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- Practical Action Publishing 1997; US$ 44.78
The Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 generated much rhetoric about the need for collaboration between local communities and multilateral funders of major development projects, in order to preserve natural resources. Since then there has been intense debate about the importance of local participation, accountability to local communities, transparent procedures... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1995; US$ 67.28
This is a book for development workers who have no formal training in adult education who have to respond - as planners, trainers or teachers - to requests for literacy skills. It sets out to deepen their understanding of literacy and its importance in the process of development and change. Using examples from many countries, the authors give practical... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 45.00
Africa’s Information Revolution presents an in-depth examination of the development and economic geographies accompanying the rapid diffusion of new ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Represents the first book-length comparative case study ICT diffusion in Africa of its kind Confronts current information and communication technologies for development... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 2003; US$ 67.28
This book is written for policy makers, managers and programme staff in development and humanitarian agencies, to promote debate about the challenges that confront them in a world which has been changed for ever by the pandemic of AIDS. The book considers the possible responses to the problem and is based on case studies drawn from the experiences... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1996; US$ 34.83
Famous as the birthplace of tango, Argentina has known spectacular prosperity and devastating crises. Once the export powerhouse of Latin America, the country has suffered a cycle of military repression and economic mismangement. But despite wasted potential, Argentina remains one of the region's most dynamic countries, rich in natural resources and... more...
- Basler Afrika Bibliographien 2011; US$ 32.30
An increasing number of poor Southern Africans live in poverty-stricken urban slums or shantytowns. Focusing on four shantytowns in the northern Namibian town of Oshakati, this book analyses the coping strategies of the poorest sections of such populations. The study is based on fieldwork conducted intermittently during a period of ten years. It combines... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1998; US$ 62.83
For two days each year, Trinidad's capital, Port of Spain, hosts "the greatest show on Earth" - a raucous mix of music, costume and revelry known as Carnival. The festival has become more or less synonymous with the Caribbean island of Trinidad and is an intrinsic part of its identity and popular culture. For many Trinidadians, Carnival is not merely... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1999; US$ 45.33
The small nation of Belize has long been seperated from its Central American neighbors by history, language and culture. Formerly a British colony, this English-speaking country has traditionally looked towards the Caribbean islands rather than Central America for its economic and political links. Yet Belize's enclave status is increasingly a thing... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1977; US$ 97.83
Most Latin American countries are characterised by social injustice, economic repression and widespread violations of human rights. Relations between Britain and Latin America. Although longstanding, are largely unquestioned by policy-makers and are rarely the subject of public debate. In publishing this review of British-Latin America relations,... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1980; US$ 45.33
The Caribbean basin is one of the most volatile areas of the world today. Since the last century the United States has maintained its supremacy in the region through direct and indirect military intervention, alliances with local oligarchies and economic domination. The poverty, repression and underdevelopment which characterize the region today are... more...