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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 47.26
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Pan American Health Organization 2000; US$ 18.00
The first part of the book describes the scope of the tobacco problem in the Region, especially as it affects youth and adolescents. It delves into such issues as tobacco-related illnesses and reviews various approaches for substance-abuse prevention. The second part discusses the application of the "life skills" approach to programs designed to prevent... more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2001; US$ 18.00
Con el fin de detener la creciente ola de consumo de tabaco en las Américas, la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) patrocina varias actividades, entre ellas la investigación sobre la legislación y las políticas de control del tabaco en toda la Región, la coordinación y adopción de medidas de control del uso de tabaco en los países, y la aplicación... more...
- World Health Organization 2006; US$ 13.50
The European Region is the WHO region with the highest alcohol intake in the world. Not only per capita consumption but also the disease burden from alcohol are twice the world average. Alcohol is the third-largest risk factor for death and disability in the Region and the largest risk factor among young people. The framework for alcohol policy in... more...
- World Health Organization 2004; US$ 54.00
The Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004 is a new edition of the Report published by WHO in 1999. This edition provides an update of the role of alcohol in global health and contains data not found in the earlier edition. The Report seeks to document what is known about alcohol consumption and drinking patterns among various population groups, alcohol's... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00
Tobacco Industry and Smoking addresses the many serious and controversial questions related to the problem of smoking in the United States: Is the tobacco industry responsible for the harm of cigarettes? Should the goal of improving population health override individual freedom in the choice to smoke? Should the government regulate tobacco as much... more...