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  • Inside the World Bankby Yi-Chong Xu; Patrick Weller

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book argues that the World Bank, far from being a unitary actor, is fundamentally plural, internally fragmented and dispersed, with cascading chains of delegation, authority and controls, and with considerable discretion delegated to the staff. more...

  • Democratic Governance and Non-State Actorsby Anne-Marie Gardner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    This book investigates whether international standards of good governance are applied to sub-state actors as well as to states. By examining the international response to self-determination claims, this book demonstrates that the international community does indeed hold sub-state groups accountable to such standards. Claimant groups that have internalized... more...

  • The New Leviathanby David Horowitz; Jacob Laksin

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.00

    At a time when the national political debate is about inequality and fairness, bestselling au­thor David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob Laksin have written an unsettling book about the distribu­tion of power in America. Thoroughly researched and amply documented, The New Leviathan over­turns the conventional wisdom about which end of the political spectrum... more...

  • The RAND Corporation (1989-2009)by Jean-Loup Samaan; Renuka George

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Based on a case study of the RAND Corporation, this book shows how the uncertainties of US defense policies since the fall of the USSR can be understood and accurately illustrated through an analysis of the evolution of the think tank community, and more particularly through a sociological study of the so-called "defense intellectuals" such as the... more...

  • Aid Effectiveness in Africaby Phyllis R. Pomerantz

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 39.99

    A significant contribution to the ongoing debate on aid effectiveness, this work examines the extent to which trust is present in today's aid relationships. Pomerantz offers valuable recommendations, learned in years of fieldwork and research, that have the potential to transform the way that aid agencies operate. more...

  • Elites and Governance in Chinaby Xiaowei Zang; Chien-wen Kou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book reveals the complex relationship between elite perceptions and behaviour, and governance, in China. It moves away from existing scholarship by focusing on functionaries, grass-roots elites, leading intellectuals, and opinion-makers in China and by looking beyond the top leadership, makes a significant contribution to our understanding of... more...

  • Achieving Education for All through Public?Private Partnerships?by Pauline Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Concern for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 has led to a focus on the role that non-state providers (NSPs) can offer in extending access and improving quality of basic services. While NSPs can help to fill a gap in provision to those excluded from state provision, recent growth in both for-profit and not-for-profit providers... more...

  • Global Ideologies and Urban Landscapesby Manfred B. Steger; Anne McNevin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    How do political ideologies and urban landscapes intersect in the context of globalization? This volume illuminates the production of ideologies as both discursive and spatial phenomena in distinct contributions that ground their analysis in cities of the Global North and South. From Sydney to Singapore, Hong Kong to Hanoi, Las Vegas to Macau, conventional... more...

  • The Politics of Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Changeby Saturnino M. Borras Jr.; Philip McMichael; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book addresses key questions on biofuels within agrarian political economy, political sociology and political ecology. Contributions are based on fresh empirical materials from different parts of the world. The book starts with four key questions in agrarian political economy: Who owns what? Who does what? Who gets what? And what do they do with... more...

  • The Government of Chronic Povertyby Sam Hickey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    What are the underlying causes of chronic poverty? Can ?development beyond neoliberalism? offer the strategies required to challenge such persistent forms of poverty, particularly through efforts to promote citizenship amongst poor people? Drawing on case-study evidence from Africa, Latin America and South Asia, the contributions critically examine... more...