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  • 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 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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; 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...

  • Autonomyby 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...

  • Utopiaby Michael Hviid Jacobsen; Keith Tester

    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...

  • 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$ 100.00

    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...

  • Drug War Crimesby Jeffrey A. Miron

    Independent Institute 2004; US$ 10.99

    A balanced and sophisticated analysis of the true costs, benefits, and consequences of enforcing drug prohibition is presented in this book. Miron argues that prohibition?s effects on drug use have been modest and that prohibition has numerous side effects, most of them highly undesirable. In particular, prohibition is shown to directly increase violent... more...

  • Polarization and Transformation in Zimbabweby Erin McCandless

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 89.99

    This book investigates polarization and prospects for transformation in Zimbabwe through the lens of social movements working for land redistribution and constitutional change. It examines their strategy dilemmas, the outcomes of their choices, and the implications for transformative change and peace. more...