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Detecting Corruption in Developing Countries - Identifying Causes/Strategies for Action (Paperback): Bertram Spector Detecting Corruption in Developing Countries - Identifying Causes/Strategies for Action (Paperback)
Bertram Spector
R737 R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Save R60 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Excessive government discretion, bribery and abuse of power for private benefit are widespread phenomena in developing countries. This corruption results in hundreds and thousands of citizens going without the critical public services they are entitled to or rely on. Corruption occurs at all levels of society, from local and national governments, civil society, judiciary functions and small and large businesses alike, leaving little room for a country's development and economic growth. To combat corruption in developing countries, policy makers must understand the problem and devise a meaningful strategy that attacks its underlying causes and not just deals with its symptoms. Detecting Corruption merges scholarship on corruption assessments with practical techniques on ways practitioners and policy makers can implement anti corruption assistance. The authors argue that assessments need to adopt a comprehensive "whole of government" approach that examines all key sectors where there are corruption vulnerabilities. Strong accountability/control measures need to be designed and implemented across all sectors into a multidimensional strategy/program. Detailed case studies from the authors' work in Ukraine, Honduras, Senegal and Timor Leste show the effectiveness of the comprehensive approach to corruption.

Political Corruption in America, 2 Volume Set - An Encyclopaedia of Scandals, Power and Greed (Hardcover, 3rd): Grey House... Political Corruption in America, 2 Volume Set - An Encyclopaedia of Scandals, Power and Greed (Hardcover, 3rd)
Grey House Publishing
R5,541 R4,913 Discovery Miles 49 130 Save R628 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This dynamic, two-volume reference work covers the complete scandal-filled history of American political corruption. Over 350 information-packed entries explore the people, crimes, investigations and court cases behind 200 years of political scandals. Highlights of this third edition include: 350 A-Z entries, with See Also references, that knit together people, cases & crimes New entries in this updated edition include Charles Rangel, Aaron Schock, Thaddeus McCotter, Rick Renzi, G. Thomas Porteous, Sheldon Silver and new information on the New Jersey George Washington bridge scandal, the Veterans Administration scandal and Russian hacking during the 2016 Presidential election. Eight helpful Appendices provide important overviews of scandal groups A full range of Illustrations, including political cartoons, photos, along with graphs and tables to provide more context A comprehensive, in-depth Historical Chronology of major political scandals in US history, from colonial times to the present An expanded Primary Documents section provides important additional resources An annotated Bibliography, Suggested Readings, and Cumulative Subject INdex round out the rich resources available in these volumes Available in print and ebook formats Students, scholars, and other readers interested in American history, political science, and ethics will appreciate this survey of a wide range of corrupting influences. An important look at how our political system developed and changed and the forces that compelled these changes. With its comprehensive coverage of this interesting topic, Political Corruption in America will prove to be a useful addition to the reference collections of all public libraries, university libraries, history collections, political science collections and high schools.

The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality (Hardcover): Robin Pickering-Iazzi The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality (Hardcover)
Robin Pickering-Iazzi
R1,120 R970 Discovery Miles 9 700 Save R150 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The past two decades have witnessed increasing opposition to mafia influence and activities in Italy. Community organizations such as Libera, founded in 1995, and Addiopizzo, originating in 2004, exemplify how Italian society has tried to come together to promote antimafia activities. The societal opposition to mafia influence continues to grow and the Internet has become a frontline in the battle between the two groups. The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality is the first book to examine the online battles between the mafia and its growing cohort of opponents. While the mafia's supporters have used Internet technologies to expand its power, profits, and violence, antimafia citizens employ the same technologies to recreate Italian civil society. The contributors to this volume are experts in diverse fields and offer interdisciplinary studies of antimafia activism and legality in online journalism, Twitter, YouTube, digital storytelling, blogs, music, and photography. These examinations enable readers to understand the grassroots Italian cultural revolution, which makes individuals responsible for promoting justice, freedom, and dignity.

