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  • Disaster Management in China in a Changing Eraby Yi Kang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Risk and Mental Elementby Sara Porro

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 79.01

    Können mentale Einstellungen unterhalb der Schwelle sicheren Wissens der Tatbestandsverwirklichung eine strafrechtliche Verantwortlichkeit für völkerrechtliche Verbrechen begründen? Die Antwort auf diese Problematik ist dadurch bestimmt, ob beim Eingehen eines solchen Risikos die subjektiven Tatbestandsvoraussetzungen, die in einem Strafrechtssystem... more...

  • Honour-Based Violenceby Dr Aisha K Gill; Dr Nazand Begikhani; Professor Gill Hague

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    ?Honour'-based violence is a form of intimate violence committed against women (and some men) by husbands, fathers, brothers and male relatives. A very common social phenomenon, it has existed throughout history and in a wide variety of societies across the world, from white European to African cultures, from South and East Asia to Latin America.... more...

  • Young People's Understandings of Men's Violence Against Womenby Dr Nancy Lombard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Globally, nationally and locally men?s violence against women is an endemic social problem and an enduring human rights issue. Unlike men who are most likely to be victims of stranger assaults and violence, official data shows that women are most likely to be attacked, beaten, raped and killed by men known to them - either partners or family members.... more...

  • Das japanische Desasterby Johannes Hano

    Herder Verlag 2011; US$ 10.49

    Erdbeben, Tsunami und Reaktor-Gau - das hochtechnisierte Japan ist über Nacht in ein Katastrophengebiet verwandelt worden. Fukushima steht für die Unkontrollierbarkeit einer Risikotechnologie und hat tiefgreifende politische und gesellschaftliche Veränderungsprozesse auch in Deutschland hervorgerufen. Das Schicksal und die Tapferkeit der japanischen... more...

  • Yorkshire Ripper - The Secret Murdersby Chris Clarke; Tim Tate

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    In 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, the ‘Yorkshire Ripper?, was convicted of thirteen murders and seven attempted murders. All his proven victims were women: most were prostitutes. Astonishingly, however, this is not the whole truth. There is a still-secret story of how Sutcliffe?s terrible reign of terror claimed at least twenty-two more lives and left five... more...

  • Historische Kriminalitätsforschungby Gerd Schwerhoff

    Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 14.00

    Gewaltrituale, organisiertes Verbrechen oder verbotene Sexualität - kaum etwas charakterisiert eine Gesellschaft anschaulicher als das, was sie als abweichendes Verhalten definiert. Folgerichtig beschäftigt sich die Geschichtswissenschaft zusehends intensiver mit den typischen Erscheinungsformen von Kriminalität und ihrem Wandel in verschiedenen Epochen.... more...

  • Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disasterby Rajib Shaw

    Emerald Group 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...