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  • In the Name of Justiceby Weifang He

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Of all the issues presented by China?s ongoing economic and sociopolitical transformation, none may ultimately prove as consequential as the development of the Chinese legal system. Even as public demand for the rule of law grows, the Chinese Communist Party still interferes in legal affairs and continues in its harsh treatment of human rights lawyers... more...

  • In Praise of Ageingby Patricia Edgar

    The Text Publishing Company 2013; US$ 32.99

    Retirement is not the time to cut all ties and head off to live in a warm climate but rather to ask: Who do I want to be near? How will my relationships be reaffirmed? What do I care about? What can I create and contribute to the world? Meet Jim Brierley, who was still jumping out of planes aged eighty-eight. And Muriel Crabtree, whose exhibition... more...

  • Investing in the Disadvantagedby David L. Weimer; Aidan R. Vining

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    A comprehensive review of how cost-benefit analysis can improve effectiveness and efficiency in the most important areas of social policy. more...

  • Ireland Says Yesby Gráinne Healy; Brian Sheehan; Noel Whelan

    Irish Academic Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    A fast-paced, narrative account of the last 100 days of the campaign for a Yes vote in the 2015 Marriage Equality referendum in Ireland. more...

  • Japanese Women in Science and Engineeringby Naonori Kodate; Kashiko Kodate

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what measures the government, universities and research institutes... more...

  • Labor Market Policies and IMF Advice in Advanced Economies during the Great Recessionby Olivier Blanchard

    International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 5.00

    This paper does two things. First, it articulates what are the main implications of theoretical and empirical research for design of labor market policies and labor market institutions. Second, in this light, the paper analyzes the IMF?s labor market recommendations since the beginning of the crisis, both in general, and more specifically in program... 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 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...

  • Losing Our Wayby Bob Herbert

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way In his eighteen years as an opinion columnist for The New York Times , Herbert championed the working poor and the middle class. After filing his last column in 2011, he set off on a journey... more...

  • Low-Income Homeownershipby Nicolas P. Retsinas; Eric S. Belsky

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 26.95

    A generation ago little attention was focused on low-income homeownership. Today homeownership rates among under-served groups, including low-income households and minorities, have risen to record levels. These groups are no longer at the margin of the housing market; they have benefited from more flexible underwriting standards and greater access... more...