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Mobile Professional Voluntarism and International Development: Killing Me Softly?

by Helen Louise Ackers

This book is open access under a CC BY license.This book explores the impact that professional volunteers have on the low resource countries they choose to spend time in. Whilst individual volunteering may be of immediate benefit to individual patients, this intervention may have detrimental effects on local health systems; distorting labour markets, accentuating dependencies and creating opportunities for corruption. Improved volunteer deployment may avoid these risks and present opportunities for sustainable systems change. The empirical research presented in this book stems from a specific volunteering intervention funded by the Tropical Health Education Trust and focused on improving maternal and newborn health in Uganda. However, important opportunities exist for policy transfer to ot...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, International, Science & Maths
Size: 173 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward  

Methodological Investigations in Agent-Based Modelling: With Applications for the Social Sciences (Methodos Series Book 13)

by Eric Silverman

This open access book examines the methodological complications of using complexity science concepts within the social science domain.  The opening chapters take the reader on a tour through the development of simulation methodologies in the fields of artificial life and population biology, then demonstrates the growing popularity and relevance of these methods in the social sciences.  Following an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of these methods on social science and social theory, the text provides substantive examples of the application of agent-based models in the field of demography.  This work offers a unique combination of applied simulation work and substantive, in-depth philosophical analysis, and as such has potential appeal for specialist social scientists, comple...

Genre: Computing, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 235 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

New Methods for Measuring and Analyzing Segregation (The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis Book 42)

by Mark Fossett

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 334 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward  

Contested Childhoods: Growing up in Migrancy: Migration, Governance, Identities (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Marie Louise Seeberg

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license.This open access book explores specific migration, governance, and identity processes currently involving children and ideas of childhood. Migrancy as a social space allows majority populations to question the capabilities of migrants, and is a space in which an increasing number of children are growing up. In this space, families, nation-states, civil society, as well as children themselves are central actors engaged in contesting the meaning of childhood. Childhood is a field of conceptual, moral and political contestation, where the ‘battles’ may range from minor tensions and everyday negotiations of symbolic or practical importance involving a limited number of people, to open conflicts involving violence and law enforcement. Th...

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 193 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward  

The Handbook of Salutogenesis

by Maurice B. Mittelmark

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 461 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward  

Atlas of Challenges and Opportunities in European Neighbourhoods

by Pierre BECKOUCHE

This atlas provides a macro-regional overview of the areas that surround the European Union, from the Sahara to the Middle East, Western Balkans to European Russia, Turkey to the Arctic. Detailing key socio-economic data as well as developmental trends, the maps provide a comprehensive territorial analysis at a local scale and explore the potential for regional integration and cooperation.These pioneering maps examine challenges that threaten this wide, yet inter-connected, region, including environmental concerns in the North, political unrest in the East, social factors in the Western Balkans, and the upheaval in the Mediterranean since the Arab spring. Coverage investigates such key countries and areas as Libya, Israel, Palestine, Syria, and the Ukraine as well as explores such essentia...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 198 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward  

Thinking Time Geography: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

by Kajsa Ellegård

Time-geography is a mode of thinking that helps in the understanding of change in society, the wider context and ecological consequences of human actions. This book presents its assumptions, concepts and methods, and example  applications. The intellectual path of the Swedish geographer Torsten Hägerstrand is a key foundation for this book. His research contributions are shown in the context of the urbanization of Sweden, involvement in the emerging planning sector and empirical studies on Swedish emigration. Migration and innovation diffusion studies paved the way for prioritizing time and space dimensions and recognizing time and space as unity. From these insights time-geography grew. This book includes the ontological grounds and concepts as well as the specific notation system of ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 172 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward  

Stories of Global Citizens

by Ridvan Cinar

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 169 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Pragmatic Philanthropy: Asian Charity Explained

by Ruth A. Shapiro

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This cutting edge text considers how Asian philanthropists and charitable organizations break with Western philanthropic traditions and examines the key traits and trends that make social investment in Asia unique. Based on 30 case studies of excellent social delivery organizations (SDOs) and social enterprises as well as interviews with ultra-high net-worth individuals throughout Asia, this book examines which characteristics and strategies lead to successful philanthropy and social delivery organizations.  Providing evidence based findings on philanthropy, social investment and social delivery organizations in Asia, this book provides invaluable resources for those wishing to deepen their understanding of the sector and what this means ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Reference, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 173 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
8 reviews

