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Social Policy

  • Liberty and Sexualityby David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 17.99

    Pulitzer Prize?winning author David J. Garrow?s stirring and essential history of the politics of abortion and America?s battle for the right to choose In 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, and more than forty years later the issue continues to spark controversy and divisiveness. But behind... more...

  • Blaming the Poorby Susan D. Greenbaum

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    A leading authority on poverty and racism, Susan D. Greenbaum dismantles the main thesis of the Moynihan Report?that the so called matriarchal structure of the African American family ?feminized black men,? resulting in a ?tangle of pathology? that led to a host of ills, from teen pregnancy to adult crime. Drawing on extensive scholarship, Greenbaum... more...

  • Critical Issues in Child Welfareby Joan F. Shireman

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    Joan Foster Shireman is emerita professor in the Graduate School of Social Work, Portland State University. more...

  • Young People's Understandings of Men's Violence Against Womenby Dr Nancy Lombard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Globally, nationally and locally men?s violence against women is an endemic social problem and an enduring human rights issue. Unlike men who are most likely to be victims of stranger assaults and violence, official data shows that women are most likely to be attacked, beaten, raped and killed by men known to them - either partners or family members.... more...

  • The Social Practice of Human Rightsby Joel R. Pruce

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The Social Practice of Human Rights bridges the conventional scholar-practitioner divide by focusing on the space between. In capturing this cutting edge research program, the volume proposes a perspective that motivates critical self-reflection of the strategies that drive communities dedicated to the advocacy and implementation of human rights.... more...

  • Human Rights and Universal Child Primary Educationby Fait Muedini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book focuses on all issues related to the human right of child primary education. It addresses issues of access to education, the benefits of schooling, primary education and human rights law, the role of states and NGOs towards improving enrolment rates, as well as policy recommendations. more...

  • Oil to Cashby Todd Moss; Caroline Lambert; Stephanie Majerowicz

    Center for Global Development 2015; US$ 14.99

    What should a country do if it suddenly discovers oil and gas? How should it spend the subsequent cash windfall? How can it protect against corruption? How can citizens truly benefit from national wealth? With many of the world's poorest and most fragile states suddenly joining the ranks of oil and gas producers, these are pressing policy questions.... more...

  • Just Marriedby Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The institution of marriage stands at a critical juncture. As gay marriage equality gains acceptance in law and public opinion, questions abound regarding marriage?s future. Will same-sex marriage lead to more radical marriage reform? Should it? Antonin Scalia and many others on the right warn of a slippery slope from same-sex marriage toward polygamy,... more...

  • Injusticeby Danny Dorling

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    We are living in the most remarkable and dangerous times. Globally, the richest 1% have never held a greater share of world wealth, while the share of most of the other 99% has collapsed in the last five years. In this fully rewritten and updated edition of Injustice, Dorling offers hope of a more equal society. more...

  • Language Racismby Jean-Jacques Weber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book discusses a new breed of racism, namely language racism, which is spreading both in the USA and in Europe, as well as other parts of the world. The book is a manifesto promoting a more positive view of linguistic and cultural diversity. more...