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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not only because its regulations actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also because its pioneering environmental regulation, market innovation,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95
For 2nd and 3rd year courses in urban sociology, sociology of exclusion, social stratification, planning and cultural studies in departments of sociology and urban geography. This book provides an in depth examination of social movements and urban life in European cities today. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach, it covers traditional areas of... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15
Africa is said to be rising, turning a definitive page in its history, heralding new and exciting possibilities for the continent. The Africa Rising discourse maintains that upsurge in economic growth comes with improved governance and endogenous dynamics; that the emerging economies, and especially the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India China, South Africa],... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of how we can mitigate urban heat stress in our cities?... more...
- Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 23.66
Zahlreiche Skandale zeugen davon, dass polizeiliche Folterpraktiken trotz juristischer Verbote und moralischer Ablehnung weiterhin existieren. Besonders der Einsatz der Folter durch die USA nach den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 zeigt, dass die moderne Geschichte der Folter keine Geschichte ihres allmählichen Verschwindens ist. Die gegenwärtige... more...
- PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99
Rich, absorbing, and exotic— City of Lies travels up and down Vali Asr Street, Tehran?s pulsing thoroughfare, from the lavish shopping malls of Tajrish through the smog that lingers over the alleyways and bazaars of the city?s southern districts. Ramita Navai gives voice to ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives: the porn star, the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
The 6th edition of this highly respected text builds upon the successful structure, engaging writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Examining urban social geography from a theoretical and historical perspective, it also explores how it has developed into the modern day. Taking account of recent critical work, whilst simultaneously... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95
Despite global shifts in world power, racial conflict remains one of the major problems of contemporary social life. This concise and engaging book demonstrates the interplay between identity, power and conflict in the creation, persistence and transformation of patterns of race and ethnic relations across the globe. Stone and Rizova employ a neo-Weberian... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 89.95
This fascinating book explains the processes of suburbanization in the context of post-socialist societies transitioning from one system of socio-spatial order to another. Case studies of seven Central and Eastern Europe city regions illuminate growth patterns and key conditions for the emergence of sprawl. Breaks new ground, offering a systematic... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
Once known for slum-like conditions in its immigrant and working-class neighborhoods, New York City?s downtown now features luxury housing, chic boutiques and hotels, and, most notably, a vibrant nightlife culture. While a burgeoning bar scene can be viewed as a positive sign of urban transformation, tensions lurk beneath, reflecting the social conflicts... more...