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  • 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...

  • The Symbolic Representation of Genderby Emanuela Lombardo; Petra Meier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Innovatively adopting a discursive approach, this book - the first full-length treatment of symbolic representation - focuses on gender issues to tackle important questions such as: What are women and men symbols of, and how is gender constructed in policy discourse? It studies what functions symbolic representation fulfils in the construction of gender,... more...

  • Between Justice and Stabilityby Mladen Ostojic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Lack of cooperation and compliance with the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) was one of the biggest obstacles to Serbia’s integration into Euro-Atlantic political structures following the overthrow of Miloševic. By scrutinising the attitudes of the Serbian authorities towards the ICTY and the prosecution of war crimes, Ostojic explores... more...

  • Social Developmentby James Midgley

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 37.00

    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...

  • Communism and Developmentby Robert Bideleux

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1985, this book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of the diverse Communist development strategies that shaped the twentieth century. Robert Bideleux emphasises the appalling human and economic costs of the most widely adopted ?Stalinist? strategies of forced industrialisation and rural collectivisation. He also reconsiders the... more...

  • Gay Conservativesby Kenneth Cimino W

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Discover why LGBT voters support conservative political platforms that don?t benefit the LGBT community Recent studies show that the vast majority of the LGBT community considers itself politically liberally. Yet nearly 25% of all LGBT voters helped re-elect George W. Bush in 2004—who are these people and why did they make that choice? Gay Conservatives... more...

  • Research Methods in Spatial and Regional Planningby Elisabete A. Silva; Patsy Healey; Neil Harris; Pieter Van den Broeck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning. Through case studies, an international group of researchers, planning practitioners, and planning academics and educators, all recognized authorities in the field,... 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...

  • A HISTORY OF WOMEN'S SECLUSION IN Tby J Dianne Garner; Linn Prentis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Learn how the seclusion of women can be used as a feminist defense against exploitation—and as an empowering force Internationally acclaimed author Ann Chamberlin?s book, A History of Women?s Seclusion in the Middle East: The Veil in the Looking Glass is a critical interdisciplinary examination of the practice of seclusion of women throughout the... more...

  • Social Justice through Citizenship?by Aleksandra Lewicki

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Lewicki examines how current salient discourses of citizenship conceptualize democratic relations and frame the 'Muslim question' in Germany and Great Britain. Citizenship is understood not as a static or monolithic regime, but as being reproduced through competing discourses that can facilitate or inhibit the reduction of structural inequalities.... more...