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The Robbery of Nature - Capitalism and the Ecological Rift (Paperback): John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark The Robbery of Nature - Capitalism and the Ecological Rift (Paperback)
John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark
R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bridges the gap between social and environmental critiques of capitalism In the nineteenth century, Karl Marx, inspired by the German chemist Justus von Liebig, argued that capitalism's relation to its natural environment was that of a robbery system, leading to an irreparable rift in the metabolism between humanity and nature. In the twenty-first century, these classical insights into capitalism's degradation of the earth have become the basis of extraordinary advances in critical theory and practice associated with contemporary ecosocialism. In The Robbery of Nature, John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark, working within this historical tradition, examine capitalism's plundering of nature via commodity production, and how it has led to the current anthropogenic rift in the Earth System.

Black Women in Politics - Demanding Citizenship, Challenging Power, and Seeking Justice (Paperback): Julia S. Jordan-Zachery,... Black Women in Politics - Demanding Citizenship, Challenging Power, and Seeking Justice (Paperback)
Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policies in Central and Eastern Europe (Hardcover): Friederike Welter, David Smallbone Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policies in Central and Eastern Europe (Hardcover)
Friederike Welter, David Smallbone
R3,540 Discovery Miles 35 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This unique Handbook explores the role of government in the development of entrepreneurship in countries where twenty years ago private enterprise was illegal or barely tolerated. The expert contributors reveal that government policy is one of the key influences on the external environment in which businesses develop, particularly in countries where it has been necessary to redefine the role of the state in relation to business development. They outline how government policy can also act as an enabling and/or a constraining force with respect to entrepreneurship development, particularly in relation to institutional change and the development of a market-based economy. This Handbook includes up-to-date information and analysis as to how entrepreneurship policies have evolved in the wider Europe, focusing on the challenges that arise in designing and implementing entrepreneurship policy. The Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policies in Central and Eastern Europe excellently covers different facets of entrepreneurship policies in Central and Eastern Europe and will prove invaluable for academics, students and researchers of entrepreneurship and small business as well as policy studies. Policy makers will also find plenty of key insights and relevant information in this important resource.

Caching the Carbon - The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage (Paperback): James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle Caching the Carbon - The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage (Paperback)
James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle
R960 Discovery Miles 9 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the past decade, carbon capture and storage (CCS) has come to the fore as a way to manage carbon dioxide emissions contributing to climate change. This book examines its introduction into the political scene, different interpretations of its significance as an emerging technology and the policy challenges facing government and international institutions with respect to its development, deployment and regulation. The focus of the book is on the construction of arguments about CCS in the public sphere, the coalitions of actors who have articulated distinctive perspectives on CCS and the varied strategies governments have adopted to integrate it into climate and energy policies. The authors analyse the issues decision-makers now confront in encouraging the uptake of the technology, managing uncertainties and regulating attendant risks. The book includes case studies of the reception of CCS in seven OECD countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. Developments in the EU form the subject of an eighth case study. The authors point to the political significance of CCS as a mitigation option offering a way forward for fossil fuels in a carbon constrained world, while also emphasizing the uncertainties that surround its future development and deployment. Students, scholars and researchers from a wide variety of fields who are interested in climate change, energy policy, and the politics and policy of the environment will find this book illuminating, as will officials and policy makers in international organizations and governments.

Big Agenda - President Trump's Plan to Save America (MP3 format, CD): David Horowitz Big Agenda - President Trump's Plan to Save America (MP3 format, CD)
David Horowitz
R665 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R149 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Transaction Man - The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream (Hardcover): Nicholas Lemann Transaction Man - The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream (Hardcover)
Nicholas Lemann 1
R666 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R136 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over the last generation, the United States has undergone seismic changes. Stable institutions have given way to frictionless transactions, which are celebrated no matter what collateral damage they generate. The concentration of great wealth has coincided with the fraying of social ties and the rise of inequality. How did all this come about?

