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  • Anthropology and the Public Interestby Peggy Reeves Sanday

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Anthropology and the Public Interest: Field work and Theory provides an understanding of how culture affects human lives, and uses this understanding in formulating and implementing domestic social policy. This book defines basic research as contributing to theory, knowledge, and method that contributes to the advancement of social science. Organized... more...

  • Black Power/White Controlby John Hall Fish

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 54.00 US$ 43.20

    The vital issue facing urban America during the 1960's?the downward spiral of poverty, deterioration, and exploitation in poor neighborhoods?was attacked by The Woodlawn Organization (TWO) in Chicago. John Hall Fish, an active participant in TWO, tells the story of one of the most exciting, controversial, and significant experiments in community control.... more...

  • Vom Retrenchment zur Krisenreaktionsfähigkeitby Ole Wintermann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 40.58

    Ole Wintermann analysiert die Determinanten erfolgreicher sozial- und wirtschaftspolitischer Krisenreaktionsfähigkeiten des schwedischen und des deutschen Wohlfahrtsstaates von Beginn der 90er Jahre bis zur Jahrhundertwende. Der hierzu untersuchte Erklärungsansatz geht von der These aus, dass nur die Gleichzeitigkeit der parteipolitischen und institutionellen... more...

  • Sozialpolitik in den USAby Britta Grell; Christian Lammert

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.99

    Aus europäischer Perspektive wächst die soziale Ungleichheit in den Vereinigten Staaten vor allem deswegen, weil der Wohlfahrtsstaat dort nur rudimentär ausgebildet ist. Tatsächlich investiert aber kaum ein anderes Land mehr Geld in die Altersabsicherung und Gesundheitsfürsorge. Rechnet man bildungspolitische Ausgaben und betriebliche Sozialleistungen... more...

  • Regierenby Björn Egner; Michael Haus; Georgios Terizakis

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 53.79

    ?Unter der ebenso schlichten wie provokativen Überschrift ?Regieren? sollen in diesem Band Beiträge zum aktuellen Verständnis der Herausforderungen einer Ausrichtung von politischer Herrschaft auf die zielgerichtete Veränderung der Gesellschaft versammelt werden. In einem ersten Teil geht es um normativ-theoretische Grundlagenfrage des modernen Regierens.... more...

  • Internetzensur in Chinaby Kim-Björn Becker

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 34.91

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  • Politics and Emotionsby Marcos Engelken-Jorge; Pedro Ibarra Güell; Carmelo Moreno Del Rio

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 59.52

    Mainstream liberal narratives have often depicted politics as a matter of power and competing interests, disregarding emotions or conceiving them as threats to a rational and well-ordered society. In the last decades, however, this viewpoint has been increasingly challenged by a number of scholars researching on the complex and multidimensional role... more...

  • De-Facing Powerby Clarissa Rile Hayward

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A sophisticated new view of power as a network of social boundaries. more...

  • L'appui au développement communautaireby Lucie Alexandre; Guy Bessette

    International Development Research Centre 2000; US$ 30.00

    Information alone does not ensure sustainable development. People and communities also need to be actively engaged in the processes, and their participation should be harnessed through communications activities designed for development purposes. Who should be made responsible for initiating these activities? What are the best conditions for launching... more...

  • Community and Local Governance in Australiaby Paul Smyth; Tim Reddel; Andrew Jones

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    This book examines the resurgence in Australia of locality-based social policy (concerned with the spatial dimensions of disadvantage), after the political failures of the market oriented approach to regional reform. The book proposes that these trends are leading to a new ?post-competition? policy regime in Australia that mirrors global policy trends. more...