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  • 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...

  • The ACLU vs. Americaby Craig Osten; Alan Sears

    B&H Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.99

    Educates readers as to the culture wars afoot and equips them to become effectived agents for liberty and freedom against the ACLU's onslaught. more...

  • The Other Indiaby Rajesh Chakrabarti

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 49.95

    This collection documents and analyzes, from different angles, the forces and trends that shape contemporary India’s socio-economic reality. The contributors comprise an eclectic group—spiritual leaders, grassroot activists, as well as eminent thinkers from diverse fields like the judiciary, social development, environment, education, contemporary... more...

  • Rules for Radicalsby Saul Alinsky

    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...

  • Emigrating from China to the United Statesby Yushi Li

    Charles C Thomas 2009; US$ 37.95

    Sharing her experiences of living in both China and the United States, the author describes how life events have influenced and impacted her social values, attitudes, behaviors, and further discusses how she continues to be resocialized by both American and Chinese societies. She focuses on the connection of those experiences to helping students see... more...