In Transaction Man, Nicholas Lemann explains the United States’―and the world’s―great transformation by examining three remarkable individuals who epitomized and helped create their eras. Adolf Berle, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s chief theorist of the economy, imagined a society dominated by large corporations, which a newly powerful federal government had forced to become benign and stable institutions, contributing to the public good by offering stable employment and generous pensions. By the 1970s, the corporations’ large stockholders grew restive under this regime, and their chief theoretician, Harvard Business School’s Michael Jensen, insisted that firms should maximize shareholder value, whatever the consequences. Today, Silicon Valley titans such as the LinkedIn cofounder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman hope “networks” can reknit our social fabric.

Lemann interweaves these fresh and vivid profiles with a history of the Morgan Stanley investment bank from the 1930s through the financial crisis of 2008, while also tracking the rise and fall of a working-class Chicago neighborhood and the family-run car dealerships at its heart. Incisive and sweeping, Transaction Man is the definitive account of the reengineering of America and the enormous impact it has had on us all.

Solito, Solita - Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (Paperback): Steven Mayers, Jonathan Freedman Solito, Solita - Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (Paperback)
Steven Mayers, Jonathan Freedman
R477 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

They are a mass migration of thousands, yet each one travels alone. Solito, Solita (Alone, Alone), shortlisted for the 2019 Juan E. Mendez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America, is an urgent collection of oral histories that tells-in their own words-the story of young refugees fleeing countries in Central America and traveling for hundreds of miles to seek safety and protection in the United States. Fifteen narrators describe why they fled their homes, what happened on their dangerous journeys through Mexico, how they crossed the borders, and for some, their ongoing struggles to survive in the United States. In an era of fear, xenophobia, and outright lies, these stories amplify the compelling voices of migrant youth. What can they teach us about abuse and abandonment, bravery and resilience, hypocrisy and hope? They bring us into their hearts and onto streets filled with the lure of freedom and fraught with violence. From fending off kidnappers with knives and being locked in freezing holding cells to tearful reunions with parents, Solito, Solita's narrators bring to light the experiences of young people struggling for a better life across the border. This collection includes the story of Adrian, from Guatemala City, whose mother was shot to death before his eyes. He refused to join a gang, rode across Mexico atop cargo trains, crossed the US border as a minor, and was handcuffed and thrown into ICE detention on his eighteenth birthday. We hear the story of Rosa, a Salvadoran mother fighting to save her life as well as her daughter's after death squads threatened her family. Together they trekked through the jungles on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, where masked men assaulted them. We also meet Gabriel, who after surviving sexual abuse starting at the age of eight fled to the United States, and through study, legal support and work, is now attending UC Berkeley.

America - What Went Wrong?: The Crisis Deepens (Paperback): Donald L. Barlett, James B Steele America - What Went Wrong?: The Crisis Deepens (Paperback)
Donald L. Barlett, James B Steele
R416 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R73 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Alph E Et Ar Thuse, Interm De En Musique, Choisy-Le-Roi, 15 D Cembre 1762 (Paperback): Dan Cheta Alph E Et Ar Thuse, Interm De En Musique, Choisy-Le-Roi, 15 D Cembre 1762 (Paperback)
Dan Cheta
R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Chambre De Commerce De Lille. Projet De Loi Sur Les Soci T S Par Actions, Rapport (Paperback): Labbe-Rouselle-H Chambre De Commerce De Lille. Projet De Loi Sur Les Soci T S Par Actions, Rapport (Paperback)
Labbe-Rouselle-H
R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
R Sum  De R P Titions  Crites Sur Le Droit P Nal. Code P Nal Et Code D'instruction Criminelle (Paperback): Boeuf-F R Sum De R P Titions Crites Sur Le Droit P Nal. Code P Nal Et Code D'instruction Criminelle (Paperback)
Boeuf-F
R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Futureproof - How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World (Hardcover): Jon Coaffee Futureproof - How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World (Hardcover)
Jon Coaffee
R654 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R97 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A compelling and definitive account of why we need to radically rethink our approach to dealing with catastrophic events Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku "Triple Disaster" of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises that have a low probability of occurring but have a debilitating impact when they do. In this eye-opening journey through modern and ancient risk management practices, Jon Coaffee explains why we need to find a new way to navigate the deeply uncertain world that we live in. Examining how governments have responded to terrorist threats, climate change, and natural disasters, Coaffee shows how and why these measures have proven inadequate and what should be done to make us more resilient. While conventional approaches have focused on planning and preparing for disruptions and enhanced our ability to "bounce back," our focus should be on anticipating future challenges and enhancing our capacity to adapt to new threats.

