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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 40.00
The Spanish empire in America was the first of the great seaborne empires of western Europe; it was for long the richest and the most formidable, the focus of envy, fear, and hatred. Its haphazard beginning dates from 1492; it was to last more than three hundred years before breaking up in the early nineteenth century in civil wars between rival generals... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 10.14
In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts - once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland - were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from their homes by landowners in the Clearances. Some fled to Nova Scotia and beyond. David Craig sets out to discover how... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 29.99
PISA-Studien haben unübersehbar verdeutlicht, wie selektiv das deutsche Bildungssystem ist und wie stark es soziale Ungleichheit reproduziert. Kinder mit schlechten Startbedingungen, insbesondere Migrantenkinder, werden nicht ausreichend gefördert, wie der Leistungsstand von 15-Jährigen zeigt. Die 'Schieflagen im Bildungssystem',... more...
- Penguin Group Australia 2011; Not Available
Politicians outdo each other with tough measures to deal with asylum seekers and illegal immigrants. But someone has to look people in the eye and do the questioning, the arresting, the detaining and the deporting. For a time, that someone was Peter Mitchell. Hoping for a quiet public-service job, Mitchell walked into the Department of Immigration... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
Refugee law is going through momentous times, as dictatorships tumble, revolutions simmer, and the 'Arab Awakening' gives way to the spread of terror from Syria to the Sahel in Africa. This compilation of topical chapters, by some of the leading scholars in the field, cover major themes of rights, security, the UNHCR, international humanitarianism,... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 26.95
Where lived experience of surroundings is shifting, visceral, and immersive, interpretation of social spaces tends to be static and remote. "Space" and "place" are also often analyzed without grappling much (if at all) with the social, political, and historical roots of spatial practice. This volume embarks upon the novel strategy of focusing on... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95
Recent years have witnessed a significant growth of interest in the consequences of political violence and displacement for the young. However, when speaking of ?children? commentators have often taken the situation of those in early and middle childhood as representative of all young people under eighteen years of age. As a consequence, the specific... more...
- Berghahn Books 1999; US$ 22.50
At the start of the 1990s, there was great optimism that the end of the Cold War might also mean the end of the "refugee cycle" - both a breaking of the cycle of violence, persecution and flight, and the completion of the cycle for those able to return to their homes. The 1990s, it was hoped, would become the "decade of repatriation." However, although... more...
- Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 27.95
The refusal or reception of refugees has had serious implications for the social policies and social realities of numerous countries in east and west. Exploring experiences, interpretations and practices of 'refugees,' 'the internally displaced' and 'returnees' in or emerging from societies in violent conflict, this volume challenges prevailing... more...
- Safari Books Ltd. 2012; US$ 49.95
Fifteen chapters are included here in this compendium in honour of the Nigerian migration scholar Professor Aderanti Adepoju. Though the authors come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds: geography, demography, sociology and law they all work within the fields of internal and international migration in Africa. Chapters on Uganda, Kenya, Botswana,... more...