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  • Soul of a Citizenby Paul Rogat Loeb

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    Soul of a Citizen awakens within us the desire and the ability to make our voices heard and our actions count. We can lead lives worthy of our convictions. A book of inspiration and integrity, Soul of a Citizen is an antidote to the twin scourges of modern life--powerlessness and cynicism. In his evocative style, Paul Loeb tells moving stories... more...

  • Social Entrepreneurshipby David Bornstein; Susan Davis

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 10.99

    In development circles, there is now widespread consensus that social entrepreneurs represent a far better mechanism to respond to needs than we have ever had before--a decentralized and emergent force that remains our best hope for solutions that can keep pace with our problems and create a more peaceful world. David Bornstein's previous book... more...

  • Für mich und für andereby Tim Wersig

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 17.29

    Seit nunmehr 50 Jahren gibt es die Institution des Freiwilligen Sozialen Jahres in Deutschland. Jugendliche und junge erwachsene Schulabgänger können sich so in vielerlei Form engagieren. Tim Wersig untersucht eine besondere Variante des FSJ, das Freiwillige Soziale Jahr im politischen Leben (FSJ-P), aus der Perspektive der Freiwilligen. Wie erleben... more...

  • NGOs in India: A Cross-Sectional Studyby R. Sooryamoorthy; K. Gangrade

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 127.00

    Focusing on NGOs that work in the areas of rural development, women, and children, the authors' goal is to shed light on the contributions of the sector in the spheres of social welfare, empowerment, service, and rural development. In addition, the problems and difficulties experienced by NGOs are analyzed and explained. This important new book traces... more...

  • The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corpsby Dillon Banerjee

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.95

    So, you want to join the Peace Corps . . .  If you are interested in joining the Peace Corps, you probably have questions that run the gamut from "What is the application process like?" to "Is the Peace Corps effective as a development agency?" In this updated second edition, former Peace Corps volunteer Dillon Banerjee shares candid facts and insights... more...

  • Brand Aidby Lisa Ann Richey; Stefano Ponte

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 57.00

    ôHas there ever been a better reason to shop?ö asks an ad for the Product RED American Express card, telling members who use the card that buying ôcappuccinos or cashmereö will help to fight AIDS in Africa. Cofounded in 2006 by the rock star Bono, Product RED has been a particularly successful example of a new trend in celebrity-driven... more...

  • Aristocracy, Temperance and Social Reformby Olwen Niessen

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    Lady Isabella (Isabel) Caroline Somerset embodied social reform in the nineteenth century. The failure of her traumatic marriage to Lord Henry Charles Somerset after revelation of his homosexual affairs and ensuing child-custody battle provide background to her metamorphosis from an aristocratic socialite into a temperance activist, social reformer... more...

  • Hands Across the Waterby Peter Baines

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 20.90

    Peter Baines started his career as a police officer in the streets of Cabramatta in the early nineties. Becoming a specialist in forensic crime scene investigations he was called upon to bring his skills to the Bali bombings in 2002. But it was the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that forever changed the direction of his life. Helping the people of Thailand... more...

  • Getting Organized in Vietnamby Ben J Tria Kerkvliet; Russell Hiang-Khng Heng; David Koh Wee Hock

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 65.90

    From the late 1950s in the north, to the 1970s until the mid-1980s in the south, there was little room or opportunity to form non-state voluntary organizations and associations in Vietnam. With few exceptions, only those established by the Communist Party and other state agencies were permitted. The picture has changed considerably since doi moi. From... more...

  • Mama Jude: An Australian Nurse's Extraordinary Other Life in Africaby Michael Sexton; Judy Steel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 16.88

    An Australian nurse's extraordinary other life in Africa Despite plans to enjoy her retirement after working as a nurse for over three decades, Judy Steel found herself in Uganda, at the age of 58, providing medical aid to some of Africa's most disadvantaged people. Since 2000, she has returned every year for several months at a time, establishing... more...