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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...

  • 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 42.99

    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...

  • Rethinking Canadian Aidby Stephen Brown; Molly den Heyer; David R. Black

    University of Ottawa Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In 2013, the government abolished the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), which had been Canada?s flagship foreign aid agency for decades, and transferred its functions to the newly renamed Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). As the government is rethinking Canadian aid and its relationship with other foreign... 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...

  • Africa: Facing Human Security Challenges in the 21st Centuryby Tatah Mentan

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 43.70

    Africa?s dynamic security environment is characterized by great diversity?from conventional challenges such as insurgencies, resource and identity conflicts, and post-conflict stabilization to growing threats from piracy, narcotics trafficking, violent extremism, and organized crime taking root in urban slums, among others. This precarious environment... more...