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  • Assessing the Effects of Voluntary Youth Serviceby Doug McAdam; Cynthia Brandt

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    This book uses survey data from all accepted applicants to Teach for America 1993-98 to assess the longer-term effect of youth service on participants' current civic attitudes and behaviors. While TFA "graduates" score higher than the two comparison groups ? "dropouts" and "non-matriculants" ? on a broad range of attitudinal items measuring civic commitment,... more...

  • Band-Aid for a Broken Legby Damien Brown

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 13.63

    A powerful, heart-breaking, surprisingly funny, honest and ultimately uplifting account of life on the medical frontline, and a moving testimony of the work done by Medecins Sans Frontieres and the extraordinary and sometimes eccentric people who work for it. 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...

  • Doing Good . . . Says Who?by Connie Newton; Fran Early

    Two Harbors Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Doing Good. . . Says Who?explores the impact of good intentions from the inside. Theauthors conducted over 400 interviews and synthesized the lessons learned. The endresult is that you are on the ground with volunteers, nonprofits, donors, and—mostuniquely—the intended beneficiaries of good will. Through story telling, humor, analysis,practical... 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...

  • The Good Doctorby Lance O'Sullivan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    Lance O'Sullivan is a man on a mission. Raised in Auckland by a solo mother, he had a modest upbringing typical of the time, if one chequered with difficulties. After being expelled from two schools, Lance could have gone off the rails. Instead, he found his way at Hato Petera College, connecting with his Maori ancestry, and going on to study medicine.... more...

  • Hands Across the Waterby Peter Baines

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 19.08

    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...

  • Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960by Gloria Chuku

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    This study analyzes the complexity and flexibility of gender relations in Igbo society, with emphasis on such major cultural zones as the Anioma, the Ngwa, the Onitsha, the Nsukka, and the Aro. 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...

  • Katie's Cabbageby Katie Stagliano; Michelle H. Martin

    University of South Carolina Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    The charming story of one girl?s ambitious dream to end hunger, beginning with her cabbage farm more...