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  • From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Editionby Walter I. Trattner

    Free Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest... more...

  • De-Facing Powerby Clarissa Rile Hayward

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    A sophisticated new view of power as a network of social boundaries. more...

  • The Hidden Wealth of Nationsby David Halpern

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    Richer nations are happier, yet economic growth doesn't increase happiness. This paradox is explained by the Hidden Wealth of Nations - the extent to which citizens get along with other independently drives both economic growth and well-being. Much of this hidden wealth is expressed in everyday ways, such as our common values, the way we look after... more...

  • Pursuits of Happinessby Gordon Mathews; Carolina Izquierdo

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    Anthropology has long shied away from examining how human beings may lead happy and fulfilling lives. This book, however, shows that the ethnographic examination of well-being-defined as "the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society"-and the comparison of well-being within and across societies is a new and important area for anthropological... more...

  • 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...

  • Society at a Glanceby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 33.00

    Social problems are both diverse and interlinked. For example, tackling social exclusion involves simultaneously addressing barriers to labour market integration, health care issues and education. Coping with an ageing society requires new approaches to health care and employment, as well as to pensions. more...

  • Into a World of Hateby Nick Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.00

    Nick Ryan spent six arduous years traveling amongst a huge array of right-wing extremists. Winning the trust of the men and women at the heart of these movements - from bombers to presidential candidates, across Europe and the USA - Into A World Of Hate is the tale of his gripping odyssey. more...

  • Reforming Social Policyby Daniel Morales-Gómez; Necla Tschirgi; Jennifer L. Moher

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00

    The 20th century has been a remarkable age of material advancement and sociopolitical transformation. In all parts of the world, people have witnessed profound changes in their conditions of life: infant mortality rates and adult illiteracy have dropped as dramatically as primary school enrollment and life expectancy have increased. Nevertheless, despite... more...

  • Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Changeby Patrick G Coy

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 112.99

    Presents papers that analyze tactical and strategic innovations in movement organizing. Perhaps the most fertile area of social movement research examines the increasingly complex and busy intersection of collective identity issues with social movement membership and mobilization. This title presents three papers representing this theorizing. more...

  • Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Changeby Patrick G Coy

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 117.99

    Careful readers of this volume are likely to conclude that it is an uncommonly strong collection of theoretically rich and data-driven papers which address a series of interrelated questions that are at the forefront of today’s social movement scholarship. For example, political opportunity theory has been justly criticized for privileging structure... more...