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  • The Politics of Crisis Managementby Arjen Boin; Paul 't Hart; Eric Stern; Bengt Sundelius

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    A unique and comprehensive analysis of the special nature of political and public leadership in major crises. more...

  • Imprisoning Communitiesby Todd R Clear

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 22.99

    In the first detailed, empirical exploration of the effects of mass incarceration on poor places, Imprisoning Communities demonstrates that in high doses incarceration contributes to the very social problems it is intended to solve: it breaks up family and social networks; deprives siblings, spouses, and parents of emotional and financial support;... more...

  • A Primer in Social Choice Theoryby Wulf Gaertner

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 42.99

    This introductory text explores the theory of social choice. This text is an important starting point for students grappling with the complexities of social choice theory. Rigorous yet accessible, with new chapter exercises, it avoids the use of technical language and provides an up-to-date discussion of this rapidly developing field. more...

  • Schooling Citizensby Hilary J. Moss

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    While white residents of antebellum Boston and New Haven forcefully opposed the education of black residents, their counterparts in slaveholding Baltimore did little to resist the establishment of African American schools. Such discrepancies, Hilary Moss argues, suggest that white opposition to black education was not a foregone conclusion. Through... more...

  • Diasporas and Diplomacyby Marie Gillespie; Alban Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Diasporas and Diplomacy analyzes the exercise of British ?soft power? through the BBC?s foreign language services, and the diplomatic role played by their diasporic broadcasters . The book offers the first historical and comparative analysis of the ?corporate cosmopolitanism? that has characterized the work of the BBC?s international services since... more...

  • Common Womenby Ruth Mazo Karras

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 50.00

    A study of the "common woman" in medieval England - characterized as such for being a prostitute and therefore belonging to all men. Karras explores their experiences, relations and treatment under the law and concludes that prostitution was central to the medieval understanding of femininity. more...

  • Zeitounby Dave Eggers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    National Bestseller  A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year An... more...

  • Cherokee Women In Crisisby Carolyn Ross Johnston

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Explains how traditional Cherokee women's roles were destabilized, modified, recovered, and in some ways strengthened during three periods of great turmoil. American Indian women have traditionally played vital roles in social hierarchies at the family, clan, and tribal levels. In the Cherokee Nation, specifically, women and men are considered... more...

  • Crime and Punishment in Victorian Londonby Ross Gilfillan

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 8.99

    Crime loomed large in the minds of Victorian Londoners. All over the city, watches, purses and handkerchiefs disappear from pockets, goods migrate from warehouses, off docks and out of shop windows. Burglaries are rife, shoplifting is carried on in West End stores and people fall victim to all kinds of ingenious swindles. 'Pornographers proliferate... more...

  • By Steppe, Desert, and Oceanby Sir Barry Cunliffe

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 33.99

    The story of the peoples of Eurasia, from the birth of farming to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century. An immense historical panorama set on a huge continental stage, this is also the story of how humans first started building the global system we know today. more...