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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
By highlighting the scope and limitations of local NGO agencies, this book presents a unique perspective of the relationship between peacebuilding theory and its application in practice, outlining how well-educated, well-connected local decision makers and thinkers navigate the uneven power dynamics of the international aid system. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 19.95
Fourth in a series of reports on the changing nature of public service in government and the nonprofit sector, Pathways to Excellence focuses on a unique survey of contemporary thinking about creating effective nonprofit organizations. Based on interviews with 250 leading thinkers from the worlds of philanthropy, scholarship, and consulting, as well... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book addresses key questions on biofuels within agrarian political economy, political sociology and political ecology. Contributions are based on fresh empirical materials from different parts of the world. The book starts with four key questions in agrarian political economy: Who owns what? Who does what? Who gets what? And what do they do with... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
Based on a case study of the RAND Corporation, this book shows how the uncertainties of US defense policies since the fall of the USSR can be understood and accurately illustrated through an analysis of the evolution of the think tank community, and more particularly through a sociological study of the so-called "defense intellectuals" such as the... more...
- FUEGO 2013; US$ 4.25
Die Geschichte der Indianer ist seit der Eroberung Nordamerikas durch die Europäer eine Geschichte der Unterdrückung und Entrechtung. Die über Jahrhunderte hinweg konsequent betriebene Anti-Indianerpolitik hat zwangsläufig immer wieder Widerstand provoziert, zuletzt im Gefolge der Bürgerrechts- und Studentenbewegungen, der auf eine andere Lebensqualität... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00
The book examines the leading role of the Quaker American Friends Service Committee in the United Nations relief program for Palestine Arab refugees in 1948-1950 in the Gaza Strip. Using archival data, oral histories, and biographical accounts, it provides a detailed look at internal decision-making in an early non-governmental organization. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
There is much controversy over the development of new dams for hydropower, where concerns for environmental protection and the livelihoods of local people may conflict with the goals of economic development. This book analyses the opportunities and barriers that NGOs and civil society actors face when conducting advocacy campaigns against such developments. ... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 36.95
Today, America's nonprofit organizations seem caught in a force field, buffeted by four impulsesvoluntarism, professionalism, civic activism, and commercialism. Too little attention, however, has been paid to the significant tensions among these impulses. Understanding this force field and the factors shaping its dynamics thus becomes central to... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 20.95
"The nonprofit sector survives because it has a self-exploiting work force: wind it up and it will do more with less until it just runs out. But at some point, the spring must break." America's nonprofit organizations face a difficult present and an uncertain future. Money is tight. Workloads are heavy, employee turnover is high, and charitable... more...