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  • Qatar Supreme Council for Family Affairs Database of Social Indicatorsby Lynn A. Karoly; Michael Mattock

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    The Qatar Supreme Council for Family Affairs is developing a social indicators database system that will provide essential information for assessing the well-being of families in Qatar. This report, which presents the final results of an analysis by the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute, addresses questions related to the implementation, use, and maintenance... 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 Publishing Group 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...

  • Favelaby Janice Perlman; Fernando Henrique Cardoso

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Cambodia's Curseby Joel Brinkley

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 17.99

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist returns to Cambodia thirty years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge to report on the country's struggle to recover from its past 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...

  • 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...

  • The Tyranny of Expertsby William Easterly

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert? solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with... more...

  • The Promise of a Pencilby Adam Braun

    Scribner 2014; US$ 19.99

    The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young... 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...