The Cameo Conspiracy - A Shocking True Story of Murder and Injustice (Paperback, 3): George Skelly The Cameo Conspiracy - A Shocking True Story of Murder and Injustice (Paperback, 3)
George Skelly
R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The key actors range from the enigmatic and long discredited Detective Chief Inspector Herbert Balmer (whose nickname was the 'King of the Verbals') to the much criticised Lord Chief Justice of the times, Lord Goddard, to a relative of the author whose knowledge of a travesty of justice echoes throughout the book's pages. George Kelly was hanged in 1949 for shooting dead two men: the manager of the Cameo Cinema, Wavertree and his assistant. Undeniably from the wrong side of the tracks and involved in the black markets, rackets and illegal drinking dens of the post-Second-World-War era, Kelly and his co-accused Charles Connolly (who went to prison for ten years) found themselves expertly 'fitted-up' because they were deemed to be riff-raff in what for them both became a Kafkaesque nightmare. In this, the definitive book on the Cameo case, the author recounts these events with the eye of someone who has undertaken prodigious research and has a passion against injustice. The result is not simply a superbly worked account of how due process and justice faltered but a snapshot of social and legal history in which the parallel worlds of the Underworld and Establishment collide in the courtroom and official decision-making. The Cameo murder case can also be seen as one of the most important of the 20th century. Although it took 50 years for the injustice to be admitted, along with the case of Timothy Evans and others incomprehensible to the modern-day eye, it ranks as a turning point in understanding the depths of wickedness or wilful blindness to which certain people or their organizations can descend to in the absence of decency, integrity and adequate safeguards. After more than half a century, the book's two subjects were posthumously cleared by the Court of Appeal in 2003, following the release of the original version of this book.

Russian Organized Corruption Networks and their International Trajectories (Hardcover, 2011 ed.): Serguei Cheloukhine, M.R.... Russian Organized Corruption Networks and their International Trajectories (Hardcover, 2011 ed.)
Serguei Cheloukhine, M.R. Haberfeld
R2,649 R2,233 Discovery Miles 22 330 Save R416 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Countries undergoing major social and legal transitions typically experience a light, but relatively insignificant, increase in crime. However, in the past decade, many transitional countries in Eastern Europe, and Russia in particular, have experienced a surge in criminal activities that came about through the collaboration of diverse players such as criminals, state officials, businesspersons, and law enforcement into organized networks aimed to obtain financial and economic gains.

Confronting Corruption, Building Accountability - Lessons from the World of International Development Advising (Hardcover):... Confronting Corruption, Building Accountability - Lessons from the World of International Development Advising (Hardcover)
Lloyd J. Dumas, Janine R. Wedel, Greg Callman
R1,778 Discovery Miles 17 780 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The crisis that nearly brought the world's financial house down in 2008 demonstrated clearly and powerfully that the global economy cannot work well where there is widespread deception based in deep-seated corruption and lack of accountability. Corruption and lack of accountability are also key reasons why international development assistance so often fails to deliver on its promise. With a unique focus on corruption among those giving rather than receiving development advice, this book analyzes the problem, considers how major donor organizations approach it, and offers a series of helpful strategies for working toward solutions--in aid delivery and beyond.

Pendergast! (Paperback): Lawrence H. Larsen, Nancy J. Hulston Pendergast! (Paperback)
Lawrence H. Larsen, Nancy J. Hulston
R452 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R117 (26%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

More than a half-century after the death of Kansas City's notorious political boss, Thomas J. Pendergast, the Pendergast name still evokes great interest and even controversy. Now, in this first full-scale biography of Pendergast, Lawrence H. Larsen and Nancy J. Hulston have successfully provided-through extensive research, including use of recently released prison records and previously unavailable family records-a clear look at the life of Thomas J. Pendergast. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1872, Tom Pendergast moved to Kansas City around 1890 to work for his brother James, founder of the Pendergast "Goat" faction in Kansas City Democratic politics. In 1911, Pendergast became head of the Goats, and over the next fifteen years he created a powerful political machine that used illegal voting and criminal enforcers to gain power. Following a change in the city charter in 1925, Pendergast took control of Kansas City and ran it as his own personal business. In the 1930s, he received over $30 million annually from gambling, prostitution, and narcotics, putting him in the big leagues of American civic corruption. He also wielded great power in the National Democratic Party and started Harry S. Truman on the road to the presidency. In this well-balanced biography, the authors examine Pendergast's rise to power, his successes as a political leader, his compassion for the destitute, and his reputation for keeping his word. They also examine Pendergast's character development and how his methods became more and more ruthless. Pendergast had no use for ideology in his "invisible government"-only votes counted. In 1937 and 1938 the federal government broke the back of Pendergast's machine, convicting 259 of his campaign aides for vote fraud. In 1939 Pendergast, who was believed to be the largest bettor on horse racing in the United States, was jailed for income tax evasion, and he died in disgrace in 1945. An insightful and comprehensive biography, Pendergast! will surely serve for years to come as the most thorough investigation of the life and infamous career of Tom Pendergast.

