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  • The Capability Approach and the Praxis of Developmentby Séverine Deneulin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 145.00

    The book examines the extent to which Amartya Sen's conception of 'development as freedom' can be a guide for development policy. It argues that the theoretical foundations of the conception need to be expanded, and that it needs to give more attention to collective and historical dimensions if it is to address poverty effectively. more...

  • An Introduction to the Human Development and Capability Approachby Severine Deneulin

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Aimed at undergraduates and post-graduates in the social sciences, as well as development practitioners, this textbook provides an introduction to the human development and capability approach; it also clarifies key concepts and fosters debate on a number of critical issues. The book offers new perspectives on a wide range of topics, which include... more...

  • Wellbeing, Justice and Development Ethicsby Severine Deneulin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    The question of the meaning of progress and development is back on the political agenda. How to frame this discontent and search for new alternatives when either Marxism or liberalism no longer provides a satisfactory framework? This book introduces in an accessible way the capability approach, first articulated by Amartya Sen in the early 1980s.... more...

  • The Gulistan of Sa'diby Sa'di; James Ross

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This masterpiece of Persian literature is a fascinating glimpse into the origins of one of the world's most venerable cultural traditions. Penned by one of the foremost Persian thinkers of the early medieval era, The Gulistan of Sa'di is a whirlwind tour through the political and intellectual issues of the period, ranging from advice for rulers... more...

  • Tracking with Particle Filter for High-dimensional Observation and State Spacesby Sé Dubuisson; verine

    Wiley 2015; US$ 95.00

    This title concerns the use of a particle filter framework to trackobjects defined in high-dimensional state-spaces usinghigh-dimensional observation spaces.  Current trackingapplications require us to consider complex models for objects(articulated objects, multiple objects, multiple fragments, etc.)as well as multiple kinds of information (multiple... more...

  • Religion in Developmentby Séverine Deneulin; Masooda Bano

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 32.95

    Religion has largely remained unexplored in development studies. This timely new book aims to fill that gap. The authors expertly review how religion has been treated in the evolution of development thought, how it has been conceptualised in the social sciences, and highlights the major deficiencies of the assumption of secularism. more...

  • The Russian Revolutionby S.A. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    This introduction to the Russian Revolution provides a narrative of the main developments between 1917 and 1936. It rejects the liberal interpretation in favour of seeing the process as a the result of a backward society which sought modernization and ended in political tyranny. more...

  • Biological Effects of Surfactantsby S.A. Ostroumov

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 199.95

    Understanding the role of aquatic biota and the impact of pollution and chemical substances that enter aquatic ecosystems is crucial to the assessment, prevention, and remediation of damaged environments. Biological Effects of Surfactants synthesizes the most important findings from hundreds of articles and the author's current experiments on the biological... more...

  • Rain Forest Literaturesby Lucia Sá

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    In this unprecedented study, Lúcia Sá approaches indigenous texts as creative works rather than source material. She offers a historical overview of the impact of these texts on mainstream Spanish-American and Brazilian literatures, detailing comparisons with native sources and making close analyses of major instances, such as Mário de Andrade?s classic... more...

  • The Girl Who Played Goby Shan Sa

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    As the Japanese military invades 1930s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age. Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the game of go with strangers in a public square--and yet the force of desire, like the occupation, proves inevitable. Unbeknownst to the... more...