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  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James A. Robinson

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary... more...

  • Uprisingby Sally Armstrong

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    From Africa to Asia to the Americas, women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. Award-winning humanitarian and journalist Sally Armstrong shows us why empowering women and girls is the way forward, and she introduces us to the leading females who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls suing... more...

  • Deer Hunting with Jesusby Joe Bageant

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Young Europeans, Work and Familyby Julia Brannen; Susan Lewis; Anne Nilsen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Based on qualitative research carried out with young people aged from 18 to 30 in five European countries, Young Europeans, Work and Family examines young people's pathways to adulthood, and their perspectives on their future work and family lives. This enlightening book investigates young people from a range of social classes and at various phases... more...

  • The Promise of a Pencilby Adam Braun

    Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Homelessness and Social Policyby Roger Burrows; Nicholas Pleace; Deborah Quilgars

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    The problem of homelessness is deeply emblematic of the sort of society Britain has become. What other social phenomena could better epitomise the end of modernity than our seeming inability to adequately respond to the most basic needs - shelter, warmth, food - of substantial numbers of our 'citizens'? Homelessness and Social Policy offers a dispassionate... 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...