The Mueller Report: Final Special Counsel Report of President Donald Trump and Russia Collusion

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: 706 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Claire Hilton

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book tells the story of Barbara Robb and her pressure group, Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS). In 1965, Barbara visited 73-year-old Amy Gibbs in a dilapidated and overcrowded National Health Service psychiatric hospital back-ward. She was so appalled by the low standards that she set out to make improvements. Barbara’s book Sans Everything: A case to answer was publicly discredited by a complacent and self-righteous Ministry of Health. However, inspired by her work, staff in other hospitals ‘whistle-blew’ about events they witnessed, which corroborated her allegations. Barbara influenced government policy, to improve psychiatric care and health service complaints procedures, and to establish a hospitals' in...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 283 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward  

The Third Sector as a Renewable Resource for Europe: Concepts, Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities

by Bernard Enjolras and Lester M. Salamon

This book provides a critical account of the third sector and its future in Europe. It offers an original conceptualization of the third sector in its European manifestations alongside an overview of its major contours, including its structure, sources of support, and recent trends. It also assesses the impact of this sector in Europe which considers its contributions to European economic development, citizen well-being and human development. The Third Sector As A Renewable Resource for Europe presents the findings of the Third Sector Impact (TSI) project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7). It recognises that in a time of social and economic distress, as well as enormous pressures on governmental budgets, the third sector and volunteering represent a unique ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward  

Innovation Capacity and the City: The Enabling Role of Design (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)

by Grazia Concilio and Ilaria Tosoni

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 112 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward  

Drones and the Creative Industry: Innovative Strategies for European SMEs

by Virginia Santamarina-Campos

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Management & Leadership, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 161 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 August 2019 onward  

The Ethics of Educational Healthcare Placements in Low and Middle Income Countries: First Do No Harm?

by Anya Ahmed

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book examines the current state of elective placements of medical undergraduate students in developing countries and their impact on health care education at home. Drawing from a recent case study of volunteer deployment in Uganda, the authors provide an in-depth evaluation of the impacts on the students themselves and the learning outcomes associated with placements in low resource settings, as well as the impacts that these forms of student mobility have on the host settings. In addition to reviewing the existing literature on elective placements, the authors outline a potential model for the future development of ethical elective placements. As the book concurs with an increasing international demand for elective placements, it wil...

Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty
Size: 158 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Media Resistance: Protest, Dislike, Abstention

by Trine Syvertsen

This book is open access under a CC BY license.New media divide opinion; many are fascinated while others are disgusted. This book is about those who dislike, protest, and try to abstain from media, both new and old. It explains why media resistance persists and answers two questions: What is at stake for resisters and how does media resistance inspire organized action? Despite the interest in media scepticism and dislike, there seems to be no book on the market discussing media resistance as a phenomenon in its own right. This book explores resistance across media, historical periods and national borders, from early mass media to current digital media. Drawing on cases and examples from the US, Britain, Scandinavia and other countries, media resistance is discussed as a diverse phenomenon...

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 153 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

The Interconnected Arctic — UArctic Congress 2016 (Springer Polar Sciences)

by Kirsi Latola

This open access book presents the most current research results and knowledge from five multidisciplinary themes: Vulnerability of Arctic Environments, Vulnerability of Arctic Societies, Local and Traditional Knowledge, Building Long-term Human Capacity, New Markets for the Arctic, including tourism and safety. The themes are those discussed at the first ever UArctic Congress Science Section, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 2016. The book looks at the Arctic from a holistic perspective; how the environment (both marine and terrestrial) and communities can adapt and manage the changes due to climate change. The chapters provide examples of the state-of-the-art research, bringing together both scientific and local knowledge to form a comprehensive and cohesive volume.Except where...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 311 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Development Policies and Policy Processes in Africa: Modeling and Evaluation (Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development)

