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  • Measuring the Non Observed Economy: A Handbookby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2002; US$ 25.00

    Good-quality, comprehensive national accounts are vital for economicpolicymaking and research. Exhaustive coverage is difficult to achieve,however, because some economic activities may be illegal, informal,household production for own final use, or missed because of deficienciesin the data collection system. Such activities are said to constitute... more...

  • Childhoodsby Nancy Higgins; Claire Freeman

    Otago University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Children are citizens with autonomy and rights identified by international agencies and United Nations conventions, but these rights are not readily enforceable. Some of the worst levels of child poverty and poor health in the OECD, as well as exceptionally high child suicide rates, exist in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More than a quarter of children... more...

  • From the Ground Upby Stephen Kosack; Courtney Tolmie; Charles C. Griffin

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation publication This book is based on a simple concept: no one is in a better position to hold a government accountable than those it governs. When governments fail to meet the needs of their citizens, the international community often turns to large external organizations... more...

  • Building the Green Economyby Kevin Danaher; Shannon Biggs; Jason Mark

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 23.95

    After centuries of economic activity based on extraction, exploitation, and depletion, we now face undeniable environmental threats. New business models that save or restore natural resources are critical. But how can we translate that insight into more sustainable practices? Building the Green Economy shows how community groups, families, and... more...

  • Red Highwaysby Rose Aguilar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 21.95

    Tired of speaking to like-minded people, San Francisco blogger and radio journalist Rose Aguilar quit her job, bought a Toyota van, picked up her boyfriend, and took off on a six-month road trip through southern and mountain states. There she interviewed a wide array of people who rarely, if ever, appear in the national media. They include a former... more...

  • The Visible Poorby Joel Blau

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 34.99

    Taking an in-depth look at the causes of homelessness in the United States, Joel Blau disproves the convenient myths that most homeless are crazy, drug addicts, or lazy misfits who brought their suffering upon themselves. He shows that the current crisis was an inevitable result of economic and political changes in recent decades, systematically reviewing... more...

  • Beyond the Resources of Povertyby Sebnem Eroglu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This groundbreaking volume researches the lives of gecekondu settlers in the capital city of Turkey in order to understand how households cope with poverty and why some households are more successful than others in reducing their deprivation. It takes a critical stance towards existing conceptions such as household survival, livelihood and coping strategy... more...

  • Surviving Povertyby Joan Maya Mazelis

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 23.80

    Surviving Poverty carefully examines the experiences of people living below the poverty level, looking in particular at the tension between social isolation and social ties among the poor. Joan Maya Mazelis draws on in-depth interviews with poor people in Philadelphia to explore how they survive and the benefits they gain by being connected to one... more...

  • New Rules for Global Justiceby Jan Aart Scholte; Lorenzo Fioramonti; Alfred G. Nhema

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 35.99

    The book is action-oriented and empowering, presenting concrete proposals that could reduce the most deplorable global inequalities. It asks: how did we get here?; where do we want to go instead?; and how do we get there? more...

  • Human Rights and Social Equality: Challenges for Social Workby Sven Hessle

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The mission of the social work profession and the development of social policy are rooted in a set of core values and are the foundation of social work’s unique purpose and perspective. Human rights offer a normative base for social work and for the formation of inclusive social policies. This informative and incisively written edited collection... more...