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  • How Was Life?by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 73.00

    How was life in 1820, and how has it improved since then? What are the long-term trends in global well-being? Views on social progress since the Industrial Revolution are largely based on historical national accounting in the tradition of Kuznets and Maddison. But trends in real GDP per capita may not fully re­flect changes in other dimensions... more...

  • Gestalt und Gestalten der Soziologie in Hamburgby Rainer Waßner

    Traugott Bautz 2014; US$ 17.64

    Die Geschichte der Soziologie in Hamburg beginnt nicht erst mit der offiziellen Universitätsgründung 1919.1 Der Vorhang zu einer modernen, gleichermaßen empirischen wie theoretisch fundierten und problemorientierten Soziologie hebt sich schon ein Vierteljahrhundert zuvor. Ein junger Sozialphilosoph aus Schleswig-Holstein, Ferdinand Tönnies, wollte... more...

  • Sozialpolitik und Armut in Deutschland - Zusammenhänge und Entwicklung im neuen Jahrtausendby Stefan Petzold

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 36.00

    Sozialstaat und Sozialstaatlichkeit, das sozialstaatliche Leistungssystem und der Sozialstaatsgedanke an sich, haben innerhalb der letzten Jahrzehnte erhebliche Veränderungen erfahren. Etwa seit der Jahrtausendwende vollzog sich eine charakterliche Neuausrichtung des deutschen Sozialstaats, verbunden mit einem qualitativen Wandel wohlfahrtsstaatlicher... more...

  • Bei abnehmendem Mondby Jörg M. Pönnighaus

    ATHENA-Verlag 2014; US$ 14.52

    In tagebuchartigen Erzählungen berichtet Pönnighaus aus seinem Alltag als Arzt in Tansania. Seine Aufzeichnungen scheinen auf den ersten Blick sachlich, distanziert, ohne Bewertungen und Gefühlsbeschreibungen, aber gerade durch diese scheinbare Emotionslosigkeit und Distanz gehen uns seine Erlebnisse so unter die Haut. Zutiefst berührend sind die Geschichten... more...

  • Global Civilizationby Leonardo Boff; Alexandre Guilherme

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Transportation, telecommunications and the internet are all part of a process of globalisation that affects every sphere of life. This new phase in human evolution is central to the thinking of Leonardo Boff - one of the founders of Liberation Theology. In 'Global Civilisation' Boff presents a philosophical and theological enquiry into all aspects... more...

  • Who We Areby Elizabeth May

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this marriage of memoir and manifesto, Elizabeth May reflects on her extraordinary life and the people and experiences that have formed her and informed her beliefs about democracy, climate change, and other crucial issues facing Canadians. The book traces her development from child activist who warned other children not to eat snow because it... more...

  • Evidence-based Practice in Social Workby Haluk Soydan; Lawrence A. Palinkas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    The role of evidence-based practice is one of most central and controversial issues in social work today. This concise text introduces key concepts and processes of evidence-based practice whilst engaging with contemporary debates about its relevance and practicality. Evidence-based Practice in Social Work provides both an argument for the... more...

  • Global Justice and the Politics of Informationby Sky Croeser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The global social justice movement attempts to build a more equitable, democratic, and environmentally sustainable world. However, this book argues that actors involved need to recognise knowledge - including scientific and technological systems - to a greater extent than they presently do. The rise of the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring and... more...

  • Sociology on the Webby Stuart Stein

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    Sociology on the Web is directed at those who want to be able to access sociology Internet resources quickly and efficiently without needing to become IT experts. The emphasis throughout is on the location of high quality sociology Internet related resources likely to be useful for learning, teaching and research, from among the billions of publicly... more...

  • Candidate Character Traits in Presidential Electionsby David B. Holian; Charles L. Prysby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Voter perceptions of the personal traits of presidential candidates are widely regarded to be important influences on the vote. Media pundits frequently explain the outcome of presidential elections in terms of the personal appeal of the candidates. Despite the emphasis on presidential character traits in the media, the scholarly investigation in... more...