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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.56

    This book looks at the changing link between manufacturing and knowledge-based activities in urban regions drawing on insights from organization studies and regional economics and looking at case studies in Europe, South America and Asia. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.56

    International migration is a central theme of social science research. This book promotes cross-disciplinary discussion, examining the challenges and opportunities created by global migration at the start of the 21 st century. more...