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Across Canada, there is a severe shortage of decent quality housing that is affordable to those with low incomes, and much of the housing that is available is inadequate, even appalling. The poor condition of housing for those below the poverty line adds to the weight of the complex poverty they already endure, which includes worsening health, adversely affected education and neighbourhoods that are more prone to crime and violence.... more...

"The efficient utilization of energy, sustainable use of natural resources, and large-scale  adoption of sustainable technologies is the key to a sustainable future. The Handbook of Sustainable Engineering provides tools that will help us achieve these goals". Nobel Prize  Winner Dr. R.K. Pauchauri, Chairman, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change As global society confronts the challenges of... more...

This collection sets out the latest research on the concept of 'social quality', developing its theoretical foundations and applying it to pressing policy issues such as the future of the European Union and sustainable global development.

Smart Cities and intelligence are among the most significant topics in IoT. Intelligence in communication and infrastructure implementation is at the heart of this concept, and its development is a key issue in smart cities. This book addresses the challenges in realizing intelligence in smart cities and sensing platforms in the era of cloud computing and IoT, varying from cost and energy efficiency to availability and service quality.... more...

American political development (APD) is a core subfield in American political science, and focuses on political and policy history. For a variety of reasons, most of the focus in the twentieth century APD has been on liberal policymaking. Yet since the 1970s, conservatives have gradually assumed control over numerous federal policymaking institutions. This edited book will be the first to offer a comprehensive overview of the impact of conservatism on... more...


This book adds impetus to the nexus between human rights, human rights education and material reality. The dissonance between these aspects is of growing concern for most human rights educators in various social contexts. The first part of the book opens up new discourses and presents new ontologies and epistemologies from scholars in human rights, human rights education and human rights literacies to critique and/or justify the... more...

This book looks at the symbolic side of globalization, development, and aging. Many of the dimensions that are discussed represent updates of past debates but some are entirely new. In particular, globalization is accompanied by subtle social imagery that profoundly shapes the way institutions and identities are imagined. The process of aging and persons sense of identity is no exception. The underlying assumptions that pervade globalization inform... more...

The Schuman 2012 Report on the State of the Union is both a reference and a tool. A reference: bringing together contributions from leading specialists, including an interview with Jean-Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank. This Report proposes a novel analytical framework, so that everyone can form his/her opinion on a series of key questions: The European Union and the Crisis : between doubts and necessity... more...

This book draws from the everyday experiences as well as the harsh realities confronting behavioral care providers on the frontline.  The book recounts the stories and sometimes disturbing emotions of people whose lives have undergone sudden change or even drastic trauma;  people whose feelings of comfort and safety have been shattered by exposure to illness, abuse, death and bereavement.  The perspectives and experiences... more...

​​ ​ Progressives need a balanced federal budget more than Conservatives, because they believe that government has an important role to play in modern life. Lack of a long term plan to move toward a sustainable budget crowds out short term Progressive priorities: infrastructure spending, green technology, education and needed governmental interventions in the short term to support and improve our weak economy. The federal budget is... more...