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  • The Opportunity Equationby Eric Schwarz; Lawrence H. Summers

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Schwarz, founder of the groundbreaking Citizen Schools program, shares his vision for reducing inequality by pairing successful adults with low-income students.   Parental wealth now predicts adult success more than at any point in the last hundred years. And yet as debates about education rage on, and wealth-based achievement gaps grow, too many... 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...

  • In a Rocket Made of Iceby Gail Gutradt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman?s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia?a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles. Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children?s Community. Begun... more...

  • A Social History of Student Volunteeringby Georgina Brewis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Using a wide range of student testimony and oral history, Georgina Brewis sets in international, comparative context a one-hundred year history of student voluntarism and social action at UK colleges and universities, including such causes as relief for victims of fascism in the 1930s and international development in the 1960s. more...

  • Social Entrepreneurship and Research Methodsby Jeremy Short

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 154.95

    Social Entrepreneurship and Research Methods focuses on research gaps in the growing field of social entrepreneurship and highlights a number of methodological approaches involving novel data sources and quantitative and qualitative techniques to build knowledge concerning the determinants of social enterprise success. more...

  • New Frontiers of Philanthropyby Lester M. Salamon

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    The resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy are either barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation balloon daily. It is therefore increasingly clear that we urgently need new models for financing and promoting social and environmental objectives. Fortunately, a significant... more...

  • Social Work and Faith-based Organizationsby Beth R. Crisp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Faith-based organizations continue to play a significant role in the provision of social work services in many countries but their role within the welfare state is often contested. This text explores their various roles and relationships to social work practice, includes examples from different countries and a range of religious traditions and identifies... more...

  • Processes of Community Change and Social Actionby Allen M. Omoto

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This volume--an outgrowth of the annual meeting of the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology--focuses on examples of social change and community action, and the processes at work in creating change. The presenters engaged each other and the audience in thinking about how best to create and sustain social change. This volume represents a... more...

  • Theory and Empirical Research in Social Entrepreneurshipby P. H. Phan; J. Kickul; S. Bacq

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The editors of this Handbook, Benson Honig, Joseph Lampel and Israel Drori, define organizational ingenuity as ‘the ability to create innovative solutions within structural constraints using limited resources and imaginative problem solving’. They and the authors examine the dichotomy between organizational freedom and necessity in order... more...

  • Emerging Research Directions in Social Entrepreneurshipby Larry Pate; Charles Wankel

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book takes an inside-out approach to examine the broad topic of social entrepreneurship. Instead of looking inward at what social entrepreneurship is, this book looks forward from the view of successful social entrepreneurs to answer the important question, ?Where is social entrepreneurship going next? First, the volume looks at the essential... more...