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  • 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...

  • Regulating Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in the United Statesby Michelle Bayefsky; Bruce Jennings

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Reproductive technology allows us to test embryos' genes before deciding whether to transfer them to a woman's uterus. Embryo selection raises many ethical questions but is virtually unregulated in the United States. This comprehensive study considers the ethical, medical, political, and economic aspects of developing appropriate regulation. more...

  • Canada and Aboriginal Canada Today - Le Canada et le Canada autochtone aujourd?huiby Paul Martin

    University of Ottawa Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Dans la conférence prononcée comme récipiendaire de la médaille Symons en 2013, le très honorable Paul Martin, vingt-et-unième premier ministre du Canada, s?appuie sur tout le savoir et le vécu de sa remarquable carrière publique, afin d?expliquer le défi d?obtenir justice pour les peuples autochtones du Canada. Se penchant sur les racines historiques... more...

  • 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...

  • Religion and Democratizationsby Jeffrey Haynes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This book examines key debates on religion and democratization from three main perspectives: Religious traditions have core elements which are more or less conducive to democratization and democracy; Religious traditions may be multi-vocal ? but at any moment there may be dominant voices more or less receptive to and encouraging of democratization;... more...

  • Communism and Development (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Bideleux

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland ? ein Erfolgsprojektby Ulfried Weißer

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 54.20

    Deutschland geht es gut. Kein europäisches Land hat die Wirtschaftskrise der vergangenen Jahre so gut weggesteckt wie die Bundesrepublik. Politisch ist das Land in Europa und der Welt anerkannt. Die Bundeskanzlerin gilt vielen gar als mächtigste Frau der Welt. Wie kommt das? Was läuft besser als anderswo? Und kann das deutsche Beispiel als Blaupause... more...

  • Gay Conservativesby Kenneth Cimino W

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Discover why LGBT voters support conservative political platforms that don?t benefit the LGBT community Recent studies show that the vast majority of the LGBT community considers itself politically liberally. Yet nearly 25% of all LGBT voters helped re-elect George W. Bush in 2004—who are these people and why did they make that choice? Gay Conservatives... more...

  • Challenging Medicineby David Kelleher; Jonathan Gabe; Gareth Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This highly topical and controversial book presents a lively re-appraisal of the current changes to the health service and analyzes their effects on the status and practice of health professionals. Modern medicine is a powerful institution. With the help of highly-developed drugs and surgical techniques, it promises to relieve suffering, improve... more...

  • A History of Women's Seclusion in the Middle Eastby J Dianne Garner; Linn Prentis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Learn how the seclusion of women can be used as a feminist defense against exploitation—and as an empowering force Internationally acclaimed author Ann Chamberlin?s book, A History of Women?s Seclusion in the Middle East: The Veil in the Looking Glass is a critical interdisciplinary examination of the practice of seclusion of women throughout the... more...