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Kumarian Press (a division of Lynne Rienner Publishers)

Kumarian Press, a division of Lynne Rienner Publishers since April 2013, has a long history of publishing books in the areas of development, nonprofit management, and related fields – all with a practical orientation.


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  1. A World Turned Upside Down

    When wars are fought in the midst of civilian activity, as they so often are in poorer countries, the effects on children are devastating. This title looks at the experiences of children in war from a psychological perspective, and from a social ecologist's view, dispelling myths about what results from growing up in conflict situations. Learn More
    £60.50

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  2. Building a Better International NGO

    The increasing complexity and interdependence of international NGOs has brought to the surface concerns not only about performance but about the structural aspects of NGO management at a practical level. This guidebook offers five essays that address key questions about NGO management. Topics covered include organisational models, core competencies, NGO organisational structure options, the impact of new IT technologies on performance, and ways to operationalise strategic planning. Learn More
    £22.50

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  3. Humanitarian Crises and Intervention

    As the Cold War began to wind down in the early '90s, former colonies were besieged by a string of humanitarian crises that killed millions of people and forced many millions to leave their homes. This book looks at how the international community, led by the US, responded to ten humanitarian crises. Learn More
    £62.95

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  4. Practicing Development

    Bridges the gap between academia and the world of practice to address challenges and propose concrete steps toward more equitable, effective, and sustainable development. The authors discuss what "development" is, how to attain it, and what their findings mean for the funding and practice of development efforts. Learn More
    £71.50

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  5. Mobilizing for Human Rights in Latin America

    Advocates of the rights of women, indigenous groups, the landless, and street children have achieved notable gains, so much so that in 1999 "The New York Times" claimed that women have achieved more rights in Latin America than any other region. This work establishes a record of why, how, where, and when human rights reached this level. Learn More
    £60.50

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  6. Orphan Care

    It is estimated that there are some 140 million orphans world-wide, most of them in poorer regions. Joanne Bailey and the contributors to this volume review the socio-political context and services for the care of orphans in select middle and low-income countries. The contributors, editor excluded, are all non-westerners, writing about practices in their home countries. This indigenous expert approach is unique in the international social work literature. Learn More
    £22.50

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  7. African Security and the African Command

    In 2007, the Bush Administration created a new military presence in Africa, AFRICOM (United States Africa Command), professed to be based on capacity building for and collaboration with African security forces. This book presents a variety of viewpoints examining the objectives and activities of AFRICOM and the result provides the reader with a well-rounded picture of longstanding security challenges in Africa and what might be done to address them. Learn More
    £62.95

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  8. The Nonprofit World

    Explores the expanding global reach of nonprofit organizations, examining the increasingly influential role not only of prominent NGOs that work on hot-button global issues, but also of the thousands of smaller, little-known organizations that have an impact on people's daily lives. It offers a thorough understanding of both the place of nonprofits in the global arena and the implications of their growing importance. Learn More
    £23.95

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  9. Women and War

    Examines how women respond to situations of conflict. Drawing on both traditional and feminist international relations theory, it explores the roles that women play before, during and after a conflict, how they spur and respond to nationalist and social movements, and how conceptions of gender are deeply intertwined with ideas about citizenship and the state. Learn More
    £47.95

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  10. Human Rights and Development

    Advocating a rights-based approach to development, Uvin shows how practitioners in international development can surmount ethical and human rights challenges. Learn More
    £60.50

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  11. Inside El Barrio

    Shows how social networks and neighborhoods were critical in sustaining Fidel's regime while other socialist countries were collapsing in the late 80s. This book charts the legacy of Fidel Castro through the lens of Cuban household life during El Periodo Especial. Learn More
    £60.50

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  12. The Great Turning

    Argues that “Empire”, the organisation of society through hierarchy and violence has always resulted in misery for the many and fortune for the few, but now it threatens the very future of humanity as Empire has become unsustainable and destructive. David Korten traces the roots of Empire and charts the evolution of its instruments of control, from absolute monarchies to multinational institutions. Learn More
    £20.50

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  13. Exploring the Gaps

    Today's dramatic globalization parallels earlier historical periods of rapid technological change that brought contested benefits and costs. James Lee argues that the current pace of technological change is on a collision course with the human ability to absorb it, but that we can learn lessons from the past to help us resolve today's problems. Learn More
    £20.95

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  14. Going Global

    This work studies the largest of the Northern-based international relief and development NGOs. It examines how organizations are responding to the transformative changes globalization demands, and how infrastructures are being organized on a worldwide basis. Learn More
    £60.50

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  15. Tapping Philanthropy for Development

    In telling the story of an innovative programme based at Iowa State University, Lorna Michael Butler, Della McMillan, and their colleagues offer practical, step-by-step advice critical for any organization seeking to fund and manage multifaceted, public-private partnerships for development. Tapping Philanthropy for Development draws on the authors' experiences to provide a roadmap for navigating the challenges involved in obtaining nontraditional funding. Learn More
    £20.95

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  16. Rural Progress, Rural Decay

    How do rural development programmes, especially those run by non-governmental organisations, cope in a time of structural adjustment programs and economic liberalization? Using Ecuador as a case study, this title explores the adverse consequences of neoliberal macroeconomic policies on equitable development and compares them with experiences elsewhere in the developing world. Learn More
    £56.50

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