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  • Emergent Brazilby Jeffrey D. Needell

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95

    For decades, scholars and journalists have hailed the enormous potential of Brazil, which has been one of the world's largest economies for the last twenty years. But its promise has too often been curtailed by dictatorship, racism, poverty, and violence. Offering an interdisciplinary approach to the critical issues facing Brazil, the contributors... more...

  • On Community Civil Disobedience in the Name of Sustainabilityby The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

    PM Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    This short primer from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund explores and describes the philosophy and underpinnings of the community rights movement that has emerged in the United States?a movement of nonviolent civil disobedience based on municipal lawmaking. Humanity stands at the brink of global environmental and economic collapse. We... more...

  • Spannungsfeld »Gesellschaftliche Vielfalt«by Katharina Scherke

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.48

    Das Zusammenleben in gesellschaftlicher Vielfalt ist ein facettenreiches Thema und erfordert ein transdisziplinäres Nachdenken darüber, wie soziale Lebensräume gestaltet werden können, die niemanden beispielsweise aufgrund des Geschlechtes, der Herkunft, des Alters oder der sexuellen Orientierung ausschließen. In dem Buch werden hierfür Studien des... more...

  • Economic Development in Rural Areasby Prof Dr Elmar Kulke; Prof Dr Peter Dannenberg; Prof Dr Christine Tamásy

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Analysing the ongoing changes and dynamics in rural development from a functional perspective through a series of case studies from the global north and south, this volume deepens our understanding of the importance of new functional and multifunctional approaches in policy, practice and theory. In rural areas of industrialized societies, food production... more...

  • Integral Renewalby Dr Alexander Schieffer; Professor Ronnie Lessem; Professor Ronnie Lessem; Dr Alexander Schieffer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 139.95

    In 2010 Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer published their seminal work on Integral Research and Innovation, whereby they identified the four R?s; relational and renewal, reason and realization based research paths that altogether encompass the major qualitative research methods and methodologies. Within each path they identified a trajectory from... more...

  • The Tools of Policy Formulationby Andrew J. Jordan; John R. Turnpenny

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Policy analysts are accustomed to thinking in terms of tools and instruments. Yet an authoritative examination of the tools which have been developed to formulate new policies is missing. This book is the first of its kind to distinguish the defining characteristics of the main policy formulation tools, and offer a fresh way of understanding how, why... more...

  • No One Will Let Her Liveby Claire Snell-Rood

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The inequalities that structure relationships in Delhi?s urban slums have left the health of women living there chronically vulnerable. Yet for women living in slums, there is no other option than to depend on someone. Based on fourteen months of intensive fieldwork with ten families in a Delhi slum, No One Will Let Her Live argues that women rely... more...

  • Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Umbruchby Friedbert Ottacher; Thomas Vogel

    Brandes & Apsel 2015; US$ 16.02

    2015 ist das »Jahr der Entwicklung«, ausgerufen von der Europäischen Kommission. Zeitgleich endet die Ära der Millennium-Entwicklungsziele, die zur Jahrtausendwende von den Vereinten Nationen beschlossen wurden. Ein guter Zeitpunkt, um Bilanz über 65 Jahre Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zu ziehen. Das Fazit der Suche nach neuen Perspektiven: Hilfe nur... more...

  • Race, Nation, and Reform Ideology in Winnipeg, 1880s-1920sby Kurt Korneski

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 84.99

    Imperial Vanguard analyses the life and thought of four key reformers in Winnipeg . This book places these individuals in the context of a broader and longer history of colonial i sm to provide fresh insight into the history of the reform movement in Canada in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...

  • Yearnings in the Meantimeby Stef Jansen

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 90.00

    Shortly after the book's protagonists moved into their apartment complex in Sarajevo, they, like many others, were overcome by the 1992-1995 war and the disintegration of socialist Yugoslavia More than a decade later, in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, they felt they were collectively stuck in a time warp where nothing seemed to be as it should... more...