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- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99
The generation that benefitted from GI Bill showed a commitment to the principles of democracy and civic involvement. This book looks at how Bill affected the lives of World War II Veterans. It develops an argument about the link between peoples' positive experiences with government programs and their willingness to take part in public life. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 149.00
Focuses on the common visa policy as a case study on the constitutional structure of the European Union. After introducing the nature of visas, this book concentrates on the difficulties in forging a common visa policy at European level. It describes cooperation before the Treaty on European Union under the Maastricht Treaty. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 60.00
Joel Olson contends that, given the history of slavery and segregation in the United States, American citizenship is a form of racial privilege in which whites are equal to each other but superior to everyone else. To break this pattern, Olson suggests an ?abolitionist-democratic? political theory that makes the fight against racial discrimination... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
In Wild Grass , Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Ian Johnson tells the stories of three ordinary Chinese citizens moved to extraordinary acts of courage: a peasant legal clerk who filed a class-action suit on behalf of overtaxed farmers, a young architect who defended the rights of dispossessed homeowners, and a bereaved woman who tried to find out... more...
- Zed Books 2008; US$ 34.95
This book introduces the concept of 'act of citizenship' and in doing so, re-orients the study of what it means to be a citizen. This study of citizenship is truly interdisciplinary, drawing not only on new developments in politics, sociology, geography and anthropology, but also on psychoanalysis, philosophy and history. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
Both the women's suffrage and civil rights movements laid the groundwork for some of the groups featured in this book, who were often less visible than women and African Americans. It presents an examination of these nascent yet influential groups, whose rise in visibility has mirrored the changes occurring within the fabric of American society. more...
- Zed Books 2008; US$ 34.95
Using new evidence and cases from across the globe, Environment and Citizenship explores the new vocabulary of ecological citizenship and examines how successful environmental policy-making depends on the responsible actions of citizens and civil society organizations as much as on governments and international treaties. Smith and Pangsapa address... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 15.99
Blending memorable music with a historical context, this exploration provides a fresh perspective on the civil rights movement by showing how certain songs served as its voice. From the Chicago Children?s Choir to the SNCC Freedom Singers, this resource examines the churches and groups that worked to counteract segregation, transforming traditional... more...