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  • 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...

  • An Introduction to European Intergovernmental Organizationsby Marc Cogen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    An Introduction to European Intergovernmental Organizations provides an up-to-date and accessible reference to European intergovernmental organizations other than the European Union. The specialized character of these organizations adds value to cooperation in Europe as a whole, creates permanent channels of communication regardless of EU membership... 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...

  • Religion, Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Communist Countriesby Greg Simons; David Westerlund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 0.00

    The increasing significance and visibility of relationships between religion and public arenas and institutions following the fall of communism in Europe provide the core focus of this fascinating book. Leading international scholars consider the religious and political role of Christian Orthodoxy in the Russian Federation, Romania, Georgia and Ukraine... more...

  • Simulation for the Social Scientistby Nigel Gilbert; Klaus Troitzsch

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 51.00

    Interest in social simulation has been growing rapidly worldwide as a result of increasingly powerful hardware and software and also a rising interest in the application of ideas of complexity, evolution, adaptation and chaos in the social sciences. Simulation for the Social Scientist is a practical textbook on the techniques of building computer simulations... more...

  • Political Virtue and Shoppingby Michele Micheletti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 37.00

    Political consumerism is turning the market into a site for politics and ethics. It is consumer choice of producers and products on the basis of attitudes and values of personal and family well-being as well as ethical or political assessment of business and government practice. In the face of economic globalization and a regulatory vacuum, consumers... more...

  • The Effective Tax Burden on Highly Qualified Employersby Christina Elschner; Robert Schwager

    Springer 2006; US$ 99.00

    Taxes on the highly skilled are an important cost factor for companies competing internationally for talent. This book provides an international comparison of the effective level of taxes and social security charges imposed on highly qualified employees. Based on a newly developed inter-temporal simulation model, the attractiveness of 7 EU member states,... more...

  • Making Social Policy Workby John Hills; Julian Le Grand; David Piachaud

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? These are some of the questions discussed in this collection of essays by a distinguished panel of leading social policy... more...

  • The Activation Dilemmaby Dr Amilcar Moreira

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This ambitious book explores the employment effectiveness of minimum income schemes, and provides the first comprehensive examination of its dependency on how the rights and obligations of the recipients are defined. more...

  • Well-Beingby Dr Beverley Searle

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 99.00

    This book considers what makes us happy, using a new approach that directly addresses the circumstances under which high subjective well-being is experienced, often with surprising results. more...