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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • God's Countryby Ellen Cole; Esther D Rothblum; Sandy Rapp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Explore the influence of religion on the privacy rights of U. S. citizens in this controversial new book! Here is a compelling and controversial new book that explores the enormous political influence that some religious groups currently wield. God?s Country focuses particularly on the issue of personal privacy rights and the strategies and rhetoric... more...

  • Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolutionby Nahla Yassine-Hamdan; Frederic S Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book examines Arab approaches to mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes. This book proposes that two clusters of independent variables are potentially responsible for the distinctive nature of Arab conflict resolution. Firstly, those linked with Arab political regimes and imperatives, and secondly those linked with Arab... more...

  • Public Mobility Systemsby A. Pratelli

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 154.00

    Public Mobility Systems deals with real case studies relating to mass transport, rapid transit services, carpooling measures and car sharing strategies. The book collects fragments of public mobility systems both from practice and theory, in an effort to share current research and ideas to progress and lay the groundwork for future innovations. more...

  • Really, Don't Panic!by Alan Knott-Craig

    Bookstorm 2014; US$ 7.99

    South Africans remember when electricity load shedding brought the country to a standstill in 2008. There was a rush on generators and property in Perth, Australia. An email from Alan Knott-Craig reminding South Africans of the upsides to living in South Africa went viral and elicited responses from thousands of South Africans - Don't Panic! was... more...

  • Inequality in Americaby Stephen M. Caliendo

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    This textbook explores racial and economic inequality in America, focusing on the division between personal and institutional racism and classicism. more...

  • Power, Networks and Violent Conflict in Central Asiaby Idil Tunçer-Kilavuz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    When the five Central Asian republics gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, expectations of violent conflict were widespread. Indeed, the country of Tajikistan suffered a five-year civil war from 1992 to 1997. The factors that the literature on civil wars in general and on the Tajikistan civil war in particular cites as the causes of... more...

  • Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhoodby Tarry Hum

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Based on more than a decade of research, Making a Global Immigrant Neighborhood charts the evolution of Sunset Park--with a densely concentrated working-poor and racially diverse immigrant population--from the late 1960s to its current status as one of New York City's most vibrant neighborhoods.  Tarry Hum shows how processes of globalization,... more...

  • Development in Practice (Routledge Revivals)by Doug Porter; Bryant Allen; Gaye Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Magarini Settlement Project in Kenya is typical of many large Third World rural development projects of recent years, not least in its failure to fulfil even minimum goals. First published in 1991, Development in Practice explores the reasons for this projects failure, and looks at the lessons to be learned from this experience for development... more...