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Items in Social Sciences (Economics, Commerce, Sociology, ...) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • Life on the other border : farmworkers and food justice in Vermont / Teresa M. Mares
    HD 8039 D32V455 2019
    In her timely new book, Teresa M. Mares explores the intersections of structural vulnerability and food insecurity experienced by migrant farmworkers in the northeastern borderlands of the United States. Through ethnographic portraits of Latinx farmworkers who labor in Vermont's dairy industry, Mares powerfully illuminates the complex and resilient ways workers sustain themselves and their families while also serving as the backbone of the state's agricultural economy. In doing so, Life on the Other Border exposes how broader movements for food justice and labor rights play out in the agricultural sector, and powerfully points to the misaligned agriculture and immigration policies impacting our food system today.

  • Outbreak : foodborne illness and the struggle for food safety / Timothy D. Lytton
    HD 9000.9 U5L988 2019
    Foodborne illness is a big problem. Wash those chicken breasts, and you're likely to spread Salmonella to your countertops, kitchen towels, and other foods nearby. Even salad greens can become biohazards when toxic strains of E. coli inhabit the water used to irrigate crops. All told, contaminated food causes 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year in the United States.

    With Outbreak, Timothy D. Lytton provides an up-to-date history and analysis of the US food safety system. He pays particular attention to important but frequently overlooked elements of the system, including private audits and liability insurance.

    Lytton chronicles efforts dating back to the 1800s to combat widespread contamination by pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella that have become frighteningly familiar to consumers. Over time, deadly foodborne illness outbreaks caused by infected milk, poison hamburgers, and tainted spinach have spurred steady scientific and technological advances in food safety. Nevertheless, problems persist. Inadequate agency budgets restrict the reach of government regulation. Pressure from consumers to keep prices down constrains industry investments in safety. The limits of scientific knowledge leave experts unable to assess policies' effectiveness and whether measures designed to reduce contamination have actually improved public health. Outbreak offers practical reforms that will strengthen the food safety system's capacity to learn from its mistakes and identify cost-effective food safety efforts capable of producing measurable public health benefits.

  • How states shaped postwar America : state government and urban power / Nicholas Dagen Bloom
    HT 176 N7B56 2019
    The history of public policy in postwar America tends to fixate on developments at the national level, overlooking the crucial work done by individual states in the 1960s and '70s. In this book, Nicholas Dagen Bloom demonstrates the significant and enduring impact of activist states in five areas: urban planning and redevelopment, mass transit and highways, higher education, subsidized housing, and the environment. Bloom centers his story on the example set by New York governor Nelson Rockefeller, whose aggressive initiatives on the pressing issues in that period inspired others and led to the establishment of long-lived state polices in an age of decreasing federal power. Metropolitan areas, for both better and worse, changed and operated differently because of sustained state action-- How States Shaped Postwar America uncovers the scope of this largely untold story.

  • The political economy of resource regulation : an international and comparative history, 1850-2015 / edited by Andreas R.D. Sanders, Pål Thonstad Sandvik, and Espen Storli
    HC 85 P65 2019
    Industrialist John Paul Getty famously quipped, "The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights." Throughout history, natural resources have been sources of wealth and power and catalysts for war and peace. The case studies gathered in this innovative volume examine how the intersection of ideas, interest groups, international institutions, and political systems gave birth to distinctive regulatory regimes at various times and places in the modern world. Spanning seven continents and focusing on both advanced and developing economies, it offers unique insights into why some resource-rich countries have flourished while others have been mired in poverty and corruption.

  • Collisions at the crossroads : how place and mobility make race / Genevieve Carpio
    HB 1985 C2C37 2019
    There are few places where mobility has shaped identity as widely as the American West, but some locations and populations sit at its major crossroads, maintaining control over place and mobility, labor and race. In Collisions at the Crossroads, Genevieve Carpio argues that mobility, both permission to move freely and prohibitions on movement, helped shape racial formation in the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By examining policies and forces as different as historical societies, Indian boarding schools, bicycle ordinances, immigration policy, incarceration, traffic checkpoints, and Route 66 heritage, she shows how local authorities constructed a racial hierarchy by allowing some people to move freely while placing limits on the mobility of others. Highlighting the ways people of color have negotiated their place within these systems, Carpio reveals a compelling and perceptive analysis of spatial mobility through physical movement and residence.

