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  • Embracing Riskby Tom Baker; Jonathan Simon

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    For much of the twentieth century, industrialized nations addressed social problems, such as workers' compensation benefits and social welfare programs, in terms of spreading risk. But in recent years a new approach has emerged: using risk both as a way to conceive of and address social problems and as an incentive to reduce individual claims on collective... more...

  • Social Constructionismby Andy Lock; Tom Strong

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 44.00

    A critical and thematic survey of the diverse traditions and recent developments within contemporary social constructionism. more...

  • The Functions of Role-Playing Gamesby Sarah Lynne Bowman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This study takes an analytical approach to the world of role-playing games, providing a theoretical framework for understanding their psychological and sociological functions. Sometimes dismissed as escapist and potentially dangerous, role-playing actually encourages creativity, self-awareness, group cohesion and "out-of-the-box" thinking.... more...

  • Black Rednecks and White Liberalsby Thomas Sowell

    Encounter Books 2005; US$ 17.95

    This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic... more...

  • Risk and Public Policy in East Asiaby Raymond K.H. Chan; Mutsuko Takahashi; Lillian Lih-rong Wang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    Contemporary Asian society is marked by social processes associated with the loss of stable economic growth and high employment; family structures capable of caring for family members in need; and governmental economic and political competence. Against this backdrop, this volume offers a timely review of these critical issues, offering an introduction... more...

  • Passingby Brooke Kroeger

    PublicAffairs 2004; US$ 18.00

    Through the provocative stories of six contemporary "passers," and examples from history and literature, a renowned journalist illuminates passing as a strategy for bypassing prejudice and injustice more...

  • Imagology Revisitedby Waldemar Zacharasiewicz

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 160.00

    Imagology Revisited brings together in one volume essays written over a forty-year period on the perception and representation of foreign countries and peoples, the “other”. The book traces the emergence of national and ethnic stereotypes in the early modern age and studies their evolution and multiple functions in a wide range of texts from... more...

  • The Yellow Book of Games and Energizersby Jayaraja Jayaraja; Erwin Tielemans

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 32.95

    The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom. With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. more...

  • The Price of Precaution and the Ethics of Riskby Christian Munthe

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    Christian Munthe undertakes an innovative, in-depth philosophical analysis of what the idea of a precautionary principle is and should be about. A novel theory of the ethics of imposing risks is developed and used as a foundation for defending the idea of precaution in environmental and technological policy making against its critics, while at the... more...

  • Policy Issues in Insurance Risk Awareness, Capital Markets and Catastrophic Risksby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 70.00

    The OECD contributes to the improvement of the financial management of major catastrophes both through the activities of the International Network on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes and through the leadership of its High-Level Advisory Board. This publication compiles a series of reports reflecting the OECD’s extensive work... more...