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- 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...
- 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...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 49.95
This collection documents and analyzes, from different angles, the forces and trends that shape contemporary Indias socio-economic reality. The contributors comprise an eclectic groupspiritual leaders, grassroot activists, as well as eminent thinkers from diverse fields like the judiciary, social development, environment, education, contemporary... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 109.00
Why have Taiwan, rich parts of China, and Thailand boomed famously, while the Philippines has long remained stagnant both economically and politically? Do booms abet democracy? Does the rise of middle classes promise future liberalization? Why has Philippine democracy brought no boom and barely served the Filipino people? This book, unlike... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 105.00
This comprehensive documentary report on the cultural and political state of the union explores the flashpoints of the debate over American identity and values. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know ?the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.? Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this... more...