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  • 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...

  • Social Rights and Human Welfareby Hartley Dean

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95

    An essential introduction to rights-based approaches in social policy, this text critically explores how social rights underpin human wellbeing. It discusses social rights as rights of citizenship in developed welfare states and as an essential component within the international human rights and human development agenda. It provides a valuable introduction... more...

  • The Core of Care Ethicsby Stephanie Collins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The ethics of care has flourished in recent decades yet we remain without a succinct statement of its core theoretical commitment. This study argues for a simple care ethical slogan: dependency relationships generate responsibilities. It uses this slogan to unify, specify and justify the wide range of views found within the care ethical literature.... more...

  • China's Urban Health Care Reformby Chack-kie Wong; Vai Io Lo; Kwong-leung Tang

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 32.99

    One way to describe the importance of social policy is to say it's about 'what is and what might be.' This ethos is the driving force behind Chack-Kie Wong, Vai Io Lo, and Kwong-leung Tang's China's Urban Health Care Reform. Based on a study of a mid-level city in China, these three scholars provide analysis and offer theory-based recommendations on... more...

  • Social Developmentby James Midgley

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 40.00

    Featuring definitions, theoretical debates, coverage of social development practice, and discussion of future challenges, this key new text introduces students to all aspects of Social Development studies more...

  • Weaponizing Mapsby Joe Bryan; Denis Wood

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    "A gripping account of how academic research, military intelligence, and indigenous mapping projects became embroiled in the service of geopolitics. Bryan and Wood present an adventure story of geopolitical struggle right in the heart of geographical research institutions in the United States and indigenous communities in the Americas. This book is... more...

  • The Changing Face of the Heartlandby Jennifer Bradley

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    As baby boomers retire over the coming decades, one of the big questions facing the American economy is whether the younger, more diverse generation will be prepared to fill the demands of the workforce. In the next Brookings Essay, Jennifer Bradley, founding director of the new Aspen Institute Center on Urban Innovation and a former Brookings fellow,... more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Beggars and Choosersby Rickie Solinger

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 22.99

    Rickie Solinger , a historian and writer, is the author of three other books about reproductive rights: Wake Up Little Susie, Abortion Wars , and The Abortionist . She lives in Boulder, Colorado. more...