by Christian Henning

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. The book examines the methodological challenges in analyzing the effectiveness of development policies. It presents a selection of tools and methodologies that can help tackle the complexities of which policies work best and why, and how they can be implemented effectively given the political and economic framework conditions of a country. The contributions in this book offer a continuation of the ongoing evidence-based debate on the role of agriculture and participatory policy processes in reducing poverty. They develop and apply quantitative political economy approaches by integrating quantitative models of political decision-making into existing economic modeling tools, allowing a more comprehensive growth-poverty analysis. The book a...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty
Size: 351 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Chasing The Dragon: Are You Chem-Friendly? (The Chemsex Trilogy Book 1)

by Cameron Yorke

2015 was the year of the chem-sex revolution amongst the gay scene in London. It seemed the entire population wanted to get ‘High & Horny’, and ‘PnP’ was the priority for weekend entertainment, with young and old alike, afterall, it was ‘just sex’, and relationships were a thing of the past - One either denied their existence entirely, or swore that an open arrangement was the norm. Chasing the Dragon is a portayal of this phenomenon, and explores the use of recreational drugs and the social impact on those who indulged, as well as the wider community, with valuable insight into the machinations of the chem-sex culture, and the wider recreational drug scene of London, and Britain in the 21st century, and proof that the ‘War on Drugs’ has failed....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime, Gay & Lesbian, Biography
Size: 300 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Human Rights in Child Protection: Implications for Professional Practice and Policy

by Asgeir Falch-Eriksen

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Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 258 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Distant Companions: Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900–1985 (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Karen Tranberg Hansen

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Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 342 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Narcissistic Abuse: The Complete Guide to Recovering From Narcissistic Abuse — Discover How to Identify Narcissism in Ourselves and Others to Avoid Toxic Relationships

by Sharon Heal

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Self-Help & Counselling
Size: 130 pages
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The Persianate World: The Frontiers of a Eurasian Lingua Franca

by Nile Green

A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Persian is one of the great lingua francas of world history. Yet despite its recognition as a shared language across the Islamic world and beyond, its scope, impact, and mechanisms remain underexplored. A world historical inquiry into pre-modern cosmopolitanism, The Persianate World traces the reach and limits of Persian as a Eurasian language in a comprehensive survey of its geographical, literary, and social frontiers. From Siberia to Southeast Asia, and between London and Beijing, this book shows how Persian gained, maintained, and finally surrendered its status to imperial and vernacular competitors. Fourteen essays trace Persian’s interactions with Bengali, Chinese, Turkic, Punjabi, and other ...

Genre: History, Middle East, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages
Size: 368 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
17 reviews

The meaning of masonry

by W. L. Wilmshurst

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 137 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
6 reviews

How to Analyze People: A Comprehensive Beginners Guide to Learn the Techniques of Speed Reading and Analyzing People

by Kevin Hallstone

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 115 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
7 reviews

Recovering from Un-Natural Disasters: A Guide for Pastors and Congregations after Violence and Trauma

by Laurie Kraus

Recovering from Un-Natural Disasters is a must-read handbook for pastors and church leaders of communities who could or perhaps already have experienced an un-natural disaster, such as gun violence, suicides, or sexual abuse. Unlike natural disasters, un-natural disasters deal with the concept of sin and require a different recovery strategy. In this book, readers will explore the four phases of human-caused disaster — Devastation and Heroism, Disillusionment, Reforming, and Wisdom — and receive step-by-step suggestions to use with their faith community during the recovery process. Example worship resources, including prayers, music suggestions, and sermons that are appropriate to use during periods of trauma and recovery, are included....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Disaster Relief, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 166 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series)

by Katherine V. Gough

Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution, despite there being a dearth of knowledge about youth entrepreneurship in an African context.This book makes an important contribution by exploring the nature of youth entrepreneurship in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. It provides new insights into conceptual and methodological discussions of youth entrepreneurship as well as presenting original empirical data. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative research, conducted under the auspices of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and comparative research proj...

Genre: Business & Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 292 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Owen Davies

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodies of Roman gladiators were used as a source of curative blood, for instance. In early modern Europe, a great trade opened up in ancient Egyptian mummies and the fat of executed criminals, plundered as medicinal cure-alls. However, this is the first book to consider the demand for the blood of the executed, the desire for human fat, the resort to the hanged man’s hand, and the trade in hanging ro...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires

by Lori Khatchadourian

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things—from everyday objects to monumental buildings—profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 332 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 August 2019 onward  

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