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  • China-Kniggeby Ning Huang; Roman Retzbach; Knut Kühlmann

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 49.00

    Dieser Knigge dient als Orientierungshilfe für geschäftliche und private Kontakte mit Chinesen. Die Autoren erläutern die grundlegenden kulturellen und gesellschaftlichen Phänomene, die man für den Umgang mit chinesischen Partnern kennen sollte. Erfahren Sie Wissenswertes und Wichtiges über das bevölkerungsreichste Land der Erde. more...

  • China's Social Development and Policyby Litao Zhao

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    In China, social development has fallen far behind economic development. This book looks at why this is the case, and poses the question of whether the conditions, structures and institutions that have locked China into unbalanced development are changing to pave the way for the next stage of development. Based on an empirical examination of ideological,... more...

  • The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in Indiaby Ajay Verghese

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography. But when the famous Babri Mosque in Ayodhya was destroyed in 1992, Jaipur burned while Ajmer remained peaceful; when the state clashed over low-caste affirmative action quotas in 2008, Ajmer's residents rioted while... more...

  • Communication and Disenfranchisementby Eileen Berlin Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 76.95

    This volume and its companion case studies book deal with some of the people, groups, and classes who are living a disenfranchised existence in the United States. Whether through birth, life events, or unfortunate circumstances, they are denied full privileges, rights, and power within the existing societal structure. Centered around societal health... more...

  • Community Contracts in Urban Infrastructure Worksby Jane Tournée; Wilma van Esch

    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...

  • 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...

  • Competing Comparative Constructions in Europeby Thomas Stolz

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    This in-depth areal-typological study analyzes the grammatical means which are employed in the languages of Europe to express the comparative of inequality/superiority. The extant theories and hypotheses about the morphosyntactic structure and the cross-linguistic distribution of construction types are reviewed. The behavior of comparatives under the... more...

  • Configuring Value Conflicts in Marketsby S. Alexius; K. Tamm Hallström

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Based on fourteen empirical case studies, this far-reaching book explains why and how markets are organized, through examining the role of values and value work in markets. more...

  • Corporate Power and Urban Crisis in Detroitby Lynda Ann Ewen

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 47.95

    Lynda Ann Ewen offers the first thoroughgoing Marxist-Leninist analysis, based on primary research, of the structure and dynamics of class relations and corporate power in a major U.S. metropolitan area. She contends that Detroit's urban crisis is not a temporary aberration in a good system run amuck, but the logical result of years of social planning... more...

  • Critics of Society (Routledge Revivals)by Tom B. Bottomore

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1967, this essay in the interpretation of radical social thought deals mainly with the radical theorists rather than the doctrines of social and political movements, but makes an exception in an important discussion of the new radicalism of the 1960s. The author's main concern is to lay bare the connections between intellectual... more...