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  • Childhoodby Arnlaug Leira; Chiara Saraceno

    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...

  • Superclassby David Rothkopf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 12.75

    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...

  • From Early Child Development to Human Developmentby Mary Eming Young

    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...

  • Older Persons in Southeast Asiaby Evi Nurvidya Arifin; Aris Ananta

    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...

  • Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environmentby Lye Liang Fook; Chen Gang

    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...

  • From exclusion to inclusion in old ageby Thomas Scharf; Norah C Keating

    Policy Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    Taking a broad international perspective, this highly topical book casts light on patterns and processes that either place groups of older adults at risk of exclusion or are conducive to their inclusion. more...

  • Get Smart!by Gaurav Bhatnagar

    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...

  • Freemasonryby Alexander Piatigorsky

    Random House 2013; US$ 28.19

    This study considers the institution of Freemasonry from the point of view of both masons and their critics, as well as from the author's own. In the first section, it gives an outline of masonic history, from the foundation of the Grand Lodge in Covent Garden in 1717 through its major role in Enlightenment Europe and the American War of Independence,... more...

  • Jahrbuch Jugendforschungby Ludwig Stecher; Angela Ittel; Hans Merkens

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 33.84

    Die aktuelle Ausgabe des Jahrbuchs Jugendforschung beschäftigt sich im ersten seiner Schwerpunkte mit der Bedeutung der Jugendphase für die spätere Erwachsenenbiografie. Auf der Basis von ? teilweise mehrere Jahrzehnte umspannenden ? Längsschnittstudien wird empirisch der Frage nachgegangen, wie aussagekräftig Daten aus der Jugendphase tatsächlich... more...

  • Effekter af indsatser for socialt udsatte børn i daginstitutionerby Anna Kragh; Peter Allerup; Bente Jensen

    Aarhus University Press 2009; US$ 25.66

    Social ulighed sætter tidligt ind i livet. Vi er alt for godt klar over, at børns livschancer og muligheder ikke er ens, men afhænger af forældrebaggrund. Samtidig ved vi fra internationale studier, at massive interventioner over for socialt udsatte børn har målbare og vedvarende effekter. Det omgivende samfund kan faktisk gøre en forskel. Spørgsmålet... more...