Wild Man - The Life and Times of Daniel Ellsberg (Paperback): T. Wells Wild Man - The Life and Times of Daniel Ellsberg (Paperback)
T. Wells
R962 Discovery Miles 9 620 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

On September 4, 1971, the office of Lewis Fielding, a psychiatrist practicing in Los Angeles, was broken into. It looked like a run of the mill drug raid. A month later, a homeless man was charged with burglary and the case was considered closed. On June 17, 1972, five men were charged with breaking and entering at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. With these two burglaries, one seemingly innocuous while the other was more serious because of the venue, the scandal known as Watergate was born. As the tale of Richard Nixon and his Plumbers began to unfold, it was discovered that one of Lewis Fielding's patients was Daniel Ellsberg, the man who released the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times . Ellsberg was high on Nixon's list of enemies and he vowed to destroy him at all costs. In Wild Man , Tom Wells explores the life of Daniel Ellsberg to discover what makes an individual enact the most severe breach of government security ever to occur in the United States. As Wells follows Ellsberg from his early days as a piano prodigy to his years of great promise at Harvard, we see the development of a volatile, narcissistic loner with a voracious sexual appetite, a highly developed intelligence and, most importantly, the overwhelming need to take centre stage in the pageant known as America. In Wild Man , Tom Wells creates an unforgettable picture of Daniel Ellsberg, an American Everyman for the seventies who embodied the promise and paranoia of that uncertain time. This is a thrilling piece of biography that will stand as one of the great American portraits.

Corruption and Money Laundering - A Symbiotic Relationship (Hardcover): David Chaikin, J. C Sharman Corruption and Money Laundering - A Symbiotic Relationship (Hardcover)
David Chaikin, J. C Sharman
R1,953 Discovery Miles 19 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Corruption is the biggest single obstacle to development, while money laundering is at the heart of all profit-driven crime. The failure to appreciate the intimate linkages between these two crimes has undermined international efforts to combat these global scourges. Through a policy and legal analysis, this book shows how corruption facilitates money laundering and vice versa. It demonstrates how strategies utilized to counter one type of financial crime can be adapted to fight the other. Chaikin and Sharman provide a pioneering evaluation of the current systems from multi-disciplinary perspective based on professional experience and extensive interviews.

Loser Take All - Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008 (Paperback): Mark Crispin Miller Loser Take All - Election Fraud and the Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008 (Paperback)
Mark Crispin Miller
R324 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R77 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Among the subjects treated in this book are the myth of George Bush's victory in Florida in 2000 and FOX News' key role in propagating it, Senator Max Cleland's dubious defeat in Georgia in 2002, Bush's 're-election' in 2004, and evidence that the Republicans will attempt to steal the presidential election in 2008.

The February 2015 Assassination of Boris Nemtsov and the Flawed Trial of his Alleged Killers (Paperback): John B. Dunlop The February 2015 Assassination of Boris Nemtsov and the Flawed Trial of his Alleged Killers (Paperback)
John B. Dunlop
R803 R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Save R175 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book provides a detailed description of the Russian crime of the twenty-first century as well as a thorough examination of the eighty sessions of the nine-month-long trial (during 2016-2017) of Boris Nemtsovs alleged killers. It directs attention to the chief obstacle in determining what precisely happened shortly before midnight on February 27, 2015, on a bridge located a mere stones throw away from the Kremlin, in an area under the active surveillance of the Russian Federal Protective Service. The glaring absence of closed circuit videos from this most heavily guarded site in Russia is underscored. Given the absence of such key evidence, those seeking to investigate the murder have been akin to blind people stumbling about in obscurity. The attempts to penetrate this man-made fog undertaken during the course of the trial by the Nemtsov family attorneys, Vadim Prokhorov and Olga Mikhailova, as well as by numerous tenacious analysts of the crime, such as former deputy Russian energy minister Vladimir Milov, former Russian presidential economics advisor Andrei Illarionov, and leading mathematician Andrei Piontkovskii, are covered in full. The uneven case mounted by the prosecution and the scrappy defense effort of the attorneys for the alleged killers, many of them ethnic Chechens, are highlighted, as is the non-unanimous verdict which was reached by the twelve jurors. The findings of this study are in agreement with those of a number of commentators who contend that the actual organizers of the crime remain at large as does the assassinations shadowy mastermind.

