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  • Media, Environment and the Network Societyby Alison G. Anderson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    The news media has become a key arena for staging environmental conflicts. Through a range of illuminating examples ranging from climate change to oil spills, Media, Environment and the Network Society provides a timely and far-reaching analysis of the media politics of contemporary environmental debates. more...

  • 2020 Visionby Graham White

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 27.22

    Six leading Australian born, international business figures discuss the impact of globalisation, and technology on Australia. more...

  • Landslidesby Kyoji Sassa; H. Fukuoka; F.W. Wang

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 249.00

    Based on contributions to the first General Assembly of the International Consortium on Landslides, this reference and status report emphasizes the mechanisms of different types of landslides, landslide risk analysis, and sustainable disaster management. more...

  • Natural Disaster Hotspots Case Studiesby Margaret Arnold

    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...

  • Halfway to Justiceby Ken Turner; Lesley Turner

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2005; US$ 12.95

    Ken Turner tells the tragic story of what it was like to endure a parent's worst nightmare - the brutal murder of his daughter. more...

  • Beyond Suppressionby Joan Serra Hoffman; Lyndee Knox

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    From Colombia to Northern Ireland, from South Africa to the United States. All around the world, youth violence—defined as violence committed by or against individuals ages 10–29—is occurring with alarming frequency; 565 young people die every day as a result of interpersonal assaults. What can be done to end this needless violence?| more...

  • Accountability through Public Opinionby Sina Odugbemi; Taeku Lee

    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...

  • Creating Destructionby Nancy Billias; Leonhard Praeg

    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...

  • Injusticeby Daniel Dorling

    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...

  • Welfare State Changeby Jane Lewis; Rebecca Surender

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    The politics of the Third Way reflects an attempt by many contemporary social democracies to forge a new political settlement which is fitted to the conditions of a modern society and new global economy, but which retains the goals of social cohesion and egalitarianism. It seeks to differentiate itself as distinct from the political ideologies of the... more...