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Understanding Civil-Military Interaction: Lessons Learned from the Norwegian Model

by Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv

Understanding Civil-Military Interaction provides a novel examination of civil-military interaction in particular between militaries and humanitarian actors, in light of the so-called 'Norwegian model' that...


Understanding the Tea Party Movement

by Nella Van Dyke & David S. Meyer

Although there is a long history of conservative movements in America, the library of social movement studies leans heavily to the left. The Tea Party movement, its sudden emergence and its uncertain fate, provides...


Strategies of Symbolic Nation-building in South Eastern Europe

by Pål| Kolstø

Relying on new quantitative research results, the contributors offer interdisciplinary analyses of symbolic nation-building in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia...


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...


Fertile Matters: The Politics of Mexican-Origin Women's Reproduction

by Elena R. Gutiérrez

While the stereotype of the persistently pregnant Mexican-origin woman is longstanding, in the past fifteen years her reproduction has been targeted as a major social problem for the United States. Due to fear-fueled...


Life After Welfare: Reform and the Persistence of Poverty

by Laura Lein, Deanna T. Schexnayder & Karen Douglas

In the decade since President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 into law-amidst promises that it would "end welfare as we know it"-have the reforms ending...


The Welfare State We're In

by James Bartholomew

The welfare state is one of Britain’s crowning achievements. Or is it? In this seminal book, now studied in universities in Britain and elsewhere, James Bartholomew advances the sacrilegious argument that,...


Accountability and Responsibility in Health Care: Issues in Addressing an Emerging Global Challenge

by STEPHEN M SHORTELL & BRUCE ROSEN

Serious scholarly analyses of the types and roles of accountability in health care first appeared in the late 1980s. That issue, along with the related issue of responsibility in health care, has continued to...


From Bin Laden to Facebook: 10 Days of Abduction, 10 Years of Terrorism

by MARIA A RESSA

Maria A Ressa has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal (High-Profile Journalist Reshapes Her Role in Terrorism Fight) and Channel NewsAsia (Terrorism Goes Online)

The two most wanted terrorists in Southeast...


The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges

by Zaid Hassan

This is the first book on social laboratories, a new methodology for addressing complex societal challenges. The book includes case examples of how this new methodology has proven successful over the past decade...


High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing

by Audrey Petty

In the gripping first-person accounts of High Rise Stories, former residents of Chicago’s iconic public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high-rises. These stories of community, displacement,...


Vulnerabilities, Care and Family Law

by Julie Wallbank & Jonathan Herring

While in the past family life was characterised as a "haven from the harsh realities of life", it is now recognised as a site of vulnerabilities and a place where care work can go unacknowledged and be a source...


Seeking Middle Ground on Social Security Reform

by David Koitz

This book looks at both the Republican and the Democratic Party plans for Social Security, showing how each confronts significant ideological and political hurdles. David Koitz cuts through the partisan rhetoric...


Inclusion Matters: The Foundation for Shared Prosperity

by World Bank

Social inclusion is on the agenda of governments, policymakers, and nonstate actors around the world. Underpinning this concern is the realization that despite progress on poverty reduction, some people continue...


Institutions and Incentives in Regulatory Science

by Jason Scott Johnston, Susan Dudley & James W., Jr. Conrad

Institutions and Incentives in Regulatory Science explores fundamental problems with regulatory science in the environmental and natural resource law field. Each chapter covers a variety of natural resource...


Soldier Repatriation: Popular and Political Responses

by Kaare Dahl Martinsen

Britain, Denmark and Germany all deployed soldiers soon after the 9/11 attacks, yet their role in Afghanistan and the casualty rates suffered, have been vastly different. This book looks at how their casualties...


The Liminal Worker: An Ethnography of Work, Unemployment and Precariousness in Contemporary Greece

by Manos Spyridakis

The Liminal Worker examines the experience of work, employment, employment insecurity and precariousness in a context of high unemployment and welfare state crisis in modern Greece. A theoretically-informed,...


State-led Privatisation and the Demise of the Democratic State: Welfare Reform and Localism in an Era of Regulatory Capitalism

by Mike Raco

Across the world the prevailing narrative has become one of Good Governance, devolution, liberation, and freedom of expression. In policy fields as diverse as development planning, healthcare, and public transport...


The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy

by John Davis

The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw examines a range of successful and unsuccessful protest strategies and counter revolutionary tactics employed by protestors and autocratic regimes. Contributors explore the reactions...


A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic ¿ and How We Can End It

by Déborah Cohen

The obesity epidemic is a public health crisis. Ending it requires a fresh perspective and clear solutions.