Casino Capitalism - With an Introduction by Matthew Watson (Paperback): Susan Strange Casino Capitalism - With an Introduction by Matthew Watson (Paperback)
Susan Strange
R619 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R68 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Originally released by Basil Blackwell in 1986, and then re-released by Manchester University Press in 1998, Casino capitalism is a cutting-edge discussion of international financial markets, the way they behave and the power they wield. It examines money's power for good as well as its terrible disruptive, destructive power for evil. Money is seen as being far too important to leave to bankers and economists to do with as they think best. The raison d'etre of Casino capitalism is to expose the development of a financial system that has increasingly escaped the calming influences of democratic control. This new edition includes a powerful new introduction provided by Matthew Watson that puts the book it in its proper historical context, as well as identifying its relevance for the modern world. It will have a wide reaching audience, appealing both to academics and students of economics and globalization as well as the general reader with interests in capitalism and economic history. -- .

R Sum  De R P Titions  Crites Sur Le Droit P Nal. Code P Nal Et Code D'instruction Criminelle (Paperback): Boeuf-F R Sum De R P Titions Crites Sur Le Droit P Nal. Code P Nal Et Code D'instruction Criminelle (Paperback)
Boeuf-F
R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Censored - Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall (Paperback): Margaret E. Roberts Censored - Distraction and Diversion Inside China's Great Firewall (Paperback)
Margaret E. Roberts
R477 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R32 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A groundbreaking and surprising look at contemporary censorship in China As authoritarian governments around the world develop sophisticated technologies for controlling information, many observers have predicted that these controls would be easily evaded by savvy internet users. In Censored, Margaret Roberts demonstrates that even censorship that is easy to circumvent can still be enormously effective. Taking advantage of digital data harvested from the Chinese internet and leaks from China's Propaganda Department, Roberts sheds light on how censorship influences the Chinese public. Drawing parallels between censorship in China and the way information is manipulated in the United States and other democracies, she reveals how internet users are susceptible to control even in the most open societies. Censored gives an unprecedented view of how governments encroach on the media consumption of citizens.

Explaining the European Union's Foreign Policy - A Practice Theory of Translocal Action (Hardcover): Magnus Ekengren Explaining the European Union's Foreign Policy - A Practice Theory of Translocal Action (Hardcover)
Magnus Ekengren
R2,019 R1,875 Discovery Miles 18 750 Save R144 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The European Union was created for the purpose of encouraging peace on the continent, but today is increasingly active globally in areas such as diplomacy, development, humanitarian and consular aid, and civilian and military crisis management. Yet we know little about the forces that drive the Union to interact, influence and intervene outside its borders. This book offers a new theoretical perspective that explains how EU collective action is driven by practice, such as diplomatic routines and crisis management procedures. Using global case studies, Ekengren shows how the EU's representatives perform these routines, or transnational practices, across particular 'locales' around the globe, from Kosovo to Haiti. By connecting transnational and local forces in the explanation of EU foreign policy action, he presents an outline of a practice theory of translocal action. Scholars, policymakers and journalists will find this theoretically ground breaking book essential in understanding the European Union's foreign policy.

