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Economic growth, development, planning

  • Workers and Thievesby Joel Beinin

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Since the 1990s, the Middle East has experienced an upsurge of wildcat strikes, sit-ins, and workers' demonstrations. Well before people gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, workers had formed one of the largest oppositional movements to authoritarian rule in Egypt. In Tunisia, years prior to the 2011 Arab uprisings, the... more...

  • A World of Homeownersby Nancy H. Kwak

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Is there anything more American than the ideal of homeownership? In this groundbreaking work of transnational history, Nancy H. Kwak reveals how the concept of homeownership became one of America?s major exports and defining characteristics around the world. In the aftermath of World War II, American advisers urged countries to pursue greater access... more...

  • The Filth of Progressby Ryan Dearinger

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Filth of Progress explores the untold side of a well-known American story. For more than a century, accounts of progress in the West foregrounded the technological feats performed while canals and railroads were builtand lionizedthe capitalistswho financed the projects. This book salvages stories often omitted from the triumphant narrative... more...

  • Housing in 21st-Century Australiaby Dr Dallas Rogers; Dr Rae Dufty-Jones

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Over the last two decades new and significant demographic, economic, social and environmental changes and challenges have shaped the production and consumption of housing in Australia and the policy settings that attempt to guide these processes. These changes and challenges, as outlined in this book, are many and varied. While these issues are new... more...

  • The Optimistic Workplaceby Shawn Murphy

    AMACOM 2015; US$ 17.95

    Supported by the latest research, this eye-opening book argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment. While you can?t personally transform the corporate culture, you can influence the workplace climate and create meaningful and lasting change. Far from being a wish-upon-a-star discussion of workplace happiness, this book presents... more...

  • From Local Action to Global Networks: Housing the Urban Poorby Dr Astrid Ley; Ms Josefine Fokdal; Prof Dr Peter Herrle; Professor Laura A Reese

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Over the past two decades it has become widely recognized that housing issues have to be placed in a broader framework acknowledging that civil society in the form of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and their allies are increasingly networking and emerging as strong players that cannot easily be overlooked. Some of these networks have crossed... more...

  • New Perspectives on Health, Disability, Welfare and the Labour Marketby Colin Lindsay; Bent Greve; Ignazio Cabras; Nick Ellison; Stephen Kellett

    Wiley 2015; US$ 32.95

    Bringing together researchers from the fields of social policy, economics, sociology and clinical psychology, this book offers new evidence on the inter-related problems faced by disability claimants, and identifies important lessons for policy. Explores how reducing the level of UK benefit claiming among those with health limitations has been... more...

  • The Life of George Ranken Askwith, 1861?1942by Alison Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    George Ranken Askwith was a key figure in the development of British industrial relations. This new biography is based on a wide range of archival sources including government records, newspaper articles, Askwith?s personal correspondence and his wife?s private diaries. more...

  • Die 7 Wege des Samuraiby André Daiyû Steiner;

    Wiley 2015; US$ 13.50

    "Der höchste Sieg des Samurai liegt nicht in der Überwindung des anderen, sondern im Sieg über sich selbst." (Weisheit der Samurai) Das Handeln eines japanischen Samurai-Kriegers ruht auf einem festen Fundament von ethischen Grundwerten - beschrieben als "die sieben Wege". Einmal innerlich verankert, bieten diese eine Quelle der Kraft... more...

  • Development Discourse and Global Historyby Aram Ziai

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The manner in which people have been talking and writing about ?development? and the rules according to which they have done so have evolved over time. Development Discourse and Global History uses the archaeological and genealogical methods of Michel Foucault to trace the origins of development discourse back to late colonialism and notes the... more...