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  • The Road of Lost Innocenceby Somaly Mam; Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99

    A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the Somaly Mam Foundation. A riveting, raw, and beautiful memoir of tragedy and hope Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that... more...

  • The Big Truck That Went Byby Jonathan M. Katz

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle it. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others. In this visceral, authoritative first-hand account, Katz chronicles... more...

  • Why States Recover: Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabweby Greg Mills

    Hurst 2015; US$ 20.99

    State failure takes many forms. Somalia offers one extreme. A collapse of central authority as the outcome of a prolonged civil war, where authority descends into competing factions-warlords- around the spoils of local commerce, power and international aid. At the other end of the scale is Malawi under President Bingu. During his abbreviated second... more...

  • Development Projects Observedby Albert O. Hirschman; Cass R. Sunstein; Michele Alacevich

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 18.00

    Originally published in 1967, the modest and plainly descriptive title of Development Projects Observed is deceptive. Today, it is recognized as the ultimate volume of Hirschman's groundbreaking trilogy on development, and as the bridge to the broader social science themes of his subsequent writings. Though among his lesser-known works, this unassuming... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Development Policy in Asiaby Teresita Cruz-del Rosario

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • Global Politics of Health Reform in Africaby Amy Barnes; Garrett Wallace Brown; Sophie Harman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Drawing on qualitative research with African actors and global health institutions, the authors explore the politics of how performance funding modalities and participation are used to shape health reform in African countries as well as the role of African actors, global policy elites and international donors within these processes. more...

  • Food Security Governanceby Nora McKeon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    This book fills a gap in the literature by setting food security in the context of evolving global food governance. Today?s food system generates hunger alongside of food waste, burgeoning health problems, massive greenhouse gas emissions. Applying food system analysis to review how the international community has addressed food issues since World... 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...