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Community Organization and Social Administration: Advances, Trends, and Emerging Principles

by Simon Slavin, Phd, Terry Mizrahi & John D Morrison

Community Organization and Social Administration presents a unique constellation of perspectives from scholars, researchers, and practitioners grounded in macro theories, practice, and education. Drawing upon...


Disaster Management: International Lessons in Risk Reduction, Response and Recovery

by Alejandro López-Carresi, Maureen Fordham & Ben Wisner

There is a perennial gap between theory and practice, between academia and active professionals in the field of disaster management. This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer...


Toward Resilient Communities: Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters: Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters

by Christopher L. Atkinson

In June 2011, the city of Minot, North Dakota sustained the greatest flood in its history. Rather than buckling under the immense weight of the flood on a personal and community level, government, civic groups,...


Digital Innovations for Mass Communications: Engaging the User

by Paul Martin Lester

In every field of mass communications-advertising, entertainment studies, journalism, public relations, radio-television-film, tourism, and visual reporting-professionals understand the importance of storytelling....


Identity Problems in the Facebook Era

by Daniel Trottier

How have new social media altered how individuals present themselves? What dilemmas have they introduced? In the age of Facebook, Twitter and other forms of instant communication, individuals are losing (or...


Kantian Theory and Human Rights

by Andreas Follesdal & Reidar Maliks

Human rights and the courts and tribunals that protect them are increasingly part of our moral, legal, and political circumstances. The growing salience of human rights has recently brought the question of their...


Eurasian Corridors of Interconnection: From the South China to the Caspian Sea

by Susan M. Walcott & Corey Johnson

Connectivity, as well as conflict, characterizes Eurasia. This edited volume explores dynamic geopolitical and geo-economic links reconfiguring spaces from the eastern edge of Europe through the western edge...


Social Housing, Disadvantage, and Neighbourhood Liveability: Ten Years of Change in Social Housing Neighbourhoods

by Michelle Norris

In a groundbreaking longitudinal study, researches studied seven similar social housing neighbourhoods in Ireland to determine what factors affected their liveability. In this collection of essays, the same...


Popular Culture in Africa: The Episteme of the Everyday: The Episteme of the Everyday

by Stephanie Newell & Onookome Okome

This volume marks the 25th anniversary of Karin Barber's ground-breaking article, "Popular Arts in Africa", which stimulated new debates about African popular culture and its defining categories. Focusing on...


Reconstructing Social Justice for a More Social and Less Political World

by Lauretta Conklin Frederking

The rhetoric of social justice is commonplace but increasingly it means little more than a tag line or a punctuation point. Reconstructing Social Justice presents a new framework for social justice that will...


Political Marketing: Strategic 'Campaign Culture': Strategic 'Campaign Culture'

by Kostas Gouliamos, Antonis Theocharous & Bruce I. Newman

A guiding principle in creating Political Marketing has been to examine the ways in which culture, politics, and society interrelate in the field of political marketing. In the course of the book, the editors...


Social Capital and Its Institutional Contingency: A Study of the United States, China and Taiwan: A Study of the United States, China and Taiwan

by Nan Lin, Yang-chih Fu & Chih-Jou Jay Chen

This volume is a collection of original studies based on one of the first research programs on comparative analysis of social capital. Data are drawn from national representative samples of the United States,...


Understanding Management in China: Past, present and future

by Malcolm Warner

China has become one of the fastest-growing economies ever seen in the world in recent times. In the last three decades, China has transformed itself from a command economy to a market one, albeit a nominally...


International Relations Theory: A Critical Introduction

by Cynthia Weber

The fourth edition of this innovative textbook introduces students to the main theories in international relations. It explains and analyzes each theory, allowing students to understand and critically engage...


Transnational Pakistani Connections: Marrying 'Back Home'

by Katharine Charsley

Since restrictions on commonwealth labour immigration to Britain in the 1960s, marriage has been the dominant form of migration between Pakistan and the UK. Most transnational Pakistani marriages are between...


Love: A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century: A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

by Anna G. Jónasdóttir & Ann Ferguson

This unique, timely book of original essays sets the stage for a new materialist feminist debate on the analysis, ethics and politics of love. The contributors raise questions about social power and domination,...


The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey: Political Violence, Fear and Pain

by Ramazan Aras

The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey examines political violence, the politics of fear and the Kurdish experience of pain through an analysis of life stories, personal narratives and testimonies of Kurdish...


Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java

by Melissa Crouch

Understanding and managing inter-religious relations, particularly between Muslims and Christians, presents a challenge for states around the world. This book investigates legal disputes between religious communities...


Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America: Understanding Polarized Politics in Venezuela: Venezuela and the International Politics of Dis

by Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández

Hugo Chávez won re-election in the 2012 Venezuelan presidential election, despite a closer margin between candidates than in previous elections. The results were puzzling for those who believed that Chávez's...


Vietnamese-Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands: Trade, Tourism and Cultural Politics

by Yuk Wah Chan

Ever since China and Vietnam resumed diplomatic contacts and reopened the border in 1991, the borderland region has become part of the vibrant growing economies of both countries and drawn many from the interior...