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  • Late Ottoman Societyby Elisabeth Özdalga

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    When the Ottomans commenced their modernizing reforms in the 1830s, they still ruled over a vast empire. In addition to today's Turkey, including Anatolia and Thrace, their power reached over Mesopotamia, North Africa, the Levant, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. The Sultanate was at the apex of a truly multi-ethnic society. Modernization not only brought... more...

  • Positive Nations and Communitiesby Helena Águeda Marujo; Luis Miguel Neto

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 107.58

    This book introduces a cultural and relational point of view upon shared human flourishing. It examines topics such as national character strengths or post-traumatic national growth, which might be relevant to the future of positive psychology. more...

  • Monitor Racisme & Extremismeby Ineke van der Valk; Willem Wagenaar

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 22.50

    Wat beweegt jongeren om zich aan te sluiten bij extreemrechtse organisaties en zich in de marge van de samenleving te bewegen? En waarom keren ze extreemrechts later weer de rug toe? Die vragen stelden onderzoekers van de Anne Frank Stichting aan twaalf voormalige rechtsextremisten. De onderzoekers interviewden mannen en vrouwen die veelal tot de harde... more...

  • Publieke intellectuelen / Prometheus' stamcelby Paul F. van der Heijden; Ronald P.J. Oude Elferink

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 10.50

    Redes ter gelegenheid van de 371ste Dies Natalis van de Universiteit van Amsterdam op 8 januari 2003 door prof. mr. Paul F. van der Heijden en prof. dr. Ronald P.J. Oude Elferink more...

  • Culture and Welfare Stateby W. van Oorschot; M. Opielka; B. Pfau-Effinger

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Provides comparative studies in the interplay between cultural factors and welfare policies. This book examines the relationships between cultural change and welfare restructuring, taking empirical evidence from policy reforms in contemporary Europe, and also the popular legitimacy of welfare. more...

  • Urban-Rural Interactionsby Eveline van Leeuwen

    Physica-Verlag HD 2010; US$ 155.40

    Modern Europe has rural roots. Even today, as much as 90 per cent of Europe (EU25) consists of rural areas in which half of the population lives. While different rural areas often face different challenges, the shift from agricultural production towards a multifunctional landscape and the increasing value assigned to environmental values affect all... more...

  • Social Capitalismby Kees van Kersbergen

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • European Social Policy and Social Workby Hans van Ewijk

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 51.95

    European Social Policy and Social Work explores shifts in international social policies and how they affect national trends and thus the context for social work practice. The book discusses international and national social work strategies and practice and investigates the responsibilities for social welfare held by the state, the market and... more...

  • Trauma Stewardshipby Laura van Dernoot Lipsky; Connie Burk

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2009; US$ 19.95

    A longtime trauma worker, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll taken on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, or numb or like we can never do enough. These, and other symptoms, affect us individually and collectively, sapping the energy and effectiveness we... more...

  • Active Social Policies in the EUby Rik van Berkel; Iver Hornemann Møller

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 41.95

    This book challenges the underlying presupposition that regular employment is the royal road to inclusion. Drawing on original empirical research, it investigates the inclusionary and exclusionary potentials of different types of work, including activation programmes. more...