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  • Freedom For Saleby John Kampfner

    Simon & Schuster UK 2009; Not Available

    Why is it that so many people around the world appear willing to give up freedoms in return for either security or prosperity? For the past 60 years it had been assumed that capitalism was intertwined with liberal democracy, that the two not just thrived together but needed each other to survive. But what happens when both are undermined? Governments... more...

  • The Leaderless Revolutionby Carne Ross

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; Not Available

    There are few books that attempt to interpret the world and how it is run. The Leaderless Revolution offers a refreshing and potent contrast to the Panglossian optimism of Tom Friedman's The World is Flat but, like that book, it offers a way of understanding the world of the 21st century that is both clear and easily comprehensible. Carne Ross takes... more...

  • One Bloodby John Heale

    Simon & Schuster UK 2009; Not Available

    * Gang crime on the streets of Britain is never out of the headlines * The level of gang violence is increasing: One Blood explains how and why * Unique access and insight into the problem by a critically acclaimed journalist who has spent time with gang members from all parts of the UK. * Includes contributions from police, youth workers, psychologists... more...

  • Human Insecurity in East Asiaby Michio Umegaki; Lynn Theismeir; Atsushi Watabe

    United Nations University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Threats to human security do not necessarily take cataclysmic forms such as war or natural disaster. Nor does human insecurity exist solely within a suspended living environment like refugee camps. Often threats to human security are as subtle as a slow-rising tide, whose calamitous nature remains unknown till it breaks as a monstrous flood. The essays... more...

  • State of Denial: Bush at War, Part IIIby Bob Woodward

    Simon & Schuster UK 2008; Not Available

    In his unmissable new book Bob Woodward takes the reader on an inside journey from the start of the Iraq War in 2003 right up to the present day, providing a detailed, authoritative account of President Bush's leadership and the struggles among the men and women in the White House, the Pentagon, the CIA and the State Department. With Bush well into... more...

  • Der profitable Irrsinnby Hermannus Pfeiffer

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 13.35

    Hauptbeschreibung Finanzkrisen sind ein Dauerbrenner in den Nachrichten. Da wird munter gehebelt und von den Märkten schwadroniert, die man nicht verärgern dürfe. Es geht um Tausende Milliarden Euro. Aber wo kommen sie her, wo verschwinden sie hin? Wer die Tagesschau wirklich verstehen und sich nicht mit Worthülsen abspeisen lassen will, der wird... more...

  • Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocitiesby Zachary Daniel Kaufman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities provides crucial insight into social entrepreneurship from visionaries in the field as well as other experienced practitioners and renowned theorists. While this book focuses on social entrepreneurship as it relates to genocide and other atrocities, the experiences and lessons learned also apply to additional... more...

  • Pædagogiske læreplanerby Bente Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 6.44

    Informationshåndbogen er udgivet af Ministeriet for familie- og forbrugeranliggender og Styrelsen for Social Service. Det er en vejledning til alle, der er involveret i arbejdet med læreplaner i dagtilbud om, hvad dette arbejde indebærer: Den henvender sig således til det pædagogiske personale, forældre, pædagogiske konsulenter, kommunale bestyrelsesmedlemmer... more...

  • Kompetencemål og gymnasiereformby Per Fibæk Laursen; Bent Brandt Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2006; US$ 6.59

    I august 2005 trådte gymnasiereformen i kraft. Lærerne blev pålagt at planlægge deres under¬visning med udgangspunkt i mål for elevernes kompetencer. Undervisningsministeriet satte efteruddannelse i gang med det sigte at få lærerne til at tænke i kompetencer. Ministeriet lance¬rede et nyt koncept for efteruddannelse, den såkaldte kaskademodel, der... more...

  • Folkeskolens udfordringerby Egelund Niels

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 8.89

    Lærere og forældre får med denne bog lejlighed til selv at tage stilling til de fem største udfordringer i folkeskolen: Vi skal præcisere og forfølge målsætningen om at skabe et førskoletilbud af høj kvalitet. Vi skal generelt have drengene op på niveau, navnlig med hensyn til deres læsekompetence, og drengene skal undervises og opdages på nye måder.... more...