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  • Guns and Contemporary Society: The Past, Present, and Future of Firearms and Firearm Policy [3 volumes]by Glenn Utter

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 163.00

    Recent mass shootings have led to renewed calls for additional legislation at the state and federal levels to address gun access and control. In this hard-hitting compilation, experts delve into various aspects of firearms in America?from gun control and gun rights to militia movements, to school-related shootings, and to the recent trends in gun... more...

  • The Invisible Womanby Helen Walmsley-Johnson

    Icon Books Ltd 2015; US$ 8.99

    ?Stylish and wittily written ? a brilliant read that should encourage us all to challenge the cult of youth, and learn to love ourselves a little more along the way.? My Weekly There?s nothing middle-of-the-road about middle age. From coping with bodies that are ?heading south? to rampant ageism in the workplace, this time in our lives, in... more...

  • Displaced Heritageby Ian Convery

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.99

    The essays in this volume address the displacement of natural and cultural heritage caused by disasters, whether they be dramatic natural impacts or terrible events unleashed by humankind, including holocaust and genocide. Disasters can be natural or human-made, rapid or slow, great or small, yet the impact is effectively the same; nature, people and... more...

  • How the Drug War Ruins American Livesby Arthur Benavie

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 37.00

    Unique in its perspective, this eye-opening book looks at the drug war as a rights issue and concludes that Americans' civil liberties are clearly being violated. The volume proceeds from two premises: that over the past 30 years, America's War on Drugs has done more harm than good; and that if the United States is going to reform the criminal justice... more...

  • The Forgotten Peopleby Damien Freeman; Shireen Morris

    Melbourne University Publishing 2016; Not Available

    The Forgotten People challenges the assumption that constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians is a project of the left in Australia.It demonstrates that there may be a set of reforms that can achieve the change sought by indigenous leaders, while addressing the critical concerns of constitutional conservatives and classical liberals. More... more...

  • The Politics of Unemployment in Europeby Marco Giugni

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book offers a state-of-the-art discussion of the political issues surrounding unemployment in Europe. Its unique combination offers both a policy and institutional perspective, whilst studying the viewpoint of individual civil society members engaging in collective action on the issue of joblessness. It is the result of Marco Giugni?s three year... more...

  • A New Youth?by Elisabetta Ruspini; Carmen Leccardi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    A New Youth? provides a cross-cultural perspective on the challenges and problems posed by young people's transition to adulthood. The authors address questions such as: What are the experiences of being young in different European countries? What can we learn about the differences of being young in non-European countries? Are young people developing... more...

  • The Disabling State of an Active Societyby Mikael Holmqvist

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Across the traditional welfare states of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada there has been increasing emphasis on 'activation' by the unemployed as a tool for fighting unemployment. The core idea of activation programmes is the integration and empowerment of jobseekers through active work-related measures rather than passive income support.... more...

  • Gender and Well-Beingby Paloma de Villota; John Eriksen; Elisabetta Addis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Provisioning for basic human needs is done in three main kind of institutions: the familial household; the commercial enterprise selling goods and services; the institutions of the Welfare State that provide education, medical care and other goods and personal services to all or to some specific groups of citizens in need. The purpose of this book... more...

  • War, Crime and Refugeesby Anand Prakash

    Aadi Publications 2014; US$ 41.99

    The number of refugees forced to dump their homes and countries in search of safety has significantly increased. At the same time, governments commitment to offering asylum is dwindling, as is their political will to resolve the human rights disasters from which people have fled. There is a crisis in the protection of the human rights of refugees.... more...