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  • Islam and the Challenge of Democracyby Khaled Abou El Fadl; Joshua Cohen; Deborah Chasman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate around... more...

  • American Egyptologistby Jeffrey Abt

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    James Henry Breasted (1865?1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. Daring, handsome, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to remote and politically unstable corners of the Middle East, helped identify the tomb of King Tut, and was on the cover of Tim e magazine. But Breasted was more than an Indiana Jones?he... more...

  • A Capitalist in North Koreaby Felix Abt

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Business in North Korea: a paradoxical and fascinating situation is interpreted by a true insider. In 2002, the Swiss power company ABB appointed Felix Abt its country director for North Korea. The Swiss Entrepreneur lived and worked in North Korea for seven years, one of the few foreign businessmen there. After the experience, Abt felt compelled... more...

  • Development Economics through the Decadesby Yusuf. Shahid

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    Since 1978, the World Bank's annual World Development Report (WDR) has provided in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of international development from agriculture, the role of the state, economic growth, and labor to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty. In the process, it has become a... more...

  • China's Development Prioritiesby Shahid Yusuf

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    Over the past two decades China’s growth has been rapid, social indicators have improved, and poverty levels have inched downward. However,widening inequality, increasing resource and financial imbalances, and growing environmental concerns provide China with daunting challenges in improving the quality of growth. The rapid growth that will remain... more...

  • China Urbanizesby Shahid Yusuf

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    The key challenges facing China in the next two decades derive from the ongoing process of urbanization. China's urbanization rate in 2005 was about 43%. Over the next 10-15 years, it is expected to rise to well over 50%, adding an additional 200 million mainly rural migrants to the current urban population of 560 million. How China copes with... more...

  • Postindustrial East Asian Citiesby Shahid Yusuf

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    Post-Industrial East Asian Cities analyzes urban developments and policies responsible for the growth of producer services and creative industries. This study is based on the findings of firm surveys conducted in East Asia and a review of the data and literature on several key regional cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok and Tokyo)... more...

  • Under New Ownershipby Shahid Yusuf

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    Although China’s centrally planned economy is a little more than a shadow of its former self, the closely inter-linked reforms of the enterprise and banking sectors are still incomplete. The relative size of the state-owned enterprise sector has been much reduced, however, the sector remains the dominant borrower from the banking system and is... more...

  • Growing Industrial Clusters in Asiaby Shahid Yusuf

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    Industrial clusters in Silicon Valley, Hsinchu Park, and northern Italy, and in the vicinity of Cambridge, U.K., have captured the imagination of policymakers, researchers, city planners and business people. Where clusters take root, they can generate valuable spillovers, promote innovation, and create the critical industrial mass for sustained growth.... more...

  • How Universities Promote Economic Growthby Shahid Yusuf

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    With technological capability increasingly becoming the touchstone of competitiveness in an open and integrated world environment, the role of universities in economic growth is taking on a greater salience. Not only do they impart education but also they are coming to be viewed as sources of industrially valuable technical skills, innovations and... more...