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  • Moving the Goalpostsby Martin Polley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95

    Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing contemporary sport. more...

  • Culture, Institutions, and Developmentby Jean-Philippe Platteau; Robert Peccoud

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Does culture matter? This question has taken on added significance since fundamentalist revivalism has recently gained ground in different parts of the world. The old controversy between Max Weber and Karl Marx, which centres around the extent to which cultural factors such as social norms and values affect economic growth is of critical importance,... more...

  • Heritage and Globalisationby Sophia Labadi; Colin Long

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    This volume analyzes the politics, policy and practice of cultural heritage at the global level, identifying the major directions in which international heritage practice is moving, and exploring the key issues likely to shape the cultural heritage field well into the twenty-first century. It examines the tensions between the universal claims of much... more...

  • Understanding Institutional Diversityby Elinor Ostrom

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 39.50

    The analysis of how institutions are formed, how they operate and change, and how they influence behavior in society has become a major subject of inquiry in politics, sociology, and economics. A leader in applying game theory to the understanding of institutional analysis, Elinor Ostrom provides in this book a coherent method for undertaking the... more...

  • Flavor of the Monthby Joel Best

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 31.95

    While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken seriously, even though their popularity and usefulness is sometimes short-lived. Institutional fads such as open classrooms, quality circles, and multiple... more...

  • Forced Passagesby Dylan Rodríguez

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    In Forced Passages, Dylan Rodríguez argues that the cultural production of such imprisoned intellectuals as Mumia Abu-Jamal, Angela Davis, and Leonard Peltier should be understood as a unique social movement. Dylan Rodríguez traces the lineage of radical prison thought since the 1970s, one formed by the logic of state violence and by the endemic racism... more...

  • Human Capital and Institutionsby David Eltis; Frank D. Lewis; Kenneth L. Sokoloff

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 84.00

    Human Capital and Institutions brings to the fore the role of political, social, and economic institutions in human capital formation and economic growth. Written by leading economic historians, the chapters in this text offer a broad-based view of institutions and human capital in economic development. more...

  • Cross-Training for First Respondersby Gregory Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 79.95

    The tragedy that occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001 brought enhanced emergency preparedness among first responders to the forefront of public awareness. Since those events ? and despite significant progress made in many of the areas previously deemed deficient ? some response areas are still woefully inadequate. Cross-Training for... more...

  • Heritage, Museums and Galleriesby Gerard Corsane

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    Bringing the reader the very best of modern scholarship from the heritage community, this comprehensive reader outlines and explains the many diverse issues that have been identified and brought to the fore in the field of heritage, museums and galleries over the past couple of decades. The volume is divided into four parts: presents overviews... more...

  • The Evolution of Retirementby Dora L. Costa

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Winner of the 1998 Paul A. Samuelson Award given by TIAA-CREF, The Evolution of Retirement is the first comprehensive economic history of retirement in America. With life expectancies steadily increasing, the retirement rate of men over age 64 has risen drastically. Dora L. Costa looks at factors underlying this increase and shows the dramatic implications... more...