Social Work and Disability by Peter Simcock and Dr. Rhoda Castle

A number of things motivated us to begin this book – and, indeed, to follow it through to completion in the face of many competing commitments, including our ‘day jobs’. First of all, we have observed some inspiring social work practice with disabled people, and this is an area of … Read More

A Shell Game: Planned Parenthood, Abortion, and the Political Right

Planned Parenthood has been in the U.S. news a lot lately. It is one of the largest providers of high quality, affordable health care and the largest provider of sex education in the U.S. Their services include STI/STD testing and treatment, contraception, cancer screening and prevention, pregnancy tests and prenatal … Read More

Thoughts on the Second Edition of China’s Environmental Challenges

Since the publication of the first edition of China’s Environmental Challenges in 2015, the most common question I am asked is whether I think China will be able to resolve its environmental problems. The answer, of course, is complex, but the simplest response is simply, “It must.” As I outline … Read More

East Asia’s Reemergence


The guiding theme of this book is that East Asia’s reemergence as a semi-autonomous core of the world economy constitutes one of the most significant structural changes in world politics since the Industrial Revolution and Eurocentric globalization in the nineteenth century. Thanks to a regional developmental dynamic of remarkable intensity, … Read More

East Asia’s Reemergence



The guiding theme of this book is that East Asia’s reemergence as a semi-autonomous core of the world economy constitutes one of the most significant structural changes in world politics since the Industrial Revolution and Eurocentric globalization in the nineteenth century. Thanks to a regional developmental dynamic of remarkable intensity, … Read More

East Asia’s Reemergence


The guiding theme of this book isthat East Asia’s reemergence as a semi-autonomous core of the world economyconstitutes one of the most significant structural changes in world politicssince the Industrial Revolution and Eurocentric globalization in the nineteenthcentury. Thanks to a regional developmental dynamic of remarkable intensity,duration and spatial scope, which … Read More