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

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • The Case of Terri Schiavo: Ethics, Politics, and Death in the 21st Centuryby Kenneth Goodman

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 46.99

    The case of Terri Schiavo, a young woman who spent 15 years in a persistent vegetative state, has emerged as a watershed in debates over end-of-life care. While many observers had thought the right to refuse medical treatment was well established, this case split a family, divided a nation, and counfounded physicians, legislators, and many of the people... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Progressive Punishmentby Judah Schept

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • Economic Policies and Unemployment Dynamics in Europeby Dennis Snower

    International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 12.00

    This book, edited by S.G.B. Henry and Dennis J. Snower, examines the high unemployment that has plagued five European countries- France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom- for more than a decade. Its methodology focuses on the mechanisms that prevent employers and employees from adjusting promptly to changing market opportunities. Chief... more...

  • The Social Effects of Economic Adjustment on Arab Countriesby Taher Kanaan

    International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 10.00

    The papers presented in this volume edited by Taher H. Kanaan - the eighth in a series of seminars sponsored by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Arab Monetary Fund, the IMF, and the World Bank - explore the relationship between economic reforms, growth, employment, and social sector performance. Topics discussed include the political... more...