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  • Our Kidsby Robert D. Putnam

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 28.00

    A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone : why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It?s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in?a nation of opportunity, constrained... more...

  • Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Minority Rightsby Stephen May; Tariq Modood; Judith Squires

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    Addresses the position of minorities in democratic societies, with a particular focus on minority rights. more...

  • From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Editionby Walter I. Trattner

    Free Press 2007; US$ 18.95

    Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest... more...

  • Half the Skyby Nicholas D. Kristof; Sheryl Wudunn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    #1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era?s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet... more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16

    Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life?and death?in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world?s poor is the most important human rights... more...

  • The Betrayal of Workby Beth Shulman

    The New Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Beth Shulman was a labor consultant and former vice president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union in Washington, D.C. She passed away in 2010. more...

  • The Future of Foreign Aidby Andy Sumner; Richard Mallett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 43.33

    Sumner and Mallett review the literature on aid in light of shifts in the aid system and the increasing concentration of the world's poor in middle-income countries. As a consequence, they propose a series of practical, policy relevant options for future development cooperation, with the aim of provoking discussion and informing policy. more...

  • The Language of Letting Goby Melody Beattie

    Hazelden Publishing 2009; US$ 17.95

    Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this... more...

  • I'll Quit Tomorrowby Vernon E. Johnson

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 7.99

    This bestselling recovery classic has helped untold thousands of alcoholics onto the road to recovery. Written by the founder of the Johnson Institute in Minneapolis, one of the country's most successful training programs for treatment providers, I'll Quit Tomorrow present the concepts and methods that have brought new hope to alcoholics and their... more...

  • Weed Landby Peter Hecht

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Early in the morning of September 5, 2002, camouflaged and heavily armed Drug Enforcement Administration agents descended on a terraced marijuana garden. The DEA raid on the Wo/Men?s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, a sanctuary for severely ill patients who were using marijuana as medicine, is the riveting opening scene in Weed Land, an up-close journalistic... more...