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  • Knowing Povertyby Karen Brock; Rosemary McGee

    Earthscan 2002; US$ 37.95

    The use of participatory research techniques to provide policy-makers with information about poor people's perspectives on poverty became increasingly common in the 1990s. This book focuses on the use of participatory research in poverty reduction policies and presents a series of participants' reflections on recent and ongoing processes. The... more...

  • Measuring Sustainabilityby Simon Bell; Stephen Morse

    Earthscan 2003; US$ 43.95

    ' Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it and is one of the most actively studied issues in the area. To date most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical. However this book a follow-on to Bell and Morse's highly influential Sustainability Indicators (1999) presents valuable practical... more...

  • Decolonizing Natureby William Adams; Martin Mulligan

    Earthscan 2002; US$ 43.95

    British imperialism was almost unparalleled in its historical and geographical reach leaving a legacy of entrenched social transformation in nations and cultures in every part of the globe. Colonial annexation and government were based on an all-encompassing system that integrated and controlled political economic social and ethnic relations and required... more...

  • The Age of Commodityby David A. McDonald; Greg Ruiters

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 48.95

    As globalization and market liberalization march forward unabated the global commons continue to be commodified and privatized at a rapid pace. In this global process the ownership sale and supply of water is increasingly a flashpoint for debates and conflict over privatization and nowhere is the debate more advanced or acute than in Southern Africa.... more...

  • Surviving the Centuryby Herbert Girardet

    Earthscan 2008; US$ 32.95

    'The combined analysis presented here of why current arrangements are failing the future and clear insights of the way to go offer us hope.' Mary Robinson President of Realising Rights Ethical Globalisation Initiative and former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Environmental and human catastrophe looms... more...

  • The New Accountabilityby Michael Mason

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 37.50

    The growth of pollution that crosses national borders represents a significant threat to human health and ecological sustainability. Various international agreements exist between countries to reduce risks to their populations however there is often a mismatch between national territories of state responsibility and transboundary hazards. All too often... more...

  • The Vulnerability of Citiesby Mark Pelling

    Earthscan 2003; US$ 44.95

    When disaster strikes in cities the effects can be catastrophic compared to other environments. But what factors actually determine the vulnerability or resilience of cities? The Vulnerability of Cities fills a vital gap in disaster studies by examining the too-often overlooked impact of disasters on cities the conditions leading to high losses from... more...

  • The Pesticide Detoxby Jules Pretty

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 48.95

    Since the 1960s the world's population has more than doubled and agricultural production per person has increased by a third. Yet this growth in production has masked enormous hidden costs arising from widespread pesticide use - massive ecological damage and high incidences of farmer poisoning and chronic health effects. Whereas once the risks... more...

  • How to Win Campaignsby Chris Rose

    Earthscan 2005; US$ 29.95

    'The definitive guide to the campaigner's arts a magisterial A to Z of how to win hearts and minds. Those without the time to read it from cover to cover will still find plenty to intrigue and enlighten them. The book should also be required reading in City boardrooms if Rose's potential targets want to know what's heading their way'... more...

  • Enhancing Urban Safety and Securityby United Nations Human Settlements Programme

    Earthscan 2007; US$ 58.50

    Over the past decade, the world has witnessed growing threats to the safety and security of cities and towns. Some have come in the form of catastrophic events, while others have been manifestations of poverty and inequality, or of rapid and chaotic urbanization processes. This publication, Enhancing Urban Safety and Security: Global Report on Human... more...