Corruption and Development - The Anti-Corruption Campaigns (Hardcover): Sarah Bracking Corruption and Development - The Anti-Corruption Campaigns (Hardcover)
Sarah Bracking
R2,653 Discovery Miles 26 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a multidisciplinary interrogation of the global anti-corruption campaigns of the last ten years, arguing that while some positive change is observable, the period is also replete with perverse consequences and unintended outcomes. Contributors to the volume unravel the normative assumptions, power relationships and problems of intervention within anti-corruption campaigns in development theory and practice; evaluate and deconstruct donor policy in the area of anti-corruption; and look at new institutional initiatives to build transparency and accountability in government.

Cruel Hoax - Feminism and the New World Order (Paperback): Henry Makow Cruel Hoax - Feminism and the New World Order (Paperback)
Henry Makow
R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

FEMINISM & HOMOSEXUALITY; HOW HETEROSEXUALITY WORKS Feminism, our official gender ideology, masquerades as a movement for woman's rights. In reality, feminism is a cruel hoax, telling women their natural biological instincts are "socially constructed" to oppress them. Feminism is elite social engineering designed to destroy gender identity by making women masculine and men feminine. Increasingly heterosexuals are conditioned to behave like homosexuals who generally don't marry and have children. Courtship and monogamy are being replaced by sexual promiscuity, prophesied in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Rockefeller and Rothschild created feminism to poison male-female relations (divide and conquer.) Their twin objectives are depopulation and totalitarian world government. Why? These bankers create money out of nothing and think they are God. "Cruel Hoax" shows the connection between feminism, Communism and 9-11. It examines male-female relations and shows how we can take back our heterosexuality.

Russia's Oil Barons and Metal Magnates - Oligarchs and the State in Transition (Hardcover): S. Fortescue Russia's Oil Barons and Metal Magnates - Oligarchs and the State in Transition (Hardcover)
S. Fortescue
R2,128 Discovery Miles 21 280 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Russian politics have been dominated over the last decade by the relationship between the oligarchs and the state. The existing literature is damning of the oligarchs, on two major grounds: they won their wealth and power corruptly, and rapaciously stripped the assets they had so dubiously obtained. This book contains a critical analysis of each of the claims made against them. In doing so it presents a detailed analysis of the place of the oligarchs in the Russian political economy.

Democracy, Inequality and Corruption - Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines Compared (Paperback): Jong-Sung You Democracy, Inequality and Corruption - Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines Compared (Paperback)
Jong-Sung You
R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this comparative, historical survey of three East Asian democracies, Jong-sung You explores the correlation between inequality and corruption in the countries of South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. Drawing on a wealth of rich empirical research, he illustrates the ways in which economic inequality can undermine democratic accountability, thereby increasing the risk of clientelism and capture. Transcending the scope of corruption research beyond economic growth, this book surveys why some countries, like the Philippines, have failed to curb corruption and develop, whilst others such as South Korea and Taiwan have been more successful. Taking into account factors such as the success and failure of land reform, variations in social structure, and industrial policy, Jong-sung You provides a sound example of how comparative analysis can be employed to identify causal direction and mechanisms in political science.

