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  • The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justiceby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian writer Stephen Leacock shot to literary acclaim as a satirist and humorist. However, many of his fans were unaware of the fact that Leacock was formally trained as a political scientist and economist and published widely in both disciplines. This incisive volume summarizes Leacock's views on several of the most crucial social, political,... more...

  • Proposed Roads to Freedomby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Prodigiously talented and prolific British philosopher Bertrand Russell is credited with many important contributions to the discipline, including playing a key role in the development of analytic philosophy. However, instead of focusing his energies solely on academic pursuits, Russell often turned his incisive intellect toward political matters of... 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...

  • New Contractualism in European Welfare State Policiesby Dr Even Nilssen; Dr Nanna Kildal; Dr Rune Ervik

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The ?Golden Age' of the welfare state in Europe was characterised by a strengthening of social rights as citizens became increasingly protected through the collective provision of income security and social services. The oil crisis, inflation and high unemployment of the 1970s largely saw the end of welfare expansion with critical voices claiming... more...

  • Die drei Söhneby Bernd Schneid

    tredition 2014; US$ 12.09

    Die Glück verheißende Familie Drost wird in den Achtzigern aus der Spur geworfen, als Mutter Phili mit dem Baby bei einem Autounfall stirbt. Etwas später scheidet Tochter Marga aus dem Leben. Johann Drost tut alles, um die väterliche Macht über seine Söhne Matthias, Gustav und Theo zu erzwingen. Jahrzehnte später sind die Stammhalter dem von Enttäuschung... more...

  • 365 Tageby Chantal Schlatter

    tredition 2014; US$ 13.02

    365 Tage - Full House" ist die Fortsetzung von "365 Tage - Alles in allem". Ein weiteres turbulentes Jahr in der Grossfamilie. Das letzte Kind kommt zur Welt, und neue Projekte entstehen. Ein Balanceakt zwischen Glück und Überforderung. Witzig, dramatisch und absolut ehrlich. Ein authentisches Tagebuch.   Biographische Informationen... more...

  • The Capitalist Unconsciousby Hyun Ok Park

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    The unification of North and South Korea is widely considered an unresolved and volatile matter for the global order, but this book argues capital has already unified Korea in a transnational form. As Hyun Ok Park demonstrates, rather than territorial integration and family union, the capitalist unconscious drives the current unification, imagining... 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...