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  • Why is Community Entrepreneurship Worth Debatingby Thomas Cooney

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This e-book is based upon papers presented at the International Council for Small Business World Conference held in Turku (Finland) in June 2007. A dedicated track on community entrepreneurship offered academics, policy makers, support agents, and entrepreneurs the opportunity to discuss what is meant by the term ‘community entrepreneurship’... more...

  • Teaching Rebellionby Diana Denham

    PM Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    In 2006, Oaxaca, Mexico came alive with a broad and diverse movement that captivated the nation and earned the admiration of communities organizing for social justice around the world. The show of international solidarity for the people of Oaxaca was the most extensive since the Zapatista uprising in 1994. Fueled by long ignored social contradictions,... 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...

  • East Meets Westby Kyong-Dong Kim; Hyun-Chin Lim

    BRILL 2007; US$ 115.00

    Over the years, East Asia developments in terms of production, population and trade have shown remarkable dynamics. This book deals with the issues of Asian values, civilizational encounters between East and West, and the development of capitalism and its culture in East Asian countries. more...

  • Strength beyond Structureby Mirjam De Bruijn; Rijk Van Dijk; Jan-Bart Gewald

    BRILL 2007; US$ 60.00

    Drawing on a range of historical and anthropological case studies from various parts of Africa, this anthology provides an understanding of the importance of agency in processes of social transformation, especially in the context of crisis and structural constraint. more...

  • The Adaptable Peasantby Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

    BRILL 2007; US$ 116.00

    Analyses how in early colonial times, the peasant society of Sri Lanka underwent fundamental changes in the land tenure system as it faced the arrival of the Dutch East India Company administration's merchant capitalism. This study also reveals the dynamics of caste formation as a result of the early colonial encounter. 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 Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...