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Foreign Aid

  • Asia on the Moveby Mely Caballero-Anthony; Toshihiro Menju

    Japan Center for International Exchange 2015; US$ 24.00

    Globalization has led to a surge in cross-border migration, leading the number of international migrants in East Asia to more than double over the past two decades. Carefully managed migration can spark economic growth and innovation, while helping destination countries with aging populations overcome human resource constraints. However, irregular... more...

  • Japan?s Development Assistanceby Hiroshi Kato; John Page; Yasutami Shimomura

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 120.00

    Once the world's largest ODA provider, contemporary Japan seems much less visible in international development. However, this book demonstrates that Japan, with its own aid philosophy, experiences, and models of aid, has ample lessons to offer to the international community as the latter seeks new paradigms of development cooperation. more...

  • Humanitarian NGOs, (In)Security and Identityby Prof Dr Andrea Schneiker; Professor Nana K Poku

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Increasingly humanitarian NGOs operate in the context of armed conflicts where the security risks are higher than in contexts of natural disaster. Working in Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is particularly dangerous for humanitarians. This existential threat affects the physical existence of aid workers and the implementation... more...

  • Think Tanks and Non-Traditional Securityby Erin Zimmerman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Asian security institutions have struggled to adapt to the so-called 'non-traditional' security issues that characterise the strategic landscape of the 21st century. The resulting gaps in governance have increasingly been filled by think tanks, which have arguably begun to change the way that Asian security is governed. more...

  • International NGO Engagement, Advocacy, Activismby Helen Yanacopulos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The world of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) has dramatically changed during the last two decades. The author critically analyses the engagement of INGOs within the contemporary international development landscape, enabling readers to further understand INGOs involvement in the politics of social change. more...

  • The Reproach of Hungerby David Rieff

    Penguin Canada 2015; US$ 35.00

    Why have we failed to address the crisis of hunger in the twenty-first century?   In 2000 the world?s leaders and experts agreed that the eradication of hunger was the essential task for the new millennium. Yet in the last decade the prices of wheat, soya, and rice have spiraled, seen by many as the cause of the widening poverty gap and political... more...

  • World Trade Organization (WTO)by Bernard M. Hoekman; Petros C. Mavroidis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 33.99

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is one of the most important international organizations in existence today. It contains a set of disciplines that affect the ability of governments to impose trade restrictions, and has helped to support the steady expansion of international trade since the 1950s. The WTO has been the focus of vociferous protests... more...

  • Saving the Environment in Sub-Saharan Africaby William T. Markham; Lotsmart Fonjong

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This book describes how NGOs' efforts to promote sustainable development are affected by their funding, management strategies, and relationships with government, communities, and other NGOs. The authors explore implications for theory and offer suggestions for increasing NGO effectiveness. more...

  • Social Movement Dynamicsby Dr Federico M Rossi; Professor Marisa von Bülow; Dr Hank Johnston

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 64.95

    This book presents an overview of new approaches to the study of social movements emerging out of Latin America, based on original and innovative analyses of the recent changes in collective action across the region. Over the past decade, new repertoires of contention have emerged in parallel to changes in the configuration of actors, in previously... more...

  • Pursuing Alternative Developmentby M. Saiful Islam

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Drawing upon ethnographic descriptions of three grassroots ethnic organizations, which work for indigenous peoples in promoting economic livelihood, education and strive for social justice, this book investigates the possibilities and challenges of alternative development. more...