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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 109.00
Why have Taiwan, rich parts of China, and Thailand boomed famously, while the Philippines has long remained stagnant both economically and politically? Do booms abet democracy? Does the rise of middle classes promise future liberalization? Why has Philippine democracy brought no boom and barely served the Filipino people? This book, unlike... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know ?the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.? Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this... more...
- Charles C Thomas 2009; US$ 37.95
Sharing her experiences of living in both China and the United States, the author describes how life events have influenced and impacted her social values, attitudes, behaviors, and further discusses how she continues to be resocialized by both American and Chinese societies. She focuses on the connection of those experiences to helping students see... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling: a nation that slouches not towards the Bethlehem envisioned by the poet Yeats in 1919, but... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00
The "heyday" of the Baby Boomer generation would seem long past, as American society today seems focused upon accommodating the members of the later X, Y, and Z generations. The Baby Boomer generation still comprises over a quarter of the U.S. population, however, and the contributions and influences of its members are everywhere. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 380.00
The United States is a vast and complex nation, a place where often-conflicting ideas exist side by side, for better and, sometimes, for worse. The ability to form opinions and make responsible choices on the critical concerns that divide our population today must begin with an unbiased examination and understanding of the facts. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2000; US$ 38.00
This book contains nine essays written by distinguished scholars from North America. Europe, and Asia, and provides an in-depth examination of the socio-legal developments of drug control in different countries. Important rational approaches to the formulation of drug policy are discussed. A must-read for anyone interested in the highly topical, worldwide... more...
- Policy Press 2011; US$ 99.00
This comprehensive study demonstrates the dramatic changes that have taken place in the protection of old and new social risks, exploring the mechanisms behind these changes in the context of corporatist welfare state institutions. more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 26.95
This provocative study examines the role of today?s Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world?80 percent from intravenous drug use?and the Church remains its only resource for fighting these diseases. Jarrett Zigon takes the reader into a Church-run treatment center... more...