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  • The Politics of High Tech Growthby Sean O'Riain

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    A detailed study of the software industry in Ireland, examining the policies and political institutions which made that possible. more...

  • Quantum Mind and Social Scienceby Alexander Wendt

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    A unique contribution to the understanding of social science, showing the implications of quantum physics for the nature of human society. more...

  • Revolutions and Revolutionary Movementsby James DeFronzo

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    This comprehensive text analyzes significant revolutions of the 20th and 21st centuries, placing them in social, economic, and political context. more...

  • Space, Knowledge and Powerby Professor Stuart Elden; Dr Jeremy W Crampton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 44.95

    The first to engage Foucault’s geographies in detail from a wide range of perspectives, this book is framed around his discussions with the journal Hérodote in the mid 1970s. The contributors (including a number of key figures such as David Harvey, Chris Philo, Sara Mills, Nigel Thrift, John Agnew, Thomas Flynn and Matthew Hannah) discuss... more...

  • SuperFreakonomicsby Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.50

    Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics ?the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. B ased on revolutionary research and original studies... more...

  • Transitions from School to Workby Ingrid Schoon; Rainer K. Silbereisen

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    This volume provides a different perspective on the global changes that have transformed school-to-work transitions since the 1970s. more...

  • Walkable Cityby Jeff Speck

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown... more...

  • The Wisdom of Crowdsby James Surowiecki

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.95

    In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant?better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose,... more...

  • The Working Poorby David K. Shipler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    ?Nobody who works hard should be poor in America,? writes Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and... more...

  • The Color of Crime (Second Edition)by Katheryn Russell-Brown

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 89.00

    When The Color of Crime was first published ten years ago, it was heralded as a path-breaking book on race and crime. Now, in its tenth anniversary year, Katheryn Russell-Brown’s book is more relevant than ever. The Jena Six, Duke Lacrosse Team, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, James Byrd, and all of those victimized in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina... more...