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- Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Across the US, cities and metropolitan areas are facing huge economic and competitive challenges that Washington won't, or can't, solve.? The good news is that networks of metropolitan leaders ? mayors, business and labor leaders, educators, and philanthropists ? are stepping up and powering the nation forward. These state and local leaders are doing... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 14.99
Crony capitalism systems—in which those close to political policymakers receive favors allowing them to earn returns far above market value—are 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...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
After a long period of suburbanisation, cities have been in vogue again since the 1980s. But why are people prepared to spend far more money on a small house in the city than on a large house in the countryside - and why doesn't this apply to all cities? This book shows that the appeal of the city in the 21st century is not only determined by the... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95
The goal of this book, the first in a series, is to bring policymakers, practitioners, and scholars up to speed on the state of knowledge on various aspects of urban and regional policy. What do we know about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, or experiments on key social and economic problems facing cities, suburbs, and metropolitan... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 40.00
Urban and Regional Planning in India refers to processes and procedures for and manner of conducting spatial planning and development activities. The scope of professional practice in planning has now become very vast. Dr. Kulshrestha provides a detailed study of professional practice in the field of urban and regional planning in India, covering... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00
Based on extensive ethnographic and quantitative research, conducted in Ukraine and Russia between 2004 and 2012, this book?s central argument is that for many people the informal economy, such as cash in hand work, subsistence production and the use of social networks, is of great importance to everyday life. Formal work is both a facilitator of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
Ireland underwent a dramatic economic and social transformation from the 1990s onwards, earning it the title the "Celtic Tiger". Rapid economic growth was accompanied by substantial in-migration. However in the later 2000s Ireland is also experiencing a severe economic recession. This book examines the nature and geographies of the Celtic Tiger,... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
This is an original reading by a Chinese economist on the grand topic of Chinas 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...
- World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 24.99
This book presents the key findings from a new poverty assessment for Vietnam, led jointly by the World Bank and the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS). It takes a fresh look at the lives of poor men, women, and children, and explores the constraints and opportunities they face today in rising out of poverty. The book aims to do three things.... more...