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  • Change Researchby Corey Shdaimah; Roland Stahl; Sanford Schram

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 33.99

    Collaborating with community members adds a critical dimension to social work research, providing practitioners with intimate knowledge of a community's goals and needs. Yet such partnerships needn't be one-sided. Answering the concerns of critics who doubt the benefits of community surveillance, intentional change research offers a reciprocal model... more...

  • Citizens, Community and Crime Controlby Karen Bullock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Analysing the historical circumstances and theoretical sources that have generated ideas about citizen and community participation in crime control, this book examines the various ideals, outcomes and effects that citizen participation has been held to stimulate and how these have been transformed, renegotiated and reinvigorated over time. more...

  • Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Fate of the Commonsby Bruce R. Sievers

    Tufts University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Traces the historical development of civil society and philanthropy in the West and analyzes their role in solving the problems faced by modern liberal democracy more...

  • Community Practice Skillsby Dorothy N Gamble; Marie Weil

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 49.99

    Dorothy N. Gamble and Marie Weil differentiate among a range of intervention methods to provide a comprehensive and effective guide to working with communities. Presenting eight distinct models grounded in current practice and targeted toward specific goals, Gamble and Weil take an unusually inclusive step, combining their own extensive experience... more...

  • The Complete Guide to Joining the Peace Corpsby Sharlee DiMenichi

    Atlantic Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Peace Corps is a great symbol of assistance around the world ? an opportunity for men and women of all ages to help those less fortunate. Many people want to join the Peace Corps, and more than 160,000 people have since it was established by President Kennedy in 1961. But many more wonder what the Peace Corps involves and what they need to know... more...

  • Critical perspectives on social enterpriseby Simon Teasdale

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00

    This ebook uses critical perspectives to explore the topic of social enterprise, reinforcing the message that critical research can remain sympathetic to the hopes and aspirations of social enterprise practitioners whilst making sense of the environment in which they operate. more...

  • Deepening Community Engagement in Higher Educationby Ariane Hoy; Mathew Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This volume argues for reexamination of the field of community engagement, suggests that the most effective way forward requires rethinking the structures of traditional higher education, and points to the growing emergence of evidence-based best practices that can catalyze a renaissance in community engagement and in higher education. more...

  • Deliberate Acts of Kindnessby Meredith Gould

    The Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    An indispensable guide to the spiritual and the practical aspects of devoting one?s time and energies to the service of others. Deliberate Acts of Kindness is for people who are ready to supplement"random acts of kindness" with intentional acts of generosity, decency, and integrity. More than simply a handbook for volunteers, it explores the significance... more...

  • Do More Than Giveby Leslie R. Crutchfield; John V. Kania; Mark R. Kramer

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95

    How donors change the world through the six catalytic practices of high-impact philanthropy Do More Than Give provides a blueprint for individuals, philanthropists, and foundation leaders to increase their impact. Based on Forces for Good , this groundbreaking book demonstrates how the six practices of high-impact nonprofits apply to donors... more...

  • EU Civil Societyby Håkan Johansson; Sara Kalm

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume provides a novel and relational sociological approach to the study of EU civil society. It focuses on the interactions and interrelations between civil society actors and the forms of capital that structure the fields and sub-fields of EU civil society, through new and important empirical studies on organized EU civil society. more...