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  • The third sector delivering public servicesby James Rees; David Mullins

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    This edited collection explores areas such as social enterprise, capacity building, volunteering and social value, and charts the historical development of the statethird sector relationship, reviewing the major debates and controversies accompanying recent shifts in that relationship. more...

  • From Crisis to Callingby Sasha Chanoff; David Chanoff; David Gergen

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2016; US$ 18.95

    Making the Hardest Decisions As a young aid worker, Sasha Chanoff was sent to evacuate a group of refugees from the violence-torn Congo. But when he arrived he discovered a second group. Evacuating them too could endanger the entire mission. But leaving them behind would mean their certain death. All leaders face defining moments, when values... more...

  • Resilience in the post-welfare inner cityby Geoffrey DeVerteuil

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 45.95

    Moving beyond theoretical notions of ?resilience? this is the first book to offer a conceptual and empirical approach to exploring and comparing the process of resilience across service ?hubs? in three complex but different global innercity regions: London, Los Angeles and Sydney. more...

  • Challenging the third sectorby Sue Kenny; Marilyn Taylor

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 45.95

    Written by experts this important book explores the vital relationships between active citizenship, civil society and the third sector in different sociopolitical contexts. Drawing on a range of theory and empirical studies the book will be a useful resource for researchers and practitioners. more...

  • Auch Junkies haben Würdeby Hans-Peter Schreiber; Esther Keller

    Verlag Johannes Petri 2016; US$ 21.99

    Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Gesetz und ethischer Überzeugung. Alles begann mit einer revolutionären Bewegung: Eine Gruppe engagierter Basler Bürger leistete entschieden Widerstand gegen die repressive Drogenpolitik der siebziger und achtziger Jahre. Es folgten Meilensteine im Umgang mit Sucht: 1972 gründeten sie die erste Wohngemeinschaft für drogenabhängige... more...

  • Volunteer Economiesby Ruth Prince; Hannah Brown

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 34.95

    Examines the increasing significance of the volunteer and volunteerism in African societies, and their societal impact within precarious economies in a period of massive unemployment and faltering trajectories of social mobility. more...

  • Asymmetric engagementby Joe Larragy

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 110.00 US$ 94.60

    Focuses on one of the most innovative aspects of Irish social partnership, the Community and Voluntary Pillar. It is the most thorough account of the dynamics of the Pillar to date and tackles the weaknesses in existing perspectives more...

  • Called to Heal the Brokenheartedby William H. Barnwell; Jed Horne

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 35.00

    How a ministry in the largest prison in Louisiana and across the country transforms lives more...

  • Soul, Community and Social Changeby Dr Peter Westoby

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    At a time when inequalities are growing globally, when the pace of socio-economic transitions is rapid, and when traditional ties of community are under threat of dissolving, ?soul? offers a new way of thinking imaginatively about how people might respond both individually and collectively in social change work. In exploring ideas such as soul, soulful,... more...

  • Des jardins au Saharaby Michel Damblant

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Oublier ses certitudes et s?ouvrir aux autres S?engager dans l?action bénévole suscite, à un moment ou un autre, le doute sur le bien fondé de son action. Ce formidable récit offre à ces interrogations légitimes une réponse concrète et simple. Michel Damblant rassure dès les premières lignes. À tous ceux qui hésiteraient à donner à d?autres hommes,... more...