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  • The End of Powerby Moises Naim

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    We know that power is shifting: From West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from once formidable corporate behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly but surely, from men to women. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing. It is also decaying. Those in power today are more constrained in what they can do... more...

  • Social Theory and Social Historyby Donald M. MacRaild

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 30.00

    This book examines the development of social history and the complex relationship between social history and social theory. It covers the major developments within social history, and offers an introduction to many of the most important social theorists, as well as to current debates within historiography. more...

  • Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare Stateby A. Bergh

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘Sweden has a remarkable political culture that marries market liberalism and social democratic sensibilities. Bergh's fine book helps us get beyond a sense of paradox in that.’- Daniel Klein, George Mason University, USThis book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Sweden’s economic and political development:•... more...

  • Knowledge Partnering for Community Developmentby Robyn Eversole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Effective community development means that many different stakeholders have to work together: governments, development organizations and NGOs, and most importantly, the people they serve. Knowledge Partnering for Community Development teaches community development professionals how to mediate community needs and development agendas to make community-based... more...

  • Volunteersby Marc A. Musick; John Wilson

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    Who tends to volunteer and why? What causes attract certain types of volunteers? What motivates people to volunteer? How can volunteers be persuaded to continue their service? Making use of a broad range of survey information to offer a detailed portrait of the volunteer in America, Volunteers provides... more...

  • The Impossible Will Take a Little Whileby Paul Loeb

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 18.99

    In a difficult time, our most eloquent writers offer words of inspiration and hope more...

  • The Next American Revolutionby Grace Lee Boggs; Scott Kurashige

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 20.95

    A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis?political, economical, and environmental?and shows how to create the... more...

  • Confessions of a Holiday Rep - My Hideous and Hilarious Stories of Sun, Sea, Sand and Sexby Cy Flood

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 5.82

    When Cy Flood applied for work as a holiday rep, his reasons were simple. He wanted to party like crazy, booze like there was no tomorrow and pull like it was going out of fashion! In his ten years working for holiday companies as a rep, Cy has seen it all. From Lanzarote to Ibiza, from Palma to the Greek Islands, there have been flying cockroaches,... more...

  • Diversity in Africaby Kurt April; Marylou Shockley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 145.00

    Africa's diversity is its greatest resource and challenge. In this book, leaders from business, government, academia and the voluntary sector discuss the implications of this diversity for leadership. Throughout, contributors relate organisational issues to the social, political and cultural contexts and focus on the role of effective leadership. more...

  • Reclaiming Social Policyby Dr Arjan de Haan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 135.00

    This book re-evaluates the importance of social policies in shaping well-being and combating exclusion, and enhances understanding of how these policies are formed in a globalizing world. It emphasises the context- and path-dependence of patterns and policies of inclusion and exclusion, and provides a framework for supporting social policy making. more...