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  • Becoming Evilby James E. Waller

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    Social psychologist James Waller uncovers the internal and external factors that can lead ordinary people to commit extraordinary acts of evil. Waller offers a sophisticated and comprehensive psychological view of how anyone can potentially participate in heinous crimes against humanity. He outlines the evolutionary forces that shape human nature,... more...

  • High Sobrietyby Jill Stark

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2013; US$ 20.99

    ?I?m the binge-drinking health reporter. During the week, I write about Australia?s booze-soaked culture. At the weekends, I write myself off.? Booze had dominated Jill Stark?s social life ever since she had her first sip of beer, at 13. She thought nothing could curb her love of big nights. And then came the hangover that changed everything.... 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...

  • 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 Suppression: Global Perspectives on Youth Violenceby Joan Hoffman; Lyndee Knox; Robert Cohen

    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...

  • 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...

  • Summer of Unrest: Generation Vexed: What the English Riots Don't Tell Us About Our Nation's Youthby Kieran Yates; Nikesh Shukla

    Random House 2011; US$ 2.80

    Summer of Unrest (Slight Return). For a few days at the start of August, England was gripped by the riots that erupted in its city centres. Although there were various motivations behind the trouble and a broad spectrum of ages and backgrounds involved, the front pages were emblazoned with images of hooded youths running amok and stories of the revenge... more...