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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
In East Asian economies such as China, recent mass rural-urban migration has created a new urban underclass, as have their children. However, their inclusion in urban public schools is a surprisingly slow process, and youth identities in newly industrialized countries remain largely neglected. Faced with monetary and institutional barriers, the majority... more...
- 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...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 109.00
The history of the Pacific Islands is noted for great upheavals, from colonization to tribal warfare, natural disasters to nuclear testing. This work aims to sensitively balance situations applicable across this vast geographical area with data and events relevant to individual nations in Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99
Approaching the topic of civic activism on both a national and local level, Your America reveals essential lessons from twelve stories of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary changes in their communities. Like Bill Graham, mayor of tiny Scottsburg, Indiana, who took on the telecommunications giants and wired his town for free wifi; or... 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...