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  • Crime Preventionby Adam Sutton; Adrian Cherney; Rob White

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    Crime Prevention: Principles, Perspectives and Practices is a concise, comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of crime prevention. more...

  • Give Me Libertyby Naomi Wolf

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 24.99

    As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder -- if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American... more...

  • Crime and Public Policyby James Q. Wilson; Joan Petersilia

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 40.99 US$ 35.25

    Crime and Public Policy accessibly presents the latest scientific information on the causes of crime and evidence about what does and does not work to control it. With contributions from trusted, leading scholars, on topics such as changing crime rates, sex offenders, sentencing, gangs, and more, James Q. Wilson and Joan Petersilia continue to offer... more...

  • Sustainabilityby Jeremy L. Caradonna

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    An engaging primer of the history of the sustainability movement from the 1600s to the present day, illuminating how sustainability evolved from a relatively marginal idea to the centerpiece of international accords, a top priority for governments and non-profit organizations, and a philosophy of hope and resilience with widespread appeal. more...

  • Homeland Security and Intelligenceby Keith Logan

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    Few issues are as important?or as controversial. Homeland Security and Intelligence offers a series of articles written to inform readers about changes in homeland security intelligence, to explain the new structure of the intelligence community (IC), and to enable readers to question the effectiveness of the new intelligence processes. A brief... more...

  • Family Policy Mattersby Linda Hantrais

    Policy Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    This path-breaking book explores the complex relationship between family change and public policy responses in EU member states and candidate countries. It combines broad-brush scrutiny of demographic trends, policy contexts and debates in contemporary European societies with a fine-grain analysis of the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of families. more...

  • Campaign Finance Reformby Melissa M. Smith; Glenda C. Williams; Larry Powell; Gary A. Copeland

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99

    Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game provides an in-depth look at the history of political campaign finance reform with special emphasis on legislative, FEC, and federal court actions from the 1970s to present. In particular, the authors examine the ways that campaigns and independent groups have sought to make end-runs around existing... more...

  • Achieving Global Sustainabilityby Takamitsu Sawa; Susumu Lai; Seiji Ikkatai

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    The problem of global sustainability is indisputably the most serious issue facing humanity today. One of the biggest factors in the deterioration of global sustainability is climate change which has been exacerbated by the entire range of human activities and is inextricably related to modern civilization. Solving this difficult problem requires a... more...

  • Principles of Comparative Politicsby William Roberts Clark; Matthew R. Golder; Sona N. Golder

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 98.00

    The new edition retains its focus on the enduring questions with which scholars grapple, the issues about which consensus has started to emerge, and the tools comparativists use to get at the complex problems in the field. The book's outstanding pedagogy includes chapter opener overviews, bolded key terms and a marginal glossary, more than 250 tables... more...

  • American Democracyby Andrew J. Perrin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    In this groundbreaking book, sociologist Andrew Perrin shows that rules and institutions, while important, are not the core of democracy. Instead, as Alexis de Tocqueville showed in the early years of the American republic, democracy is first and foremost a matter of culture: the shared ideas, practices, and technologies that help individuals combine... more...