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  • A Banquet of Consequencesby Satyajit Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.68

    A Banquet of Consequences is a lively exploration by financial expert Satyajit Das on why, following the global credit crunch, the world is entering a period of prolonged economic stagnation, and what that means for all of us. The factors that caused the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 have not been addressed, notes Satyajit Das in this brilliantly... more...

  • Body Countby Peter Gill

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 10.65

    With 20 million dead and another 40 million infected, AIDS is the world's worst epidemic, but the catastrophe could have been prevented. This book shows how millions could have been saved and many millions more infections could have been prevented if the world had responded properly to the crisis. Peter Gill reveals how politicians and religious leaders... more...

  • The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Povertyby Mehmet A. Odekon

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 632.00

    The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition addresses the persistence of poverty across the globe while updating and expanding the landmark work, Encyclopedia of World Poverty , originally published in 2006 prior to the economic calamities of 2008. For instance, while continued high rates of income inequality might be unsurprising in... more...

  • Violence in Capitalismby James A. Tyner

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00

    What, James Tyner asks, separates the murder of a runaway youth from the death of a father denied a bone-marrow transplant because of budget cuts? Moving beyond our culture?s reductive emphasis on whether a given act of violence is intentional?and may therefore count as deliberate murder?Tyner interrogates the broader forces that produce violence.... 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...

  • 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...