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  • Freiwilligenagenturen in Deutschlandby Holger Backhaus-Maul; Peter Friedrich; Maud Krohn; Karsten Speck

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Freiwilligenagenturen verstehen sich in Deutschland als intermediäre Organisationen zwischen Bürgern, gemeinnützigen Organisationen, Politik und Verwaltungen in allen Angelegenheiten bürgerschaftlichen Engagements. Die vorliegende Publikation präsentiert erstmals umfassende Befunde einer aktuellen bundesweiten Erhebung sowie qualitativer Fallstudien... more...

  • Sozialpolitik in den USAby Britta Grell; Christian Lammert

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.99

    Aus europäischer Perspektive wächst die soziale Ungleichheit in den Vereinigten Staaten vor allem deswegen, weil der Wohlfahrtsstaat dort nur rudimentär ausgebildet ist. Tatsächlich investiert aber kaum ein anderes Land mehr Geld in die Altersabsicherung und Gesundheitsfürsorge. Rechnet man bildungspolitische Ausgaben und betriebliche Sozialleistungen... more...

  • Cold Breezes and Idiot Windsby Valerie Scatamburlo d'Annibale

    SensePublishers 2011; US$ 49.99

    After 9/11, rightists capitalized on an atmosphere of fear and confusion to resuscitate the ?culture wars? of the 1990s and once again targeted the academy. Using tactics reminiscent of the McCarthy era, religious firebrands, militant neoconservatives, and free market fundamentalists engaged in a concerted effort to silence voices critical of the... more...

  • Workmanshipby Klaus-Dieter Weiss

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 90.95

    This documentation of the last ten years presents sixty-ive structures and projects fromRKW and looks behind-the-scenes in numerous interviews and essays. The works considered range from the research facilities for Audi to residential buildings, schools, railroad station, urban office buildings and shopping centers, as well as the soccer... more...

  • Urban Recyclingby Erol Yildiz; Birgit Mattausch

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 34.95

    Urban Recycling nimmt erstmals den Zusammenhang von Migration und Urbanisierung in den Blick und damit den Beitrag von Migranten für die Entwicklung und Modernisierung von Stadtquartieren: auf der Basis von aktuellen empirischen Studien in Berlin, Köln, Dortmund, Amsterdam, Marseille sowie in New York und Toronto. more...

  • Autoritäre Herrschaftsstrategienby Anja Franke-Schwenk

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 59.99

    Anja Franke-Schwenk analysiert die Herrschaftsstrategien der kasachstanischen Präsidentschaft im Zeitraum von 1991-2011 vor dem besonderen Hintergrund des Ressourcenreichtums. Dabei arbeitet sie vier Strategien heraus: Strategie der Freundschafts- und Familienbande, Kooptationsstrategie, Repressionsstrategie sowie Pazifizierungsstrategie. Die Analyse... more...

  • Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflictby Adrian Millar

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    Conducting a Lacanian-inspired psychoanalysis of some of the most candid interview materials ever gathered from former IRA members and loyalists, the author demonstrates through a careful examination of their slips of the tongue, jokes, rationalisations and contradictions, that it is the unconscious dynamics of socio-ideological fantasy, i.e. the unconscious... more...

  • Accompanyingby Staughton Lynd

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    To better understand the impact of social movements in recent years, this analysis distinguishes strategies of social change into two parts: organizing, which is characteristic of the 1960s movement in the United States, and accompaniment, which was articulated by Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador. Both are valuable tools for understanding and... more...

  • Equality and the British Leftby Ben Jackson

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    The demand for equality has been at the heart of the politics of the Left in the twentieth century, but what did theorists and politicians on the British Left mean when they said they were committed to ‘equality’? How did they argue for a more egalitarian society? Which policies did they think could best advance their egalitarian ideals?... more...

  • Recasting East Germanyby Chris Flockton; Eva Kolinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    The transformation of east Germany since unification has wrought vast changes in the economy and in society and left deep scars as the types of social protection offered by the centralised socialism of the previous regime gave way to uncertainties and individualised life chances. Social Transformation in Eastern Germany investigates the deep economic... more...