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Social Policy

  • Europeanizing Contentionby Pierre Monforte

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    What are the consequences of European integration on social movements? Who are the ?winners? and the ?losers? of Europe?s organized civil society? This book explores the Europeanization of contention through an in-depth, comparative analysis of French and German pro-asylum movements since the end of the 1990s. Through an examination of their networks,... more...

  • Wrapped In The Flag Of Israelby Smadar Lavie

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    What is the relationship between social protest movements in the State of Israel, violence in Gaza, and the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran? Why did the mass social protests in the State of Israel of summer 2011 ultimately fail? Wrapped in the Flag of Israel discusses social protest movements from the 2003 Single Mothers? March led by... more...

  • How Groups Matterby Gideon Calder; Magali Bessone; Federico Zuolo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    When groups feature in political philosophy, it is usually in one of three contexts: the redressing of past or current injustices suffered by ethnic or cultural minorities; the nature and scope of group rights; and questions around how institutions are supposed to treat a certain specific identity/cultural/ethnic group. What is missing from these... more...

  • Ecological Politics and Democratic Theoryby Mathew Humphrey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This volume examines the reasons why some despair at the prospects for an ecological form of democracy, and challenges the recent ?deliberative turn? in environmental political thought. Deliberative democracy has become popular for those seeking a reconciliation of these two forms of politics. Demand for equal access to a public forum in which... more...

  • Negotiating Sex Workby Carisa R. Showden; Samantha Majic

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    Globally, discussions about sex work focus on exploitation. The media regularly provides us with stories about teen girls coerced to perform sexual acts for money, frequently beaten and robbed by their pimps or traffickers. While one would have to be hard-pressed to deny that sex workers are victimized, the popular media and our political leaders... more...

  • Dividedby David Cay Johnston

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 25.95

    The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the super?rich. The Occupy movement made the plight of the 99 percent an indelible part of the public consciousness, and concerns about inequality... more...

  • The American Imperial Gothicby Johan Höglund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Drawing on a rich array of texts from a long history of the gothic, this book contends that the doom faced by the world in popular culture is related to the current global instability, renegotiation of worldwide power and the American bid for hegemony. Revealing the ways in which images of destruction and social upheaval both query the violence with... more...

  • Iraqi Federalism and the Kurdsby Alex Danilovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Iraqi Federalism and the Kurds: Learning to Live Together focuses on the role of federalism as a viable solution to Iraq's many problems and the efforts the Kurdish government has deployed to adjust to new federal relations that entail not only gains, but also concessions and compromises. The authors’ direct experience of living and working... more...

  • Environmental Change and Sustainable Social Developmentby Sven Hessle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    How does climate change affect social work and social development? What actions are needed to integrate the three pillars of economic development, environmental development and social protection? This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to analyse the person-in-environment concept and to... more...

  • Global Social Transformation and Social Actionby Sven Hessle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to discuss issues which the social work and social welfare sectors face every day and to ensure a closer link between evidence-based practice, policy objectives and social development goals. Furthermore, this book reveals how these may affect the... more...