This is the International Mystery Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | March 26, 2015

    Kyle Boelte: IMG Selfies, Memoir, and the World Beyond the Self

    When I was a teenager in Colorado during the late '90s, I liked to climb 14ers — 14,000-foot mountains. I'd often hike with friends, and at... Continue »

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $65.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
5 Partner Warehouse General- General

More copies of this ISBN

Solutions To Soc. Prob. : Lessons From... (5TH 10 Edition)


Solutions To Soc. Prob. : Lessons From... (5TH 10 Edition) Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This reader examines how other advanced industrial societies have dealt with social problems with relative success and looks how these strategies may be applicable to the United States. For each social problem considered, several articles have been selected. These articles either describe the situation in a single country or in multiple countries, or expressly contrast the situation of a country or countries with the United States.

About the Author

D. Stanley Eitzen is professor emeritus in sociology from Colorado State University, where previously he was the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor.  He recieved his Ph.D. from the Unitsity of Kansas.  Among his books are: Social Problems, which was awarded the McGuffey Longevity Award for excellence over multipe editions in 2000 by the Text and Academic Authos Association, and Diversity in Families (both co-authored with Maxine Baca Zinn), Solutions to Social Problems: Lessons from Other Societies (with Graig S. Leeham) ,  Paths to Homelessness: Extreme Poverty and the Urban Housing Crisis (with Doug A. Timmer and Kathryn Talley), Sociology of North American Sport (with George H. Sage,) and Fair and Foul: Rethinking the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport.  He has served as the president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as editor of The Social Science Journal.

Table of Contents


Part One: Introduction

Section 1: The Comparative Approach to Social Problems

1.  U. S. Social Problems in Comparative Perspective, D. Stanley Eitzen (revised)

2.  The European Social Model, T. R. Reid

3.  The Swedish Welfare State, D. Stanley Eitzen (revised)

4.  How Canada Stole the American Dream, Duncan Hood (new)


Part Two: Problems of Inequality

Section 2: Poverty

5.  Poverty, Work, and Policy:  The United States in Comparative Perspective, Gary

            Burtless and Timothy M. Smeeding (new)

6.  How Other Countries Fight the War on Poverty, Sid Ryan (new)


Section 3: Income and Wealth Inequality

7.  Income and Wealth Inequality, Americans for Democratic Action (new)

8.  Inequality Here and There, Claude S. Fischer, Michael Hout, Martin Sanchez Jankowski, Samuel R. Lucas, Ann Swidler, and Kim Voss


Section 4: Gender

9.  Europe Crawls Ahead, Megan Rowling

10.  Gender Equality in Sweden, Swedish Institute (new)


Section 5: Sexual Orientation

11.  Social Shift Opens Door to Gay Marriage Plan (Canada), Clifford Krauss

12.  Gay Rights and European Citizenship, Joydeep Sengupta


Section 6:  Age

13   As Good As It Gets: What Country Takes the Best Care of its Older Citizens?  Mike Edwards

14.  We Should Rejoice in an Ageing Society, So Long as We Plan Properly for It, Hamish McRae

15.  We’re Not Finnished With You Yet, Gail Edmondson (new)


Part Three: Institutional Problems

Section 7: Families

16. Atlantic Passages:  How Europe Supports Working Parents and Their Children, Janet C. Gornick (new)

17.  The Father Generation, Rainer Stumpf (new)

18.  Teen Pregnancy:  Trends and Lessons Learned, Heather Boonstra (new)


Section 8: Schools

19. Early Childhood Education and Care in Advanced Industrialized Countries, Sheila B. Kamerman (new)

20. Learning from South Korean Schools, David J. Lynch (new)

21.  A World Transformed:  How Other Countries Are Preparing Students for the Interconnected World of the 21st Century, Vivien Steward (new)


Section 9: Work 

22. The Vanishing American Vacation, Don Monkerud (new)

23. A New WPA? Ryan A. Dodd (new)


Section 10: Health Care and Delivery

24. International Health Systems, Physicians for a National Health Program

25.  Has Canada Got the Cure? Holly Dressel (new)


Part Four:  Problems of People, Resources, and Place

Section 11: Cities

26. New Lessons from the Old World, Jay Walljasper

27. I Love Paris on a Bus, a Bike, a Train and in Anything but a Car, Serge Schmemann (new).


Section 12: Environment

28.  Flush with Energy,  Thomas L. Friedman (new)

29.  Scandinavia Gets Serious on Global Warming, Bruce E. Johansen (new) 

30. The $6.66-a Gallon-Solution, Simon Romero


Part Five: Individual Deviance

Section 13: Crime and Crime Control

31.  Lawless, But Gunless, Ken MacQueen (new)

32.  Reducing Crime by Harnessing International Best Practices, Irvin Waller and Brandon C. Welsh


Section 14: Drugs

33.  Does Europe Do It Better: Lessons from Holland, Britain and Switzerland, Robert J. MacCoun and Peter Reuter

34.  Europe: Curing, Not Punishing, Addicts, Rick Steeves (new)

Product Details

Eitzen, D. Stanley
Eitzen, Stan
Sociology - General
Social Policy
United States Social policy.
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Public Policy - Social Policy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 2009
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9 x 6.9 x 0.6 in 304 gr

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Textbooks » General

Solutions To Soc. Prob. : Lessons From... (5TH 10 Edition) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$50.80 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Prentice Hall - English 9780205698349 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at