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  • Migration and Freedomby B. K. Blitz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘An advance, both analytically and empirically, for migration studies. With a base in international law and political theory, Blitz admirably opens up the ambiguous question of freedom of movement in relation to the restrictions still imposed by national borders and sovereignty, and the difficulties migrants face turning movement into successful... more...

  • Systematic Thinking for Social Actionby Alice M. Rivlin

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    In January 1970 Alice M. Rivlin spoke to an audience at the University of California-Berkeley. The topic was developing a more rational approach to decisionmaking in government. If digital video, YouTube, and TED Talks had been inventions of the 1960s, Rivlin's talk would have been a viral hit. As it was, the resulting book, Systematic Thinking... more...

  • Cheating Our Kidsby Joe Williams

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    Journalist Joe Williams shows how parents can use consumer power to put children first, shining light on the special interests controlling our schools, where politics and pork infuse everything and our children's education is compromised, . He argues that increased accountability and choice are necessary, and shows how the people can take back the... more...

  • Religion and Democratizationsby Jeffrey Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    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...

  • Netzwerke in der kommunalen Familienpolitikby David Juncke

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 29.56

    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...

  • Ostpreussenby Andreas Kossert

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.44

    Ostpreußen ruft unterschiedliche Bilder in uns hervor: Königsberger Klopse, Ännchen von Tharau, Bernstein, Elche, Störche, Immanuel Kant, So zärtlich war Suleyken, Führerhauptquartier Wolfsschanze, Tannenberg. Andreas Kossert, exzellenter Kenner der Region und ihrer Geschichte, führt den Leser in diesem elegant geschriebenen Band von Preußens Ursprüngen... more...

  • The Political Empowerment of the Cocaleros of Bolivia and Peruby Ursula Durand Ochoa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book offers a comparative analysis of the distinct experiences of the Peruvian and Bolivian cocaleros as political actors. In doing so, it illustrates how coca, an internationally criminalzsed good, affected the path and outcome of cocalero political empowerment in each case. more...

  • Rethinking Unemployment and the Work Ethicby Andrew Dunn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book investigates unemployed people's attitudes to employment. It reviews literature, identifies gaps in research and then presents findings from several new empirical studies. more...

  • Migrant Care Workersby Karen Christensen; Ingrid Guldvik

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Cristensen and Guldvik’s Migrant Care Workers provides insight to the historical context for public care work and shows how migration policies, general welfare and long-term care policies as well as cultural differences in values in the UK and Norway set the context for how migrant care workers can realise their individual life projects. The authors... more...

  • Revolutionary Subjectivity in Post-Marxist Thoughtby Oliver Harrison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis the ideas of Karl Marx have once again become prominent in social and political thought. This book turns to Marx’s theory of revolutionary subjectivity to assess the work of three contemporary global theorists: Ernesto Laclau, Antonio Negri, and Alain Badiou. While providing a critical examination... more...