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- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 115.00
The industrialisation of China prompted the biggest commodity boom of modern times. Soaring prices gave rise to talk of a commodity super cycle and induced a wave of resource nationalism. The author, who was chief economist at two of the world's largest mining companies, describes how this resulted in a transformation of the global mining industry.... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 16.50
The question of what makes fiscal decentralization work is faced by many policymakers around the world. This book draws on both the relevant literature and policy and technical advice provided by the IMF to a wide range of member countries, and discusses the key factors that help make decentralization sustainable, efficient, and equitable from a macroeconomic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00
Innovation, which in essence is the generation of knowledge and its subsequent application in the marketplace in the form of novel products and processes, has become the key concept in inquiries concerning the contemporary knowledge based economy. Geography plays a decisive role in the underlying processes that enable and support knowledge formation... more...
- Physica-Verlag HD 2013; US$ 54.99
Inhalt des Buchs sind die Referate und Diskussionen der 13. August Lösch-Tage, die 1996 in Heidenheim an der Brenz stattfanden. Das Thema wird in drei Schwerpunkten "Soziale Transformation", "Regionalpolitische Herausforderungen" und "Siedlungsentwicklung" behandelt. Den Abschluß bildet das Referat "Herausforderungen der Europäischen Wirtschafts- und... more...
- 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...
- Brookings Institution Press 1996; US$ 19.99
During the past decade, dozens of large cities lost population as jobs and people kept moving to the suburbs. Despite widespread urban revitalization and renewal, one fact remains unmistakable: when choosing where to live and work, Americans prefer the suburbs to the cities. Many underlying causes of the urban predicament are familiar: disproportionate... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 22.99
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...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 29.99
Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects , the second in a series, sets out to inform policymakers, practitioners, and scholars about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, and experiments in addressing key social and economic problems facing cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. The chapters analyze responses to six key policy... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 32.99
The mission of the Urban and Regional Policy and Its Effects series is to inform policymakers, practitioners, and scholars about the effectiveness of select policy approaches, reforms, and experiments in addressing the key social and economic problems facing today's cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas. Volume four of the series introduces... more...