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  • Comprendre la famille IIby Gilles Pronovost

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1994; US$ 7.50

    Les psychologues, sociologues, anthropologues, travailleurs sociaux, économistes, démographes et enseignants trouveront dans cet ouvrage une vision globale de la famille. more...

  • The Making of the Slave Classby Jerry Carrier

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 23.95

    You can only be a king if you have many peasants. You can only have the super-rich if you have many who are poor. And this is the basis for class. A nationally recognized instructor in class, race, American culture, economic development and poverty issues, Jerry Carrier offers the personal story of a working class man's early life in poverty combined... more...

  • Beyond Welfare State Modelsby Pauli Kettunen; Klaus Petersen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straightjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development.... more...

  • Political Violence in South and Southeast Asiaby Itty Abraham; Edward Newman; Meredith L. Weiss

    United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    This volume explores the sources and manifestations of political violence in South and Southeast Asia and the myriad roles that it plays in everyday life and as part of historical narrative. It considers and critiques the manner in which political violence is understood and constructed, and the common assumptions that prevail regarding the causes,... more...

  • From British to Bumiputera Ruleby A B Shamsul

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2004; US$ 44.90

    Based on two years of intensive fieldwork, this detailed community study breaks new ground. Combining anthropological and historical disciplines, it deals with village politics amongst rural Malays growing oil-palm and rubber. This study traces the continuing influence of the colonial and post-colonial state policies on contemporary rural development.... more...

  • The Ecuadorian Highlandsby Peter Krahenbuhl

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    Ecuador's Avenue of the Volcanoes is the backbone of the Central Highlands, a long and beautiful stretch of eternal mountain views. Snow-capped volcanoes peer through layers of mist and each curve of the highway presents a new vision. The highest peaks, several of which are active volcanoes, lie in this stretch of the Andes. Opportunities for adventure... more...

  • Writing Historyby Michael Bliss

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 40.00

    One of Canada's best-known and most-honoured biographers turns to the raw material of his own life. A university professor, prolific scholar, public intellectual, and frank critic of the world, Michael Bliss describes a life that has taken him from small-town Ontario to international recognition for his books in Canadian and medical history. more...

  • New Welfare States in East Asiaby Gyu-Jin Hwang

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    The fast changing economic climate is creating substantial pressure for welfare state restructuring worldwide. Yet the discussion regarding challenges faced and the responses required has been confined to the 'standard welfare states' in the West. This book examines whether these challenges also apply to the countries in the East, whether these countries... more...

  • Globalisierter Rechtsextremismus?by Thomas Greven; Thomas Grumke

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 54.99

    Globalisierung ist zum Kampfthema der extremistischen Rechten geworden. Ihre konzeptionellen Alternativen zur Globalisierung sind - anders als die der meisten anderen globalisierungskritischen Akteure - tatsächlich "anti-global", nämlich ultranationalistisch und völkisch. Es könnte vermutet werden, dass diese ideologischen Fundamente grenzüberschreitende... more...

  • Postsozialistische Parteienby Inka Jörs

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; Not Available

    Der Erfolg, den die postsozialistischen Parteien nach 1990 in Ost- und Mitteleuropa hatten, war für die meisten Beobachter überraschend. In Ostdeutschland gelang es der PDS, sich dauerhaft zu etablieren, und in Polen reüssierte die kommunistische Nachfolgepartei Demokratische Linksallianz (SLD). Inka Jörs fragt in einem Vergleich nach den Gründen für... more...