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  • Class Warby Megan Erickson

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    What America has at stake when some children go to school hungry and others ride in $1,000 strollers In an age of austerity, elite corporate education reformers have found new ways to transfer the costs of raising children from the state to individual families. Public schools, tasked with providing education, childcare, job training, meals, and... more...

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

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Among the most valuable aspects of Sandberg's and Aqertit's new book is their revealing how very specific Moroccan women became women's rights activists, how they strategized and organized over several decades, and how they pushed the monarchy, male party leaders, judges, and fellow Moroccans to deeply rethink the family, modernization, and democracy.... more...

  • Cheating Our Kidsby Joe Williams

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 42.99

    Journalist Joe Williams shows how parents can use consumer power to put children first, shining light on the special interests controlling our schools, where politics and pork infuse everything and our children's education is compromised. He argues that increased accountability and choice are necessary, and shows how the people can take back the education... more...

  • Malta in the European Unionby Dr Mark Harwood

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Malta has bucked the trend of its EU Mediterranean neighbours in many ways. This smallest of EU states barely dipped into recession during the global financial crisis and remains a stable member of the Eurozone whilst also having one of the lowest infringement rates and highest transposition of EU law records amongst the 28 member states. Providing... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...