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Economic Development

  • Global Business Transcendenceby Anshu Arora; John R. McIntyre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Global Business Transcendence argues that country's borders are becoming less important from a trade perspective. We are thus quickly approaching a single global economy. more...

  • Intimate Economies of Developmentby Chris Lyttleton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Aspirations, desires, opportunism and exploitation are seldom considered as fundamental elements of donor-driven development as it impacts on the lives of people in poor countries. Yet, alongside structural interventions, emotional or affective engagements are central to processes of social change and the making of selves for those caught up in development?s... more...

  • The Political Economy of Global Warmingby Del Weston

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Humanity is facing an unprecedented global catastrophe as a result of global warming. This book examines the reasons why international agencies, together with national governments, are seemingly unable to provide real and binding solutions to the problems. The reasons presented relate to the existing dominant global economic structure of capitalism... more...

  • Rethinking Corporatization and Public Services in the Global Southby David A. McDonald

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    A critical exploration of the trend towards 'corporatizing' public services in the global South. more...

  • The History of Developmentby Gilbert Rist; Patrick Camiller

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The History of Development, now in its fourth edition, is a classic development text, which has both defined and changed its field. Gilbert Rist provides a complete and powerful overview of what the idea of development has meant throughout history. In a new chapter on post-development models and ecological dimensions, written against a background of... more...

  • Food Security Policy in Africa Between Disaster Relief and Structural Adjustmentby Gabriele Geier

    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...

  • Progress, Poverty and Populationby John Avery

    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...

  • Vital Signs 2001-2002by Worldwatch Institute

    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...

  • Which Worldby Allen Hammond

    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...

  • Vital Signs 2000-2001by Lester R. Brown; Michael Renner; Brian Halweil

    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...