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Health Reform Without Side Effects: Making Markets Work for Individual Health Insurance

by Mark V. Pauly

Mark V. Pauly offers a detailed look at the individual insurance market in the United States. He explains how it works, suggests approaches to improvement that build on what currently works well, and provides...


Bankruptcy Not Bailout: A Special Chapter 14

by Kenneth E. Scott & John B. Taylor

This book introduces and analyzes a new and more predictable bankruptcy process designed specifically for large financial institutions—Chapter 14—to achieve greater financial stability and reduce the likelihood...


Playing Dead: Mock Trauma and Folk Drama in Staged High School Drunk Driving Tragedies

by Montana Miller

As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a “victim” of drunk driving in a program called “Every 15 Minutes,” Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist’s lens. Playing Dead...


Folk Culture in the Digital Age: The Emergent Dynamics of Human Interaction

by Trevor J. Blank

Smart phones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter, and wireless Internet connections are the latest technologies to have become entrenched in our culture.  Although traditionalists have argued that computer-mediated...


The Battle for America: The Story of an Extraordinary Election

by Dan Balz & Haynes Johnson

The bestselling, truly gripping account of 2008's landmark election, updated through 2009

The election of 2008 shattered political barriers and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable...


A Borderlands View on Latinos, Latin Americans, and Decolonization: Rethinking Mental Health

by Pilar Hernández-wolfe

A Borderlands View of Latinos, Latin Americans, and Decolonization: Rethinking Mental Health is a work of connection and integration encompassing decolonization, third-world feminism, borderlands theory, and...


The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

by Dong Wang

The United States and China offers the first comprehensive synthesis of the history of U.S.-Chinese relations from initial contact to the present. Balancing the modern (1784–1949) and contemporary (1949–...


What Do We Do with a Difference?: France and the Debate Over Headscarves in Schools

by Facing History and Ourselves & John Bowen

The debate in France over the wearing of veils by Islamic girls in schools has served for nearly two decades as a nexus for emotional controversy and debate. Religion and secularism in public schools. Immigration...


Taking on the System: Rules for Change in a Digital Era

by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga

The founder of one of the most influential political blogs in the nation establishes the fundamental laws that govern today's new era of digital activism.

The laws of power have changed-and will continue to...


The American Spring: What We Talk About When We Talk About Revolution

by Amelia Stein

“I don't think there'll ever be a day when there's nothing to dissent about.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti  

“The game is being run on people but they don’t know how the game is being run.” Arthur Blaustein...


Making a Difference 2.0: The Ultimate Guide to Online Charitable Giving

by Howard Freeman

The digital age has changed the way people contribute to worthy causes, with more and more donations coming from online sources. Making a Difference 2.0 serves as a bible for tech-savvy contributors and an essential...


The geopolitical curse of the caucasus

by Nodar Gabashvili

At the beginning of the book the author intended to explain the reasons of the break up of the USSR, which was necessary to understand well subsequent events in the Caucasus. The author writes of the most important...


Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God, and  Diversity on Steroids

by Julie Salamon

Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God, and Diversity on Steroids

A warts-and-all exploration of the struggles suffered and triumphs achieved by America's health-care professionals,...


Bearing the People Away: The Portable Highland Clearances Companion

by June Skinner Sawyers

The Highland Clearances generally refers to the eviction of indigenous Gaelic-speaking people of the Scottish Highlands and Islands-roughly between 1790 and 1855-to make way for more profitable cattle and sheep...


Fògradh, Fàisneachd, Filidheachd: Parting, Prophecy, Poetry

by Duncan B Blair & John Alick MacPherson

Rev. Duncan B. Blair (1815-1893) was an excellent linguist, a good poet and a devout man. This book includes all of his contributions to Mac-Talla in the original Gaelic with English translations.


Jim Crow's Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision

by Peter Irons

In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court sounded the death knell for school segregation with its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. So goes the conventional wisdom. Weaving together vivid portraits of...


Racism and Ethnicity: Global Debates, Dilemmas, Directions

by Ian Law

Racism and Ethnicity: Global Debates, Dilemmas, Directions examines in detail the theories, histories and principal debates of race, racism and ethnicity within a global context.  The text offers critical evaluation...


Coal Dust on Your Feet: The Rise, Decline, and Restoration of an Anthracite Mining Town

by Janet MacGaffey

Coal Dust on Your Feet is an historical ethnography covering a century and a half, looking at the lives and struggles of the immigrants who came to work in the Pennsylvania anthracite mines. It is an historical...


The Religious Traditions of Asia: Religion, History, and Culture

by Joseph Kitagawa

This essential student textbook consists of seventeen sections, all written by leading scholars in their different fields. They cover all the religious traditions of Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia,...


World in Transition 2: New Structures for Global Environmental Policy

by German Advisory Council On Global Wgbu

International institutions and structures are crucial to the management of the global environment. The present arrangements are failing to cope adequately with the scale of the task and the demands placed on...