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  • Against Old Europeby Raphael Schlembach

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the work of key theorists critical of globalization, including Habermas, Negri, Holloway, Postone and de Benoist, this book examines critical theory approaches to alter-globalization, illustrated with concrete examples of movements within contemporary Europe. In so doing, it invites readers to explore the charges of nationalism, anti-Americanism... more...

  • Losing Our Wayby Bob Herbert

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way In his eighteen years as an opinion columnist for The New York Times , Herbert championed the working poor and the middle class. After filing his last column in 2011, he set off on a journey... 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...

  • Social and Community Development Practiceby Manohar Pawar

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Social and Community Development Practice  makes a persuasive case for employing a social development approach to community development practice at local and village levels. Towards this end, the book offers a conceptual clarity of social and community development (SCD) by adding new dimensions. It also shows the significance of social policy education... 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...

  • Netzwerke in der kommunalen Familienpolitikby David Juncke

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 31.26

    In der kommunalen Familienpolitik hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren ein kooperativer Politikstil etabliert, in dessen Rahmen ?Lokalen Bündnissen für Familie? eine wesentliche Bedeutung zukommt. Neben einer grundlegenden Analyse kommunaler Familienpolitik, ihrer Inhalte, Strukturen und Akteure, stehen diese Netzwerke im Mittelpunkt des Buches. Auf... 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$ 99.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...