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  • Ageing and Incomeby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 61.00

    This landmark study of the material well-being of older people in nine OECD countries -- Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States -- uses a wealth of new data to shed light on the challenges that face policy-makers as they anticipate the coming retirement of the baby-boom generation.... more...

  • How Obama's Gender Policies Undermine Americaby Diana Furchtgott-Roth

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 5.99

    Women are riding out the recession more easily than men, with a lower unemployment rate and a higher percentage attaining high school diplomas and Bachelor and Master degrees. Yet President Obama and Congress, responding to fierce feminist lobbying, propose to expand preferences for women in both education and hiring. Whereas original feminists portrayed... more...

  • How Policies Make Citizensby Andrea Louise Campbell

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Some groups participate in politics more than others. Why? And does it matter for policy outcomes? In this richly detailed and fluidly written book, Andrea Campbell argues that democratic participation and public policy powerfully reinforce each other. Through a case study of senior citizens in the United States and their political activity around... more...

  • In from the Shadowby Truman G. Packard; Johannes Koettl; Claudio Montenegro

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 19.99

    What to do about the extent of unregulated informal employment and the size of the shadow economy is a dilemma that has been gaining urgency, particularly in Europe's periphery. The forces that accompany globalization put a premium on mobility and skill-renewal. Rapid population ageing will require that people work longer and be far more productive.... more...

  • Social Security Policy in Hong Kongby Chak Kwan Chan

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 89.99

    Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to Special Administrative Region of China, by Chak Kwan Chan, is the first book which systematically examines Hong Kong's social security policies across a period of 170 years. In particular, Chan analyses how Hong Kong, the world's freest economy, has maintained its small government by manipulating... more...

  • Municipal Policing in the European Unionby Daniel Donnelly

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    The book applies a model of municipal policing to compare a number of police systems in the European Union suggesting that in the future local communities will have some form of police enforcement mechanism that will not always include the sworn police officer. more...

  • Inclusion and Resilienceby Joana Silva; Victoria Levin

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    The report aims to meet two broad objectives: (a) enhance knowledge about the current state of existing social safety nets (SSNs) and assess their effectiveness in responding to new and emerging challenges to the poor and vulnerable in the region by bringing together new evidence, data, and country-specific analysis; and (b) open up and inform a debate... more...

  • Ex-Combatants and the Post-Conflict Stateby Jaremey McMullin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    This book provides a critical analysis of the reintegration challenges facing ex-combatants. Based on extensive field research, it includes detailed case studies of ex-combatant reintegration in Namibia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. more...

  • Effective Policing?by Stuart Kirby

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    This book provides a unique insight into the way policing is performed. By embracing both organizational management issues as well as operational police business such as crime reduction and detection, firearms, disorder, organised crime and terrorism, it provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary police theory and practice. more...