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International Economics: Theory and Policy (International Edition)
International Economics: Theory and Policy (International Edition)
At the start of the twenty-first century, international aspects of economics remain as important and controversial as ever. In the last decade alone, major currency and Financial crises have rocked industrializing countries from East Asia to Latin America; countries in Europe have given up their national currencies in favor of a common currency,...
Sacred Places Around the World: 108 Destinations (Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series)
Sacred Places Around the World: 108 Destinations (Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series)

Human civilization in the 21st century can be defined by diversity and duality. One-fifth of the world’s population is Chinese, another fifth Muslim. A hundred million of us are homeless children living in extreme poverty. More than two percent of the human population is mentally retarded. There are over 10,000 spoken languages. Yet, a...

Mutiny and Leadership
Mutiny and Leadership
Whenever leadership emerges within a group, there will be resistance to that leadership. Discontent may manifest in a number of ways, and action will always be determined by factors such as resource, numbers, time, space, and the legitimacy of the resistance. What, then, turns discontent into
mutiny?

Mutiny is often
...
The Idea of Human Rights
The Idea of Human Rights

The international doctrine of human rights is one of the most ambitious parts of the settlement of World War II. Since then, the language of human rights has become the common language of social criticism in global political life. This book is a theoretical examination of the central idea of that language, the idea of a human right. In...

Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: Oil Multinationals and Social Challenges
Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility: Oil Multinationals and Social Challenges
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has emerged as an important approach for addressing the social and environmental impact of company activities. Yet companies are increasingly expected to go beyond this. They are now often expected to assist in addressing many of the world's most pressing problems, including climate change, poverty and...
El Narcotraficante: Narcocorridos and the Construction of a Cultural Persona on the U.S.–Mexico Border (Inter-America Series)
El Narcotraficante: Narcocorridos and the Construction of a Cultural Persona on the U.S.–Mexico Border (Inter-America Series)

Since the late 1970s, a new folk hero has risen to prominence in the U.S.-Mexico border region and beyond—the narcotrafficker. Celebrated in the narcocorrido, a current form of the traditional border song known as the corrido, narcotraffickers are often portrayed as larger-than-life "social bandits" who rise from poor or...

Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management
Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management

Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management focuses on manifested threats to humans and their welfare as a result of natural disasters. The book uses an integrative approach to address socio-cultural, political and physical components of the disaster process. Human and social vulnerability as well as risk...

Coping with Water Scarcity: Addressing the Challenges
Coping with Water Scarcity: Addressing the Challenges

One of the main problems confronting the world of the 21st Century is a shortage of water. There is already severe scarcity in many regions of the world, causing tremendous problems for local populations and indeed entire societies. There is insufficient water available for the production of food to alleviate poverty and starvation; the lack of...

New Approaches to CSR, Sustainability and Accountability, Volume I (Accounting, Finance, Sustainability, Governance & Fraud: Theory and Application)
New Approaches to CSR, Sustainability and Accountability, Volume I (Accounting, Finance, Sustainability, Governance & Fraud: Theory and Application)
This book provides a platform for discussing the challenges that organizations face in order to implement sustainability, ethics, and effective corporate governance, all of which are important elements of “standing out” from other companies. Examining the background of the New European Consensus on development with the new...
Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta (Ram Chandra)
Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta (Ram Chandra)

WITHOUT THE DARKNESS, LIGHT HAS NO PURPOSE.

WITHOUT THE VILLAIN, WHAT WOULD THE GODS DO?

INDIA, 3400 BCE.

A land in tumult, poverty and chaos. Most people suffer quietly. A few rebel. Some fight for a better world. Some for themselves. Some don’t give a damn. Raavan. Fathered by one of the...

Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and the End of Leisure (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)
Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and the End of Leisure (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)

Birth of the Binge: Serial TV and the End of Leisure describes and details serial television and "binge watching," the exceedingly popular form of contemporary television viewing that has come to dominance over the past decade. Author Dennis Broe looks at this practice of media consumption by suggesting that...

Population, Development, and the Environment: Challenges to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia Pacific
Population, Development, and the Environment: Challenges to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia Pacific
This book takes the reader into some of the most intransigent social, economic, and political issues that impact achieving sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. Through meticulous analysis of the integrated relationships between population, development, and the environment, the chapters in this volume investigate the impacts of...
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