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The American Imperial Gothic: Popular Culture, Empire, Violence

by Johan Höglund

Drawing on a rich array of texts from a long history of the gothic, this book contends that the doom faced by the world in popular culture is related to the current global instability, renegotiation of worldwide...


Punk Rock Warlord: the Life and Work of Joe Strummer

by Barry J. Faulk & Brady Harrison

This collection explores the relevance of Joe Strummer within the continuing legacies of both punk rock and progressive politics. It is aimed at those interested in The Clash, punk culture, and the intersections...


Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningrad

by Eugene Krasnov, Anna Karpenko & Greg Simons

Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningrad captures the evolving nature of the types of crises faced by a society as it transforms and evolves. Expert contributors from the region chart the tensions, problems...


The Good, the Bad, and the Just: How Modern Men Shape Their World

by Riël| Vermunt

Drawing on multidisciplinary findings and ideas, this book offers explanations as to why, how and to what extent, people, in an effort to attain justice, allocate social resources between self and others and...


Iraqi Federalism and the Kurds: Learning to Live Together

by Alex Danilovich

Iraqi Federalism and the Kurds: Learning to Live Together focuses on the role of federalism as a viable solution to Iraq's many problems and the efforts the Kurdish government has deployed to adjust to new federal...


How Groups Matter: Challenges of Toleration in Pluralistic Societies

by Gideon Calder, Magali Bessone & Federico Zuolo

When groups feature in political philosophy, it is usually in one of three contexts: the redressing of past or current injustices suffered by ethnic or cultural minorities; the nature and scope of group rights;...


Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order, 3rd Edition: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order

by Amitav Acharya

In this third edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia, Amitav Acharya offers a comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...


Environmental Sociology Third Edition

by John Hannigan

The third edition of John Hannigan's classic undergraduate text has been fully updated and revised to highlight contemporary trends and controversies within global environmental sociology. Environmental Sociology...


A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens

by Guy Standing

Guy Standing's immensely influential 2011 book introduced the Precariat as an emerging mass class, characterized by inequality and insecurity. Standing outlined the increasingly global nature of the Precariat...


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...


Saying Yes

by Jacob Sullum

The nationally syndicated columnist and Reason magazine editor presents a damning portrait of how politicized government agencies, antidrug activists, and a naïve national media have exaggerated the public's...


Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

by David Cay Johnston

The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of...


Training and Supporting the Care Force: That's Nearly All of Us!

by Maggie Kindred

'I expect that's common sense, isn't it?' This innocent comment on my job as a social care teacher always makes me smile. 'Training and supporting the care force' is not common sense - it's not rocket science...


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...


Marriage and Civilization: How Monogamy Made Us Human

by William Tucker

William Tucker documents the historical and anthropological story behind how monogamous, lifelong partnerships are the driving force behind the creation and rise of civilization.


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...


Food Security, Poverty and Nutrition Policy Analysis: Statistical Methods and Applications

by Suresh Babu, S.N. Gajanan & Prabuddha Sanyal

Food insecurity, the lack of access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life, continues to be a growing problem as populations increase while the world economy struggles. Formulating effective...


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...