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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 14.99
In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse?much worse. In Dead Aid , Dambisa Moyo describes the state... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95
After World War II dozens of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) emerged on the global scene, committed to improving the lives of the world's most vulnerable people. Some focused on protecting human rights; some were dedicated to development, aimed at satisfying basic economic needs. Both approaches had distinctive methods, missions, and emphases.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 29.00
Explains in a very comprehensible and entertaining way the main findings of the first existing academic research on world scouting, the largest young movement in the planet. Using new data and storytelling, the work revisits how scouting started, showing its informal launching and its historical evolution throughout the twentieth century. more...
- University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Democratic Insecurities focuses on the ethics of military and humanitarian intervention in Haiti during and after Haiti's 1991 coup. In this remarkable ethnography of violence, Erica Caple James explores the traumas of Haitian victims whose experiences were denied by U.S. officials and recognized only selectively by other humanitarian providers.... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99
Conservative Brain Trust traces the rise, fall, and rise again of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI). More than that, it is the story of one of Washington's leading think tanks, what it's like to work there, how Washington works, and how AEI influences policy, including policy on the controversial Iraq War. The book... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00
This book argues that the World Bank, far from being a unitary actor, is fundamentally plural, internally fragmented and dispersed, with cascading chains of delegation, authority and controls, and with considerable discretion delegated to the staff. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
This book investigates whether international standards of good governance are applied to sub-state actors as well as to states. By examining the international response to self-determination claims, this book demonstrates that the international community does indeed hold sub-state groups accountable to such standards. Claimant groups that have internalized... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.00
At a time when the national political debate is about inequality and fairness, bestselling author David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob Laksin have written an unsettling book about the distribution of power in America. Thoroughly researched and amply documented, The New Leviathan overturns the conventional wisdom about which end of the political spectrum... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
Based on a case study of the RAND Corporation, this book shows how the uncertainties of US defense policies since the fall of the USSR can be understood and accurately illustrated through an analysis of the evolution of the think tank community, and more particularly through a sociological study of the so-called "defense intellectuals" such as the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 41.00
Activists and academics look back over ten years of 'politics from below', and ask whether it is merely the critical gaze upon the concept that has changed ? or whether there is something genuinely new about the way in which civil society is now operating. more...