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Third World Development

  • African Independenceby Tukufu Zuberi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    African Independence is a dynamic discussion of how Africa shapes world events today. Tukufu Zuberi weaves interview excerpts and stories from many Africans he has met?from refugees to heads of state?with key events in African history to show the importance of understanding Africa today. more...

  • The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Povertyby Laurence Chandy; Hiroshi Kato; Homi Kharas

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    The past quarter century has witnessed a stunning reduction in the number of people around the world living on less than $1.25 a day, the marker for extreme poverty. This has led to a new sense of hope that extreme poverty can be eradicated within a generation. Yet optimism is tempered by the unique circumstances facing those who remain left behind... more...

  • Africa's Return Migrantsby Lisa Åkesson; Maria Eriksson Baaz

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    An important investigation into the actual practices of African return migrants, and their abilities - or otherwise - to act as the continent's 'new developers' more...

  • Globalization, Culture, and Developmentby Christiaan De Beukelaer; Miikka Pyykkönen; J P Singh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This edited collection outlines the accomplishments, shortcomings, and future policy prospects of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, arguing that the Convention is not broad enough to confront the challenges concerning human rights, sustainability, and cultural diversity as a whole.... more...

  • Handbook on China and Developing Countriesby Carla P. Freeman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook explores the rapidly evolving and increasingly multifaceted relations between China and developing countries. Cutting-edge analyses by leading experts from around the world critically assess such timely issues as the ‘China model’, Beijing’s role in international development assistance, Chinese peacekeeping and South-South... more...

  • Clay Water Brickby Jessica Jackley; Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    In the tradition of Kabul Beauty School and Start Something That Matters comes an inspiring story of social entrepreneurship from the co-founder of Kiva, the first online microlending platform for the working poor. Featuring lessons learned from successful businesses in the world?s poorest countries, Jessica Jackley?s Clay Water Brick will motivate... more...

  • Der große Landraubby Thomas Kruchem; Misereor; Brot für die Welt

    Brandes & Apsel 2015; US$ 10.83

    Wie die Heuschrecken stürzen sich derzeit internationale Investoren auf Ackerflächen in armen Ländern; es geht um Agrosprit, Futter- und Nahrungsmittel für den Export. Die Mächtigen vor Ort halten die Tür auf; sie hoffen auf Devisen und gute Geschäfte. Doch wie erleben Kleinbauern und Ureinwohner vor Ort die Landnahme der Investoren? Thomas Kruchem... more...

  • The Political Economy of Sustainable Developmentby Dirk Jacob Wolfson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    The author shows how sustainable development may be organized, valued and distributed by introducing situational contracting as an interactive and contextual mode of governance. Situational contracting provides a road map for where we want to go, serving the prevailing ideology in implementing the trade between efficiency and fairness. more...

  • Uniting a Divided Cityby Jo Beall; Owen Crankshaw; Susan Parnell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; 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...

  • Is the Sacred for Saleby Alison M Johnston

    Taylor and Francis 2015; 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...