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  • Social Capital in Europe: Similarity of Countries and Diversity of People?by

    BRILL 2008; US$ 130.00

    Social capital may foster the integration of a society and the stability of a democracy.This volume examines the differences in levels, causes and consequences of social capital between 22 European countries surveyed in the 2002 European Social Survey. Muliti-level analyses are used in each contribution more...

  • Locating Cultural Changeby

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 48.00

    Locating Cultural Change: Theory, Method, Process is concerned with defining the 'local' through case studies of specific cultural processes. The focus is on the institutionalization of 'local' concerns where the 'local' is the site of ideas and issues, and how these in turn influence us. The central premise of this collection is that in order to... more...

  • Restoring Valuesby

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 34.00

    This volume is a wake-up call to Indians to shape their country as an ethical nation. The articles in the compilation have been written by some of the most eminent thinkers and leaders of India in various fields who are known for their commitment to living and working with integrity. It addresses the reasons for the absence of honest, ethical, and... more...

  • China Rhymesby Shamus A'Rabbitt; Sapajou

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    A collection of poetryby poet laureate of the China Treaty Ports Shamus A'Rabbitand 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, this... more...

  • Social Policies and Populatio Cbby Brian Abel-Smith; Richard M. Titmuss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Political Violence in South and Southeast Asiaby Itty Abraham; Edward Newman; Meredith L. Weiss

    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...

  • Sweet Reliefby Jennifer Abrahamson

    Gallery Books 2006; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Anthropological Perspectives on Local Developmentby Simone Abram; Jacqueline Waldren

    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 of all of those involved in local development schemes. The material is drawn from Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. All the contributors use rigorous anthropological... more...

  • Maharashtra Human Development Report 2012by Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 28.00

    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...

  • Strategie zur Förderung des technisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses in Deutschlandby Acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 18.31

    Deutschland droht ein Nachwuchsmangel für Berufe aus Technik und Naturwissenschaften, der zu einer Gefährdung der Innovations- und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der deutschen Wirtschaft mit bislang nicht absehbaren Auswirkungen führen kann. acatech stellt Handlungsempfehlungen für die Gegenwart vor und formuliert den Forschungsbedarf für die Zukunft, was zur... more...