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  • A Complexity Theory for Public Policyby Göktug Morçöl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Complexity theory has become popular in the natural and social sciences over the last few decades as a result of the advancements in our understanding of the complexities in natural and social phenomena. Concepts and methods of complexity theory have been applied by scholars of public affairs in North America and Europe, but a comprehensive framework... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politicsby Georgina Waylen; Karen Celis; Johanna Kantola

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 149.99

    As a field of scholarship, gender and politics has exploded over the last fifty years and is now global, institutionalized, and ever expanding. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics and shows how these contributions... more...

  • Social Policy in a Developing Worldby Rebecca Surender; Robert Walker

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    There is increasing interest in the significance of social policy in the management of welfare and risk in the developing world. This volume provides a critical analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing social protection systems in the global south, and examines current strategies for addressing poverty and welfare needs in the region. In... more...

  • Crimeby Clarence Darrow

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    True-crime fans and readers interested in the history of American jurisprudence should definitely add Crime: Its Cause and Treatment to their must-read list. Penned by famed lawyer Clarence Darrow, this penetrating look at the origins of criminal behavior draws on Darrow's own experiences defending such infamous characters as the teenage thrill-killers... more...

  • Handbook of Family Policies Across the Globeby Mihaela Robila

    Springer 2014; US$ 279.00

    ¿¿Family Policies Across the Globe provides comprehensive coverage of explicit and implicit family policies from an international perspective. The coverage includes issues such as family-friendly work practices, work-life balance, childcare, poverty, domestic violence, social exclusion/inclusion, immigration, and disability. The chapters... more...

  • Gender and International Relationsby Jill Steans

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    The third edition of Jill Steans’ popular and highly respected text offers a comprehensive and up to date introduction to gender in international relations today. Its nine chapters have been fully revised and expanded to cover key issues, developments and debates in the field including: the state and citizenship gender, sexuality... more...

  • National Policy-Makingby Pertti Alasuutari; Ali Qadir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Notions of social change are often divided into local versus international. But what actually happens at the national level?where policies are ultimately made and implemented?when policy-making is interdependent worldwide? How do policy-makers take into account the prior choices of other countries? Far more research is needed on the process of interdependent... more...

  • Comparing Prison Systemsby Nigel South; Robert P. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    this book provides in-depth, original and critical analyses by leading scholars of the penal systems of 16 nations around the world, focusing on changes in social structure, culture and punishment since 1975. more...

  • Foundations for Youth Justiceby Anne Robinson

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    This exciting new book outlines the state of practice now in flux within structures created by New Labour but moving in a different direction under the Coalition Government. It explores opportunities for a fresh orientation that places young people at the centre and works collaboratively to nurture strengths, competences and capital. more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policyby John Eekelaar; Rob George

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    Changes in family structures, demographics, social attitudes and economic policies over the last sixty years have had a large impact on family lives and correspondingly on family law. This book provides global perspectives on the policy challenges facing family law and policy round the world. The chapters apply legal, sociological, demographic... more...