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  • War, Violence and Social Justiceby Dr Masoud Kamali

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book analyses the role of war and violence (in both its physical and symbolic forms) for social work in a time of neoliberal globalisation from a social justice perspective. It argues that the consequences of wars, in both their old and new forms, and the exercise of symbolic violence for the practices of social work at national and global levels... more...

  • Population Change in Europe, the Middle-East and North Africaby Dr Christiane Timmerman; Dr Karel Neels; Ms Sara Mels; Prof Dr Jacques Haers; Professor Koenraad Matthijs; Professor Philip Rees

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    Current demographic trends raise new questions, challenges and controversies. Comparing demographic trends in Europe and the NAME-region (North Africa and the Middle East), this book demonstrates how population change interacts with changing economic landscapes, social distinctions and political realities. A variety of drivers contribute to demographic... more...

  • The Authoritarian Interludeby Dr Peter Marden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    What do we value as a political virtue? What are the core values of democracy in the modern era? What is a democratic culture and can it coexist with a predatory capitalist corporatism? Is democracy just about human rights? What is the nature of public dissent? These are some of the questions posed in this book as Peter Marden extends debates on... more...

  • Freud And Psychoanalysisby Nick Rennison

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    Sigmund Freud was one of the giants of 20th century thought. His ideas have been hugely influential not only in psychology but in all the social sciences and the arts. Even those who have never read a word of his writings are familiar with his concepts of the id, the ego, the Oedipus complex and the workings of the unconscious mind.This looks at Freud's... more...

  • Diagnostic Expertise in Organizational Environmentsby Thomas Loveday; Assoc Prof Mark W Wiggins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Diagnostic Expertise in Organizational Environments provides a state-of-the-art foundation for a new paradigm in expertise research and practice. Skilled diagnosis is essential for accurate and efficient performance across a range of organizational contexts, including aviation, finance, rail, forensic investigation, firefighting, and medicine. However,... more...

  • Government of Peaceby Professor Ranabir Samaddar

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Government of Peace addresses a major question in world politics today: how does post-colonial democracy produce a form of governance that copes with conflicts, insurgencies, revolts, and acute dissents? The contributors view social governance as a crucial component in answering this question and their narratives of governance aim to show how certain... more...

  • The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave, (1647?1656), Levant Merchantby Professor Michael Brennan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first fully annotated old-spelling edition of the entire text of the autograph English journal of Robert Bargrave (1628?61), recording his extensive travels as a merchant. This manuscript (now Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson C 799), describes four separate journeys made by Bargrave: his sea voyage from England to Constantinople; an arduous... more...

  • The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island 1578by Mr James McDermott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Martin Frobisher's third (1578) voyage to Baffin island was the consequence of flawed logic and excessive optimism on the part of the adventurers of the ephemeral 'Company of Cathay'. Their original intention - to find a north-western route to the Far East - had been largely forgotten following the imagined discovery of gold - and silver-bearing ore... more...

  • Joćo Rodrigues's Account of Sixteenth-Century Japanby Michael Cooper

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Joćo Rodrigues sailed from Portugal to Japan in 1577, and there entered the Jesuit novitiate and was ordained priest. He met Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the virtual ruler of Japan, in 1591, and from that time became the missionaries' spokesman in dealings with Japanese authorities. He was also involved in negotiations concerning the bulk sale of Chinese silk... more...

  • The Central Australian Expedition, 1844-1846by Professor Richard C Davis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In August 1844 a heavily-laden party led by Captain Charles Sturt set out from Adelaide to head into the unexplored vastness of central Australia. Amongst their equipment was a boat: as well as carrying out his mission of scientific investigation and mapping the topography, Sturt was convinced he would find the inland sea that was reputed to lie in... more...