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  • Resettlement Policy in Large Development Projectsby Ryo Fujikura; Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Hydropower generation by construction of large dams attracts considerable attention as a feasible renewable energy source to meet the power demand in Asian cities. However, large development projects cause involuntary resettlement. Of the world?s forty to eighty million resettlers, many resettlers have been unable to rebuild their livelihood after... more...

  • International Science and Technology Educationby Ortwin Renn; Nicole C. Karafyllis; Andreas Hohlt; Dorothea Taube

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is crucial for taking advantage of the prospects of new scientific discoveries initiating or promoting technological changes, and managing opportunities and risks associated with innovations. This book explores the emerging perspectives and methodologies of STEM education and its... more...

  • Endangerment, Biodiversity and Cultureby Fernando Vidal; Nélia Dias

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    The notion of Endangerment stands at the heart of a network of concepts, values and practices dealing with objects and beings considered threatened by extinction, and with the procedures aimed at preserving them. Usually animated by a sense of urgency and citizenship, identifying endangered entities involves evaluating an impending threat and opens... more...

  • Stakeholders, the Environment and Societyby S. Sharma; m. Starik

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    The role of stakeholders is integral to corporate sustainability as society increasingly demands that corporations play a role in achieving environmental objectives in addition to building shareholder wealth. In this, the first book to gather cutting-edge research on the interactions between stakeholders and organizations within the context of corporate... more...

  • Beyond Good Companyby B. Googins; P. Mirvis; S. Rochlin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 33.00

    The authors have conducted extensive research into the role of business in public life. This book takes a practice-oriented look at corporate citizenship, and uses real, behind the scenes examples from well-known companies to show that for many firms social responsibility is becoming more integrated into corporate strategy. more...

  • The Durable Corporationby Professor Güler Aras; Professor David Crowther

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    The Durable Corporation combines rigorous applied research with practical examples of best practice from around the world as it explores the nature, value and role of sustainability in business. more...

  • Microfinance in Russiaby Sylvie K. Bossoutrot

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    In Russia, small-scale entrepreneurship has emerged in response to the collapse of state-ownership and unemployment in the early 1990s. Small businesses typically lack adequate collateral and credit history, making them “unbankable” by the mainstream financial sector. To fund their businesses, micro-entrepreneurs are forced to rely on funds... more...

  • Engaging with Fragile Statesby Soniya Carvalho

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    During fiscal 2003-05, World Bank lending and administrative budgets to fragile states amounted to $4.1 billion and $161 million, respectively. IEG's report assesses the effectiveness of this Bank support. The report finds that the Bank and the donor community have improved their operational readiness to engage with fragile states, and made substantial... more...

  • Small Statesby Gene Marvin Tidrick

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) prepared this synthesis note as an input to the ongoing process surrounding the international agenda for Small States. Its purpose is to provide a perspective on some of the issues small states face through a review of World Bank experience with country and project assistance. The lessons and findings are drawn... more...

  • Consensus, Confusion, and Controversyby Rogier van den Brink

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    Land reform can be divided broadly into land tenure reform (the establishment of secure and formalized property rights in land) and land redistribution (the transfer of land from large to small farmers). This paper therefore is in two parts. The first part focuses on property rights, giving a short narrative of some of the key land tenure and land... more...