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- Charles C Thomas 1996; US$ 65.95
Emergency management has become a vital profession, better able to meet ever-increasing public demands, better able to advance post-disaster cost recovery and relief, and better able to put communities back together after a disaster. This book is designed and intended to help the reader, whether familiar or unfamiliar with the field, better understand... more...
- JoJo Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99
This book comprises an eclectic approach of western psychology, Buddhist philosophy and personal anecdotal experience of Dr Green's journey to freedom from addiction. It aims to assist those with emotional pain and addictive behaviour to reach a state of awareness so that they too can be released from their suffering. It is designed to help the... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95
Randol Contreras came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was devastated by cuts in social services, a rise in arson and abandonment, and the rise of crack-cocaine. For this riveting book, he returns to the South Bronx with a sociological eye and provides an unprecedented insider?s look at the workings of a group... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99
These case studies complement the earlier groundbreaking work of Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis published in April 2005. Three case studies address specific hazards: landslides, storm surges and drought. An additional, three case studies address regional multi-hazard situations in Sri Lanka, the Tana River basin in Kenya, and the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00
The magnitude of the problem of youth violence in nations throughout the world is shocking. What is encouraging is that strategies to combat this issue do appear to work. For example, community-based restorative justice programs in Northern Ireland reduced retaliatory strikes by paramilitary youth groups by 75 percent, and research trials of policy... more...
- World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 34.99
Accountability has become a buzzword in international development. Development actors appear to delight in announcing their intention to ?promote accountability??but it is often unclear what accountability is and how it can be promoted. This book addresses some questions that are crucial to understanding accountability and for understanding why accountability... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 45.00
This volume offers new and fascinating insights into some of the most urgent and relevant dimensions of violence in our time. Specialists from a broad range of disciplines explore some of the reasons and ways in which humans choose to harm one another. The two sections of the book engage a common theme, namely how ideological constructions influence,... more...
- Policy Press 2011; US$ 20.00
Danny Dorling claims in this timely book that in rich countries inequality is now caused by unacknowledged beliefs which propagate it. Hard-hitting and uncompromising in its call to action, this is essential reading for everyone concerned with social justice. more...