Corruption and Governance in Africa - Swaziland, Kenya, Nigeria (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Kempe Ronald Hope Sr Corruption and Governance in Africa - Swaziland, Kenya, Nigeria (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Kempe Ronald Hope Sr
R2,421 R2,098 Discovery Miles 20 980 Save R323 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume analyzes the corruption phenomenon in Africa and how to combat it from a governance perspective with illustrated case studies from three of the most corrupt of those nations covering, respectively, the Southern Africa region (Swaziland); the Eastern Africa region (Kenya); and the Western Africa region (Nigeria). Drawing on the available data, research literature, and field practice experience, the nature and extent of corruption are identified; the factors influencing the causes and determining the consequences of corruption are delineated; measures that have been put in place to control corruption are outlined and discussed; and new policy solutions are proposed and advocated to more effectively control the corruption menace in Africa.

Spies in Congress - Inside the Democrats' Covered-Up Cyber Scandal (Hardcover): Frank Miniter Spies in Congress - Inside the Democrats' Covered-Up Cyber Scandal (Hardcover)
Frank Miniter
R475 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R123 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A spy ring was allowed to grow in Congress, and no one wants to talk about it. When Imran Awan, an IT aide for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), was arrested by the FBI as he tried to fly away to Pakistan, the media didn't know what to make of the story. Was this just a bank fraud case or something more? Why was this team of congressional IT administrators paid chief-of-staff-level salaries? Why did they provide fraudulent data to Capitol Police? How had they evaded background checks? As facts emerged, it became frighteningly clear this case was really about a spy ring that operated in the offices of more than 40 members of Congress, all Democrats. By following the digital tracks of this group of IT aides, Spies in Congress uncovers a real-life international spy thriller and unearths a shocking reality the U.S. government would rather we didn't know. Much of the media clearly wants to protect the party they favor, and the members of Congress involved don't want to pay a political price. Even the Republican leadership in Congress has been reluctant to hold hearings or to ensure that an ethics investigation take place. We can still insist on an honest ending, but to do that, we need to come to terms with what's in this book.

Transgression in Korea - Beyond Resistance and Control (Hardcover): Juhn Young Ahn Transgression in Korea - Beyond Resistance and Control (Hardcover)
Juhn Young Ahn
R1,422 R1,281 Discovery Miles 12 810 Save R141 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the turn of the millennium South Korea has continued to grapple with transgressions that shook the nation to its core. Following the serial killings of Korea's raincoat killer, the events that led to the dissolution of the United Progressive Party, the criminal negligence of the owner and also the crew members of the sunken Sewol Ferry, as well as the political scandals of 2016, there has been much public debate about morality, transparency, and the law in South Korea. Yet, despite its prevalence in public discourse, transgression in Korea has not received proper scholarly attention. Transgression in Korea challenges the popular conceptions of transgression as resistance to authority, the collapse of morality, and an attempt at self- empowerment. Examples of transgression from premodern, modern, and contemporary Korea are examined side by side to underscore the possibility of reading transgression in more ways than one. These examples are taken from a devotional screen from medieval Korea, trickster tales from the late Choson period, reports about flesheating humans, newspaper articles about same- sex relationships from colonial Korea, and films about extramarital affairs, wayward youths, and a vengeful vigilante. Bringing together specialists from various disciplines such as history, art history, anthropology, premodern literature, religion, and fi lm studies, the context- sensitive readings of transgression provided in this book suggest that transgression and authority can be seen as forming something other than an antagonistic relationship.

Transgression in Korea - Beyond Resistance and Control (Paperback): Juhn Young Ahn Transgression in Korea - Beyond Resistance and Control (Paperback)
Juhn Young Ahn
R582 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R41 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the turn of the millennium South Korea has continued to grapple with transgressions that shook the nation to its core. Following the serial killings of Korea's raincoat killer, the events that led to the dissolution of the United Progressive Party, the criminal negligence of the owner and also the crew members of the sunken Sewol Ferry, as well as the political scandals of 2016, there has been much public debate about morality, transparency, and the law in South Korea. Yet, despite its prevalence in public discourse, transgression in Korea has not received proper scholarly attention. Transgression in Korea challenges the popular conceptions of transgression as resistance to authority, the collapse of morality, and an attempt at self- empowerment. Examples of transgression from premodern, modern, and contemporary Korea are examined side by side to underscore the possibility of reading transgression in more ways than one. These examples are taken from a devotional screen from medieval Korea, trickster tales from the late Choson period, reports about flesheating humans, newspaper articles about same- sex relationships from colonial Korea, and films about extramarital affairs, wayward youths, and a vengeful vigilante. Bringing together specialists from various disciplines such as history, art history, anthropology, premodern literature, religion, and fi lm studies, the context- sensitive readings of transgression provided in this book suggest that transgression and authority can be seen as forming something other than an antagonistic relationship.

