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- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95
Peacebuilding is an interactive process that involves collaboration between peacebuilders and the victorious elites of a postwar society. While one of the most prominent assumptions of the peacebuilding literature asserts that the interests of domestic elites and peacebuilders coincide, this book contends that they rarely align. Costly Democracy... more...
- Temple University Press 2012; US$ 74.50
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has played a critical role in the global economy since the postwar era. But, claims Claudia Kedar, behind the strictly economic aspects of the IMF’s intervention, there are influential interactions between IMF technocrats and local economists—even when countries are not borrowing money. In The International... more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 34.95
Millions of pounds of international development funds are invested annually in social protection programmes to tackle poverty. Poverty is perpetuated by risk and vulnerability, much of which is gendered. Despite this, little attention has been paid to gender-sensitive policy implementation. Drawing on empirical evidence from poor households and communities... more...
- Guilford Publications 2008; US$ 62.00
This pragmatic book introduces key concepts and skills to prepare students to understand and use geographic information systems (GIS). The text thoroughly explains what geographic information is, how it is represented and analyzed, and what it communicates about human and environmental activities and events that take place on our planet. Basic principles... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 59.99
Voices of Privilege and Sacrifice from Women Volunteers in India: I Can Change uses data collected from educated, urban, middle and upper-class women at the forefront of women?s empowerment movements as volunteers and activists in NGOs in India, who consider themselves sometimes feminist and sometimes not. It sheds light on how these women in a... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
Globalization and the technological revolution have forced organizations to rethink decision-making structures favouring the adoption of highly innovative practices. This book analyzes the impact of new technologies testing empowerment, engagement and democratization against the new organizational morphology of political parties and corporations. more...
- AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 26.95
In The World We Want, Peter Karoff presents a collective vision of an ideal world. The book weaves together multi-sector, multidiscipline strategies, but_in large part_it is about the power of human connection, reinforced by personal stories of motivation and the human capacity for caring. Without ignoring the institutional and cultural obstacles,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Filling a gap in the existing literature, this book analyzes the distinctive features of Japan?s development aid, especially technical co-operation, in comparison with other donors? aid. Incorporating a wealth of research, it discusses whether Japan is behind other leading donor countries in rethinking its aid policy and whether it lacks transparency,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95
Voluntary associations have been presented as a solution to political apathy and cynicism towards representative democracy. The authors collected in this volume, however, argue that these claims require more robust substantiation and seek to critically examine the crucial link between the associative sector and the health of democracy. Focusing on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
For many commentators, global civil society is revolutionising our approach to global politics, as new non-state-based and border-free expressions of political community challenge territorial sovereignty as the exclusive basis for political community and identity. This challenge 'from below' to the nation-state system is increasingly seen as promising... more...