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  • Soziale Medizin. Ein Lehrbuch für Ärzte, Studierende, Medizinal- und Verwaltungsbeamte, Sozialpolitiker, Behörden und Kommunenby Walther Ewald

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 34.91

    Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser... more...

  • The Little Rock Crisisby Ravi K. Perry; D. LaRouth Perry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    The Little Rock Crisis frames the story of the Little Rock 1957 desegregation crisis through the lens of memory. Over time, those memories ? individual and collective ? have motivated Little Rockians for social and political action and engagement. more...

  • Trust, Voice, and Incentivesby Hana Brixi; Ellen Lust; Michael Woolcock

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 34.99

    This report examines the role of incentives, trust, and engagement as critical determinants of service delivery performance in MENA countries. Focusing on education and health, the report illustrates how the weak external and internal accountability undermines policy implementation and service delivery performance and how such a cycle of poor performance... more...

  • Europe Managing the Crisisby Walter Kickert; Tiina Randma-Liiv

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 67.95

    Studies of the recent financial crisis have been largely dominated by economists, but the similarities and differences between European countries' response reflect both economic and political perspectives which have resulted in considerable differences in their decisions. Drawing on uniquely comprehensive research data, this book presents an in-depth... more...

  • Social Quality Theoryby Ka Lin; Peter Herrmann

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 39.95

    Social quality thinking emerged from a critique of one-sided policies by breaking through the limitations previously set by purely economistic paradigms. By tracing its expansion and presenting different aspects of social quality theory, this volume provides an overview of a more nuanced approach,  which assesses societal progress and introduces proposals... more...

  • Progressive Punishmentby Judah Schept

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 27.00

    The growth of mass incarceration in the United States eludes neat categorization as a product of the political Right. Liberals played important roles in both laying the foundation for and then participating in the conservative tough on crime movement that is largely credited with the rise of the prison state. But what of those politicians... more...

  • The Law that Changed the Face of Americaby Margaret Sands Orchowski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.99

    2015 marks the 50 th anniversary of the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1965?a landmark decision that made the United State the diverse nation it is today. The Law that Changed the Face of America , Congressional journalist and immigration expert Margaret Sands Orchowski delivers a never before told story of how immigration... more...

  • The Policy and Politics of Food Stamps and SNAPby Matthew Gritter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Food Stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has endured and expanded in recent years. The program has been preserved and in some cases enhanced as a result of its inclusion in the Farm Bill, being characterized as a safety net of last resort and as a program for the deserving poor. more...

  • Mitigating the Social Costs of the Economic Crisis and the Reform Programs in Asiaby Marijn Verhoeven

    International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 5.00

    This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the likely social impact of the economic crisis and the reform programs in three Asian countries?Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand. The focus is on likely changes in real consumption expenditures arising from higher inflation and increases in unemployment. The current social policy measures adopted in the... more...

  • Unemployment in Ireland: A Survey of Features and Causesby Julio Santaella

    International Monetary Fund 1995; US$ 5.00

    This paper examines the problem of unemployment in Ireland. A brief description of the main distinctive features of the structure of Irish unemployment is presented. Based on up to date literature, the possible causes behind unemployment are reviewed. Empirical studies that have quantified the contributions of different determinants to the increase... more...