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

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template for studying change in national gender institutions that can be adopted by practitioners and scholars in other settings. 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

    This book explores the dynamics of distributive politics in developing democracies via a series of case studies of an emerging spending mechanism?constituency development funds (CDFs). It is germane to students of legislative studies, international development, comparative politics, and democratization. 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...

  • Neue Selbsthilfebewegung und staatliche Sozialpolitikby Michael von Hauff

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2013; US$ 54.99

    1. Einleitung.- 2. Die neue Selbsthilfebewegung und ihre sozial¬politische Bedeutung.- 2.1 Historischer Exkurs: Die soziale Bewegung im 19. Jahrhundert.- 2.2 Ursachen und Motive der neuen Selbsthilfebewegung.- 2.3 Theoretischer Bezugsrahmen.- 2.4 Sozialpolitische Selbsthilfebereiche.- 2.4.1 Selbsthilfe im Gesundheitsbereich.- 2.4.2 Selbsthilfe alter... 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...

  • Unerwünschte Folgen der deutschen Sozialpolitikby Ludwig Bernhard

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 44.99

    Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser... more...