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  • Beyond Civil Rightsby Daniel Geary

    Walter de Gruyter 2015; US$ 68.00

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  • 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

    teve DeAngelo has been a cannabis activist, advocate, entrepreneur, and educator for almost four decades. His vision and leadership have been featured by news teams from around the globe including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, NPR , and BBC. His creation of the landmark Harborside Health Center,... 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 Dark Side of Prosperityby Mark Horsley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity examines questions of social identity, subjectivity and consumer motivation in close connection with the socio-cultural ideals of an ‘enjoyment... more...

  • Religion, Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Communist Countriesby Greg Simons; David Westerlund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The increasing significance and visibility of relationships between religion and public arenas and institutions following the fall of communism in Europe provide the core focus of this fascinating book. Leading international scholars consider the religious and political role of Christian Orthodoxy in the Russian Federation, Romania, Georgia and Ukraine... 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$ 35.00

    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...

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

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Tom K. Wong is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. 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...