Books in category Political Science – Public Policy

  • Wet Prairie

    Wet Prairie
    Shannon Stunden Bower

    The Canadian prairies are often envisioned as dry, windswept fields; however, much of southern Manitoba is not arid plain but wet prairie, poorly drained land subject to frequent flooding.

  • Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Romero Aldemaro, Sarah E. West

    This book is a non-technical interdisciplinary collection of 12 essays, each of which uses natural or social science methods. The essays analyze a representative set of environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • The Poverty of Welfare

    The Poverty of Welfare
    Michael Tanner

    The Poverty of Welfare examines the impact of that reform, looking at the context of welfare's history, and concludes that while welfare reform was a step in the right direction, we have a long way to go to fix the deeply troubled system.

  • Fighting for Our Lives

    Fighting for Our Lives
    Susan Maizel Chambré

    By drawing attention to the major faults of New York's (and America's) response to a major social and health crisis at the end of the twentieth century, the book urges more effective and sensitive actions-both governmental and civil-in the …

  • Family Diversity and Family Policy Strengthening Families for America‚ s Children

    Family Diversity and Family Policy: Strengthening Families for America’s Children
    Richard M. Lerner, Elizabeth E. Sparks, Laurie D. McCubbin

    Family Diversity and Family Policy describes the dimensions of diversity which characterize the contemporary American family and discusses the implications for public policy and associated intervention programs linked to this diversity.

  • Faith in Action

    Faith in Action
    Richard L. Wood

    Creative and insightful, Faith in Action shows how community activism and religious organizations can help build a more just and democratic future for all Americans.

  • Toronto Sprawls

    Toronto Sprawls
    Lawrence Solomon

    In Toronto Sprawls, Lawrence Solomon examines the great migration from farms to the city that occurred in the last half of the nineteenth century.

  • Human Rights and US Foreign Policy

    Human Rights and US Foreign Policy
    Jan Hancock

    This illuminating study builds on a wealth of primary source evidence from human rights organizations to document the contradictions between the claims and practice of human rights made by the Bush Administrations, as well as the political …

  • Constructing Social Problems

    Constructing Social Problems
    Malcolm Spector

    This volume will be of interest to those concerned with the discipline of sociology, especially its current theoretical development and growth. Malcolm Spector was professor of sociology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

  • Beyond Bias and Barriers

    Beyond Bias and Barriers
    National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Policy and Global Affairs, Institute of Medicine, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering

    Beyond Bias and Barriers explains that eliminating gender bias in academia requires immediate overarching reform, including decisive action by university administrators, professional societies, federal funding agencies and foundations, …

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