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  • Das Image der Katastrophenhilfe seit dem Tsunamiby Yvonne Schroerschwarz

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 12.19

    Im Dezember 2004 kam es vor Sumatra zu einem Seebeben. Insgesamt waren zwölf Länder von den Auswirkungen des darauffolgenden Tsunamis betroffen und Menschen aus über 50 Ländern verloren ihr Leben. Weltweit kam es zu einem unvergleichlichen Spendenaufkommen und zu großer Hilfsbereitschaft. Nach dem Tsunami in Asien wurden alleine in der Schweiz durch... more...

  • Agencies and policiesby Christoph Seidler

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04

    Christoph Seidler's book discusses how bilateral donors perform in fighting corruption. In order to do so, a rationalist perspective is taken. The author argues that donors perform well in fighting corruption when they cooperate - in forming an international regime. Based on three documents of OECD/DAC, possible principles, rules and norms of such... more...

  • Clublandby Frank Owen

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 8.99

    In 1995, journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on "Special K," a new designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. He went to buy and sample the drug at the internationally-notorious Limelight, a decrepit church converted into a Manhattan disco, where pulse-pounding music, gender-bending dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted... more...

  • Among the Truthersby Jonathan Kay

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 17.99

    From 9/11 conspiracy theorists and UFO obsessives tothe cult of Ayn Rand and Birthercrusaders, America is suffering from an explosion in post-rationalistideological movements. In Among the Truthers ,journalist Jonathan Kay offers a thoughtful and sobering look at how socialnetworking and Web-based video sharing have engendered a flourishing of new... more...

  • Mr Asia: The Last Man Standingby Jim Shepherd

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 19.99

    Do not think for one instant that a life of crime is glamorous and exciting. It is not. It is a life of degradation, dishonesty, misery, violence, and loss of liberty. It has been more than 30 years since the Mr Asia drug syndicate came apart, when the handless, toothless body of Martin Johnstone was found dumped in a quarry in England. The members... more...

  • Explaining Crimeby Hugh D. Barlow; David Kauzlarich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 31.99

    This book provides a concise but comprehensive review of the full range of classic and contemporary theories of crime. With separate chapters on the nature and use of criminological theory as well as theoretical application, the authors render the difficult task of explaining crime more understandable to the introductory student. All of the main theories... more...

  • Les Flambeursby Serge Brochu; Isabelle Parent

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 14.99

    Cet ouvrage est consacré au parcours de vie des usagers réguliers et fréquents de cocaïne. Plus spécifiquement, les auteurs se sont fixés deux objectifs. Un premier consiste à mieux comprendre la trajectoire des consommateurs coutumiers de cocaïne en analysant les dynamiques qui sous-tendent ce processus. Ceci fait, il est alors possible d?approfondir... more...

  • La Violence, la peur et le crimeby Jacques Laplante

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2001; US$ 9.99

    La violence et la peur font tellement partie de nos vies que, parfois, elles se confondent avec elles. Elles s?insinuent aussi bien dans le social que dans l?individuel et déterminent l?histoire de l?un et de l?autre. Le crime, quant à lui, semble d?être devenu un acte privilégié non seulement pour dire la violence, mais aussi pour vivre la peur.... more...

  • Heartlessby Michele R. McPhee

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    Neil seemed like a dream come true for Rachel: a handsome, impeccably mannered, success-oriented Englishman, the fairytale husband she had dreamed of meeting. By the time Neil and Rachel Entwistle were husband and wife, living the good life in a New England town, it was too late to guess the truth: that beneath Neil's good looks and manners was a... more...

  • American Desperadoby Jon Roberts; Evan Wright

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00

    In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times bestselling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned , began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys.  Those conversations would last three years, during... more...