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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
Birtchnell and Hoyle explore how printers, designs, materials and infrastructures all need to be 'just right' in order for meaningful social change to happen with appropriate scale. The 3D4D Challenge suggests 3D printing could reach scale in the Global South, even perhaps having the same impact as the mobile phone or microfinance in development. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
For many, Johannesburg resembles the imagined spectre of the urban future. Global anxieties about catastrophic urban explosion, social fracture, environmental degradation, escalating crime and violence, and rampant consumerism alongside grinding poverty, are projected onto this city as a microcosm of things to come. Decision-makers in cities worldwide... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
'Definitely a book that sheds light on perspectives and perceptions about today's global economy. A must read for tourists and corporations alike - also heads of state, the media and environment groups - all of whom need to be informed on this key subject.' Chief Garry John, Chair and Spokesperson, St'at'imc Chiefs' Council 'an activist's call to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95
One of the most promising approaches to poverty reduction in developing countries is to encourage sustainable livelihoods for the poor. This takes account of their opportunities and assets and the sources of their vulnerability. Based on recent and extensive research, this volume thoroughly assesses the value of the livelihoods approach to urban poverty.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadily growing share of the world's poor people, an international team of researchers focused their attention on the hitherto little-studied relationship between urban governance and urban poverty. In... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95
How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn?t do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity , Justin Yifu Lin?the first non-Westerner to be chief economist of the World Bank?focuses on what developing nations can do to help themselves. Lin examines how the countries... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
The Chinese Communist Party?s response to the wave of factory strikes in the early summer of 2010 has raised important questions about the role that labour plays in the transformation of world orders. In contrast to previous policies of repression towards labour unrest, these recent disputes centring round wages and working conditions have been met... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
While many claims are made regarding the power of cultural heritage as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the relationship between museums, heritage and development has received little academic scrutiny. This book stages a critical conversation between the interdisciplinary fields of museum studies, heritage studies and development studies... more...