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  • Achieving Sustainable Communities In A Global Economyby Ralph D. Christy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 134.00

    This important book explores alternative strategies in agricultural and rural development to address the impacts of globalization processes on smallholder agriculturalists and marginalized rural people. Its goal is twofold: (1) to identify and assess the key processes by which globalization is affecting the smallholder agricultural and rural sectors;... more...

  • Adaptation and Resilienceby Bonnie G. Colby; George B. Frisvold

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 105.00

    In America?s arid southwest, climate change will occur in the context of already-keen competition for water for agriculture, urban growth, electricity generation, water-based recreation, and environmental protections. This book explores the challenges that climate change and variability pose for water and energy managers and users, communities, and... more...

  • Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Managementby Dominic Stucker; Elena Lopez-Gunn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban and rural communities in developed, emerging, and developing... more...

  • Addressing China's Water Scarcityby Jian Xie

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 24.99

    China faces a major challenge in managing its scarce water resources to sustain economic growth in the years ahead. This report provides an overview of China's water scarcity situation, assesses the policy and institutional requirements for addressing it, and recommends key areas for strengthening and reform. The issues covered in the report are... more...

  • Adjustment and Agriculture in Africaby Jennifer Clapp

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 168.00

    With the adoption of a World Bank-sponsored structural adjustment programme in the mid-1980s, Guinea underwent a dramatic change in its economic and agricultural policies. The country's experience over the past decade illustrates some of the most pressing problems encountered by African countries pursuing economic reform. This book analyses these difficulties... more...

  • African Agricultural Reformsby M. Ataman Aksoy

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 24.99

    During the 1990s, SSA countries initiated agricultural policy reforms to increase producer incentives and increase growth. Yet, agricultural growth rates after the reforms have been uneven. This has been attributed to lack of supporting infrastructure or the inability to respond to incentives by the smallholders. Based on ten studies, this volume provides... more...

  • After the 'Socialist Spring'by George Last

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 99.00

    Historical analysis of the German Democratic Republic has tended to adopt a top-down model of the transmission of authority. However, developments were more complicated than the standard state/society dichotomy that has dominated the debate among GDR historians. Drawing on a broad range of archival material from state and SED party sources as well... more...

  • The Age of Commodityby David A. McDonald; Greg Ruiters

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 48.95

    As globalization and market liberalization march forward unabated the global commons continue to be commodified and privatized at a rapid pace. In this global process the ownership sale and supply of water is increasingly a flashpoint for debates and conflict over privatization and nowhere is the debate more advanced or acute than in Southern Africa.... more...

  • Agrarian Angst and Rural Resistance in Contemporary Southeast Asiaby Dominique Caouette; Sarah Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Agrarian transformations, market integration and globalization processes are impacting upon rural Southeast Asia with increasingly complex and diverse consequences. In response, local inhabitants are devising a broad range of resistance measures that they feel will best protect or improve their livelihoods, ensure greater social justice and equity,... more...