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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...


ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare

by Nick Tate

When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld...


The Torment of Secrecy: The Background and Consequences of American Secruity Policies

by Edward Shils

One of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of McCarthyism-an essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy that considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and...


Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgaria: How Ideas Shape Publics

by James Dawson

Starting from the premise that citizens can only uphold the institutions of liberal democracy when they understand and identify with the principles enshrined in them, the author applies normative public sphere...


Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law

by Emma Larking

Most Western liberal democracies are parties to the United Nations Refugees Convention and all are committed to the recognition of basic human rights, but they also spend billions fortifying their borders, detaining...


Policy change, public attitudes and social citizenship: Does neoliberalism matter?

by Louise Humpage

This unique book traces public views on social citizenship across three decades through attitudinal data from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. It will be valuable for academics and students in...


Good times, bad times: The welfare myth of them and us

by John Hills

This ground-breaking book uses extensive research and survey evidence to challenge the myth that the population divides into those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it. It shows that...


Poverty Ethics and Justice

by Hennie Lötter

We understand poverty a lot better these days than even two decades ago. However, despite attempts by individuals, organizations, and governments, suffering caused by poverty persists on an alarming scale throughout...


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...


Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment

by Craig W. LeCroy & Elizabeth K. Anthony

A detailed look at how to apply clinical theories to social workpractice

Thinking through real-life cases to make connections betweentheory and practice is a crucial element of social work education.Now in its...


Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice

by Carol L. Langer & Cynthia Lietz

The social worker's guide to integrating theory and practice

Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practiceteaches aspiring social workers how to apply theory in real worldpractice. Fully aligned with the...


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...


Who Knows Tomorrow: A Memoir of Finding Family among the Lost Children of Africa

by Lisa Lovatt-Smith

Lisa Lovatt-Smith shares her extraordinary journey from being a Vogue international editor to living in a mud hut in Ghana.


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...


Development as Freedom

by Amartya Sen

By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics,  an essential and  paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century.

Freedom, Sen...


Converging Regions: Global Perspectives on Asia and the Middle East

by Nele Lenze & Charlotte Schriwer

Converging Regions examines the renewed global dynamic, and how it is changing the relationships between the interdependent global communities across Asia and the Middle East. Focussing on the broader aspects...


The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federation: Ethnicity, Ideology and Democracy in Ethiopia

by Semahagn Gashu Abebe

This book assesses the Ethiopian ethnic federal system from the perspective of the principles of socialist federations and other Marxist oriented policies pursued by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary...


Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theories

by Sandro Segre

In this volume Sandro Segre provides a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology. The perspectives are divided into four sections: Interpretative Sociology; Structuralist...


Muslim Citizens in the West: Spaces and Agents of Inclusion and Exclusion

by Samina Yasmeen & Nina Markovic

Drawing upon original case studies spanning North America, Europe and Australia, Muslim Citizens in the West explores how Muslims have been both the excluded and the excluders within the wider societies in which...


Integrity in Government through Records Management: Essays in Honour of Anne Thurston

by James Lowry & Justus Wamukoya

As a celebration of Anne Thurston's contribution to the field of archives and records management, and public administration in the developing world, this excellent volume brings together scholars and practicing...