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  • The Colonizer and the Colonizedby Albert Memmi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    Albert Memmi's classic work stands as one of the most powerful and psychologically penetrating studies of colonial oppression ever written. Dissecting the minds of both the oppressor and the oppressed, Memmi reveals truths about the colonial situation and struggle that are as relevant today as they were five decades ago. Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer's... more...

  • Bad Samaritansby Ha-Joon Chang

    Random House 2008; US$ 12.78

    It's rare that a book appears with a fresh perspective on world affairs, but renowned economist Ha-Joon Chang has some startlingly original things to say about the future of globalization. In theory, he argues, the world's wealthiest countries and supra-national institutions like the IMF, World Bank and WTO want to see all nations developing into... more...

  • Life After Debtby Joseph E. Stiglitz; Daniel Heymann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 48.00

    This volume provides a pluralistic discussion from world-renowned scholars on the international aspects of the debt crisis and prospects for resolution. It provides a comprehensive evaluation of how the debt crisis has impacted Western Europe, the emerging markets and Latin America, and puts forward different suggestions for recovery. more...

  • The Economic Growth Engineby R.U. Ayres; B. Warr

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Explores the relationship between thermodynamics (physical work) and economics. This book explains the relationship between technological progress, thermodynamic efficiency and economic growth, findings of which conclude with a fundamental explanation of endogenous growth that is both quantifiable and consistent with the laws of thermodynamics. more...

  • Start-up Nationby Dan Senor; Saul Singer

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? ... more...

  • Banker To The Poorby Muhammad Yunus

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize This autobiography of the world-renowned, visionary economist who came up with a simple but revolutionary solution to end world poverty--micro-credit--has become the classic text for a growing movement more...

  • Business and the State in Africaby Antoinette Handley

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    Analyses the capacity of the indigenous business community in Africa to shape economic policy. more...

  • Social Protection for Africa?s Childrenby Sudhanshu Handa; Stephen Devereux; Douglas Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This impressive collection makes a major contribution to building the evidence base, drawing on rigorous analysis of social protection programmes in several African countries, as well as original research and thinking on key topical issues in the social protection discourse. more...

  • Debt and Crisis in Latin Americaby Robert Devlin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.95

    Examining the causes of the acute Latin American debt crisis that began in mid-1982, North American analysts have typically focused on deficiencies in the debtor countries' economic policies and on shocks from the world economy. Much less emphasis has been placed on the role of the region's principal creditors--private banks--in the development of... more...

  • Funding Community Initiativesby Silvina Arrossi; Felix Bombarolo; Jorge E Hardoy; Diana Mitlin; Luis Perez Coscio; David Satterthwaite

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Despite four decades of development planning, at least one third of the urban population of Africa, Asia and Latin America remains poor. Over 600 million live in 'life and health threatening' homes and neighbourhoods because of poor housing and inadequate or no piped water, sanitation and health care. But even as the shortcomings of government and... more...