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Third World Development

  • Reinventing Prosperityby Graeme Maxton; Jorgen Randers; David Suzuki

    Greystone Books 2016; US$ 24.94

    The biggest challenges facing human wellbeing today are widening income inequality, continuing global poverty, and environmental degradation. Luckily, these problems are simple to solve in theory. In practice, however, they are much harder to solve, because we are required to come up with solutions that are acceptable to a political majority in... more...

  • Competition Policies and Consumer Welfareby Lahcen Achy; Susan Joekes

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    The fundamental goal of competition law is to support productivity and innovativeness; in fact, the short-term effect of enforcement actions is often a reduction in product prices. This book reports the findings of consumer market studies into a range of goods and services in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It finds a pervasive... more...

  • The Asian ‘Poverty Miracle’by Jacques Silber; Guanghua Wan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    Following rapid economic growth in recent decades, Asia and the Pacific experienced an impressive reduction in extreme poverty, but this drop was not uniform and achievements are still incomplete. Vulnerability to natural disasters, the increasing impact of climate change and economic crises should all be taken into account. There is also a need to... more...

  • Failing in the Fieldby Dean Karlan; Jacob Appel

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    All across the social sciences, from development economics to political science departments, researchers are going into the field to collect data and learn about the world. While much has been gained from the successes of randomized controlled trials, stories of failed projects often do not get told. In Failing in the Field , Dean Karlan and Jacob... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Economic Development and the Role of Women (1989)by Ruth Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1989, this book provides a macro-micro approach to economic development ? taking account of multi-level linkages, both inter and intra, that had been missed by previous analyses. The author argues that these linkages demonstrate that social and economic change may occur from the "bottom up" household/family level and not just from... more...

  • Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippinesby Arnisson Andre Ortega

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 109.99

    Based on years of field research, this study examines the construction of urban and suburban space in the Philippines since a recent housing boom caused by an influx of wealth from returning Filipino migrants. It analyzes various developments, such as the rise of gated suburban communities and their effects on marginalized populations. more...

  • Transformation des Rentierstaats Iranby David Ramin Jalilvand

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 28.31

    David Ramin Jalilvand diskutiert die Rolle des Energiesektors in der politischen Ökonomie Irans. Er untersucht, wie sich das Verhältnis von Energiesektor, Politik und Wirtschaft, insbesondere nach der Revolution 1979, entwickelt hat. Dabei skizziert er die Integration des Energiesektors ins Inland und erörtert deren Auswirkungen auf die Verfasstheit... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Emerging Powersby Ray Keily

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 50.49

    This book critically examines the argument that the Global South has risen in recent years, that its rise has intensified since the 2008 financial crisis, and that this in turn has hastened the decline of the West and the US in particular. Drawing on critical theories of international relations and development, Kiely puts the rise into context and... more...

  • Peasant Poverty and Persistence in the Twenty-first Centuryby Julio Boltvinik; Susan Archer Mann; Meghnad Desai

    Zed Books 2016; US$ 39.95

    An innovative study of the ways in which peasants across the global South are persisting and resisting in the face of neoliberal capitalism and environmental degradation. more...

  • Entrepreneurship at the Bottom of the Pyramidby Carol Dalglish; Marcello Tonelli

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Entrepreneurship at the Bottom of the Pyramid seeks to demonstrate to students the range of entrepreneurial activities that can be implemented in developing countries to alleviate poverty.   The book blends theory, visual examples and practical learning activities to help students apply their knowledge and encourage thinking ?outside the box?.... more...