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  • China Rhymesby Shamus A'Rabbitt; Sapajou

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 7.99

    A collection of poetry—by poet laureate of the China Treaty Ports Shamus A'Rabbit—and cartoons by Sapajou, this compilation offers a fresh perspective on the foreign experience in Old China. From A'Rabbit?s sharp and hilarious portrayals of travelers in the Orient to his bouncy and rhythmic satirical wit and distaste for hypocrisy and pretension,... more...

  • Outside Looking Inby KOFI APRAKU

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 129.00

    Mr. Apraku gives the reader an outsider's analysis of the good and bad elements that make up the U.S. The author, a Ghanian who has spent the last 18 years studying and teaching in the U.S., brings his personal experiences as an emigré to this examination of American capitalism and democracy. He looks at the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the... more...

  • Discovering the Welfare State in East Asiaby CHRISTIAN ASPALTER

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 119.00

    Aspalter asserts that the belief that the development of high standard welfare states is primarily based on the ideology that pro-welfare, mostly leftwing, parties dominate welfare state literature and common thought in the Western world. Instead, in this examination of the welfare states of East Asia, Aspalter and his contributors show that they grew... more...

  • Political Violence in South and Southeast Asiaby Itty Abraham; Edward Newman; Meredith L. Weiss

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    This volume explores the sources and manifestations of political violence in South and Southeast Asia and the myriad roles that it plays in everyday life and as part of historical narrative. It considers and critiques the manner in which political violence is understood and constructed, and the common assumptions that prevail regarding the causes,... more...

  • Sweet Reliefby Jennifer Abrahamson

    Gallery Books 2006; US$ 24.95

    Marla Ruzicka was a free spirit, a savvy political operator, a wartime Erin Brockovich. Fiercely determined to improve the lives of the less fortunate, the twenty-something blonde was instrumental in convincing the U.S. government to pass historic legislation aiding civilian victims of war. Sweet Relief recounts Marla's journey from an idyllic... more...

  • Omstreden solidariteitby Peter Achterberg; Romke van der Veen; Judith Raven

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 25.25

    Tegen de achtergrond van een veranderende verzorgingsstaat bekijkt dit boek diverse aspecten van de sociale zekerheid: Moet er meer geld gespendeerd worden aan sociale zekerheid, of juist minder? Reflecteren de normen binnen het beleid nog steeds de gedeelde normen onder het Nederlandse publiek? Hoe kijken Nederlanders aan tegen versobering en herziening... more...

  • Restructuring the Philadelphia Regionby Carolyn Adams; David Bartelt; David Elesh; Ira Goldstein

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Restructuring the Philadelphia Region offers one of the most comprehensive and careful investigations written to date about metropolitan inequalities in America’s large urban regions. Moving beyond simplistic analyses of cities-versus-suburbs, the authors use a large and unique data set to discover the special patterns of opportunity in greater... more...

  • Minneapolis-St. Paulby John S. Adams; Barbara J. VanDrasek

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 27.95

    An original and fresh examination of the physical, economic, and social environment that sets the Twin Cities apart from other U.S. cities of its size. more...

  • Staat in der Krise - Krise des Staates?by Adolf-Arndt-Kreis

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 18.68

    Hauptbeschreibung Nach dem Zusammenbruch der Planwirtschaft triumphierte die Marktwirtschaft und forderte den Abbau von rechtlichem Ballast, um sich in größerer Freiheit im Globalen entfalten zu können. Der Staat wurde deshalb aufgefordert, sich zurückzunehmen und schlank zu machen. Weniger Staatsausgaben, weniger Regulierung, weniger soziale Intervention... more...

  • Social Policy in Sub-Saharan African Contextby Jìmí Adésínà

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 140.00

    This volume reviews Africa's past experiences of social policy, with an eye on the future. Contributions examine a range of social policy issues around healthcare, education, the labour market and social welfare, and highlight important conceptual and policy issues for rebuilding Africa. more...