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  • Demografischer Wandel, Bildungspolitik und Lehrerbeschäftigungby Katarzyna Kopycka

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.77

    Demografische Einbrüche stellen Bildungssysteme moderner Gesellschaften vor neue Herausforderungen. Rückgänge der Schülerzahlen ziehen dennoch nicht zwangsläufig Schulschließungen und Personalabbau mit sich. Der Blick nach Polen zeigt alternative Umgangsweisen mit demografischer Schrumpfung im Bildungssektor sowie ihre Folgen für die Lehrerbeschäftigung.... more...

  • Skeem Lifeby Gary Robertson

    Black & White Publishing 2010; US$ 3.99

    When young Gary Robertson moved from the old tenements to an almost brand new housing scheme in the early 1970s, it was the start of a very big adventure. In the skeems, you could roam from morning to night and get up to all sorts - provided you obeyed the rules of the street (and your parents if they saw you). As a training ground for life it was... more...

  • Handbook on Experimental Economics and the Environmentby John A. List; Michael K. Price

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    Laboratory and field experiments have grown significantly in prominence over the past decade. The experimental method provides randomization in key variables therefore permitting a deeper understanding of important economic phenomena. This path-breaking volume provides a valuable collection of experimental work within the area of environmental and... more...

  • Whose Crisis, Whose Future?by Susan George

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.96

    Crisis? Whose crisis? Today we are in the midst of a multifaceted crisis which touches the lives of everyone on the planet. Whether it's growing poverty and inequality or shrinking access to food and water, the collapse of global financial markets or the dire effects of climate change, every aspect of this crisis can be traced to a transnational neoliberal... more...

  • Large Housing Estates: Ideas, Rise, Fall and Recoveryby F. Wassenberg

    IOS Press 2013; US$ 94.00

    Large housing estates: for some people these three words symbolise all that is wrong in urban planning. Large is wrong, because many people prefer a living surrounding that reflects the human scale. Housing as a single function is wrong, because mixed areas are livelier. And estates are wrong, as these refer to top-down planned areas which the residents... more...

  • Economics Unmaskedby Manfred Max-Neef; Philip B. Smith

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2011; US$ 20.99

    The economic system under which we live not only forces the great majority of humankind to live their lives in indignity and poverty but also threatens all forms of life on Earth. Economics Unmasked presents a cogent critique of the dominant economic system, showing that the theoretical constructions of mainstream economics work mainly to bring about... more...

  • Globales Lernen und Lokale Agenda 21by Andreas Brunold

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2013; US$ 42.68

    Die Wirksamkeit von Lokale Agenda 21-Prozessen wurde seit der UNCED in Rio de Janeiro 1992 weltweit als eine der wichtigsten kommunalen Aufgaben für die Entwicklung des örtlich auszugestaltenden Nachhaltigkeitsgedankens formuliert. Das Programm der Lokalen Agenda wird dabei auch als eine globale Bildungsaufgabe für eine dauerhaft umweltgerechte Entwicklung... more...

  • Theories of Developmentby Jorge Larrain

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.06

    This is a new introductory text providing an up-to-date account of leading theories of development. The book includes a discussion of classical accounts of development, particularly that of Marx, but also considers current debates on the issue. Theories of imperialism, neo-imperialism, dependency, world systems theory and other conceptions are all... more...

  • Die europäische Stadt unter Privatisierungsdruckby Sebastian Klus

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 29.77

    ​ Der Bereich des Wohnens stellt ein Kernelement der öffentlichen Daseinsvorsorge in der europäischen Stadt dar. Die Privatisierung kommunaler Wohnungsbestände könnte daher das Modell der europäischen Stadt grundlegend in Frage stellen. Sebastian Klus zeigt, dass sich aber gerade auch in der Auseinandersetzung um die Privatisierung Perspektiven eröffnen,... more...

  • Risky Livingby Tom Jones

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.99

    Risky Living is a fascinating collection of candid and intimate conversations with forty-five men and women who describe, in gripping detail, how physical risk is a familiar companion in their working lives, and how they deal with it. This is the first work of oral history to focus solely on people who work dangerous jobs. In the great tradition... more...