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Economic growth, development, planning

  • Making Other Worlds Possibleby Gerda Roelvink; Kevin St. Martin; J. K. Gibson-Graham

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    There is no doubt that ?economy? is a keyword in contemporary life, yet what constitutes economy is increasingly contested terrain. Interested in building ?other worlds,? J. K. Gibson-Graham have argued that the economy is not only diverse but also open to experimentations that foreground the well-being of humans and nonhumans alike. Making Other... more...

  • Essentials of Development Economicsby J. Edward Taylor; Travis J. Lybbert

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Written to provide students with the critical tools used in today?s development economics research and practice, Essentials of Development Economics represents an alternative approach to traditional textbooks on the subject. Compact and less expensive than other textbooks for undergraduate development economics courses, Essentials of Development... more...

  • Skills of the "Unskilled"by Jacqueline Hagan

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Most labor and migration studies classify migrants with limited formal education or credentials as "unskilled." Despite the value of migrants' work experiences and the substantial technical and interpersonal skills developed throughout their lives, the labor-market contributions of these migrants are often overlooked and their mobility pathways poorly... more...

  • Global Talentby Gi-Wook Shin; Joon Choi

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Global Talent seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges between host and home countries. Gi-Wook Shin and Joon Nak Choi build on an emerging stream of research that conceptualizes global labor mobility as a positive-sum... more...

  • Ernteglück und Hungersnotby Waltraud Düwel-Hösselbarth

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 36.35

    Reife Erdbeeren im Februar - das gab's in Baden-Württemberg schon im Jahr 1290. Der Winter 1560/61 war von lautem Knallen erfüllt - das waren die Rinden der Bäume, die vor Kälte aufplatzten. Und als 1815 in Indonesien der Vulkan Tambora ausbrach, folgte in Europa das berüchtigte Jahr 1816, das Jahr ohne Sommer. Die Autorin hat unzählige solcher Einträge... more...

  • Striking Beautiesby Michelle Haberland

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Apparel manufacturing in the American South, by virtue of its size, its reliance upon female labor, and its broad geographic scope, is an important but often overlooked industry that connects the disparate concerns of women’s history, southern cultural history, and labor history. In Striking Beauties , Michelle Haberland examines its essential... more...

  • Risky Rewardsby Andrew Hopkins; Sarah Maslen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 59.95

    Financial incentives have long been used to try to influence professional values and practices. Recent events including the global financial crisis and the BP Texas City refinery disaster have been linked to such incentives, with commentators calling for a critical look at these systems given the catastrophic outcomes. Risky Rewards engages with this... more...

  • 100 Walks in Lancashireby Bob Clare

    Crowood 2015; US$ 14.57

    Lancashire is a walker's paradise with many unexpected delights such as Silverdale and the Forest of Bowland. This collection of 100 great walks will help you explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of this fascinating yet under-rated county. The Crowood Walking Guides give detailed and accurate route descriptions of the 100 walks which are... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Religions and Global Developmentby Emma Tomalin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 215.00

    This Handbook provides a cutting-edge survey of the state of research on religions and global development. Part one highlights critical debates that have emerged within research on religions and development, particularly with respect to theoretical, conceptual and methodological considerations, from the perspective of development studies and... more...

  • Recruiting Immigrant Workers Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Austria 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 42.00

    Austria has low levels of labour migration from non-EU/EFTA countries. At the same time, intra-EU free mobility has grown significantly and since 2011, overall migration for employment is above the OECD average. It recently reformed its labour migration system, making it more ready to accept labour migrants where they are needed, especially in medium-skilled... more...