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  • Move into the Lightby Turbulence Collective

    PM Press 2008; US$ 2.95

    Whether it's the G8 summit at Heiligendamm or experiments in Latin America, the politics of climate change or uprisings in the French banlieues, questions of visibility and illumination crop up again and again. But our experiences create their own luminosity, and their own areas of darkness. How can we overcome our night-blindness once we move beyond... more...

  • Constitutional Politics in a Conservative Eraby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 110.99

    Aims to bring together the work of leading scholars of Constitutionalism, Constitutional law, and politics in the United States to take stock of the field to chart its progress, and point the way for its future development. more...

  • The World and US Social Forumsby Judith R. Blau; Marina Karides

    BRILL 2008; US$ 110.00

    The WSF/USSF is an expression of the people's struggles to advance alternatives to the world-as-we-know-it. It provides a large space for groups to mobilize, voice their oppression, exchange ideas, and express their desire for hope and another world. This book captures a range of topics dealing with the WSF/USSF. more...

  • Searching for Communityby Jeremy Brent

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    This book examines ways to understand and engage with the troublesome concept of 'community', presenting a variety of perspectives to challenge the ways in which areas of poverty and disrepute are represented. more...

  • Stick Your Neck Outby John Graham

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95

    As President of the Giraffe Heroes Project, which since 1982 has been recognizing people who "stick their necks out for the common good," John Graham has seen what hundreds of average citizens around the world have done to bring about constructive change. He's drawn on their experiences, his own as a veteran environmental activist, and that of a hand-picked... more...

  • Information and Communication Technologies and Rural Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 50.00

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) introduce a new relationship between time and space. Do the nascent possibilities of tele-work, distant access to public services and e-commerce offer both realistic and innovating perspectives for rural development? Are ICTs a threat rather than an opportunity for rural areas? Will these technologies... more...

  • Valuing Rural Amenitiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 43.00

    Economic valuation is widely used in OECD countries as a way of assessing the (usually monetary) value of goods that have no markets. In the rural context, valuation methods are used to argue for or against projects and policy choices in areas as diverse as agricultural support policies, local economic development, land use and biodiversity assessment.... more...

  • La pratique de l'action communautaireby Henri Lamoureux; Jocelyne Lavoie; Robert Mayer

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2007; US$ 30.00

    Cette deuxième édition actualisée vise à transmettre le savoir-faire méthodologique et technique acquis au cours des quarante dernières années en intervention sociale. Elle situe, dans un contexte historique et éthique, les pratiques qui prévalent en action communautaire tout en tenant compte des changements... more...

  • Développement local, économie sociale et démocratieby Marielle Tremblay; Pierre-André Tremblay; Suzanne Tremblay

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2002; US$ 24.00

    En explorant les rapports entre l'économie sociale et le développement local, les auteurs s'interrogent sur les possibilités qu'elle recèle pour corriger les inégalités. Voilà l'enjeu de l'évaluation des pratiques d'économie sociale. Il ne s'agit donc pas seulement de savoir si... more...

  • Travailler dans le communautaireby Jean-Pierre Deslauriers

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2003; US$ 18.75

    Les organismes communautaires, apparus majoritairement à la fin des années 1970 dans le but de répondre à des besoins criants que l'État refusait de combler, sont aujourd'hui à la croisée des chemins. Pris entre le financement étatique et l'institutionnalisation de leurs pratiques, ils doivent désormais... more...