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Economic Development

  • Asia and Global Production Networksby B. Ferrarini; D. Hummels

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    This timely book deploys new tools and measures to understand how global production networks change the nature of global economic interdependence, and how that in turn changes our understanding of which policies are appropriate in this new environment. Bringing to bear an array of the latest methods and data to study global value chains, this unique... more...

  • Strategic Challenges for the Base of the Pyramidby P. A. M. Vermeulen; E. Hütte

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Managers of multinational corporations are now looking towards low-income markets for their potential for generating large profits. Serving such markets and developing products for them requires a fundamentally different approach of doing business and offers firms a new and unique set of organizational challenges. The objective of this book is to address... 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...

  • The Development Stateby Maia Green

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    How has development affected the practices of the state in Africa? How has the development state become the basis of social organisation? How do Tanzanians position themselves to obtain aid money to effect change in their personal lives? Financial aid flows have entrenched an economy of intervention in which the main beneficiaries are those who can... more...

  • Sustainable Consumption and the Good Lifeby Karen Lykke Syse; Martin Lee Mueller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    What does it mean to live a good life in a time when the planet is overheating, the human population continues to steadily reach new peaks, oceans are turning more acidic, and fertile soils the world over are eroding at unprecedented rates? These and other simultaneous harms and threats demand creative responses at several levels of consideration... more...

  • Community Economic Development in Social Workby Steven D. Soifer; Joseph B. McNeely; Cathy Costa; Nancy Pickering-Bernheim

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work practice, which both focus on the well-being of indigent communities and the empowerment of individuals and the communities in which they live.... more...

  • The New Economic History of the Railways (Routledge Revivals)by Patrick O'Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The book, first published in 1977, contrasts new and older approaches to the history of transport and outlines a critical exposition of the methods used to quantify the contribution of railways to economic growth by means of counterfactual speculation and the measurement of social savings. The author also outlines and appraises an alternative measure... more...

  • The Economies of Africa and Asia in the Inter-war Depression (Routledge Revivals)by Ian Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The great inter-war depression has long been seen as an unprecedented economic disaster for the peoples of the non-European world. This book, with its detailed assessment of the impact of the depression on the economies of Africa and Asia, challenges the orthodox view, and is essential reading for those with a teaching or research interest in the... more...

  • Contemporary Water Governance in the Global Southby Leila M. Harris; Jacqueline A. Goldin; Christopher Sneddon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The litany of alarming observations about water use and misuse is now familiar?over a billion people without access to safe drinking water; almost every major river dammed and diverted; increasing conflicts over the delivery of water in urban areas; continuing threats to water quality from agricultural inputs and industrial wastes; and the increasing... more...