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  • A Thousand Naked Strangersby Kevin Hazzard

    Scribner 2016; US$ 25.00

    A former paramedic?s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta?s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe. In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life?his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned... more...

  • Curriculum-Based Motivation Groupby Ann Fields

    Electronic & Database Publishing, Inc. 2005; US$ 18.95

    This curriculum-based motivational group model has broad application for all treatment providers, counselors, therapists, educators and other human service practitioners. It allows for the facilitation and implementation of motivational interviewing strategies within five group sessions. This group process and approach elicits and effects positive... more...

  • I Die, But The Memory Lives Onby Henning Mankell

    Random House 2008; US$ 9.86

    The problem of Aids has been kept largely under control in Europe, but in the Third World it is a different story. There is a devestating lack of resources for medicine and for education. When parents die at a young age, children are left behind with no-one to teach them how to avoid the same fate, and so the cycle continues. Memory Books could prove... more...

  • International Handbook on Public–Private Partnershipsby Graeme A. Hodge; Carsten Greve; Anthony Boardman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) promise much and present an exciting policy option. Yet as this Handbook reveals there is still much debate about the meaning of partnership, and the degree to which potential advantages are in fact being delivered. In this timely Handbook, leading scholars from around the world explore the challenges presented by... more...

  • A Culture of Fearby M.A. and Melinda Murphy LMFT Julian J. Dominguez

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    A Culture of Fear takes readers inside the largest child protective services agency in the country, Los Angeles County?s Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). Julian J. Dominguez and Melinda Murphy, current and former DCFS employees, respectively, expose some of the most serious deficiencies of the agency. They detail systemic core issues... more...

  • Innovation and Culture in Public Servicesby Steven DeMello; Peder Inge Furseth

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    There is a growing trend toward the integration of public and private entities in the delivery of public services. This book aims to improve the ability to innovate successfully in large-scale public/private endeavors. The authors develop an underpinning theory of innovation, and extend it to address key issues in public/private collaboration. As an... more...

  • Aid and Other Dirty Businessby Giles Bolton

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 12.68

    Do you know why Africa is so poor? What really happens to your charity money? Why do trade rules fail African countries and yet cost you too? We've heard it all before: the corrupt leaders, heartless global corporations, the wicked World Bank. But the answers are much closer to home... and so are the solutions When Giles Bolton began working in... more...

  • Citizens of the Worldby Robert Danisch

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 62.00

    Taken as a whole, this book argues that the very idea of what it means to be a “citizen” in our global, cosmopolitan world is no longer as clear as it may have been for an Athenian democrat of the fifth century BC, a Roman Republican of the first century BC, a British coloniser of the eighteenth century, or an American patriot of the nineteenth... more...

  • Drug Users in Societyby Dr Joanne Neale

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 158.00

    This book provides a candid insight into the lives of individuals who are addicted to heroin and other opiates. The processes of obtaining and using drugs are explored within the wider context of personal biographies and daily routines. Key issues considered include childhood experiences, crime and violence, housing situations, family relationships,... more...

  • Community Development Approaches to Improving Public Healthby Robert S Ogilvie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    As the rates of chronic diseases, like diabetes, asthma and obesity skyrocket, research is showing that the built environment ? the way our cities and towns are developed ? contributes to the epidemic rates of these diseases. It is unlikely that those who planned and developed these places envisioned these situations. Public health, community development... more...