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  • Gendering Politics and Policyby Heidi I. Hartmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Top feminist theorists and scholars examine the latest developments in gender politics and policy around the world Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States discusses in depth how women and women?s perspectives are changing politics and policy in both the United States and around the world.... more...

  • Communism and Development (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Bideleux

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1985, this book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of the diverse Communist development strategies that shaped the twentieth century. Robert Bideleux emphasises the appalling human and economic costs of the most widely adopted ?Stalinist? strategies of forced industrialisation and rural collectivisation. He also reconsiders the... more...

  • The Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of EU Governanceby Dr Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou; Professor Maria Jo?o Rodrigues

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 44.95

    Research on European governance is central to understanding both the process of European integration and its external influence as a laboratory for multilateralism. This volume focuses on the impact of the recent Eurozone crisis and its far-reaching implications for European governance both inside and outside the EU borders. more...

  • Beyond Religious Right and Secular Left Rhetoricby Karin Fry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book covers arguments made by various sides of the political-religious divide from the past 30 years, showing what the actual differences are between these groups. By stressing the typically ignored similarities, the book better informs partisans and the public to move debate forward. more...

  • 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...