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  • European Welfare Statesby Mel Cousins

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 48.00

    Illustrated throughout with student-friendly features such as case-studies, chapter summaries, questions for discussion and guides for further reading European Welfare States provides: -an overview of the development of welfare states in Europe; -a discussion of key issues including welfare state theories, the role of globalization, gender and... more...

  • Why Welfare States Persistby Clem Brooks; Jeff Manza

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 28.00 US$ 23.80

    The world’s richer democracies all provide such public benefits as pensions and health care, but why are some far more generous than others? And why, in the face of globalization and fiscal pressures, has the welfare state not been replaced by another model? Reconsidering the myriad issues raised by such pressing questions, Clem Brooks and Jeff... more...

  • The Charmed Circle of Ideologyby Geoff Boucher 2009; US$ 25.00

    Set against the collapse of social theory into a theory of ideological discourse, Geoff Boucher sets to work a rigorous mapping of the contemporary field, targeting the relativist implications of this new form of philosophical idealism. Offering a detailed and immanent critique, Boucher concentrates his critical attention on the ‘postmarxism’ of Laclau... more...

  • Postmodern Welfareby Peter Leonard

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 46.00

    Peter Leonard provides an accessible analysis of debates about the crisis of the welfare state under the contemporary conditions of postmodern scepticism and the triumphs of global market capitalism. more...

  • Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare Stateby Carl-Ulrik Schierup; Peo Hansen; Stephen Castles

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 54.99

    This is a key new analysis of two major European issues: the impact of immigration and ethnic diversity on the nation state, and the declining capacity of the welfare state to maintain social equity. Detailed case-studies demonstrate the growing significance of the EU's role in formulating policy on migration, integration, discrimination, asylum, and... more...

  • Vertrauen im interkulturellen Kontextby Elias Jammal

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 48.30

    Der Band versammelt die Beiträge einer Tagung zum Thema Interkulturalität des Phänomens Vertrauen am Orient Institut für Interkulturelle Studien (OIS) / Hochschule Heilbronn im Jahre 2006. Vorgestellt werden theoretische, methodische und kulturraumbezogene Ansätze aus dem arabisch-sprachigen Raum, China, Frankreich, Polen, Russland und Tschechien. more...

  • The Moral Neoliberalby Andrea Muehlebach

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50 US$ 23.38

    Morality is often imagined to be at odds with capitalism and its focus on the bottom line, but in  The Moral Neoliberal  morality is shown as the opposite: an indispensible tool for capitalist transformation. Set within the shifting landscape of neoliberal welfare reform in the Lombardy region of Italy, Andrea Muehlebach tracks the phenomenal... more...

  • Global Civil Society 2011by LSE Global Governance; Hertie School of Governance

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 46.00

    Global Civil Society 2011 combines activist and academic accounts of contemporary struggles to promote, negotiate and deliver justice in a global frame without a central authority. In their engagement with cultural diversity and their networked communication the contributors rethink and remake justice beyond the confines of the nation state. more...

  • European Cultural Memory Post-89by Conny Mithander; John Sundholm; Adrian Velicu

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 82.35

    This volume is the first comprehensive mapping of how practices of cultural memory in post-communist countries and other late newcomers to the European Union have been affected due to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism. The essays cover Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, the unified Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania,... more...

  • The A to Z of the Welfare Stateby Bent Greve

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.50

    Through cross-referenced A to Z entries, this book focuses on the historical development of the welfare state, while simultaneously providing in-depth explanation of core terms and elements of the welfare states, their structure, their present situation, and their historical developments. Supplementing the dictionary entries are a chronology, an introduction,... more...