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  • European Political Economyby Leila Simona Talani

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The first part of this book provides an overview of political science approaches to European political economy, both mainstream and critical ones. As such, it contributes directly to the current debate among scholars of political science and international political economy concerning the nature of the process of European integration. The second part... 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...

  • The Assets Perspectiveby Reid Cramer; Trina R. Williams Shanks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    The economy's struggles to overcome the lingering effects of the Great Recession presented unique but essential questions.The book considers a full range of data which considers how this recent experience has impacted households, providing a thorough and contemporary treatment of how the assets perspective has prompted changes within social policy.... 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...

  • 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$ 25.24

    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...