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Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues
Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures that Dared to Protest Real World Issues

Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood feature that dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American society was gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated.

  • Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and how most feature flms deal with controversial issues long after the...
Moral Capitalism: Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good
Moral Capitalism: Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good

The world is drifting without a clear plan for its economic development, Communism is dead, but many see capitalism as amoral and too easily abused. In the wake of the debacles of Enron and other corporate scandals, continued jobless growth, and a languid economy, we need a roadmap to a better future. Written by Stephen Young, the global...

Biotechnology and Agricultural Development: Transgenic Cotton, Rural Institutions and Resource-poor Farmers
Biotechnology and Agricultural Development: Transgenic Cotton, Rural Institutions and Resource-poor Farmers

This book addresses the continuing controversy over the potential impact of genetically modified (GM) crops in developing countries. Supporters of the technology claim it offers one of the best hopes for increasing agricultural production and reducing rural poverty, while opponents see it as an untested intervention that will bring corporate...

Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives
Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

There is often more than meets the eye where politics, religion and money are concerned. This is certainly the case with the Faith-Based Initiative. Section 104, a small provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill called "Charitable Choice," was the beginning of what we now know as the Faith-Based Initiative. In its original form, the...

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
He has been cited by The New York Times Magazine as "probably the most important economist in the world" and by Time as "the world's best-known economist." He has advised an extraordinary range of world leaders and international institutions on the full range of issues related to creating economic success and reducing...
Nutrition and Well-Being A-Z (Two Vol. Set)
Nutrition and Well-Being A-Z (Two Vol. Set)

Nutrition is one of the most important factors that impact health in all areas of the lifecycle. Pregnant women need adequate food and health care to deliver a healthy baby who has a good birth weight and a fighting chance for survival. In many regions of the world, the infant mortality rate is very high, meaning that many infants will not live...

Education in Rwanda: Rebalancing Resources to Accelerate Post-Conflict Development and Poverty Reduction (World Bank Country Study)
Education in Rwanda: Rebalancing Resources to Accelerate Post-Conflict Development and Poverty Reduction (World Bank Country Study)
Ten years after the 1994 genocide in which an estimated 10 percent of the country’s population perished, Rwanda’s devastated education system is now back on its feet. Classrooms have been repaired and new ones built; teachers who fled the mayhem have been reintegrated into the teaching force; arrears in teacher pay have been cleared up;...
Critical Play: Radical Game Design
Critical Play: Radical Game Design
For many players, games are entertainment, diversion, relaxation, fantasy. But what if certain games were something more than this, providing not only outlets for entertainment but a means for creative expression, instruments for conceptual thinking, or tools for social change? In Critical Play, artist and game designer Mary Flanagan...
Extraordinary Comebacks: 201 Inspiring Stories of Courage, Triumph and Success
Extraordinary Comebacks: 201 Inspiring Stories of Courage, Triumph and Success

The human spirit is among the most powerful and resilient forces on the planet, and the stories of these incredible people prove that, with commitment and perseverance, you can do anything! From daunting physical challenges to spiritual crises to utter poverty, these success stories of people young and old, rich and poor, famous and...

Seeing the Elephant: Understanding Globalization from Trunk to Tail
Seeing the Elephant: Understanding Globalization from Trunk to Tail

In the new millennium, it is nearly impossible for us to talk about basic concerns like food or gas prices, without examining global intersections in trade, energy, immigration, the environment, and defense. Many countries once described as "developing" nations now wield greater economic and political influence than some of the...

Critical Social Issues in American Education: Democracy and Meaning in a Globalizing World
Critical Social Issues in American Education: Democracy and Meaning in a Globalizing World
This volume, like the editions that preceded it, is predicated on the following assumption: Educators must see their work as inextricably linked to conflicts, stresses, and crises of the social world—whether these appear in forms that might be cultural, moral, political, economic, ecological, or spiritual. It is impossible to make sense of...
Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation
Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation

There has been immense worldwide excitement about the potential of Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) businesses to help impoverished societies escape poverty. Unfortunately, many BoP firms are locked in a "survival trap" that keeps them small, inefficient, and unprofitable. Now, Eric Kacou identifies breakthrough...

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