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  • Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracyby Barrington Moore

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 29.00

    A landmark in comparative history and a challenge to scholars of all lands who are trying to learn how we arrived at where we are now.  -New York Times Book Review more...

  • A Shared Futureby Richard L. Wood; Brad R. Fulton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Faith-based community organizers have spent decades working for greater equality in American society, and more recently have become significant players in shaping health care, finance, and immigration reform at the highest levels of government. In A Shared Future , Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton draw on a new national study of community organizing... more...

  • Life in and against the Oddsby Heidi Hoechst

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Somehow people continue to imagine a world of justice against the odds of a deck that has been stacked against them. In her urgent and perceptive book, Life in and against the Odds, Hoechst focuses on the particular circumstances and conditions of different phases of speculative expansion in the United States. She traces the roots of the nation-state... more...

  • The Snapping of the American Mindby David Kupelian

    WND Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    America the Beautiful has become America the Bizarre. Christians are prosecuted for their faith, the government dictates what kind of car and lightbulbs you can buy, children "transition" to the opposite sex, the president defends our enemies, men marry men and women marry women, and 130 million Americans depend on mind-altering substances... more...

  • A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860?1940by Hagen Schulz-Forberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Contributors to this volume explore the changing concepts of the social and the economic during a period of fundamental change across Asia. They challenge accepted explanations of how Western knowledge spread through Asia and show how versatile Asian intellectuals were in introducing European concepts and in blending them with local traditions. more...

  • James Orr, Poet and Irish Radicalby Carol Baraniuk

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    James Orr was the foremost of the Ulster Weaver poets and has been favourably compared to his near contemporary Robert Burns. Baraniuk looks at Orr's life and work, examining the changing social, political and theological context of his writing and reassessing his contribution to radical literature and culture during the Romantic era. more...

  • New Contractualism in European Welfare State Policiesby Dr Even Nilssen; Dr Nanna Kildal; Dr Rune Ervik

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The ?Golden Age' of the welfare state in Europe was characterised by a strengthening of social rights as citizens became increasingly protected through the collective provision of income security and social services. The oil crisis, inflation and high unemployment of the 1970s largely saw the end of welfare expansion with critical voices claiming... more...

  • Social Movement Dynamicsby Dr Federico M Rossi; Professor Marisa von Bülow; Dr Hank Johnston

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 64.95

    This book presents an overview of new approaches to the study of social movements emerging out of Latin America, based on original and innovative analyses of the recent changes in collective action across the region. Over the past decade, new repertoires of contention have emerged in parallel to changes in the configuration of actors, in previously... more...

  • Under the Affluenceby Tim Wise

    City Lights Publishers 2015; US$ 16.95

    A scalding indictment of how the wealthy influence the national economy, politics, and media to disadvantage those less fortunate. more...

  • The Capitalist Unconsciousby Hyun Ok Park

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    The unification of North and South Korea is widely considered an unresolved and volatile matter for the global order, but this book argues capital has already unified Korea in a transnational form. As Hyun Ok Park demonstrates, rather than territorial integration and family union, the capitalist unconscious drives the current unification, imagining... more...