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Economic Development

  • The Emigrant Edgeby Brian Buffini

    Howard Books 2017; US$ 26.00

    Brian Buffini, an Irish immigrant who went from rags to riches, shares his strategies for anyone who wants to achieve the American dream. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Brian Buffini immigrated to San Diego, California at the age of nineteen with only ninety-two dollars in his pocket. Since then, he has become a classic American rags-to-riches... more...

  • Circles of Compensationby Kent E. Calder

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Japan grew explosively and consistently for more than a century, from the Meiji Restoration until the collapse of the economic bubble in the early 1990s. Since then, it has been unable to restart its economic engine and respond to globalization. How could the same political–economic system produce such strongly contrasting outcomes? This book identifies... more...

  • Balancing Islamic and Conventional Banking for Economic Growthby Murat USTAOGLU; Ahmet INCEKARA

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 52.48

    This Palgrave Pivot empirically analyzes the role of conventional and interest-free Islamic banking in the growth process of developing Islamic nations. After explaining the theoretical background of this dual banking system structure, the book then empirically analyzes growth in a variety of sectors - such as agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism... more...

  • Postgrowth and Wellbeingby Milena Büchs; Max Koch

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.19

    This book presents a detailed and critical discussion about how human wellbeing can be maintained and improved in a postgrowth era. It highlights the close links between economic growth, market capitalism, and the welfare state demonstrating that, in many ways, wellbeing outcomes currently depend on the growth paradigm. Here the authors argue that... more...

  • Population Concerns in Indiaby Krishnamurthy Srinivasan

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 48.00

    The book explains and examines the shifting focus of concerns, policies and programs in the population front by the government of India and state governments since independence more...

  • World Agricultural Resources and Food Securityby Andrew Schmitz; P. Lynn Kennedy; Troy G. Schmitz

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 154.95

    This volume analyzes food security issues such as agricultural policy, global agricultural trade, international agricultural research and development, biotechnology, climate change, food waste, and nutrition guidelines. more...

  • The Elements of Environmental Pollutionby John Rieuwerts

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 71.95

    Environmental pollution is one of humanity’s most pressing issues and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Anthropogenic activity is disturbing natural cycles and generating pollutants that are altering the atmosphere, accumulating in the food chain and contaminating the world’s soils, rivers and oceans. Human health and ecosystems continue... more...

  • OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: The Netherlands 2017by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the development co-operation performance across government of a given... more...

  • American Promiseby Arthur I. Blaustein

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This forcefully argued and carefully documented report by the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity criticizes the Reagan Economic Recovery Program on the basis that it separates economic theory from social policy, pursuing the former at the expense of the latter, which hurts the poor and could lead to social chaos. This controversial... more...

  • International Aidby J. M. Clifford

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This is a comprehensive analysis of the economics of international aid that provides a systematic framework for understanding, planning, and executing aid programs. Though much has been written on different aspects of international aid, this book was the first to synthesize information on all facets of aid and to investigate the consequences, for... more...