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  • Twilight of the Money Godsby John Rapley

    Simon & Schuster UK 2017; US$ 30.00 US$ 21.99

    Imagine one day you went to a cash machine and discovered your money was gone. You rushed to your branch and the teller said that overnight people had stopped believing money was real, and it vanished. Seem incredible? It's happened, and it could happen again.      In this inventive new narrative, John Rapley retells the history of economics not as... more...

  • Long-term Care for the Elderly in Europeby Bent Greve

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Long-term care is an increasingly important issue in many contemporary welfare states around the globe given ageing populations. This ground-breaking book provides detailed case studies of 11 EU-member states? welfare regimes within Europe to show how welfare states organize, structures and deliver long-term care and whether there is a social investment... more...

  • Experiments in Democracyby J. Benjamin Hurlbut

    Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a moral and political imperative. From in vitro fertilization to embryonic stem cell research, cloning, and gene editing, Americans have repeatedly struggled... more...

  • The Routledge International Handbook to Welfare State Systemsby Christian Aspalter

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Developing countries may not have full-fledged welfare states like those we find in Europe, but certainly they have welfare state systems. For comparative social policy research the term "welfare state systems" has many advantages, as there are numerous different types/models of welfare state systems around the world. This path-breaking book, edited... more...

  • Researching Social and Economic Changeby David Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 70.95

    In this user-friendly introduction, European and American experts in the field join forces to explain what panel studies can achieve and to illustrate some of the potential pitfalls in the construction and analysis of panel data. Household panel studies provide one of the most significant national and international resources for analysing social and... more...

  • Affluenzaby Clive Hamilton; Richard Denniss

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 15.88

    The Western world is in the grip of a consumerism that is unique in human history. We overwork, we spend huge amounts on things we never use, then we chuck them out. The author of the bestselling Growth Fetish pries into our wardrobes, kitchens and backyards, and shows us what choice really means. more...

  • Language Most Foulby Ruth Wajnryb

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 22.68

    A meticulously researched, highly entertaining, idiosyncratic look at the how, why and what of bad language around the world. more...

  • World Povertyby Geoffrey Gilbert

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Part of a series designed to serve as introductory research resources for important world issues, this text by Gilbert (economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) takes on the issue of global poverty and the organizations and programs attempting to deal with it. He provides a basic overview of issues, institutions, and terminology; explores the more...

  • Kickbackby Caroline Overington

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 24.50

    From the award-winning journalist who first broke the story, here - in forensic detail - is the incredible true story of how the Australian Wheat Board funnelled hundreds of millions of dollars to Saddam Hussein's regime on the eve of the 2003 war. more...

  • Harpoonby Andrew Darby

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 27.22

    How can it be that, 20 years after whaling was 'banned', whales continue to be harpooned? How does Japan get away with bribing small nations to vote to reintroduce commercial whaling? Come on a global journey to follow the whalers, the campaigners, and the whales themselves, in a balanced handbook on the world's longest-running conservation crisis. more...