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  • The Moral Foolby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Justice, equality, and righteousness& mdash;these are some of our greatest moral convictions. Yet in times of social conflict, morals can become rigid, making religious war, ethnic cleansing, and political purges possible. Morality, therefore, can be viewed as pathology-a rhetorical, psychological, and social tool that is used and abused as a weapon.... more...

  • Practising Social Inclusionby Ann Taket; Beth R. Crisp; Melissa Graham; Lisa Hanna; Sophie Goldingay; Linda Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Practising Social Inclusion presents what we know about what works, and why, in promoting social inclusion and practising in a socially inclusive way. Contributing to the growing debates on social inclusion, this book moves beyond discussion of who it is that is socially excluded and the processes of exclusion. It draws on research and reflective... more...

  • Democracy, Equality, and Justiceby John E. Hill

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 39.99

    Drawing on extensive written records of the thought of John Adams and Adam Smith, the father of modern capitalism, Dr. John E. Hill argues that these two great men advocated a balanced, values-based, and just political economy. more...

  • Perspectives on Global Development 2014by OECD Publishing; OECD Development Centre

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 105.00

    Developing economies continue to grow faster than more advanced countries. Non-OECD countries’ share in world GDP surpassed that of OECD countries in 2010. Since its first edition in 2010, the annual Perspectives on Global Development has investigated the trends in "shifting wealth", the increasing economic weight of developing countries... more...

  • Alva and Gunnar Myrdalby Thomas Etzemüller; Alex Skinner

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 54.99

    Thomas Etzemüller examines the impact of two of the leading social scientists of the twentieth century, Alva and Gunnar Myrdal. This study brings to light the roots of modern social engineering, providing insight for today's sociologists, historians, and political scholars. more...

  • Imperfection and Impartialityby Marcel L.J. Wissenburg

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    This text argues, from a liberal perspective, for a radical re- interpretation of existing ideas concerning social justice. Since the 1980s there has been debate between liberals and their critics, Concerning The Use Of Impartiality As A Notion On Which To Base Social theories of justice. In introducing an impartial standard of the right, the implications... more...

  • Cultures of Controlby Miriam R. Levin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 68.95

    This collection of essays explores the history of control by looking at a variety of cultural forms, practices, and beliefs. These ideas are examined critically, not only in the light of the possibilities which control technologies seem to offer for resolving human problems, but also the contradictory moral, political, and economic consequences they... more...

  • The moral fabric in contemporary societiesby G. Skapska; A. Orla-Bukowska; K. Kowalski

    BRILL 2003; US$ 112.00

    The proceedings of the Institute's July 2001 international congress in Krakow, Poland, reflect an interest in reviving morality and ethics to combat the decadent social philosophies of postmodernism and deconstructionism. The 21 papers discuss the moral fabric in contemporary societies, trust in contemporary societies, eastern Europe after Communis more...

  • Trust, Risk and Uncertaintyby Dr Sean Watson; Dr Anthony Moran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 136.00

    The themes 'trust', 'risk ' and 'uncertainty' seem especially pertinent in the context of the post-9/11 world. This book brings together a range of new research with a focus on the 'risk society' debate and on the themes of 'trust', 'uncertainty' and 'ambivalence'. Where much of the work within these crucial debates in the social sciences has been... more...

  • Nanny Stateby David Harsanyi

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 24.95

    When did we lose our right to be lazy, unhealthy, and politically incorrect? Move over Big Brother! An insidious new group has inserted itself into American politics. They are the nannies?not the stroller-pushing set but an invasive band of do-gooders who are subtly and steadily stripping us of our liberties, robbing us of the inalienable right to... more...