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- Hamilton Books 2011; US$ 28.99
According to conventional morality, either a business manager maximizes profits and compromises on morality, or sacrifices profits in order to remain moral. Woiceshyn explains why this is a false dichotomy and offers rational egoism as an alternative moral code to managers who want to be both profitable and moral. more...
- Wageningen Academic Publishers 2011; US$ 69.95
Southern Africa has had more than its fair share of environmental and political problems in recent years. This volume examines various dimensions of the institutional constraints faced by small farmers in the region and how they are trying to overcome them. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00
This volume is the first ever English translation of Part III of von Thünen`s famous 'Isolated State'. It deals with the optimum rotation period of woods ? a central problem of capital theory which has been studied by many famous economists. Thünen's early approach to the problem compares very well with most of the later attempts. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.08
Kleinkredite bieten nicht nur wirtschaftlich aktiven Armen die Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben, sie können ganzen lokalen Wirtschaften nachhaltigen Schub verleihen. Anders als große Entwicklungsprojekte oder Spenden nach dem Gießkannenprinzip erreichen sie gezielt die Betroffenen und werden von diesen als wertvoll empfunden. Doch diese Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe... more...
- OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 70.00
This volume is the first of the OECD Development Pathways, a new series that looks at multiple development objectives beyond an exclusive focus on growth. The series starts with Myanmar, a country to be covered for the first time by the OECD. This initial assessment shows that Myanmars success in achieving stable and sustainable growth will depend... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 45.99
From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth century. Using county archives-including oral histories-as well as memoirs, periodical literature, missionary records, and official documents... more...