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Citizen Initiatives and Democratic Engagement: Experiences from India

by Sumona DasGupta

This book looks at a series of citizen-led campaigns to provide information about and energise the institutions of local self-governance in India following the 73rd and 74th Amendment Acts. Staggering in their...


John F. Kennedy: The Spirit of Cold War Liberalism

by Jason K. Duncan

Half a century after his assassination, John F. Kennedy continues to evoke widespread fascination, looming large in America's historical memory. Popular portrayals often show Kennedy as a mythic, heroic figure,...


Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Community Preparedness: Administrative and Political Perspectives

by Ashley D. Ross

Since 2000, the Gulf Coast states - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida - have experienced a series of hurricanes, multiple floods and severe storms, and one oil spill. These disasters have not...


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...


Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis

by James G. Blight & David A. Welch

This is the first study to examine throughly the role of US, Soviet and Cuban Intelligence in the nuclear crisis of 1962 - the closest the world has come to Armageddon.


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,...


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 and 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...


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,...


International Relations Theory 4th Edition: 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...


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...


When the Bough Breaks...: Our Children, Our Environment

by Laura Thomas & Lloyd Timberlake

TO ACCOMPANY A MAJOR ITV DOCUMENTARY We are poisoning our planet and destroying the lives of our children. In the west arguments rage over how much nuclear radiation and toxic dumping is safe, while children...


Human Rights and Democracy: The Precarious Triumph of Ideals

by Todd Landman

Todd Landman offers an engaged, accessible and upbeat account of developments in democracy and human rights in the 20th and 21st century, drawing on the literature from politics, international relations and...


The Whimpering of the State: Policy After Mmp

by Brian Easton

A successor to the widely read The Commercialisation of New Zealand, this book by a leading independent commentator continues the story of the New Zealand reforms, giving a trenchant and critical account of...


Labour's Path to Political Independence: Origins and Establishment of the New Zealand Labour Party, 1900-19

by Barry Gustafson

Labour's Path to Political Independence remains the best introduction to the origins of one of New Zealand's two major political parties. Not only does it trace the birth of the Labour Party, but it sheds light...