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  • Peasants and Religionby Mats Lundahl; Jan Lundius

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 300.00

    This book examines the relationship between economics, politics and religion through the case of Olivorio Mateo and the religious movement he inspired from 1908 in the Dominican Republic. The authors explore how and why the new religion was formed, and why it was so successful. Comparing this case with other peasant movements, they show ways in which... more...

  • Place, Migration and Development in the Third Worldby Lawrence A. Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 270.00

    Providing a fresh examination of the nature of Third World development, the author focuses on the characteristics of particular places and regions and their influences on behaviour. This is an important study of the relationship between population movements and regional and national changes. more...

  • Income Distribution in Less Developed Countriesby R. M. Sundrum

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    This is a major book in a key area of development economics. It gives a comprehensive survey of the link between income distribution and the growth of national income, bringing out major patterns and trends, and concluding that there is still considerable scope for growth with equity in LDCs. more...

  • The Little Heroby Andrew Crofts

    Vision Paperbacks 2006; US$ 16.99

    Iqbal Masih was gunned down by an assassin when he was 13 years old. This story is about a child martyr, who died trying to end child slavery. After he escaped his carpet-master, Iqbal worked to spread the word to other enslaved children that they could be free too. He was awarded a scholarship to study in Boston, but his life was cut short. more...

  • Principles of Child Protectionby Anne Lawrence

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    There continues to be a recognized need for cooperation among the major agencies involved in children?s welfare today. While retaining their individual autonomy and authority, agencies need to work together effectively for the well-being of children. Principles of Child Protection examines the topical and growing field of child protection practice.... more...

  • Aids and Powerby Alex de Waal

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 23.95

    AIDS and Power explains why social and political life in Africa goes on in a remarkably normal way, and how political leaders have successfully managed the AIDS epidemic so as to overcome any threats to their power. more...

  • Deer Hunting with Jesusby Joe Bageant

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.00

    After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a ?dirt-poor? childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast... more...

  • Portfolios of the Poorby Daryl Collins; Jonathan Morduch; Stuart Rutherford; Orlanda Ruthven

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. If you've never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, more than a billion people around the world must answer... more...

  • Favelaby Janice Perlman; Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 14.99

    A billion people, almost half of all city dwellers in the developing world, live in squatter settlements. The most famous of these settlements are the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, which have existed for over a century and continue to outpace the rest of the city in growth. Janice Perlman's award-winning The Myth of Marginality was the first in-depth... more...

  • Pirate Stateby Peter Eichstaedt

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Providing a timely and never-before-seen perspective on the ever-increasing menace of Somali pirates, this account shows how the cargo ship and oil tanker hijackings and ransoms in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean have turned one of the world?s busiest shipping lanes into one of the most dangerous. By way of one-on-one interviews with pirates,... more...