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  • Asia-Africa Development Divergenceby David Henley

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 30.95

    A comparative study in development performance between South-East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. more...

  • Spiritual Well-Being of Chinese Older Adultsby Vivian W. Q. Lou

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 54.99

    There are several unique features of this book on the spiritual well-being of Chinese older adults. First, based on qualitative methodology, a conceptual model of spiritual well-being was proposed. Besides, through a Delphi study, different dimensions of spiritual well-being were identified. Conceptually, such effort is important because there is a... more...

  • World Suffering and Quality of Lifeby Ronald E. Anderson

    Springer Netherlands 2015; US$ 179.00

    This is the first book tackling the topic of world suffering. It compiles in one place the ideas, perspectives, and findings of researchers from around the world who pioneered research-based understanding of human suffering. Some chapters use the paradigm of ?quality of life? to explore ways to enhance knowledge on suffering.  Other chapters show... more...

  • Responsible Livingby Victoria W. Thoresen; Declan Doyle; Jorgen Klein; Robert J. Didham

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    Focusing on the challenges of the transition to responsible, sustainable lifestyles, this book examines developments over the last decade in relation to: - the creation of awareness of consumer citizenship, civic involvement and environmental stewardship ?- research, projects and publications on education for responsible living ?- the creation... more...

  • Terrorism in East and West Africaby N. Ridley

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Since 9/11, despite extensive international efforts against global terrorism, there has been a misfocussing on the terrorism in Africa. This timely book draws upon the author’s experience as a former intelligence analyst, to give an account of terrorism in East and West Africa in the first two decades after the 9/11 attacks. It analyses why there... more...

  • They Live on The Landby Paul W. Terry; Verner M. Sims; Clarence Mohr

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    "First published in 1940 as part of the information-gathering effort of the TVA, the work examines Gorgas, Alabama, a predominantly white farming settlement. Hailed as the most intensive case study ever made in the South, the book provides a detailed portrait of southern rural life on the verge of extinction." ?Florida Historical Quarterly ... more...

  • Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland ? ein Erfolgsprojektby Ulfried Weißer

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 53.32

    Deutschland geht es gut. Kein europäisches Land hat die Wirtschaftskrise der vergangenen Jahre so gut weggesteckt wie die Bundesrepublik. Politisch ist das Land in Europa und der Welt anerkannt. Die Bundeskanzlerin gilt vielen gar als mächtigste Frau der Welt. Wie kommt das? Was läuft besser als anderswo? Und kann das deutsche Beispiel als Blaupause... more...

  • An Introduction to Survey Researchby Ernest Cowles; Edward Nelson

    Business Expert Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    An Introduction to Survey Research is for those who want an overview of the survey process. It is intended to describe fundamental survey components to help both students and managers understand and use surveys effectively and avoid the pitfalls stemming from bad survey construction and inappropriate methods. The authors discuss how best to identify... more...

  • State, Society and Information Technology in Asiaby Alan Chong; Faizal Bin Yahya

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Calling attention to the unique social and political uses being made of IT in Asia, in the service of offline and online causes predominantly filtered by pre-existing social milieus, the contributors examine the multiple dimensions of Asian differences in the sociology and politics of IT and show how present trends suggest that advanced electronic... more...

  • Social Policy for an Aging Societyby Carole B. Cox

    Springer Publishing Company 2015; US$ 60.00

    As people age, they are at increased risk of having their basic human rights threatened or violated. When age is perceived as incompetence, , it can easily lead to discrimination that impacts human rights. Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with... more...