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  • Geschichte der Gewaltby

    Primus Verlag 2011; US$ 22.39

    In der Geschichte ist immer Gewalt ? und immer das Streben nach Frieden. Die Frage nach der Gewalt ist womöglich die Urfrage des Menschen. Aus ihr geht die Religion hervor wie auch die Politik. Mit Kriegen, Revolutionen oder Terror beschäftigen sich Historiker seit jeher, eine Geschichte der Gewalt aber fehlt bisher. Diese Lücke füllt nun Karl Heinz... more...

  • China Rhymesby Shamus A'Rabbitt; Sapajou

    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...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 32.67

    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...

  • 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$ 16.99

    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$ 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...

  • Omstreden solidariteitby Peter Achterberg; Romke van der Veen; Judith Raven

    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...

  • Restructuring the Philadelphia Regionby Carolyn Adams; David Bartelt; David Elesh; Ira Goldstein

    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...

  • Minneapolis-St. Paulby John S. Adams; Barbara J. VanDrasek

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 27.95

    An original and fresh examination of the physical, economic, and social environment that sets the Twin Cities apart from other U.S. cities of its size. more...