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Driven: How the Bathurst Tragedy Ignited a Crusade for Change

by Richard Foot

It was over in seconds. In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor trailer. Travelling...


The Party of Humanity

by Peter Gay

THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as “shallow and pretentious intellectualism,...


RELIGION AND DEMOCRATIZATIONS

by Jeffrey Haynes

This book examines key debates on religion and democratization from three main perspectives:

  • Religious traditions have core elements which are more or less conducive to democratization and democracy;
  • Religious...


Immigration Policy in Europe: The Politics of Control

by Virginie Guiraudon & Gallya Lahav

Previously published as a special issue of West European Politics, this edited volume evaluates the extent to which a policy gap between inputs and outcomes exists with regard to immigration control.

In exploring...


Wanted on Warrants: The Fugitive Safe Surrender Program

by Daniel J. Flannery

Since 2005, the Fugitive Safe Surrender (FSS) program has been implemented in more than twenty cities around the country. Tens of thousands of individuals with active warrants for their arrest have voluntarily...


A World in Chaos: Social Crisis and the Rise of Postmodern Cinema

by Carl Boggs & Thomas Pollard

Through an analysis of films such as American Beauty, Blade Runner, Natural Born Killers, and Thelma and Louise, Carl Boggs and Thomas Pollard explore the historical and theoretical shift from the long era of...


Mayan Lives, Mayan Utopias: The Indigenous Peoples of Chiapas and the Zapatista Rebellion

by Jan Rus, Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo & Shannan L. Mattiace

The Maya Indian peoples of Chiapas had been mobilizing politically for years before the Zapatista rebellion that brought them to international attention. This authoritative volume explores the different ways...


New Immigrants, Changing Communities: Best Practices for a Better America

by Elzbieta M. Gozdziak & Micah N. Bump

This handbook provides a review of promising practices and strategies facilitating immigrant integration, especially in new settlement areas. The purpose of this handbook is to foster a constructive approach...


In Praise of Ageing

by Patricia Edgar

Retirement is not the time to cut all ties and head off to live in a warm climate but rather to ask: Who do I want to be near? How will my relationships be reaffirmed? What do I care about? What can I create...


European Governance and Democracy: Power and Protest in the EU

by Richard Balme & Didier Chabanet

Considering the future of European integration, this clear and compelling study explores the interplay between collective action and democracy in the European Union. Richard Balme and Didier Chabanet convincingly...


Patterns of Constitutional Design: The Role of Citizens and Elites in Constitution-Making

by Jonathan Wheatley & Fernando Mendez

Bridging the gap between law and political science this book draws together divergent research on the role of constitution making in conflict resolution, constitutional law and democratization and employs a...


Practical Social Work Ethics: Complex Dilemmas Within Applied Social Care

by Malcolm Carey & Lorraine Green

This is the first text of its kind to deal exclusively with applied social work ethics. It focuses on an eclectic mix of difficult moral questions or issues encountered in much modern day practice. It is therefore...


Empowerment as Ceremony

by William M. Epstein

This volume challenges the notion that empowerment is a magic bullet that can liberate the oppressed through self-organization, self-motivation, self-invention, and even self-clarity. The social sciences have...


The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation

by Marian Wright Edelman

In America today, the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest ever recorded--larger than any other industrialized nation. It has become far too easy to ignore the hardships of millions of children...


Philanthropy Under Fire

by Howard Husock

In Philanthropy Under Fire, author Howard Husock defends the American tradition of independent philanthropy from significant political and intellectual challenges which threaten it today. Although the U.S. continues...


Not for Publication

by William John Stapleton

With Thailand preparing for the ASEAN Summit of 2015, the welfare of visitors to the so-called Land of Smiles has become a major issue. Every day tourists are bashed, robbed, drugged and murdered; many of these...


Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to China's Special Administrative Region

by Chak Kwan Chan

Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to Special Administrative Region of China, by Chak Kwan Chan, is the first book which systematically examines Hong Kong's social security policies across...


Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

by Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple argues that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values, one that is continually reinforced by an elite culture searching for victims.


The Mongols at China's Edge: History and the Politics of National Unity

by Uradyn E. Bulag

This important study explores the multifaceted experience of Mongols in China, past and present, as their identity balances precariously between historical memory and their contemporary position as an ethnic...


Equity in the Workplace: Gendering Workplace Policy Analysis

by Gottfried & Reese

This edited collection assembles cutting-edge comparative policy research on contemporary policies relevant to gender Contributors analyze gender-related employment policies, including parental leave, maternity...