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  • Rules for Radicalsby Saul Alinsky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know ?the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.? Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this... more...

  • How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Publicby S. Kumlin; I. Stadelmann-Steffen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Staffan Kumlin and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen bring together political scientists and sociologists from different and frequently separated research communities to examine policy feedback in European welfare states. In doing so, they offer a rich menu of different methodological approaches. The book demonstrates how long-term policy legacies and short-term... more...

  • Tides of Consentby James A. Stimson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 23.00

    This book tracks movement in American public opinion. more...

  • Wars, Guns, and Votesby Paul Collier

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?Collier has made a substantial contribution to current discussions. His evidence-based approach is a worthwhile corrective to the assumptions about democracy that too often tend to dominate when Western policy makers talk about the bottom billion.? ?The New York Times Book Review ?Before President Obama makes a move he would do well to read Professor... more...

  • Understanding and Preventing Corruptionby Adam Graycar; Tim Prenzler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 40.00

    Graycar and Prenzler present a readily accessible guide to the issues of public and private sector corruption, outlining the nature and dimensions of corruption problems in a variety of settings across the world, and providing a set of practical strategies to prevent corruption that also facilitate economic growth and development. more...

  • Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400?1800by Charles H. Parker

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    An interdisciplinary introduction to early modern cross-cultural encounters and their influences on the development of world societies. more...

  • Moral Panics, the Media and the Law in Early Modern Englandby David Lemmings; Claire Walker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    An exploration of links between opinion and governance in Early Modern England, studying moral panics about crime, sex and belief. Hypothesizing that media-driven panics proliferated in the 1700s, with the development of newspapers and government sensibility to opinion, it also considers earlier panics about cross-dressing and witchcraft. more...

  • No Turning Backby Paul Addison

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 22.99

    In No Turning Back, Paul Addison takes the long view, charting the vastly changing character of British society since the end of the Second World War. As he shows, in this period a series of peaceful revolutions has completely transformed the country so that, with the advantage of a longer perspective, the comparative peace and growing prosperity of... more...

  • Die verfehlte Modernisierung der Freien Wohlfahrtspflegeby Markus Jüster

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 123.29

    Die Untersuchung beschäftigt sich mit den Veränderungen in den Strukturen der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege. Dazu geht sie im Rahmen der Verbändeforschung einen neuen Weg. Die Veränderungen werden mit Hilfe des kybernetischen Ansatzes von Stafford Beer analysiert. Zur Klärung der Dynamik innerverbandlicher Prozesse wird die neoinstitutionalistische Perspektive... more...

  • Civic Unrestby Marcia Amidon Lusted; Lena Chandhok

    Nomad Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    From the American Revolution to the French Revolution, from the civil rights era in the United States to Arab Spring in the Middle East, the ongoing battle for freedom and democracy is a profound and fascinating study of the power of human will to change the world. Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change examines the history behind... more...