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Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society, Politics
Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society, Politics
In recent decades Iran has experienced a wide range of changes. These include shifts in the relationship between urban and rural economies, the nationwide growth of the middle class and ensuing social mobility, a higher literacy rate along with the expansion of educational institutions, and new complexities and expectations in gender...
Little Green Data Book 2004
Little Green Data Book 2004
In its 3rd annual edition, The Little Green Data Book 2004 is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation.

Profiles of each country include 48 key development...

Software by Design: Shaping Technology and The Workplace
Software by Design: Shaping Technology and The Workplace
As computers become more and more integral to business and other organizational operations around the world, software design must increasingly meet the social demands of the workplace. This book provides an informative, cogent examination of how various social factors--such as organizational structure, workplace relations, and market...
Mobile and Wireless Communications
Mobile and Wireless Communications
One of the very first books published on the social impact of the mobile phone was Timo Kopomaa’s The City in Your Pocket: Birth of the Mobile Information Society. The book, published in 2000, was based on research that Kopomaa had undertaken for Nokia and Sonera as part of his doctoral studies in the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at...
Environmental Foresight and Models: A Manifesto
Environmental Foresight and Models: A Manifesto

Policy-makers and the public, it has famously been said, are more interested in the possibility of non-linear dislocations and surprises in the behaviour of the environment than in smooth extrapolations of current trends. The International Task Force in Forecasting Environmental Change (1993-1998) dedicated its work to developing procedures...

The Truth About Being a Leader
The Truth About Being a Leader

Praise for The Truth About Being a Leader

“If you ever met Dr. Otazo, you certainly would read her new Truth book. She is as she writes—engaging, pithy, memorable. Take ‘Truth 33: Questions Unite; Answers Divide.’ Now ain’t that the truth....

Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights (Pespectives on a Multiracial America Series)
Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights (Pespectives on a Multiracial America Series)
I have spent almost ten years doing the research for, thinking about, and finally writing this book. In the pages that follow, I emphasize the importance of understanding standpoint when critically evaluating information on the Internet, so it seems only fitting that I should say something about my own relation to the text.

This book
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The Rise and Decline of the State
The Rise and Decline of the State
The state, which since the middle of the seventeenth century has been the most important and most characteristic of all moderninstitutions, is in decline. From Western Europe to Africa, either voluntarily or involuntarily, many existing states are either combining into larger communities or falling apart. Regardless of whether they fall apart or...
Transformation of Sydney’s Industrial Historic Waterfront: The Production of Tourism for Consumption
Transformation of Sydney’s Industrial Historic Waterfront: The Production of Tourism for Consumption
This book examines the impacts of tourism-led transformations on the industrial historical waterfront at Darling Harbour and The Rocks in Sydney, Australia in the context of urban restructuring and deindustrialisation. The book also offers an extended reflection on the paradoxes between tourism and heritage. This discussion is not a new concept....
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...
The Medieval City (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World)
The Medieval City (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World)
After a long decline in urban life following the fall of the Roman Empire, towns became centers of trade and of liberty during the medieval period. Here, the author describes how, as Europe stabilized after centuries of strife, commerce and the commercial class grew, and urban areas became an important source of revenue into royal coffers. Towns...
Independence in Central America and Chiapas, 1770–1823
Independence in Central America and Chiapas, 1770–1823
Central America was the only part of the far-reaching Spanish Empire in continental America not to experience destructive independence wars in the period between 1810 and 1824. The essays in this volume draw on new historical research to explain why, and to delve into what did happen during the independence period in Central...
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