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  • The Great Society and the War on Poverty: An Economic Legacy in Essays and Documentsby John Burch

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 89.00

    With the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson inherited from the Kennedy administration many of the pieces of what became the War on Poverty. In stark contrast to today, Johnson was aided by a U.S. Congress that was among the most productive in the history of the United States. Despite the accomplishments of the Great Society... more...

  • Promoting Developmentby Barbara Stallings; Eun Mee Kim

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 111.92

    This book offers a new approach to studying foreign aid in the 21 st century. While most analysts focus on the differences between traditional and emerging donors, Stallings and Kim here argue that a more important distinction is between East Asian donors and their western counterparts. Asian donors – Japan, South Korea, and China – cross the traditional... more...

  • The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelinesby Svein Jentoft; Ratana Chuenpagdee; María José Barragán-Paladines; Nicole Franz

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 123.11

    In June 2014, FAO member-states endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines). These Guidelines are one of the most significant landmarks for small-scale fisheries around the world. They are comprehensive in terms of topics covered, and progressive, with their foundations based on human rights and... more...

  • The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, its Impact on Egyptian Agriculture and the Potential for Alleviating Water Scarcityby Youssef M. Hamada

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 89.53

    This book covers the entire Nile Basin and reflects the latest findings. It provides unique and cutting-edge insights into the region’s agriculture, water resources, governance, poverty, productivity, upstream-downstream linkages, innovations, future plans and their implications. Many international summits and conferences have declared that there... more...

  • The Broken Ladderby Keith Payne

    Orion 2017; US$ 24.99

    Inequality is at a level that has not been seen in our lifetimes, yet the disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. THE BROKEN LADDER tells the story of inequality and its impact on everything from our thinking to our mood and our health. Feeling poor matters - not just being poor. It affects... more...

  • Regent Park Reduxby Laura Johnson; Robert Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Regent Park Redux evaluates one of the biggest experiments in public housing redevelopment from the tenant perspective. Built in the 1940s, Toronto’s Regent Park has experienced common large-scale public housing problems. Instead of simply tearing down old buildings and scattering inhabitants, the city’s housing authority came up with a plan for... more...

  • The Divideby Jason Hickel

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    For decades we have been told a story about the divide between rich countries and poor countries. We have been told that development is working: that the global South is catching up to the North, that poverty has been cut in half over the past thirty years, and will be eradicated by 2030. It’s a comforting tale, and one that is endorsed by the... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in Americaby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of White Trash tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Nancy Isenberg’s book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of White Trash includes:... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the MIddle Classby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    Summary and Analysis of The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class Based on the Book by Edward Conard   So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Upside of Inequality tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Edward Conard’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set... more...

  • Welfare, Work, and Povertyby Qin Gao

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 57.99

    Welfare, Work, and Poverty provides the first systematic and comprehensive evaluation of the impacts and effectiveness of China's primary social assistance program -- Minimum Livelihood Guarantee, or Dibao -- the world's largest welfare program. The text offers new empirical evidence and draws policy lessons that are timely and useful for both China... more...