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  • The Failure of China's Democratic Reformsby Zaijun Yuan

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 29.99

    In its propaganda, the Chinese Communist Party does not deny the value of ?democracy?, but it insists that democracy in China can be only ?socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics?. The most essential nature of such ?democracy? is that it is under the single-party system and it excludes multi-party politics and competitive elections. In... more...

  • The Global Youth Wellbeing Indexby Nicole Goldin; Payal Patel; Katherine Perry

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 39.99

    This report details the Initiative?s findings, recommendations, and methodology used to construct the Global Youth Wellbeing Index. It is the hope of the Initiative that policymakers, donors, and youth are able to use this tool as the world moves forward with the post-2015 agenda. more...

  • Universities in Declineby Howard J. Wiarda

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 64.99

    This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington think tanks and policy shops as AEI, CSIS, and the National War College as the main generators of policy ideas. more...

  • Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politicsby Eve Sandberg; Kenza Aqertit

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template for studying change in national gender institutions that can be adopted by practitioners and scholars in other settings. more...

  • Recognition and the Mediaby Rousiley Maia

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This collection examines Axel Honneth's theory of recognition and the crucial role played by the media in struggles for recognition. It brings together debates on controversial aspects of Honneth's work and a set of intriguing empirical studies including with slum-dwelling adolescents, leprosy patients and women exposed to child labor exploitation... more...

  • Migration and Integration in Singaporeby Yap Mui Teng; Gillian Koh; Debbie Soon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Between 2000 and 2010, Singapore witnessed a huge influx of foreign migrants. The proportion of permanent residents in the total population increased from 7% to 11%, while the share of non-resident foreigners has risen from 19% to 25%. This was as much the result of the spontaneous movement of labour to economic opportunities, as it was of active... more...

  • Organising Neoliberalismby Philip Whitehead; Paul Crawshaw

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    This collection of essays explores the impact of neoliberalism within different organisational domains from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. more...

  • Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theoriesby Sandro Segre

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    In this volume Sandro Segre provides a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology. The perspectives are divided into four sections: Interpretative Sociology; Structuralist Sociology; Micro and Macrosociological Perspectives; and Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. An introduction to each section provides... more...

  • Modelling in Public Health Researchby Erika Mansnerus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book analyses the development and use of mathematical models in public health research and policy. By introducing a life cycle metaphor, the author provides a unique perspective on how mathematical modelling techniques have increased our understanding of the governance of infectious risks in society. more...

  • Show Me the Evidenceby Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives . From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six?spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy,... more...