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  • Spanish Society, 1400-1600by Teofilo F. Ruiz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Spanish Society depicts a complex and fascinating country in transition from the late Middle Ages to modernity. It describes every part of society from the gluttonous nobility to their starving peasants. Through anecdotes, a lively style and portraits of figures such as St Teresa of Avila and Torquemada, the book reflects the character and humour... more...

  • Wahlkampf in den Bundesländernby David Christoph Lerch

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.99

    David Christoph Lerch entwickelt ein theoretisches Modell zur Analyse von Wahlkampfen und eine Typologie der funf gangigen Kommunikationstypen im Wahlkampf. Dieses Modell ? im Spannungsfeld zwischen den SpitzenkandidatInnen und ihrer Partei ? uberpruft er empirisch auf der Ebene der Bundeslander (in acht aktuellen Landtagswahlkampfen) und legt dabei... more...

  • Südafrika: Katerstimmung am Kapby Renate Wilke-Launer; Antjie Krog; Jonathan Jansen; Moeletsi Mbeki; Mamphela Ramphele; Jonny Steinberg; Imraan Coovadia; Ivor Chipkin; William Gumede; Njabulo S. Ndebele; Neville Alexander

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 24.83

    Mit Beiträgen von Imraan Coovadia, Ivor Chipkin, William Gumede, Jonathan D. Jansen, Antjie Krog, Moeletsi Mbeki, Njabulo S. Ndebele, Neville Alexander, Mamphela Ramphele, Jonny Steinberg Das neue Südafrika schien auf gutem Wege zu sein: ein verehrter Präsident, eine vorbildliche Verfassung, die beeindruckende Wahrheitskommission, eine für Stabilität... more...

  • Visiting the Neighboursby Agnieszka Sobocinska

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    A million Australians went to Bali last year, following the millions of others who have made their way across Asia over the past century. Many travellers returned thinking they knew Asia and their personal experiences helped shape popular attitudes. This absorbing book unpacks their experiences, showing how their encounters changed the way Australians... more...

  • Local Societies and Rural Developmentby S. Shigetomi; I. Okamoto

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The importance of community-based and participatory approaches to rural development in developing countries has long been emphasized. Rural people, who are economically and politically weak as individuals, can only participate in development projects when they are collectively organized. However, this is no easy task. This book aims to identify the... more...

  • The Virginia Tech Massacreby Aradhana Bela Sood; Robert Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 36.99

    In the wake of the April 2006 Virginia Tech shootings, governor Timothy Kaine appointed an independent panel to investigate the incident and to recommend potential policy changes that might prevent such a tragedy from occurring again. The incident itself and the work of the panel mobilized the entire nation to examine many aspects of the tragedy, most... more...

  • Educating for Actionby Jason Del Gandio; Anthony J Nocella II

    New Society Publishers 2014; US$ 17.95

    An inspiring instructional handbook for transforming idealism into social change more...

  • Theorising the Practice of Community Developmentby Peter Westoby

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    By examining community development stories as experienced on the ground, Westoby is able to show how the poor are organising themselves using various forms of community development as well as demonstrating how the state and non-state actors are attempting to organise, engage or accompany the poor through community development. The book also breaks... more...

  • Latinos in an Aging Americaby Ronald J. Angel; Jacqueline L. Angel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology, psychology, economics, and public health to shed light on the economic, physical, and mental well-being of older Latinos. The political and cultural... more...

  • The Assault on Social Policyby William Roth; Susan Peters

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of poverty, welfare, disability, social security, and health care. This edition also considers the recent, ongoing effects of globalization and... more...