  • The Chinese and the iron road : building the transcontinental railroad / edited by Gordon H. Chang and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, with Hilton Obenzinger and Roland Hsu
    HD 8039 R3152C49 2019

    The completion of the transcontinental railroad in May 1869 is usually told as a story of national triumph and a key moment for American Manifest Destiny. The railroad made it possible to cross the country in a matter of days instead of months, paved the way for new settlers to come out West, and helped speed America's entry onto the world stage as a modern nation that spanned a full continent. It also created vast wealth for its four owners, including the fortune with which Leland Stanford would found Stanford University some two decades later. But while the transcontinental has often been celebrated in national memory, little attention has been paid to the Chinese workers who made up 90% of the workforce on the Western portion of the line. The railroad could not have been built without Chinese labor, but the lives of Chinese railroad workers themselves have been little understood and largely invisible.

    This landmark volume shines new light on the Chinese railroad workers and their place in cultural memory. The Chinese and the Iron Road illuminates more fully than ever before the interconnected economies of China and the US, how immigration across the Pacific changed both nations, the dynamics of the racism the workers encountered, the conditions under which they labored, and their role in shaping both the history of the railroad and the development of the American West.


  • Contemporary left-wing activism : democracy, participation and dissent in a global context / edited by John Michael Roberts and Joseph Ibrahim
    HM 881 C6547 2019

    Within many societies across the world, new social and political movements have sprung up that either challenge formal parliamentary structures of democracy and participation, or work within them and, in the process, fundamentally alter the ideological content of democratic potentials. At the same time, some parliamentary political parties have attracted a new type of 'populist' political rhetoric and support base.

    This collection, along with its accompanying volume 2, examines the emergence of, and the connections between, these new types of left-wing democracy and participation. Through an array of examples from different countries, it explains why left-wing activism arises in new and innovative spaces in society and how this joins up with conventional left-wing politics, including parliamentary politics. It demonstrates how these new forms of politics can resonate with the real life experiences of ordinary people and thereby win support for left-wing agendas.


  • Sexual revolution in early America / Richard Godbeer
    HQ 18 U5 G585 2002
    In 1695, John Miller, a clergyman travelling through New York, found it appalling that so many couples lived together without ever being married and that no one viewed ante-nuptial fornication as anything scandalous or sinful. Charles Woodmason, an Anglican minister in South Carolina in 1766, described the region as a stage of debauchery in which polygamy was very common, concubinage general, and bastardy no disrepute. These depictions of colonial North America's sexual culture sharply contradict the stereotype of Puritanical abstinence that persists in the popular imagination.

  • The Cleveland Street affair / Colin Simpson, Lewis Chester, David Leitch
    HQ 76.3 G7 S53

  • The Marquis and the Chevalier, a study in the psychology of sex as illustrated by the lives and personalities of the Marquis de Sade, 1740-1814, and the Chevalier von Sacher-Masoch, 1836-1905
    HQ 79 C55

  • Doktor Bey's handbooks of strange sex / with text & collages by Derek Pell
    HQ 71 P4 1978

  • Black sheep / Christopher Simon Sykes
    HT 653 G7 S96 1982

  • Writings on political economy. edited by Michael Quinn
    HB 161 W75 2019
    The works contained in this volume, "Supply without Burthen" and "Proposals relative to divers modes of Supply", were drafted by Bentham in 1794, during an intense period of activity in which he set out systematically to review possible sources of public revenue. Bentham had long believed that the appropriation of a proportion of the estates of those dying without near relations offered a painless method of raising public revenue, and now developed the proposal in detail, before sending a precis to Charles Long, Secretary to the Treasury. Fifteen months later that precis, with some additions, was published as "Supply without Burthen", and opens the present volume. Bentham drafted considerable additional material for "Supply without Burthen" which was neither sent to Long nor published, and which is the source for four Appendices in the present volume. By late September 1794, Bentham envisaged "Supply without Burthen" as the first of a related series of proposals for generating public revenue. The remaining proposals ranged from further painless expedients, through taxation with compensatory benefit, to taxation pure and simple. Since Bentham viewed all these proposals as connected elements of a single generic enterprise, the fruits of his labours (excepting the proposal which he did publish, namely "Supply without Burthen") are published together for the first time in the present volume as "Proposals relative to divers modes of Supply". This work is followed by six Appendices which shed further light on Bentham's approach to raising public revenue, including his first articulation of what would reappear five years later as his Annuity Note Scheme.

  • The prosperity paradox : how innovation can lift nations out of poverty / Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, and Karen Dillon
    HD 82 C5224 2019

    Clayton M. Christensen, the author of such business classics as The Innovator's Dilemma and the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life, and co-authors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon reveal why so many investments in economic development fail to generate sustainable prosperity, and offers a groundbreaking solution for true and lasting change.



