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- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 35.95
When the athletes enter the stadium and the Olympic flame is lit, the whole world watches. Billions will continue to follow the events and to share in the athletes' joys and sorrows for the next sixteen days. Readers of this book, however, will watch forthcoming editions of the Olympic Games in a completely different light. Unlike many historical... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00
Aims to present ideas, principles and practicalities of establishing effective social protection in Africa. This work focuses on the major shift in strategy for tackling hunger and vulnerability, from emergency responses mainly in the form of food transfers to predictable cash transfers to the chronically poorest social groups. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 21.99
When we think of women's activism in America, figures such as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan invariably come to mind--those liberal doyennes who have fought for years to chip away at patriarchy and achieve gender equality. But women's interests are not synonymous with organizations like NOW anymore. As Ronnee Schreiber shows, the conservative... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 35.00
We see famine and look for the likely causes: poor food distribution, unstable regimes, caprices of weather. A technical problem, we tell ourselves, one that modern social and natural science will someday resolve. Jenny Edkins responds to the contrary: famine in the contemporary world is not the antithesis of modernity but its symptom. A critical investigation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Over the past two decades, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have exploded in number and emerged as a new force in international and transnational politics. Why, however, do some countries nonetheless have more active NGO sectors than others? Using the case of Japan, this book uncovers patterns of convergence and divergence in levels of... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 69.99
American Image in Turkey examines the effect of American foreign policy_measured in various contours of policymaking, including military and economic aid, foreign direct investment, bilateral trade between the United States and Turkey_on Turkish public opinion toward the United States in the post-9/11 era. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95
Julie Mertus? highly acclaimed text continues to be the only completely up-to-date comprehensive yet succinct guide to the United Nations human rights system. Today, virtually all UN bodies and specialized agencies are undertaking efforts to incorporate the promotion or protection of human rights into their programs and activities. The United... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.95
The Gay Games is an important piece of new social history, examining one of the largest sporting, cultural and human rights events in the world. Since their inception in 1980, the Gay Games have developed into a multi-million dollar mega-event, engaging people from all continents, while the international Gay Games movement has become one of the... more...
- Zed Books 2010; US$ 35.95
Taking Aim at the Arms Trade takes a critical look at the ways in which NGOs portray the arms trade as a problem of international politics and the strategies they use to effect change. Anna Stavrianakis exposes the tensions inherent in NGOs engagement with the arms trade and argues for a re-examination of dominant assumptions about NGOs as global... more...