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Children's Participation: The Theory and Practice of Involving Young Citizens in Community Development and Environmental Care

by Roger A. Hart

People's relationship to nature is the greatest issue facing the world at the turn of the millennium, and all over the world young people have shown enormous enthusiasm for environmental action. Many countries...


Young Citizens and New Media: Learning for Democratic Participation

by Peter Dahlgren

This book integrates four distinct topics: young people, citizenship, new media, and learning processes. When taken together, these four topics merge to define an arena of social and research attention that...


Women, Policing, and Male Violence (Routledge Revivals): International Perspectives

by Jalna Hanmer, Jill Radford & Elizabeth Stanko

First published in 1989, this book focuses on the policing of male violence against women. It is an issue that has been criticised substantially in the past, and the book shows how even police themselves have...


Oil and World Power (Routledge Revivals)

by Peter R. Odell

The oil industry is the world's largest commercial enterprise. Its extent is global; international issues are consistently influenced by considerations of oil production and consumption, while the international...


Rethinking What Works with Offenders

by Stephen Farrall

This important and original new book reports on a major investigation of the outcomes of probation supervision, is concerned with the key question of what works in probation, and comes at an important moment...


Beyond Bad Girls: Gender, Violence and Hype

by Meda Chesney-Lind & Katherine Irwin

In this important new work, two respected criminologists challenge the characterization of the new 'bad girl', arguing that it is only a new attempt to punish girls who are not the stereotypical depiction of...


Confronting Crime: Crime Control Policy Under New Labour

by Michael Tonry

From Labour's promise to be 'tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime' through to the White Paper and new criminal justice legislation, controlling crime and reforming the criminal justice system has been...


Mortality's Muse: The Fine Art of Dying

by D. T. Siebert

D.T. Siebert’s Mortality’s Muse: The Fine Art of Dying demonstrates how art, literature in particular, addresses that most fundamental of human fears—mortal anxiety. Various aspects of culture and thought...


Vanishing Coup: The Pattern of World History Since 1310

by Ivan Perkins

This thoughtful and engaging book offers the first extended analysis of coups, a central factor shaping world history and politics. Ivan Perkins introduces a new theory to explain why a military coup or revolution...


Theories of Democracy: A Reader

by Thomas C. Conte, Ronald J. Terchek & John Locke

Theories of Democracy builds on Robert Dahl's observation that there is no single theory of democracy; only theories. In this anthology, Ronald J. Terchek and Thomas C. Conte have brilliantly assembled the works...


Teaching Terror: Strategic and Tactical Learning in the Terrorist World

by James JF Forest, R Kim Cragin & Cindy C. Combs

In the world of terrorism, knowledge is a critical asset. Recent studies have revealed that, among international terrorists, there is a global sharing of ideas, tactics, strategies, and lessons learned. This...


What's Your Problem?: Making Sense of Social Problems and the Policy Process

by Stuart Connor

This books is an essential introduction and guide for a critical engagement with social problems. In short, What's your (social) problem and what are you going to do about it?


Everybody's Business: The Unlikely Story  of How Big Business Can Fix the World

by Jon Miller & Lucy Parker

Sometimes it seems as if business exists purely to enrich a small elite. While the world is facing unprecedented challenges, it appears that businesses are only interested in making profits or paying bonuses....


What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal ComputerIndustry

by John Markoff

Most histories of the personal computer industry focus on technology or business. John Markoff’s landmark book is about the culture and consciousness behind the first PCs—the culture being counter– and...


The Little Black Book of Motorcycle Wisdom

by Niels Aaboe

There’s no getting around the allure of motorcycles. Since 1885, when Gottlieb Daimler mounted a gas-powered engine on a wooden bicycle, riders of all ages have been drawn to the exhilaration and terror of...


Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate

by Newt Gingrich

It is not between the Left and the Right, but between the past and the future.

America is on the edge of a breakout. In fact, we are poised for one of the most spectacular leaps in human well-being in history....


Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding

by Husain Haqqani

The relationship between America and Pakistan is based on mutual incomprehension and always has been. Pakistan—to American eyes—has gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential...


The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life

by John List, Uri Gneezy & Steven D. Levitt

Can economics be passionate?… Can it center on people and what really matters to them day-in and day-out.… And help us understand their hidden motives for why they do what they do in everyday life?

Uri Gneezy...


The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less

by Lauren A. Taylor, Elizabeth H. Bradley & Harvey V. Fineberg

Foreword by Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine

For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations....


Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era

by Michael Kimmel

America’s leading expert on men and masculinity explains why America’s white men are furious