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  • Preventing Lethal School Violenceby Jeffrey A. Daniels; Mary C. Bradley

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    Bullying. Gang assaults. Rampage shootings. School violence, especially when it turns deadly, has enduring social and psychological effects on students, faculty, staff, and the community. And though a great deal of research focuses on the significant role children's positive social development plays in reducing incidents of school violence, in-depth... 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...

  • We Can Have Peace in the Holy Landby Jimmy Carter

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 13.99

    President Carter has been a student of the biblical Holy Land all his life. For the last three decades, as president of the United States and as founder of The Carter Center, he has studied the complex and interrelated issues of the region's conflicts and has been actively involved in reconciling them. He knows the leaders of all factions in the region... more...

  • Against All Enemiesby Richard A. Clarke

    Simon & Schuster UK 2008; US$ 13.99

    Richard Clarke has been one of America's foremost experts on counterterrorism measures for more than two decades. He has served under four presidents from both parties, beginning in Ronald Reagan's State Department becoming America's first Counter-terrorism Czar under Bill Clinton and remaining for the first two years of George W. Bush's administration.... more...

  • Obama's Warsby Bob Woodward

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 13.99

    Bob Woodward's new book draws from hundreds of interviews with key administration figures, their deputies and other firsthand sources. In addition, the book is based on extensive documentation, including internal memos, letters, chronologies and meeting notes. It will focus on national security, especially the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the fight... more...

  • The Caged Virginby Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Simon & Schuster UK 2008; US$ 13.99

    Raised a Muslim but increasingly outraged by her religion's hostility towards women, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has now become one of today's most talked-about, admired and controversial political figures because of her desire to free women from an oppressive Muslim culture. Her bestselling collection of essays, THE CAGED VIRGIN, now available in English for... more...

  • The End of Iraqby Peter W. Galbraith

    Simon & Schuster UK 2008; US$ 12.99

    The invasion of Iraq by American, British and other coalition forces has indeed transformed the Middle East, but not as the Bush and Blair administrations had imagined. It is Iran, not Western-style democracy, that has emerged as the big winner, creating a Tehran-Baghdad axis that would have been unthinkable before the war. THE END OF IRAQ is the definitive... more...