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Our Social World: Condensed Version
Jeanne H. Ballantine, Keith A. Roberts

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2014

This brief text is adapted from the popular Our Social World, Fourth Edition , by Jeanne Ballantine and Keith Roberts. These two leaders of the Teaching Sociology movement encourage students to develop their sociological imaginations through role-taking. Assuming the role of a child living in poverty in India or of a member of an African tribe, students learn to re-envision their global society. An innovative, integrated framework provides ...
  
  











  



  
The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
Joseph E. Stiglitz

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist. America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this best-selling book, Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests ...
  
  











  



  
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, And How to Reverse It
Robert D. Lupton

HarperOne, 2012

Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help—not sabotage—those whom they desire to serve. Lupton, the founder of FCS Urban Ministries (Focused Community Strategies) in Atlanta, the voice of the Urban Perspectives newsletter, and the author of Compassion, ...
  
  











  



  
Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Muhammad Yunus

PublicAffairs, 2008

Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing: a bona fide visionary. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. Grameen Bank, based on the belief that credit is a basic human right, not the privilege of a fortunate few, now provides over 2.5 billion dollars of micro-loans ...
  
  











  



  
Patterns of Entrepreneurship Management
Jack M. Kaplan, Anthony C. Warren

Wiley, 2012

This fourth edition prepares entrepreneurs for the rewards and pitfalls of this career choice. It explores a new theme throughout the chapters on how to effectively manage a start-up company. Focus on Real Entrepreneurs sections highlight how entrepreneurs position their companies to meet the various marketing, financial, and technological challenges. Management Track sections present key management issues while following the development of ...
  
  











  



  
Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology
Jeanne H. Ballantine, Keith A. Roberts

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2013

The Fourth Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology is truly a coherent essay that inspires students to develop their sociological imaginations, to see the world and personal events from a new perspective, and to confront sociological issues on a day-to-day basis. This innovative and engaging text introduces the discipline of sociology to the contemporary student and provides an integrated, comprehensible framework from which ...
  
  











  



  
Our Social World: Condensed Version
Jeanne H. Ballantine, Keith A. Roberts

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2011

In this brief text, two leaders of the Teaching Sociology movement encourage students’ development of their sociological imaginations through role-taking. Assuming the role of a child living in poverty in India or of a member of an African tribe, students learn to re-envision their global society. An innovative, integrated framework provides core sociological concepts, while features such as Contributing to Our Social World enable students to ...
  
  











  



  
The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits
C.K. Prahalad

Wharton School Publishing, 2004

The last couple of decades have seen great increases in sales, now multinational corporations are seeing markets with sluggish or no growth. One market that's been overlooked is also the fastest growing market in the world, and it's where you least expect it: at the bottom of the pyramid. Collectively, the world's 5 billion poor have vast untapped buying power. They represent enormous potential for companies who learn how to serve this market by ...
  
  











  



  
Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day
Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, ...

Princeton University Press, 2010

Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. If you've never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, more than a billion people around the world must answer these questions. Portfolios of the Poor is the first book to systematically explain how the ...
  
  











  



  
The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World
Jeremy Rifkin

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2011

The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin ...
  
  











  



  
Free Money to Change Your Life
Matthew Lesko, Andrew Naprawa, ...

Information USA, 1997

Paperback: 1136 pages Publisher: Information USA; 1st edition (January 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 1878346407 ISBN-13: 978-1878346407 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 2.1 inches Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
  
  











  



  
More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty
Dean Karlan, Jacob Appel

Dutton Adult, 2011

A leading economist and researcher report from the front lines of a revolution in solving the world's most persistent problem. When it comes to global poverty, people are passionate and polarized. At one extreme: We just need to invest more resources. At the other: We've thrown billions down a sinkhole over the last fifty years and accomplished almost nothing. Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel present an entirely new approach that blazes an ...
  
  











  



  
Designing the Internet of Things
Adrian McEwen, Hakim Cassimally

Wiley, 2013

Take your idea from concept to production with this unique guide Whether it's called physical computing, ubiquitous computing, or the Internet of Things, it's a hot topic in technology: how to channel your inner Steve Jobs and successfully combine hardware, embedded software, web services, electronics, and cool design to create cutting-edge devices that are fun, interactive, and practical. If you'd like to create the next must-have product, ...
  
  











  



  
Markets of Dispossession: NGOs, Economic Development, and the State in Cairo (Politics, History, and Culture)
Julia Elyachar

Duke University Press Books, 2005

What happens when the market tries to help the poor? In many parts of the world today, neoliberal development programs are offering ordinary people the tools of free enterprise as the means to well-being and empowerment. Schemes to transform the poor into small-scale entrepreneurs promise them the benefits of the market and access to the rewards of globalization. Markets of Dispossession is a theoretically sophisticated and sobering account of ...
  
  











  



  
Social Innovation: Solutions for a Sustainable Future (CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance)

Springer, 2013

​Social Innovation is becoming an increasingly important topic in our global society. Those organizations which are able to develop business solutions to the most urgent social and ecological challenges will be the leading companies of tomorrow. Social Innovation not only creates value for society but will be a key driver for business success. Although the concept of Social Innovation is discussed globally the meaning and its impact on the ...
  
  











  



  
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2007

In 1983, Muhammad Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with miniscule loans. Believing that credit is a basic human right, not the privilege of a few, Yunus aimed to support that spark of personal initiative and enterprise by which the poor might lift themselves out of poverty forever. Grameen Bank now provides over $2.5 billion in micro-loans to more than two million families in rural Bangladesh. ...
  
  











  



  
The Puzzle of Latin American Economic Development
Patrice Franko

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007

Thoroughly revised and updated, this text provides the basic economic tools for students to understand the problems facing the countries of Latin America. In this third edition, Patrice Franko analyzes challenges to the neoliberal model of development and highlights recent macroeconomic changes in the region. Including charts and tables with the most current data available, the book also offers a wealth of new boxed discussions and vignettes.
  
  











  



  
Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa
Dambisa Moyo

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009

In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse—much worse. In Dead Aid , Dambisa Moyo describes the state of postwar development policy in Africa today and unflinchingly confronts one of the greatest ...
  
  











  



  
Socially Responsible Investing For Dummies
Ann C. Logue

For Dummies, 2008

Generate a good return as well as goodwill with this guide to ethical investments Want to make money while you make a difference in the world? Socially Responsible Investing For Dummies , a 2010 Green Book Festival award winner, is as practical, hands-on guide to smart social investing that shows you how to maximize your profits while remaining true to your values. You get expert advice in targeting an issue you're passionate about, researching ...
  
  











  



  
The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives
Sasha Abramsky

Nation Books, 2013

Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America , in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working poor—the tens of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more ...
  
  











  








   



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