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- Practical Action Publishing 1990; US$ 150.00
Seen by some as a success story, with steady growth and political stability, Colombia is also notorious through the violence surrounding the cocaine trade. This work examines the role of the political parties, trade unions, guerillas and civic movements in Colombia today. more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1996; US$ 45.33
One in ten of the world's murders takes place in Colombia. Since the 1950s, the country has been the scene of civil war, protracted guerrilla insurgencies and massive human rights violations. Its notorious drug cartels have become synonymous with ruthlessness and ill-gotten wealth. But Colombia is also one of Latin America's economic success stories,... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1995; US$ 67.28
This paper was prepared as a background document for a workshop on Development in Conflict, held in Birmingham, UK, convened by ACORD, Birmingham University?s School of Public Policy, and Responding to Conflict. The growing incidence of armed conflicts in Africa and Eastern Europe, and their devastating impact, has placed this issue at the forefront... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1998; US$ 45.33
Distinctive among the turbulent nations of South America, Costa Rica enjoys a reputation for political stability and prosperity. Since abolishing its army in 1948, the "Switzerland of Central America" has experienced unbroken democratic rule and respect for human rights. Yet this small country has also been affected by the debt crisis of the 1980s,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...