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

    Wiley 2012; US$ 21.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Enoughby Roger Thurow; Scott Kilman

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95

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

  • Confronting Povertyby Susan E. Rice; Corinne Graff; Carlos Pascual

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Elucidates the relationship between poverty, state weakness, and transnational security threats, and Graff and Pascual offer policy recommendations. The book's overarching conclusions highlight the need to invest in poverty alleviation and capacity building in weak states to break the vicious cycle of poverty, fragility, and transnational threats. more...

  • In the River They Swimby Michael Fairbanks; Malik Fal; Marcela Escobari-Rose; Elizabeth Hooper; Rick Warren

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    The sociologist Thomas Sowell writes, "We need to confront the most blatant fact that has persisted across centuries of social history—vast ddifferences in productivity among peoples, and the economic and other consequences of such differences." Poverty demeans dignity, shrinks the soul, wastes potential, and inflicts suffering on... more...

  • The Idealistby Nina Munk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Bloomberg ? Forbes ? The Spectator Recipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie Award A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty       "The poor you will always have with you," to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs?celebrated economist, special advisor... more...

  • Deep Fieldby Tom Bamforth

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    ‘Deep Field’ is a UN term for humanitarian operations that take place in extremis - amid the destruction caused by war and natural disaster. In Deep Field: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Aid Relief Australian aid worker Tom Bamforth takes you with him as he responds to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances... more...

  • Inside the Third World Villageby Petra Weyland

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...