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  • 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$ 51.53

    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...

  • Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalismby Manuela Boatca

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Based on theoretical developments in research on world-systems analysis, transnational migration, postcolonial and decolonial perspectives, whilst considering continuities of inequality patterns in the context of colonial and postcolonial realities, Global Inequalities Beyond Occidentalism proposes an original framework for the study of the long-term... more...

  • The Transformation of Politicised Religionby Hartmut Elsenhans; Rachid Ouaissa; Sebastian Schwecke; Mary Ann Tétreault

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Including the contributions of leading scholars from Algeria, France, Germany, India and the United States, this book traces the rise and turn to moderation of the New Cultural Identitarian Political Movements, often labelled in the West as fundamentalists. The Transformation of Politicised Religion traces the rise of these movements to the changes... more...

  • Governing Social Risks in Post-Crisis Europeby C. Crouch

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    In this illuminating book Colin Crouch examines the diverse approaches presented by advanced societies in their attempts to resolve a central dilemma of a capitalist economy: the need to combine buoyant mass consumption with insecure workers, subject to, and responsive to, the fluctuations of an unregulated global economy. He demonstrates that the... more...

  • Cheating Our Kidsby Joe Williams

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    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... more...