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  • Fixing Failed Statesby Ashraf Ghani; Clare Lockhart

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    Ashraf Ghani and Clare Lockhart have taken an active part in the effort to save failed states for many years, serving as World Bank officials, as advisers to the UN, and as high-level participants in Afghanistan. In Fixing Failed States , they described the issue--vividly and convincingly--offering an on-the-ground picture of why past efforts have... more...

  • Behind the Beautiful Foreversby Katherine Boo

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi... more...

  • Barriers to Democracyby Amaney A. Jamal

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Democracy-building efforts from the early 1990s on have funneled billions of dollars into nongovernmental organizations across the developing world, with the U.S. administration of George W. Bush leading the charge since 2001. But are many such "civil society" initiatives fatally flawed? Focusing on the Palestinian West Bank and the Arab world, Barriers... more...

  • Re-thinking Development in Africaby Komla Tsey

    Langaa RPCIG 2011; US$ 22.80

    In this thought provoking book, Komla Tsey argues that if governments, NGOs, development donor agencies and researchers are serious about development in Africa, they need to get down to ground level, both metaphorically and literally. They must search deep into Africa?s own rich oral traditions by creating space and opportunity for ordinary Africans,... more...

  • Demanding Accountabilityby Dana Clark; Jonathan A. Fox; Kay Treakle

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 45.99

    Demanding Accountability is a collection of nine original case studies that offer insights into how local, national, and international civil society factors mobilize to hold the World Bank accountable for its financed projects. It is a rich source of lessons for understanding today's emerging transnational civil society efforts to challenge powerful... more...

  • Development Fieldworkby Regina Scheyvens

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    'Without doubt the best available guide to dealing with practical, methodological and ethical issues in 'development' research, within and across 'North' and 'South'. It addresses both long-standing and more recently emerging research issues with sensitivity, insight, good sense and a clear commitment to engaged, responsible research practices and... more...

  • Enjeux et défis du développement internationalby Pierre Beaudet; Paul Haslam

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2014; US$ 55.99

    Ce manuel réunit les contributions des chercheurs du vaste champ d?étude du développement international. Il constitue un ouvrage de référence incontournable pour quiconque s?intéresse aux grands enjeux et aux débats qui animent ce domaine en pleine mutation. more...

  • Innovation and Inequalityby S. Cozzens; D. Thakur

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘This is an original and very well structured and informative book. Its particular interest stems from the multidimensional and detailed analysis of a set of core technologies and their uneven diffusion process in eight countries of quite different levels of development. It challenges received ideas about what really matters to democratize the... more...

  • The State and the Advocateby Teresita Cruz-del Rosario

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book seeks to demonstrate the role of public policy in support of equitable and inclusive development. The achievement of this overarching goal rests on an assumption that development does not happen by chance or by accident, but rather, through the deliberate application of analytical tools which public policy is able to provide. Set within... more...

  • Access to Microfinance and Financial Training for Innovative Urban Sustainabilityby Musau Mutisya

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 34.20

    The Kenyan population is highly concentrated in urban centres, leading to increased social, economic and environmental strains, with a significant percentage of urban dwellers living in sprawling slums. Urban development is increasingly a major focus, especially in the fight against urban sustainability problems. There is little practical orientation... more...