Social Capital and Poor Communities Ford Foundation Series on Asset Building

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Russell Sage Foundation #ad - For example, community-based groups often become platforms for leaders hoping to run for local office. A volume in the ford foundation Series on Asset Building Used book in Good Condition. Social capital and poor communities examines civic initiatives that have built affordable housing, fostered small businesses, promoted neighborhood safety, and increased political participation.

Social capital and poor communities shows the significant achievements that can be made through collective strategies, which empower the poor to become active partners in revitalizing their neighborhoods. The impressive evidence in this volume offers valuable insights into how goal formation, leadership, and cooperation can be effectively cultivated, resulting in a remarkable force for change and a rich public life even for those communities mired in seemingly hopeless poverty.

Social Capital and Poor Communities Ford Foundation Series on Asset Building #ad - Social capital and poor communities convincingly demonstrates why building social capital is so important in enabling the poor to seek greater access to financial resources and public services. The contributors explore how such groups build networks of leaders and followers and how the social power they cultivate can be successfully transferred from smaller goals to broader political advocacy.

Trust and cooperation among residents and local organizations such as churches, small businesses, and unions form the basis of social capital, which provides access to resources that would otherwise be out of reach to poor families. As the contributors make clear, this task is neither automatic nor easy.

Neighborhood support groups have always played a key role in helping the poor survive, but combating poverty requires more than simply meeting the needs of day-to-day subsistence. Church-based groups and interfaith organizations can lobby for affordable housing, job training programs, and school improvement.

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Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time

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Portfolio #ad - We can end extreme poverty in our lifetimes. We need a better solution. An audacious, inspiring, and practical book. To date, the organization has provided over $10 million in direct income to tens of thousands of people the world had written off, dramatically altering the trajectory of entire communities for the better.

It’s required reading for anyone who’s passionate about solving real problems. Adam grant, author of give and Take and Originals   Despite trillions of dollars in Western aid, 2. 8 billion people worldwide still struggle in abject poverty. Her social business, samasource, connects people living below the poverty line—on roughly $2 a day—to digital work for major tech companies.

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Yet the world’s richest countries continue to send money—mostly to governments—targeting the symptoms, rather than the root causes of poverty. Want to end poverty for good? Entrepreneur and Samasource founder Leila Janah has the solution—give work, not aid.

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The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. #ad - The regulators is a fresh look at how the regulatory system works in Washington and how it affects the life of every American. The book, an incisive and sometimes entertaining look at the back corridors of government, draws upon real-life regulatory episodes that illustrate the power and reach of the rule-making establishment in Washington.

Used book in Good Condition. It's the first examination of the regulatory world, and the entities that interact with it, business, graduate, and law students, that is both accessible and indispensable to undergraduate, as well as regulatory practitioners and political junkies alike.

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Images of Organization NULL

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Gareth morgan provides a rich and comprehensive resource for exploring the complexity of modern organizations internationally, translating leading-edge theory into leading-edge practice. Sage publications CA. The book is based on a very simple premise—that all theories of organization and management are based on implicit images or metaphors that stretch our imagination in a way that can create powerful insights, but at the risk of distortion.

Since its first publication over twenty years ago, Images of Organization has become a classic in the canon of management literature. Used book in Good Condition.

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Mass Media and Politics: A Social Science Perspective The New Directions in Political Behavior

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Cengage Learning #ad - The author models the discussion of each topic in this text on the social scientific process by asking if theories exists to explain personal observations in politics and the media and if there is evidence to support the theories. Used book in Good Condition. End-of-chapter active learning exercises provide real-world examples of important concepts and ask students to collect and analyze data from various print and electronic media sources.

. The text includes an entire chapter on agenda setting--the media's ability to insert issues into public consciousness or increase perceived importance--which illuminates the related concepts of priming and framing. Sage publications CA.

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Locke : Two Treatises of Government

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Laslett's standard edition of Two Treatises. The introduction and text have been revised to incorporate references to recent scholarship since the second edition and the bibliography has been updated. Used book in Good Condition. Cambridge University Press. First published in 1960, and based on an analysis of the whole body of Locke's publications, writings, and papers.

This is a new revised version of Dr. Sage publications CA.

