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  • Displacing Democracyby Amy Widestrom

    Walter de Gruyter 2014; US$ 90.00

    Displacing Democracy demonstrates how neighborhoods segregated along economic lines create conditions encouraging high levels of political activity, including civic and political mobilization and voting, among wealthier citizens while simultaneously discouraging and impeding the poor from similar forms of civic engagement. more...

  • The Professor and the Presidentby Stephen Hess

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 15.00

    What happens when a conservative president makes a liberal professor from the Ivy League his top urban affairs adviser? The president is Richard Nixon, the professor is Harvard's Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Of all the odd couples in American public life, they are probably the oddest. Add another Ivy League professor to the White House staff when Nixon... more...

  • The Organization of Transportby Massimo Moraglio; Christopher Kopper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Over the past ten years, the study of mobility has demonstrated groundbreaking approaches and new research patterns. These investigations criticize the concept of mobility itself, suggesting the need to merge transport and communication research, and to approach the topic with novel instruments and new methodologies. Following the debates on the role... more...

  • Community Economic Development in Social Workby Steven D. Soifer; Joseph B. McNeely; Cathy Costa; Nancy Pickering-Bernheim

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work practice, which both focus on the well-being of indigent communities and the empowerment of individuals and the communities in which they live.... more...

  • Handbook of the Economics of International Migration, v1Bby Barry Chiswick; Paul W. Miller

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 155.00

    The economic literature on international migration interests policymakers as well as academics throughout the social sciences. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s. This literature appears in the general economics... more...

  • Cities and Private Planningby D. E. Andersson; S. Moroni

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Through comprehensive case studies of privately planned cities and neighbourhood in Asia, Europe and North America, this book characterizes the theoretical basis and empirical manifestations of private urban planning. In this innovative volume, Andersson and Moroni develop an understudied aspect of urban planning and re-evaluate conceptions of our... more...

  • Gender, Home & Identityby Katarzyna Grabska

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 65.63

    How and where did returning Nuer refugees make their 'homes' in southern Sudan? How were gender relations and identity redefined as a result of war, displacement and return to post-war communities? And how were those displaced able to recreate a sense of home, community and nation? During the civil wars in Southern Sudan (1983-2005) many of the... more...

  • Planning and the Case Study Method in Africaby James Duminy; Jørgen Andreasen; Fred Lerise; Nancy Odendaal; Vanessa Watson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book addresses the relevance of the case study research methodology for enhancing urban planning research and education in Africa and the global South. It provides an introduction to the case study methodology and features examples of its application to planning research and education on the continent. more...

  • Knowledge, Innovation and Spaceby C. Karlsson; B. Johansson; K. Kobayashi

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The contributions in this volume extend our understanding about the different ways distance impacts the knowledge conversion process. Knowledge itself is a raw input into the innovation process which can then transform it into an economically useful output such as prototypes, patents, licences and new companies. New knowledge is often tacit and thus... more...

  • Place Branding through Phases of the Imageby Staci M. Zavattaro

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    In Place Branding through Phases of the Image , Zavattaro explains how city promotional strategies can take the place of corporate governance structures through phases of the image. more...