Author:Fred C. Pampel

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Threats to Food Safety

By: Fred C. Pampel

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Viva Books Private Limited: 2017

Seller ID: 702068

ISBN: 8130931389

Condition: New


Food is an intrinsic part of every society, but recently it has become a source of worry for citizens and government officials. Food poisoning, alimentary contamination from imported food products, and bioterrorism are all potential threats to the population of nations, but to what extent? Many new techniques to ensure food safety have emerged recently to deal with several food-safety problems. However, some of these short-term solutions could end up becoming long-term problems. Do health-food advocates exaggerate these dangers? Should we worry about food safety? Have the governments failed to... View more info

Disaster Response

By: Fred C. Pampel

Price: $33.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Viva Books Private Limited: 2017

Seller ID: 702073

ISBN: 9789386105738

Condition: New


It is impossible to avoid the constant media barrage of reports detailing human-made and natural disasters and amplifying the threat of such disasters. Beyond the news headlines, recent disasters have prompted the restructuring of the U.S. government, namely, the formation of the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). With the ever-present prospect of disaster from hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, landslides, drought, winter storms, nuclear accidents, terrorist attacks, and chemical contamination, the role... View more info

Age, Class, Politics, and the Welfare State

By: Fred C. Pampel and John B. Williamson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006804

ISBN: 0521372232

Condition: Fine


This analysis of the growth of welfare spending examines the relative impact of class and status groups versus demographic composition and political structures. Special attention is given to the role of the aged as representative of the importance of ascription and middle-class groups in welfare growth, and to the effect of welfare spending on income inequality. Aggregate cross-national data from the UN, ILO, and the World Bank are analysed and the conclusion is drawn that a large aged population, especially in combination with democratic political processes, is a direct and crucial influence ... View more info