    Global poverty is one of the world's most vexing problems. For decades, we've assumed smart, well-intentioned people will eventually be able to change the economic trajectory of poor countries. From education to healthcare, infrastructure to eradicating corruption, too many solutions rely on trial and error. Essentially, the plan is often to identify areas that need help, flood them with resources, and hope to see change over time.

    But hope is not an effective strategy.

    Clayton M. Christensen and his co-authors reveal a paradox at the heart of our approach to solving poverty. While noble, our current solutions are not producing consistent results, and in some cases, have exacerbated the problem. At least twenty countries that have received billions of dollars' worth of aid are poorer now.

    Applying the rigorous and theory-driven analysis he is known for, Christensen suggests a better way. The right kind of innovation not only builds companies--but also builds countries. The Prosperity Paradox identifies the limits of common economic development models, which tend to be top-down efforts, and offers a new framework for economic growth based on entrepreneurship and market-creating innovation. Christensen, Ojomo, and Dillon use successful examples from America's own economic development, including Ford, Eastman Kodak, and Singer Sewing Machines, and shows how similar models have worked in other regions such as Japan, South Korea, Nigeria, Rwanda, India, Argentina, and Mexico.

    The ideas in this book will help companies desperate for real, long-term growth see actual, sustainable progress where they've failed before. But The Prosperity Paradox is more than a business book; it is a call to action for anyone who wants a fresh take for making the world a better and more prosperous place.


  • Intermediate public economics / Jean Hindriks and Gareth D. Myles
    HB 846.5 H56 2013

    A new edition of a comprehensive text, updated throughout, with new material on behavioral economics, international taxation, cost-benefit analysis, and the economics of climate policy.

    Public economics studies how government taxing and spending activities affect the economy--economic efficiency and the distribution of income and wealth. This comprehensive text on public economics covers the core topics of market failure and taxation as well as recent developments in both policy and the academic literature. It is unique not only in its broad scope but in its balance between public finance and public choice and its combination of theory and relevant empirical evidence.

    The book covers the theory and methodology of public economics; presents a historical and theoretical overview of the public sector; and discusses such topics as departures from efficiency (including imperfect competition and asymmetric information), issues in political economy, equity, taxation, fiscal federalism, and tax competition among independent jurisdictions. Suggestions for further reading, from classic papers to recent research, appear in each chapter, as do exercises. The mathematics has been kept to a minimum without sacrificing intellectual rigor; the book remains analytical rather than discursive. This second edition has been thoroughly updated throughout. It offers new chapters on behavioral economics, limits to redistribution, international taxation, cost-benefit analysis, and the economics of climate policy. Additional exercises have been added and many sections revised in response to advice from readers of the first edition.


  • Inventory of international surveys on children and youth / by Tomasz Gluszynski
    HQ 796 G556 2002eb

  • Walkable city rules : 101 steps to making better places / Jeff Speck
    HT 175 S642 2018eb

  • Representations of Transnational Human Trafficking : Present-day News Media, True Crime, and Fiction / edited by Christiana Gregoriou
    HQ 281 R368 2018eb

  • Social networks and the life course : integrating the development of human lives and social relational networks / Duane F. Alwin, Diane H. Felmlee, Derek A. Kreager, editors
    HM741

  • Intercultural communication : critical approaches and future challenges / Giuliana Ferri
    HM1211

  • Political social work : using power to create social change / Shannon R. Lane, Suzanne Pritzker ; foreword by Charles E. Lewis, Jr
    HV95

  • Technology, institutions and labor : manufacturing automobiles in Argentina and Turkey / Fulya Apaydin
    HD 9710 A72 A63 2018eb

  • Policing and combating terrorism in Northern Ireland : the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC / Neil Southern
    HV 8197.5 A45 R69 2018eb

  • Regionalism, Development and the Post-Commodities Boom in South America
    HD82

  • The international political economy of oil and gas / Slawomir Raszewski, editor
    HD9560.5

  • China's maritime Silk Road initiative and South Asia : a political economic analysis of its purposes, perils, and promise / edited by Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
    HF3752

  • Social media in China / Wenbo Kuang
    HM 742 K83 2018eb

  • Micro-spatial histories of global labour / Christian G. De Vito, Anne Gerritsen, editors
    HD 4841 M53 2018eb

  • Sustainable port clusters and economic development : building competitiveness through clustering of spatially dispersed supply chains / Elvira Haezendonck, Alain Verbeke, editors
    HD 38.5 S87 2018eb

