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  • Managing the City Economyby Le-Yin Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 76.95

    In a world increasingly organised as networks of cities, this book offers the first full-length treatment of the subject of managing the city economy. It explores key challenges and strategies, particularly in developing countries, where developmental deficits are greatest and almost all urban growth up to 2050 will take place. Adopting a practitioner?s... more...

  • Crony Capitalism and Economic Growth in Latin Americaby Stephen Haber

    Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 14.99

    Crony capitalism systemsin which those close to political policymakers receive favors allowing them to earn returns far above market valueare a fundamental feature of the economies of Latin America. Haber and his expert contributors draw from case studies in Mexico, Brazil, and other countries around the world to examine the causes and consequences... more...

  • Asset Building & Community Developmentby Gary Paul Green; Anna L. (Lyn) Haines

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 67.00

    A comprehensive approach focused on sustainable change    Asset Building and Community Development , Fourth Edition examines the promise and limits of community development by showing students and practitioners how asset-based developments can improve the sustainability and quality of life. Authors Gary Paul Green and Anna Haines provide an engaging,... more...

  • China’s Urbanization and the World Economyby F. Zhang

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘This is an original reading by a Chinese economist on the grand topic of China’s urbanisation. Through gathering a vast amount of raw materials available in Chinese, the book deliberately maintains its indigenous flavour and introduces rich and timely information to the outside world, on topical issues such as household registration (hukou)... more...

  • Derailed by Bankruptcyby Howard H. Lewis; John C. Spychalski

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    What happened when the US government stopped investing in railroads and started investing in highways and air travel? By the late 1970s, six major eastern railroads had declared bankruptcy. Although he didn?t like trains, Howard H. Lewis became the primary lawyer for the Reading Railroad during its legendary bankruptcy case. Here, Lewis provides a... more...

  • Economic Impact or Contributionby Murat Arik

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book contributes to the applied regional economic literature by providing a framework for handling a diverse set of projects and providing detailed case studies of fieldwork regarding the health care industry, higher education institutions, the nonprofit sector, infrastructure investment, and a major musical entertainment event. more...

  • The Education Gapby William G. Howell; Paul E. Peterson

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    The voucher debate has been both intense and ideologically polarizing, in good part because so little is known about how voucher programs operate in practice. In The Education Gap, William Howell and Paul Peterson report new findings drawn from the most comprehensive study on vouchers conducted to date. Added to the paperback edition of this groundbreaking... more...

  • Energy, Regional Science and Public Policyby M. Chatterji; P. van Rompuy

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 129.00

    For the last three decades, space has become a significant dimension in social science analysis. In many developed countries, economic growth is slowing down, and in some cases restrained, due to environmental considerations, and the real question is the optimum spread of development over space rather than the growth over time. In the developing countries,... more...

  • Famines in European Economic Historyby Declan Curran; Lubomyr Luciuk; Andrew G. Newby

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume explores economic, social, and political dimensions of three catastrophic famines which struck mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Europe; the Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór ) of 1845?1850, the Finnish Famine (Suuret Nälkävuodet) of the 1860s and the Ukrainian Famine (Holodomor) of 1932/1933. In addition to providing new insights into... more...

  • The Geography of Opportunityby Xavier de Souza Briggs; William Julius Wilson

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    A popular version of history trumpets the United States as a diverse "nation of immigrants," welcome to all. The truth, however, is that local communities have a long history of ambivalence toward new arrivals and minorities. Persistent patterns of segregation by race and income still exist in housing and schools, along with a growing emphasis on... more...