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  • 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...

  • Social policyby Paul Spicker

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 35.96

    Social Policy: Themes and approaches is a fully revised, updated and extended edition of a bestselling social policy textbook, extensively reworked and adapted to meet the needs of its international readership. The book lays out the architecture of social policy as a field of study, providing a sense of the scope, range and purpose of the subject while... more...

  • The Global Youth Wellbeing Indexby Nicole Goldin; Payal Patel; Katherine Perry

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 39.99

    This report details the Initiative?s findings, recommendations, and methodology used to construct the Global Youth Wellbeing Index. It is the hope of the Initiative that policymakers, donors, and youth are able to use this tool as the world moves forward with the post-2015 agenda. more...

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

    Hyperion 2008; US$ 26.12

    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...

  • Women and the Familyby Beth Hess; Marvin B Sussman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Despite the pervasive changes that have taken place in women?s lives in the past twenty-five years--increased participation in the labor force, the attainment of higher levels of education, and higher salaries--comparable changes in the division of family labor and in the roles of men have lagged considerably. In this timely book, the editors and other... more...

  • The German Strangerby William H.F. Altman; Michael Zank

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 59.99

    The German Stranger provides a guide to Leo Strauss that situates his thought in the context of National Socialism; by destroying any middle ground between 'Athens' and 'Jerusalem,' Strauss undermined modernity's secular bulwark against political theology. Once National Socialism is understood as an atheistic religion re-enacted by post-Revelation... more...

  • China's Urban Health Care Reformby Chack-kie Wong; Vai Io Lo; Kwong-leung Tang

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 32.99

    One way to describe the importance of social policy is to say it's about 'what is and what might be.' This ethos is the driving force behind Chack-Kie Wong, Vai Io Lo, and Kwong-leung Tang's China's Urban Health Care Reform. Based on a study of a mid-level city in China, these three scholars provide analysis and offer theory-based recommendations on... more...

  • The Failure of China's Democratic Reformsby Zaijun Yuan

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 29.99

    In its propaganda, the Chinese Communist Party does not deny the value of ?democracy?, but it insists that democracy in China can be only ?socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics?. The most essential nature of such ?democracy? is that it is under the single-party system and it excludes multi-party politics and competitive elections. In... 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...

  • 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...