  • Transboundary game of life : memoir of Masahiko Aoki / Masahiko Aoki
    HB 126 J33 A55 2018eb

  • Indices, index funds and ETFs : exploring HCI, nonlinear risk and homomorphisms / Michael I.C. Nwogugu
    HG 6043 N86 2018eb

  • Lessons in sustainable development from Bangladesh and India / Simi Mehta, Vikash Kumar, Arjun Kumar
    HD72

  • Trauma-informed schools : integrating child maltreatment prevention, detection, and intervention / Carlomagno C. Panlilio, editor
    HV8079.C46

  • Old and new perspectives on mortality forecasting / Tommy Bengtsson, Nico Keilman, editors
    HB1321

  • The nexus among place, conflict and communication in a globalising world / Pauline Collins, Victor Igreja, Patrick Alan Danaher, editors
    HM1206

  • Social justice theory and practice for social work : critical and philosophical perspectives / Lynelle Watts, David Hodgson
    HM 671 W38 2019eb

  • Gay life stories : same-sex desires in post-revolutionary Iran / Jón Ingvar Kjaran
    HQ 76.3 I7 K43 2019eb

  • Perspectives on Work, Home, and Identity From Artisans in Telangana : Conversations Around Craft / Chandan Bose
    HD2346.I5

  • Sociology in Brazil : A Brief Institutional and Intellectual History / Veridiana Domingos Cordeiro and Hugo Neri
    HM477.B6

  • Male sex work in the digital age : curated lives / Paul Ryan
    HQ 119 R93 2019eb

  • Telecoupling : exploring land-use change in a globalised world / Cecilie Friis, Jonas Ø. Nielsen, editors
    HD110

  • Convergence to Very Low Fertility in East Asia : Processes, Causes, and Implications / Noriko O. Tsuya, Minja Kim Choe, Feng Wang
    HB1060.5.A3
    This book examines the trends, underlying factors, and policy implications of fertility declines in three East Asian countries: Japan, South Korea, and China. In contrast to Western countries that have also experienced fertility declines to below-replacement levels, fertility decline in these East Asian countries is most notable in its rapidity and sheer magnitude. After a rapid decline shortly after the war, in which fertility was halved in one decade from 4.5 children per woman in 1947 to 2.1 in 1957, Japan's fertility started to decline to below-replacement levels in the mid-1970s, reaching 1.3 per woman in the early 2000s. Korea experienced one of the most spectacular declines ever recorded, with fertility falling continuously from very high (6.0 per woman) to a below-replacement level (1.6 per woman) between the early 1960s and mid-1980s, reaching 1.1 per woman in 2005. Similarly, after a dramatic decline from very high to low levels in one decade from the early 1970s to early 1980s, China's fertility reached around 1.5 per woman by 2005. Despite differences in timing, tempo, and scale of fertility declines, dramatic fertility reductions have resulted in extremely rapid population aging and foreshadow a long-term population decline in all three countries. This monograph provides a systematic comparison of fertility transitions in these East Asian countries and discusses the economic, social, and cultural factors that may account for their similarities and differences. After an overview of cultural backgrounds, economic transformations, and the evolution of policies, the trends and age patterns of fertility are examined. The authors then investigate changes in women's marriage and childbearing within marriage, the two major direct determinants of fertility, followed by an analysis of the social and economic factors underlying fertility and nuptiality changes, such as education, women's employment, and gender relations at home.

  • Locating Maldivian Women's Mosques in Global Discourses / Jacqueline H. Fewkes
    HQ 1170 F49 2019eb

  • Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1904-2015 : sound and fury / Christopher T. Husbands
    HM578.G7

  • Deep change and emergent structures in global society : explorations in social morphogenesis / Andrea M. Maccarini
    HM 831 M33 2019eb

  • System trust : researching the architecture of trust in systems / Patrick Sumpf ; with a foreword by Todd R. La Porte
    HM 1204 S86 2019eb

  • Inclusion, equity and access for individuals with disabilities : insights from educators across world / Santoshi Halder, Vassilios Argyropoulos, editors
    HV 1568 I53 2019eb

  • Housing and housing politics in European Metropolises : Jahrbuch StadtRegion 2017/2018 / Rainer Wehrhahn [and 4 others], editors
    HD 7332 A3 H68 2019eb

  • China's domestic and international migration development / Huiyao Wang, Lu Miao
    HB2114.A3

  • Philosophical Presentations of Raising Children : the Grammar of Upbringing / Naomi Hodgson and Stefan Ramaekers
    HQ769

  • Microfinance and women's empowerment in Bangladesh : unpacking the untold narratives / Faraha Nawaz
    HG178.33.B3

