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The Social Revolutions

by Brooks Adams

Civilization, I apprehend, is nearly synonymous with order. However much we may differ touching such matters as the distribution of property, the domestic relations, the law of inheritance and the like, most...


Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India

by Harsh Mander

This feeble blemished light, this dawn mangled by night, this is not the morning we had all so longed for... -Faiz Ahmed Faiz In the two decades since the early 1990s, when India confirmed its allegiance to...


What Have the Immigrants Ever Done For Us?

by Kelvin Mackenzie & Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Right now, immigration is a central point of discussion in both political debate and cultural discourse. With the growth of right-wing parties in Britain, it seems that animosity towards outsiders is increasing...


An Atlas and Survey of South Asian History

by Karl J. Schmidt

This historical atlas is devoted primarily to India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, while also covering Napal, Bhutan and Ceylon/Sri Lanka. The maps are accompanied by text which illuminates recent political, economic,...


Letters of Sidney Hook: Democracy, Communism and the Cold War: Democracy, Communism and the Cold War

by Sidney Hook & Edward S. Shapiro

Sidney Hook (1902-1989) is known for his participation in the public debates about communism, the Soviet Union and the Cold War. These letters, drawn from the Hook collection at the Hoover Institution, provide...


Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

by Robert D. Putnam

A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.

It’s the American dream: get a good...


Fear and Loathing in Dublin

by Aodhan Madden

In 1970s Dublin, transformation is everywhere: people have money in their pockets and wear the latest fashions. But in the pubs and clubs of the city, following the death of his mother, Madden is being crushed...


The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

by Ai-jen Poo

By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today’s 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of...


Freedom of Angels

by Bernadette Fahy

'I entered Goldenbridge orphanage in my Communion outfit. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing there.'

At age seven, Bernadette Fahy was delivered with her three brothers to Goldenbridge Orphanage. She...


Canada and Aboriginal Canada Today - Le Canada et le Canada autochtone aujourd’hui

by Paul Martin

Dans la conférence prononcée comme récipiendaire de la médaille Symons en 2013, le très honorable Paul Martin, vingt-et-unième premier ministre du Canada, s’appuie sur tout le savoir et le vécu de sa...


India Aspires: Redefining Politics of Development

by Nitin Gadkari & Tuhin Sinha

A politician need not necessarily be an economist. Neither is it required that he be an expert on renewable energy. He may not be proficient on infrastructure planning or be adroit towards managing natural resources....


India: The Future is Now

by Shashi Tharoor

India: The Future is Now is an inspiring vision of India, by her young parliamentarians. These nation-builders provide a perspective on a wide range of sectors: from technology to infrastructure, healthcare,...


Social Security Works!: Why Social Security Isn't Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All

by Eric Kingson, Nancy Altman & David Cay Johnston

A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system—people who know that Social Security will not “go broke” and does not add a penny...


Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

by Johann Hari

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on...


Active Ageing: Perspectives from Europe on a vaunted topic

by María Luisa Gómez Jiménez & Jonathan Parker

Authors from across Europe consider the diverse theoretical and conceptual issues in understanding ageing in late modern society with an emphasis on active ageing. Integrated approaches are emphasised, without...


Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

by Julian Le Grand & Bill New

Should governments save people from themselves? Do governments have the right to influence citizens’ behavior related to smoking tobacco, eating too much, not saving enough, drinking alcohol, or taking marijuana—or...


Driving With Music: Cognitive-Behavioural Implications

by Warren Brodsky

This book, the first full-length text on the subject, explores the everyday use of music listening while driving a car. It presents the relationship between cars and music in an effort to understand how music...


Cheating Our Kids

by Joe Williams

Journalist Joe Williams shows how parents can use consumer power to put children first, shining light on the special interests controlling our schools, where politics and pork infuse everything and our children's...


The Dark Side of Prosperity: Late Capitalism's Culture of Indebtedness

by Mark Horsley

A rich and original qualitative study of the close relationship between financial capitalism, consumer aspirations, social exclusion and the proliferation of personal indebtedness, The Dark Side of Prosperity...


Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

by Amy Finkelstein, Jonathan Gruber & Joseph Newhouse

In this short and accessible book, Amy Finkelstein—winner of the 2012 John Bates Clark award—tackles the tricky question of moral hazard, which is the tendency to take risks when the cost will be borne by...