights offered by these categories and the ways in which they augment the analysis of power and domination from a queer perspective, whilst also examining the possibilities for political... more...