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- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 22.99
In the first detailed, empirical exploration of the effects of mass incarceration on poor places, Imprisoning Communities demonstrates that in high doses incarceration contributes to the very social problems it is intended to solve: it breaks up family and social networks; deprives siblings, spouses, and parents of emotional and financial support;... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 117.99
Who are the elites, how do they interact with society, and do they threaten democracy? more...
- Zed Books 2006; US$ 34.95
As cities sprawl across Latin America, absorbing more and more of its people, crime and violence have become inescapable. From the paramilitary invasion of Medellin Colombia, the booming wealth of crack dealers in Managua, and police corruption in Mexico City, to the glimmers of hope in Lima, this book provides a dynamic analysis of urban insecurity.... more...
- Policy Press 2009; US$ 32.95
Since the publication of the first edition of "The well-connected community" there has been a growing recognition in practice and policy of how networks contribute to the vitality of community life and civil society. This fully-updated second edition includes new ideas drawn from recent research on social capital and the policy context for... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 44.99
Drawing both on micro and macro, national and comparative studies, this volume traces some of the trends and analyzes in comparative perspective how they affect images and practices of childhood and transforms responsibilities for children. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99
Each of them is one in a million. They number six thousand on a planet of six billion. They run our governments, our largest corporations, the powerhouses of international finance, the media, world religions, and, from the shadows, the world's most dangerous criminal and terrorist organizations. They are the global superclass, and they are shaping... more...
- World Bank Publications 2002; US$ 29.99
It is never too early to become involved but it can easily be too late.'Armed with such alarming statistics as 125 million primary-school age children are not in school; another 150 million children drop out of primary school before they complete four years of education; and almost one-half of the children in the least developed countries of the... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 104.90
The rapid Asian fertility transitions of the last few decades will lead to population ageing in the coming decades in one country after another. Societies can choose how they will respond to the rising share of the elderly, but there is no choice about the inevitable demographic trend. In this important volume, ably edited by Evi Nurvidya Arifin and... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 68.00
With cities rapidly encroaching onto surrounding lands, the notion of eco-city proposes an innovative yet pragmatic approach to designing, building and operating cities in a way that the destructive impact of human urban activity upon nature will be significantly reduced. This book comprises of papers from a workshop organized by the East Asian Institute... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 13.58
Get Smart! is the new mantra for students. With a systematic, back-to-the-basics approach, the books in this series aim to help students tackle crucial subjects in school with confidence and enjoyment. Accompanied by tables, illustrations and many exciting exercises, the Get Smart! series gives helpful tips and sensible advice so that students can... more...