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  • Black Flags and Windmillsby scott crow; Kathleen Cleaver

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Tracing a life of radical activism and the emergence of a grassroots organization in the face of disaster, this chronicle describes scott crow's headlong rush into the political storm surrounding the catastrophic failure of the levee in New Orleans in 2005 and the subsequent failure of state and local government agencies in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.... more...

  • Dirty Secretsby Meredith Burgmann

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    In this moving, funny, and sometimes chilling book, leading Australians open their ASIO files and read what the state?s security apparatus said about them. Writers from across the political spectrum including Mark Aarons, Phillip Adams, Nadia Wheatley, Michael Kirby, Peter Cundall, Gary Foley, and Anne Summers confront?and in some cases reclaim?their... more...

  • Global Gangsby Jennifer M. Hazen; Dennis Rodgers

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    Gangs, often associated with brutality and senseless destructive violence, have not always been viewed as inherently antagonistic. The first studies of gangs depicted them as alternative sources of order in urban slums where the state?s authority was lacking, and they have subsequently been shown to be important elements in some youth life cycles.... more...

  • Human Factors Challenges in Emergency Managementby Christine Owen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The fire and emergency services is a particularly large industry - in Australia alone it employs 250,000 personnel - yet there is very little by way of published human factors books addressing this sector directly. This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative... more...

  • Online Gambling and Crimeby James Banks

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    With attention to the manner in which online gambling can be a source of criminal activity, not only on the part of players, but also criminal entrepreneurs and legitimate gambling businesses, Online Gambling and Crime discusses developments in criminal law and regulatory frameworks, evaluating past and present policy on online gambling. A rich examination... more...

  • Fundraising Managementby Adrian Sargeant; Elaine Jay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    Applying the principles of marketing to nonprofit organizations and the fundraising sector is vital for the modern fundraiser who wants to increase profitability and diversify their fundraising efforts in this challenging industry. This comprehensive how-to guide provides a thorough grounding in the principles underpinning professional practices and... more...

  • Fünfzehn Minuten Todesgefahrby Damaris Kofmehl

    'fontis 2014; US$ 11.99

    Schüsse und gellende Schreie zerreißen die morgendliche Stille in der internationalen Schule am Fuße des Himalajas. Für 150 Kinder beginnen die fünfzehn schrecklichsten Minuten ihres Lebens. Die deutschen Teenager Deborah und Paul-Gerhard kauern zusammen mit ihren Klassenkameraden zitternd und verzweifelt unter den Tischen und hoffen auf ein Wunder.... more...

  • Generation Rxby Erin Marie Daly

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 26.00

    These are the harrowing questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother Pat, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty. In just a few short years, the powerful prescription painkiller had transformed him from a fun-loving ball of energy to a heroin addict so hell-bent on getting his next fix that... more...

  • Moral Wagesby Kenneth H. Kolb

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Moral Wages offers the reader a vivid depiction of what it is like to work inside an agency that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Based on over a year of fieldwork by a man in a setting many presume to be hostile to men, this ethnographic account is unlike most research on the topic of violence against women. Instead of focusing... more...

  • Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societiesby Doris Buss; Joanne Lebert; Blair Rutherford; Donna Sharkey; Obijiofor Aginam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included here offer a detailed reading of the social and political climate within which some patterns of sexual violence unfold, and the increased policy... more...