The Struggle Against Corruption: A Comparative Study (Paperback, 2004 ed.): Roberta Ann Johnson The Struggle Against Corruption: A Comparative Study (Paperback, 2004 ed.)
Roberta Ann Johnson
R1,340 Discovery Miles 13 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Understanding and responding to corruption is a worldwide challenge. This book offers a general overview of the nature, pattern, and differing perspectives on political and economic corruption. Providing detail and depth, the book examines and compares corruption in four countries: the United States, Israel, Russia, and India. Each country chapter explores how corruption is defined and understood in that country and provides case material illustrating corrupt practice and responses to it. The country chapters also cover whistleblowing activities, their prevalence, importance, and impact. A comparative analysis presents the most prominent factors contributing to a reduced level of corruption and the factors that lead to whistleblower success.

The Struggle Against Corruption: A Comparative Study (Hardcover, 2004 ed.): Roberta Ann Johnson The Struggle Against Corruption: A Comparative Study (Hardcover, 2004 ed.)
Roberta Ann Johnson
R2,127 Discovery Miles 21 270 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Understanding and responding to corruption is a worldwide challenge. This book offers a general overview of the nature, pattern, and differing perspectives on political and economic corruption. Providing detail and depth, the book examines and compares corruption in four countries: the United States, Israel, Russia, and India. Each country chapter explores how corruption is defined and understood in that country and provides case material illustrating corrupt practice and responses to it. The country chapters also cover whistleblowing activities, their prevalence, importance, and impact. A comparative analysis presents the most prominent factors contributing to a reduced level of corruption and the factors that lead to whistleblower success.

Corruption and Market in Contemporary China (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Yan Sun Corruption and Market in Contemporary China (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Yan Sun
R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Fatal Deception (Paperback, Rev. ed., 1st Touchstone ed): BOWKER M Fatal Deception (Paperback, Rev. ed., 1st Touchstone ed)
BOWKER M
R397 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R61 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

STILL LEGAL, STILL LETHAL


Most Americans mistakenly believe asbestos was banned long ago. In fact, it is still legal and can still kill you. Its microscopic fibers cause painful and incurable diseases.

Despite being outlawed in nearly every other industrialized country, asbestos remains a legal component of more than three thousand common products in the United States. These include toasters, washers/dryers, ovens, building supplies, and automobile brakes. Our confusion about asbestos is no accident.

Fatal Deception is a chilling exposť of the asbestos industry's successful seventy-year campaign to hide the deadly effects of its products from the American people. The stakes are high -- tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. Michael Bowker rips the cover off the decades of deceit, including the treachery in Libby, Montana, site of the most deadly environmental disaster in U.S. history. He also unveils a startling and ongoing cover-up at Ground Zero -- where thousands of New Yorkers may still be suffering from exposure to dangerous levels of asbestos fibers.

Compelling, enraging, and very timely, Fatal Deception is not just a fascinating story, it is a plea to the government and to the American people to help sponsor research into asbestos-related diseases -- and a call to arms to ban asbestos now.

Resistance Behind Bars - The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women (Paperback, New edition): Victoria Law Resistance Behind Bars - The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women (Paperback, New edition)
Victoria Law
R414 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R101 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This title is an important and uplifting call to end prisons as they currently are, supported by stories of struggles and uprisings in women's prisons over the years.

Disaster Capitalism - Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe (Paperback): Antony Loewenstein Disaster Capitalism - Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe (Paperback)
Antony Loewenstein
R243 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R36 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Disaster has become big business. Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein trav-els across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism. He discovers how companies cash in on or-ganized misery in a hidden world of privatized detention centers, militarized private security, aid profiteering, and destructive mining. What emerges through Loewenstein's re-porting is a dark history of multinational corpo-rations that, with the aid of media and political elites, have grown more powerful than national governments. In the twenty-first century, the vulnerable have become the world's most valu-able commodity.

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