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  • The Segregated Origins of Social Securityby Mary Poole

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 27.99

    The relationship between welfare and racial inequality has long been understood as a fight between liberal and conservative forces. In The Segregated Origins of Social Security , Mary Poole challenges that basic assumption. Meticulously reconstructing the behind-the-scenes politicking that gave birth to the 1935 Social Security Act, Poole demonstrates... more...

  • Conflict and Developmentby Roger Mac Ginty; Andrew Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    In the five years since the first edition of Conflict and Development was published the awareness of the relationship between conflicts and development has grown exponentially. Developmental factors can act as a trigger for violence, as well as for ending violence and for triggering post-conflict reconstruction. The book explores the complexity... more...

  • Falling Shortby Charles D. Ellis; Alicia H. Munnell; Andrew D. Eschtruth

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    The United States faces a serious retirement challenge. Many of today's workers will lack the resources to retire at traditional ages and maintain their pre-retirement standard of living. Falling Short explains how to meet the challenge, through both individual and collective actions to work longer and save more. more...

  • Sustainability and Equity Challengesby Mariusz Jarmuzek; Najla Nakhle

    International Monetary Fund 2016; US$ 9.00

    Reform of Lebanon?s pension system is indispensable. The country already faces fiscalsustainability risks, which will be compounded in the future by significantly higher pensionrelatedspending and liabilities, mainly reflecting adverse demographics. In addition tosustainability issues, the pension system also suffers from equity shortcomings?Lebanonis... more...

  • Human Securityby Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh; Anuradha Chenoy

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 53.95

    This book, now available in paperback, traces the key evolutions in the development of the concept of human security, the various definitions and critiques, how it relates to other concepts, and what it implies for polities, politics, and policy. Human security is an important subject for the whole world, in particular Asia, as it deals with interactions... more...

  • The Political Economy of Global Securityby Heikki Patomäki

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    What are the possibilities for and conditions of global security in the 21 st century? This book provides an innovative study of future wars, crises and transformations of the global political economy. It brings together economic theory, political economy, peace and conflict research, philosophy and historical analogy to explore alternatives for... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Security: For Ourselves and Our Posterityby Charles Blahous

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 84.00

    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...