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  • Colorblindby Tim Wise

    City Lights Publishers 2010; US$ 14.95

    How "colorblindness" in policy and personal practice perpetuate racial inequity in the United States today. more...

  • Survival: The inspirational story of the Thredbo disaster's sole survivorby Stuart Diver; Simon Bouda

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 5.11

    "My body is shaking, uncontrollably shuddering. Everything's rattling, crashing down. I'm choking on dust. I can't breathe... I'm coughing, choking. Sal's screaming ..." On the night of July 30th 1997 a landslide shattered the tranquility of Thredbo Village, sweeping away two ski lodges and burying 19 people beneath tonnes of concrete and mud.... more...

  • Avoiding Corporate Breakdownsby LaRue Hosmer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 29.00

    Avoiding Corporate Breakdowns focuses on prescribing a preventative strategy for managerial actors who face economic, social and environmental disasters. Prevention is basically simple, but it will require a considerable broadening in both the nature and the extent of managerial responsibility. more...

  • Nee Nawby Suzi Brent

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Suzi: "Ambulance service, what's the problem?" Caller: "Help! My baby's not breathing!" When you dial 999 for an ambulance, Suzi's could be the voice you hear on the other end of the phone. Working in one of the country's busiest control rooms, it is her job to stay on the phone until the ambulance arrives, and to give instructions... more...

  • Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policyby Daniel Beland; Christopher Howard; Kimberly J. Morgan

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    The American welfare state has long been a source of political contention and academic debate. This Oxford Handbook pulls together much of our current knowledge about the origins, development, functions, and challenges of American social policy. After the Introduction, the first substantive part of the handbook offers an historical overview of U.S.... more...

  • OECD Health Policy Studies Geographic Variations in Health Careby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 189.00

    Variations in health care use within a country are complicated. In some cases they may reflect differences in health needs, in patient preferences or in the diffusion of a therapeutic innovation; in others they may not. There is evidence that some of the observed variations are unwarranted, signalling under- or over-provision of health services, or... more...

  • Cultiver La Paixby Daniel Buckles

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    Depuis bien longtemps, les ressources naturelles ? comme les terres, l?eau et les forêts ? sont à l?origine de nombreux conflits à travers le monde. Qu?il s?agisse d?un différend entre des agriculteurs et des éleveurs d?une région ou d?un conflit international concernant des ressources partagées, partout dans le monde, les gens se disputent les ressources... more...

  • Creditor Reporting Systemby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 63.00

    This report examines data on aid for Basic Social Services (BSS) over the past decade 1995-2004. It has been prepared by the Secretariat of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in collaboration with the UNICEF Innocenti Centre.  It contributes to a wider DAC/UNICEF joint study on International support for realising children?s rights through... more...

  • Pathologie is een veeleisende dame van grote schoonheidby Sandrine Florquin

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 10.50

    Jaarlijks worden in Europa ongeveer 20.000 nieuwe patiënten afhankelijk van nierfunctievervangende behandeling (behandeling die de functie van zieke nieren overneemt, zoals transplantatie of hemodialyse). Door de vergrijzing en de wereldwijde diabetesepidemie stijgt het aantal mensen met nierproblemen snel. Er is dus dringende behoefte aan verder onderzoek... more...