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  • Autonomyby Mr David Eden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Utopia: Social Theory and the Futureby Professor Keith Tester; Professor Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Gay Conservativesby Kenneth Cimino W

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Discover why LGBT voters support conservative political platforms that don?t benefit the LGBT community Recent studies show that the vast majority of the LGBT community considers itself politically liberally. Yet nearly 25% of all LGBT voters helped re-elect George W. Bush in 2004—who are these people and why did they make that choice? Gay Conservatives... 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...

  • Challenging Medicineby David Kelleher; Jonathan Gabe; Gareth Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This highly topical and controversial book presents a lively re-appraisal of the current changes to the health service and analyzes their effects on the status and practice of health professionals. Modern medicine is a powerful institution. With the help of highly-developed drugs and surgical techniques, it promises to relieve suffering, improve... 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...

  • The short guide to social policyby John Hudson; Stefan Kuhner

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    This short but systematic introductory text offers a clear and concise overview of the competing policy mechanisms that are typically used in the major pillars of social policy. 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...