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Third World Development

  • Industrial Policy in Developing Countriesby Tilman Altenburg; Wilfried Lütkenhorst

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Against the backdrop of persistently high levels of poverty and inequality, critical environmental boundaries and increasing global economic interdependence, this book addresses the role and impact of industrial policies in developing countries. Accepting the reality of both market failure and policy failure, it identifies the conditions under which... more...

  • Participatory Politics and Citizen Journalism in a Networked Africaby Bruce Mutsvairo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book investigates the role of citizen journalism in railroading social and political changes in sub-Saharan Africa. Case studies are drawn from research conducted by leading scholars from the fields of media studies, journalism, anthropology and history, who uniquely probe the real impact of technologies in driving change in Africa. more...

  • Cultural Entrepreneurship in Africaby Ute Röschenthaler; Dorothea Schulz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book seeks to widen perspectives on entrepreneurship by drawing attention to the diverse and partly new forms of entrepreneurial practice in Africa since the 1990s. Contrary to widespread assertions, figures of success have been regularly observed in Africa since pre-colonial times. The contributions account for these historical continuities... more...

  • Japan?s Development Assistanceby Hiroshi Kato; John Page; Yasutami Shimomura

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 120.00

    Once the world's largest ODA provider, contemporary Japan seems much less visible in international development. However, this book demonstrates that Japan, with its own aid philosophy, experiences, and models of aid, has ample lessons to offer to the international community as the latter seeks new paradigms of development cooperation. more...

  • The Riftby Alex Perry

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing it to think again. Africa has long been misunderstood--and abused--by outsiders. Correspondent Alex Perry traveled the continent for most of a decade, meeting with entrepreneurs and warlords, professors and cocaine smugglers, presidents... more...

  • Development Strategies and Inter-Group Violenceby William Ascher; Natalia Mirovitskaya

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Although many scholars and practitioners recognize that development and conflict are intertwined, there is much less understanding of the mechanisms behind these linkages. This book takes a new approach by critically examining how various development strategies provoke or help prevent intrastate violence, based on cases from all developing regions. more...

  • NGOs in the Muslim Worldby Susumu Nejima

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Muslim NGOs are continuously expanding their field of activities to various areas, including education, medical services, environment, aging societies, gender issues, and inter-religious dialogue. They are visible in an urban slum in Pakistan, rural development in Indonesia, and even in Fukushima in Japan to distribute hot meals among the affected... more...

  • Development for Sustainable Agricultureby Akio Hosono; Carlos Magno Campos da Rocha; Yutaka Hongo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Since the mid-1970s, the tropical savanna, known as Cerrado, has been transformed into one of the world's largest grain-growing regions. This book explores how and by what Brazil achieved inclusive and sustainable growth in the Cerrado. more...

  • Africa and the Millennium Development Goalsby Charles Mutasa; Mark Paterson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 34.99

    This unique work by the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, tracks the progress Africa has made in achieving the United Nations? Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) since 2000. Thirteen analytical chapters written by scholars and practitioners with expertise in the various areas covered by the eight MDGs are organized... more...

  • Indigenous Language Media, Language Politics and Democracy in Africaby Abiodun Salawu; Monica B. Chibita

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book deals with the often-neglected link between indigenous languages, media and democracy in Africa. It recognizes that the media plays an amplifying role that is vital to modern-day expression, public participation and democracy but that without the agency to harness media potential, many Africans will be excluded from public discourse. more...