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  • Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainabilityby T. Dedeurwaerdere

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The dynamism of science has been catalytic for human prosperity in recent history. Conventional perspectives of the ivory tower model of modern science are, however, rivalled by the failure of humanity to tackle global crises of an economic, environmental and social nature. Operational solutions to these pressures have grown and exposed pitfalls of... more...

  • Institutions and Small Settler Economiesby Andre Schlueter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    Institutions and Small Settler Economies provides a comprehensive improvement in our understanding of institutional contributions to economic growth. more...

  • Ethnographies of Uncertainty in Africaby Elizabeth Cooper; David Pratten

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This collection explores the productive potential of uncertainty for people living in Africa as well as for scholars of Africa. Eight ethnographic case studies from across the continent examine how uncertainty is used to negotiate insecurity, create and conduct relationships, and act as a source for imagining the future. more...

  • Cluster-Based Industrial Development:by Tetsushi Sonobe; Keijiro Otsuka

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    This book attempts to provide an effective strategy for industrial development based on the KAIZEN management training experiments conducted in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Tanzania. We focus on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in industrial clusters, because clusters consisting of MSEs are ubiquitous and have high potential to grow. more...

  • Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countriesby Wim Naude; Amelia U. Santos-Paulino; Mark McGillivray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty. New approaches in development economics have in recent years started from the premise that we cannot successfully deal with poverty unless... more...

  • An Introduction to Sustainabilityby Martin Mulligan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    An Introduction to Sustainability provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and ideas which are encompassed within the growing field of sustainability. The book teases out the diverse but intersecting domains of sustainability and emphasises strategies for action. Aimed at those studying the subject for the first time,... more...

  • Inequality, Democracy, and Growth in Brazilby Marcos Mendes

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 49.95

    In terms accessible to non-economists, Marcos José Mendes describes the ways democracy and inequality produce low growth in the short and medium terms. In the longer term, he argues that Brazil has two paths in front of it. One is to create the conditions necessary to boost economic performance and drive the country toward a high level of development.... more...

  • Private Development Aid in Europeby Paul Hoebink; Lau Schulpen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    The authors present an overview of private development aid in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the EU as a whole. They illustrate how private aid organisations receive support as well as the relations they have with their respective governments. more...

  • Conditionality and the Ambitions of Governanceby Joel T. Shelton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Shelton investigates the conditionality regime directed at 'transforming societies' inside EU candidate states. He offers a new understanding of conditionality that incorporates the social and subjective dimensions of the 'European project', locating the ambitions and limits of conditionality in the ideas of political economy. more...

  • Private Development Aid in Europeby Paul Hoebink; Lau Schulpen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    The authors present an overview of private development aid in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the EU as a whole. They illustrate how private aid organisations receive support as well as the relations they have with their respective governments. more...