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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99
In a rigorous critique of public opinion polling in the U.S., George F. Bishop makes the case that a lot of what passes as 'public opinion' in mass media today is an illusion, an artifact of measurement created by vague or misleading survey questions presented to respondents who typically construct their opinions on the spot. Using evidence from a... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 31.99
This book looks systematically at the extent to which Jews, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and gay men and lesbians have entered the higher circles of power that constituted what sociologist C. Wright Mills called 'the power elite.' It examines why and how the power elite has diversified, the pathways taken by those who have entered the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 23.99
In this book Michael Traugott and Paul Lavrakas give voters everything they need to know about election polls and why it matters that we understand them. If statistics are worse than lies, just think what misreading the polls can do! more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2012; US$ 19.99
Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed Hoffer in the years just before his death, and his meticulous accounts of those meetings offer new insights into the man known as the "Longshoreman... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 35.99
This unique book takes the reader 'beyond the headlines' to explore a China few Westerners have seen. The authors argue that the great gap between what specialists understand and the general public believes has led to distorted and potentially dangerous misunderstandings of China. Seeking to bridge that gap, a group of prominent scholars and activists... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 41.99
This multi-disciplinary collection blends broad overviews and case studies as well as different theoretical perspectives in a critique of the relationship between United States philanthropic foundations and movements for social change. Scholars and practitioners examine how these foundations support and/or thwart popular social movements and address... more...
- Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 42.00
Rural Urban Framework is a work group at the University of Hong Kong that not only researches the far-reaching changes of the last thirty years in China?s rural areas, but has also realized concrete projects aimed at improving supply and infrastructure on site. In this publication, the authors present for the first time the results of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95
Community Organization and Social Administration presents a unique constellation of perspectives from scholars, researchers, and practitioners grounded in macro theories, practice, and education. Drawing upon the knowledge and experiences of social workers and other community-based professionals, this book provides a rich cross-section of models and... more...
- Africa Institute of South Africa 2013; US$ 36.95
What has confounded African efforts to create cohesive, prosperous and just states in postcolonial Africa? What has been the long-term impact of the Berlin Conference of 1884-5 on African unity and African statehood? Why is postcolonial Africa haunted by various ethno national conflicts? Is secession and irredentism the solution? Can we talk of ethno-futures... more...