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Economic Development

  • 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...

  • From the Pit to the Marketby Diane Frost

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    Diamonds have played an important role in the political economy of Sierra Leone, as was highlighted by the use of 'conflict' or 'blood' diamonds in the decade-long civil war. Conflict diamonds were used not only by rebels, military groups and others inside Sierra Leone and Liberia, but also by groups extending beyond the borders of West Africa: global... more...

  • Conflict, Peace, Security and Developmentby Helen Hintjens; Dubravka Zarkov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Whilst classical approaches linked development with peace, security has become central to understandings of both war and peacetime. This book uniquely reflects on how to deal with the convergence of war and peace in the context of global economic and geo-political development. It addresses methodological challenges in contemporary approaches to conflict,... more...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Development in Pakistanby Nadeem Malik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has not only become an important concept for corporate organizations but also civil society, community, state and the multilateral and bilateral development agencies. It has acquired great significance in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, not only in the advanced economies, but also in emerging... more...

  • After Sustainabilityby John Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Dangerous climate change is coming. Some people still deny that it is happening. Others refuse to recognise that it is now too late to prevent it. But both these reactions spring from the same source: our pathological attachment to ?progress?, of which sustainability has been one more version. After Sustainability traces that attachment... more...

  • Education for Sustainabilityby Stephen Sterling; John Huckle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    At a time when polls suggest that a majority of young British people believe that the future will offer a worse quality of life than the present, it is becoming imperative that children are introduced to principles of sustainability through the educational system from an early age, and that these principles are regularly reinforced and built upon.... more...

  • Working Scared (Or Not at All)by Carl E. Van Horn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 24.99

    Working Scared will help citizens, policy makers, educators, business, union, and community leaders better understand what is happening to the United States workforce. It also describes the essential national priorities and policies that will assist in restoring the American dream of secure employment and intergenerational progress. more...

  • Intellectual Property for Economic Developmentby S. Ahn; B. H. Hall; K. Lee

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs) serves a dual role in economic development. While it promotes innovation by providing legal protection of inventions, it may retard catch-up and learning by restricting the diffusion of innovations. Does stronger IPR protection in a developing country encourage technology development in or technology... more...

  • Africa's Development in Historical Perspectiveby Emmanuel Akyeampong; Robert H. Bates; Nathan Nunn; James Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa's persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue durée history. more...

  • The Fountain of Knowledgeby Shiri Breznitz

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Today, universities around the world find themselves going beyond the traditional roles of research and teaching to drive the development of local economies through collaborations with industry. At a time when regions with universities are seeking best practices among their peers, Shiri M. Breznitz argues against the notion that one university's successful... more...