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  • Saving the Modern Soulby Eva Illouz

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 34.95

    The language of psychology is all-pervasive in American culture—from The Sopranos to Oprah, from the abundance of self-help books to the private consulting room, and from the support group to the magazine advice column. Saving the Modern Soul examines the profound impact of therapeutic discourse on our lives and on our contemporary notions of... more...

  • How Was Life?by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 73.00

    How was life in 1820, and how has it improved since then? What are the long-term trends in global well-being? Views on social progress since the Industrial Revolution are largely based on historical national accounting in the tradition of Kuznets and Maddison. But trends in real GDP per capita may not fully re­flect changes in other dimensions... more...

  • Society at a Glanceby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 33.00

    Social problems are both diverse and interlinked. For example, tackling social exclusion involves simultaneously addressing barriers to labour market integration, health care issues and education. Coping with an ageing society requires new approaches to health care and employment, as well as to pensions. more...

  • Into a World of Hateby Nick Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.64

    Nick Ryan spent six arduous years traveling amongst a huge array of right-wing extremists. Winning the trust of the men and women at the heart of these movements - from bombers to presidential candidates, across Europe and the USA - Into A World Of Hate is the tale of his gripping odyssey. more...

  • Reforming Social Policyby Daniel Morales-Gómez; Necla Tschirgi; Jennifer L. Moher

    International Development Research Centre 1999; US$ 25.00

    The 20th century has been a remarkable age of material advancement and sociopolitical transformation. In all parts of the world, people have witnessed profound changes in their conditions of life: infant mortality rates and adult illiteracy have dropped as dramatically as primary school enrollment and life expectancy have increased. Nevertheless, despite... more...

  • Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Changeby Patrick G. Coy

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 124.99

    Analyzes tactical and strategic innovations in social movement organizing. This book addresses mobilization concerns that are associated with political protest in high-risk settings. more...

  • Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Changeby Patrick G. Coy

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 130.99

    Contains a collection of theoretically data-driven papers, which addresses a series of questions that are at forefront of social movement scholarship. This book builds bridges between scholarship on social movements and on social conflicts. It carries on the distinguished tradition of the Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change series. more...

  • Society at a Glanceby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 33.00

    Social problems rarely have a single cause. For example, tackling social exclusion involves simultaneously addressing barriers to labour market integration, health problems and low education. Coping with an ageing society requires new approaches to health care and employment, as well as to pensions. Social indicators provide the broad perspective needed... more...

  • Institutions of Advanced Societiesby Arnold M. Rose

    University of Minnesota Press 1958; US$ 90.00

    The Institutions of Advanced Societies was first published in 1958. By perceiving the similarities and differences between various societies, social scientists are better able to understand the complexities of social structure itself. This volume makes a substantial contribution to the field of comparative sociology by providing sociological descriptions... more...

  • Protección social en Chileby Alberto Arenas de Mesa; Paula Benavides Salazar

    International Labour Office 2003; US$ 5.00

    Presents an overview and evaluation of social security financing and coverage in Chile. more...