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  • The Irish Social Partnership and the “Celtic Tiger” Phenomenonby Lucio Baccaro; Marco Simoni

    International Labour Office 2004; US$ 5.00

    Based on an analysis of wage and productivity trends during the 1980s and 1990s, argues that social partnership altered the process of wage formation. more...

  • Why is Community Entrepreneurship Worth Debatingby Thomas Cooney

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This e-book is based upon papers presented at the International Council for Small Business World Conference held in Turku (Finland) in June 2007. A dedicated track on community entrepreneurship offered academics, policy makers, support agents, and entrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss what is meant by the term ‘community entrepreneurship’... more...

  • Protección social en Chileby Alberto Arenas de Mesa; Paula Benavides Salazar

    International Labour Office 2003; US$ 5.00

    Presents an overview and evaluation of social security financing and coverage in Chile. more...

  • Teaching Rebellionby Diana Denham

    PM Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    In 2006, Oaxaca, Mexico came alive with a broad and diverse movement that captivated the nation and earned the admiration of communities organizing for social justice around the world. The show of international solidarity for the people of Oaxaca was the most extensive since the Zapatista uprising in 1994. Fueled by long ignored social contradictions,... more...

  • Move into the Lightby Turbulence Collective

    PM Press 2008; US$ 2.95

    Whether it's the G8 summit at Heiligendamm or experiments in Latin America, the politics of climate change or uprisings in the French banlieues, questions of visibility and illumination crop up again and again. But our experiences create their own luminosity, and their own areas of darkness. How can we overcome our night-blindness once we move beyond... more...

  • Constitutional Politics in a Conservative Eraby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 99.95

    Aims to bring together the work of leading scholars of Constitutionalism, Constitutional law, and politics in the United States to take stock of the field to chart its progress, and point the way for its future development. more...

  • The World and US Social Forumsby Judith R. Blau; Marina Karides

    BRILL 2008; US$ 110.00

    The WSF/USSF is an expression of the people's struggles to advance alternatives to the world-as-we-know-it. It provides a large space for groups to mobilize, voice their oppression, exchange ideas, and express their desire for hope and another world. This book captures a range of topics dealing with the WSF/USSF. more...

  • Stick Your Neck Outby John Graham

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95

    As President of the Giraffe Heroes Project, which since 1982 has been recognizing people who "stick their necks out for the common good," John Graham has seen what hundreds of average citizens around the world have done to bring about constructive change. He's drawn on their experiences, his own as a veteran environmental activist, and that of a hand-picked... more...

  • Searching for Communityby Jeremy Brent

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    This book examines ways to understand and engage with the troublesome concept of 'community', presenting a variety of perspectives to challenge the ways in which areas of poverty and disrepute are represented. more...

  • Crunchy Consby Rod Dreher

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 13.95

    When a National Review colleague teased writer Rod Dreher one day about his visit to the local food co-op to pick up a week?s supply of organic vegetables (?Ewww, that?s so lefty?), he started thinking about the ways he and his conservative family lived that put them outside the bounds of conventional Republican politics. Shortly thereafter Dreher... more...