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  • Mapping Central Asiaby Marlene Laruelle; Sebastien Peyrouse

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    With renewed American involvement in Afghanistan, Pakistan's growing fragility, and China's rise in power in the post-Soviet space, Central Asia-South Asia relations have become central to understanding the future of the Eurasian continent. Mapping Central Asia identifies the trends, attitudes, and ideas that are key to structuring the Central... more...

  • A Nation of Moochersby Charles J. Sykes

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    We have experienced a shift in American character: we?ve become a nation of moochers. Increasingly dependent on the efforts of others over our own, Americans are free to freeload. From the corporate bailouts on Wall Street to the alarming increases in personal default and dependency, from questionable tax exemptions to enormous pension, healthcare,... more...

  • Transforming Gendered Well-Being in Europeby Alison E. Woodward; Jean-Michel Bonvin; Mercè Renom

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    Social movements can improve the well-being of men and women but are frequently analysed through a gender-neutral lens. Taking an international and cross-disciplinary perspective, this book examines the impact of social movements on political and material well-being, self-definition and the capabilities to be gendered political actors in transnational... more...

  • The Gardens of Democracyby Eric Liu; Nick Hanauer

    Sasquatch Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    American democracy is informed by the 18th century?s most cutting edge thinking on society, economics, and government. We?ve learned some things in the intervening 230 years about self interest, social behaviors, and how the world works. Now, authors Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer argue that some fundamental assumptions about citizenship, society, economics,... more...

  • The Times They Are Changingby Bent Greve

    Wiley 2012; US$ 34.95

    The Times They Are Changing? Crisis and the Welfare State presents a series of readings from international policy researchers that examine the effects of the recent financial crisis on welfare states around the world. Provides comprehensive and in depth coverage of changes in welfare states as a result of the financial crisis  Reveals how... more...

  • Moored to the Continentby Mark Baimbridge; Philip B. Whyman; Brian Burkitt

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 20.99

    Is there an alternative to EU membership? What if Britain left the EU? Would it be a disastrous or liberating experience? What trade relationships could the UK forge outside the EU? How would economic and social policy be different? What are the implications for sovereignty and democracy?This text seeks to answer these questions through exploring the... more...

  • Gay Rights at the Ballot Boxby Amy L. Stone

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 68.00

    From Boulder in 1974 to Maine Question 1 in 2009, the first comprehensive history of the LGBT movement?s fight against anti-gay ballot measures more...

  • Investing in Childrenby Ariel Kalil; Ron Haskins; Jenny Chesters

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    Investing in Children: Work, Education, and Social Policy in Two Rich Countries presents new research by leading scholars in Australia and the United States on economic factors that influence children's development and the respective social policies that the two nations have designed to boost human capital development. The volume is organized... more...

  • Boosting Competitiveness Through Decentralizationby Aylin Topal

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    This book examines the relationship between global economic processes and decentralization. It argues that through decentralization policies, the imperatives of neoliberal rules of competitiveness have been diffused into local governments and economies, generating different local development models. Whether decentralization produces democratic opening... more...

  • Neoliberalism and Technoscienceby Luigi Pellizzoni; Marja Ylönen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    A rich exploration of the overall logic of technoscientific innovation within late capitalism, and the emergence of a novel view of human agency with regard to the social and natural world, this volume reveals the interdependence of technoscience and the neoliberalization of society. Presenting the latest research from a leading team of scholars, Neoliberalism... more...