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  • Move into the Lightby Turbulence Collective

    PM Press 2008; US$ 2.95

    Whether it's the G8 summit at Heiligendamm or experiments in Latin America, the politics of climate change or uprisings in the French banlieues, questions of visibility and illumination crop up again and again. But our experiences create their own luminosity, and their own areas of darkness. How can we overcome our night-blindness once we move beyond... more...

  • Constitutional Politics in a Conservative Eraby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 99.95

    Aims to bring together the work of leading scholars of Constitutionalism, Constitutional law, and politics in the United States to take stock of the field to chart its progress, and point the way for its future development. more...

  • The World and US Social Forumsby Judith R. Blau; Marina Karides

    BRILL 2008; US$ 110.00

    The WSF/USSF is an expression of the people's struggles to advance alternatives to the world-as-we-know-it. It provides a large space for groups to mobilize, voice their oppression, exchange ideas, and express their desire for hope and another world. This book captures a range of topics dealing with the WSF/USSF. more...

  • Searching for Communityby Jeremy Brent

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    This book examines ways to understand and engage with the troublesome concept of 'community', presenting a variety of perspectives to challenge the ways in which areas of poverty and disrepute are represented. more...

  • 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/Archetype 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 30.04

    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...