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  • The Student's Companion to Social Policyby Pete Alcock; Margaret May; Sharon Wright

    Wiley 2011; US$ 59.95

    The fourth edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy maintains the text's inimitable and best-selling approach. Written by a wide range of experts in the field, it has been extensively updated and revised to take account of recent developments and debates and changing political and economic configurations.   Includes an additional... more...

  • Measuring Progress: Is Life Getting Better?by R Eckersley

    CSIRO Publishing 1998; US$ 13.95

    A wide-ranging exploration of national progress spanning social, economic and environmental perspectives. more...

  • How Was Life?by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 73.00

    How was life in 1820, and how has it improved since then? What are the long-term trends in global well-being? Views on social progress since the Industrial Revolution are largely based on historical national accounting in the tradition of Kuznets and Maddison. But trends in real GDP per capita may not fully re­flect changes in other dimensions... more...

  • Bei abnehmendem Mondby Jörg M. Pönnighaus

    ATHENA-Verlag 2014; US$ 14.60

    In tagebuchartigen Erzählungen berichtet Pönnighaus aus seinem Alltag als Arzt in Tansania. Seine Aufzeichnungen scheinen auf den ersten Blick sachlich, distanziert, ohne Bewertungen und Gefühlsbeschreibungen, aber gerade durch diese scheinbare Emotionslosigkeit und Distanz gehen uns seine Erlebnisse so unter die Haut. Zutiefst berührend sind die Geschichten... more...

  • Who We Areby Elizabeth May

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this marriage of memoir and manifesto, Elizabeth May reflects on her extraordinary life and the people and experiences that have formed her and informed her beliefs about democracy, climate change, and other crucial issues facing Canadians. The book traces her development from child activist who warned other children not to eat snow because it... more...

  • How's Life in Your Region?by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 84.00

    How’s life? The answer can depend on the region in which you live. Many factors that influence people’s well-being are local issues, such as employment, access to health services, pollution and security. Policies that take into account regional differences beyond national averages can therefore have a greater impact on improving well-being... more...

  • The Social Entrepreneurby Andrew Mawson

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 13.11

    When Andrew Mawson arrived in Bromley-by-Bow in the east end of London, in the 1980s, it was in a state of social, economic and material disrepair. Living there, getting to know the residents and institutions, he soon realized that by unlocking its untapped potential, the community could begin to turn itself around. The result: the Bromley-by-Bow... more...

  • Globalised Minds, Roots in the Cityby Alberta Andreotti; Patrick Le Gal?s; Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes

    Wiley 2014; US$ 89.95

    Globalised Minds, Roots in the City utilises empirical evidence from four European cities to explore the role of urban upper middle classes in the transformations experienced by contemporary European societies.  Presents new empirical evidence collected through an original comparative research about professionals and managers in four European... more...

  • Marketing Citiesby Ares Kalandides

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    Today, place branding and place marketing are a widely-used instrument of communal business development. But still, there is a great insecurity about the exact effectiveness of place branding, about its correlation with other forms of regional development and about the implementation and the management of place branding strategies. This e-book contains... more...

  • Globalisierter Rechtsextremismus?by Thomas Greven

    Springer Fachmedien 2007; US$ 49.99

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