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  • Global Development and Poverty Reductionby J. R. Chen; D. Sapsford

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    At the beginning of the third millennium, underdevelopment and poverty continue to remain critical problems on a global scale. The purpose of this volume is to explore the various ways in which the institutions of the global economy might rise to the challenges posed by the twin goals of increasing the pace of global development and alleviating poverty. more...

  • Aid, Institutions and Developmentby A. Chakravarti

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2005; US$ 40.00

    In spite of massive flows over the past 50 years, aid has failed to have any significant impact on development. Marginalization from the world economy and increases in absolute poverty are causing countries to degenerate into failed, oppressive and, in some cases, dangerous states. more...

  • Haiti: The Aftershocks of Historyby Laurent Dubois

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 20.99

    A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long... more...

  • World Poverty for Dummiesby Lindsay Rae; Ashley Clements; Sarah Marland; Adam Valvasori; Tim Costello

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.59

    Created especially for the Australian customer! Uncover the global building blocks of poverty Ending world poverty is possible -- and you can help. With World Poverty For Dummies , you find out about the building blocks of poverty, as well as its varying causes and manifestations in different regions around the world. Most importantly, you discover... more...

  • School Money Trialsby Martin R. West; Paul E. Peterson

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    Adequacy lawsuits have, with little fanfare, emerged as a major alternative strategy in the pursuit of improved public education in the United States. Plaintiffs allege insufficient resources to provide students with the quality of education promised in their state's constitution, hoping the courts will step in and order the state to increase funding... more...

  • Down to Thisby Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 19.00

    For some young men, climbing Everest or sailing solo into polar seas isn?t the biggest risk in the world. Instead it is venturing alone into the deepest urban jungle, where human nature is the dangerous, incomprehensible and sometimes wildly uplifting force that tests not only your ability to survive but also your own humanity. One cold November day,... more...

  • The Poverty of Philosophyby Karl Marx

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 4.99

    As a bonus, included with this book is a letter of response back from M. Proudhon to Karl Marx. This book talks about the following subjects... The Antitheses of Use Value and Exchange Value, Constituted Value of Synthetic Value, and Applications of Law of the Proportionality of Value. Also the Method of the Metaphysics of Political Economy, Division... more...

  • Securing Healthby Seth G. Jones; Lee H. Hilborne; C. Ross Anthony; Lois M. Davis; Federico Girosi

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    The study assesses seven cases of nation-building operations following major conflicts: Germany and Japan immediately after World War II; Somalia, Haiti, and Kosovo in the 1990s; and Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. It concludes that two factors increase the likelihood of successful health outcomes: planning and coordination, and infrastructure and... more...

  • Six Months in Sudanby James Dr Maskalyk

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00

    An inspiring story of one doctor?s struggle in a war-torn village in the heart of Sudan In 2007, James Maskalyk, newly recruited by Doctors Without Borders, set out for the contested border town of Abyei, Sudan. An emergency physician drawn to the ravaged parts of the world, Maskalyk spent six months treating malnourished children, coping with a measles... more...

  • Enoughby Roger Thurow; Scott Kilman

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95

    A powerful indictment of the economic, political, and social dynamics that perpetuate famine more...