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  • On The Booksby Greg Farrell

    Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A David and Goliath story, On The Books is the first-hand comic strip account of the labor struggle at NYC?s legendary Strand bookstore in the summer of 2012. Told by Greg Farrell—an employee of the store who interviewed numerous other members of the staff—the book examines the motives and actions of those involved, including the store, the staff,... more...

  • Politics in South Asiaby Siegfried O. Wolf; Jivanta Schöttli; Dominik Frommherz; Kai Fürstenberg; Marian Gallenkamp; Lion König; Markus Pauli

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    The book introduces central themes that have preoccupied the field of South Asian politics over the last few decades and identifies new, emerging areas of research. Presenting both general political theory and context-specific case studies, the collection draws attention to the methodological challenges of working on an area-specific theme and the... more...

  • East Asia's Changing Urban Landscapeby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    Urbanization is transforming the developing world. However, understanding the pace, scale, and form of urbanization has been limited by a lack of consistent data. East Asia’s Changing Urban Landscape aims to address this problem by using satellite imagery and other data to measure urban expansion across the East Asia and Pacific region between... more...

  • Human Green Development Report 2014by Xiaoxi Li

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    This exhaustive survey assesses the performance of the United Nations and its member states in all key areas, at the same time as laying down a road map for sustainable development in the future. Deploying the Human Green Development Index as a new metric for an era in which human survival is intimately dependent on the viability of the Earth as a... more...

  • Managing the City Economyby Le-Yin Zhang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 76.95

    In a world increasingly organised as networks of cities, this book offers the first full-length treatment of the subject of managing the city economy. It explores key challenges and strategies, particularly in developing countries, where developmental deficits are greatest and almost all urban growth up to 2050 will take place. Adopting a practitioner?s... more...

  • Quality of Life in Citiesby Alessandra Michelangeli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In the last few decades, urban quality of life has received increasing interest from policy makers who aim to make cities better places to live. In addition to the aim of improving quality of life, sustainable and equitable development is also often included in the policy agendas of decision makers. This book aims to link quality of life to related... more...

  • Reform and Price Discovery at the Tokyo Stock Exchangeby Keiichi Kubota; Hitoshi Takehara

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    In this book we analyze the impact of the evolution of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), at the same time discussing reforms in stock trading by related accounting standards and legal regulations. more...

  • Communicating Global to Local Resiliencyby Emily Polk

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    In light of impending global climate and financial crises, it is imperative to analyze models for positive social change that are focused on building community resiliency and sustainability. This book explores the communication processes of the Transition Movement, a community-led global social movement, as it was adapted in a local context. more...

  • Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, vol. 5Bby Gilles Duranton; Vernon Henderson; William Strange

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 174.95

    Developments in methodologies, agglomeration, and a range of applied issues have characterized recent advances in regional and urban studies. Volume 5 concentrates on these developments while treating traditional subjects such as housing, the costs and benefits of cities, and policy issues beyond regional inequalities. Contributors make a habit of... more...

  • Land Delivery Systems in West African Citiesby Alain Durand-Lasserve; Ma˙lis Durand-Lasserve; Harris Selod

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 24.99

    Urban and peri-urban land markets in rapidly expanding West African cities operate within and across different coexisting tenure regimes and involve complex procedures to obtain or make land available for housing. Because a structured framework lacks for the analysis of such systems, this book proposes a systemic approach and applies it to Bamako and... more...