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Women's Social Rights And Entitlements
Women's Social Rights And Entitlements
Hardcover      ISBN: 1403949921
This book provides an overview and presentation of burning issues in women's social rights and entitlements across Europe.

How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist: 330 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Home, Community, and World- At No Cost
How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist
330 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Home, Community, and World- At No Cost
Paperback      ISBN: 076115504x
Suggests over three hundred ways to give to charities without using money, from donating blood or gently used business suits to changing shopping habits or temporarily housing animals.
Virginia Political Economy: Selected Works of Gordon Tullock
Virginia Political Economy
Selected Works of Gordon Tullock
Paperback      ISBN: 0865975310
Editor Charles Rowley calls Gordon Tullock
Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time
Knitting for Peace
Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584795336
All across America, people are knitting for peace. In yarn shops and private homes, churches and synagogues, schools and even prisons, they meet on weekday evenings or weekend afternoons to knit afghans for refugees, mittens for the homeless, socks for soldiers, or preemie caps for AIDS babies. The tradition goes back as far as Martha Washington, who spearheaded knitting efforts for the soldiers of the Revolutionary War, and has seen a recent flourishing in what is nowadays called “charity knitting,
A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle With a Deadly Industry
A Question of Intent
A Great American Battle With a Deadly Industry
Paperback      ISBN: 1586481215
From the controversial former FDA commissioner: the surprisingly gripping, suspenseful, inside story of how the FDA confronted the tobacco industry
The Art of Rice: Spirit and Sustenance in Asia
The Art of Rice
Spirit and Sustenance in Asia
Paperback      ISBN: 0930741986
Roy Hamilton explores the beliefs and practices relating to rice as they are manifested in the arts and material cultures of the various peoples who inhabit south, southeast and east Asia.
Japan, Inc.: An Introduction to Japanese Economics
Japan, Inc.
An Introduction to Japanese Economics
Paperback      ISBN: 0520062892
Cartoons tell the story of a group of individuals who work for the Mitsutomo Trading Company and encounter trade friction with the U.S.
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
The Bottom Billion
Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
Paperback      ISBN: 0195373383
In the universally acclaimed and award-winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states--home to the poorest one billion people on Earth--pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty-first century. The book shines much-needed light on this group of small nations, largely unnoticed by the industrialized West, that are dropping further and further behind the majority of the world's people, often falling into an absolute decline in living standards. A struggle rages within each of these nations between reformers and corrupt leaders--and the corrupt are winning. Collier analyzes the causes of failure, pointing to a set of traps that ensnare these countries, including civil war, a dependence on the extraction and export of natural resources, and bad governance. Standard solutions do not work, he writes; aid is often ineffective, and globalization can actually make matters worse, driving development to more stable nations. What the bottom billion need, Collier argues, is a bold new plan supported by the Group of Eight industrialized nations. If failed states are ever to be helped, the G8 will have to adopt preferential trade policies, new laws against corruption, new international charters, and even conduct carefully calibrated military interventions. Collier has spent a lifetime working to end global poverty. In The Bottom Billion, he offers real hope for solving one of the great humanitarian crises facing the world today. "Terrifically readable." --Time.com "Set to become a classic. Crammed with statistical nuggets and common sense, his book should be compulsory reading." --The Economist "If Sachs seems too saintly and Easterly too cynical, then Collier is the authentic old Africa hand: he knows the terrain and has a keen ear.... If you've ever found yourself on one side or the other of those arguments--and who hasn't?--then you simply must read this book." --Niall Ferguson, The New York Times Book Review "Rich in both analysis and recommendations.... Read this book. You will learn much you do not know. It will also change the way you look at the tragedy of persistent poverty in a world of plenty." --Financial Times
On That Day, Everybody Ate: One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in Haiti
On That Day, Everybody Ate
One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in Haiti
Paperback      ISBN: 0977333892
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
Savage Inequalities
Children in America's Schools
Paperback      ISBN: 0060974990
An account of the inequity in the American educational system examines the deplorable conditions in which inner-city children are educated