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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    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$ 138.00

    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...

  • Globalization and Urban Implosionby Remo Dalla Longa

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    Globalization has rendered many economic and social urban functions obsolete. Large cities face a form of implosion, which necessitates a rethinking of both contents and containers. This book focuses on the latter aspect. It presents a model of complex urban interventions. 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Instead of a top-down approach, this book looks at the impact of bottom-up neighbourhood based initiatives. It analyses and documents a variety of innovative local urban strategies in European cities and their impact on wider urban socio-economic and political restructuring processes. more...

  • The Knowledge Businessby Chris Allen; Rob Imrie

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • City Spaces - Tourist Placesby Bruce Hayllar; Tony Griffin; Deborah Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Over the last decade, commentaries and research on urban tourism precincts have predominantly focused on: their role in the tourism attractions mix; their physical and functional forms; their economic significance; their role as a catalyst for urban renewal; their evolution and associated development processes; and, perhaps more broadly, their role,... more...