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  • The short guide to social policy (Second edition)by John Hudson; Stefan Kuhner

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    This short but systematic introductory text offers a clear and concise overview of the competing policy mechanisms that are typically used in the major pillars of social policy. more...

  • How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Publicby S. Kumlin; I. Stadelmann-Steffen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Staffan Kumlin and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen bring together political scientists and sociologists from different and frequently separated research communities to examine policy feedback in European welfare states. In doing so, they offer a rich menu of different methodological approaches. The book demonstrates how long-term policy legacies and short-term... more...

  • American Hungerby Eli Saslow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 1.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year—from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee—to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America's growing food stamp program.... more...

  • Cop in the Hoodby Peter Moskos

    Princeton University Press 2009; Not Available

    When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood , Moskos reveals the truths he... more...

  • Feminists Theorize the Stateby Dr Johanna Kantola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    Where is feminist state theory today? This book offers novel insights into social science debates by analyzing feminist theories of the state. The themes are developed within a comparative perspective. Focusing on devolution in Scotland and the European Union, the book further explores how feminist state theories conceive multi-level governance. more...

  • From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Editionby Walter I. Trattner

    Free Press 2007; US$ 14.99

    Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest... more...

  • In Pursuit of Justiceby Ralph Nader

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Ralph Nader is one of America’s most controversial—and uncompromising— public figures. He is a man on a mission who believes that taking on the powers that be involves more than just talking about it—it also means taking action. From car safety in the 1960s to opposition to the World Trade Organization in the 1990s, Nader’s work has increased government... more...

  • Community Bushfire Safetyby John Handmer; Katharine Haynes

    CSIRO Publishing 2008; US$ 44.95

    The key social, political and human issues related to Australia’s on-going bushfire scenario. more...

  • Cultiver La Paixby Daniel Buckles

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    Depuis bien longtemps, les ressources naturelles — comme les terres, l’eau et les forêts — sont à l’origine de nombreux conflits à travers le monde. Qu’il s’agisse d’un différend entre des agriculteurs et des éleveurs d’une région ou d’un conflit international concernant des ressources partagées, partout dans le monde, les gens se disputent les ressources... more...

  • Creditor Reporting Systemby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 63.00

    This report examines data on aid for Basic Social Services (BSS) over the past decade 1995-2004. It has been prepared by the Secretariat of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in collaboration with the UNICEF Innocenti Centre.  It contributes to a wider DAC/UNICEF joint study on International support for realising children’s rights through... more...