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  • Working Beyond 60by Dr Geneviève Reday-Mulvey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 163.00

    While the question to why work beyond sixty has now become obvious, the how and for whom questions are the real topic of this new study by one of the best European specialists in the area. Work after sixty - if it is to be feasible and widespread - has to be on a part-time basis to meet the wishes and needs of workers and companies. This book provides... more...

  • The Plot Against Social Securityby Michael A. Hiltzik

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99

    Relentless and ominous, the drumbeat echoes across the land: Social Security is on the verge of bankruptcy. These repeated warnings have become a dismal article of faith for the millions of Americans who pay Social Security taxes and expect to collect benefits someday. But they are flatly untrue. Social Security today is on a stronger financial... more...

  • How Social Security Picks Your Pocketby Joseph Fried

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    Social Security is no bargain, but few Americans are aware of the staggering waste and inequities built into the system. This easy-to-read, opinionated and thoroughly documented book expands the debate to the areas of disability abuse, fraud, and inequita more...

  • Japanese-Russian Relations, 1907?2007by Joseph Ferguson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a comprehensive survey of Japanese-Russian relations from the end of the Russo-Japanese War until the present. Based on extensive original research in both Japanese and Russian sources, it traces the development of relations from the tumultuous pre-war period, through the Second World War, Cold War and post-Cold War periods. Considering... more...

  • Critical Cultural Policy Studiesby Justin Lewis; Toby Miller

    Wiley 2008; US$ 152.95

    Critical Cultural Policy Studies: A Reader brings together classic statements and contemporary views that illustrate how everyday culture is as much a product of policy and economic determinants as it is of creative and consumer impulses. more...

  • Social Security as a Human Rightby Eibe Riedel

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    An International Expert Workshop on the Right to Social Security was held in April 2005 at the German Institute for Human Rights, whose purpose was to highlight specific issues of the right to social security. This volume provides an insight into the challenges on social security as a human right. more...

  • Administrative Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reformby John B. Shoven

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Social security reform in the United States continues to be a pressing and contentious issue, with advocates touting some form of a centralized or a privatized system of personal accounts. In general, centralized systems offer low administrative costs, but are potentially subject to political mismanagement and appropriation. Privatized account systems,... more...

  • Privatizing Social Securityby Martin Feldstein

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 37.50

    This volume represents the most important work to date on one of the pressing policy issues of the moment: the privatization of social security. Although social security is facing enormous fiscal pressure in the face of an aging population, there has been relatively little published on the fundamentals of essential reform through privatization. Privatizing... more...

  • The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reformby Martin Feldstein; Jeffrey B. Liebman

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Social security is the largest and perhaps the most popular program run by the federal government. Given the projected increase in both individual life expectancy and sheer number of retirees, however, the current system faces an eventual overload. Alternative proposals have emerged, ranging from reductions in future benefits to a rise in taxrevenue... more...

  • Grounding Securityby Carol Weisbrod

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 134.95

    In examining mechanisms currently conceived as affording security, Weisbrod considers both emotional and financial components – such as the role of the family and insurance. The book also explores the use of state power in its provision of security for in more...