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- Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 7.99
A collection of poetry—by poet laureate of the China Treaty Ports Shamus A'Rabbit—and cartoons by Sapajou, this compilation offers a fresh perspective on the foreign experience in Old China. From A'Rabbit?s sharp and hilarious portrayals of travelers in the Orient to his bouncy and rhythmic satirical wit and distaste for hypocrisy and pretension,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 129.00
Mr. Apraku gives the reader an outsider's analysis of the good and bad elements that make up the U.S. The author, a Ghanian who has spent the last 18 years studying and teaching in the U.S., brings his personal experiences as an emigré to this examination of American capitalism and democracy. He looks at the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 119.00
Aspalter asserts that the belief that the development of high standard welfare states is primarily based on the ideology that pro-welfare, mostly leftwing, parties dominate welfare state literature and common thought in the Western world. Instead, in this examination of the welfare states of East Asia, Aspalter and his contributors show that they grew... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 38.30
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...
- United Nations University Press 2010; US$ 35.00
This volume explores the sources and manifestations of political violence in South and Southeast Asia and the myriad roles that it plays in everyday life and as part of historical narrative. It considers and critiques the manner in which political violence is understood and constructed, and the common assumptions that prevail regarding the causes,... more...
- Gallery Books 2006; US$ 24.95
Marla Ruzicka was a free spirit, a savvy political operator, a wartime Erin Brockovich. Fiercely determined to improve the lives of the less fortunate, the twenty-something blonde was instrumental in convincing the U.S. government to pass historic legislation aiding civilian victims of war. Sweet Relief recounts Marla's journey from an idyllic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95
This collection examines the conflicts and realities of development at a local, empirical level. It provides a series of case studies which illuminate the attitudes and actions all of those involved in local development schemes. more...
- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 32.95
The present Maharashtra Human Development Report (MHDR) 2012 keeps the spirit of the Eleventh and Twelfth Five Year Plans of ?faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth? at the core of its analysis. MHDR 2002 was the state?s first effort in focusing on the prevailing human development scenario in the spheres of growth, poverty, equity, education,... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 25.25
Tegen de achtergrond van een veranderende verzorgingsstaat bekijkt dit boek diverse aspecten van de sociale zekerheid: Moet er meer geld gespendeerd worden aan sociale zekerheid, of juist minder? Reflecteren de normen binnen het beleid nog steeds de gedeelde normen onder het Nederlandse publiek? Hoe kijken Nederlanders aan tegen versobering en herziening... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95
Restructuring the Philadelphia Region offers one of the most comprehensive and careful investigations written to date about metropolitan inequalities in America’s large urban regions. Moving beyond simplistic analyses of cities-versus-suburbs, the authors use a large and unique data set to discover the special patterns of opportunity in greater... more...