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  • Soul of a Citizenby Paul Rogat Loeb

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    Soul of a Citizen awakens within us the desire and the ability to make our voices heard and our actions count. We can lead lives worthy of our convictions. A book of inspiration and integrity, Soul of a Citizen is an antidote to the twin scourges of modern life--powerlessness and cynicism. In his evocative style, Paul Loeb tells moving stories... more...

  • 117 Daysby Ruth First; Angela Davis

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 14.00

    An unforgettable account of defiance against political terror by one of South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid activists An invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid system, 117 Days presents the harrowing chronicle of journalist Ruth First's isolation and abuse at the hands of South African interrogators after her arrest in 1963.... more...

  • Diversity in the Power Eliteby Richard L. Zweigenhaft; G. William Domhoff

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 28.99

    This book looks systematically at the extent to which Jews, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and gay men and lesbians have entered the higher circles of power that constituted what sociologist C. Wright Mills called 'the power elite.' It examines why and how the power elite has diversified, the pathways taken by those who have entered the... more...

  • Social Forces in the Making of New Europeby Dr Andreas Bieler; Adam David Morton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 54.00

    The main argument of this book is that the revival of European integration in the mid-1980s and the emergence of a 'New Europe' have to be analysed against the background of globalisation and the transnational restructuring of social forces since the early 1970s. The book brings together a range of diverse - but similar - critical perspectives that... more...

  • Insecurity and Welfare Regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin Americaby Ian Gough; Geof Wood; Armando Barrientos; Philippa Bevan; Peter Davis; Graham Room

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 47.00

    Explores the conditions under which social policy operates in the poorer regions of the world. more...

  • The Impossible Will Take a Little Whileby Paul Loeb

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 18.99

    In a difficult time, our most eloquent writers offer words of inspiration and hope more...

  • Take Back the Economyby Jenny Cameron; Stephen Healy; J. K. Gibson-Graham

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    Take Back the Economy dismantles the idea that the economy is separate from us and best comprehended by experts, demonstrating that the economy is the outcome of the decisions and efforts we make every day. Full of exercises and inspiring examples from around the world, it shows how people can implement small-scale changes in their own lives to... more...

  • The Locust Effectby Gary A. Haugen; Victor Boutros

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99

    While the world has made encouraging strides in the fight against global poverty, there is a hidden crisis silently undermining our best efforts to help the poor. It is a plague of everyday violence. Beneath the surface of the world's poorest communities, common violence -- like rape, forced labor, illegal detention, land theft, police abuse and... more...

  • Flat Broke with Childrenby Sharon Hays

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99

    Hailed as a great success, welfare reform resulted in a dramatic decline in the welfare rolls--from 4.4 million families in 1996 to 2.1 million in 2001. But what does this "success" look like to the welfare mothers and welfare caseworkers who experienced it? In Flat Broke, With Children, Sharon Hays tells us the story of welfare reform from... more...

  • The Next Americaby Paul Taylor; Pew Research Center

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology... more...