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How To Be A Police Officer

by Graham Wettone

Have you ever thought about being a police officer? Maybe you've wondered whether you could deal with an angry mob late at night, or daydreamed about driving a police car with the blue light flashing and sirens...


Health Divided: Public Health and Individual Medicine in the Making of the Modern American State

by Daniel Sledge

The United States’ health care system stands out for its strict division of policies dealing with public health and individual medicine. Seeking to explain how this division came to be, what alternative paths...


The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

by Jill Filipovic

What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it.

For women, though, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, and...


Getting Tough

by Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

In 1970s America, politicians began "getting tough" on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's social upheaval...


Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination

by John Corvino, Ryan T. Anderson & Sherif Girgis

Virtually everyone supports religious liberty, and virtually everyone opposes discrimination. But how do we handle the hard questions that arise when exercises of religious liberty seem to discriminate unjustly?...


An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

by Elisabeth Rosenthal

New York Times bestseller.

At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad...


The absurdity of bureaucracy

by Nina Holm Vohnsen

The absurdity of bureaucracy offers a humorous ethnographic account of policy implementation set in contemporary Danish bureaucracy. Taking the reader deep into the hallways of governmental administration and...


Go Home!

by Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya & William Davies et al.

In July 2013, the UK government arranged for a van to drive through parts of London carrying the message 'In the UK illegally? GO HOME or face arrest.' This book tells the story of what happened next. The vans...


The Financial Diaries

by Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider

Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity,...


Arguments for Welfare

by Paul Spicker

This book makes the case for the welfare state. Nearly every government in the developed world offers some form of social protection, and measures to improve the social and economic well-being of its citizens....


Obamacare: Complete Law, Latest Statistics & Republican's Counterproposal

by White House & United States Congress

This e-book contains the complete text of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The edition also includes the latest...


Agrarian Justice

by Thomas Paine

Paine advocates the use of taxation to fund a universal old-age and disability pension, as well as a fixed sum to be paid to all citizens on reaching maturity.


Agrarian Justice

by Thomas Paine

Paine advocates the use of taxation to fund a universal old-age and disability pension, as well as a fixed sum to be paid to all citizens on reaching maturity.


Blinded by science: The social implications of epigenetics and neuroscience

by David Wastell & Susan White

This timely book critically examines the capabilities and limitations of new areas of biology, especially epigenetics and neuroscience, that are used as powerful arguments for developing social policy in a particular...


Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

by Mary Otto

"[Teeth is]... more than an exploration of a two-tiered system-it is a call for sweeping, radical change."

—New York Times Book Review

“Show me your teeth,” the great naturalist Georges Cuvier is credited...


Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child

by Mary Ann Mason & Tom Ekman

Millions of children have been born in the United States with the help of cutting-edge reproductive technologies, much to the delight of their parents. But alarmingly, scarce attention has been paid to the lax...


The Masses are the Ruling Classes

by William Epstein

The Masses are the Ruling Classes proposes the radical, yet seemingly innocuous view that social policy in the United States is determined by mass consent. Contemporary explanations of decision making in the...


New Labour's State of Health: Political Economy, Public Policy and the NHS

by Calum Paton

In this timely and unique work, Calum Paton assesses the political economy and politics of current health policy in order to explain the underlying causes of problems in the National Health Service. Debates...


Housing Change in East and Central Europe: Integration or Fragmentation?

by Sasha Tsenkova & Stuart Lowe

Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, patterns of change to the former communist nations of Europe are now discernible in a way that was impossible to see in the initial years. This insightful book focuses...


Soul, Community and Social Change: Theorising a Soul Perspective on Community Practice

by Peter Westoby

At a time when inequalities are growing globally, when the pace of socio-economic transitions is rapid, and when traditional ties of community are under threat of dissolving, 'soul' offers a new way of thinking...