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  • Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor Peopleby Marc J. Cohen; Melinda Smale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00

    This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have mostly used models to estimate the likely impacts. This volume includes actual evidence from the field as to how higher prices affected access... more...

  • The Punjab Under Imperialism, 1885-1947by Imran Ali

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.50

    The Punjab--an area now divided between Pakistan and India--experienced significant economic growth under British rule from the second half of the nineteenth century. This expansion was founded on the construction of an extensive network of canals in the western parts of the province. The ensuing agricultural settlement transformed the previously... more...

  • Foreign Aid and Emerging Powersby Iain Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Current debates on emerging powers as foreign aid donors often fail to examine the myriad geopolitical, geoeconomic and geocultural tensions that influence policies of Official Development Assistance (ODA). This book advocates a regional geopolitical approach to explaining donor-donor relationships and provides a multidisciplinary critical assessment... more...

  • Perspectives on Global Development 2014by OECD Publishing; OECD Development Centre

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 105.00

    Developing economies continue to grow faster than more advanced countries. Non-OECD countries’ share in world GDP surpassed that of OECD countries in 2010. Since its first edition in 2010, the annual Perspectives on Global Development has investigated the trends in "shifting wealth", the increasing economic weight of developing countries... more...

  • Managing Organizations in the United Arab Emiratesby Martin Spraggon; Virginia Bodolica

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Managing Organizations in the United Arab Emirates seeks to familiarize readers with the nature of doing business and managing organizations in the Middle East by bringing together case studies on United Arab Emirate (UAE) organizations, one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing economies in the world. more...

  • Boom Townsby Stephen Walters

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns , Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the... more...

  • African Industrial Development and EU Cooperationby Francis A.S.T. Matambalya

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Of the 54African states, only South Africa is categorised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) amongst industrialised countries. The economic activities in Africa are still dominated by the production and trade of agricultural and mineral commodities. This situation is in spite of the longstanding Africa--European Union... more...

  • Information Technology Policy and the Digital Divideby Mitsuhiro Kagami; Masatsugu Tsuji; Emanuele Giovannetti

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    The authors address a number of challenging issues such as standardization, IT in the mass media, Public Key Infrastructure, upstream connectivity and pricing, and draw out important policy implications for late-comers in this field - predominantly developing countries. They highlight the negative aspects of IT policy such as the digital divide and... more...

  • A New Paradigm for Korea's Economic Developmentby Sung-Hee Jwa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00

    The reader will find here analyses of a wide range of past and current policy experiences and reform efforts in Korea. The policy lessons drawn are designed to aid Korea's transformation from the government-led development model to a modern market-orientated economic system. The main tenet of this book is that Korea's economic future depends entirely... more...

  • Small Developing Countries and Global Marketsby Walter Kennes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 150.00

    More than half of the world's sovereign states are small economies. The majority are in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean Basin. For small economies, the globalization process involves opportunities, but also important risks because of their vulnerability and lack of diversification. This book discusses the advantages and pitfalls of different strategies... more...