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  • Do It Anywayby Courtney E. Martin

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin?s rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world? more...

  • The Big Truck That Went Byby Jonathan M. Katz

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle it. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others. In this visceral, authoritative first-hand account, Katz chronicles... more...

  • Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's Endby Nina Eliasoph

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Volunteering improves inner character, builds community, cures poverty, and prevents crime. We've all heard this kind of empowerment talk from nonprofit and government-sponsored civic programs. But what do these programs really accomplish? In Making Volunteers , Nina Eliasoph offers an in-depth, humorous, wrenching, and at times uplifting look inside... more...

  • Collective Action for Social Changeby Aaron Schutz; Marie G. Sandy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 33.00

    Community organizers build solidarity and collective power in fractured communities. They help ordinary people turn their private pain into public action, releasing hidden capacities for leadership and strategy. In Collective Action for Social Change , Aaron Schutz and Marie G. Sandy draw on their extensive experience participating in community organizing... more...

  • Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Aid Recipients 2001/2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 126.00

    This publication provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows to around 150 developing countries.  The data show each country's intake of Official Development Assistance and well as other official and private funds from members of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, multilateral agencies... more...

  • Knowledge for Development?by Kenneth King; Simon McGrath

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    In 1996, the World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, declared that his organization would henceforth be ‘the knowledge bank‘. A new discourse of knowledge-based aid has since spread rapidly across the development field. This book is the first detailed attempt to analyse this new discourse and practice. Through an examination of four agencies... more...

  • Bürgerbeteiligung - Stiftungen und Bürgerstiftungenby Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2011; US$ 1.90

    Hauptbeschreibung Bürgerbeteiligung ist das neue Schlüsselwort im 21. Jahrhundert. Die Menschen wollen frühzeitig und aktiv in die Diskussionsprozesse und Entscheidungen gesellschaftspolitischer Ideen und Projekte eingebunden werden. Diesem Wunsch sollte in einer Demokratie von allen Seiten offen und konstruktiv begegnet werden. Für die Politik sind... more...

  • Bürgerbeteiligung - Politik und Gesellschaftby Bertelsmann Stiftung

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2011; US$ 1.90

    Hauptbeschreibung Bürgerbeteiligung ist das neue Schlüsselwort im 21. Jahrhundert. Die Menschen wollen frühzeitig und aktiv in die Diskussionsprozesse und Entscheidungen gesellschaftspolitischer Ideen und Projekte eingebunden werden. Diesem Wunsch sollte in einer Demokratie von allen Seiten offen und konstruktiv begegnet werden. Für die Politik sind... more...

  • Run a Successful Charity: Teach Yourselfby Nick Marr; Claire Gillman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Running a Charity: Teach Yourself is the complete practical guide for anyone who is involved with setting up or running a charity. So whether you are a worker or colunteer in the third sector, a charity trustee, or are considering starting a charity yourself, this book will tell you everything you need to know, right from the beginning. It includes... more...

  • Doing Good Betterby William MacAskill

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95

    An up-and-coming visionary in the world of philanthropy and cofounder of the effective altruism movement explains why most of our ideas about how to make a difference are wrong and presents a counterintuitive way to think about how each of us can do the most good possible.   Most of us wish we could make a difference in the world. We donate our time... more...