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Third World Development

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  • Cuba In Focus 2nd Editionby Emily Hatchwell

    Practical Action Publishing 1999; US$ 45.33

    Cuba is the best-known country to remain socialist after the end of the Cold War. It also continues to arouse passions, in support and against, all over the globe. Cuba lives in the shadow of the U.S., famously resisting three decades of embargo, attempts on Fidel Castro's life and vociferous Cuban-U.S. opposition. Four decades of revolution have... more...

  • Cutting The Wireby Jan Rocha

    Practical Action Publishing 2002; US$ 87.33

    Access to land is one of the key issues for developing countries - and Brazil has one of the most inequitable land distributions in the world, with vast tracts of land held by often absentee landowners. Meanwhile thousands of peasants live in marginal lands in cities and rural areas. The Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement (MST) has proved a huge... more...

  • Decentralized Energy Access and the Millennium Development Goalsby Gwnalle Legros

    Practical Action Publishing 2012; US$ 52.33

    Decentralized, off-grid power supplies such as micro hydropower can be perceived as expensive investments by poor countries like Nepal. Can these investments be justified by the benefits that electricity brings to villages in remote mountainous regions? This book describes research into the development gains brought to such villages, measured in terms... more...

  • Developing and Managing Community Water Suppliesby Jan Davis

    Practical Action Publishing 1993; US$ 112.28

    Based on direct field experience and using short case studies, this book discusses the issues and stages in the development of water supplies, from the initiation of a programme through to the community management of a supply system. The importance of involving all the members of a community in decisions about water provision is emphasised, as is... more...

  • Development and Advocacyby Deborah Eade

    Practical Action Publishing 2002; US$ 67.28

    Most major development NGOs dedicate significant resources to advocacy. Many also work to inform and shape public opinion, whether through advertising or fundraising or through education programmes. They argue that fundamental change is not achieved until the policy environment is right and cannot be sustained without a groundswell of support for... more...

  • Development and Agroforestryby Steven Franzel

    Practical Action Publishing 2002; US$ 67.28

    Agriculturalists have been benefiting from the range of products and services that trees can supply for thousands of years. Through the integration of trees into agricultural landscapes, farmers and land users at all levels can enjoy diversified production and a range of social, economic and environmental benefits. Agroforestry is the scientific application... more...

  • Development and Citiesby Deborah Eade

    Practical Action Publishing 2002; US$ 89.78

    Approaches to sustainable development in cities of the South have focused too exclusively on narrow technical aspects of environmental protection, with no benefit to most residents in cities and peri-urban areas. However, in many countries of the South the disengagement of government along with budgetary constraints, a reliance on cost-recovery mechanisms... more...

  • Development and Cultureby Deborah Eade

    Practical Action Publishing 2002; US$ 67.28

    Most development policies and interventions are based on an assumption that 'modernisation' in the Western sense is the ultimate goal of human societies. Culture is therefore regarded either as an impediment to progress or as something outside the economic and political spheres and consigned to areas of religion and ritual. This collection of papers,... more...

  • Development and Patronageby Melakou Tegegn

    Practical Action Publishing 1997; US$ 67.28

    Some argue that the concept of development is far from a liberating process for all. It is contended that much of what has been done in the name of development has served to reinforce the intellectual, material and financial dependence of those on the receiving end. Some argue that the very concept of development is essentially a vehicle in which... more...

  • Development and Rightsby Firoze Manji

    Practical Action Publishing 1998; US$ 67.28

    The fiftieth anniversary of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights prompts a re-examination of the links between 'development' and the range of economic, social, political and cultural rights enshrined within it. Chronic poverty is a flagrant denial of what the international community once hailed as the basic rights and fundamental freedoms... more...