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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Political entities use culture to support their soft power potential, to generate goodwill, to frame international agenda in particular ways, to erect and re-enact boundaries and/or to create societal linkages across them. 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... 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...

  • Das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen - Kollaps oder Reanimation des Sozialstaates?by Katja Thimm

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 14.31

    Spätestens mit der Einführung der sogenannten "Hartz-Reformen", der "Agenda 2010" und der "Politik des Förderns und Forderns" ist die Kritik am deutschen Sozialstaat unüberhörbar geworden. Die längst aufgekeimte gesellschaftliche Debatte um neue, soziale Fragen von Armut und Ungleichheit, Prekarität, Exklusion, Spaltung... 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; Not Available

    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...