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  • Religion and Developmentby Dr Jeff Haynes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 46.00

    Jeffrey Haynes adopts a chronological and conceptual approach to introduce students to the central themes and theoretical perspectives in the study of religion and development in the developing world, focusing on key themes including environmental sustainability, health and education. more...

  • Climate Change and Developmentby Thomas Tanner; Leo Horn-Phathanothai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The evidence for human-induced climate change is now overwhelming, the brunt of its impacts is already being felt by poor people, and the case for urgent action is compelling. This book addresses the two greatest challenges of our time ? averting catastrophic climate change and eradicating poverty ? and the close interconnections between them. ... more...

  • Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlementsby David Gouverneur

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 80.00

    This is the first book to address future informal settlements at the global scale. It argues that to foster favourable conditions for the sustainable evolution of future informal cities, planners must consider the same issues that are paramount in formal urban developments, such as provision of: balanced land uses energy efficiency and mobility... more...

  • Hidden in Plain Sightby Peter J. Wallison

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    The 2008 financial crisis—like the Great Depression—was a world-historical event. What caused it will be debated for years, if not generations. The conventional narrative is that the financial crisis was caused by Wall Street greed and insufficient regulation of the financial system. That narrative produced the Dodd-Frank Act, the most comprehensive... more...

  • The Professional's Guide to Business Developmentby Stephen Newton

    Kogan Page 2012; US$ 34.99

    When buying professional services, most clients will assume that you are competent in your field. They are therefore not hiring you mainly on the basis of your expertise but on factors such as price, and whether they want to do business with you. To minimise the issue of cost, you need to ensure that the benefits of working with you are clear to your... more...

  • Development Theoryby Jan Nederveen Pieterse

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 57.00

    'Pieterse has provided a sound overview of current development theory and trends. The book highlights important discourse in current Development Theory and each chapter can be used as a starting block for initiating further insight into current controversy and trends' - Dr Samantha Leonard, Department of Development Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan... more...

  • Master-Servant Childhoodby Patrick Joseph Ryan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 47.00

    An interdisciplinary synthesis that offers a new understanding of childhood in the Middle Ages as a form of master-servant relation embedded in an ancient sense of time as a correspondence between earthly change and eternal order. more...

  • To Be a Workerby Catherine Conaghan; Jorge Parodi

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 30.00

    A contemporary classic in Peru, where it was first published in 1986, this book explores changes in the political identity and economic strategies of the Peruvian working class in the 1970s and 1980s. Jorge Parodi uses a case study of Metal Empresa, a large factory in Lima, to trace the surge and decline of the labor movement in Peru--and in Latin... more...