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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 49.95
A fascinating insight into what Australians think about contemporary political and social issues using data collected from the inaugural Australian Survey of Social Attitudes on the expressed opinions of some 4300 Australian adults. An excellent resource for students, teachers, researchers and policy makers, and for anyone interested in understanding... more...
- International Labour Office 2001; US$ 5.00
Addresses the development and use of community contracts for infrastructure provision and upgrading in unplanned urban settlements in developing countries. Explains different types of contract, examines the roles and responsibilities of the community and other actors and presents step-by-step guidelines for setting up a community contracting system.... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 27.25
De huidige Nederlandse elites trekken veel negatieve aandacht. Directeuren zouden te veel verdienen, het aanzien van de politieke elites daalt, bij rechters wordt getwijfeld aan hun gezag en maatschappelijk bewustzijn, over de Nederlandse adel wordt alleen lacherig gepraat. Veel weten we over deze elites niet, want sociologisch onderzoek naar Nederlandse... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 52.50
Menigeen kent het begrip 'verzuiling' en weet hoezeer dat verschijnsel bepalend is geweest voor de inrichting en werkwijze van de Nederlandse politiek, vakbonden, omroep, dagbladpers, etc. in de afgelopen honderd jaar.Weinigen realiseren zich hoe die verzuiling precies is ontstaan en op welke wijze en met welke gevolgen de 'verzuildheid'... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00
The period following World War II was marked by great social change as a result of the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, and the youth opposition to the Vietnam War. The threat of nuclear annihilation and the cold war created a widespread sense of fear for many Americans, defining this as one of America's most tumultuous historical... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 60.00
Drawing on a wide range of historical and anthropological case studies from various parts of Africa, this anthology provides an understanding of the importance of agency in processes of social transformation, especially in the context of crisis and structural constraint. more...