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  • Living With the Dragonby Daryl Koehn

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    This short book is distinguished by : 1) its systematic and comprehensive approach to the under-explored subject of unintended consequences; 2) its focus on the inherent unpredictability of human action as a major cause of such consequences; 3) its contention that these consequences pose serious challenges to the way in which moral philosophy has... more...

  • Conundrums of Humanityby Jonathan Power

    BRILL 2007; US$ 210.00

    Poses eleven questions for our progress, ranging from "Can we diminish War?" to "How far and fast can we push forward the frontiers of Human Rights?" to "Will China dominate the century?" more...

  • Reclaiming Chinese Societyby You-tien Hsing; Ching Kwan Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 50.95

    Analyses the mechanisms, processes and actors producing a wide spectrum of social and cultural changes in reform China. Contrary to most literature that emphasize economic and political processes at the expense of Chinese society, the book argues for the centrality of the social in understanding Chinese development. more...

  • Reservation and Affirmative Actionby Arvind Sharma

    SAGE India 2005; US$ 64.95

    This book examines the principles underlining the policies of reservation and affirmative action adopted by two non-homogeneous and multi-ethnic societies—India and the USA. Despite the fact that the governments of both countries have, for over fifty years now, applied these measures to overcome discrimination based on caste and race respectively,... more...

  • Making People Behaveby Elizabeth Burney

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.50

    This book explains why anti-social behaviour, as a focus of political rhetoric, legislative activity and social action, has gained such a high profile in Britain. It also provides a critical examination of current policies of enforcement and exclusion. more...

  • Measuring Justiceby Harry Brighouse; Ingrid Robeyns

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    Examines and evaluates two approaches to social justice, the capabilities approach and the primary goods approach. more...

  • Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Social Skillsby Douglas W. Nangle

    Springer 2009; US$ 109.00

    Approaches social skills from a social learning perspective, combining conceptual background with practical considerations. This book covers developmental and diversity issues, and includes suggestions for a range of assessment methods. It describes empirically-based assessment across the lifespan. more...

  • In Search of Lost Meaningby Adam Michnik; Irena Grudzinska Gross

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    In this new collection of essays, Adam Michnik?one of Europe?s leading dissidents?traces the post-cold-war transformation of Eastern Europe. He writes again in opposition, this time to post-communist elites and European Union bureaucrats. Composed of history, memoir, and political critique, In Search of Lost Meaning shines a spotlight on the changes... more...

  • Transnational Social Justiceby Dr Carlos R. Cordourier-Real

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Critically examines theories of cosmopolitan justice grounded in the major traditions of moral philosophy. Drawing upon the international ethics tradition, this book presents an argument for the validity of obligations of social justice between countries. more...

  • Children and Social Exclusionby Melanie Killen; Adam Rutland

    Wiley 2011; US$ 113.95

    Children and Social Exclusion: Morality, Prejudice, and Group Identity explores the origins of prejudice and the emergence of morality to explain why children include some and exclude others. Formulates an original theory about children’s experiences with exclusion and how they understand the world of discrimination based on group membership... more...