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Economic growth, development, planning

  • Architects of Austerityby Aaron Major

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Architects of Austerity argues that the seeds of neoliberal politics were sown in the 1950s and 1960s. Suggesting that the postwar era was less socially democratic than we think, Aaron Major presents a comparative-historical analysis of economic policy in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy during the early 1960s. In each of these cases,... more...

  • Fueling the Gilded Ageby Andrew Arnold

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    If the railroads won the Gilded Age, the coal industry lost it.  Railroads epitomized modern management, high technology, and vast economies of scale. By comparison, the coal industry was embarrassingly primitive. Miners and operators dug coal, bought it, and sold it in 1900 in the same ways that they had for generations. In the popular imagination,... more...

  • Resilient Lifeby Brad Evans; Julian Reid

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    What does it mean to live dangerously? This is not just a philosophical question or an ethical call to reflect upon our own individual recklessness. It is a deeply political issue, fundamental to the new doctrine of ‘resilience’ that is becoming a key term of art for governing planetary life in the 21st Century. No longer should we think... more...

  • The History of Developmentby Gilbert Rist; Patrick Camiller

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The History of Development, now in its fourth edition, is a classic development text, which has both defined and changed its field. Gilbert Rist provides a complete and powerful overview of what the idea of development has meant throughout history. In a new chapter on post-development models and ecological dimensions, written against a background of... more...

  • Learning to Industrializeby Kenichi Ohno

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 152.00

    This book proposes a new, pragmatic way of approaching economic development which features policy learning based on a comparison of international best policy practices. While the important role of government in promoting private sector development is being recognized, policy discussion often remains general without details as to what exactly to do... more...

  • Why Government Fails So Oftenby Peter Schuck

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. At the same time, Americans have never been more disaffected with Washington, seeing it as an intrusive, incompetent, wasteful giant. The most alarming consequence of ineffective policies, in addition to unrealized social goals,... more...

  • The Companion to Development Studies, Third Editionby Vandana Desai; Rob Potter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    The Companion to Development Studies contains over 109 chapters written by leading international experts within the field to provide a concise and authoritative overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Covering a wide range of disciplines the book is divided into ten sections, each prefaced... more...

  • Rethinking Agencyby Sumi Madhok

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book proposes a new theoretical framework for agency thinking by examining the ethical, discursive and practical engagements of a group of women development workers in north-west India with developmentalism and individual rights. Rethinking Agency asks an underexplored question, tracks the entry, encounter, experience and practice of developmentalism... more...

  • Optimizing Housing for the Elderlyby Leon A Pastalan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 210.00

    Discover the diverse range of housing options available to the elderly population with this excellent new book. This timely volume addresses the public policy and design and development issues that must necessarily face those concerned with housing our steadily growing elderly population. The chapters cover a broad spectrum of populations including... more...

  • Mauern aus Harmonieby Timo Eidemüller

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 37.02

    In China mauert man sich ein. Und das nicht nur mit Steinen, sondern auch zwischenmenschlich: Um die Harmonie zu wahren, ist man höflich und ignoriert bereitwillig Konflikte und kleinere Risse in den Mauern. Wer zu tief in diese Risse hinein späht, gefährdet die Harmonie und verliert sein Gesicht, was in der chinesischen Kultur den gesellschaftlichen... more...