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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...

  • 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...

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

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.99

    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$ 6.79

    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...

  • 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$ 90.00

    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 influence... more...

  • Social Insuranceby Theodore R. Marmor; Jerry L. Mashaw; John Pakutka

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 32.00

    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$ 18.81

    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...