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  • Enforcing Orderby Didier Fassin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    Most incidents of urban unrest in recent decades - including the riots in France, Britain and other Western countries - have followed lethal interactions between the youth and the police. Usually these take place in disadvantaged neighborhoods composed of working-class families of immigrant origin or belonging to ethnic minorities. These tragic events... more...

  • Crossingsby James Walvin

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    We all know the story of the slave trade—the infamous Middle Passage, the horrifying conditions on slave ships, the millions that died on the journey, and the auctions that awaited the slaves upon their arrival in the Americas. But much of the writing on the subject has focused on the European traders and the arrival of slaves in North America. In... more...

  • The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa, 1300–1589by Toby Green

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Toby Green describes the rise of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the aftermath of the Spanish conquest. more...

  • The Cityby Andrew Lees

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    The City: A World History depicts the rise of urban centers from the middle of the fourth century BCE to the early twenty-first century. It begins in the ancient Near East, and traces urban growth and its effects throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. more...

  • Economics of Agglomerationby Masahisa Fujita; Jacques-Francois Thisse

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    This book explains the economic rationale for the clustering of firms and households. more...

  • Desarrollo económico local en situaciones de post crisisby Martin Gasser; Carmela Salzano; Roberts Di Meglio

    International Labour Office 2004; US$ 34.95

    Explains why local economic development (LED) is particularly effective in post-crisis situations and provides an overview of the LED process. Sets out a practical methodology for implementing activities at the grassroots level, including supporting business, attracting investment, networking and lobbying, environmental assessment and consideration... more...

  • Changing Institutional Landscapes for Implementing Wind Powerby Sylvia Breukers

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 69.50

    Provides insight in the political-institutional conditions that have impeded and encouraged onshore wind power implementation in the Netherlands, England and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia more...

  • Gouvernance et territoires rurauxby Mario Carrier; Serge Côté

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2000; US$ 27.00

    Les restructurations sociales et économiques qui touchent les territoires ruraux périphériques entraînent des adaptations souvent considérables. Les auteurs s'attardent à ces défis d'ajustement qui sont vécus dans l'appareil institutionnel et dans la vie collective au sein du monde rural. Cet ouvrage... more...

  • L' urbain, Un enjeu environnementalby Michel A. Boisvert

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2004; US$ 29.25

    Même si l'aménagement du territoire a accompagné l'idéologie du développement durable depuis ses débuts, le milieu urbain ne retient l'attention des environnementalistes que depuis peu. Le but de cet ouvrage est de contribuer à combler cette lacune, à la fois sur le plan analytique et sur le plan... more...

  • Le Québec en changementby Pierre Bruneau

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2000; US$ 26.25

    Un regard, tantôt critique, tantôt observateur, sur l'évolution du Québec contemporain. Les synthèses thématiques que présentent les auteurs rendent compte d'une division sociale et spatiale accrue qui prend sa source notamment dans les transformations de l'économie, dans l'extrême mobilité... more...