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Poverty in America - A Handbook by
Call Number: 339.460973 I15P
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Poverty may have always been with us, but it hasn'talways been the same. In an in-depth look at trends, patterns, and causes of poverty in the United States, John Iceland combines the latest statistical information, historical data, and social scientific theory to provide a comprehensive picture of poverty in America;a picture that shows how poverty is measured and understood and how this has changed over time, as well as how public policies have grappled with poverty as a political issue and an economic reality. Why does poverty remain so pervasive? Is it unavoidable? Are people from particular racial or ethnic backgrounds or family types inevitably more likely to be poor? What can we expect over the next few years? What are the limits of policy? These are just a few of the questions this book addresses. In a remarkably concise, readable, and accessible format, Iceland explores what the statistics and the historical record, along with most of the major works on poverty, tell us. At the same time, he advances arguments about the relative nature and structural causes of poverty;arguments that eloquently contest conventional wisdom about the links between individual failure, family breakdown, and poverty in America. At a time when the personal, political, social, and broader economic consequences of poverty are ever clearer and more pressing, the depth and breadth of understanding offered by this handbook should make it an essential resource and reference for all scholars, politicians, policymakers, and people of conscience in America.
Encyclopedia of Sustainability by
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
This three-volume encyclopedia explores the concept of sustainability in the contexts of the environment, economics, and justice.
Handbook of Regional Economics by
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
Regional Economics is concerned with the spatial distribution of economic activity across geographic areas within a nation. It is a unique field within economics and provides a bounty of its own subject matter for research, application, and discourse. Regional Economics is also particularly well-suited as a complementary field, as most economic issues are at least in part regional issues. Topics in regional economics (including urban and rural) are subdivided into four areas: General), Household Demography and Labour, Production and Firm, Housing Markets, Government. This handbook presents the latest research in the field.
Sustainable Development Handbook by
Publication Date: 2010
Now available in its fully updated second edition, this important reference provides a thorough examination of recent and ongoing developments, as well as current trends in all areas of the growing field of sustainable development. Sustainable development is a concept that incorporates energy, urban management, environmental objectives, policy integration, and the idea that effective solutions can be achieved in a cooperative manner with concerted effort. Gaining momentum on the world stage in recent years, sustainable development is beginning to significantly redefine the policies and decision making of both corporations and governmental entities. Sustainable development initiatives can vary widely in both scope and application, as well as in success. This book is intended to clarify critical issues, proven approaches and potential pitfalls associated with such initiatives, covering underlying concepts, renewable energy solutions, environmental issues, green design and LEED® programs, sustainable industrial processes, sustainable development policy considerations, local government programs, corporate programs, tracking results, and future trends. This second edition includes complete updates on measurement and verification for LEED projects, as well as a new chapter on cities and carbon reduction.
Gower Handbook of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility by
Publication Date: 2010-03-28
Written by experts from all over the world, A Handbook of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility is the most authoritative single-volume guide to the relationship between good governance and social responsibility and the reality of managing both. In addition to the theory and practice of governance and CSR, the book includes case studies from large and small organizations and NGOs.
Social Justice by
Publication Date: 2010-08-12
How do we expand health care coverage to more Americans? Are hate crimes legislation and affirmative action fair? What sacrifices must we make to protect the environment? Is the death penalty morally acceptable? Contributors include Jill Jacobs, of Jewish Funds for Justice; Arthur Waskow, director of The Shalom Center; and TV commentator and UCLA law professor Laurie Levenson. Each volume in this series presents hypothetical cases on specific topics, followed by traditional and contemporary sources. Supplementing these are brief essays, written by contributors of various ages, backgrounds, and viewpoints to provoke lively thought and discussion. These voices from Jewish tradition and today's Jewish community present us with new questions and perspectives, encouraging us to consider our own moral choices in a new light.
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