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- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98
Happy City is the story of how the solutions to this century's problems - from climate change to overpopulation - lie in unlocking the secrets to great city living This is going to be the century of the city. But what actually makes a good city? Why, really, are some cities a joy to live in? As writer and journalist Charles Montgomery reveals,... more...
- 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...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 34.00
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$ 55.95
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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; Not Available
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
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...
- SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 75.00
This text provides students of community and economic development with a theoretical and practical introduction to the field. Bringing together leading scholars, it provides both a conceptual background and contemporary approaches, with a progression from theory to practice. Included are case studies and supportive material to develop community service-learning... more...