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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How Groups Matterby Gideon Calder; Magali Bessone; Federico Zuolo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    When groups feature in political philosophy, it is usually in one of three contexts: the redressing of past or current injustices suffered by ethnic or cultural minorities; the nature and scope of group rights; and questions around how institutions are supposed to treat a certain specific identity/cultural/ethnic group. What is missing from these... more...

  • Simulation for the Social Scientistby Nigel Gilbert; Klaus Troitzsch

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 51.00

    Interest in social simulation has been growing rapidly worldwide as a result of increasingly powerful hardware and software and also a rising interest in the application of ideas of complexity, evolution, adaptation and chaos in the social sciences. Simulation for the Social Scientist is a practical textbook on the techniques of building computer simulations... more...

  • The Effective Tax Burden on Highly Qualified Employersby Christina Elschner; Robert Schwager

    Springer 2006; US$ 89.99

    Taxes on the highly skilled are an important cost factor for companies competing internationally for talent. This book provides an international comparison of the effective level of taxes and social security charges imposed on highly qualified employees. Based on a newly developed inter-temporal simulation model, the attractiveness of 7 EU member states,... more...

  • The GM Debateby Tom Horlick-Jones; John Walls; Gene Rowe; Nick Pidgeon; Wouter Poortinga; Graham Murdock; Tim O'Riordan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Giving a unique and systematic account of the debate process, this revealing volume sets the government-sponsored debate on the possible commercialization of ?GM? crops in the UK within its political and intellectual contexts. more...

  • Political Virtue and Shoppingby Michele Micheletti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 35.00

    Political consumerism is turning the market into a site for politics and ethics. It is consumer choice of producers and products on the basis of attitudes and values of personal and family well-being as well as ethical or political assessment of business and government practice. In the face of economic globalization and a regulatory vacuum, consumers... more...

  • Prostitution, Politics & Policyby Roger Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 62.95

    Prostitution has become an extremely topical issue in recent years and attention has focused both on the situation of female prostitutes and the adequacy of existing forms of regulation. Prostitution, Politics & Policy  brings together the main debates and issues associated with prostitution to examine the range of policy options that are available. more...

  • Making Social Policy Workby John Hills; Julian Le Grand; David Piachaud

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? These are some of the questions discussed in this collection of essays by a distinguished panel of leading social policy... more...

  • The Activation Dilemmaby Dr Amilcar Moreira

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This ambitious book explores the employment effectiveness of minimum income schemes, and provides the first comprehensive examination of its dependency on how the rights and obligations of the recipients are defined. more...