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  • In Praise of Ageingby Patricia Edgar

    The Text Publishing Company 2013; US$ 32.99

    Retirement is not the time to cut all ties and head off to live in a warm climate but rather to ask: Who do I want to be near? How will my relationships be reaffirmed? What do I care about? What can I create and contribute to the world? Meet Jim Brierley, who was still jumping out of planes aged eighty-eight. And Muriel Crabtree, whose exhibition... more...

  • The Success of Sanctionsby Asst Prof Francesco Giumelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The effectiveness of sanctions cannot purely be measured by the way they change the behaviour of their intended target. The degree to which sanctions constrain a rogue state's behaviour and the signals they send to future targets should also be prime considerations. In this thought provoking book Francesco Giumelli measures the true effectiveness... more...

  • Radicalism Unveiledby Dr Farhaan Wali; Dr Lee Marsden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Radicalism Unveiled is an essential and unique contribution to our knowledge concerning the rise of Islamic radicalism in Britain. Through the study of Hizb ut-Tahrir (The Liberation Party), the spectre of radicalisation looms large and Muslim youth in Britain are increasingly linked to this group, making a critical examination of this complex phenomenon... more...

  • Irregular Armyby Matt Kennard

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 24.95

    Since the launch of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars?now the longest wars in American history?the US military has struggled to recruit troops. It has responded, as Matt Kennard?s explosive investigative report makes clear, by opening its doors to neo-Nazis, white supremacists, gang members, criminals of all stripes, the overweight, and the mentally ill.... more...

  • Diálogo socialby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2013; US$ 16.00

    El presente informe se inspira en el gran corpus de informes técnicos, estudios documentales, investigaciones y documentos de orientación de la OIT, además de informes del Consejo de Administración relativos al diálogo social, constituido a lo largo de los diez años transcurridos desde la adopción, en 2002, de la... more...

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

    Hachette Books 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...

  • Religion and Democratizationsby Jeffrey Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book examines key debates on religion and democratization from three main perspectives: Religious traditions have core elements which are more or less conducive to democratization and democracy; Religious traditions may be multi-vocal ? but at any moment there may be dominant voices more or less receptive to and encouraging of democratization;... 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...

  • European Political Economyby Dr Leila Simona Talani

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    As with the previous version (Ashgate 2004), this second edition is divided, for didactic purposes, into two parts. The first part 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... more...

  • Social Developmentby James O. Midgley

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 32.00

    Featuring definitions, theoretical debates, coverage of social development practice, and discussion of future challenges, this key new text introduces students to all aspects of Social Development studies more...