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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Autonomyby David Eden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • Utopiaby Michael Hviid Jacobsen; Keith Tester

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • Organising Neoliberalismby Philip Whitehead; Paul Crawshaw

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    This collection of essays explores the impact of neoliberalism within different organisational domains from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. more...

  • Mixed Methods in Comparative Politicsby Dirk Berg-Schlosser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book approaches current controversies concerning qualitative and quantitative procedures in the social sciences and incorporates new methods showing how they can supplement each other. It is based on a comprehensive international research project that readers can apply to their findings through the data set provided on the author's home page. more...