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  • OECD Rural Policy Reviews - Netherlandsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 56.00

    Faced with high population density, close proximity of urban areas and urban-rural linkages, rural areas in the Netherlands have witnessed a gradual disappearance of characteristically rural landscapes and a deterioration of biodiversity. Future developments will increase pressures on rural land use, making a policy framework to address these challenges... more...

  • Trauma Stewardshipby Laura van Dernoot Lipsky; Connie Burk

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    Speaker, trainer and community organizer Van Dernoot Lipsky provides this guide to trauma stewardship, a practice through which individuals, organizations, and societies tend to the hardship, pain, or trauma experienced by humans, other living beings, or our planet itself. more...

  • Regulating the Socialby George Steinmetz

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 52.50

    Why does the welfare state develop so unevenly across countries, regions, and localities? What accounts for the exclusions and disciplinary features of social programs? How are elite and popular conceptions of social reality related to welfare policies? George Steinmetz approaches these and other issues by exploring the complex origins and development... more...

  • The Political Economy of State-Society Relations in Hungary and Polandby Anna Seleny

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 88.00

    This book shows how Hungary and Poland led the transformations that brought down Communism. more...

  • The French Welfare Stateby John Ambler

    NYU Press 1991; US$ 89.00

    "An excellent introduction to issues surrounding the postwar French welfare state.". — Archives. "An important and groundbreaking book.". —Martin A. Schain, New York University. Little noticed by much of the world, France, during the 1960s and 1970s, developed into one of the most generous welfare states in the world.... more...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Frenchby Nick Yapp; Michel Syrett

    Oval Books 2009; US$ 4.99

    "France is a country that eats, drinks and breathes philosophy. There is not a farmer, fisherman, waiter, car-worker, shop assistant or housewife who isn't a closet Diderot or Descartes, a Saint-Simon or a Sartre." "French politicians look smart because power itself is chic, attractive, seductive, and one should dress to look the part. The... more...

  • Unruhen in der ständischen Gesellschaft 1300-1800by Peter Blickle

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1988; US$ 280.00

    Im Rahmen der Enzyklopädie deutscher Geschichte gibt Peter Blickle eine Gesamtdarstellung des Gegenstandes "Soziale Konflikte" für das späte Mittelalter und die frühe Neuzeit. Unter "Unruhen" versteht er die Protesthandlungen der Untertanen zur Behauptung und Durchsetzung ihrer Interessen und Wertvorstellungen gegenüber der Obrigkeit, den "bäuerlichen... more...

  • Politics in Color and Concreteby Krisztina Fehérváry

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous?the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits this history by exploring domestic space in Hungary from the 1950s through the 1990s and reconstructs the multi-textured and politicized aesthetics... more...

  • Stadt und soziale Bewegungenby Norbert Gestring; Renate Ruhne; Jan Wehrheim

    Springer 2014; US$ 29.99

    ?Großstadte sind derzeit wieder zu Orten sozialer Bewegungen geworden. Mit Slogans wie ?oben bleiben? (Stuttgart) oder ?Recht auf Stadt? (Hamburg) artikuliert sich heute auf unterschiedliche Weise ein Protest, der auf sich verandernde urbane Realitaten Bezug nimmt und dabei eine breite mediale Resonanz findet. Gleichwohl werden oft nur bestimmte Formen... more...

  • 2003?2009 (Die Berliner Republik)by Renate Köcher

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 363.00

    For 60 years the Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach has been running surveys on all aspects of life in Germany and publishing the results in the Allensbacher Jahrbücher der Demoskopie. The 12th volume continues this comprehensive documentation of the lives, thoughts and feelings of German people. Once again, the most important and interesting Allensbach... more...