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  • The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Smallby Marian Wright Edelman

    Hyperion 2008; US$ 23.58

    In America today, the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest ever recorded--larger than any other industrialized nation. It has become far too easy to ignore the hardships of millions of children plagued by poverty, poor health, illiteracy, violence, adult hypocrisy, and injustice. As founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund,... more...

  • The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Smallby Marian Wright Edelman

    Hyperion 2008; Not Available

    In America today, the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest ever recorded--larger than any other industrialized nation. It has become far too easy to ignore the hardships of millions of children plagued by poverty, poor health, illiteracy, violence, adult hypocrisy, and injustice. As founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund,... more...

  • Negotiating Sex Workby Carisa R. Showden; Samantha Majic

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    Globally, discussions about sex work focus on exploitation. The media regularly provides us with stories about teen girls coerced to perform sexual acts for money, frequently beaten and robbed by their pimps or traffickers. While one would have to be hard-pressed to deny that sex workers are victimized, the popular media and our political leaders... more...

  • A HISTORY OF WOMEN'S SECLUSION IN Tby J Dianne Garner; Linn Prentis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Learn how the seclusion of women can be used as a feminist defense against exploitation—and as an empowering force Internationally acclaimed author Ann Chamberlin?s book, A History of Women?s Seclusion in the Middle East: The Veil in the Looking Glass is a critical interdisciplinary examination of the practice of seclusion of women throughout the... more...

  • Gendering Politics and Policyby Heidi I. Hartmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Top feminist theorists and scholars examine the latest developments in gender politics and policy around the world Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States discusses in depth how women and women?s perspectives are changing politics and policy in both the United States and around the world.... more...

  • Communism and Developmentby Robert Bideleux

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1985, this book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of the diverse Communist development strategies that shaped the twentieth century. Robert Bideleux emphasises the appalling human and economic costs of the most widely adopted ?Stalinist? strategies of forced industrialisation and rural collectivisation. He also reconsiders the... more...

  • The Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of EU Governanceby Maria Joᾶ Rodrigues; o; Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 44.95

    Research on European governance is central to understanding both the process of European integration and its external influence as a laboratory for multilateralism. This volume focuses on the impact of the recent Eurozone crisis and its far-reaching implications for European governance both inside and outside the EU borders. more...

  • Beyond Religious Right and Secular Left Rhetoricby Karin Fry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book covers arguments made by various sides of the political-religious divide from the past 30 years, showing what the actual differences are between these groups. By stressing the typically ignored similarities, the book better informs partisans and the public to move debate forward. more...

  • International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policyby S. Harper; K. Hamblin

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy makers, the private sector and civil society. It examines various national state approaches to welfare provisions for older people, and highlights alternatives based around the voluntary and third-party... more...

  • Migration and Freedomby B. K. Blitz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘An advance, both analytically and empirically, for migration studies. With a base in international law and political theory, Blitz admirably opens up the ambiguous question of freedom of movement in relation to the restrictions still imposed by national borders and sovereignty, and the difficulties migrants face turning movement into successful... more...