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- Physica-Verlag HD 2009; US$ 159.00
This work seeks to propose a methodological basis for regional development analysis based on vector calculus. Existing taxonomic methods are developed further in order to assess regions and micro-regions with regard to their socio-economic and environmental development. In addition to its methodological contribution, this book thus contributes to a... more...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 189.00
This book shows that technological complexity is an important factor in the formation of highly specific production networks, and why, for a number of production systems, fragmentation and clustering are two sides of the same coin. more...
- 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...
- 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 years ADI addresses the issue of youth employment. The report shows that... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...