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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 14.99
In the past fifty years, more than $1 trillion in development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans? No. In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse?much worse. In Dead Aid , Dambisa Moyo describes the state... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95
Why do some cities grow economically while others decline? Why do some show sustained economic performance while others cycle up and down? In Keys to the City , Michael Storper, one of the world's leading economic geographers, looks at why we should consider economic development issues within a regional context--at the level of the city-region--and... more...
- Free Press 2011; US$ 45.00
Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter?s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter?s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95
According to the FAO, one person in three in sub-Saharan Africa suffers from malnutrition, and one in seven is in danger of dying. Most African countries no longer seem capable of ensuring that their people have access to sufficient food. Given the failure of past efforts the objectives of food security policies and their effectiveness have to be reconsidered.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
This work traces the history of a debate which took place among the economists, political philosophers and writers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, about whether the benefits of scientific progress would be nullified by the growth of the global population. more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 17.35
'Wer einen Sumpf trockenlegen will, darf nicht die Frösche fragen!' Nach diesem zynischen Motto wird seit Jahren Euro- und Europapolitik diktiert - ökonomisch katastrophal, schuldenpolitisch kontraproduktiv, europapolitisch zerstörerisch, sozialpolitisch ungerecht. Die großen Nutznießer: Die Reichen und Eliten in den Krisenländern und die europäischen... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 28.95
This annual volume from the Worldwatch Institute gives prominence to key trends that too often escape the attention of the news media, world leaders and economic experts. By distilling 45 vital signs of our times from thousands of government, industrial and scientific sources, the volume allows readers to track key indicators that show social, economic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00
?Today, humanity faces a fundamentally different challenge ? that of managing a planet and a global human civilization in ways that will sustain both indefinitely. What makes this task less than easy are the pace and complexity of change. Over the next half century, human society will undergo a profound demographic transformation, experience fundamental... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 26.95
This ninth annual edition of Vital Signs takes the world's pulse by compiling a wide-ranging collection of trends that identify both problems and progress in the quest for a sustainable society. It highlights both alarming situations and encouraging developments. Part One is a comprehensive presentation of the key indicators in areas such as food,... more...