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  • Society at a Glance 2011: OECD Social Indicatorsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 49.00

    This sixth edition of Society at a Glance,  OECD's biennial overview of social indicators,  updates some indicators from previous volumes and introduces several new ones. It also features a special chapter on unpaid work. It includes data on the four newest OECD members: Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia. Where available,... more...

  • Statues Without Shadowsby Anna Swan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2006; US$ 20.17

    Anna grew up accepting that her parents were glamorous but mysterious figures, who had both died by the time she was seven. It was only when she was in her thirties that she discovered they had both committed suicide. As she began to search for the truth about her parents, she uncovered details about their fascinating and incredibly divergent backgrounds:... more...

  • Not Without Youby Alan & Alan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 18.56

    'That night I lay in my new bed and the pain came. I thought about Irene. I would find her again. I had to.' Alan and Irene first met in a cold, regimented children's home when he was seven and she was nine. Both had lost their mothers when they were very young. When a car drew up outside the Home, Alan was staring out of the window, and when he... more...

  • Ruling Myanmarby Nick Cheesman; Monique Skidmore; Trevor Wilson

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2011; US$ 59.90

    November 2010 sees the first elections in Myanmar/Burma since 1990, to be held as the culmination of the military regime’s 'Road Map for Democracy' The conditions under which the elections are being held are far from favourable, although the laws and procedures under which they will be conducted have been in place for seven months and... more...

  • New Welfare States in East Asiaby Gyu-Jin Hwang

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    The fast changing economic climate is creating substantial pressure for welfare state restructuring worldwide. Yet the discussion regarding challenges faced and the responses required has been confined to the 'standard welfare states' in the West. This book examines whether these challenges also apply to the countries in the East, whether these countries... more...

  • Not Without Youby Alan & Alan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available

    'That night I lay in my new bed and the pain came. I thought about Irene. I would find her again. I had to.' Alan and Irene first met in a cold, regimented children's home when he was seven and she was nine. Both had lost their mothers when they were very young. When a car drew up outside the Home, Alan was staring out of the window, and when he... more...

  • Statues Without Shadowsby Anna Swan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2006; Not Available

    Anna grew up accepting that her parents were glamorous but mysterious figures, who had both died by the time she was seven. It was only when she was in her thirties that she discovered they had both committed suicide. As she began to search for the truth about her parents, she uncovered details about their fascinating and incredibly divergent backgrounds:... more...

  • Providing a Sure Startby Naomi Eisenstadt

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, this book tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England. more...

  • Power of Mothersby Celia Lashlie

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 20.54

    A hard-hitting look at crime and criminal families and the women with the power to change things - if we let them. Celia Lashlie, justice reform campaigner and bestselling author, brings her powerful insight to the problems of families trapped in a spiral of crime, poverty and abuse. She points to the reasons behind why New Zealand's rates of imprisonment... more...

  • Making Markets in the Welfare Stateby Jane R. Gingrich

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Examining a range of countries, periods and policy areas, this book provides an original explanation of market reforms in the industrialized world. more...