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Third World Development

  • Losing Afghanistanby Noah Coburn

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    The U.S.-led intervention in Afghanistan mobilized troops, funds, and people on an international level not seen since World War II. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and tens of billions of dollars flowed into the country. But what was gained for Afghanistan?or for the international community that footed the bill? Why did development money not... more...

  • India?s Family Planning Programmeby Leela Visaria; Rajani R. Ved

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book closely examines the changes, challenges and shifts in India?s family planning programme since its inception in 1952. It discusses the dynamics of population growth, the demographic dividend, family planning and its impact on maternal and child health, and the pressures from various quarters to remove method-specific contraceptive targets... more...

  • Blood and Earthby Kevin Bales

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.00 US$ 20.50

    For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo?s Beyond the Beautiful Forevers and Tracy Kidder?s Mountains Beyond Mountains comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking?and an inspiring, bold plan for how we can solve them.   A leading expert... more...

  • Understanding Globalizationby Robert K. Schaeffer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 39.99

    This book introduces students to the concept of globalization, providing an essential history, overview of key themes and theories, and a wealth of engaging examples. The fifth edition has been completely revised and rewritten to connect with students today, including the far-reaching effects of the recent financial crisis, global migration patterns,... more...

  • Conflict of Policies in Asiaby Thomas F. Millard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 74.95

    In 1899, the U.S.?s Hay Doctrine, more commonly referred to as the Open Door Policy, required that China?s trading ports remain open to all countries on an equal basis. Originally published in 1924, in the wake of World War I, this book looks at the variety of different policies between Western and Asian countries throughout the 19th and early 20th... more...

  • Knowledge Production in the Arab Worldby Sari Hanafi; Rigas Arvanitis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Over recent decades we have witnessed the globalization of research. However, this has yet to translate into a worldwide scientific network, across which competencies and resources can flow freely. Arab countries have strived to join this globalized world and become a ?knowledge economy,? yet little time has been invested in the region?s fragmented... more...

  • The Death Penalty in Chinaby Bin Liang; Hong Lu; Roger Hood

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    China currently leads the world in death sentences and executions, making it a primary target for the global abolition movement. While the results have been subtle, anti-death penalty advocates are beginning to influence Chinese attitudes toward the practice, as well as law. Conducting an interdisciplinary and comparative study of China?s death penalty... more...

  • Inequality and Climate Changeby Carlo Delgado-Ramos

    CODESRIA 2015; US$ 28.00

    Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century. Anthropogenic activities, such as fossil fuel consumption and other activities focused on enhancing economic growth, have been identified as the main drivers of changes in the environment that defy planetary boundaries. The transgression of planetary boundaries has profound... more...

  • 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...