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  • Cambridge Student Pranksby Jamie Collinson

    The History Press 2010; US$ 11.65

    <div>Cambridge University is famed for the resourcefulness and innovation of its students. However, not all the undergraduates have devoted their talents to academia; instead they spent their time devising ingenious and hilarious pranks to play on the unsuspecting dons. This fascinating volume reacalls some of the greatest stunts and... more...

  • Can't Not Doby Paul Shoemaker

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.00

    With so many social challenges facing our world, trying to effect change feels daunting. The problems are complex, the politics murky, and the players innumerable. Yet, every day there are regular heroes making a significant impact on our most intractable social issues. “Can’t Not Do” is a catchphrase for the urge that captures... more...

  • Canadian Social Policyby Anne Westhues

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    What are the major issues confronting social policy-makers today? What theoretical perspectives shape our thinking about the causes of social problems and how we should respond? What can we do to influence decision makers about which policy choice to make? In this completely revised and updated edition of Canadian Social Policy , a new generation... more...

  • Capital and Politics Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 44by Roger King

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The main theme of this book is the relationship between capital and government in Britain, particularly the practice and organisation of capital in both national and local political processes. The chapters are primarily empirical in focus and deal with such topics as power, policy and the City of London and the role of the CBI in representing capital.... more...

  • Capitalism and Modernityby Jack Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    This important new book investigates how the West attained its current position of economic and social advantage. In an incisive historical analysis, Jack Goody examines when and why Europe (and Anglo-America) started to outstrip all other continents in socio-economic growth. Drawing on non-Western examples of economic and technical progress, Goody... more...

  • Change in the Villageby George Sturt

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    A massive influx of wealth and the emergence of a new class of nouveau riche industrialists and tycoons began to change the social structure of Britain in the early twentieth century. George Sturt, a craftsman and writer, documents the transition in this insightful series of essays on the changes that began to transpire in his own small village during... more...

  • China beyond the Headlinesby Timothy B. Weston; Lionel M. Jensen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 35.99

    This unique book takes the reader 'beyond the headlines' to explore a China few Westerners have seen. The authors argue that the great gap between what specialists understand and the general public believes has led to distorted and potentially dangerous misunderstandings of China. Seeking to bridge that gap, a group of prominent scholars and activists... more...

  • Cities, Business, and the Politics of Urban Violence in Latin Americaby Eduardo Moncada

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    This book analyzes and explains the ways in which major developing world cities respond to the challenge of urban violence. The study shows how the political projects that cities launch to confront urban violence are shaped by the interaction between urban political economies and patterns of armed territorial control. It introduces business as a pivotal... more...

  • City Statesby Anne Margaret Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This text uses an innovative approach to the dynamics of labour's decline and proposes policy initiatives necessary for its revitalization. The book emphasises the need for restructuring of capitalism on a global scale and challenges traditional economic and industrial relations wisdom. more...

  • Civic Unrestby Marcia Amidon Lusted; Lena Chandhok

    Nomad Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    From the American Revolution to the French Revolution, from the civil rights era in the United States to Arab Spring in the Middle East, the ongoing battle for freedom and democracy is a profound and fascinating study of the power of human will to change the world. Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change examines the history behind... more...