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Recollections Social Science Classics Series

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Routledge #ad - Sage publications CA. Out of print in english for several years, Recollections is presented here in a translation based on the definitive French edition of 1964. Cambridge University Press. It is both an exciting, candid, behind-the-scenes account of what actually happened during those tumultuous months and a remarkably shrewd analysis that has become an accurate forecast of future societies wrestling with the dilemma of synthesizing equality and freedom.

It captures the wit and subtlety of mind that have made this book one of the most popular of all Tocqueville’s works. Used book in Good Condition. Recollections was first written for self-clarification. Tocqueville was not only an active participant in the French Revolution of 1848, he was also a deeply perceptive observer with a detached attitude of mind.

Recollections Social Science Classics Series #ad - Thus the book has a relevance that extends beyond France, to our own country and others, a relevance that is explored in J. P. He saw the pitfalls of the course his country was taking more clearly than any of his contemporaries, including Karl Marx. Tocqueville’s own comments, including his variants, are given, which he wrote into the manuscript, and the editors have added explanatory notes.

Mayer’s new introduction.

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The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume I: The Complete Text

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University of Chicago Press #ad - One of the most profound and influential studies of this pivotal event, it remains a relevant and stimulating discussion of the problem of preserving individual and political freedom in the modern world. Alan kahan's translation provides a faithful, readable rendering of Tocqueville's last masterpiece, and includes notes and variants which reveal Tocqueville's sources and include excerpts from his drafts and revisions.

Used book in Good Condition. Cambridge University Press. The introduction by france's most eminent scholars of Tocqueville and the French Revolution, Françoise Mélonio and the late François Furet, provides a brilliant analysis of the work. Sage publications CA. The old regime and the revolution is Alexis de Tocqueville's great meditation on the origins and meanings of the French Revolution.

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Gorgias Agora Editions

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Cornell University Press #ad - Nichols believes that plato's thought on rhetoric has been largely misunderstood, and he uses his translation as an opportunity to reconstruct the classical position on right relations between thought and public activity. Sage publications CA. With a masterful sense of the place of rhetoric in both thought and practice and an ear attuned to the clarity, natural simplicity, and charm of Plato's Greek prose, James H.

Cambridge University Press. Used book in Good Condition. The dialogue contains some of plato's most significant and famous discussions of major political themes, and focuses dramatically and with unrivaled intensity on Socrates as a political thinker and actor. Plato's striking variety in conversational address names and various terms of relative warmth and coolness is carefully reproduced, as is alteration in tone and implication even in the short responses.

Gorgias Agora Editions #ad - Nichols, Jr. Offers a precise yet unusually readable translation of one of the great Platonic dialogues on rhetoric. The gorgias presents an intransigent argument that justice is superior to injustice―to the extent that suffering an injustice is preferable to committing an unjust act. The translation renders references to the gods accurately and non-monotheistically for the first time, and includes a fascinating variety of oaths and invocations.

Nichols's attention to dramatic detail brings this dialogue to life.

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Cicero: On the Ideal Orator

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Oxford University Press #ad - In on the ideal orator, de oratore, the greatest Roman orator and prosewriter of his day, oratory, Cicero, gives his mature views on rhetoric, and philosophy. Cast in the lively, literary form of a dialogue, this classic work presents a daring view of the orator as the master of all language communication while still emphasizing his role at the heart of Roman society and politics.

Their translation reflects the many variations of Cicero's style, which are essential ingredients of the work. The volume includes extensive annotation, based on current scholarship and offering significant original contributions as well. Used book in Good Condition. James may and jakob wisse provide an accurate and accessible translation which is based on--and contributes to--recent advances in our understanding of De oratore and of the many aspects of ancient rhetoric, philosophy, and history relevant to it.

Cicero: On the Ideal Orator #ad - Cicero's conception of the ideal orator represents his own original synthesis of the positions of the philosophers and the rhetoricians in the age-old quarrel between these disciplines. Sage publications CA. The first translation of de oratore in over fifty years, this volume is ideal for courses on Cicero and on the history of rhetoric/oratory.

It is also enhanced by a full introduction covering all important aspects of both the work and its historical background; appendices on Cicero's works, figures of thought and speech, and alternate manuscript readings; a glossary of terms from rhetoric and Roman life and politics; and a comprehensive index of names and places.

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