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  • Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integrationby Catherine E. De Vries

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 79.99

    This book examines the role of public opinion in the European integration process, and provides a systematic insight into how people's European integration attitudes are structured, how they vary, and how they have very different determinants and behavioural implications. more...

  • Handbook on In-Work Povertyby Henning Lohmann; Ive Marx

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2018; US$ 60.00

    There has been a rapid global expansion of academic and policy attention focusing on in-work poverty, acknowledging that across the world a large number of the poor are ‘working poor’. Taking a global and multi-disciplinary perspective, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current research at the intersection between work and... more...

  • Social Control and Devianceby Ali Wardak

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 130.00

    This title was first published in 2000:  This book provides an empirical account of social control and deviance in a South Asian community in Scotland. Focusing on Edinburgh’s Pakistani community, the book examines the social order of this particular community and the ways it is maintained. It explores the various social institutions and processes... more...

  • Tackling Social Exclusion in Europeby Roger Spear; Jacques Defourny; Jean-Louis Laville

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 145.00

    This book is the result of an international study by leading economists and sociologists from across Europe and North America. The response of the new social economy (primarily voluntary and co-operative sectors) to social exclusion and employability in the context of crises of unemployment and the welfare state is of wide international concern. ... more...

  • Russian-Belarusian Integrationby Alex Danilovich

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 54.95

    Russian domestic politics has long been both labyrinthine and pragmatic, at once both inordinately complex and breathtakingly dynamic. The same can be said of Russia's foreign policy, in particular in relations with former Soviet republics. Any study of Russian foreign policy comes back to the intriguing question of why Russia, long perceived as an... more...

  • Coming Out of Communismby Conor O'Dwyer

    NYU Press 2018; US$ 35.00

    How homophobic backlash unexpectedly strengthened mobilization for LGBT political rights in post-communist Europe    While LGBT activism has increased worldwide, there has been strong backlash against LGBT people in Eastern Europe. Although Russia is the most prominent anti-gay regime in the region, LGBT individuals in other post-communist countries... more...

  • Investing in the Disadvantagedby David L. Weimer; Aidan R. Vining

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    A comprehensive review of how cost-benefit analysis can improve effectiveness and efficiency in the most important areas of social policy. more...

  • The Other Half of Genderby Maria C. Correia

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99

    This book is an attempt to bring the gender and development debate full circle—from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. The chapters in this book explore definitions of masculinity and male identities in a variety of social contexts,... more...

  • From Inside Brazilby Vinod Thomas

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    Fifth in population and geographical size and fourteenth in total income, Brazil is not only a regional, but also potentially a global force. Will Brazil capitalize on its huge strengths and emerge as a true global leader, or will it miss out on its great opportunity? This book lays out the crucial dimensions of Brazil?s development prospects ? and... more...

  • Before Roeby Rosemary Nossiff

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 32.95

    Few issues in contemporary U.S> politics have remained on the public agenda so long and so divisively as abortion policy. The landmark Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Waade, which held that laws prohibiting first trimester abortions were illegal because they violated a woman's right to privacy, still generates heated controversy today, a quarter... more...