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  • Knowledge Partnering for Community Developmentby Robyn Eversole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Effective community development means that many different stakeholders have to work together: governments, development organizations and NGOs, and most importantly, the people they serve. Knowledge Partnering for Community Development teaches community development professionals how to mediate community needs and development agendas to make community-based... more...

  • Bloody British Historyby Geoff Holder

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Picts; attacks, battles, sieges and assaults; dozens of dreadful royal deaths, diseases and disasters; horrors of the Black Death: the most terrifying true stories of pestilence and the Plague revealed; hundreds of amazing true stories, including how British spies defied Hitler's secret plans for invasion. Britain has... more...

  • The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)by Dr Geza Alfoldy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the meaning of Roman social history? What is entailed in Roman social history? How is it to be conceived as history ? Alföldy?s approach... more...

  • Social Change and Continuityby Barry Coward

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    Barry Coward has revised his wide-ranging text which outlines the major social changes that occurred in England in the two hundred years after the Reformation. He examines the religious and intellectual changes resulting from revolutionary pressures, as well as considering the impact of rapid inflation and population expansion in the later sixteenth... more...

  • Uniting a Divided Cityby Jo Beall; Owen Crankshaw; Susan Parnell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    For many, Johannesburg resembles the imagined spectre of the urban future. Global anxieties about catastrophic urban explosion, social fracture, environmental degradation, escalating crime and violence, and rampant consumerism alongside grinding poverty, are projected onto this city as a microcosm of things to come. Decision-makers in cities worldwide... more...

  • Cyber Policy in Chinaby Greg Austin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    Few doubt that China wants to be a major economic and military power on the world stage. To achieve this ambitious goal, however, the PRC leadership knows that China must first become an advanced information-based society. But does China have what it takes to get there? Are its leaders prepared to make the tough choices required to secure China’s... more...

  • Sozialer Wandelby Stefan Faas; Mirjana Zipperle

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Tief greifende soziale Wandlungsprozesse und veranderte Selbstbeschreibungen moderner Gesellschaften ? verbunden mit Forderungen nach und Versprechungen von mehr Bildung und lebenslangem Lernen ? stellen ein umfangreiches Bundel an Herausforderungen fur Kulturelle Bildung und fur Soziale Arbeit dar. Der Band greift aktuelle gesellschaftliche und fachwissenschaftliche... more...

  • Who We Areby Elizabeth May

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this marriage of memoir and manifesto, Elizabeth May reflects on her extraordinary life and the people and experiences that have formed her and informed her beliefs about democracy, climate change, and other crucial issues facing Canadians. The book traces her development from child activist who warned other children not to eat snow because it... more...

  • Politics, Geography and Social Stratification (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)by Keith Hoggart; Eleonore Kofman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    The major themes explored in this book, originally published in 1986, are the political resonances of social stratification and change; the growing distance between the working class and the providers of social services; and the role of locality in social reproduction. The relationship between society and space is the subject of a major debate... more...

  • The Good Lifeby Edward Fischer

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    What could middle-class German supermarket shoppers buying eggs and impoverished coffee farmers in Guatemala possibly have in common? Both groups use the market in pursuit of the "good life." But what exactly is the good life? How do we define wellbeing beyond material standards of living? While we all may want to live the good life, we differ widely... more...