  • Agency, freedom and choice / Constanze Binder
    HD30.23

  • After the anthropocene : green republicanism in a post-capitalist world / Anne Fremaux
    HC 79 E5 F74 2019eb

  • Power-sharing and consociational theory / Brighid Brooks Kelly
    HM 1126 K455 2019eb

  • Mass strikes and social movements in Brazil and India : popular mobilisation in the long depression / Jörg Nowak
    HD5306

  • Governance beyond the law : the immoral, the illegal, the criminal / editors, Abel Polese, Alessandra Russo and Francesco Strazzari
    HM676

  • Public sector accounting, auditing and control in South Eastern Europe / Vesna Vašiček, Gorana Roje, editors
    HJ 9924 P83 2019eb

  • Civil society, rhetoric of resistance, and transatlantic trade / Leif Johan Eliasson, Patricia Garcia-Duran Huet
    HF1379

  • Peace, Security and Defence Cooperation in Post-Brexit Europe : Risks and Opportunities / Cornelia-Adriana Baciu, John Doyle, editors
    HC240.25.G7

  • Capitalists, business and state-building in Chile / edited by Manuel Llorca-Jana, Rory M. Miller, Diego Barría
    HC192

  • Understanding ASEAN's Role in Asia-Pacific Order / Robert Yates
    HF1591

  • Regulating the Rise of China : Australia's Foray into Middle Power Economics / Michael Peters
    HG5782

  • Terrorism, technology and apocalyptic futures / Maximiliano E. Korstanje
    HV 6431 K67 2019eb

  • Digital Labour, Society and the Politics of Sensibilities / editors, Adrian Scribano and Pedro Lisdero
    HD8039.K59

  • Palestine - peace by piece : transformative conflict resolution for land and trans-boundary water resources / Ahmed Abukhater
    HD 1698 P4 A28 2019eb

  • From plans to policies : local housing governance for the growing cities Vienna and Washington, D.C. / Danielle Gluns
    HD 7304 W3 G58 2019eb

  • Financial sustainability of public sector entities the relevance of
    HJ 9733 F56 2019eb

  • International development assistance : policy drivers and performance / Olav Stokke
    HC60

  • Boko Haram's terrorism and the Nigerian State : federalism, politics and policies / Olumuyiwa Temitope Faluyi, Sultan Khan and Adeoye O. Akinola
    HV6433.N62

  • Market liberalism and economic patriotism in the capitalist world-system / Tamás Gerőcs, Miklós Szanyi, editors
    HC 59.3 M37 2019eb

  • EU development policies : between norms and geopolitics / Sarah L. Beringer, Sylvia Maier, Markus Thiel, editors
    HC 240 E7365 2019eb

  • Employment and re-industrialisation in post Soeharto Indonesia
    HC447
    This book studies the challenges for Indonesia, once a miracle economy, as it faces premature deindustrialisation, rising inequality and domestic and external factors impacting its export-oriented industrialization. Since the fall of Soeharto, Indonesia has undergone a far-reaching systemic transition from centralised and autocratic governance to a highly decentralised and democratic system. Complicated by regional variations, the country is now being called upon to respect labour rights and, amidst slow global economic recovery, is facing increased competition from other low-labour-cost countries, especially within the ASEAN Economic Community. Tadjoeddin and Chowdhury posit that Indonesia cannot recreate its past miracle based on cheap labour and suppression of labour rights. It will need to move quickly to high value-added activities driven by productivity growth and to develop its domestic market.

  • Children and screen media in changing Arab contexts : an ethnographic perspective / Tarik Sabry, Nisrine Mansour
    HM 851 S23 2019eb

  • Time use and transfers in the Americas : producing, consuming, and sharing time across generations and genders / B. Piedad Urdinola, Jorge A. Tovar, editors
    HD69.T54

  • The Birth of Economic Rhetoric : Communication, Arts and Economic Stimulus in David Hume and Adam Smith / Estrella Trincado
    HB 75 T75 2019eb

  • Irving Fisher / Robert W. Dimand
    HB119.D53

  • Pesos or plastic? : financial inclusion, taxation, and development in South America / Ken Mitchell, Robert G. Scott, III
    HC165

  • Development in turbulent times : the many faces of inequality within Europe / Paul Dobrescu, editor
    HC240

  • Exotix developing markets guide : debt and risk across the frontier / Exotix Capital
    HG 4538 E96 2019eb

  • The regulation of mobile money : law and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa / Sunduzwayo Madise
    HF 5548.325 A357 M33 2019eb
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