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  • The Sociological Imagination
    The Sociological Imagination (English, Paperback) C. Wright Mills

    C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal,...

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  • The Famine Plot
    The Famine Plot (English, Paperback) Tim Pat Coogan

    A controversial history of the Great Famine from Ireland's greatest historian, who provocatively points the finger of blame at the British government. Combining the latest research and fresh insights, this is a fascinating and sobering look at a dark period of global history as well as the ramifications that still resonate today.

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  • Mao's Great Famine
    Mao's Great Famine (English, Paperback) Frank Dikotter

    An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great FamineWinner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011

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  • Understanding the Risk Society
    Understanding the Risk Society (English, Paperback) Gabriel Mythen

    In this penetrating account of the impacts of risk on everyday life, Gabe Mythen provides a theoretically informed overview of the regulation of crime and security in a globalized world.

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  • The Shock Doctrine
    The Shock Doctrine (English, Paperback) Naomi Klein

    Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors. This is the tale of how a few are making a killing while more are getting killed.

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  • Hillsborough - The Truth
    Hillsborough - The Truth (English, Paperback) Phil Scraton

    Paving the way for truth recovery and institutional accountability in other controversial cases, he details the process and considers the impact of the longest ever inquests, from the preliminary hearings to their comprehensive, devastating verdicts.

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  • The End of Outrage
    The End of Outrage (English, Hardback) Breandan Mac Suibhne

    Tells the absorbing story of post-famine Donegal, the Molly Maguires - a secret society who had set themselves up against the exploitation of the rural poor - and Patrick McGlynn - an avaricious schoolmaster who turned informer on them, availing of hunger, disease, debt, hardship, and death to expand his holding at the expense of his neighbours.

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  • Famine in European History
    Famine in European History (English, Paperback) Guido Alfani

    The first systematic study of famine in all parts of Europe from the Middle Ages until the present.

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  • Famine
    Famine (English, Paperback) Cormac O Grada

    Famine remains one of the worst calamities that can befall a society. Mass starvation - whether it is inflicted by drought or engineered by misguided or genocidal economic policies - devastates families, weakens the social fabric, and undermines political stability. This title traces the history of famine from the earliest records to today.

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  • Atlas of the Great Irish Famine
    Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (English, Hardback) John Crowley

    The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be underestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million and a quarter fled the country.

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  • Late Victorian Holocausts
    Late Victorian Holocausts (English, Paperback) Mike Davis

    Bestselling, magisterial melding of global environmental history and global political history

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  • Crisis Intervention
    Crisis Intervention (English, Paperback) Alan A. Cavaiola, Joseph E. Colford

    Crisis Intervention takes into account various environments and populations across the lifespan to provide students with practical guidelines for managing crises. Drawing on over 25 years of relevant experience, authors Alan A. Cavaiola and Joseph E. Colford cover several different types of crises frequently encountered by professionals in medical, school, work, and community settings. Models for effectively managing these crises are presented along with the authors' own step-by-step approach, the Listen?Assess?Plan?Commit (LAPC) model, giving students the freedom to select a model that best fits their personal style or a given crisis. Future mental health professionals will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help their clients manage the crises they will encounter in their day-to-day lives.  

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  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
    We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families (English, Paperback) Philip Gourevitch

    A first-hand account one of the defining outrages of modern history

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  • Krakatoa
    Krakatoa (Paperback) Simon Winchester, Soun Vannithone

    Chronicles the destruction of Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883. This book describes how one island and its inhabitants were blasted out of existence and how colonial society was turned upside-down in a cataclysm.

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  • Introduction to International Disaster Management
    Introduction to International Disaster Management (English, Paperback) Damon P. Coppola

    This comprehensive overview of global emergency management provides practitioners and students alike with an understanding of the disaster management profession by using a global perspective, including the different sources of risk and vulnerability, thesystems that exist to manage hazard risk, and the many stakeholders involved. This update examines the impact of recent large-scale and...

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  • Life Exposed
    Life Exposed (English, Paperback) Adriana Petryna

    On April 26, 1986, Unit Four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in the Soviet Ukraine. More than 3.5 million people in Ukraine alone, not to mention many citizens of surrounding countries, are suffering the effects. This title examines the vexed political, scientific, and social circumstances that followed the disaster.

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  • Disasters and Public Health
    Disasters and Public Health (English, Paperback) Bruce Clements, Julie Casani

    Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response, Second Edition, examines the critical intersection between emergency management and public health. It provides a succinct overview of the actions that may be taken before, during, and after a major public health emergency or disaster to reduce morbidity and mortality....

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  • How to Write an Emergency Plan
    How to Write an Emergency Plan (English, Paperback) David E. Alexander

    The world is becoming more hazardous as natural and social processes combine to create complex situations of increased vulnerability and risk. The common response is to develop an emergency plan, but there is little advice available to provide the means to do so. This book covers the structure, content and strategic direction of emergency plans.

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  • Big Crisis Data
    Big Crisis Data (English, Hardback) Carlos Castillo

    Social media is invaluable during crises like natural disasters, but difficult to analyze. Computer science can help.

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  • People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-Economic Recovery
    People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-Economic Recovery (English, Paperback) Gemma van der Haar

    An estimated 1.2 billion people live in countries affected by conflict or fragility. Poverty in these settings is usually extreme, and it is a major challenge for people to regain their livelihoods. Governments and international actors seek ways to enable socioeconomic recovery, partly out of concern that stagnating development may reignite conflict....

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