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New Pathways in Microsimulation

by Gijs Dekkers, Marcia Keegan & Cathal O'Donoghue

Microsimulation as a modelling tool in social sciences has increased in importance over the last few decades. Once restricted to a handful of universities and government departments, as a scientific field it...


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...


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 Antimodern Condition: An Argument Against Progress

by Peter King

Much of social and political thought over the last three centuries has been concerned with transgression and change, with progress and a focus on creating something ‘better’ than we have now. But when many...


Dynamics of Political Violence: A Process-Oriented Perspective on Radicalization and the Escalation of Political Conflict

by Lorenzo Bosi, Chares Demetriou & Stefan Malthaner

Dynamics of Political Violence examines how violence emerges and develops from episodes of contentious politics. By considering a wide range of empirical cases, such as anarchist movements, ethno-nationalist...


Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma): A Critical Approach to Environmental Politics in the South

by Adam Simpson

Across the world states are seeking out new and secure supplies of energy but this search is manifesting itself most visibly in Asia where rapid industrialisation in states such as China and India is fomenting...


Equality in Asia-Pacific: Reality or a Contradiction in Terms?

by Phil C.W. Chan

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stating every human being's right of equality in dignity and right. However, notwithstanding recognition by...


Answers to World Problems

by Butch Biendara

This book covers answers to seven major problems that effect millions of people around the world.

Each topic: Global Warming, High-Speed transit, Welfare poverty, Renewable Clean Energy, Coastline Stabilization,...


Reintegrative Justice in Practice: The Informal Management of Crime in an Island Community

by Helen Miles & Peter Raynor

Recent years have seen the development of a growing international literature on restorative justice, community justice and reintegrative alternatives to formal criminal justice processes. This literature is...


European Political Economy: Issues and Theories

by Leila Simona Talani

As with the previous version (Ashgate 2004), this second edition is divided, for didactic purposes, into two parts. The first part provides an overview of political science approaches to European political economy,...


Multicultural Challenges and Redefining Identity in East Asia

by Nam-Kook Kim

Globalization and increased migration have brought both new opportunities and new tensions to traditional East Asian societies. Multicultural Challenges and Redefining Identity in East Asia draws together a...


News and Civil Society: The Contested Space of Civil Society in UK Media

by Jen Birks

Civil Society has not been more relevant as a concept and a practice since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe. Global events from Tahir Square to Wall St have brought a new relevance and urgency to questions...


Race, Politics, and Community Development Funding: The Discolor of Money

by Marvin D Feit & Michael Bonds

Learn how racial and political bias often contribute to the misuse of funding and affect low income and minority communities!

Share an insider’s view of how race and politics impact the distribution of city...


Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy: Voices from the Field

by Shae Garwood, Sky Croeser & Christalla Yakinthou

Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy: Voices from the Field provides a global perspective on efforts to create social change. Contributors ground their case studies in strong relationships with activists...


Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression

by Meredith L. Weiss & Michael J. Bosia

Causes and implications of the transnational diffusion of homophobia


Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories

by Roni Berger

“I felt like an alien who fell down to earth, not understanding the rules of the game, making all the possible mistakes, saying all the wrong things.”

“Your whole life is in the hands of other people who...


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...


Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? 2nd Edition

by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano & Mason Tvert

In 2012, voters in Colorado shocked the political establishment by making the use of marijuana legal for anyone in the state twenty-one years of age or older. In the wake of that unprecedented victory, nationally...


Pension Wise: Confronting Employer Pension Underfundingand Sparing Taxpayers the Next Bailout

by Charles Blahous

Charles Blahous, one of the nation's foremost retirement security experts, explains the origins and dangers of current underfunding in our single-employer defined-benefit pension system and outlines the options...