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  • Redeeming Politicsby Peter Iver Kaufman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Peter Iver Kaufman explores how various Christian leaders throughout history have used forms of "political theology" to merge the romance of conquest and empire with hopes for political and religious redemption. His discussion covers such figures as Constantine, Augustine, Charlemagne, Pope Gregory VII, Dante, Zwingli, Calvin, and Cromwell. Originally... more...

  • Privatization and the Welfare Stateby Sheila B. Kamerman; Alfred J. Kahn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    Looking at the theory and practice of privatization in its broadest manifestations, the contributors to this volume scrutinize the combination of public and private initiatives that makes up the present U.S. social sector. As they discuss privatization both in production and delivery of services and in financing, they reveal complexities that have... more...

  • Citizens, Community and Crime Controlby Karen Bullock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Analysing the historical circumstances and theoretical sources that have generated ideas about citizen and community participation in crime control, this book examines the various ideals, outcomes and effects that citizen participation has been held to stimulate and how these have been transformed, renegotiated and reinvigorated over time. more...

  • Durch die Krise kommt keiner alleinby Christian Rathner

    Styria Premium 2013; US$ 16.19

    Nein, die Krise in Griechenland ist nicht vorüber. Im Gegenteil: Wie Säure frisst sie sich in den Alltag. Menschen wie du und ich rutschen in Armut und Obdachlosigkeit. Eine Besserung ist nicht in Sicht. Was hilft gegen die Verzweiflung? Die Verführungskraft radikaler Positionen wächst. Die neonazistische Partei ?Goldene Morgenröte? wittert... more...

  • Firefightersby Gary McKay

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    Firefighters takes an unflinching look at what it means to do the highly dangerous job of saving lives from fire. It is drawn from interviews with over 50 firefighters - from the new recruit on the station house floor to the area director managing thousands of hectares of regional Queensland. Together, the firies recount their personal experiences,... more...

  • Home Telehealthby Richard Wootton; Susan L Dimmick; Joseph C Kvedar

    Taylor & Francis Ltd 2006; US$ 55.98

    As demand on hospitals increases, as well as concern about the secondary infections that can be contracted during visits, health experts and government advisors are looking at ways in which the long term sick, as well as acute patients, can be treated in alternate settings. This book covers what has been done to date, as well as practical guides to... more...

  • Statistics, Knowledge and Policy 2007by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 133.00

    Is life getting better? Are our societies making progress? Indeed, what does “progress” mean to the world’s citizens? For a good portion of the 20th century there was an implicit assumption that economic growth was synonymous with progress: an assumption that a growing GDP meant life must be getting better.  But we now recognize... more...

  • The European Challengeby Graham Room

    Policy Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    Economic and social change is accelerating under the twin impact of globalisation and the new information technologies. But how are these processes interrelated? Are they impelling us towards a common socio-economic future? What can governments do if they want to manage and steer the direction of development? This book addresses these questions with... more...

  • Investing in the Disadvantagedby David L. Weimer; Aidan R. Vining

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    A comprehensive review of how cost-benefit analysis can improve effectiveness and efficiency in the most important areas of social policy. more...

  • Citizen Youby Jonathan Tisch; Karl Weber; Cory A. Mayor Booker

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00

    Just when the world needs it most, a new style of social engagement  is emerging: Active Citizenship.   A key member of one of New York?s  most civic-minded families?one that has supported many of America?s  notable institutions and deserving programs?Jonathan Tisch has devoted a lifetime to ?active citizenship.? It?s an idea that uses the power... more...