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- Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95
The range of global human rights institutions which have been created over the past half century is a remarkable achievement. Yet, their establishment and proliferation raises important questions. Why do states create such institutions and what do they want them to achieve? Does this differ from what the institutions themselves seek to accomplish?... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
This book explores the linkages between state failure, self-help, and self-organization with regards to Nigerian civil society. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
South Africa has the world's largest number of people living with HIV. This book offers a history of AIDS activism in South Africa from its origins in gay and anti-apartheid activism to the formation and consolidation of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), including its central role in the global HIV treatment access movement. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
The authors critically evaluate the fair trade movement's role in pursuing a more just and environmentally sustainable society. Using fair trade as a case study of the shift toward non-state forms of governance, they focus on its role not only as a regulatory tool, but as a catalyst for broader social and political transformation. more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 75.00
In the last six decades, one of the most striking developments in international law is the emergence of a massive body of legal norms and procedures aimed at protecting human rights. In many countries, though, there is little relationship between international law and the actual protection of human rights on the ground. Making Human Rights a Reality... 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...
- Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 26.95
America's grantmaking foundations have grown rapidly over the course of recent decades, even in the face of financial and economic crises. Foundations have a great deal of freedom, enjoy widespread legitimacy, and wield considerable influence. In this book, David Hammack and Helmut Anheier follow up their edited volume, American Foundations , with... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00
As a result of global dynamics?the increasing interconnection of people and places?innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet. This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our increasingly global and increasingly urban world. Through analysis... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 27.99
UNESCO estimates that eleven percent of primary school?age children?seventy-two million worldwide?are not enrolled in or attending school. Children who do attend may find themselves in schools that lack adequate space, facilities, or resources?impossible situations for learning. It is against this backdrop of profound need that One Laptop per Child... more...