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  • Fitting In and Getting Happyby Olga Stavrova

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 29.57

    Wirken sich Arbeitslosigkeit, Religiosität und Moral auf unser Wohlbefinden aus? Olga Stavrova untersucht, basierend auf Umfragedaten von Menschen aus über 70 Ländern, welchen Einfluss soziokulturelle Merkmale auf das Glücksempfinden haben. Sie weist nach, dass Glück durch ein Zusammenspiel zwischen unseren Handlungen und den soziokulturellen Merkmalen... more...

  • 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...

  • The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)by Dr Geza Alfoldy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the meaning of Roman social history? What is entailed in Roman social history? How is it to be conceived as history ? Alföldy?s approach... 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...

  • No One Will Let Her Liveby Claire Snell-Rood

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The inequalities that structure relationships in Delhi?s urban slums have left the health of women living there chronically vulnerable. Yet for women living in slums, there is no other option than to depend on someone. Based on fourteen months of intensive fieldwork with ten families in a Delhi slum, No One Will Let Her Live argues that women rely... more...

  • The Tools of Policy Formulationby Andrew J. Jordan; John R. Turnpenny

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Policy analysts are accustomed to thinking in terms of tools and instruments. Yet an authoritative examination of the tools which have been developed to formulate new policies is missing. This book is the first of its kind to distinguish the defining characteristics of the main policy formulation tools, and offer a fresh way of understanding how, why... more...

  • Race, Nation, and Reform Ideology in Winnipeg, 1880s-1920sby Kurt Korneski

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 84.99

    Imperial Vanguard analyses the life and thought of four key reformers in Winnipeg . This book places these individuals in the context of a broader and longer history of colonial i sm to provide fresh insight into the history of the reform movement in Canada in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...