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Social Issues

  • Life Without Principleby

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 2.99

    This essay is one the Thoreau's strongest judgements of America's constituted society. This goes along with the public address of 'Slavery in Massachusetts' and his defense of John Brown. more...

  • Economic Policy and Equityby

    International Monetary Fund 1999; US$ 13.50

    This book brings together the views not only of policymakers and academics but also of religious leaders and labor leaders from around the world- including the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Amartya Sen - who participated in an IMF conference on this topic. Contributors discuss the causes of growing inequality and the complex question of how to... more...

  • Changing Values, Persisting Culturesby

    BRILL 2008; US$ 110.00

    Based upon the data collected by values surveys since 1981, this volume presents detailed analyses of cultural change and stability in a number of key countries around the globe. Democratization, individualization, modernization and secularization are some of the key concepts that the authors trace in their respective countries. more...

  • Social Capital in Europe: Similarity of Countries and Diversity of People?by

    BRILL 2008; US$ 130.00

    Social capital may foster the integration of a society and the stability of a democracy.This volume examines the differences in levels, causes and consequences of social capital between 22 European countries surveyed in the 2002 European Social Survey. Muliti-level analyses are used in each contribution more...

  • Agrarian Crisis and Farmer Suicidesby

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 52.00

    This volume is the twelfth in the series 'Land Reforms in India'. The essays in this volume bring out the multi-dimensional aspects of the agrarian crisis, and its impact on farmers' suicides leading to public policy. A distinctive feature of this collection is its holistic approach towards viewing farm sector distress, instead of looking for isolated... more...

  • Introduction to the Law and Economics of Environmental Policyby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2002; US$ 179.99

    Three important issues concerning institutional design are: policies, instruments, and enforcement. This volume surveys each of the issues, and emphasises the common themes arising in optimal institutional design. It looks at the importance of institutional design in addressing social problems. more...

  • Urban Poverty and the Underclassby

    Wiley 2008; US$ 110.00 US$ 99.00

    Over the last two decades "poverty" has moved centrestage as an issue within the social sciences. This volume, edited by one of Europe's foremost sociologists, aims to assess the debates surrounding poverty and the responses to it, exploring the ways in which the various socio-political systems and welfarist regimes are being radically transformed.... more...

  • The Macho Paradoxby

    Sourcebooks 2006; US$ 19.99

    Praise for The Macho Paradox "An honest, intellectually rigorous and insightful work that challenges readers to truly engage in a political discourse that can change lives, communities and nations." --Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes "Jackson Katz is an American hero! With integrity and courage, he has taken his message--that... more...

  • 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...

  • Finance & Development, September 1973by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1973; US$ 3.75

    For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF’s own staff as well as by prominent international experts.... more...