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Economic growth, development, planning

  • Evolution of Vulnerabilityby David C. Geary

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 59.95

    Biologists have known for decades that many traits involved in competition for mates or other resources and that influence mate choice are exaggerated, and their expression is influenced by the individuals? ability to tolerate a variety of environmental and social stressors. Evolution of Vulnerability applies this concept of heightened sensitivity... more...

  • Technology, Innovations and Economic Developmentby Lakhwinder Singh; K. J. Joseph; Daniel K. N. Johnson

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 49.95

    Brings together diverse, yet interrelated, areas of innovations, agricultural development, technology, and industry assessing their combined roles in developing an economy! more...

  • Leverage of the Weakby Hwa-Jen Liu

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Comparing Taiwan and South Korea strategically, Hwa-Jen Liu seeks an answer to a deceptively simple question: Why do social movements appear at different times in a nation?s development? Despite their apparent resemblance?a colonial heritage, authoritarian rule, rapid industrialization, and structural similarities?Taiwan and South Korea were opposites... more...

  • Making the Empire Workby Daniel E. Bender; Jana K. Lipman

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    Millions of laborers, from the Philippines to the Caribbean, performed the work of the United States empire. Forging a global economy connecting the tropics to the industrial center, workers harvested sugar, cleaned hotel rooms, provided sexual favors, and filled military ranks. Placing working men and women at the center of the long history of the... more...

  • Modeling and Visualization of Complex Systems and Enterprisesby William B. Rouse

    Wiley 2015; US$ 120.00

    Explains multi-level models of enterprise systems and covers modeling methodology This book addresses the essential phenomena underlying the overall behaviors of complex systems and enterprises. Understanding these phenomena can enable improving these systems. These phenomena range from physical, behavioral, and organizational, to economic and... more...

  • Experiences with Macroprudential Policy?Five Case Studiesby Salim M. Darbar; Xiaoyong Wu

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This paper presents case studies of macroprudential policy in five jurisdictions (Hong Kong SAR, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, and Sweden). The case studies describe the institutional framework, its evolution, the use of macroprudential tools, and the circumstances under which the tools have been used. The paper shows how macroprudential... more...

  • The Mutual Housing Experimentby Kristin M Szylvian

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 79.50

    In 1940, the U.S. Federal Works Agency created an experimental housing program for industrial workers. Eight model communities were leased and later sold to the residents, who formed a non-profit corporation called a mutual housing association. Further development of housing under the mutual housing plan was stymied by controversies around radical... more...

  • Welfare, the Working Poor, and Laborby Louise B. Simmons

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This volume analyses poverty and welfare reform within a context of low-wage work and the contours of the labour market that welfare recipients are entering. It aims to bring labour into the discussion of welfare reform and creates a bridge between the domains of labour and welfare. more...

  • Worker Safety Under Siege: Labor, Capital, and the Politics of Workplace Safety in a Deregulated Worldby Vernon Mogensen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This eye-opening book shows how the rights of workers to safe and healthful workplaces are under greater attack today than at any time since the passage of the landmark Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. This collection is organized around three thematic issues that pose significant challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's... more...

  • The Illusion of Progressby Alexander Gillespie

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Is 'sustainable development' a charade sold to an increasingly misled public? This book presents a wide-ranging, penetrating critique of sustainability and what it actually means. The author argues that despite the rhetoric of socially and environmentally sustainable development and the ever-increasing number of legislative environmental policies,... more...