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Housing, Land, and Property Rights in Post-Conflict United Nations and Other Peace Operations: A Comparative Survey and Proposa

For more than sixty years, the blue helmets of the United Nations peacekeeping missions have come to symbolize both the promise and the fragility of the UN. Though beset with unresolved conflicts, underfunded, and invariably burdened with sentiments of over-expectation, UN peace operations have made a difference with their 'peacebuilding' initiatives. While peacebuilding has been extensively analysed and critiqued, the UN's role in a...

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Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Music and other sound effects have been central to a whole host of media forms throughout the twentieth century, either as background, accompaniment, or main driving force. With the widespread growth of digital technologies, such interactions will continue to mutate in new directions. Despite the expansion of research into the use of music and sound in film, the investigation of sonic interactions with other media forms has been a la...

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Varieties of Feminism

"In Varieties of Feminism Myra Marx Ferree provides a compelling history of contemporary German feminism, which she contrasts with the history of the American women's movement. . . Ferree's comparative strategy is successful. . . In demonstrating the importance of opportunity structures, Ferree contributes to feminist theory regarding intersectionality as discourse and practice, showing the importance of national political and histor...

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Die Stadt in der Sozialen Arbeit

"Die Lektüre des Handbuchs lohnt sich auf jeden Fall. Es ist gut gemacht. Die Beiträge sind griffig und anregend. Die Autorinnen und Autoren geben einen guten Einblick in ihre wissenschaftliche Praxis. Das Handbuch ist zu empfehlen vor allem für jene, die sich mit wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen auseinandersetzen wollen im Schnittstellenbereich von Sozialer Arbeit und Stadtentwicklung." SOZIALwirtschaft - Zeitschrift für Sozialmanag...

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After Whiteness: Unmaking an American Majority (Cultural Front)

"A lucid, fiercely argued, brilliantly conceived, richly provocative work in an emergent and growing area of cultural studies. After Whiteness sets new directions in American literary and cultural studies, and will be become a landmark in the field." (Sacvan Bercovitch,Harvard University)

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Retribution and Reparation in the Transition to Democracy

"This is a timely and important collection of rigorously argued essays that bring a welcome historical and comparative frame to the study of transitional justice in new democracies. Their nuanced considerations of the moral complexities in intergenerational claims for restitution and rich analyses of how emotions, intentions and beliefs shape trials and sanctions push our understanding of transnational justice to new levels." "This i...

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Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation

Written by leading scholars and judges, the Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation is a modern-day survey of the state of this essential field. The book is an important and timely contribution by leading corporate law scholars, judges, and practitioners, seeking to better understand and explain the proliferation of shareholder litigation across the globe. It provides a cross-jurisdictional survey of litigation and...

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Special Programs and Services in Schools Creating Options, Meeting Needs, Revised, 2nd Edition

Surveys and explains all special programs and services in schools For understanding, managing, connecting to instruction Covers special education, NCLB, Title 1, ESL, charter schools, adult education, health services, applied education, service coordination, funding, prevention programs, guidance, community partnerships, and more Syllabus-ready, up-to-date references, questions for discussion From drug prevention to nutrition, school...

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The Political Future of Hong Kong: Democracy within Communist China

On July 1st, 2007, Hong Kong celebrated the 10th anniversary of its return to the People’s Republic of China, but the past decade has been a bumpy ride for both the Hong Kong people and the central leaders in China. In fact, in 2003 Beijing had already succumbed to public pressure within the fairly short period of its rule by abruptly replacing its handpicked first Chief Executive with a British-groomed civil servant. This book exami...

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The Politics Of Obedience The Discourse Of Voluntary Servitude

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.