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Social Policy

  • Marriage and Values in Public Policyby Elizabeth van Acker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Marriage is a site of political conflict. It is a controversial issue in the UK, Australia and the US where there is a clash of values between neoliberal governments and diverse groups either strongly opposing or supporting marriage. In the meantime, fewer couples are marrying, while other family forms are more widely accepted. This book explores... more...

  • Listen, We Need to Talkby Brian F. Harrison; Melissa R. Michelson

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Individuals typically resist changing their minds, but support for same-sex marriage increased from 35% to 61% between 2006-2016. What explains this anomaly? In Listen, We Need to Talk , Brian F. Harrison and Melissa R. Michelson present new theory and experiments to show that people will often change their attitudes about LGBT rights when they find... more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associationsby David Horton Smith; Robert A. Stebbins; Jurgen Grotz

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 85.64

    Written by over 200 leading experts from more than seventy countries, this handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the latest theory and research on volunteering, civic participation and nonprofit membership associations. It is the first book on the third sector to be truly multinational and interdisciplinary in scope. more...

  • Immigration, Emigration, and Migrationby Jack Knight

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 55.25

    Questions of immigration and border enforcement practices are particularly salient in contemporary public discourse, and examinations of policy and practice bring forth new philosophical quandaries. Why the common assumption that each country has the right to control its own borders? How are laws that restrict or regulate migration created and justified?... more...

  • Social Movements and Democracy in the 21st Centuryby Dylan Taylor

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.63

    This book contends that the impasse of the Left today is in part, a result of an anarchist ?common sense? among activists. The author argues that the vital dynamics of anarchism and social movements need to be combined with a reappraisal of the Communist party and state. While cynicism towards capitalism and existing political institutions is plentiful,... more...

  • Rethinking International Protectionby Raffaela Puggioni

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 85.64

    This book provides a critical account of the concept of international protection. The author questions the boundaries between protection and assistance, and challenges the dominant focus on state sovereignty. Drawing upon a broad range of sources, she scrutinises the central role played by the state in providing legal, social and economic protection,... more...

  • China's Economic Growth: Towards Sustainable Economic Development and Social Justiceby John Joshua

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 107.05

    This two-volume book addresses the economic transformation occurring in China at present. The author investigates China's domestic and international policies, the impact of these policies on economic growth, and their effect on the quality of life for the people of China. In the first volume, the author distinguishes between economic growth and sustainable... more...

  • Geographies of Forced Evictionby Katherine Brickell; Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia; Alexander Vasudevan

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 85.64

    This book offers a close look at forced evictions, drawing on empirical studies and conceptual frameworks from both the Global North and South. It draws attention to arenas where multiple logics of urban dispossession, violence and insecurity are manifest, and where wider socio-economic, political and legal struggles converge. The authors highlight... more...

  • The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume Iby John Joshua

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.12

    This title discusses the phenomenon of smoking as a behavioural disease and the associated costs. The author details the consequences of smoking, in addition to the detrimental effects caused by second-hand tobacco smoke exposure as a health risk to children as well as to the general public. The central contribution of Joshua?s work is to address... more...

  • Risikobeteiligung und Verantwortung als notwendige Machtkorrektiveby Wolfgang Marotzke

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 4.49

    In diesem essential werden Asymmetrien von Herrschaft und Risikobeteiligung näher beleuchtet und bewertet. Der Autor Wolfgang Marotzke befasst sich mit grundlegenden gesellschaftsrechtlichen Fragen, mit den Ursachen von Banken- und Finanzmarktkrisen sowie mit der Eingehung von Umweltrisiken zulasten künftiger Generationen. Das Buch gibt eine Fülle... more...