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  • Distributive Politics in Developing Countriesby Mark Baskin; Michael L. Mezey; Joel D. Barkan; Horace Bartilow; Mark Baskin; Harry Blair; Diana Evans; Nelson Kasfir; Robert Mattes; Michael L. Mezey; David Ndii; Steven Hippo Twebaze

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    Chapter 1: Introduction: Are Constituency Development Funds a Policy Tool? Mark Baskin Chapter 2: Why CDFs in Africa? Representation vs. Constituency Service, Joel D. Barkan and Robert Mattes Chapter 3: Money for Small Things: Experience and Lessons of Kenya?s Constituency Development Fund, David Ndii Chapter 4: In Name Only: Uganda?s... more...

  • Chasing the Screamby Johann Hari

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 22.99

    It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs to uncover its secrets and he found that there is a startling gap between what we have been told and what is really going on. As strange as it may seem at first, drugs are... more...

  • The Cannabis Manifestoby Steve Deangelo

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    Written by the founder and CEO of the world's largest medical cannabis dispensary, The Cannabis Manifesto delivers a clear, concise history of cannabis as a medicine, details the unintended consequences of prohibition, and considers its future as a regulated consumer product. Steve DeAngelo draws on his experience serving the sick as the head... more...

  • The Appalachian Regional Commissionby Michael Bradshaw

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The images of poverty in Appalachia that John F. Kennedy used in his campaign for the presidency in 1960 shocked and disturbed many Americans. Five years later, President Lyndon Johnson and the U.S. Congress demonstrated their commitment to that neglected and exploited region with the creation of the Appalachian Regional Commission. In this insightful... more...

  • The Shared Societyby Alejandro Toledo

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Latin America has gone through a major transformation in the past two decades. According to the United Nations, with the discovery of new oil and mineral deposits and increases in energy exports, manufacturing and tourism, Latin America's economic growth and development will only continue, foreign investment will increase, and the region's global... more...

  • Social Insuranceby Theodore R. Marmor; Jerry L. Mashaw; John Pakutka

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 30.00

    What has America done to protect its citizens from life-changing but common risks such as death of a family breadwinner, ill health, disability, involuntary unemployment, outliving retirement savings, and birth into a poor family? Each, in its own way, burdens?and possibly devastates?unlucky individuals and families both emotionally and financially.... more...

  • The Case of Terri Schiavo: Ethics, Politics, and Death in the 21st Centuryby Kenneth Goodman

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 46.99

    The case of Terri Schiavo, a young woman who spent 15 years in a persistent vegetative state, has emerged as a watershed in debates over end-of-life care. While many observers had thought the right to refuse medical treatment was well established, this case split a family, divided a nation, and counfounded physicians, legislators, and many of the people... more...

  • The Little Rock Crisisby Ravi K. Perry; D. LaRouth Perry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    The Little Rock Crisis frames the story of the Little Rock 1957 desegregation crisis through the lens of memory. Over time, those memories ? individual and collective ? have motivated Little Rockians for social and political action and engagement. more...

  • Trust, Voice, and Incentivesby Hana Brixi; Ellen Lust; Michael Woolcock

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 34.99

    This report examines the role of incentives, trust, and engagement as critical determinants of service delivery performance in MENA countries. Focusing on education and health, the report illustrates how the weak external and internal accountability undermines policy implementation and service delivery performance and how such a cycle of poor performance... more...

  • Oil to Cashby Todd Moss; Caroline Lambert; Stephanie Majerowicz

    Center for Global Development 2015; US$ 14.99

    What should a country do if it suddenly discovers oil and gas? How should it spend the subsequent cash windfall? How can it protect against corruption? How can citizens truly benefit from national wealth? With many of the world's poorest and most fragile states suddenly joining the ranks of oil and gas producers, these are pressing policy questions.... more...