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The Valley

by Joan MacLeod

Eighteen-year-old Connor, an aspiring author whose fantastical stories foretell his growing struggle with depression, can’t wait to be free of his adverb-wielding, solve-it-all mother, Sharon. But six weeks...


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...


Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

by Amy Finkelstein, Kenneth J. Arrow, Jonathan Gruber & Joseph P. Newhouse et al.

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...


Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis

by Eve Sandberg & Kenza Aqertit

This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template...


Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

by Melvin Delgado

Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs,...


Universities in Decline: From the Great Society to Today

by Howard J. Wiarda

This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington...


New Strategies for Social Innovation: Market-Based Approaches for Assisting the Poor

by Steven G Anderson

Market-based development strategies designed to help the world’s poor receive significant support from advocates, academics, governments, and the media, yet frequently the perceived success of these programs...


First, Do No Harm: The President's Cousin Explains Why His Hippocratic Oath Requires Him to Oppose ObamaCare

by Milton Wolf, M.D.

New from Broadside Books' Voices of the Tea Party. The discussion what role—if any—the government should play in regulating and dictating the delivery of health care in the United States has become ground...


The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

by Rupa Viswanath

Once known as “Pariahs,” Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India’s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of...


Innovations in Child and Family Policy: Multidisciplinary Research and Perspectives on Strengthening Children and Their Families

by Emily M. Douglas, Donna Potter, Terry-Ann L. Craigie & Amy D'Andrade et al.

Innovations in Child and Family Policy tackles many of the common challenges that children and their families throughout the nation face: child care, family medical leave, special needs, parent education, preventing/addressing...


Critical Reflections on Health Services Development in India: The Teleology of Disorder

by Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar

This book offers a teleological explanation for the under-development of health services in India by knitting together various actors and sub-actors within it, while providing rich insights for future research...


Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States

by James W. Russell

Double Standard introduces students to social policy in the U.S. and Europe. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current social policies in light of the recent recession, the...


The Assault on Social Policy

by Susan J. Peters, William Roth & Bernard Sanders

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...


American Politics, Then & Now: And Other Essays

by James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson is one of AmericaOs most distinguished public policy scholars. This quintessential volume brings together decades of his writing and thinking on all facets of American culture, society, and government....


The Failure of China's Democratic Reforms

by Zaijun Yuan

In its propaganda, the Chinese Communist Party does not deny the value of “democracy”, but it insists that democracy in China can be only “socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics”. The most...


The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism

by William H. F. Altman & Michael Zank

The German Stranger provides a guide to Leo Strauss that situates his thought in the context of National Socialism; by destroying any middle ground between 'Athens' and 'Jerusalem,' Strauss undermined modernity's...


Engaged Buddhism in the West

by Christopher S. Queen

Engaged Buddhism is founded on the belief that genuine spiritual practice requires an active involvement in society. Engaged Buddhism in the West illuminates the evolution of this new chapter in the Buddhist...


Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State

by Bent Greve

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400...


What Holds Europe Together?

by Michel Rocard, Jacques Rupnik, Timothy Snyder & Krzysztof Michalski et al.

The book addresses contemporary developments in European identity politics as part of a larger historical trajectory of a common European identity based on the idea of 'solidarity.' The authors explain the special...


Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy: Voices from the Field

by Christalla Yakinthou, Sky Croeser, Shae Garwood & Jessica Champagne et al.

Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy: Voices from the Field provides a global perspective on efforts to create social change. Contributors ground their case studies in strong relationships with activists...