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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Migration and Worker Fatalities Abroadby AKM Ahsan Ullah; Mallik Hossain; Kazi Maruful Islam

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book investigates the alarming of fatalities among migrant workers. The authors argue that migrant workers are often powerless and unprotected by national laws, unearthing new truths on migrant workers as significant economic players. more...

  • Language Racismby Jean-Jacques Weber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book discusses a new breed of racism, namely language racism, which is spreading both in the USA and in Europe, as well as other parts of the world. The book is a manifesto promoting a more positive view of linguistic and cultural diversity. more...

  • Harmful societiesby Simon A. Pemberton

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    This book is the first to theorise and define the social harm concept beyond criminology and seeks to address these omissions and in doing so provide a platform for future debates, in this series and beyond. 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...

  • Social Developmentby James Midgley

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • The Success of Sanctionsby Asst Prof Francesco Giumelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    In this book Francesco Giumelli measures the true effectiveness of EU sanctions against a range of states including Belarus, Zimbabwe, Moldova, Uzbekistan, the USA and China. He demonstrates that focussing purely on behavioural change is limiting, especially when considering the actions and motivation of an international organisation, and develops... more...

  • Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Controlby Tom Wong

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Immigration is among the most prominent, enduring, and contentious features of our globalized world. Yet, there is little systematic, cross-national research on why countries "do what they do" when it comes to their immigration policies. Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control addresses this gap by examining what are... more...