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  • 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...

  • From Intervention to Social Changeby Dr Maie Kiisel; Dr Margit Keller; Dr Triin Vihalemm; Ms Bonnie Berry

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores the design, communication and implementation of social change programmes aimed at solving various social problems, from reducing health-risk behaviour to ?green? consumption or financial literacy. Examining the application of social practice theory as a way of understanding social change, From Intervention to Social Change connects... more...

  • The Twilight of Social Conservatismby John Dombrink

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Despite many Americans? triumphant proclamations that Barack Obama?s 2008 and 2012 elections signified a post-partisan, post-racial society, it seems that the United States is more divided than ever. From the rise of the Tea Party, to strident anti-immigration and anti-welfare movements, to the so-called ?war on women?, the United States on its surface... 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...

  • 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...

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indiaby Knut A. Jacobsen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 230.00

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world?s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians have for centuries exchanged ideas with other cultures... 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...