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- Atria Books 2007; US$ 15.00
You want to make a difference in the world, but don't know where to begin. Now you can. Here is just the guide to lots of exciting ways that are more personal and fun than merely writing a check. For every day of the year, 365 Ways to Change the World is packed with information and ideas that don't take a lot of special skills to put into action,... more...
- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 29.95
Anthropological interest in new subjects of research and contemporary knowledge practices has turned ethnographic attention to a wide ranging variety of professional fields. Among these the encounter with international development has perhaps been longer and more intimate than any of the others. Anthropologists have drawn critical attention to the... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00
In his celebrated previous book, Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation Into Civilization?s End , Lawrence E. Joseph appraised the likelihood of planet-wide catastrophe in 2012 by presenting convincing scientific evidence of looming chaos and even mass extinction. Now, in AFTERMATH: A Guide to Preparing For And Surviving Apocalypse 2012 he answers... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99
Research in recent years on aid effectiveness shows that significant obstacles in fragile states - insecurity, poor governance and weak implementation capacity - usually prevent aid from achieving the desired results in these environments. This study investigates the attributes and effectiveness of donor-supported programmes and projects that worked... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
First published in 1975, in conjunction with the Overseas Development Institute, this study examines the case for and against aid for developing nations, taking the specific example of British aid to Malawi?s economic development since independence in 1964. Kathryn Morton suggests that without Britain?s aid, Malawi?s capacity to develop would have... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
This reissue, first published in 1976, considers the rapid rate of economic growth in Kenya, combined with its apparent political stability, to determine whether or not this is indeed a case of ?growth without development? and, if so, where the responsibility for aid lies in this situation. The book concludes that while Kenyan growth has not been... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
Aid is always a means of influence: political, commercial, military and security-related. Some influence is benign, but much of it is coercive, even 'imperialistic'. Given the nature of aid, its effectiveness should be judged not only in developmental terms, but in terms of international relations. Even donors agree that, on both counts, the returns... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95
Foreign aid has increasingly become subject to political conditionality. In the 1980s some institutions made aid dependent upon the recipient countries' economic policy reforms. Market liberalisation was the primary instrument and objective. In the 1990s such conditionality was brought one step further; aid was now linked to political reforms, affecting... more...
- Pambazuka Press 2009; US$ 16.99
The current global economic crisis resurges the debate on aid to Africathe largest global recipientand this comprehensive volume explores the premise, history, and foundation upon which the concept of aid is based. It considers aid's relationship to the broader development discourse in Africa, the politics and power dynamics of aid mechanisms, and... more...
- Greystone Books 2011; US$ 12.95
As earthquakes have struck around the world with alarming frequency, millions have realized they are unprepared for similar catastrophes close to home. Online disaster plans and older booksheavy with seismic science and a survivalist focusleave the average reader overwhelmed with details and anxiety. How much water will I need? What if I?m driving?... more...