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  • Markets and States in Tropical Africaby Robert H. Bates

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Following independence, most countries in Africa sought to develop, but their governments pursued policies that actually undermined their rural economies. Examining the origins of Africa?s "growth tragedy," Markets and States in Tropical Africa has for decades shaped the thinking of practitioners and scholars alike. Robert H. Bates?s analysis now... more...

  • Determining the Economic Value of Waterby Robert A. Young; John B. Loomis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Water provides benefits as a commodity for agriculture, industry, and households, and as a public good such as fisheries habitat, water quality and recreational use. To aid in cost-benefit analysis under conditions where market determined price signals are usually unavailable, economists have developed a range of alternative valuation methods for... more...

  • Blueprint 4by D.W. Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Blueprint 4 continues the theme of Blueprint 2 in looking at the opportunities for using market forces for environmental ends. It assesses a range of possible imaginative 'global bargains', which give all parties a self-interested incentive to improve the global environment. The book begins by reviewing the principle global issues to be addressed,... more...

  • Common Innovationby G. M. P. Swann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Common innovation is the contribution of ordinary people to innovation and the wealth of nations. Innovation and wealth creation are not merely the monopoly of business. While Schumpeter described business innovation as a, ‘perennial gale of creative destruction’, common innovation is more a, ‘gentle and benign breeze’. This book... more...

  • Who Owns Appalachia?by Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force; Charles C. Geisler

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Long viewed as a problem in other countries, the ownership of land and resources is becoming an issue of mounting concern in the United States. Nowhere has it surfaced more dramatically than in the southern Appalachians where the exploitation of timber and mineral resources has been recently aggravated by the ravages of strip-mining and flash floods.... more...

  • Kritsman and the Agrarian Marxists (RLE Marxism)by Terry Cox; Gary Littlejohn

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    Of all the scholarly work on the countryside done in pre-1917 Russia and in the Soviet Union in the 1920s, that of L.N. Kritsman and those influenced by him ? the so-called ?Agrarian Marxists? ? is perhaps the least well known. However, that work was of extremely high quality and very original. Its significance is more than historical, since it has... more...

  • The Time of Freedomby Cindy Forster

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2001; US$ 27.95

    Cindy Forster?s insightful work reveals the critical role played by the rural poor in organizing and sustaining Guatemala?s national revolution of 1944-1954. more...

  • An Agrarian Republicby Aldo Lauria-Santiago

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1999; US$ 28.95

    With unprecedented use of local and national sources, Lauria-Santiago presents a more complex portrait of El Salvador than has ever been ventured before. Using thoroughly researched regional case studies, Lauria-Santiago challenges the accepted vision of Central America in the nineteenth century and critiques the "liberal oligarchic hegemony" model... more...

  • OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Colombia 2015by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 68.00

    This review assesses the performance of Colombian agriculture over the last two decades, evaluates Colombian agricultural policy reforms and provides recommendations to address key challenges in the future. The evaluation is based on the approach that agriculture policy should be evidence-based and carefully designed and implemented to support productivity,... more...

  • Arbeit, Migration und Soziale Arbeitby Thomas Geisen; Markus Ottersbach

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; Not Available

    Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes beschäftigen sich mit Grundlagen und Systematisierungen, Übergangsmanagement, Arbeitsintegration und temporärer Beschäftigung im Kontext von Migration. In besonderer Weise wird dabei die Bedeutung Sozialer Arbeit im Kontext von Arbeit und Migration untersucht. Migrantinnen und Migranten befinden sich vielfach... more...