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Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform

  • The City Is Oursby Geronimo; Bart van der Steen; Ask Katzeff; Leendert van Hoogenhuijze; George Katsiaficas

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Squatters and autonomous movements have been at the forefront of radical politics in Europe for nearly a half-century?from struggles against urban renewal and gentrification, to large-scale peace and environmental campaigns, to spearheading the antiausterity protests sweeping the continent. Through an examination of the local history of these movements... more...

  • Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare Stateby A. Bergh

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘Sweden has a remarkable political culture that marries market liberalism and social democratic sensibilities. Bergh's fine book helps us get beyond a sense of paradox in that.’- Daniel Klein, George Mason University, USThis book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Sweden’s economic and political development:•... more...

  • Visiting the Neighboursby Agnieszka Sobocinska

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    A million Australians went to Bali last year, following the millions of others who have made their way across Asia over the past century. Many travellers returned thinking they knew Asia and their personal experiences helped shape popular attitudes. This absorbing book unpacks their experiences, showing how their encounters changed the way Australians... more...

  • European Integration and Rural Developmentby Michael Kull

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    By examining the Community Initiative LEADER+ and setting this within a discussion of the state and structure of rural development policy, this book looks at the challenges, opportunities and policy options which are available and have been implemented in rural development. It shows that these are often context dependent and that the future of rural... more...

  • Local Societies and Rural Developmentby S. Shigetomi; I. Okamoto

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The importance of community-based and participatory approaches to rural development in developing countries has long been emphasized. Rural people, who are economically and politically weak as individuals, can only participate in development projects when they are collectively organized. However, this is no easy task. This book aims to identify the... more...

  • The Virginia Tech Massacreby Aradhana Bela Sood; Robert Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 36.99

    In the wake of the April 2006 Virginia Tech shootings, governor Timothy Kaine appointed an independent panel to investigate the incident and to recommend potential policy changes that might prevent such a tragedy from occurring again. The incident itself and the work of the panel mobilized the entire nation to examine many aspects of the tragedy, most... more...

  • Educating for Actionby Jason Del Gandio; Anthony J Nocella II

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 17.95

    An inspiring instructional handbook for transforming idealism into social change more...

  • Another Politicsby Chris Dixon

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Amidst war, economic meltdown, and ecological crisis, a "new spirit of radicalism is blooming" from New York to Cairo, according to Chris Dixon. In Another Politics, he examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street and other recent movement upsurges. Drawing on voices of leading organizers across the United... more...

  • Von der Demokratie zur Plutokratie?by Rauno Schneidewind

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 17.65

    Die Bürger Westeuropas leben in Demokratien. Tatsächlich aber fallen sehr viel mehr Entscheidungen unter Ausschluss der Wähler, als die äußeren Strukturen erwarten lassen. Über das Tagesgeschehen der Politik entscheiden mächtige Lobbys, Denkfabriken und global agierende, nicht demokratisch gewählte Institutionen. Einige Finanzkonzerne sind zu erschreckender... more...

  • A Sociological Approach to Social Problems (RLE Social Theory)by Noel Timms

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    The topics covered in this book are directly related to much of the misunderstanding of what sociology is about. It is usual nowadays to label as sociological any discussion concerned, however loosely, with ?Society?. But a careful reading of Mr Timms? treatment of the problem areas he has chosen should make clear the difference between this use of... more...