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  • Der Schuld entwachsenby Holly Michelle Eckert; Ursula Pesch

    Junfermann Verlag 2012; US$ 10.80

    Sich von Schuldgefühlen befreien Stecken Sie in Ihren Schuldgefühlen fest? Und egal, wie sehr Sie sich bemühen, es ist nie genug? Tun Sie sich schwer damit, sich selbst für längst Vergangenes zu vergeben? Fühlen Sie sich schuldig, wenn Sie sich auch einmal um Ihre eigenen Bedürfnisse kümmern? Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie mithilfe eines ganz einfachen... more...

  • Decentralisation, Local Governance and Development: An Aspect of Developmentby Akampurira Abraham

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 31.51

    Communities need a holistic approach to address the problems that affect the people at the grass root. The planning of the direct beneficiaries involves decentralization in order to allow the lower power centers to widely take part in the development of society. Concerns of the grass root people form the need for decentralization and local governance.... more...

  • Fitting In and Getting Happyby Olga Stavrova

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 28.14

    Wirken sich Arbeitslosigkeit, Religiosität und Moral auf unser Wohlbefinden aus? Olga Stavrova untersucht, basierend auf Umfragedaten von Menschen aus über 70 Ländern, welchen Einfluss soziokulturelle Merkmale auf das Glücksempfinden haben. Sie weist nach, dass Glück durch ein Zusammenspiel zwischen unseren Handlungen und den soziokulturellen Merkmalen... more...

  • The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justiceby Stephen Leacock

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian writer Stephen Leacock shot to literary acclaim as a satirist and humorist. However, many of his fans were unaware of the fact that Leacock was formally trained as a political scientist and economist and published widely in both disciplines. This incisive volume summarizes Leacock's views on several of the most crucial social, political,... more...

  • Proposed Roads to Freedomby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Prodigiously talented and prolific British philosopher Bertrand Russell is credited with many important contributions to the discipline, including playing a key role in the development of analytic philosophy. However, instead of focusing his energies solely on academic pursuits, Russell often turned his incisive intellect toward political matters of... 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...

  • The Rainy Seasonby Maggie Messitt

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    An independent narrative and immersion journalist, Maggie Messitt has spent the last decade reporting from inside underserved communities in southern Africa and middle America. Typically focused on complex issues through the lens of every day life, her work is deeply invested in rural regions, social justice, and environmental sustainability. A... more...

  • Why Women Need Quotasby Vicky Pryce; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 7.29

    Vicky Pryce?s motorbike-riding mother wanted to study physics at university, but her family told her it was impossible for a woman. She was determined that her daughter would have the opportunities she hadn?t – and the young Vicky went on to forge a glittering career as an economist, with high-profile posts spanning business, academia and government.... more...

  • The Welfare of Nationsby James Bartholomew

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 24.78

    Why is unemployment so low in Switzerland but so high in Spain? Why is social housing more successful in Singapore than in France? Why do welfare states across the world function so differently to Britain?s? The twentieth century experienced an epochal war between capitalism and communism, but the real winner of the conflict, James Bartholomew argues,... more...