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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
Books for All! Bücher für alle! Livres pour tous! ¡Libros para todos!: This was the slogan of UNESCO?s worldwide efforts to improve access to books. In the present work, the author conducts case studies of book promotion projects, and evaluates their impact. At the same time, the examination raises fundamental questions about the societal role of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
International law is often manipulated in the debate about humanitarian intervention. The Liberian case provides an opportunity to challenge the UN and The Economic Community of West African States' (ECOWAS') new approach. ECOWAS and the UN's justifications for moving away from the current norms are flawed. No enlightened person would disagree with... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2013; US$ 26.95
When acclaimed author Deni Béchard first learned of the last living bonobos?matriarchal great apes that are, alongside the chimpanzee, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom?he was completely astonished. How could the world possibly accept the extinction of this majestic species? Béchard discovered one relatively small NGO, the Bonobo Conservation... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 31.00
Through the efforts of increasingly media-aware NGOs, people in the west are bombarded with images of poverty and inequality in the developing world. Representations of Poverty is the first comprehensive study of the communications and imagery used by international NGOs to represent the developing world. In this meticulously researched and original... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
Why do some countries have a vibrant nonprofit sector while others do not? Nonprofits in Crisis explores the theory of risk as a major mechanism through which economic development influences the nonprofit sector. Nuno S. Themudo elaborates this idea by focusing on Mexican nonprofit organizations, which operate and strive to survive in a risky environment.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest. Yet, questions of Ghana's compliance - to what extent did it comply, how did it manage compliance, what patterns of non-compliance existed, and why? - have not been systematically investigated and remain poorly... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99
Membership-based organizations play a central role in our society yet those studying voluntary associations fail to recognize their distinctive characteristics as their impact is profound and our understanding of them severely limited. By analyzing over 400 published histories, this book breaks new ground revealing why they emerge, what they do to... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95
In the Interest of Others develops a new theory of organizational leadership and governance to explain why some organizations expand their scope of action in ways that do not benefit their members directly. John Ahlquist and Margaret Levi document eighty years of such activism by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in the United States... more...