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The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countries

by Susana Salgado

This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author...


From Silence to Protest: International Perspectives on Weakly Resourced Groups

by Didier Chabanet & Frédéric Royall

The editors of this book examine social movement scholars' use of contemporary concepts and paradigms in the study of protest as they analyse the extent to which these tools are valid (or not) in very different...


Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics

by Marie Gottschalk

The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders today, yet reforms to reduce the number of people in U.S. jails and prisons have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, a carceral state has sprouted...


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...


Migration and Integration in Singapore: Policies and Practice

by Yap Mui Teng, Gillian Koh & Debbie Soon

Between 2000 and 2010, Singapore witnessed a huge influx of foreign migrants. The proportion of permanent residents in the total population increased from 7% to 11%, while the share of non-resident foreigners...


Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach

by Nancy Boyd Webb

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A Strengths-Based Approach

"Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and SeriousMedical Conditionsprovides a wellspring...


Working with Female Offenders: A Gender Sensitive Approach

by Katherine van Wormer

Praise for Working with Female Offenders

"Encyclopedic in scope and full of very relevant work drawn fromthe fields of biology, psychology, criminology, and corrections,this book is a must-read for those working...


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...


Developing Practice Competencies: A Foundation for Generalist Practice

by D. Mark Ragg

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Developing Practice Competencies

A Foundation for Generalist Practice

"This is the textbook I have been waiting for. The author engages the reader from the very beginning. It includes comprehensive coverage...


Political Culture, Political Science, and Identity Politics: An Uneasy Alliance

by Howard J. Wiarda

In this important book, well known Comparativist, Howard J. Wiarda, traces the long and controversial history of culture studies, and the relations of political culture and identity politics to political science....


Negotiating Armenian-Azerbaijani Peace: Opportunities, Obstacles, Prospects

by Ohannes Geukjian

Conflict resolution, conflict management and conflict transformations are major themes in this unique book which examines, explores and analyses the mediation attempts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation...


Global Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences: Made in Circulation

by Wiebke Keim, Ercüment Çelik & Christian Ersche

An innovative contribution to debates on the internationalization and globalization of the social sciences, this book pays particular attention to their theoretical and epistemological reconfiguration in the...


Gandhi in Political Theory: Truth, Law and Experiment

by Anuradha Veeravalli

Despite an overwhelming body of scholarship and literature on his life and thought the true systematic nature of Gandhi's intervention with modern political theory and his method and structure of thought have...


Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism: Representation, Cognition and Everyday Talk

by Rusi Jaspal

Drawing upon media and visual sources and rich interview data from Iran, Britain and Israel, Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism examines the concepts of antisemitism and anti-Zionism, tracing their evolution and...


Debating the End of Yugoslavia

by Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš & Rory Archer

Debating the End of Yugoslavia is less an attempt to re-write the dissolution of Yugoslavia, or to provide a different narrative, than to take stock and reflect on the scholarship to date. New sources and data...


Analyzing Social Policy: Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating Policy

by Mary Katherine O'Connor & F. Ellen Netting

From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysis of social policy through the lens of research

Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals and students to make better informed decisions related...


Managing Social Service Staff for Excellence: Five Keys to Exceptional Supervision

by Nancy Summers

An essential guide for those charged with supervision of nonclinical staffin programs, agencies, and units within social service organizations

"As someone who has worked in social service agencies, consulted...


Protecting Clients from Fraud, Incompetence and Scams

by Lance Wallach

Protect your clients - and yourself - from all kinds of financial chicanery and stupidity with this vital new book

It doesn't matter if a financial error was made because of malice or ignorance - the end result...


Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia

by Allen Rubin, David W. Springer & Kathi Trawver

Praise for the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series

"A major stumbling block to the adoption of evidence-based practice in the real world of clinical practice has been the absence of clinician-friendly...


Revolutionary Subjectivity in Post-Marxist Thought: Laclau, Negri, Badiou

by Oliver Harrison

Since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis the ideas of Karl Marx have once again become prominent in social and political thought. This book turns to Marx's theory of revolutionary subjectivity to assess...