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Social Policy

  • Show Me the Evidenceby Ron Haskins; Greg Margolis

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    The first comprehensive history of the Obama administration's evidence-based initiatives . From its earliest days, the Obama administration planned and enacted several initiatives to fund social programs based on rigorous evidence of success. Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis tell the story of six?spanning preschool and K-12 education, teen pregnancy,... more...

  • Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theoriesby Sandro Segre

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    In this volume Sandro Segre provides a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology. The perspectives are divided into four sections: Interpretative Sociology; Structuralist Sociology; Micro and Macrosociological Perspectives; and Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. An introduction to each section provides... more...

  • Integrity in Government through Records Managementby James Lowry; Justus Wamukoya

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    As a celebration of Anne Thurston’s contribution to the field of archives and records management, and public administration in the developing world, this excellent volume brings together scholars and practicing archivists to discuss the key issues around public records and good governance. Never before have these authors from the developing and... more...

  • From Silence to Protestby Didier Chabanet; Frédéric Royall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The editors of this book examine social movement scholars’ use of contemporary concepts and paradigms in the study of protest as they analyse the extent to which these tools are valid (or not) in very different regional - and thus political or cultural - contexts. The chapters cover examples including urban riots in France and in Great Britain,... more...

  • Muslim Citizens in the Westby Samina Yasmeen; Nina Markovic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Drawing upon original case studies spanning North America, Europe and Australia, Muslim Citizens in the West explores how Muslims have been both the excluded and the excluders within the wider societies in which they live. The book extends debates on the inclusion and exclusion of Muslim minorities beyond ideas of marginalisation to show that, while... more...

  • Converging Regionsby Nele Lenze; Charlotte Schriwer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The current volume examines the renewed global dynamic, and how it is changing the relationships between the interdependent global communities across Asia and the Middle East. Focussing on the broader aspects of finance and trade between the Middle East and Asia, as well as growing security issues over natural resources and questions of sovereignty,... more...

  • The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federationby Semahagn Gashu Abebe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book assesses the Ethiopian ethnic federal system from the perspective of the principles of socialist federations and other Marxist oriented policies pursued by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Exploring how the application of these ideological principles has impacted on the structure and function of the... more...

  • The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countriesby Susana Salgado

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author examines the influence of the Internet in the transition to democracy in Africa, and asks whether there are new possibilities for popular activism... more...

  • Peace and Conflict in Inter-Group Relationsby Agnes Katalin Koós

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    The book explains inter-communal hostility and violence by analyzing extensive datasets that typify the condition of minorities worldwide. The analyses establish the deleterious causal impact of inter-group economic inequality on group relations against a background of institutional features that may promote or inhibit peaceful solutions. more...

  • Enhancing Democracyby 
 Delamaza; Gonzalo

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 99.00

    Since the end of the Pinochet regime, Chilean public policy has sought to rebuild democratic governance in the country. This book examines the links between the state and civil society in Chile and the ways social policies have sought to ensure the inclusion of the poor in society and democracy. Although Chile has gained political stability and... more...