Rapport Au Ministre De L'int Rieur (Paperback): Merimee P. Rapport Au Ministre De L'int Rieur (Paperback)
Merimee P.
R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Third Pillar - How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind (Hardcover): Raghuram Rajan The Third Pillar - How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind (Hardcover)
Raghuram Rajan 1
R783 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R267 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Where the Party Rules - The Rank and File of China's Communist State (Hardcover): Daniel Koss Where the Party Rules - The Rank and File of China's Communist State (Hardcover)
Daniel Koss
R2,033 R1,916 Discovery Miles 19 160 Save R117 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In most non-democratic countries, today governing forty-four percent of the world population, the power of the regime rests upon a ruling party. Contrasting with conventional notions that authoritarian regime parties serve to contain elite conflict and manipulate electoral-legislative processes, this book presents the case of China and shows that rank and-file members of the Communist Party allow the state to penetrate local communities. Subnational comparative analysis demonstrates that in 'red areas' with high party saturation, the state is most effectively enforcing policy and collecting taxes. Because party membership patterns are extremely enduring, they must be explained by events prior to the Communist takeover in 1949. Frontlines during the anti-colonial Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) continue to shape China's political map even today. Newly available evidence from the Great Leap Forward (1958-1961) and the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) shows how a strong local party basis sustained the regime in times of existential crisis.

Native and Immigrant Entrepreneurship - Lessons for Local Liabilities in Globalization from the Prato Case Study (Hardcover,... Native and Immigrant Entrepreneurship - Lessons for Local Liabilities in Globalization from the Prato Case Study (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Loretta Baldassar
R3,777 R2,938 Discovery Miles 29 380 Save R839 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the issue of "local liabilities", drawing on close analysis of the case of Chinese migrants and the Italian industrial district of Prato in order to elucidate the problems, or liabilities, that derive from the separation between natives and immigrants in local systems of people and firms. Insights are offered from a variety of disciplines, including business and industrial economics, anthropology, and sociology, thereby providing a framework through which to view the problems and also identifying potential pathways for their evolution and resolution. The focus on local liabilities affords an original perspective on the nature of globalization and highlights salient aspects of native and immigrant entrepreneurship. Globalization not only creates "bridges" between distant places but also changes the face of businesses and socioeconomic systems at the local level, where local liabilities may emerge when two or more separate communities (of persons and firms) exist. The greater the separation between the communities, the greater the local liabilities. In offering diverse perspectives on this relatively neglected aspect of globalization, the book will be of interest to a wide readership.

Towards a Spatial Social Policy - Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy (Paperback): Adam Whitworth Towards a Spatial Social Policy - Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy (Paperback)
Adam Whitworth
R687 R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Save R78 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Social policy and human geography are intimately intertwined yet frequently disconnected fields. Whilst social policies are always conceived, implemented and experienced in and through geography, the role of place in social policy scholarship and practice is frequently overlooked. Bringing together experts from both fields, this collection illuminates the myriad of ways that human geography offers rich insights conceptually, empirically and methodologically into the neglected spatialities of policy scholarship, practice and experience. By building the necessary bridges towards a spatial social policy, this book enables the enhanced design, performance and understanding of social policies once properly rooted in their multiple spatialities.

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations - Media, Capital, and the Liberal World System (Paperback): Lee Grieveson Cinema and the Wealth of Nations - Media, Capital, and the Liberal World System (Paperback)
Lee Grieveson
R1,028 R794 Discovery Miles 7 940 Save R234 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media principally in the form of cinema was used during the interwar years by elite institutions to establish and sustain forms of liberal political economy beneficial to their interests. It examines the media produced and circulated by institutions such as states, corporations, and investment banks, as well as the emergence of a corporate media industry and system supported by state policy and integral to the establishment of a new consumer system. Lee Grieveson sketches a genealogy of the use of media to encode liberal political and economic power across the period that saw the United States eclipse Britain as the globally hegemonic power and the related inauguration of new forms of liberal economic globalization. But this is not a distant history. Cinema and the Wealth of Nations examines a foundational conjuncture in the establishment of media forms and a media system instrumental in, and structural to, the emergence and expansion of a world system that has been-and continues to be-brutally violent, unequal, and destructive.

