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  • Inflation Dynamics in South Africaby Eliphas Ndou; Nombulelo Gumata

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 137.40

    This book offers a comprehensive empirical analysis of South African inflation dynamics, using a variety of techniques including counterfactual analysis. The authors elaborate the roles in inflation of thresholds, nonlinearities and asymmetries introduced by economic conditions such as the size of exchange rate changes and volatility, GDP growth,... more...

  • The Curse of Natural Resourcesby Sevil Acar

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 109.29

    This book examines the paradox that resource-rich countries often struggle to manage their resources in a way that will help their economies thrive. It looks at how a country's political regime and quality of governance can determine the degree to which it benefits - or suffers - from having natural resources, shifting away from the traditional focus... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Development and Social Change in the Pacific Islands (1989)by A.D. Couper

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1989. The Pacific Islands are amongst the poorest countries of the developing world. The special problems of their small size, immense distance from major centres and, for many, very poor agricultural possibilities make development extremely difficult. However, recent new advances in maritime technology in a wide range of different... more...

  • Industrial Clusters, Institutions and Poverty in Nigeriaby Oyebanke Oyeyinka

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 105.69

    This book provides a systematic examination of the relationship between industrial clusters and poverty, which is analyzed using a multidimensional framework. It examines the often-neglected concept of social protection as a means of mitigating the risks and vulnerabilities faced by workers and citizens in poor countries. By analyzing the case of... more...

  • Sustainable Innovation and Regional Developmentby Leïla Kebir; Olivier Crevoisier; Pedro Costa; Véronique Peyrache-Gadeau

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    This book questions the way contemporary innovation processes develop and become embedded in territories. It analyses recent developments in territorial systems of production, networks of innovation and innovative milieus, with regard to the issue of sustainable development. Drawing on 12 case studies aimed at fostering sustainable development and... more...

  • The Organization of Citiesby JOHN R MIRON

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 137.40

    This book focuses on the relationship between the state and economy in the development of cities. It reviews and reinterprets fundamental theoretical models that explain how the operation of markets in equilibrium shapes the scale and organization of the commercial city in a mixed market economy within a liberal state. These models link markets for... more...

  • Agogic Mapsby Raffaele Pe

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 45.44

    This book explores the value of the musical concept of ?agogics? ? the modification of regular rhythm to enhance expressive potential ? in understanding urban spatial configurations within the current technological context and in developing urban maps that exploit sonic signals to create an open learning framework. The book starts by discussing the... more...

  • Measuring Wellbeingby Giovanni Vecchi

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    The book recounts the evolution of the wellbeing of the Italians -- from rags to riches -- over the last hundred and fifty years. Giovanni Vecchi blends economic ideas with newly-constructed historical statistics on a footing which accounts for the historical context. more...

  • Urban Development in Asia: Pathways, Opportunities and Challengesby Qian Zhang; Xiangzheng Deng

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 45.44

    This book aims to present implications for China?s urban development through international comparison of urbanization process from the perspective of spatio-temporal pattern, driving factors, rural-urban interactions, development trends and economic-ecological-social synergic development. Followed the research hotspot of the international urban... more...

  • Handbook of Social Capital and Regional Developmentby Hans Westlund; Johan P. Larsson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 60.00

    The role of social capital in regional development is a multifaceted topic which is studied all over the world using various methods and across numerous disciplines. It has long been evident that social capital is important for regional development, however, it is less clear how this works in practice. Do all types of social capital have the same effects... more...