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  • Fractured Citiesby Kees Koonings; Dirk Kruijt

    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...

  • The Well-Connected Communityby Alison Gilchrist

    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...

  • Youth in Contemporary Europeby Jeremy Leaman; Martha Wörsching

    Taylor & Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    Examines the everyday living conditions experienced and also shaped by young people in Europe. This book focuses on the context of economic, social and political change affecting youth in the critical transition from dependence to independence. more...

  • Childhoodby Arnlaug Leira; Chiara Saraceno

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 99.95

    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...

  • 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$ 101.00

    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...

  • Class in Britainby David Cannadine

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 19.18

    David Cannadine's unique history examines the British preoccupation with class and the different ways the British have thought about their own society. From the eighteenth through the twentieth century, he traces the different ways British society has been viewed, unveiling the different purposes each model has served. This is a social, intellectual... more...

  • The Classic Slumby Robert Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 1990; US$ 23.98

    A study which combines personal reminiscences with careful historical research, the myth of the 'good old days' is summarily dispensed with; Robert Roberts describes the period of his childhood, when the main affect of poverty in Edwardian Salford was degredation, and, despite great resources of human courage, few could escape such a prison. 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...