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New 2011 Kumarian Press Catalog

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Click on the image below for the newest books on Development Policy and Issues; Gender; Civil Society and NGOs; Human Rights; Peace and Humanitarianism; Governance; Microfinance and more from…Continue

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For the Love of God: NGOs and Religious Identity in a Violent World

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Local faith-based NGOs (FBOs) are a major force in international development. Almost all religious traditions call followers to charity and non-profits are often the perfect vehicles for such work.…Continue

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New Book - Civil Society Under Strain: Counter-Terrorism Policy, Civil Society and Aid Post-9/11

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Following George W. Bush’s declaration of a global War on Terror in the wake of the September 11 attacks, political leaders around the world introduced a swath of counter-terrorist legislation and…Continue

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Are you from one of 81 missing countries? CIVICUS needs you!

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Dual Disasters: Humanitarian Aid After the 2004 Tsunami

The 2004 tsunami was massive in every respect: the earthquake that preceded it was one of the largest ever recorded, the number of people killed or displaced is estimated at well over a million, and the international community donated billions of…
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Kumarian Press replied to Kumarian Press's discussion New 2011 Kumarian Press Catalog
"Hi Babatunde. Unfortunately, we don’t have a distributor in Nigeria, so you’d have to order directly from us. You can order from our website at www.kpbooks.com. A number of our books are also available for viewing on Google Book Search…"
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Kumarian Press was founded in 1977 by Krishna Sondhi and Ian Mayo-Smith to respond to the expressed need for books on international development and management that were geared to the needs of developing countries.

Kumarian's range of topics has expanded over the years to include issues of globalization, peace and conflict resolution, the environment, women and gender, NGOs, civil society, microfinance, human rights, governance and international health. The company pioneered publishing books emphasizing a people-centered approach to development.
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Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Development, Diplomacy, Gender, Health, Humanitarian Relief, Organizational Development, Refugees, Social Entreprenuership
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Women and War: Gender Identity and Activism in Times of Conflict - Joyce Kaufman and Kristen Williams
Drawing on both traditional and feminist international relations theory, this book 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.

For the Love of God: NGOs and Religious Identity in a Violent World - Shawn Flanigan
Examines the ways history and religious identity influences FBOs in Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Bosnia Herzegovina and finds that they often reinforce rather than transcend schisms found in the larger society. Based on over 100 interviews with FBO staffers in these countries, Flanigan reveals the darker, more ambivalent side of altruism.

Building Peace - Craig Zelizer and Robert Rubinstein
The Alliance for Peacebuilding, one of the leading networks in the field, has brought together 13 stories of innovative peacebuilding practices from around the world.

Multi-Track Diplomacy - Louise Diamond
Taking a systemic approach to conflict resolution, this book identifies the players and activities that contribute to the peacemaking and peacebuilding process in a community.

Ritual and Symbol in Peacebuilding - Lisa Schirch
Underscores the importance of incorporating symbolic tools, including ritual, into traditional approaches to conflict.

Reducing Poverty Building Peace - Coralie Bryant and Christina Kappaz
Draws attention to the global nature of poverty and its link to conflict.

Peace Operations Seen From Below - Beatrice Pouligny
Explores the many ways local populations think about and respond to peacekeepers.

Zones of Peace - Landon Hancock and Christopher Mitchell
Examines sanctuary as it relates to historical and modern conflicts from the Philippines to Colombia and Sudan. The authors chart the formation and evolution of these varied "zones of peace" and attempt to arrive at a "theory of sanctuary" that might allow for new and useful peacebuilding strategies.

Peace through Health - Arya, Neil
We typically define and talk about wars using the language of politics, but what happens when you bring in a doctor’s perspective on conflict? Can war be diagnosed like an illness? Can health professionals participate in its mitigation and prevention? The contributors to this book engage with these ground-breaking ideas and describe tools that can further peace once war is understood as a public health problem.

Transacting Transition - Keith Brown
Scholars and practitioners with first-hand knowledge of foreign assistance programs, recount what happens when democracy goes local, and principles like transparency, gender equality, interethnic tolerance and cooperation, run up against particular realities-political agendas, self-interest and memories of conflict.

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New 2011 Stylus Development Catalog

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The 2011 Stylus Development Catalog

With books from CABI, The Commonwealth Secretariat, CSIRO, Earthscan, IDRC, KIT, Kumarian Press, Oxfam, Practical Action, RFF, Trentham, and…


The Time for Making Poverty History is Now

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In rich countries a handful of dollars does not go very far, indeed most people in the UK wouldn’t think twice about spending this on a cup of coffee. But one in five people in the world today has no choice but to survive on less than US$2 a day, and 1.5 billion people struggle to live on less than US$1. The vast majority of those affected are children, each an individual story of unfulfilled hope and potential.

Few would dispute that ‘a world free from poverty’ is the…


A Personal World Vision - Biography of Author Paul Ronalds

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DANIEL FLITTON April 2, 2010

WORK often takes Paul Ronalds overseas, at least eight times a year. Airports, hotels, bland convention centres, taxi hops from meeting to meeting, it's all standard fare for the modern business set. And sometimes, not.

Ronalds once found himself on the border of Thailand and Burma, meeting victims of a crime he thought long banished from the world. ''For a guy coming from Australia, that modern slavery was still…


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At 2:13am on March 17, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…
Dear Kumarian,

Very nice to meet you today, we can share experience and collaborate with each other in common causes.

At 6:39pm on December 24, 2009, zoneziwoh said…
Hello Kumarian! in a briefing i have gone through your profile, and must confess i am touched with your writings>
what a world in greed! though filled with abundant blessings.
my prayers to you to continue in the good spirit in impacting our world positively, i pray that God shower you with the wisdom, courage to keep up the goodwill.
wishing you the best of all through out this festive season.
At 11:05am on April 3, 2009, Global Foundation said…
Hellow Kumarian Press

Very nice to hear that you are publisher of Peacebuilding,Conflict Resolution & Human Rights material.I would like to congratulate you for your contribution towards Better Globe.

I am at Lahore,Pakistam and intend to move Woodbridge,VA within few months and hope to see you.

In Peace

Waris Ali

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