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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95
By the end of the twentieth century, Freemasonry had acquired an unsavoury reputation as a secretive network of wealthy men looking out for each others interests. The popular view is of an organisation that, if not actually corrupt, is certainly viewed with deep mistrust by the press and wider society. Focusing particularly on the role of the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
The four national associations studied in this book are the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (NAPSS), the Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI) and the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE), who held annual meetings in 62 different provincial towns and cities... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Based on documentary materials including interviews with key players in China, this book charts the development of non-governmental and non-profit organizations in China from the late 1970s to the present day. It recounts how in the aftermath of the 1978 reforms that created a market economy and diversified interests and social life, new institutions... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 39.95
Seit Dezember 2010 haben die Arabellions Nordafrika und die gesamte Region des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens erfasst. Als stabil geltende autoritäre Machtstrukturen wurden massiv erschüttert, wenn auch nicht überall auf gleiche Weise. Ziel des Bandes ist es, Ursachen und Verlaufsformen der Proteste im spezifischen Kontext der jeweiligen... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 19.99
Take the mystery out of the Freemasons Fascinated by Freemasons? Freemasons For Dummies is the internationally bestselling introduction to the Masons, the oldest and largest "secret society" in the world. This balanced, eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everything from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95
Discover the unique challenges confronting the club industry As a distinctive sector of the hospitality industry, private clubs have their own unique set of challenges. Club Management Issues in Australia and North America provides a one-of-a-kind exploration of the membership, human resource, and other key management issues of the niche industry... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
This volume examines Muslim societies across Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and South Asia from the eighteenth century to the present, providing fresh insight through comparison. Movements and populations covered include the nineteenth century North African Sansusi movement and its relationships to Sufis and Arabs of the region, Soviet and Chinese... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00
A salient trend in studies of China and transnational civil society, two newly influential global forces, is the converging of their paths. Thousands of international NGOs and foundations have come to operate in China in the 'low politics' of environment, development and epidemics, while democracy activists campaign on China from outside. This... more...
- Pickering & Chatto Publishers 2012; US$ 99.00
Thomas Dunckerley is a late eighteenth-century icon of British Freemasonry. In one of the first books to provide a scholarly study of English Freemasonry, Sommers uses Dunckerleys case to examine the changeable nature of personal identity in the eighteenth century and the evolving methodology and expectations of biography. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 47.50
They built some of the first communal structures on the empire's frontiers. The empire's most powerful proconsuls sought entrance into their lodges. Their public rituals drew dense crowds from Montreal to Madras. The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons were quintessential builders of empire, argues Jessica Harland-Jacobs. In this first study of the relationship... more...