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  • The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lankaby Nikolaos Biziouras

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    At the point of independence in 1948, Sri Lanka was projected to be a success story in the developing world. However, in July 1983 a violent ethnic conflict which pitted the Sinhalese against the Tamils began, and did not come to an end until 2009. This conflict led to nearly 50,000 combatant deaths and approximately 40,000 civilian deaths, as well... more...

  • Settlement Systems in Sparsely Populated Regionsby Richard E. Lonsdale; John H. Holmes

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Settlement Systems in Sparsely Populated Regions: The United States and Australia provides an understanding of the special difficulties encountered by those living in sparselands and the issues facing government policy makers. This book discusses the regional aspects of human settlement as well as the regional differences in human welfare. Organized... more...

  • Urban Policy and the Exterior Cityby H. V. Savitch

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Urban Policy and the Exterior City: Federal, State and Corporate Impacts upon Major Cities emphasizes the idea that problems that riddle cities are not matters of local choice, but are rooted in the larger environment of American society. This book is divided into three main topics? the dynamic of the exterior city, exterior cities in the arena of... more...

  • Anthropology and the Public Interestby Peggy Reeves Sanday

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Anthropology and the Public Interest: Field work and Theory provides an understanding of how culture affects human lives, and uses this understanding in formulating and implementing domestic social policy. This book defines basic research as contributing to theory, knowledge, and method that contributes to the advancement of social science. Organized... more...

  • Black Power/White Controlby John Hall Fish

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 54.00 US$ 43.20

    The vital issue facing urban America during the 1960's?the downward spiral of poverty, deterioration, and exploitation in poor neighborhoods?was attacked by The Woodlawn Organization (TWO) in Chicago. John Hall Fish, an active participant in TWO, tells the story of one of the most exciting, controversial, and significant experiments in community control.... more...

  • Vom Retrenchment zur Krisenreaktionsfähigkeitby Ole Wintermann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; Not Available

    Ole Wintermann analysiert die Determinanten erfolgreicher sozial- und wirtschaftspolitischer Krisenreaktionsfähigkeiten des schwedischen und des deutschen Wohlfahrtsstaates von Beginn der 90er Jahre bis zur Jahrhundertwende. Der hierzu untersuchte Erklärungsansatz geht von der These aus, dass nur die Gleichzeitigkeit der parteipolitischen und institutionellen... more...

  • De-Facing Powerby Clarissa Rile Hayward

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A sophisticated new view of power as a network of social boundaries. more...

  • L'appui au développement communautaireby Lucie Alexandre; Guy Bessette

    International Development Research Centre 2000; US$ 30.00

    Information alone does not ensure sustainable development. People and communities also need to be actively engaged in the processes, and their participation should be harnessed through communications activities designed for development purposes. Who should be made responsible for initiating these activities? What are the best conditions for launching... more...

  • Community and Local Governance in Australiaby Paul Smyth; Tim Reddel; Andrew Jones

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    This book examines the resurgence in Australia of locality-based social policy (concerned with the spatial dimensions of disadvantage), after the political failures of the market oriented approach to regional reform. The book proposes that these trends are leading to a new ?post-competition? policy regime in Australia that mirrors global policy trends. more...

  • Ideas and Influenceby Peter Saunders; James Walter

    University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95

    A group of Australia?s leading thinkers examine the relations between social science research, informed public opinion and the policy community. In short, it dissects relationships between research in the social sciences and policy outcomes. The book is a challenging and important analysis of current practice and an argument for how we might achieve... more...