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  • From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekendby Priscilla Murolo; A. B. Chitty; Joe Sacco

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 18.95

    Hailed in a starred Publishers Weekly review as a work of "impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity . . . that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter," From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. From indentured servants and slaves in the... more...

  • Real Estate Richesby Ku Swee Yong

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 16.15

    In January 2011, the Singapore government unveiled a new set of property measures to curb rising home prices. It took most market watchers by surprise mainly because of the constant reassurance that the earlier round of measures, announced in August 2010, had been effective. Were these new measures necessary? What’s in store next? more...

  • Why Government Fails So Oftenby Peter Schuck

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. At the same time, Americans have never been more disaffected with Washington, seeing it as an intrusive, incompetent, wasteful giant. The most alarming consequence of ineffective policies, in addition to unrealized social goals,... more...

  • Rethinking Agencyby Sumi Madhok

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book proposes a new theoretical framework for agency thinking by examining the ethical, discursive and practical engagements of a group of women development workers in north-west India with developmentalism and individual rights. Rethinking Agency asks an underexplored question, tracks the entry, encounter, experience and practice of developmentalism... more...

  • Learning to Industrializeby Kenichi Ohno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 152.00

    This book proposes a new, pragmatic way of approaching economic development which features policy learning based on a comparison of international best policy practices. While the important role of government in promoting private sector development is being recognized, policy discussion often remains general without details as to what exactly to do... more...

  • Shaping Our Unscripted Future with Service-Learningby Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks; Amy L. Kenworthy

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    The articles in this E-book each convey the theme of interconnectedness in unscripted times – the awareness that what happens to some of us affects us all. Beginning with Stuteville and Ikerd’s “Global sustainability and service-learning: Paradigms for the future”, we find a comprehensive analysis of the dominant neoclassical economic... more...

  • Globalisation Poverty and Cultureby Usha Agrawal

    Rajat Publications 2008; US$ 40.00

    Globalisation is intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole and preceded the advent of capitalist modernity. Inspite of the claims that globalisation accelerates growth and reduced poverty, poverty reduction remains the central challenge to the global society and culture. Hence globalisation, poverty and culture are interconnected and... more...

  • Globalisierung: Eine soziologische Analyseby Tobias Krempa

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 10.50

    Kein anderer Prozess beeinflusst derzeit das gesellschaftliche Leben auf der Welt so sehr wie die Globalisierung. Sie tritt auf allen Wirklichkeitsebenen zutage. Zunächst als wirtschaftliche Dynamik wahrgenommen, beeinflusste sie sehr bald auch den politischen und kulturellen Alltag und hat inzwischen sogar ökologische Konsequenzen. Vor allen die Sozial-... more...

  • Die Migration indischer Gastarbeiter in die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirateby Holger Simon

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 50.17

    Seit nunmehr über dreißig Jahren erleben die Golfstaaten, und als einer unter ihnen die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate (VAE), einen immensen Wirtschaftsaufschwung durch Einnahmen aus dem Ölsektor. Die Einnahmen wurden unter der Federführung von Scheich Zayed, dem großen Vater des Landes, in den Aufbau von Infrastruktur investiert. Die damit verbundenen... more...

  • Fachkräfte mit Migrationshintergrund in der Sozialen Arbeitby Helena Cunha Krönner

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 15.16

    Bei der vorliegenden Studie geht es um die Rolle, die Fachkräfte mit Migrationshintergrund in der Sozialen Arbeit der BRD spielen. Dabei werden die Lebensbedingungen von MigrantInnen sowie ihre beruflich-gesellschaftliche Integration untersucht. Wir stellen fest, dass die Facetten von Migrationshintergründen und die Lebensbedingungen von MigrantInnen... more...