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  • Ideas and Influenceby Peter Saunders; James Walter

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    A group of Australia?s leading thinkers examine the relations between social science research, informed public opinion and the policy community. In short, it dissects relationships between research in the social sciences and policy outcomes. The book is a challenging and important analysis of current practice and an argument for how we might achieve... more...

  • Australian Social Attitudesby Shaun Wilson; Gabrielle Meagher; Rachel Gibson; David Denemark; Mark Western

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 49.95

    A fascinating insight into what Australians think about contemporary political and social issues using data collected from the inaugural Australian Survey of Social Attitudes on the expressed opinions of some 4300 Australian adults. An excellent resource for students, teachers, researchers and policy makers, and for anyone interested in understanding... more...

  • Community Contracts in Urban Infrastructure Worksby Jane Tournée; Wilma van Esch

    International Labour Office 2001; US$ 5.00

    Addresses the development and use of community contracts for infrastructure provision and upgrading in unplanned urban settlements in developing countries. Explains different types of contract, examines the roles and responsibilities of the community and other actors and presents step-by-step guidelines for setting up a community contracting system.... more...

  • Nederlandse elites in de twintigste eeuwby Meindert Fennema; Huibert Schijf

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 27.25

    De huidige Nederlandse elites trekken veel negatieve aandacht. Directeuren zouden te veel verdienen, het aanzien van de politieke elites daalt, bij rechters wordt getwijfeld aan hun gezag en maatschappelijk bewustzijn, over de Nederlandse adel wordt alleen lacherig gepraat. Veel weten we over deze elites niet, want sociologisch onderzoek naar Nederlandse... more...

  • Verzuiling, pacificatie en kentering in de Nederlandse politiekby Arend Lijphart

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 52.50

    Menigeen kent het begrip 'verzuiling' en weet hoezeer dat verschijnsel bepalend is geweest voor de inrichting en werkwijze van de Nederlandse politiek, vakbonden, omroep, dagbladpers, etc. in de afgelopen honderd jaar.Weinigen realiseren zich hoe die verzuiling precies is ontstaan en op welke wijze en met welke gevolgen de 'verzuildheid'... more...

  • Postwar Americaby Rodney P. Carlisle

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00

    The period following World War II was marked by great social change as a result of the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, and the youth opposition to the Vietnam War. The threat of nuclear annihilation and the cold war created a widespread sense of fear for many Americans, defining this as one of America's most tumultuous historical... more...

  • Strength beyond Structureby Mirjam de Bruijn; Rijk van Dijk; Jan-Bart Gewald

    BRILL 2007; US$ 60.00

    Drawing on a wide range of historical and anthropological case studies from various parts of Africa, this anthology provides an understanding of the importance of agency in processes of social transformation, especially in the context of crisis and structural constraint. more...

  • Political Boomsby Lynn T White

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 38.00 US$ 34.58

    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...

  • The ACLU vs. Americaby Craig Osten; Alan Sears

    B&H Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.99

    Educates readers as to the culture wars afoot and equips them to become effectived agents for liberty and freedom against the ACLU's onslaught. more...

  • Culture Wars in America: A Documentary and Reference Guideby Glenn Utter

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 87.00

    Culture Wars in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide places the most hotly debated issues in American society in historical context. With this book in hand, the reader can more effectively evaluate the potential social and political significance of these important conflicts. Americans have never found it easy to reconcile their differences,... more...