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  • No Growth without Equity?by Michael Walton

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 34.99

    Equity and growth are central concerns for development. They are often treated as separate questions, both in economic and social analysis and development policy. This separation is neither good theory nor good practice. This book examines the relationship between equity and growth in Mexico. The central thesis is that Mexico’s poor growth performance... more...

  • A Generation of Change, a Lifetime of Difference?by Martin Evans; Lewis Williams

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    This original book provides an overview of changes in social and fiscal policy since the 1970s, using an original and unique lifetime simulation approach to analyse how changes in these policies would affect people of low median and high income living in 1979, 1997 and 2008 if they lived their whole lives under the policy rules in place in these years. more...

  • Taking the Crime Out of Sex Workby Gillian Abel; Lisa Fitzgerald; Catherine Healy

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 99.00

    This book examines the decriminalisation of all sectors of sex work in New Zealand. It provides first hand views and experience on this policy from the point of view of those involved in the sex industry, as well as people involved in developing, implementing, researching and reviewing the policies. more...

  • Preisbildung von Arzneimitteln im internationalen Vergleich (Kieler Studien - Kiel Studies) (German Edition)by Thomas Drabinski; Jan Eschweiler; Ulrich Schmidt

    Springer 2010; US$ 79.99

    Arzneimittelmärkte werden in fast allen Industrienationen durch den Gesetzgeber reguliert. Dies umfasst vor allem die Preisbildung, in der Regel über alle Distributionsstufen hinweg, vom Hersteller, über Großhändler, Apotheken, Krankenkassen bis zum Patienten. Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die unterschiedlichen Preisbildungsstrategien der Vergleichsländer... more...

  • Constructive Anarchyby Jeff Shantz

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 109.95

    Constructive Anarchy draws on over a decade of direct study within a variety of anarchist projects to provide the most wide-ranging and detailed analysis of current anarchist endeavours to date. The book offers compelling discussions of anarchism and union organizing, anti-poverty work and immigrant and refugee defence, and is a groundbreaking achievement... more...

  • After the New Social Democracyby Tony Fitzpatrick

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    Social democracy has made a political comeback in recent years, especially under the influence of the Third Way. Not everyone is convinced, however, that Third Way social democracy is the best means of reviving the Left's project. This book considers more...

  • Mapping Central Asiaby Marlene Laruelle; Sebastien Peyrouse

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    With renewed American involvement in Afghanistan, Pakistan's growing fragility, and China's rise in power in the post-Soviet space, Central Asia-South Asia relations have become central to understanding the future of the Eurasian continent. Mapping Central Asia identifies the trends, attitudes, and ideas that are key to structuring the Central... more...

  • Transforming Gendered Well-Being in Europeby Alison E. Woodward; Jean-Michel Bonvin; Mercè Renom

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    Social movements can improve the well-being of men and women but are frequently analysed through a gender-neutral lens. Taking an international and cross-disciplinary perspective, this book examines the impact of social movements on political and material well-being, self-definition and the capabilities to be gendered political actors in transnational... more...

  • A Nation of Moochersby Charles J. Sykes

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    We have experienced a shift in American character: we?ve become a nation of moochers. Increasingly dependent on the efforts of others over our own, Americans are free to freeload. From the corporate bailouts on Wall Street to the alarming increases in personal default and dependency, from questionable tax exemptions to enormous pension, healthcare,... more...

  • The Gardens of Democracyby Eric Liu; Nick Hanauer

    Sasquatch Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    American democracy is informed by the 18th century?s most cutting edge thinking on society, economics, and government. We?ve learned some things in the intervening 230 years about self interest, social behaviors, and how the world works. Now, authors Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer argue that some fundamental assumptions about citizenship, society, economics,... more...