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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 11.90
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 US$ 61.88
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...
- 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...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 33.34
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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 38.99
The essays in this collection challenge the predominant image of working class people in higher education by providing a series of analyses and personal commentaries from a wide range of working class academics. Reflections From the Wrong Side of the Tracks imparts a critical and substantial narrative about what it means to be from the working class... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Like the occupants of the children's table at a family dinner, scholars working in childhood studies can seem sidelined from the "adult" labor of humanities scholarship. The Children's Table brings together scholars from architecture, philosophy, law, and literary and cultural criticism to provide an overview of the innovative work... more...