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  • 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...

  • Dispatches from the Frontlinesby Howard J. Wiarda

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 36.99

    Dispatches from the Frontlines analyzes some of the world?s most contentious hotspots. It focuses on such compelling global issues as Third World development, the role of the state, corporatism, and foreign aid. This is a thought-provoking book for anyone interested in foreign policy, comparative politics, and international affairs. more...

  • U.S. Development Policy in an Aging Worldby Richard Jackson; Reimar Macaranas; Tobias Peter

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 39.99

    The demographic transformation sweeping the emerging world has profound implications for U.S. development policy. The challenge is no longer helping countries overcome the obstacles to development posed by high birthrates and rapid population growth, but leveraging the opportunities created by falling birthrates and slowing population growth. ... more...

  • Pension Wiseby Charles Blahous

    Hoover Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Charles Blahous, one of the nation's foremost retirement security experts, explains the origins and dangers of current underfunding in our single-employer defined-benefit pension system and outlines the options for solving the problem and preventing the next taxpayer-financed bailout. He provides a tutorial on the basic workings of pension law, reviews... more...

  • Seeking Middle Ground on Social Security Reformby David Koitz

    Hoover Institution Press 2001; US$ 7.99

    This book looks at both the Republican and the Democratic Party plans for Social Security, showing how each confronts significant ideological and political hurdles. David Koitz cuts through the partisan rhetoric that has made social Security one of the most debated programs on the U.S. political scene and looks at both the Republican and the Democratic... more...

  • Frankreichs 'neue' militärische Interventionspolitik in Subsahara-Afrika (2002-2009)by Tobias Koepf

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 65.19

    Frankreichs 'neue' militaÃ?Ë?rische Interventionspolitik in Subsahara-Afrika (2002-2009) : eine konstruktivistische Analyse more...

  • Closing the Coverage Gapby Robert Holzmann

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99

    Closing the Coverage Gap discusses how social pensions and other retirement income transfers can be used to close the coverage gap of mandatory pension systems. The book is organized in three parts. The first part makes the case for these programs by assessing the extent of the coverage gap around the world and evaluating the vulnerability to poverty... more...

  • When I'm Sixty-Fourby Teresa Ghilarducci

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    A crisis is looming for baby boomers and anyone else who hopes to retire in the coming years. In When I'm Sixty-Four , Teresa Ghilarducci, the nation's leading authority on the economics of retirement, explains how to confront this crisis head-on, revealing the causes behind the increasingly precarious economics of old age in America and proposing... more...

  • Keeping the Promise of Social Security in Latin Americaby Indermit S. Gill

    World Bank Publications 2004; US$ 24.99

    Empirical analysis of two decades of pioneering pension and social security reform in Latin America and the Caribbean shows that much has been achieved, but that critical challenges remain. In tackling this unfinished agenda, a great deal can be learned from the reform experience of countries in the region. Keeping the Promise, produced by the chief... more...

  • Reforming Social Securityby CHARLES BLAHOUS

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 122.00

    Blahous contends that Social Security is ill-equipped to withstand the effects of an aging population and will impose excessive tax burdens upon future Americans unless its course is changed. Far from a doomsday tract, however, the book provides instances of proposals that would satisfactorily avert this course, if only the political will is mustered... more...