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  • International Handbook on Social Policy and the Environmentby T. Fitzpatrick

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    Environmental change is central to the global social policy challenges of the twenty-first century. This comprehensive Handbook brings together leading experts from around the world to address the most important questions and issues we face. How should welfare states adapt to environmental change? To what extent are the ecological and social policy... more...

  • Against Old Europeby Raphael Schlembach

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the work of key theorists critical of globalization, including Habermas, Negri, Holloway, Postone and de Benoist, this book examines critical theory approaches to alter-globalization, illustrated with concrete examples of movements within contemporary Europe. In so doing, it invites readers to explore the charges of nationalism, anti-Americanism... more...

  • Theorising the Practice of Community Developmentby Peter Westoby

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    By examining community development stories as experienced on the ground, Westoby is able to show how the poor are organising themselves using various forms of community development as well as demonstrating how the state and non-state actors are attempting to organise, engage or accompany the poor through community development. The book also breaks... more...

  • The Assault on Social Policyby William Roth; Susan Peters

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of poverty, welfare, disability, social security, and health care. This edition also considers the recent, ongoing effects of globalization and... more...

  • Understanding the Constructions of Identities by Young New Europeansby Alistair Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    How do young people construct their identities in the complexity of their own country, belonging to the European Union, and being part of global society? This book is based on a unique empirical study of a thousand young people, aged between eleven and nineteen, from fifteen European countries. Covering East European states that joined the EU between... more...

  • Global Management, Local Resistancesby Ulrike Schuerkens

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global management and local resistances in all major world regions during the last years. It seeks to assess the overall management situation in the world,... more...

  • God's Countryby Ellen Cole; Esther D Rothblum; Sandy Rapp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Explore the influence of religion on the privacy rights of U. S. citizens in this controversial new book! Here is a compelling and controversial new book that explores the enormous political influence that some religious groups currently wield. God?s Country focuses particularly on the issue of personal privacy rights and the strategies and rhetoric... more...

  • Social Orders and Social Classes in Europe Since 1500by M. L. Bush

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This pioneering survey evaluates the notions of class and order throughout European history since 1500. After a general theoretical section on the concept of orders and class, the book provides discussions and case studies of the nobility, the clergy, the middle classes and the rural and urban proletariat. The studies are drawn from all over Europe,... more...

  • Social Origins of the Irish Land Warby Samuel Clark

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.50

    Arguing that social movements can be explained and understood only in a comparative historical perspective and not in terms of immediate social or political conditions, the author identifies the causes of the Land War in the evolution of social structure and collective action in the Irish countryside over the course of the nineteenth century. Originally... more...

  • Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolutionby Nahla Yassine-Hamdan; Frederic S Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book examines Arab approaches to mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes. This book proposes that two clusters of independent variables are potentially responsible for the distinctive nature of Arab conflict resolution. Firstly, those linked with Arab political regimes and imperatives, and secondly those linked with Arab... more...