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  • Righteous Dopefiendby Philippe Bourgois; Jeffrey Schonberg

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary,... more...

  • Supporting the Private Sector and Social Partners in Response to Conflicts and Natural Disastersby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...

  • Disaster Responseby Fred C. Pampel

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00

    It is impossible to ignore the relentless media reports of various human-made and natural disasters and the constant threats they pose to our society. Beyond the news headlines, recent disasters have prompted the restructuring of the U.S. government, namely the formation of the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of the Federal Emergency... more...

  • Transforming Humanitarian Logisticsby Peter Tatham

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 199.00

    The purpose of this e-book is to provide an introduction to the challenges of humanitarian aid logistics. The e-book provides an overview of the humanitarian logistic field and focuses on a number of key areas in which the principles and practices supporting commercial supply network management have the potential to offer significant improvement in... more...

  • An Industrial Geography of Cocaineby Christian M. Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Latin American cocaine trafficking organizations comprise an indigenous, globally competitive, multinational industry. Their business operations are deeply ingrained within the economic and political systems of countries throughout the region. While criminal enterprises operate in a more complex and uncertain setting than licit firms, their competitive... more...

  • Disaster Management in China in a Changing Eraby Yi Kang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 50.82

    This book shows how Chinese officials have responded to popular and international pressure, while at the same time seeking to preserve their own careers, in the context of disaster management. Using the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake as a case study, it illustrates how authoritarian regimes are creating new governance mechanisms in response to the changing... more...

  • Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disasterby Rajib Shaw

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    A collection of articles published a year after the 26th December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami outlining how the recovery process has been taking place. more...

  • Patronage or Partnershipby Ian Smillie

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    Much has been written about the need to build local capacities in emergency and postemergency situations. Many relief programs, however, remain characterized by externality: in their funding, accountabilities, approach to management, and dependence upon expatriate staff. Reality often flies in the face of stated policy and good intentions. In reality,... more...

  • Smoke & Mirrorsby Rob Cunningham

    International Development Research Centre 1996; US$ 25.00

    Smoke & Mirrors provides an insider's view of the Canadian tobacco war, a hundred-year old conflict that began to escalate in the 1980s. Written by a prominent antismoking advocate, the book explains how Canada emerged as a global leader in the public health crusade to regulate the powerful tobacco industry. Author Rob Cunningham exposes the industry's... more...

  • Asistencia humanitaria en caso de desastresby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 1999; US$ 12.00

    Esta nueva Guía combina y pone al día varias publicaciones que la OPS había editado en los últimos 15 años. more...