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  • Stick Your Neck Outby John Graham

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95

    As President of the Giraffe Heroes Project, which since 1982 has been recognizing people who "stick their necks out for the common good," John Graham has seen what hundreds of average citizens around the world have done to bring about constructive change. He's drawn on their experiences, his own as a veteran environmental activist, and that of a hand-picked... more...

  • Crunchy Consby Rod Dreher

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95

    When a National Review colleague teased writer Rod Dreher one day about his visit to the local food co-op to pick up a week?s supply of organic vegetables (?Ewww, that?s so lefty?), he started thinking about the ways he and his conservative family lived that put them outside the bounds of conventional Republican politics. Shortly thereafter Dreher... more...

  • Culture Wars in Americaby Glenn H. Utter

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 119.00

    Culture Wars in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide places the most hotly debated issues in American society in historical context. With this book in hand, the reader can more effectively evaluate the potential social and political significance of these important conflicts. ||Americans have never found it easy to reconcile their differences,... more...

  • Information and Communication Technologies and Rural Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 50.00

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) introduce a new relationship between time and space. Do the nascent possibilities of tele-work, distant access to public services and e-commerce offer both realistic and innovating perspectives for rural development? Are ICTs a threat rather than an opportunity for rural areas? Will these technologies... more...

  • Valuing Rural Amenitiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 43.00

    Economic valuation is widely used in OECD countries as a way of assessing the (usually monetary) value of goods that have no markets. In the rural context, valuation methods are used to argue for or against projects and policy choices in areas as diverse as agricultural support policies, local economic development, land use and biodiversity assessment.... more...

  • Social Advantages in the Age of Globalizationby Babita Agarwal

    ABD Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    "Globalization as a term and concept become popular but the end of the last century and beginning of the new millennium."Blobalization has several advantages on the economic, cultural, technological and social front and there are many issues raised in an age of globalization on employment, working conditions, income and social protection, culture and... more...

  • Fist Pumpby Guido DiErio

    Running Press 2010; US$ 12.95

    This tongue-in-cheek manifesto is a humorous look at the nation?s hottest subculture, and the essential guide to achieve the guido lifestyle. Complete with sections on how to look and act like a guido, how to perform dance moves, interact with strangers, and behave at clubs like a guido, a complete guide to gui-dos and gui-don?ts, and much more?fist-pump... more...

  • Parteien in der baden-württembergischen Kommunalpolitikby Benjamin Käflein

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 38.51

    Hört man in der heutigen Zeit das Wort Partei denkt man zuerst einmal an bekannte Politiker aus den Medien und an die große Bundes- und Landespolitik. Hier ist die Rolle der Parteien klar. Sie nehmen aktiv an der politischen Willensbildung teil, indem sie politische Vorstellungen und Interessen artikulieren, Lösungen für politische Probleme suchen... more...

  • Werden Chinas Massenmedien demokratisiert?by Fabian Kockartz

    Diplomica Verlag 2007; US$ 38.51

    Die aktuellen Ereignisse in China gehören zurzeit wohl zu den international am intensivsten diskutierten Themen überhaupt. Das rasante Wirtschaftswachstum und die enorm schnellen Veränderungen im Land dominieren dabei die meisten Debatten. Doch auch viele akute Probleme werden kontrovers diskutiert: Nichtregierungsorganisationen kritisieren die Missachtung... more...

  • Comprendre la famille IIby Gilles Pronovost

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1994; US$ 7.50

    Les psychologues, sociologues, anthropologues, travailleurs sociaux, économistes, démographes et enseignants trouveront dans cet ouvrage une vision globale de la famille. more...