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  • 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...

  • Malta in the European Unionby Mark Harwood

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Reflecting Malta's unique and often contentious road to EU membership, the book explores the historical context and outlines how Maltese processes and policies have changed since membership and whether a causative link exists between these changes and Malta's membership of the EU. A wide range of primary and secondary sources facilitate the... 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...

  • The GM Debateby Tom Horlick-Jones; John Walls; Gene Rowe; Nick Pidgeon; Wouter Poortinga; Graham Murdock; Tim O'Riordan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book tells the story of an unprecedented experiment in public participation: the government-sponsored debate on the possible commercialization of ?GM? crops in the UK. Giving a unique and systematic account of the debate process, this revealing volume sets it within its political and intellectual contexts, and examines the practical implications... 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...

  • Prostitution, Politics & Policyby Roger Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 62.95

    Prostitution has become an extremely topical issue in recent years and attention has focused both on the situation of female prostitutes and the adequacy of existing forms of regulation. Prostitution, Politics & Policy  brings together the main debates and issues associated with prostitution in order to examine the range of policy options that are... more...

  • The Activation Dilemmaby Dr Amilcar Moreira

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This ambitious book explores the employment effectiveness of minimum income schemes, and provides the first comprehensive examination of its dependency on how the rights and obligations of the recipients are defined. more...

  • Well-Beingby Dr Beverley Searle

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This book considers what makes us happy, using a new approach that directly addresses the circumstances under which high subjective well-being is experienced, often with surprising results. more...

  • Making Social Policy Workby John Hills; Julian Le Grand; David Piachaud

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? These are some of the questions discussed in this collection of essays by a distinguished panel of leading social policy... more...