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  • The Italian welfare state in a European perspectiveby Ugo Ascoli; Emmanuele Pavolini

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 45.95

    This is the first Englishlanguage book to take a comparative look at the Italian welfare state as a whole since the 2008 economic crisis and will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers as well as students. more...

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

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50 US$ 18.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Beggars and Choosersby Rickie Solinger

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 7.39

    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$ 33.84

    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$ 108.86

    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...

  • 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...