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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 39.95
Historically, European churches have played a large part in the provision of welfare. Responsibility, however, has gradually shifted to the state a shift that forms an integral part of the process of secularization and one that has been readily accepted by European populations. But what happens when the state itself begins to recede a... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 17.99
The terrible 1984 famine in Ethiopia focused the world's attention on the country and the issue of aid as never before. Anyone over the age of 30 remembers something of the events - if not the original TV pictures, then Band Aid and Live Aid, Geldof and Bono. Peter Gill was the first journalist to reach the epicentre of the famine and one of the... more...
- Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00
If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin?s rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world? more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95
Provides an analysis of some of the most traumatic situations involving famine and war of the last two decades, helping us to understand what it takes to be an aid worker and how important humanitarian action is today. Famine and war evoke strong emotional reactions, and for most people there is a limited amount they can do. But the relief worker has... more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99
Developing country governments and the development aid community are acutely aware of the need to find more effective ways to improve basic living conditions for the poor, as traditional approaches of delivering public support have not always led to the results intended. 'Results-based financing' (RBF) instruments, which tie the disbursement... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95
The international development community invests billions of dollars to improve organisational capacity. But real-life practice is poorly understood and undervalued as a distinct professional domain. Written by practitioners, this innovative publication is designed to make capacity development more professional and increasingly effective in achieving... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 18.03
Dr Catherine Hamlin has been described as a living saint and one of our greatest Australians. Since 1959 she has lived and worked in Ethiopia, helping the victims of fistulas ? devastating injuries caused by obstructed labour in childbirth, which condemn women to a lifetime of incapacity and degradation. The surgery she pioneered has helped tens... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 115.00
This reissue, first published in 1976, considers the rapid rate of economic growth in Kenya, combined with its apparent political stability, to determine whether or not this is indeed a case of ?growth without development? and, if so, where the responsibility for aid lies in this situation. The book concludes that while Kenyan growth has not been... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 100.00
First published in 1975, in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute, this study examines the case for and against aid for developing nations, taking the specific example of British aid to Malawi?s economic development since independence in 1964. Kathryn Morton suggests that without Britain?s aid, Malawi?s capacity to develop would have... more...