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  • Development as Freedomby Amartya Sen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century.  Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population.... more...

  • Social and Community Development Practiceby Manohar Pawar

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    Social and Community Development Practice  makes a persuasive case for employing a social development approach to community development practice at local and village levels. Towards this end, the book offers a conceptual clarity of social and community development (SCD) by adding new dimensions. It also shows the significance of social policy education... more...

  • Power, Politics, and Universal Health Careby Stuart Altman

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 11.99

    Essential reading for every American who must navigate the US health care system. Why was the Obama health plan so controversial and difficult to understand? In this readable, entertaining, and substantive book, Stuart Altman—internationally recognized expert in health policy and adviser to five US presidents—and fellow health care specialist David... more...

  • Savage Inequalitiesby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the... more...

  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.26

    From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated AND abridged edition of the prizewinning classic on the post–Civil War period that shaped modern America In this updated edition of the abridged Reconstruction , Eric Foner redefines how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles... more...

  • Myanmarby Kyaw Yin Hlaing; Robert H Taylor; Tin Maung Maung Than

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 65.90

    Seeking to look beyond the day-to-day headlines and judgemental comments on developments in Myanmar, this volume gets under the surface to look at the underlying issues which the country faces regardless of its political future. After looking back to essay the historical forces and human agencies which have shaped contemporary Myanmar, the volume addresses... more...

  • Marriage and Civilizationby William Tucker

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    William Tucker documents the historical and anthropological story behind how monogamous, lifelong partnerships are the driving force behind the creation and rise of civilization. more...

  • A World in Chaosby Carl Boggs; Thomas Pollard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 39.50

    Through an analysis of films such as American Beauty, Blade Runner, Natural Born Killers, and Thelma and Louise , Carl Boggs and Thomas Pollard explore the historical and theoretical shift from the long era of modernity to an emergent postmodernity and examine its intersection with film culture. more...

  • Breadline Britainby Stewart Lansley; Joanna Mack

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 15.99

    Poverty in Britain is at post-war highs and - even with economic growth - is set to increase yet further. Food bank queues are growing, levels of severe deprivation have been rising, and increasing numbers of children are left with their most basic needs unmet. Based on exclusive access to the largest ever survey of poverty in the UK, and its predecessor... more...

  • Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolenceby José-Antonio Orosco

    University of New Mexico Press 2008; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.21