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A Question of Commitment

by Thomas Waldock, Katherine Covell & R. Brian Howe

With the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), commentators began to situate the evolution of the status of children within the context of the "property to persons" trajectory...

Healing Politics

by Abdul El-Sayed & Ady Barkan

From a rising voice in progressive politics, a combination of memoir, science, and public policy, diagnosing the challenges facing America and laying out a way forward

A child of immigrants, Abdul El-Sayed grew...

India Public Finance and Policy Report

by Jyotsna Jalan, Sugata Marjit & Sattwik Santra

Health crises plague most economies irrespective of their average per capita income levels, and this is largely due to chronic and repeated illnesses. Contextualizing this paradigm in India, India Public Finance...

How to achieve the welfare state in the twenty-first century

by Roberto Kozulj

pRoberto Kozulj proposes a bold and vital idea in a global context marked by economic and political crises: how to achieve the welfare state in the 21st century. If new ideas and approaches do not emerge, the...

Economic Inequality and Morality

by Richard Madsen & William M. Sullivan

Examining inequality through the lenses of moral traditions

Rising inequality has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years from scholars and politicians, but the moral dimensions of inequality tend...

We're Still Here

by Jennifer M. Silva

The economy has been brutal to American workers for several decades. The chance to give one's children a better life than one's own -- the promise at the heart of the American Dream -- is withering away. While...

Governing diversity

by Isabelle Rorive, Djordje Sredanovic & Andrea Rea

During the 2000s, the European Union has witnessed a significant change in terms of integration policies for immigrants.

This book intends to address the relationship between, on the one hand, cultural diversity...

When Harry Became Sally

by Ryan T. Anderson

Can a boy be “trapped” in a girl’s body? Can modern medicine “reassign” sex? Is our sex “assigned” to us in the first place? What is the most loving response to a person experiencing a conflicted...

When Europe meets Bismarck

by Thomas Kostera

What happens when the European Union sets new rules for the provision of cross-border healthcare services that once were conceived for the population living on the national territory ?

This books presents how...


by Ryan Ellis & Vivek Mohan

Examines the governance challenges of cybersecurity through twelve, real-world case studies

Through twelve detailed case studies, this superb collection provides an overview of the ways in which government officials...

America the Fair

by Dan Meegan

What makes a person liberal or conservative? Why does the Democratic Party scare off so many possible supporters? When does our "injustice trigger" get pulled, and how can fairness overcome our human need to...


by James Morrison

Scroungers, spongers, parasites …

These are just are some of the terms that are typically used, with increasing frequency, to describe the most vulnerable in our society, whether they be the sick, the disabled,...

Civility Lost

by George A. Goens

The United States is undergoing serious splintering that threatens, not only relationships, but also politics and society as a whole. Divisions are emphasized. Disagreements turn into name-calling and castigating....

This May Hurt a Bit

by Stephen Skyvington & Brian Day

Some painful news: Canada no longer has the best health-care system in the world.

“How might we fix Canada’s health-care system?”; “why would we want to?”; and “what’s stopping us from doing so?”...

Burdens of Freedom

by Lawrence M. Mead

Burdens of Freedom presents a new and radical interpretation of America and its challenges. The United States is an individualist society where most people seek to realize personal goals and values out in the...

Winning Hearts and Votes

by Steven Brooke

In non-democratic regimes around the world, non-state organizations provide millions of citizens with medical care, schooling, childrearing, and other critical social services. Why would any authoritarian countenance...

The Changing Meanings of the Welfare State

by Nils Edling

In discussions of economics, governance, and society in the Nordic countries, “the welfare state” is a well-worn analytical concept. However, there has been much less scholarly energy devoted to historicizing...

Mental Health and Work: New Zealand

by Collectif

pTackling mental health problems of the working-age population is a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries, not just for health systems. Governments increasingly recognise that policy...

Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2018

by Collectif

pThis fifth edition of emHealth at a Glance Asia/Pacific/em presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing...

The Sins of Legislators

by Herbert Spencer

pBe it or be it not true that man is "shapen in iniquity" and conceived in sin, it is unquestionably true that Government is begotten of aggression and by aggression. In small, undeveloped societies where for...