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  • From Street to Hopeby Neela Dabir; Naina Athale

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 39.95

    Globally, street-living children are the most fluid population of vulnerable children. They are conspicuous yet subsist on the fringes of the marginalized. This book attempts to sketch a holistic picture of the street child phenomenon across the globe. The book incorporates empirical data from a cross-cultural study of this phenomenon in three mega... more...

  • Far From the Treeby Andrew Solomon

    Scribner 2012; US$ 16.69

    From the National Book Award?winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so. Solomon?s startling... more...

  • Critical Reflection in Contextby Jan Fook; Fiona Gardner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Critical reflection enables practitioners ? especially those within health and social care ?to theorise from their own practice, improving and developing their work and practising both creatively and professionally. This book provides an accessible overview of the influential Fook/Gardner Critical Reflection framework for students, researchers and... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Society at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 42.00

    This edition of Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific , a regularly updated OECD overview of social indicators, addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. This report starts with an introductory chapter providing a guide to help readers understanding the OECD Social Indicator framework. Chapters 2 and 3... 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...