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  • China and Europeby Klaus Kunzmann; Willy A Schmid; Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    China and Europe  address the challenges for the cities and regions of Europe that may be the consequences of such development trends. Contributions by policy-makers and academic observers will prepare the ground for debating the dimensions ?economy?, ?knowledge and culture?, ?environment and mobility?, ?quality of life?, and ?governance? of this... more...

  • Urbanization and Growthby Robert M. Buckley

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 29.99

    • Why is productivity higher in cities? • Does urbanization cause growth or does growth cause urbanization? • Do countries achieve rapid growth or high incomes without urbanization? • How can policy makers reap the benefits of urbanization without paying too high a cost? • Does supporting urbanization imply neglecting rural... more...

  • Africa Development Indicators 2008/2009by World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 49.99

    Africa Development Indicators 2008/09 (ADI) provides the most detailed collection of data on Africa available in one volume. It puts together data from different sources, making it an essential tool for policy makers, researchers, and other people interested in Africa. This year’s ADI addresses the issue of youth employment. The report shows that... more...

  • The Little Data Book on Africa 2006by World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    A pocket-sized reference on key development data for over 50 countries in Africa, this book provides profiles of each country with 54 development indicators about people, environment, economy, technology, infrastructure, trade and finance. A must have for anyone interested in today's development challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. more...

  • Microregionalism and World Orderby Shaun Breslin; Glenn D. Hook

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 144.00

    Microregionalism and World Order is a pioneering work on the least understood aspect of regionalism. Leading specialists analyze the form microregionalism takes in different parts of the world, including the Americas, Asia Pacific and Africa. By illustrating the complex relationship amongst the political, economic and social dimensions of microregionalism,... more...

  • Local and Community Driven Developmentby Hans P. Binswanger-Mkhize; Jacomina P. De Regt; Stephen Spector

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99

    This book examines the conceptual foundations of participatory approaches to building local institutions and builds an analytical framework in which civic participation is viewed as a potential solution to specific civil society, market, and government failures. It then uses this framework to review the evidence on the efficacy of participatory pproaches... more...

  • The Knowledge Businessby Professor Rob Imrie; Professor Chris Allen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    This book provides a critique of the knowledge business, and describes and evaluates its different manifestations in, and impacts on, the university sector. Through a focus in the social sciences and in particular housing and urban studies, this volume draws on a wide range of experiences, both in the UK and further a field, to illustrate the changing... more...

  • Can Neighbourhoods Save the City?by Frank Moulaert; Erik Swyngedouw; Flavia Martinelli; Sara Gonzalez

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    For decades, neighbourhoods been pivotal sites of social, economic and political exclusion processes, and civil society initiatives, attempting bottom-up strategies of re-development and regeneration. In many cases these efforts resulted in the creation of socially innovative organizations, seeking to satisfy the basic human needs of deprived population... more...

  • Manufacturing in the New Urban Economyby Willem van Winden; Leo van den Berg; Luis Carvalho; Erwin van Tuijl

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.56

    In large cities in developed countries, the share of manufacotruing has declined drastically in the last decades and the share of service has grown as many manufacturing firms have closed or moved to lower-cost locations. The process of deindustrialization is often seen as part of the inevitable shift towards a knowledge based economy and urban economies... more...

  • Migration in the 21st Centuryby Kim Korinek; Thomas N. Maloney

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.56

    In this volume, we examine the challenges and opportunities created by global migration at the start of the 21st century. Our focus extends beyond economic impact to questions of international law, human rights, and social and political incorporation. We examine immigrant outcomes and policy questions at the global, national, and local levels. Our... more...