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  • Rethinking the Red Scareby Todd J. Pfannestiel

    Routledge 2003; US$ 136.00

    Re-evaluates the Red Scare that followed World War One in light of the new methods of political repression developed in New York, methods that established a pattern for future episodes of intolerance. more...

  • De-Facing Powerby Clarissa Rile Hayward

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00

    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...

  • Australian Social Attitudesby Shaun Wilson; Gabrielle Meagher; Rachel Gibson; David Denemark; Mark Western

    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...

  • Social Change and Psychosocial Adaptation in the Pacific Islandsby Anthony J. Marsella; Ayda Aukahi Austin; Bruce Grant

    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...

  • 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...

  • Your Americaby J. Siceloff; J. Maloney

    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...

  • Postwar Americaby Rodney P. Carlisle

    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...