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Third World Development

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  • Deep Down Darkby Héctor Tobar

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface--and the... more...

  • Japan?s Foreign Aid Policy in Africaby Pedro Amakasu Raposo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Japan's Foreign Aid Policy in Africa seeks to evaluate TICAD's intellectual contribution to and its development practices regarding Africa over the past 20 years. A central conclusion is that, while TICAD bureaucrats lacked agency to support Japanese companies in Africa, the model of emerging powers partnerships has expanded in Africa. more...

  • Wars, Guns, and Votesby Paul Collier

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?Collier has made a substantial contribution to current discussions. His evidence-based approach is a worthwhile corrective to the assumptions about democracy that too often tend to dominate when Western policy makers talk about the bottom billion.? ?The New York Times Book Review ?Before President Obama makes a move he would do well to read Professor... more...

  • World on Fireby Amy Chua

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    The Washington Post ?Fascinating and disturbing . . . with an authority born of rigorous research.? ? BusinessWeek ? World on Fire deserves to be widely read. It is a welcome antidote to the recycled mantras of the market-cheering right and the tired rhetoric of the anti-globalization left.? ? The American Prospect "Superb. . . . Encourages... more...

  • Youth and the City in the Global Southby Karen Hansen

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 21.20

    The innovative, multi-site Youth and the City Project examined the effects of globalization and neoliberalism on the everyday experiences and future prospects of urban youth in the developing world. The economic and demographic trends that are transforming cities and widening the gap between North and... more...

  • Social Protection for the Poor and Poorestby Armando Barrientos; David Hulme

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 35.50

    Social protection is fast becoming an important theme in development policy. This book examines the political processes shaping social protection policies; compares the key conceptual frameworks available for analyzing social protection; and provides a comparative discussion on social protection policies focused on the poor and the poorest. more...

  • Power Sharing and Democratic Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Societiesby Patricia Rinck; Institut für Politikwissenschaft der Universität Duisburg-Essen

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 22.21

    Power sharing has become a common way of ending violent conflicts since the 1990s, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, in the hope that it positively impacts on both peacebuilding and democratisation. Whether power sharing can actually achieve this is however contested. Bringing together the two strands of power sharing research, which deal with its... more...

  • Food and Famine in the 21st Centuryby William Dando

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 208.00

    The Great Chinese Famine (1959?1961) claimed more lives than any documented famine in history, with the numbers of lives lost estimated as high as 42 million. Could a similar event occur again? Possibly, but famines of the future will likely occur in mega-urban complexes comprising upwards of 15 million inhabitants in the tropical and subtropical... 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...

  • Untappedby John Ghazvinian

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    Although Africa has long been known to be rich in oil, extracting it hadn?t seemed worth the effort and risk until recently. But with the price of Middle Eastern crude oil skyrocketing and advancing technology making reserves easier to tap, the region has become the scene of a competition between major powers that recalls the nineteenth-century... more...