Bankers and speculators build castles in the air but when they come crashing down ordinary people have to pick up the tab. How we've made such a mess of our money system is explained, from the earliest banks right through to 'collateralized debt obligations’. Suggests the framework for a fairer financial world: the practical ideas, steps and real-life examples.
An essential tool for understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics, this book lays bare the complexity of the region - its emergence from fallen empires, the shaping of its current contours by oil and outside intervention, the wave of change that broke in 2011, and the violence that has swept the region since. With his customarily acute analysis, Dan Smith, author of The State of the World Atlas,uncovers the web of fault-lines that underlies the Middle East.
This book breaks down the science behind baby and child parenting approaches to inform and empower readers to adjust their lifestyles in practical ways.
This book challenges common assumptions and the commodification of education. Within a global context it presents a progressive, egalitarian alternative.
An education resource by an international groups of authors to provide an accessible overview of development and human rights issues.
An international perspective on the resurgence in feminist movements: the advances and the setbacks, the challenges and the contradictions.
Capitalism likes us to believe in the steady, inevitable march of progress, from the abacus to the iPad. But the historical record tells of innumerable roads not taken, all of which could have led to better worlds, and still can.
A boy's traumatized father comes home from the Second World War, but can’t make the transition to civilian life. This is a beautifully crafted graphic portrayal of PTSD and the consequences it can have on everyone around the person affected, especially if not acknowldeged and understood. A historical graphic novel of utmost relevance now.
Unravels the global migration paradoxes, explaining the economic and social issues behind the flow of humans.
How do you find a job that makes you happy – one that fits with your morals, makes you feel good about going to work, and isn't just about making money?