From Deportation to Prison - The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America (Paperback): Patrisia... From Deportation to Prison - The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America (Paperback)
Patrisia Macias-Rojas
R661 R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Save R102 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winner, 2017 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award A thorough and captivating exploration of how mass incarceration and law and order policies of the past forty years have transformed immigration and border enforcement Criminal prosecutions for immigration offenses have more than doubled over the last two decades, as national debates about immigration and criminal justice reforms became headline topics. What lies behind this unprecedented increase? From Deportation to Prison unpacks how the incarceration of over two million people in the United States gave impetus to a federal immigration initiative-The Criminal Alien Program (CAP)-designed to purge non-citizens from dangerously overcrowded jails and prisons. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic and archival research, the findings in this book reveal how the Criminal Alien Program quietly set off a punitive turn in immigration enforcement that has fundamentally altered detention, deportation, and criminal prosecutions for immigration offenses. Patrisia Macias-Rojas presents a "street-level" perspective on how this new regime has serious lived implications for the day-to-day actions of Border Patrol agents, local law enforcement, civil and human rights advocates, and for migrants and residents of predominantly Latina/o border communities. Winner, 2017 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award A thorough and captivating exploration of how mass incarceration and law and order policies of the past forty years have transformed immigration and border enforcement Criminal prosecutions for immigration offenses have more than doubled over the last two decades, as national debates about immigration and criminal justice reforms became headline topics. What lies behind this unprecedented increase? From Deportation to Prison unpacks how the incarceration of over two million people in the United States gave impetus to a federal immigration initiative-The Criminal Alien Program (CAP)-designed to purge non-citizens from dangerously overcrowded jails and prisons. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic and archival research, the findings in this book reveal how the Criminal Alien Program quietly set off a punitive turn in immigration enforcement that has fundamentally altered detention, deportation, and criminal prosecutions for immigration offenses. Patrisia Macias-Rojas presents a "street-level" perspective on how this new regime has serious lived implications for the day-to-day actions of Border Patrol agents, local law enforcement, civil and human rights advocates, and for migrants and residents of predominantly Latina/o border communities.

Understanding the Life Course - Sociological and Psychological Perspectives (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Lorraine Green Understanding the Life Course - Sociological and Psychological Perspectives (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Lorraine Green
R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understanding the Life Course provides a uniquely comprehensive guide to the entire life course from an interdisciplinary perspective. Combining important insights from sociology and psychology, the book presents the concept's theoretical underpinnings in an accessible style, supported by real-life examples. From birth and becoming a parent, to death and grieving for the loss of others, Lorraine Green explores all stages of the life course through key research studies and theories, in conjunction with issues of social inequality and critical examination of lay viewpoints. She highlights the many ways the life course can be interpreted, including themes of linearity and multidirectionality, continuity and discontinuity, and the interplay between nature and nurture. The second edition updates key data and includes additional material on topics such as new technologies, changing markers of transitions to adulthood, active ageing, resilience and neuropsychology. This comprehensive approach will continue to be essential reading for students on vocational programmes such as social work and nursing, and will provide thought-provoking insight into the wider contexts of the life course for students of psychology and sociology.

No Child Left Alone - Getting the Government Out of Parenting (Hardcover): Abby W Schachter No Child Left Alone - Getting the Government Out of Parenting (Hardcover)
Abby W Schachter
R623 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Uncle Sam is the worst helicopter parent in America. Children are taken from their parents because they are obese. Parents are arrested for letting their children play outside alone. Sledding and swaddling are banned. From games to school to breast-feeding to daycare, the overbearing bureaucratic state keeps getting between kids and their parents. The state's safety, hygiene, and health regulations rule, and the government's judgment may not coincide with yours. Which foods and drinks to send to school, what toys to buy, whether to breast- or bottle-feed babies are all choices that used to be left to you and me. Not anymore. As a mom to four kids, I should be used to it, but I'm not. All the government-mandated parenting gets under my skin. And I'm not alone. No Child Left Alone explores the growing problem of an intrusive, interfering government and highlights those parents--all the Captain Mommies and Captain Daddies across America--fighting to take back control over their families.

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