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Economic growth, development, planning

  • Management Obligations for Health and Safetyby Gregory W. Smith

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 65.95

    In recent years, the safety management field has placed leadership and commitment at the center of effective workplace health and safety programs. At the same time, personal liability for workplace health and safety has increased, resulting in poor outcomes for individual managers. Discussing the minimum expectations that courts and tribunals have... more...

  • The Politics of Staying Putby Carolyn Gallaher

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    When cities gentrify, it can be hard for working-class and low-income residents to stay put. Rising rents and property taxes make buildings unaffordable, or landlords may sell buildings to investors interested in redeveloping them into luxury condos.  In her engaging study The Politics of Staying Put, Carolyn Gallaher focuses on a formal,... more...

  • Towards a Re-Definition of Developmentby Alain Birou; Paul-Marc Henry; John P. Schlegel

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Towards a Re-Definition of Development: Essays and Discussion on the Nature of Development in an International Perspective reconsiders the generally accepted definition of development based on the assumption that there is no universal method for comprehending development and no one major principle for elucidating its evolution. The emphasis is on... more...

  • Evaluation of German Active Labour Market Policies and their Organisational Frameworkby Christoph R. Ehlert

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 54.43

    For selected target groups, such as unemployed and disadvantaged youth, Christoph Ehlert demonstrates that flexible and well-targeted programmes significantly improve employment chances. To be effective, these programmes must combine individual coaching, classroom training and temporary work. Apart from the programmes, the organisational framework... more...

  • Workers and Thievesby Joel Beinin

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    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$ 45.00

    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 US$ 23.96

    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 built and lionized the capitalists who financed the projects. This book salvages stories often omitted from the triumphant narrative... 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...

  • 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 US$ 28.56

    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$ 52.95

    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...